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  • Foundations Mentor Support Camps

    June 28, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    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,...

  • Communities can use High Holy Days to help ease economic angst

    September 25, 2008 | 2:32 am

    With 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.

    The economic...

  • VIDEO: In 2006, Lieberman calls Obama ‘Baruch’ and himself Obama’s mentor

    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...

  • Iranian American Jews mentoring new generation of leaders

    By Jane Ulman

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    "It's amazing. It's awesome," Nicole Lavi said. "I have an older 'sister.'"

    Lavi, 17, a senior at Beverly Hills High School, reached over to Donna Pouladian, 23. "She's the best. I love her," Nicole said.

    The two were meeting in person for only the second time, but already they'd...

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  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —New mentoring program grooms tomorrow’s leaders

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 25, 2008 | 11:55 pm

    Young Iranian American Jewish professionals discuss their involvement with a new mentoring program for teenagers in the community.

    http://jewishjournal.com/audio/IAJPodCast20080323.mp3

    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.

  • Students remind General Assembly they’ve got a lot to give, too

    By Julie G Fax

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 1969, a group of college students staged a protest at the premiere gathering of the organized Jewish community, demanding more say and more attention to issues that mattered to them -- such as Soviet Jewry, Jewish identity and culture. They also wanted a younger voice to be...

  • Su temple es mi casa

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It's 103 degrees in Hollywood, and I'm schvitzing. As I head up the stairs at my synagogue, Tony Guerrero and I exchange greetings.
     
    As usual, he's looking sharp: pressed slacks, a clean white button-down shirt, and today -- a tie and a kippah. "Tony," I ask incredulously, "how...
  • Letters

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Ordinary Child
    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'...

  • You’ll Do Lunch in This Town Again

    By Amy Klein

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Powerful women in Hollywood, back in 1978, were as prevalent as communists during the blacklist. Probably even less so.

    That's when Loreen Arbus came to town. A Jewish girl fresh out of college with some summer internships at Cosmopolitan magazine under her belt, Arbus wanted to make...

  • Alternatives to Drugs

    By Rabbi Eli Hecht

    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...

  • Basketball and Life

    By Ari Morguelan

    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...

  • Beyond the Glass Ceiling

    By Julie Wiener

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When word got out last week that Janet Engelhart had been named executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island - making her the only woman professional at the helm of one of the 40 largest federations - she received a flood of phone calls.

    Most were colleagues and...

  • Coping on Two Continents

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Since 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...
  • ‘We Made Him a Symbol’

    By James D

    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...

  • Other Voices

    By Teresa Strasser

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    There'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...

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