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  • Yiddish poems from ‘Recovering Yiddish Culture in Los Angeles’

    4 days ago

    Eybiker yam —Eternal Sea

    by Rosa Nevodovska, From Azoy vi ikh bin (As I Am)  – 1936, Translated by Miri Koral.

    Sea, sea, eternal sea! I’ve come to speak with you today -
    To grasp your endless striving, your wordless ceaseless talk…
    Cramped in town, I'm here to part ways with...

  • NFL to play 2021 Super Bowl in new Los Angeles stadium

    5 days ago

    The NFL will stage the 2021 Super Bowl in Los Angeles, raising its profile in the country's second-largest media market after making a celebrated return to the city with the relocation of the Rams franchise to the West Coast starting next season.

    The National Football League also...

  • #myLAcommute They really do walk with their chins higher up in Downey

    2 weeks ago


    I’m an IT engineer. I grew up in Long Beach, but I live in Downey. I wanted to buy a house that was close to the Metro within my budget, and I found it in Downey. They say that Downey is the “Latino Beverly Hills.” Downey residents really do walk with their chins higher than anyone else in the area.

    Grand Avenue to Imperial Highway

    #myLAcommute is a project of Zócalo Public Square.

  • Los Angeles jury convicts accused ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer

    3 weeks ago

    A former sanitation worker accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer was found guilty of murder on Thursday for the slayings of nine women and a teenage girl in a Los Angeles crime spree dating back 30 years.

    The Superior Court jury reached its verdict on all 10 counts of...

  • L.A., meet the e-bike

    By Rob Eshman

    May 3, 2016 | 9:44 am

    In February, the public radio station KPCC staged a race to determine the fastest way to get across Los Angeles at rush hour.

    [RELATED: Los Angeles electric bike resources]

    Three people simultaneously left downtown’s Union Station on a Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., headed for...

  • An LGBT congregation connects to a Czech Holocaust Torah

    April 29, 2016 | 2:31 pm

    The lesbians and gay men who founded Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles, also known as BCC, in 1972—the first-ever LGBT synagogue—reflected the depth of its importance to themselves and their community by choosing a name meaning “House of New Life.”

    [RELATED: Czech...

  • A California dream-come-true as Rams take QB Jared Goff

    April 29, 2016 | 1:56 pm

    Quarterback Jared Goff was less than a year old when the National Football League Rams left Los Angeles in 1995.

    Now the California native and No. 1 pick in Thursday's NFL Draft will be a face of the franchise when it returns to Los Angeles, after 21 seasons in St. Louis.


  • Exodus and The Very Last IEP

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 13, 2016 | 10:40 pm

    Like many parents of children who have special needs, we spent those first few years after the initial diagnosis running around to every specialist in town, open and eager to try every possible treatment. And once our son, Danny, entered the public school special education system...

  • Sam Grundwerg named L.A.’s new Israeli Consul General

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 8, 2016 | 9:50 am

    Sam Grundwerg, a Florida native and attorney, has been named as Israel’s new consul general in Los Angeles. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as his country’s foreign minister, made the announcement on the evening of April 7.

    Grundwerg joined the...

  • #myLAcommute I opened for a little band called Hanson

    April 7, 2016 | 3:25 pm


    I’m coming from LAX. I was visiting my girlfriend in Ohio, which was warmer than L.A. We did some holiday shopping together, painted snowflakes for the windows. I think the meanest thing you can do if you live east of the 405 is ask someone to pick you up at the...

  • Marjorie Pressman, rebbetzin and philanthropist, 94

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 5, 2016 | 10:36 am

    Marjorie Pressman, a notable communal leader and rebbetzin par excellence of Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, where her husband, Rabbi Jacob Pressman, served as rabbi from 1950-1985, died at home April 4 after a period of declining health. She was 94.

    It is a stereotype of...

  • ROSIES employees have ‘diverse abilities’ and are ready to work

    By Evan Henerson

    April 4, 2016 | 12:31 pm

    Bags of potato chips have been hung on hooks, sodas are on ice, the tip jar is at the ready. Customer satisfaction surveys are in place, and there’s a beanbag-toss game on the sidewalk — an added touch designed to get patrons to linger and get acquainted. 

    It’s Wednesday morning,...

  • My dinner with Ted Cruz

    By David Suissa

    March 31, 2016 | 4:30 pm

    Does Senator Ted Cruz have a shot at replacing Barack Obama as leader of the free world in January 2017? I think so.

    All candidates love to create the impression that they will win. At a private dinner in Los Angeles Wednesday night, Cruz was no different. He knew just what to...

  • A Relationship Revolution for Jewish Singles

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    March 30, 2016 | 7:30 pm

    One of the not-so-secret crisis in the Jewish community today is the challenge people have finding a life partner and starting a Jewish family. We are seeing a real and painful trend of wonderful people becoming successful in many areas of their lives — except love and marriage....

  • Rabbis write letter to Speaker Paul Ryan on Azerbaijan

    March 30, 2016 | 3:57 pm

    March 30, 2016

    Dear Honorable Speaker Ryan,

    CC: Rep. Ed Royce; Rep. Chris Smith; Rep. Bob Goodlatte; Rep. Jeb Hensarling

    I am an orthodox rabbi with a congregation of college students at University of Southern California and one of...

  • HaZamir choir members head to New York for festival

    By Evan Henerson

    March 30, 2016 | 1:12 pm

    The red-and-white sweatshirts, created for the 2016 Los Angeles chapter of the HaZamir choir, feature the singers’ names and the name of their conductor, Kelly Shepard. Underneath a kangaroo is the slightly cryptic directive to “Hide Your Stink,” followed by the equally peculiar...

  • Calendar: March 25-31, 2016

    By Amanda Epstein

    March 25, 2016 | 3:15 pm

    FRI | MARCH 25


    Come in costume and see circus performers, play games, get your face painted and win prizes. There will also be a carnival for the younger ones in the Early Childhood Center. Dinner included. 5 p.m. carnival; 7 p.m. Shabbat...

  • BDS on campus: A response to Jay Sanderson

    March 23, 2016 | 6:13 pm

    Last week, I was driving through La Verkin, Utah on my way back to Los Angeles after three peaceful days of hiking and camping in Zion National Park. We turned a corner and my phone lit up, buzzing and beeping after being disconnected. Amid the text messages and emails, a headline...

  • UC Regents need a history lesson

    By David N. Myers

    March 20, 2016 | 4:28 pm

    Since its appearance last week, there has much discussion of the opening paragraphs of the “Principles against Intolerance” formulated by a working group of the University of California Regents.  Attention has focused on the working group’s statement that “Anti-Semitism,...

  • Fast Healing (Vayikra)

    By Marcus J Freed

    March 17, 2016 | 12:44 pm

    The hardest task a teacher once set me was to rid my apartment of every emotionally-charged object I had received from an ex-girlfriend, or anything from a friendship that now had negative associations. This was an ‘energy audit’ of sorts, going through my possessions to sense...

  • Star sidekick Gina Grad on bringing Jewish flavor to radio and podcast

    By Jared Sichel

    March 16, 2016 | 9:29 am

    Radio personality Gina Grad knows how to take a joke or two or three about her own people. 

    The co-host for both “Mark in the Morning” with Mark Thompson, one of Los Angeles’ most popular morning radio shows among the 25- to 54-year-old demographic, and “The Adam Carolla Show,”...

  • #myLAcommute I learned the recipes from my grandma

    March 15, 2016 | 11:46 am


    I’m only 16, but I’ve had to grow up fast. I cook for my siblings. I like to make green enchiladas, arroz con pollo, and fried chicken. I taught myself how to cook, but I learned the flavors and recipes from my grandma. She’s from El Salvador. I want to be a veterinarian, but I also want to be a chef—so I need to make up my mind.

    Soto Street to 103rd Street

    #myLAcommute is a project of Zócalo Public Square


    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,...

  • Podcast: Interview with music producer Andrew Feltenstein

    By Jared Sichel

    March 14, 2016 | 1:52 pm

    Jared Sichel stops by the Venice studios of music producer Andrew Feltenstein to learn about the process of producing music for films, TV shows, and trailers. And Andrew talks about the role of Judaism in his life, and shares his experience in the music industry.

  • West L.A. synagogue found vandalized, being investigated as hate crime

    By Ryan Torok

    March 9, 2016 | 4:53 pm

    A recent act of vandalism in which the word “Nazi” was spray painted in two places on the exterior walls of Adam Shalom in West Los Angeles is being investigated as a hate crime, according to a police official.

    “In order for it to be a crime you have to have a title like,...

  • Why I can’t vote for Donald Trump

    March 8, 2016 | 2:00 pm

    As a well-identified Republican in the Los Angeles Jewish community, for weeks and months on end I have repeatedly been asked the same question by Democratic friends and colleagues, and I usually sense it coming by the person’s shifting body language: “So, would you vote for Donald...

  • Saying Psalms in a Mosque: A Jewish, Muslim, Christian Collaboration

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    March 7, 2016 | 11:30 pm

    In an era of increasingly incendiary divisions  —  creating bridges becomes even more important.

    Marking the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, a group of Jews, Muslims and Christians gathered at a local mosque to offers prayers and words of consolation over a...

  • Putting L.A.’s Jewish culture on the map

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    March 4, 2016 | 11:04 am

    Los Angeles, which has an estimated Jewish population of 600,000, is developing the first citywide Jewish history document in California — part of what may be the largest survey of its kind in the world.

    The document will attempt to pinpoint places such as synagogues, restaurants...

  • A Both/And Solution to the Addiction Epidemic

    March 3, 2016 | 11:06 am

    I have been in the addiction recovery “business” for thirty years (before it was a business), and have stood in the middle, watching the pendulum swing between extremes: no medication allowed in treatment programs; Alcoholics Anonymous-only; abstinence-based; moderation models;...

  • Let my people go? Some say yes, some say no

    By Ryan Torok

    March 2, 2016 | 4:51 pm

    The war over Israel’s image continues to play out in Los Angeles media. 

    A StandWithUs (SWU) advertisement that appears in the March 11-18 edition of the Hollywood Reporter reads, “Isn’t it Time to Go to Israel?” Its publication comes on the heels of a Jewish Voice for Peace...

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