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  • Darfur Seder Raises Awareness, Funds

    By Amy Klein

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Alula Tsadik, a lithe black man in dreds, wearing a red-and-black-striped poncholike tallit, pounded his chest and moaned, "Mama," as he slowly circled the room at UCLA's Hillel.

    His tuneless melody, meant to capture the pain and horror of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, was...

  • What Do Gen-Y Jews Want? Everything

    By Sue Fishkoff

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Brandeis University just released a new study of Jewish college students. It found that they're proud to be Jewish, largely unaffiliated, attracted to Jewish culture more than religion, like diversity and don't feel strong ties to Israel or Jewish federations.

    Reboot, a nonprofit...

  • Jewlicious Conspiracy

    By Reina V. Slutske

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In November 2004, I sat in Rabbi Yonah and Rachel Bookstein's kitchen. They are a young couple with three children, and together they run the Cal State Long Beach University Hillel (he is spiritual adviser; she is program director).

    Apple laptop on hand, Rabbi Bookstein talked of a...

  • Campus Outreach Connects Orthodox

    By Sue Fishkoff

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    At the Enormous Activities Fair during UCLA's Welcome Week last September, Sharona Kaplan stepped away from her own brochure-laden table to help out at the busier Hillel table.

    A first-year student perusing Hillel's sign-up sheet seemed stuck on one question.

    "So what kind of...

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  • Hillel Students Help Rebuild Gulf Coast

    By Larry Luxner

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Southern Mississippi's Jewish population suddenly mushroomed -- as 135 members of the campus organization Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life fan out through the area, repairing roofs of houses severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

    The Hillel students, who wore distinctive...

  • Art Exhibit Links Trojans, Bruins

    By Robert David Jaffee

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Divided between the USC and UCLA campuses, the latest art exhibition by the Jewish Artist Initiative (JAI), titled, "Makor/Source," taps into the wellspring of Jewish life.

    How fitting that Ruth Weisberg, USC dean of fine arts, would include her water-themed, mixed-media drawing,...

  • Zoning Snafus Keep New JCC Empty

    By Yasha Levine

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Flashback to last fall, the opening ceremony of YESOD, a first-of-its-kind Jewish community center in the heart of St. Petersburg. This three-story modern stone-and-glass building -- built by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) with funds raised primarily from...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, January 21

    Laugh it up at Hillel at Pierce and Valley colleges' annual Comedy Nite this evening. Nationally known stand-up comedians keep the people happy and entertained, with the help of silent auction and raffle. Actor Tom Bosley, a.k.a. "Happy Days'" beloved Mr....

  • Hillel Readies Plan of Attraction

    By Sue Fishkoff

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish college student of today is likely to be more interested in discussing religion than in practicing it. Therein lies a challenge and an opportunity, and Hillel, the college Jewish organization, says it's ready to respond.

    It was in the summer of 2004 that Hillel began work...

  • Circuit

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    20 Years of Help

    On Feb. 25, the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Adult Day Healthcare Center (ADHC) in style with brunch and an art exhibit at the JFS/Valley Storefront in North Hollywood. Guest speakers included Susie Forer-Dehrey,...

  • The Shofar

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Davi Cheng had some trepidation when she went to Hillel for the first time. She tried to feel comfortable, but she couldn't understand the language of the services and the liturgical rituals were confusing.

    Then she spied something unfamiliar on a bookshelf that made her feel right...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Justice Beat

    More than 3,000 young professionals gathered on Saturday, July 10, for the eighth annual Justice Ball. The fundraising event has earned a reputation as one of the "it" events of the summer among Jews and non-Jews alike. Hip singles, summer law interns, and...

  • Hillel Steps Up Russia Outreach

    By Lev Krichevsky

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In its 10 years of operating in the former Soviet Union, Hillel has reached thousands of Jewish students.

    Now it's trying to reach more.

    The move comes as an official recently appointed to head the international Jewish campus group's operations in Russia offered a frank assessment...

  • Campus Advocates Spring Ready

    By Rachel Pomerance

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    After 12 days of advocacy training in the Jewish state, Jonathan Goldberg is returning to the University of Michigan with concrete plans for promoting Israel's cause on campus.

    "The trick is to translate [passion for Israel] into something that somebody else would care about," said...

  • Community Divided Over Hillel Rabbi

    By Marc Ballon

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The UCLA Hillel rabbi who allegedly lost his temper and kicked a freelance journalist who called him a derogatory name could be required to undergo anger management training, counseling or worse for his reported actions.

    On Dec. 1, Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller and Rachel Neuwirth will...

  • Bombings Damage Peace Plan Further

    By Dan Baron

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Israel had feared an outbreak of terror attacks this week after its failed airstrike against the founder of Hamas and the resignation of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.

    The fears soon came true.

    Two suicide bombings struck the Jewish State Tuesday, killing at...

  • Birthright Continues Despite Setbacks

    By Rachel Brand

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For much of his life, Lawrence Mudgett didn't need Judaism. He had football. But when the 6-foot-6, 250-pound sophomore was declared ineligible for the NCAA at the beginning of the school year, he began searching for another niche.

    As a participant on Birthright Israel's 2002-2003...

  • Live From Hillel—It’s Laraine!

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fans of the legendary first seasons of "Saturday Night Live" remember Laraine Newman sashaying with Gilda Radner in the hilarious faux commercial for "Jewess Jeans." They recall her Barbra Streisand impression and her angry beatnik character reciting bad poetry in nasal...

  • Bridging the Gap

    By Michael Berenbaum

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The announcement that Richard Joel has been named as president of Yeshiva University (YU) is an important and salutary development in American Jewish life. Joel is a gifted leader, able spokesman and prolific fundraiser. He has been able to establish the national Hillel organization...

  • Cool Jews on Campus

    By Merav Tassa

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    College can be a time for Jewish students to further explore their Judaism -- religiously, socially and politically. The following is a compilation of resources available to Jewish students and a summary of what these groups are doing on campus.

    UCLA

    UCLA is the largest college...

  • Hillel Students Return From Israel 2000 Trip

    By Beverly Gray

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    When Jessica Wolf arrived in Eretz Yisrael, she dutifully kissed the ground. Still, she didn't feel all that impressed. Says the UCLA sophomore, "It looked to me a lot like Santa Barbara when I first got off the plane." For the next 10 days, as part of Hillel's Israel 2000, she and...
  • Los Angeles 5758Making the Tough Sell

    By Julie G Fax

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    There was noquestion: Of the three rabbis sitting up on the dais at UCLA Hillel,Rabbi Shlomo Riskin had the toughest sell. After all, audiences whocome to hear panels on pluralism usually bristle at Orthodoxy'sseeming exclusivity.

    But, true to self, Riskin didn't let theanticipation...

  • Fitting Together

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    March 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    At the conclusion of the weekend, participantstook their puzzle piece name tags and together assembled a poster.Photos by Nancy Steiner

     

    For Jewish young adults in Los Angeles, connectingwith Judaism can be a puzzling experience. So it seemed appropriatethat the 145 participants of...

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