A new law that bans that use of experimental pesticides in schools is the latest achievement of Robina Suwol, a Jewish anti-pesticide activist.
As every political and charitable organization knows, there is nothing like access to Hollywood stars and influential players to collect crowds and hefty donations.
Does Hollywood ignore the Israel issue? Some seasoned industry professionals are tackling the public relations problem head on by nurturing a group of novice filmmakers to create Internet movies that will get people thinking about Israel and Judaism.
When Soviet film schools banned Vladimir Alenikov due to anti-Semitism, he risked arrest to make his own movies in 1973.
All things pass in Hollywood, but for Army Archerd. For 50 years, while great stars faded and powerful studio chiefs sank into obscurity, Archerd has written his daily column for Variety, the entertainment industry's must-read, and he can count the times he's missed a deadline on the fingers of one hand.
"Army is a legend in Hollywood and his column is read like the Bible," said Rabbi David Baron, Archerd's spiritual leader at Temple Shalom for the Arts.
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the American Friends of the Hebrew University will recognize Archerd's "dedication, generosity and deep commitment to his community" by presenting him with the Scopus Award.