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  • Chaim being Chaim

    By David Suissa

    4 days ago

    My friend Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller is a nutty-professor type who is impossible to describe. One reason is that he has a mix of traits that don’t usually go together.

    For instance, he’s a book junkie as well as a people junkie. He has so many books in his UCLA Hillel office that...

  • Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller’s 40-year legacy at an evolving UCLA

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller’s passion, energy and outspokenness haven’t changed much over the past four decades, but his surroundings certainly have.

    Nowhere is this more apparent than in the modest office he now inhabits. It sits one floor above the spacious room he occupied for...

  • Why do Jews embrace shame?

    By David Suissa

    August 4, 2015 | 5:14 pm

    Maybe by the time you read this, Israeli authorities will have identified a Jewish suspect in the horrible attack in Duma that left a Palestinian toddler dead and other family members severely injured.

    But as of now, all we know is that after several days of investigation by the...

  • Israel trip aims to broaden minds of UCLA student leaders

    By Simone Wilson

    April 9, 2015 | 10:07 am

    "In some senses, you’re more on the front lines than I am,” a seasoned Israeli peace negotiator told a roomful of UCLA student leaders. “I have a lot of sympathy for your position.”

    Tal Becker, who has weathered decades of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks — beginning in the 1970s...

  • UCLA donors and alumni —  concerned and upset, but mostly supportive

    By Jared Sichel

    March 25, 2015 | 11:40 am

    Loren Witkin remembers the days when his two sons, Matthew and Brandon, were decked out in UCLA gear as newborns. As toddlers, they knew UCLA’s fight song — the Eight Clap — and as they grew older they attended Bruins’ sporting events with their parents, both UCLA grads from an era...

  • UCLA Chancellor Gene Block: BDS ‘isn’t going to be sustained on this campus’

    By Jared Sichel

    March 18, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    Evidence of the concern within UCLA’s Jewish community stemming from recent events on campus could be seen on March 16 by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block’s visitors that day.

    Just before an interview with the Jewish Journal that morning, Block met with Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller,...

  • Seeking consolation

    By Bill Boyarsky

    September 24, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    How does an irreligious Jew find consolation at a religious service?

    Seeking such consolation, I attended the Hillel at UCLA High Holy Days services conducted by Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller. I don’t often go to services, but in February our oldest daughter, Robin, died, and I felt...

  • My Ima, Peppi Feller

    January 30, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    עד שקמת אמא שקמת אם בישראל

    Three weeks ago my Ima passed away. She was a remarkable woman - determined, honest to a fault, principled, sharp witted, devoted, a fighter, a survivor. And she was an Ima like few others - investing every last bit of herself in me. On the night prior...

  • UCLA Hillel Honors Iranian Jewish Women’s Organization

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 12, 2011 | 7:51 am

    A few hundred of Los Angeles’ Iranian and American Jews gathered on June 2nd at a UCLA Hillel dinner gala honoring the L.A.-based Iranian Jewish Women’s Organization (IJWO) because of the groups long standing financial and community support for the UCLA Hillel center. The...

  • Rabbi to Undergo Anger Management

    By Marc Ballon

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The UCLA Hillel rabbi who allegedly lost his temper and assaulted a freelance journalist who called him a derogatory name has agreed to a recommendation that he undergo 36 hours of anger management and pen a letter of apology to his reported victim.

    Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller has...

  • Seidler-Feller Denies Kicking Journalist

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller did not lose his temper or kick freelance journalist Rachel Neuwirth, his lawyer said Tuesday immediately following a city attorney's hearing on the case.

    After an Oct. 21 lecture at UCLA featuring Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, Neuwirth called...

  • A New Home for Hillel

    By Julie G Fax

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller walks out of his office at the University Religious Conference, locking the door on its matted and stained rust-colored carpet, which for years has been covered with stacks of books and journals. On his way out, he doesn't bother to glance into the musty...

  • Opposing Hate at UCLA

    By Julie G Fax

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    This year's annual Anti-Zionism Week on the UCLA campus saw some of the usual rhetoric: "Zionist oppressors. Israel is an apartheid state. Jewish racism is killing Arabs. Palestinian refugee camps equal Nazi concentration camps."

    It was this last slogan, written on a sign adorned...