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  • ADL national youth conference inspires and empowers

    By Dani Bahrynian

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    On an overcast afternoon in Washington, D.C., sitting with about 120 other high school students from around the country, I listened to the empowering words of Holocaust survivor Henry Greenbaum as he described his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp. He declared that it wasn't...
  • UCLA Shoah class attracts large number of Asian students

    By Peter L. Rothholz

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    "The Holocaust in Film and Literature" is one of many UCLA classes that draws in undergraduate students looking to fulfill general education requirements. German 59, as it's listed in the university catalog, has attracted 241 students this quarter.

    The course demands are strenuous....

  • Briefs: UC ‘study in Israel’ program draws Sacramento attention; Gold officially the man at the Fede

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    UC's Study in Israel Program Enters Legislature

    The effort to reinstate the University of California's study in Israel program entered the state Legislature last week.

    Sen. Carole Migden (D-San Francisco) introduced a resolution on Jan. 17 that urges the UC to adopt a policy similar...

  • The Bloods, the Crips and the rabbi

    By Tom Tugend

    January 18, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    In 1970, Abraham David Cooper was arrested by Washington police during a sit-in across from the Soviet embassy and put behind bars in a jammed holding cell. The then-20-year old Yeshiva College student came away from the experience with two important observations that may have...
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  • Hebrew Union College considers expansion

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm


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    From high above, the southeast corner of Hoover and 32nd streets near downtown would appear to be some of the only developable land between the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Staples Center -- a parking lot, a large field used by the USC women's soccer team...
  • Arava Institute boosts hopes of environmentalists in Middle East

    By Brett Kline

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ilana Meallem and Mazen Zoabi left a morning meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II last spring smiling. The king had just proposed the formation of a regional science fund, and they were certain they would have access to that fund.

    The two Israelis, project managers at the Arava...

  • Jewish and Muslim students at USC share dorm and friendships

    By Nick Street

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The fact that the Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim Mughal is news to one Jewish student, who asked not to be named. The student and Asad Hasnat, a sophomore from Pakistan, have been talking about architecture in India during one of the weekly Monday Munchies socials put together for...

  • Teens, college students make their presence known

    By Jane Ulman

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Welcome to Los Angeles."

    "Welcome to the GA."

    Erika Levy and Alie Kussin-Shoptaw, seniors at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, easily spotted in their bright orange volunteer vests, stood by the escalators at the Los Angeles Convention Center, greeting arriving United...

  • Jewish day schools short-change kids with special needs

    By Julie G Fax

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Adam is pushing the strings of his tzitzit through a small hole on the side of his desk.

    "If you don't want to finish your work now, that's OK," his teacher, Chau Ly tells him. "You can do it later." "It's easy. I just don't feel like it," answers Adam (not his real name).

    He looks...

  • Collegians do the ‘Write Thing’ at GA

    By Leni Reiss

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    College students are not only attending the General Assembly, they are covering it as well.

    This will be the 17th year that a select group of Jewish collegians, as members of the Do the Write Thing team, will have its own prestigious place in the General Assembly.

    For this 40-member...

  • Collegians ‘Do the Write Thing’

    By Leni Reiss

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    College students are not only attending the General Assembly, they are covering it as well.

    This will be the 17th year that a select group of Jewish collegians, as members of the Do the Write Thing team, will have its own prestigious place in the General Assembly.

    For this 40-member...

  • Jewish Woman Is European Beauty Queen; Katsav Urged to Temporarily Quit

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish Woman Is European Beauty Queen

    Alexandra Rosenfeld, 19, won the Miss Europe 2006 title in Kiev last Friday. Rosenfeld, a student who is also Miss France, walked away with $130,000 in prize money and a diamond-studded crown. According to media reports, the Web sites covering...

  • ‘Secular Yeshiva’ answers young Israelis’ questions

    By Dina Kraft

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Ofri Bar-Am, 19, folds her legs underneath her on a library couch and peers closely at a photocopy of the biblical passage describing the oldest recorded case of sibling rivalry in history, Cain and Abel.

    A student at the first secular yeshiva in Israel, Bar-Am underlines phrases,...

  • 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...

  • It’s hard to find good day school leaders these days

    By Jacob Berkman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A dearth of leadership talent is affecting not only the likes of Yahoo! and Microsoft, it's also wreaking havoc on the Jewish day school system as schools find it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain qualified heads.

    Representatives from 11 Jewish educational organizations...

  • Students remind General Assembly they’ve got a lot to give, too

    By Julie G Fax

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 1969, a group of college students staged a protest at the premiere gathering of the organized Jewish community, demanding more say and more attention to issues that mattered to them -- such as Soviet Jewry, Jewish identity and culture. They also wanted a younger voice to be...

  • It’s mayor meets mayor at Temple of the Arts; Women of vision see Jews’ future in Iran

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It's mayor meets mayor at Temple of the Arts
     
    Mayor Yona Yahov of Haifa received a standing ovation after his Kol Nidre address at Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills Sunday night. A few minutes earlier, by way of introducing Yahov, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke...
  • Direct Hezbollah rocket hit leaves Israeli/Arab ‘peace school’ in pieces

    By Larry Derfner

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The one school in Acre that took a direct hit from a rocket during the war happens to be the only school in the city that serves both Jewish and Arab pupils -- the el-Mahaba ("love" in Arabic) kindergarten for mentally and emotionally handicapped kids.
     
  • Cozy Kosher Surf Shack—Observant Oasis in the ‘Bu

    By Adam Wills

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Joyce Brooks Bogartz's look isn't quite what you'd expect from the owner of a kosher restaurant. Adorned with brown and cream dreadlocks, the nearly 50-year-old proprietor of Malibu Beach Grill would at first glance seem to fit in better with customers sporting board shorts than...
  • Students Draw on Movie for Tolerance Mural Inspiration

    By Lisa Hirschmann

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Oscar de la Hoyer Animo Charter High School

    In a hallway of Oscar de la Hoya Animo Charter High School in downtown Los Angeles, a three-part canvas mural covers a wall, portraying the transformation of society from one plagued by hate to one free of it.

    The mural's creators are at-risk Latino high school students who spent...

  • Summer Tours to Israel Rerouted, But Not By Much

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Most summers, the trip to the Naot Sandal factory on a kibbutz close to Israel's northern border is a highlight of the teen tours run by United Synagogue Youth (USY). But this summer, with the north under constant threat of rocket attacks, the 400 USYers stayed in the central and...

  • Judaism Finds Its Niche in Great Outdoors

    By Rachel Silverman

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There are Jews hanging from mountaintops all over Colorado. Others are lighting Shabbat candles on sailboats or discovering their spirituality on the ski slopes.

    These Jewish adventure enthusiasts not only make an effort to do the hobbies they love with other Jews, but they do so...

  • Angelenos Help Abraham’s Vision Come True

    By Tom Tugend

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Like many young Angelenos, Aaron Hahn Tapper and Gibran Bouayad are traveling to Europe this summer, and they're taking along a few companions -- 24 university students of both genders from seven American campuses. Twelve are Jewish and 12 are Muslims, mainly of Palestinian descent,...

  • Jewish World Watch Eyes National Stage

    By Tom Tugend

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Janice Kamenir-Reznik wasn't sure where Darfur was on the map when she heard a Rosh Hashanah sermon at Valley Beth Shalom some 18 months ago.

    During his sermon, Rabbi Harold Schulweis told the congregation that "Never Again" applies not only to the Holocaust but requires Jews to...

  • O.C. Incidents Raise Anti-Semitism Fears

    By Lisa Armony

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The president of a Los Alamitos high school's Jewish students' club came out to the school parking lot last October to find swastikas and "Jew Bitch" scrawled on her car. Across the county, a San Clemente high school student was harassed last year with anti-Jewish slurs to the point...

  • UCLA Jews, Muslims Alter Protest Tactics

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Like Moses upholding the Tablets of the Law, Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller stood on the steps of UCLA's Ackerman Union last week, his outstretched arms grasping a large, hand-lettered cardboard sign, which proclaimed:

    Peace for Israel
    Peace for Palestine
    Share the Hope

    Milling near...

  • Letters

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One Proud Teacher

    I'm a teacher at Shalhevet Middle School. I've been teaching the Holocaust to my eighth-grade students for the past three years.

    Over a two-month period we tackled questions such as: "How was it possible for Hitler to gain such power?" "Where were the American...

  • Community Briefs

    By Melissa Maroff

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Czech President Speaks at Yom HaShoah Service

    Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus spoke to about 700 Jewish schoolchildren, diplomats and Holocaust survivors at a Yom HaShoah service at the Museum of Tolerance April 25, at which Gilberto Bosques, a Mexican diplomat who saved...

  • This Week - The Silent Minority

    By Rob Eshman

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    We'll march for Israel, we'll march for Darfur and we'll even march for the whales, but for the people who harvest our food and clean our toilets and watch our children -- for them we can't be bothered.

    I didn't join in any of the rallies held to protest the punitive immigration...

  • Jews in Poland Speak of Shoah Remembrance as a Curse

    By Jane Ulman

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    This tale is about two visions of Poland.

    In one, Poland is about pain and loss. It's the place where 3 million of a total population of 3.3 million Polish Jews perished in the Shoah, where Jews have nothing left, where indeed there are almost no Jews other than a few languishing,...

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