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  • Jewish student journalists to convene in L.A.

    By Jared Sichel

    October 9, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Jewish high school journalists from around the country will meet in Los Angeles later this month at the Jewish Scholastic Press Association’s (JSPA) inaugural convention and Shabbaton.

    The convention, which will be held Oct. 24-27 at B’nai David-Judea Congregation in the...

  • Putting the pieces together

    June 5, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Much has been written about the world’s heroes — big and small — but sometimes making a major difference in someone’s life doesn’t take a single word. 

    Consider the example of Ruth Maouda, a sterling senior at YULA Girls High School who volunteers for Etta Israel Center, an...

  • Conversion 101

    May 8, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Conversion to Judaism is not easy. It requires a change in beliefs, actions and lifestyle. It involves extensive study, practice, a leap of faith, a shift in perception and some sacrifice. However, for those who feel it’s the right decision, it can be an exciting and rewarding...

  • Shabbaton examines health care, from beginning to end of life

    By Ryan Torok

    March 21, 2012 | 5:28 pm

    People spend more on medical care in the last six months of their lives than they spend the entire rest of their lives — this is just one reason end-of-life care is so divisive, said Rabbi Elliot Dorff, American Jewish University’s rector and its Sol & Anne Dorff Distinguished...

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  • Briefs

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    OU Reaches Out to Deaf Community

    The Orthodox Union's deaf outreach came to Long Beach for a Shabbaton gathering of the deaf and their families, a small event that meant a lot to the often-isolated Orthodox deaf community.

    "There wasn't a big turnout, but I think that it's...

  • Fresh Young Minds

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Teenagers clustered in small groups playing hackeysack, shooting grapes into each others' mouths, sitting in corners snarfing copious amounts of candy -- and occasionally pondering the meaning of God.

    The National Council of Synagogue Youth's (NCSY) Lord of the Regionals Shabbaton...

  • Sephardic Survival

    By Adam Wills

    November 29, 2001 | 6:59 pm

    "Survivor" as inspiration for Jewish programming?

    It seems strange that the divisive show where deceit, backstabbing and empty promises are de rigueur would serve as the inspiration for a Shabbaton that stresses the importance of religious and cultural continuity. Yet Sephardic...

  • Honor Bestowed

    By Beverly Gray

    September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Joel Grishaver, everybody's favorite hip Jewish uncle, had been up half the night, schmoozing with a rabbi's son who was visiting from England. So when Grishaver answered the phone at 6:30 a.m., he was hardly prepared for the voice that said, "You and I have a date for lunch in...
  • Fitting Together

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    March 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    At the conclusion of the weekend, participantstook their puzzle piece name tags and together assembled a poster.Photos by Nancy Steiner

     

    For Jewish young adults in Los Angeles, connectingwith Judaism can be a puzzling experience. So it seemed appropriatethat the 145 participants of...

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