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  • Meet the Jewish founders of Tinder

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    Finding dates used to require approaches such as hiring matchmakers, signing up for dancing and cooking classes, attending synagogue, asking friends for help, or, for the least energetic, merely creating a cursory profile on sites such as JDate.

    But now, thanks to apps such as...

  • Making Jewish high school affordable

    August 6, 2014 | 3:35 pm

    Los Angeles residents Dafna and Scott Taryle hoped to send their son Adam to a Jewish hight school when he graduated from Temple Beth Am’s Pressman Academy. But, Scott Taryle said, “We didn’t know for sure that we would be able to.” 

    The Taryles aren’t alone. The annual tuition...

  • A homeless heart for Sukkot

    September 18, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    I want to tell you about a man I’ll call Jack. Jack was a man who slept under the 405 underpass that I cross on my walk to synagogue every Shabbat. For a long time, I didn’t really see him. He was tucked away in the bushes next to the on-ramp. But that’s not what kept me from...

  • Buy a sign, build a sukkah

    September 4, 2013 | 11:21 am

    Four Jewish institutions have teamed up to build a sukkah composed entirely of homeless signs. They are asking the public to purchase and donate the signs in time for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

    New Community Jewish High School, Milken Community High School, Valley Beth Shalom...

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  • Students display their spirit of innovation

    June 26, 2013 | 5:20 pm

    High school student projects have always been an important part of helping teens learn innovation skills, but it’s not every day that the results garner interest from a group devoted to space exploration and the U.S. Department of Defense.

    Two teams of students from Milken...

  • Students, survivors engage in righteous conversations

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 6, 2013 | 2:12 pm

    On a crisp, spring Thursday last April, Milken Community High School looked like a ghost town. The senior class had been dismissed until AP exams, and many were in Poland on March of the Living; the freshman were all on a class trip; a good chunk of the sophomore class was...

  • Using gift of gab for good

    June 5, 2013 | 11:29 am

    Sepora Makabeh is a social butterfly — outgoing, talkative, friendly and approachable. But rather than using this quality to just collect friends and speak her mind, the 18-year-old senior at Milken Community High School has employed it to assist people with special needs and...

  • A leading player

    June 5, 2013 | 11:18 am

    Gabe Freeman had always dreamed of playing tackle football but never imagined he actually would. None of his family members or friends played the game, and when he joined Milken Community High School in 2009, the institution — like many other Jewish private schools — offered no...

  • It’s official: Kate Upton isn’t going to Jake Davidson’s prom

    By Ryan Torok

    April 24, 2013 | 3:15 pm

    So, 17-year-old Milken Community High School senior Jake Davidson won’t be putting a corsage on Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton’s wrist, after all.

    On April 24, Davidson told the Journal that the American model and actress has turned down the invitation to his high...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 24, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel Photo by Orly Halevy

    Leaders from Los Angeles’ Jewish and Israel communities came together to celebrate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror, on April 14 at Stephen S. Wise Temple...

  • Milken honors educators

    By Ryan Torok

    December 5, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    We are planting seeds — not me, but all of us.”

    With those words of hope offered to her fellow teachers, Lidia Turner, a seventh- and eighth-grade Hebrew teacher at the David Saperstein Middle School of Milken Community High School, accepted the Milken Family Foundation’s 2012...

  • 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...

  • Hoop, there it is! Milken’s robotics team scores big

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 2, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    When “Sir Lancebot,” the motorized basketball-playing robot built by the Milken Community High School’s robotics team, made its debut appearance at a regional competition in San Diego in early March, the results were not encouraging.

    The team, officially called the Milken...

  • 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 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...

  • Beyond labels, raising autistic son yields treasure

    By Ryan E. Smith

    February 1, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    Jews and people with autism have a lot in common, if you ask Ezra Fields-Meyer.

    As an autistic young man, he knows he has a good memory and likes to repeat things. As a Jew, he’s noticed similar qualities, which he pointed out during his bar mitzvah speech a few years ago.

    “We...

  • Ablin to leave Milken Community High School

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 9, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    Jason Ablin, head of school at Milken Community High School, will leave the school at the end of the 2011-12 school year.

    The news was announced to parents and other members of the Milken community on Sept. 9 in an e-mail that included letters from Ablin and Milken Board President...

  • NASA is her dream

    June 8, 2011 | 12:24 pm

    When Barbara Schloss joined the robotics team at Milken Community High School as a sophomore, she knew she had found her passion.

    “It’s so fun,” said Schloss, whose father and grandfather, both of whom work in the aeronautics industry, encouraged her interest in math and...

  • 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...

  • The seminar of a lifetime

    By Chelsea and Hayley Golub

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    As we stepped off the bus into McPherson Park in the middle of Washington, D.C., many emotions flooded through our minds. We were scared, we were nervous, but mostly, we were excited. McPherson Park was only a couple of blocks away from the White House. There was much irony in this...
  • Briefs: Seeds of Peace extends past Summer; BBYO offers cash incentive for summer camps

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Seeds of Peace Extends Past Summer

    After a shaky start fighting over a girl they both liked, Joseph Katona, 19, a Jewish Angeleno, and Omar Dreidi, his 19-year-old Palestinian Arab bunkmate, formed a bond that would extend past the two summers they shared at a Seeds of Peace retreat...

  • L.A.‘s Jewish high schools are all over the map

    By Julie G Fax

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Yael Glouberman, an eighth-grader at Yeshivat Yavneh in Hancock Park, is awaiting admission letters from four very different high schools: Shalhevet, a Modern Orthodox coed school; Milken, a pluralistic Jewish school; YULA (Yeshiva of Los Angeles) Girls High School, an Orthodox...
  • Milken students win first high school X PRIZE

    By Julie G Fax

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Milken Community High School students joined the space race this week when two seniors won the first-ever X PRIZE competition for high schoolers. On Sunday, Michael Hakimi and Talia Nour-Omid took home the first Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award for their concept of developing...
  • Class Notes: Rockies, Ramah,  Shalhevet, Conejo Book-A-Thon

    By Julie G Fax

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In an impressive show of collaboration, Denver's Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, Ramah of the Rockies and the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado together purchased 360 acres of scenic land in Deckers, Colo., to open Camp Ramah in the Rockies and J-CC Ranch Camp at the...
  • Class Notes: Book burning inspires book fair; Shalhevet scribes score; Rocket scientists among us

    By Julie G Fax

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    From Book Fire to Book Fair

    The students at Milken Community High School's Middle School threw a massive book fair for 250 kids from Sylvan Park Elementary School, whom they've been tutoring through the KOREH L.A. reading preparedness program. The seventh- and eighth-graders created...
  • Walking Through The Echoes of History

    By Daniel Ulman

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was 5 a.m. and there we were, 39 tired teenagers trudging up Masada's historic snake path.

    From the bus windows, Masada did not look so formidable, just a normal midsized rock fortress. But once on the path, all we could see was the side of this steep mountain fortress, looming...

  • The Road to Mississippi

    By Sophia Kamran

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Driving through the deserted streets of New Orleans, we peered through the windows of our charter bus and watched as we drove past miles of destroyed homes. As we approached our destination, Waveland, Miss., the houses became increasingly tattered and decayed; on some lots, only...

  • Milken Dress Code

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Tuesday after Labor Day found many kids returning to school from summer vacation. While those at Beverly High showed up in summer tan-revealing tanks and short shorts, at Milken Community High School, neither tank top, nor short shorts, nor T-shirt could be seen.

    Milken has...

  • Milken Dances Into Bid for Nationals

    By Carin Davis

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jews can dance a mean hora, but when it comes to hip-hop, they aren't known to hold their own -- until now. The Milken Community High School Dance Team swept the open regional Dance Team Competition in Las Vegas and earned a bid to the 2004 National Dance Team Competition of the High...

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