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  • How to Shmita in California

    September 23, 2014 | 3:27 pm

    Shmita, the Torah-mandated break that refreshes every seven years, and which is observed in the coming new year, 5775, is being reinterpreted in Los Angeles.

    The key concepts of shmita, which means “release,” are found in the Torah portion Mishpatim in Exodus (“Six years you...

  • The Life of a Jewish Communal Professional and LA Jewish Population Change

    By Pini Herman

    May 16, 2013 | 11:13 am

    Charles Mesnick was instrumental in the development of the Los Angeles Jewish community. He was among the newly trained social work professionals whose voice and training demanded accurate demographic information and directly resulted in Los Angeles’ Jewish Community Council...

  • JCA Shalom Color Wars for adults who are kids at heart

    By Rachel Heller

    October 19, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Each summer, thousands of gleeful children at Jewish summer camps everywhere split into color-coded teams and compete against their peers in water balloon tosses, three-legged races, baton runs and the inevitable sing-off.

    But why should they have all the fun?

    Grown children who...

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