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  • A chance at the World Cup,The Rolling Stonen, Free HIV treatment and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    Speaking out

    Former Miss World, the Israeli Linor Abargil, is leading a global campaign against sexual violence. Abargil, who was raped at knifepoint only six weeks before being crowned as Miss World, has inspired other Israeli women to break their own silence and in the process,...

  • Ron Diskin: Mapping defenses against HIV

    By Simone Wilson

    October 9, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    The race to find a cure for AIDS, one of Earth’s most pressing epidemics for more than three decades now, is often more of a chaotic relay. Thousands of international scientists must constantly revise their own projects to keep up with findings from across all scientific...

  • A feast for Mollie Pier

    November 29, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    In 1989, Mollie Pier co-founded Project Chicken Soup (PCS), a nonprofit organization that makes and delivers free kosher food to Angelenos living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. Today, at 92, she still volunteers, spending eight hours a month in the kitchen and...

  • Israel for a Cure participates in AIDS Walk

    By Ryan Torok

    October 17, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    Israel and American men and women of all ages, representatives of Israeli and Jewish community organizations and others turned out to walk with Israel for a Cure, one of approximately 1,700 teams that participated in the AIDS Walk Los Angeles on Oct. 14.

    The Consulate General of...

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  • African AIDS experts visit, learn from Israel

    October 11, 2010 | 4:43 pm

    A delegation of prominent HIV/AIDS doctors from across East Africa is visiting Israel to expand medical partnerships and benefit from Israel’s expertise.

    The 10 African medical experts from Botswana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya arrived Sunday in Israel for a weeklong visit...

  • Cedars-Sinai studies liver transplants for HIV patients

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 18, 2008 | 2:44 am

    Although he was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1991, Brent Carrillo had been well enough to pursue careers in custom stone and tile installation and interior design with relatively few health setbacks. A lifelong resident of Burbank, Carrillo moved to Portland in 2005 to enjoy a home...
  • Malibu camp offers respite and community for kids with HIV

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 19, 2008 | 2:36 am

    It's nearly dusk at Camp Pacific Heartland in Malibu and teenager Stephon Cooperawls sits beside me, watching the summer sun sink into the sea. All the other campers are in the dining room having dinner, but Cooperawls has a story to tell, and this is the only place he feels safe...
  • AIPAC, Persian tragedy, Christian support for Israel

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    AIPAC

    Do You think it is fair and balanced news to print only Sen. John McCain's comments to AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee]?

    I listened to Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hilary Clinton's comments and feel they deserve the same coverage in The Jewish Journal ("...
  • Albert Winn’s photography captures the intertwining influences of Judaism and illness

    By Nick Street

    June 5, 2008 | 2:41 pm

    When the cold-and-flu season rolls around, Albert Winn's longtime boyfriend usually gets sidelined by a bug for a week or two, but Winn says he seldom gets a sniffle.

    "Virus?" Winn said with a chuckle as he mused on his robustness. "You don't know from virus."

    Sixty-year-old Winn has...

  • Reform rabbinical school teaches students to reach out to HIV/AIDS patients

    By Nick Street

    June 5, 2008 | 2:37 pm

    HIV/AIDS education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) means "making sure rabbinical students don't leave campus before they hone their skills to help people in need," said Michele Prince, director of the Kalsman Institute of Judaism and Health at HUC-JIR....
  • Project Chicken Soup brings comfort by the bowl

    By Rachel Heller

    June 5, 2008 | 2:36 pm

    The food is superb! You can taste the love and care.

    I want to thank you for providing me with a beacon for my faith in good people.

    I do so love the joy, peace and happiness your organization brings to my life. Thank you.

    The notes are short, direct and never signed. They come from...

  • The over-50 crowd relearns the ‘facts of life’

    June 5, 2008 | 2:34 pm

    For years, single seniors would find the idea of meeting new people following a divorce, or loss of a partner, daunting at best. But with today's online dating services, success in finding the perfect partner is ostensibly only a click away -- all you need is a computer and a little...
  • HIV/AIDS impacts the vulnerable across the city, up the state, over America and around the globe

    June 5, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Los Angeles resident Darryl Hendrix often struggles to get by. Like many of his neighbors, Hendrix's costs for housing and personal necessities sometimes exceed his modest monthly income. But Hendrix, an African American gay man and a client at AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), is...
  • By Alex Dobuzinskis, Contributing Writer

    June 5, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    The dirt streets and makeshift shacks of Ghana may seem an unlikely place to learn to be a rabbi, but not for a group of students who recently visited the African country.

    Twenty-five rabbinical students, including a few from American Jewish University (AJU), formerly the University...

  • Shoah lessons drive curriculum

    By Julie G Fax

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Holocaust will play a major role in educating teens at a new Green Dot charter school in Exposition Park. The entire staff of the Animo Jackie Robinson High School -- seven teachers and two principals -- has been trained to teach a curriculum by Facing History and Ourselves, a...
  • Phone call sparks memory of young AIDS victim

    By Gloria Baran

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I recently received a phone call from an extraordinary woman.
     
    "This is Robin Jacobs," she said. I couldn't place her at first.
     
    She started to cry as she continued, "I wanted you to know how much we cherish the wonderful book you made for Ariel's bat mitzvah." And then it hit...
  • Lift The Ban on Gay Blood Donors

    By Lisa Hurwitz

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When students arrived at Milken Community High School on the morning of Jan. 10, they were confronted by a large banner reading: "Did you know homosexual males cannot give blood?"

    That was the start of a student-led Equal Blood Campaign to press the FDA to lift its blanket ban on...

  • It’s a Full Plate in Nourishing the Sick

    By Phil Shuman

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Bob S. insists that his mother back in Virginia made the best chicken soup ever, but he's willing to admit the homemade version delivered to his Van Nuys apartment is a close second.

    The delivery is part of the mission of Project Chicken Soup, an all-volunteer group that cooks,...

  • Chicken Soup and a Mother’s Journey

    By Ellie Kahn

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When I'm 79, I want to be Mollie Pier.

    With a name like that, she could have been a torch singer or silent film actress, but she's not at all famous -- except to the people who appreciate and adore her.

    What I love about Mollie is her vibrant, warm personality and her seemingly...

  • Groundbreaking Cinema

    By Curt Schleier

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In "Hit and Runway," a straight Italian-American naif teams up with a gay Jew to write a screenplay. In "Aimee & Jaguar," a Jewish woman and a Nazi's wife begin a torrid affair. In "Man is a Woman," a gay man marries a woman, a Yiddish singer, who has never known a man.

    "There is...

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