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  • Crossing the Street

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    May 14, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Last September I wrote, “Juan Rodriguez Delivers a Powerful Rosh Hashanah Sermon” in which I described an event which lead Rabbi Lezak from our synagogue to realize we had never formed a relationship with the K-8 school across the street. Here we were, a bunch of Jews on one side...

  • Peres ends Calif. tour with meeting with Hispanic leaders

    March 12, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres ended a weeklong visit to California with a wide-ranging discussion with Latino leaders.

    Sunday morning’s event with Peres at a Beverly Hills hotel drew some 120 invited guests, predominantly members of the Latino community and religious leaders, their...

  • JINSA leads Hispanic group to Israel

    January 14, 2011 | 10:09 am

    The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs is sending 16 U.S. Hispanic leaders to Israel.

    The group, leaving this Saturday, will meet “with police and military personnel, business leaders, religious figures and government officials, including President Shimon Peres,” according to a JINSA release.

    The group includes business executives, community leaders, state lawmakers, a police chief and a judge.

  • ¡Ask a Mexican! Gustavo Arellano gets it right—Aztlan != Israel

    By The Web Guy

    November 13, 2008 | 8:30 pm

    I have to quote the entire thing to give you the flavor:

    Dear Mexican: In a column some time ago, you mentioned the Aztec prophecy claiming that “their descendants would reclaim ancestral lands in the Southwest U.S., and guess what?” I’d appreciate it if you shed a little light...

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  • A congregation grows in Whittier—Hispanic outreach blooms

    By Roberto Loiederman

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Something extraordinary is going on at Whittier's Beth Shalom Synagogue, which has been in its present site east of Los Angeles since the early 1960s. As the area's Jewish population base has dwindled -- and as the Conservative congregation has aged -- Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak has...
  • Hispanic Coverage of Israel Mixed

    By Julie Drucker

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "What are they saying about us?" many Jews wonder about Spanish-language media, which have increased in number and influence.

    The spectacular growth of the Latino population in the United States has brought about a boom in Spanish-language media. In particular, television news...

  • Born in East L.A.

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The East L.A. community of Boyle Heights has always been a neighborhood dominated by immigrants. Today, it's a poor Hispanic neighborhood. But Hershey Eisenberg, 75, remembers a different Boyle Heights: It was during the Great Depression, when the community was poor and Jewish, but...

  • Forging a New Vision

    By Gregory Rodriguez

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    While visiting Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century, Henry James wondered how the sweeping tide of immigrants would ultimately affect "the idea of" America. Comparing the incorporation of foreigners to sword- and fire-swallowing feats at a circus, James reflected on what it...

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