Hundreds of Jewish teens who arrived in Los Angeles on Feb. 15 for the North American Federation of Temple Youth’s (NFTY) biennial convention got a taste of both activism and irony.
Nine-hundred students at this weekend's North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) convention at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel got a first-hand look at social action when they found themselves in the middle of a real-time, all-Jewish labor dispute.
Moshe Kagan, a passionate Progressive Zionist and longtime board member of the Claims Conference, has died.
The photo shows an African American woman on the picket line with striking supermarket workers, a portable microphone in one hand and the other holding a placard proclaiming in large letters, "Jewish Labor Committee."
The woman is Cookie Lommel, and she is the new executive director of the Jewish Labor Committee's (JLC) Western region.
These days, Lommel can be found weekly picketing the Pavilions market in Sherman Oaks, bringing along doughnuts for the strikers.