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  • Obama conference call with rabbis covers education, the meaning of the shofar, support for Israel

    September 18, 2008 | 12:56 am

    Barack Obama told a conference call of rabbis this morning that he supports government funding for after-school and mentoring programs in faith-based schools.

    Speaking to 900 rabbis on a pre-Rosh Hashanah call, Obama said he opposes "vouchers" for private schools, but would continue...
  • Podcast: Iranian Jewish professionals make waves with new mentoring program

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 25, 2008 | 3:04 am

    Nearly two dozen Los Angeles area successful Iranian Jewish professionals in their 20’s and 30’s are turning heads in their community by participating in a new program matching them as mentors with Iranian Jewish teenagers. Specifically, the new Thirty Years After organization’s...

  • Get ready Jewish leaders, the Next Generation is here

    By Julie G Fax

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    We gave them melting ice caps, outsourcing and global terrorism. They're giving us -- energy and optimism?

    If the group of Gen Y-ers -- also known as Millenials or NextGens or iGens -- who gathered for a Jewish leadership conference in Santa Monica last week are any indication, it...

  • Sulam Summer Service Corps puts Jewish learning into play

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Above the din of screeching shoes, cheering kids and the staccato reverb of every sound, there was a buoyant excitement on the basketball court at Robertson Recreation Center.

    But when the calls from the sidelines morphed into panicked directives -- "Wait, run that way! No, THAT...

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  • Rebecca Levinson: Born to Be a Volunteer

    By Jane Ulman

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Rebecca Levinson
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    Rebecca Levinson grew up always doing things for the community.

    "This is what you do," the 17-year-old junior at North...

  • A Mind-Opening Experience

    By Ezra Werb

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last fall, I started working with Franklin, a 7-year-old autistic boy. I was given the title of "behaviorist," and my job was to help shape the child's behavioral and social patterns, promoting ones healthy to his development, while curbing ones that hinder him.

    I had previously...

  • New Hadassah Chief Does Balancing Act

    By Carin Davis

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As a mother of two grown children, Morlie Hammer Levin knows the challenges of balancing family, career and spiritual life. But factor in the L.A. native's recent New York move, a high-pressure job with a high-profile organization and finding a new religious community and you have...

  • Jewish Aid Sought on Gang Problem

    By Idan Ivri

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "I'd love to tell you I'm some brilliant mastermind that chartered this treaty, but the reality is that week by week, we're still working the streets," William "Blinky" Rodriguez said about the gang treaty he helped broker to bring rival groups together to talk. "We'd be out until 2,...

  • A Mother’s Reward

    By Phyllis Folb

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Normally, a parent might agonize over her teen's decision to defer her freshman year of college. But when my 18-year-old daughter Lauren left recently on a flight to Israel -- deferring her first year at college for yet a second time -- I was thrilled.

    As a young couple, my husband...

  • Community Briefs

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Mintz Sentenced on Porn Charge

    Rabbi Juda Mintz has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for viewing child pornography on the Internet. In February 2002, Mintz, 60, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. After numerous delays, Trenton, N.J....

  • Jews in South Need Rabbis’ Resources

    By Andrew Muchin

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For Jewish life in the Deep South to overcome the twin plagues of attrition and assimilation, American Jewish culture must change, argues Macy Hart, executive director of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute for Southern Jewish Life.

    Rabbinical seminaries, large congregations and...

  • Backstage Beshert

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When USC freshman Cynthia Gross asked professional director Anthony Barnao to mentor her new L'Chaim Theatre Ensemble, he was blunt.

    "If you're interested in doing theater because you love it, call me back," he said. "If you're interested in doing theater to get discovered for a TV...