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  • The Force is strong with Conservative movement teens

    December 28, 2015 | 2:05 pm

    No spoilers here, but you must have noticed by now that “Star Wars” is everywhere. With the recent release of “The Force Awakens,” everyone from die-hard to casual fans are analyzing all aspects of the movie, from the posters to the cameos.

    The big questions fans are asking: Will...

  • Torah portion: How to make teens excited about Judaism

    July 29, 2015 | 10:47 am

    Recently, a mother invited 30 teens, all Jewish day school graduates, to spend Shabbat services and eat lunch at our Chabad center in Bel Air. The goal was to give them a look at “traditional” Judaism. 

    In typical teen fashion, they gathered outside during services and lunch, and...

  • Jim Joseph Foundation awards $24 million in grants

    March 12, 2015 | 12:05 pm

    The Jim Joseph Foundation is making major grants for teen education and programs for the outdoors as part of a planned $24 million in allocations.

    The grants were announced earlier this month after the San Francisco-based organization’s winter meeting. Many of the programs to be...

  • STAR mixes tradition, values, fun for Sephardic teens

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 3, 2014 | 2:15 pm

    Who knew that playing paintball and taking trips to the Santa Monica Pier could be so … Jewish?

    Since 1998, mixing social activities with Judaic values has been at the core of the nonprofit group Sephardic Tradition and Recreation (STAR). Thousands of the area’s young Sephardic...

  • Born with religion in my blood

    October 20, 2014 | 8:59 am

    I wish I could tell the story of someone who struggled to find their footing in the Jewish community. Of someone who was stuck to fight a battle between religion and popular belief; forced towards a subject they simply were not passionate about. But that, while it may seem a more...
  • New study offers tips on engaging Jewish teens

    March 18, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Trying to interest teenagers in activities is difficult, parents and teachers know well, especially given what technology has done to the attention spans of young people.

    So how to get them to partake in doing Jewish over other pursuits?

    The Jim Joseph Foundation commissioned...

  • Netanyahu, Peres condemn lynch incident

    August 22, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the attack by Jewish teens on three Palestinians in the center of Jerusalem.

    “In the state of Israel, we are not prepared to tolerate racism; neither are we prepared to tolerate the combination of racism and violence,” Netanyahu said...

  • Op-Ed: What to do about Jewish teens

    April 26, 2010 | 1:44 pm

    Observers of Jewish education for teens are increasingly concerned about a disparity between the participation of boys and girls. Lamenting the absence of boys in youth programs, Jewish educators and philanthropists have turned their attention more and more to enticing boys to become...