The Nevada Department of Corrections, responding to an inmate's lawsuit, agreed to provide Orthodox Jewish inmates with kosher-certified meals.
No one has gone unscathed by the convulsions of the global economy. Even the wealthy are losing money -- and if they cut their charitable giving, it is likely to ripple across the Jewish nonprofit sector
Rosh Hashanah is filled with promise of many kinds -- the prospect of a fresh start for the year to come, the opportunity to celebrate with friends and family, and the thrill of enjoying delicious food whose ingredients express the potential for sweet things ahead. For four of Los Angeles' top Jewish chefs, the holiday also offers up the chance to share their recollections -- and recipes -- from a lifetime spent preparing and enjoying great meals. Tradition inspires their daily work and also the dishes they've chosen to share
When it comes to meals, Jet Blue passengers must fend for themselves at Long Beach Airport before take off. And until now the observant community could only pick from prepackaged junk food at the kiosks.
Visiting Anne Stern at her modest one-bedroom West Hollywood apartment, you quickly learn that she is very proud of her artwork. On the walls of her apartment hang her creative accomplishments - a prize-winning collage, an oil landscape, tiny acrylic still lifes of a covered challah and flower bouquets - all of which she is eager to talk about in her charming British lilt, a vestige of her Wembly upbringing.
What Stern, in her mid-80's, might not tell you up front is that she has spent many years living alone on a fixed income, and is a recipient of Jewish Family Service's (JFS) Home Delivered Meals, a quarter-century-old program that delivers seven balanced entrees a week to homebound seniors. Last week, with the help of Israel Humanitarian Foundation (IHF), JFS greatly modernized its program by purchasing a supply of microwaves that will be given to more than 300 senior citizens in the program.