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  • Hotel Maya is the place to stay in Long Beach, California!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    July 28, 2016 | 11:42 am

    I went to Long Beach, California in May for my first SCUBA Show. I researched where to stay and was delighted to be invited to stay at the Hotel Maya, a Doubletree Hotel and part of the Hilton Hotel family. My room was spacious and had wood floors. It was really pretty, very large...


    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 14, 2016 | 4:44 pm

    Are you wondering where to wander in 2016?

    I spent the day at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show in Long Beach and got inspired by speakers, destinations and performances.

    Did you know that every year more than 130,000 travel enthusiasts come together in Chicago, Dallas,...

  • Israeli shipping giant has not suspended operations in Long Beach

    By Jared Sichel

    November 19, 2014 | 4:46 pm

    On Wednesday morning a spokesman for Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. in Israel denied in an interview a previous report that the shipping giant has suspended its operations in Long Beach and Oakland. He said Zim’s operations and shipments have not been impacted by the...

  • Israeli shipping giant Zim suspends operations in Long Beach

    By Jared Sichel

    November 12, 2014 | 5:23 pm

    UPDATE [Nov. 19]: Israeli shipping giant has not suspended operations in Long Beach.

    Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., Israel’s largest cargo shipping company, has temporarily suspended operations at the Port of Long Beach, according to an employee in Zim’s Long Beach...

  • 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...

  • Two academicians challenge anti-Israel professor from CSUN

    By Tom Tugend

    October 9, 2013 | 11:58 am

    Tammi Rossman-Benjamin stood before the board of trustees, the highest governing authority of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, and in her allotted two minutes stated her case against a professor who levels consistently hostile charges against Israel on his...

  • One Year Anniversary

    By Elliot Steingart

    April 22, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Written by my girlfriend, Liv Amend

    Elliot and I decided to embark on a romantic getaway for our one year anniversary.   I was actually embarrassed when I told people.  Friends and family were curious “Why are you going to Long Beach?” 

    I didn’t want to say it was because the...

  • Former Westboro Baptist Church members open up at Jewlicious festival

    March 13, 2013 | 8:27 am

    Talk about coming full circle.

    Three years after members of the Westboro Baptist Church picketed the Jewlicious festival, two granddaughters of the controversial congregation’s pastor appeared at the weekend event to give their first speech since defecting from the group, most of...

  • A poem for a temple reborn by Patty Seyburn

    February 13, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    This poem by Patty Seyburn was commissioned for the reopening of the newly renovated Temple Israel, in Long Beach, and will be read in fully by Seyburn at the temple on March 9. For information: click here.


      Thus saith the Lord:
      The heaven is My...

  • Long Beach synagogue vandalized

    By Ryan Torok

    January 23, 2013 | 4:24 pm

    Long Beach police are searching for a male suspect who threw a brick at the window of Temple Israel of Long Beach on Jan. 7. This was the second incident of vandalism at the Reform congregation, located at 269 Loma Ave., since the building reopened in October following a major...

  • At White House, Chanukah’s light comes from Sandy-ravaged shul’s menorah

    December 14, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    It has become something of a White House Chanukah tradition.

    For the second time, the Obama White House used a menorah from a hurricane-hit region to mark the holiday.

    This Chanukah, Rabbi David Bauman brought to the White House one of two 90-year-old menorahs that survived...

  • 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...

  • Neither rain nor snow keeps Jewlicious from its appointed sounds

    By Ryan Torok

    March 1, 2011 | 4:43 pm

    Matisyahu performs every year at Jewlicious, the three-day Jewish learning and music weekend that takes place at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach and this year drew some 900 college students and young professionals. 

    A friend to JConnect, which organizes the event...

  • Alpert JCC hosts community forum on CSLUB prof, ADL-hosted trip to D.C. unites diverse teens

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    Alpert JCC Hosts Community Forum on Controversial Cal State Professor

    Cal State Long Beach is quieter these days, with most students gone for the summer, but discussion of the writings of professor Kevin MacDonald has not died down.

    In response, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL),...

  • The professor the anti-Semites love

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Kevin MacDonald had just completed the first in a series of books that would come to define him. Awaiting feedback from his publisher 15 years ago, MacDonald sent his manuscript to a colleague in the psychology department at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). The...
  • Black sheep might join family’s political flock

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Josh Lowenthal is the self-styled black sheep of his family. Not that he hasn't done well or made his parents proud. Lowenthal attended Cornell, lived in Israel and has made a bundle as both a telecom entrepreneur and the owner of a popular Long Beach nightclub.

    It's just that to...

  • VIDEO: Matisyahu live at Jewlicious in Long Beach

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 3, 2008 | 10:41 pm

    “King without a crown” acoustic version.

    Amazing kavanah!  I wonder if he was trippin’ like Moshe Rabbenu?  ;-)

  • Art: Goldfarb’s sleight of hand and eye at MOLAA

    By Tom Freudenheim

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    "Walter Goldfarb: D+Lirium," on view at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach through May 18, should reassure viewers that our art-jaded world still provides the occasional joy of discovery. The mid-career view of this talented Brazilian artist is also his first solo...
  • A picture is worth how many words exactly?

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 29, 2007 | 9:09 pm

    JewishJournal.com’s latest ‘7 Days in the Arts’ weekly feature is getting three or four times as many page views as similar stories.  The story’s URL is spreading virally, via e-mail.

    Could it be one of the photos illustrating the story is extra special?

    This photo, perhaps, of ‘Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad?’

    —Dennis Wilen

  • Celebrating Jewnity the Jewlicious way

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "It's become cool to be Jewish," says comedian Eric Schwartz, a.k.a. Smooth E., before he quotes one of his own songs, "Jewish is trendy, Jewish is fun, it took 2,000 years, but it finally caught on!"

    Schwartz is on stage dressed in a flat cap, brown tweed jacket, jeans and a big...

  • Justice takes a beating in Long Beach racial hatred case

    By Joe R. Hicks

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The nine black youths who beat three young white women have now been sentenced by a Juvenile Court judge, and there's only one problem.

    While these "kids" could have killed their victims, the judge slapped them on the wrists lightly and sent them home. Astoundingly, after finding...

  • New Options Emerge After Long Beach Shuls Shift

    By Julie M. Brown

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Long Beach has had a significant and stable Jewish population for decades, so it might seem unusual for a synagogue to make major changes in the way it serves its membership and the community. In recent months, however, individuals and families in the area have been reevaluating...

  • 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...

  • CSU Might End Israel Trips

    By Tom Tugend

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two Cal State University (CSU) students spending their junior year on a foreign campus are enthusiastic about their experience. Ayelet Arbel loves the beautiful campus setting, the nearby beaches, the unique cultural exposure and the vibrant city life. Adam Ascherin is most impressed...