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  • Quiet war on campus: Israel remains under attack despite fewer public protests

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 21, 2008 | 1:28 am

    The Anteaters for Israel began setup at 7 a.m., long before most students at University of California Irvine (UCI -- home of the Anteaters) had even crawled out of bed. Midterms be damned; the 60th anniversary of the modern Jewish state was a day away, and they wanted to celebrate....
  • Jason Lezak earns first individual medal

    August 14, 2008 | 11:33 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Jewish Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak followed up his relay heroics with a bronze medal in the 100-meter men’s freestyle.

    Lezak, whose late dash in the 4 x 100-meter men’s freestyle relay propelled the U.S. team to the gold medal and a world record, finished in a time of...

  • New UC president keeps kosher, loves Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    July 1, 2008 | 3:43 pm

    The new president of the University of California's 10 campuses and 220,000 students keeps a kosher home, lectures on Maimonides' "Guide for the Perplexed" as intellectual stimulation and spends Yom Kippur at the synagogue.

    It might not be enough.

    "The higher I rise in the...

  • New UC president Yudof is part of a dynamic duo

    By Tom Tugend

    March 23, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Wedged among the usual academic honors and awards in the official biography of Mark G. Yudof, unanimously chosen last week by a search committee as the next president of the massive University of California system, are entries that Yudof and his wife, Judy, are co-recipients of a...
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  • ‘Jewish Studies’ in vogue on California campuses

    By Tom Tugend

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    "These are boom times for Jewish studies on campuses," said professor Sara R. Horowitz.

    "Israel is now a hot topic for scholars," observed professor David N. Myers.

    These are strong, if now downright exuberant, words for normally cautious academicians like Horowitz, president of the...

  • Briefs: City Council approves Weiss Iran divestment bill; UC puts Jewish High Holidays on calendar

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Weiss' Iran Divestment Measure Approved

    The Los Angeles City Council this week directed the city's pension fund to stop investing in foreign companies involved in Iran's defense, energy and nuclear industries. The measure, introduced by Councilman Jack Weiss, is part of a rolling...
  • Briefs: Spielberg to press Hu Jintao on Darfur; U of California vs. Shabbat; Weiss recall effort kicks off

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Spielberg Ready to Meet With Chinese President

    Steven Spielberg has notified Chinese President Hu Jintao that he is ready to meet with him in Beijing within the next 30 days to urge that China use its influence with the Sudanese government to halt the genocide in Darfur.

    The...
  • Irvine Orthodox Plan to Erect Eruv

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ten years ago, Sean and Linda Samuels moved to Irvine, home to both a Chabad center and the Modern Orthodox Beth Jacob Congregation, along with other synagogues.

    As the couple grew more observant and had children, they wanted the family to be part of their journey, which, of...

  • Robbo to Sing at Center Gala

    By Stefanee Freedman

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Songwriter and performer Robb Zelonky tangos to the lyrical subject of cleaning up a messy room and morphs into an Elvis impersonation when he sings, "Don't Wanna Share My Toys."

    Zelonky, known to kids as Robbo, brings his family-oriented songfest to the stage as part of the Irvine...

  • Irvine Campus Set for Grand Opening

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Bermans and Michaels expect their daily routines and social lives will alter substantially mid-August because of membership in the county's greatly expanded Jewish Community Center (JCC), relocated in Irvine.

    "I'm looking forward to that sense of community, of running into people...

  • 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,...

  • Another Chance to Buy Israeli

    By Journal Staff

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Last year's Israeli merchant fair in Irvine -- the first stop in a three-month caravan -- spoiled vendors with large crowds open pocketbooks and home-cooked meals.

    Merchants are already clamoring for a reprise on May 23 as part of "O.C. Celebrates Israel," a communitywide event...

  • Rabbi Leaving Beth Jacob for Israel

    By Andrea Adelson

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Joel Landau has the credentials to access the power centers of his rabbinic peers from divergent theological camps.

    Landau, rabbi of the Modern Orthodox synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine, is the only non-Chabad member of the all-Orthodox Rabbinic Council of Orange County....

  • Shlock Rock ‘n’ Roll

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    If spoof dj Dr. Demento hosted a Purim show, he'd have to spotlight the Jewish band Shlock Rock. Shlock 'n' roll includes clever parodies of pop hits like "I Don't Get No Humentashen (based on the Stones' "Satisfaction") and "Achashverosh" (think Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus").

    For Purim...

  • Muslims Fumble on Team Names

    By David Finnigan

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Intifada." "Mujahadeen." "Soldiers of Allah."

    These names of teams in the all-Muslim flag football tournament in Irvine have upset Southern California Jewish leaders, but engendered varying reaction from local Muslim leaders.

    "You pick something shocking as a young football player,"...

  • Center Construction Moves Ahead Despite Shortfall

    By Journal Staff

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Though Irvine's Samueli Jewish Campus is $2 million short of $20 million required to finish a community building, the project's supporters are moving ahead to avoid the potential costs of delay.

    Permits for the 123,000-square-foot building adjacent to Tarbut V'Torah Community Day...

  • ‘United We Flourish’

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Putting his own twist on a frequently invoked slogan, Lou Weiss, the newly elected president of Orange County's

    Jewish Federation, intends to make inclusiveness a priority during his tenure.

    Rather than "united we stand," Weiss is adopting the motto, "united we flourish." His other...

  • Eulogies: Dr. Pauline Glanzberg Rachlis

    By Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Pauline Glanzberg Rachlis, died June 8, at the age of 90.

    Born in Vienna, Austria on Oct. 10, 1911, she became a physician after graduating from the University of Virginia Medical School. Fleeing Vienna, she came to America, one of two survivors of an extended family of 33.

    She...

  • UC Suspends Israel Program

    By Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The University of California has suspended its junior year abroad program in Israel and is recalling its 27 remaining students there, though not all are heeding the call.

    Citing "dramatically escalating violence" in the region, UC made the recall official on Thursday, April 11 for...

  • A Place to Call Home

    By  Orit Arfa

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On his first day of work in 1985 as executive director of the Hillel Foundation at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Rabbi Stephen Cohen received a telling welcome.

    Cohen, a former New Yorker, stepped off the plane and took a cab straight to the University Religion...

  • The Hart of the Matter

    By Beverly Gray

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The subject arose over dinner in a neighborhood restaurant. Have you heard, asked a friend who's generally up on current affairs, that the new governor wants to open the University of California system to the top 4 percent of every high school graduating class? The implications...
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