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  • Competing, Connecting Jewishly at Maccabi in O.C.

    August 1, 2013 | 10:17 am

    When the 2013 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest kicks off Aug. 4 in Orange County, it is expected to attract more than 2,300 Jewish teens from around the world, making it the second-largest iteration of the annual events ever.

    Officials expect 62 delegations to compete in 14 sports...

  • New Jew breaks ground

    By Ryan Torok

    November 15, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    Months after the former JCC at Milken closed its doors at the Bernard Milken Campus in West Hills, officials representing the property’s new owners — New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) — organized a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new campus.

    “A lot of us have been...

  • What will happen when the JCC at Milken closes?

    By Ryan E. Smith

    June 27, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Jacques Hay knows that the end isn’t always the end.

    When he learned that the JCC at Milken in West Hills will close on June 30 to become the home of New Community Jewish High School, he could have despaired. After all, Camp Chesed, the summer camp for Jewish children with special...

  • Beating Tim Cook, CNN to the punch: recent Milken School grad uncovers Apple’s secrets

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 18, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    Most people learned Apple was unveiling a new version of its operating system, iOS 6, and abandoning the Google mapping software used in earlier versions when Apple CEO Tim Cook made the official announcement on June 11.

    But for the cadre of observers who watch the world’s most...

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  • As Milken School prepares for independence, four administrators plan to depart

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 4, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    One year after the plan was first announced, the boards of Milken Community High School and Stephen S. Wise Temple have finalized the terms of the agreement that will sever the ties between the 750-student middle and high school and the large Reform synagogue that established it more...

  • Anti-Semitic flags found near Milken Campus

    By Ryan Torok

    March 8, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    A Milken Community High School official reported the discovery of anti-Semitic renderings of the Israel flag in front of and near its middle school campus on March 1.

    The two small flags featured a painted swastika in place of the Star of David. One flag was found in front of David...

  • Anti-Semitic flags found near Milken campus

    By Ryan Torok

    March 2, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    A Milken Community High School official reported the discovery of anti-Semitic renderings of the Israel flag in front of and near its middle school campus on March 1.

    The two small flags featured a painted swastika in place of the Star of David. One flag was found in front of David...

  • Milken JCC to close in June

    By JewishJournal

    February 3, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    The JCC at Milken in West Hills announced this week that it will shut its doors permanently as of June 30. The 42-year-old center will also close its Early Childhood Center, which has 80 preschoolers, on June 15.

    In a Feb. 1 e-mail, Milken JCC chair Steven V. Rheuban announced that...

  • Students pitch Jewish innovation at Milken school

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 20, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    Will the future of Judaism come out of a revival of interest in ancient texts and traditions? Or will it be the result of a set of killer Jewish apps yet to be invented?

    The organizers of the first High School Jewish Futures Conference at the Milken Community High School suggested...

  • Milken school, Stephen S. Wise Temple severing ties

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 25, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    Milken Community High School and Stephen S. Wise Temple are severing ties, both institutions announced on March 25.

    In what both say is a fully amicable agreement, the board of Milken, a pluralistic school that also includes a middle school, and the board of the Reform synagogue,...

  • Ten-hut! Milken takes on tackle football

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 1, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    Call it the Milken Community High School of Hard Knocks.

    Thanks to an organizing effort started by two very committed mothers, along with support from school administration and student enthusiasm, Milken is set to become the first local Jewish day school to field a tackle football...

  • Milken Middle School Gets New Campus

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 2, 2009 | 8:56 pm

    Students at Milken Community High School’s middle school were awarded a first-class upgrade when school opened Monday, as they left behind classrooms in trailers on rented church property and took ownership of a $30 million, high-tech, terraced hillside campus.

    The new David...

  • Orthodox Students Thrive at Milken

    By Rachel Heller

    August 26, 2009 | 3:35 pm

    Barbara Schloss had gone to Orthodox day schools her whole life. When it came time for high school, she figured, why change?

    But the science-oriented teen soon felt dissatisfied with her choice of classes and electives, and saw her brother, Nate, doing things at Milken Community...

  • Phoenix Rises - Milken JCC Readies for Big Splash

    By Tom Tugend

    March 25, 2009 | 10:15 pm

    The New JCC at Milken in West Hills, which was damaged but not destroyed in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, has survived another peril and is looking toward a brighter future and a recovery of lost members.

    Negotiators for the Jewish Community Center at the Bernard Milken Community...

  • Science program helps six Milken grads head to MIT

    By Adam Wills

    August 27, 2008 | 11:11 pm

    Six graduates from Milken Community High School's 2008 class will enroll this fall at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a campus that features among its alumni 26 Nobel laureates, more than one-third of all U.S. astronauts and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....
  • Milken JCC board rejects Federation offer

    By Jane Ulman

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The future of the The New JCC at Milken in West Hills, which serves thousands of Jews in the West Valley, including 125 preschoolers and 700 seniors, is still uncertain.

    Despite a debt of $250,000 and the loss of nearly one-third of its members following the closure of its pool by...
  • Briefs: The Milken JCC pool; Valley Cities JCC fundraiser; Iran divestment bill moving forward

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Federation Asks Milken JCC to Relinquish Property Rights

    With little notice, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles closed the Olympic-sized swimming pool at The New JCC at Milken on April 25, citing possible mold damage but having already been issued a permit on April 11 by...
  • Briefs: L.A. Koreans and Jews protest anti-Semitic cartoons published in South Korea; Police Chief Bratton warns terrorism will be threat for the rest of our lives

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Koreans and Jews protest anti-Semitic cartoons published in South Korea

    Leaders of the Korean and Jewish communities in Los Angeles have joined forces to vigorously protest anti-Semitic cartoons in a book published in South Korea and translated into English.

    A typical cartoon...

  • Milken School head gets the surprise of her life

    By Julie G Fax

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Rennie Wrubel had no reason to suspect.

    The board members, the 800 students on bleachers, the officials from the Bureau of Jewish Education and private foundations -- they had come to Milken Community High School to hear Gen. Shaul Mofaz, minster of transportation and deputy prime...

  • A night at the homeless shelter

    By Jackie Greenspan

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    545 San Pedro Street is an address I will never forget.

    It is the Union Rescue Mission downtown, inhabited by homeless individuals that reside in their designated corners on Skid Row. My school, Milken Community High School, offered a community service experience for 21 students,...

  • Classnotes: Milken High School rededicates Torah scroll

    By Julie G Fax

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A Torah scroll that twice survived extinction was ushered to its new home in the Lainer Beit Mirdash of Milken Community High School on Oct. 19.

    The scroll was rescued from Eastern Europe by Shlomo Bardin, founder of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley. In October 2005, the...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ADL Satisfies Medavoyeurs

    About 60 people came to West Hollywood's Wyndham Bel Age Hotel for an evening with Mike Medavoy. The Oscar-blessed movie producer and former studio chief -- behind such hits as "Rocky," "Annie Hall," "10," "Platoon," "Philadelphia," "Hoosiers" and "Silence...

  • High Time

    By Diane Arieff

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    For the past three years, in meetings that often go toward midnight, a handful of local parents, educators and community leaders have been coming together to plan Los Angeles' next non-Orthodox Jewish high school.

    Now it has come to pass. Late last month, the Core Group, as the...

  • A Soaring Exchange Rate

    By Beverly Gray

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    There were cheers and happy tears at Los Angeles International Airport when the first contingent of Milken Community High School students returned from a three-month stay in Tel Aviv. The 13 students, all 10th-graders, attended classes at Milken's sister school, Tichon Hadash, while...
  • Trading Places

    By Ruth Stroud

    September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    In a unique effort to redefine the future relations between Israeli and Diaspora Jews, 14 Israeli 10th-graders arrived last week to participate in what may be the first student-exchange program between Israeli schools and a non-Orthodox Los Angeles Jewish day school.

    But the Milken...

  • Reality Bites

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Are seniors at Milken Community High School really "Wildcats" after all?

    Aaron Fishman, outgoing student body president, told me that earlier this year, students tried to change the school's sports mascot from the Wildcats to "something more Jewish."

    "We wanted a symbol that would...

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