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  • Aboard the S.S. Jewlicious

    By Jared Sichel

    March 6, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    Slave hunters, reggae stars, cabaret, slam poetry — it was just another weekend at Jewlicious Festival, the eclectic, diverse Jewish festival put on by Rabbi Yonah Bookstein.

    Jewlicious is a grass-roots organization based in Los Angeles whose aim is to unite Jews of every...

  • Calendar February 22-28

    By Laura Donney

    February 19, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    SAT | FEB 22

    PEACE OVER VIOLENCE SUMMIT

    Temple Isaiah and First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) are joining forces to remind us all how powerful a bit of peace can be. The program will inclulde prayer, songs and stories. Former gang members, victims of violence and...

  • July 20–26

    By Laura Donney

    July 17, 2013 | 11:30 am

    SAT JULY 20

    LOVEFEST

    Isn’t February just too far away? Valentine’s Day comes early courtesy of East Side Jews, Jewlicious and Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Celebrate Tu b’Av, the Jewish Day of Love, and say hello to the first night of the rest of your life. With food trucks, a...

  • Letters to the Editor: Prager on Newsweek’s Top Rabbi list, Slavin Library closure, AEPi

    April 4, 2013 | 4:55 am

    Rabbinic Recognition

    I have an answer to Dennis Prager’s column criticizing the annual list of 50 top rabbis published by Newsweek/Daily Beast (“Time to End the ‘Top Rabbis’ List,” March 29). Prager complains that the Newsweek ranking brings the cult of celebrity to the fragile...

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  • Letters to the Editor: Settlements, Rice, Jewlicious, Secularism

    March 28, 2013 | 8:26 am

    The Two-State Solution

    David Suissa has been writing a brilliant monologue, telling Los Angeles Jews that Israel’s settlements are legal and Israel’s enemies are so very afraid. The problem with his monologue is that it will convince no one who is not already convinced.
     
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  • Jewlicious works

    By Rob Eshman

    March 14, 2013 | 5:48 am

    Saturday afternoon on the upper deck of the Queen Mary, six young Jewish adults were engaged in a heated discussion. The topic:  Men or women-- who's hornier?

    I overheard it, and marveled at the participants-- a group of people you wouldn't ever expect in the same room: a svelte...

  • Rock Climbing, Reggae and Raving: Jewlicious SummerFest Round-Up

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    August 31, 2012 | 10:53 am

    It’s tough to describe a weekend of a million memories in just a short post, but here we go.

    Jewlicious “SummerFest”, held Aug. 16-19 on the campus of Camp Alonim, and Brandeis Bardin Conference Center in Simi Valley, CA, brought in 250 Jewish young adults from around the...

  • August 11-17, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    August 8, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    SAT | AUG 11

    NEIL DIAMOND
    The Grammy-winning pop-rock icon played a series of sold-out shows at the Greek in the summer of 1972, which led to the multiplatinum double live album, “Hot August Night.” Forty years later, Diamond returns to the Greek stage to celebrate the anniversary...

  • White night in Pico

    By David Suissa

    May 30, 2012 | 12:46 pm

    I have a feeling that several years from now, as the movement to strengthen Jewish connection in America accelerates, the coolest night of the year will be Shavuot.

    You see,  one of the traditions of the Shavuot festival — which commemorates the receiving of the Torah some 3,300...

  • Jewlicious offers pluralistic fun aboard the Queen Mary

    By Ryan Torok

    February 29, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    “The Reform service is going crazy, the Conservative service is going crazy. Orthodox [service] is huge,” Josh Kaplan, a Jewlicious board member, said as he walked past the concierge to the Jewlicious merchandise booth.

    Surrounded by black-and-white photographs of Winston...

  • LimmudLA, Jewlicious: Two gatherings, one goal

    By Ryan Torok

    February 1, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    Over Presidents Day weekend last year, nearly 500 Jews of all affiliations holed up at the Hilton hotel in Costa Mesa to attend virtually round-the-clock lectures, workshops, musical performances and more. Volunteers serving as speakers covered the growth of European Jewry,...

  • From Jewish roots, band sprouts afro/new wave wings

    By Ryan Torok

    September 14, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Luke Top and Lewis Pesacov of Fool’s Gold are surprised they don’t have a larger Jewish fan base. Most of the songs on the band’s 2009 self-titled debut are in Hebrew, vocalist Top was born in Israel, and earlier this year the band played Jewlicious, a music festival for Jewish...

  • Events Calendar: August 2011

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    July 21, 2011 | 5:56 pm

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

    VENTURA COUNTY FAIR
    Grab the family and enjoy “The Bounty of the County” at this year’s fair, which features games, rides, food pavilions, carnival rides, livestock pavilions and concerts by The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon....

  • Feb. 16–Feb. 25, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    February 16, 2011 | 10:55 am

    WED | FEB 16

    “JEWISH LIFE ON CAMPUS: WHERE TO FIND IT AND HOW TO BE A PART OF IT!”
    Tonight’s program for college-bound high school juniors and seniors features a panel discussion with representatives from American Jewish University, StandWithUs, Hillel, AIPAC and the Greek...

  • Jewlicious Festival 5.0 Gives Me Hope

    By Jason Lipeles

    March 4, 2009 | 2:29 am

    My adrenaline is still rushing, my heart is still pounding, and, most importantly, my mind is still racing after attending Jewlicious Festival 5.0 this past weekend.  Not only did I dance at the Saturday night concert and sing along at the 45-minute Havdallah Jam, I also discussed...

  • Books: The end of many things, but not of the Jews

    By Amy Klein

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    "The End of the Jews: A Novel," by Adam Mansbach (Spiegel & Grau, $23.95).

    Adam Mansbach was at a "garish" family bar mitzvah with his grandfather some years back when somewhere between the bad '80s music and kitschy dance floor games, his grandfather turned to him and said...

  • Jewlicious Conspiracy

    By Reina V. Slutske

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In November 2004, I sat in Rabbi Yonah and Rachel Bookstein's kitchen. They are a young couple with three children, and together they run the Cal State Long Beach University Hillel (he is spiritual adviser; she is program director).

    Apple laptop on hand, Rabbi Bookstein talked of a...

  • A Blog World After All

    By Rachel Silverman

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Last year, the Pew Internet and American Life Project estimated that 8 million American adults had created blogs. Although the number of specifically Jewish blogs is unconfirmed, those with knowledge of the blogosphere say the pool is substantial. Jewish blogs, or Web diaries, run...

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