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  • The seder of Jewish pride

    By David Suissa

    February 20, 2013 | 3:45 pm

    Is it possible to build Jewish pride in a very short period of time, like, say, at one dinner party? Seriously, how can you instill a love of Judaism in the time it takes to watch a Lakers game? And how do you do that without being overly preachy or superficial?

    There’s a man in...

  • Passionate Judaism

    By David Suissa

    July 18, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    In case you haven’t heard, Orthodox Judaism has pretty much taken over Jewish life on U.S. college campuses. I say this not because I’m smug and happy about it, but as a wake-up call to the Conservative and Reform branches to get their acts together.

    If diversity is good for the...

  • 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...

  • Academy of Jewish Religion offers alternate path to rabbinate for 16 new grads

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This year in Los Angeles, the Reform Movement's Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Region ordained 16 new rabbis. The Conservative Movement's Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies ordained 10. And the Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJR, CA) ordained 11.

    Never heard of...
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  • 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...

  • Open Door

    By Melissa Minkin

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    UCLA Hillel recently held one of its first gay-themed programs in years. But with the initiator of the program about to depart, the effort to reach out to gay students may lose steam.

    The program, Trembling Before God, presented a panel of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis to...

  • UCLA Hillel Hosts Muslim-Jewish Series

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On April 2, UCLA Hillel opened a spring forum titled "Muslim-Jewish Relations: Harmony and Discord Throughout History" examining relations between Muslims and Jews from the founding of Islam to the contemporary era.

    Co-sponsored by a variety of organizations, including...

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