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  • UK police ‘stop plane on runway’ to detain Syria-bound teenager

    1 day ago

    British counter-terrorism officers stopped a plane as it taxied towards the runway at Heathrow to prevent a 15-year old girl from traveling to Syria to join Islamist fighters, the Evening Standard newspaper said on Wednesday.

    The girl, from east London, had saved up and bought a...

  • Motherhood 101: Gas Money

    By Ilana Angel

    December 19, 2013 | 2:57 am

    I love my kid. Love him in a profound way that makes me marvel at the blessings I have been given in being the mother of this remarkable human being. My son is smart, funny, kind, gentle, aware, talented, compassionate, fair, open, handsome, and delicious. I marvel at who he has...

  • Compassion for Octomom

    By Ilana Angel

    May 2, 2012 | 9:08 am

    This morning I walked around my son’s room repeating, “I love this boy”, over and over again.  I said it when I picked up the wet towel off the floor, when I shut the dripping faucet, when I found socks under the bed, and when I took dishes from his desk to the kitchen.  I had...

  • Homework: Perspectives of a Mother & her Son

    By Ilana Angel

    April 23, 2012 | 1:09 pm

    If you read my blog on a regular basis, or happen to stumble upon it on one of the days I write about my son, you know that I love him in a profound way.  He is perfection to me and there is nothing I would not do for this kid. 

    We don’t fight, but when there is a difference of...

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  • This is George Carlin

    By Ilana Angel

    February 9, 2012 | 8:33 am

    The other day I was watching Jersey Girl on television.  Don’t judge me.  My 16 year old son came in and sat with me.  After less than a minute he asked, “What the hell is this garbage?”  I told him it was a good movie and should give it a chance.  He noticed George Carlin on the...

  • My Jewish Life

    By Ilana Angel

    January 23, 2012 | 9:13 am

    This past weekend marked the 3rd anniversary of my son’s Bar Mitzvah.  In honor of the day, he was asked to read Torah at Temple.  He accepted the invitation and for the past week I have been listening to him practice which has been lovely.  It made me wonder, is my Jewish life...

  • Its Just Like Riding a Bike! In My Case a Big-Wheeler…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 29, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    The teenager in me is at it again!  Every time I pass a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, I have to stop, look at it, examine it and maybe even take a picture for my “wish list” of things I want on my future bike.  Sometimes I’ll even talk to the owner of the bike to get more details on...

  • Banned From Posting on Facebook By My Teenager

    By Ilana Angel

    July 27, 2011 | 10:14 am

    My son has now been away on vacation for 26 days.  It has been the longest 26 days of my life.  I’ve been counting down until he gets home and I am thrilled to say he will finally be back in just 5 days.  I am so excited I could scream.  He is having a fabulous time, and I am happy...

  • A Teenage Boy, a Laughing Mom, Sex, Condoms & a Twitching Eye

    By Ilana Angel

    July 6, 2011 | 11:49 pm

    I have a great kid.  He is perfection and I seriously love him.  He was a fabulous baby, divine toddler, fantastic tween, and is a wonderful teenager. We are very close and when it comes to sex, he comes to me to talk about it. When he was younger and had questions, I suggested he...

  • Sarah Palin must be so proud - Bristol is cashing in!

    By Julia Bendis

    April 7, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    While reading the newspaper, I stumbled upon an article talking about Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol.  Apparently, being an unwed teenage Mother in this country really pays off!  Bristol was named an Ambassador of Candie’s Foundation to speak and spread awareness about being a...

  • Local teens to compete for gold at Maccabi Games

    August 12, 2008 | 7:34 pm

    At the same time Southland Jewish Olympians like Jason Lezak and Dara Torres medaled in Beijing, the next generation of local athletes was preparing to compete in events of their own.

    More than 200 teens with Maccabi teams from the Westside Jewish Community Center, Milken JCC in...

  • Heroic parents, we salute you!

    By Bruce Powell

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Being a parent is a heroic act. Being a parent of a teenager sometimes makes us feel less than heroic. Indeed, we, as parents, often become an embarrassment.

    Congratulations to those of us parents who "embarrass" our kids in a manner that shows how much we love them.

    To parents who...

  • The Parent Trap

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Teenagers in Tennessee who want tattoos need a note from Mom or Dad. A minor in Indiana had best have parental permission if he of she is planning to pierce anything other than ears.

    In both Israel and America, parents and politicians alike are searching for some solution to the...

  • Briefs: Winning essays, scholarships, tikkun olam, kosher winners, saving singers

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A $5,000 Essay Contest

    A citywide essay contest will offer students in first through 12th grade a chance to win prizes for themselves, their teachers and their schools, and see their winning work published in The Jewish Journal.

    The contest is being held in conjunction with American...

  • Sulam Summer Service Corps puts Jewish learning into play

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Above the din of screeching shoes, cheering kids and the staccato reverb of every sound, there was a buoyant excitement on the basketball court at Robertson Recreation Center.

    But when the calls from the sidelines morphed into panicked directives -- "Wait, run that way! No, THAT...

  • I’m ready to take the wheel

    By Derek Schlom

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I turned 16 on June 26. After so many years of impatiently waiting, and six months of misjudging left turns and getting away with some pretty serious traffic violations while my mother sat horrified in the passenger seat, I am finally eligible for my driver's license. Sayonara,...
  • Books: Czech teen’s words and art put a face on the Holocaust for me

    By Daniel A. Olivas

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I attended grades one through eight at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Los Angeles during a time of great unrest in our country -- the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., police brutality against war protesters during the Chicano Moratorium....
  • How to reduce restlessness among tweens and teens at services

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Before any bar or bat mitzvah student walks onto the bimah to read from the Torah, Wilshire Boulevard Temple goes into high alert.

    Three weeks before the service, the child's parents must submit the names of three adult guests who will sit close to the younger guests to make sure...
  • Affluent Teens: Do polished exteriors hide impoverished interiors?

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Adolescence.

    The mere thought of it strikes fear in the heart of many a parent. A tumultuous time of intellectual, physical and moral growth, adolescence can be wondrous, exciting ... and terrifying. Teens and their parents find themselves negotiating every rule -- "Sara's mother...

  • Gap-Year Kids Leave to Study For A Year in Israel

    By Ali Austerlitz

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Many college-bound high school graduates are packing up their inflatable sofas and plan to stay abreast Middle East news using wireless laptops. But some of their peers will get a real-time glimpse of current events as they prepare for a year of study in Israel.

    In the wake of the...

  • Avi Leibovic: Guardian Angel of the Streets

    By Julie G Fax

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    Stand on any corner in Hancock Park or Beverlywood, says Avi Leibovic, and within 10 blocks you can find Orthodox teenagers engaged in weekly poker games, drug use, underage drinking and reckless sex.

    Not much has changed since Leibovic was a teenager in L.A.'s Orthodox...

  • Between the Pages for Young, Young-at-Heart

    By Gaby Friedman

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Let's face it. Many people go to synagogue on the High Holidays because they have to. A feeling of poorly understood and unappreciated obligation can pervade this time of year. But it doesn't have to. You can put yourself or your children in the spirit and in the know with help from...

  • Shining a Light on Prostitution

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I'm an extreme person," activist-filmmaker Keren Yedaya said.

    So extreme that she shot her stark anti-prostitution drama, "Or," without ever moving the camera, enhancing the claustrophobic milieu. The film revolves around Or (Dana Ivgy), a teenager whose struggle to survive echoes...

  • A Mother’s Reward

    By Phyllis Folb

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Normally, a parent might agonize over her teen's decision to defer her freshman year of college. But when my 18-year-old daughter Lauren left recently on a flight to Israel -- deferring her first year at college for yet a second time -- I was thrilled.

    As a young couple, my husband...

  • Teens Aid Russian Children

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Knowing little about Judaism, 11 Russian immigrant families in the Los Angeles area began meeting in 1991, holding Shabbat dinners together and learning Jewish teachings from their children, many of whom were enrolled in Jewish day schools.

    Among them was Olga Belogolova's family,...

  • Time to Transition From Day to Night

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    This summer, Jacqueline Berlin, 7, will leave her mom, dad and younger sister to enter the world of overnight camp for the first time.

    "As soon as she found out that she would be old enough to go [to Camp Ramah in Ojai] this summer, she wanted to go," said Jacqueline's mother,...

  • Teach Our Children

    By Jane Ulman

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Why go to war?" Dr. Aryeh Cohen, chair of rabbinic studies at the University of Judaism, asks a group of teenagers at Milken Community High School.

    "To further your political agendas."

    "To help your allies."

    "To prove you're right."

    "To defend yourself."

    With a United...

  • Raising Kids Right

    By Andrea Adelson

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Jill Sherman's high school years are anything but carefree. Last year an older classmate, who talked openly about his anti-Semitic attitudes, tried to ignite her clothes with a self-described "Jew burner." Physically, Sherman was unhurt by the attack with a cigarette lighter.

    But...

  • Addressing Anxieties

    By Beverly Gray

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Each November, Valley Beth Shalom holds a meeting at which its youth director urges parents to send their teenagers on a summer trip to Israel. In 1999, more than 100 families attended. This past November, there were only eight. The low turnout appears to reflect parental anxiety...

  • Board Meeting

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Skate Roc 'n Jam, an event held Nov. 5 at the Hollywood Los Feliz JCC, drew about 100 skateboarding enthusiasts who tried their luck on newly built ramps and rails borrowed from Oasis in Hollywood; listened to music by the group Custom; talked shop with DV8, a skateboarding shop in...

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