Many California overnight camps have philanthropies to thank for their success as enrollment and interest in Jewish camp increases. Programs such as One Happy Camper and the Grinspoon Institute are helping send first-time campers to camp and offering free consulting to the camps,...
June 28, 2011 | 4:54 pm
September 25, 2008 | 2:32 amWith the start of the High Holy Days, the pace of communal life starts to change, and our focus is on reflection, reconciliation, repentance and the annual response to new beginnings.
For too many in our community, however, this season will hold more angst than joy.
September 4, 2008 | 3:26 am
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) on his hopes and dreams for Barack Obama, March 2006:
“As far as I’m concerned [Barack Obama] is a ‘Baruch,’ which means a blessing. He is a blessing to the United States Senate, to America, and to our shared hopes for better, safer tomorrows for all...
May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm
March 25, 2008 | 11:55 pm
Young Iranian American Jewish professionals discuss their involvement with a new mentoring program for teenagers in the community.
From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.
October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm
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June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Dear Rabbi Feinstein: Thank you for your article on "Perfectly Imperfect" (May 5). As educators, we wholeheartedly appreciate your position on making space for the ordinary child.
In our experience as day school educators, we struggle with balancing the parents'...
October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm
February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
"The world exists only because of the innocent breath of schoolchildren," attributed to Jewish sages, first century Talmud.
Recent reports of children as early as 2 years old receiving psychotropic drugs has me worried. How safe are Ritalin and Prozac -- the stimulants and...
May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm
"Be Quick -- But Don't Hurry: Finding Success in the Teachings
of a Lifetime" by Andrew Hill with John Wooden
(Simon & Schuster, $20)
Andrew Hill should be considered a very lucky man. The 50-year-old Los Angeles native played basketball at UCLA in the 1970s under the auspices of...
October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm
September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pmSince being diagnosed with diabetes in 1997, two developments have brought 14-year-old Cesar Chavira closer to leading a life like that of his Hollywood High peers: an insulin pump, which provides a continual dosage that lasts all day, and the Sponsorship for Adolescents with...
February 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm
Even the weather suggested mourning; at the Jordanian Embassy in northwest Washington, a cold drizzle turned the adjacent construction sites into mud holes, and a large portrait of King Hussein, who died on Sunday, was streaked with rain. Still, a steady procession of mourners...
January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pmThere's nothing so intoxicating as when a mentor singles you out,shining the warm light of approval all over you.
When that mentor is an older man and you, the student, a youngwoman, you've just mixed up a potent sexual-charge cocktail. Don'tdrive home. Your depth perception is...