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  • Beit T’Shuvah, Jewish/Arab day schools, Charlton Heston

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Beit T'Shuvah

    I would like to thank you for printing "Rescuing Jewish Addicts -- A Day in the Life at Beit T'Shuvah" by Roberto Loiederman (April 25).

    The article is so well written, and it's so important that our community knows that an agency of our Federation is serving those...
  • Hillel opens doors to non-Jews, campus at large

    By Ben Harris

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Hillel centers on university campuses were viewed not long ago as little more than the local Jewish hangout, a place where students could come for kosher meals or socialize with other Jews.

    But in a move that Hillel leaders say has been forced upon them by this generation's altered...

  • Briefs: Jewish Dems slam Huckabee; ‘Settlement’ crackdown expected

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Outpost Crackdown Seen This Week

    Vice Premier Haim Ramon said last week that troops and police could be deployed as early as this week for a mass-removal of outposts erected in the West Bank without state approval. He indicated that the operation could be timed to coincide with...

  • UCLA dining halls open doors to kosher meals

    By Celia Soudry

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Getting by on prepackaged kosher sandwiches or salads is now a thing of the past for Jewish students at UCLA. For the first time, UCLA is offering hot kosher dinners Mondays through Thursdays as part of the meal plan for dorm residents. Apart from the plan, students can buy lunches...
  • Cafe Hillel marks new tactic to reach out to young people—in Odessa

    By Matt Siegel

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ambling down one of the many picturesque side streets of crumbling copper and golden-colored slate that lend the old quarter of Odessa an aura of decaying grandeur, Kiril Alexandrovich was reminded of a famous Russian adage.

    "He who doesn't take risks," the 22-year-old Jewish...

  • Briefs: A bright future for Hillel; At-risk teens see Shoah art; Weiss incident wrap-up

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Hillel Sees Bright Future

    The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life rolled out its big guns last week for lunch with some 70 major local supporters and the message was upbeat.

    During a panel report and discussion at UCLA's Yitzhak Rabin Center, national and international leaders gave a...
  • The fab fundraising fifth-grader

    By Amy Klein

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Many people took it upon themselves to raise vast sums of money for Israel during the conflict with Lebanon this summer, but how many were still in elementary school?

    Ten-year-old Shira Bouskila was. The Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy fifth-grader raised $24,000 for the children of...

  • Students remind General Assembly they’ve got a lot to give, too

    By Julie G Fax

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 1969, a group of college students staged a protest at the premiere gathering of the organized Jewish community, demanding more say and more attention to issues that mattered to them -- such as Soviet Jewry, Jewish identity and culture. They also wanted a younger voice to be...

  • ‘Moishe Houses’ provide post-Hillel hangout for 20-somethings

    By Sue Fishkoff

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Say you're a few years out of college, living with friends and working in a low-paying job for some do-good organization. You don't go to synagogue, but you miss the camaraderie of your college Hillel, and you like to invite people over for Shabbat meals.

    Imagine if someone was...
  • Converts’ Hardships Expose Truth

    By Laura Birnbaum

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "My father didn't survive the Holocaust to have his grandson marry a shiksa."

    Alison, my classmate from the University of Pennsylvania who is currently in the process of converting to Judaism, gasped at the harshness of the words delivered stoically by her boyfriend's mother.


  • Artists Dream in a Golden Age

    By Sarah Price Brown

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sam Erenberg spends most of the day, nearly every day, alone in a 1,000-square-foot box.

    "It's like a temple," the painter says of his artist's studio.

    A lonely temple, that is.

    "I'm the rabbi and congregation all in one," he says with a laugh.

    Working as an artist can be...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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