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  • Teaching teenage girls self-esteem

    By Julie Bien

    December 30, 2014 | 10:01 am

    During a self-empowerment workshop titled “You Are Beautiful,” a 13-year-old girl raised her hand and asked, “Have you ever hurt yourself?” 
    Gabby Diaz, the counselor moderating this particular workshop and a radio host at 105.9 FM (Power 106), was at a loss for words as the...
  • Jewish humor in ‘Tent: Comedy’

    By Avishay Artsy

    October 14, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Actor and comedian Jon Lovitz once offered this reason why so many Jews are funny: “To be funny, you have to suffer, suffer, suffer,” he said. “Jews, blacks, we’ve suffered a lot in the past. That makes us funny, I guess.”

    Maybe this talent is also a survival mechanism; as Milton...

  • The Journey Towards T’Shuvah

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 15, 2014 | 11:33 am

    By Adam Siegel

    Well, we’ve reached the point of summer when we can’t believe that people are starting to talk about the High Holidays.  As the daylight begins to shorten, members of the Beit T’Shuvah community are beginning their own preparations.

    The High Holidays are a time...

  • Jerusalem film program focuses on young, aspiring cineastes

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    March 5, 2014 | 1:42 pm

    Los Angeles may be the home of filmmaking, but Israel isn’t far behind. In recent years, movies made in Israel have been nominated for Oscars in the foreign-film category, and works coming out of that country are being included in film festivals worldwide. 

    This summer, young...

  • ADL successfully expands Holocaust education workshop

    By Ryan Torok

    November 1, 2011 | 8:48 pm

    For nearly 30 years, Los Angeles secondary-school educators have attended the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual Holocaust Education Workshop as part of their professional development. During the month-long series, L.A.-area teachers learned the history of anti-Semitism,...

  • Class Notes

    By Julie G Fax

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Deep Thoughts for Teens
    Teens searching for meaning and direction -- and what teen isn't? -- can find some Jewish guidance at Nativ-Jewish Teen Seminars, a new nondenominational weekend workshop program affiliated with the West Valley's JCC at Milken with the goal of helping teens...
  • Israeli entry ‘Mud’ wins at Sundance

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    'Mud' Wins at Sundance

    Two Israeli films taking critical looks at the Jewish state's society and institutions have won major prizes at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah.

    "Sweet Mud," or "Adama Meshugaat" in Hebrew, a top-grossing film in Israel, follows a...

  • So many authors, so little time

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Chick lit, pulp comics, historical fiction, gumshoe action and a dash of Los Angeles noir.
    Add celebrities such as Jackie Collins and Tommy Chong and you begin -- just barely -- to get a taste of the eclectic stew that will be the fifth annual West Hollwood Book Fair, Sept. 17,...
  • We Were Slaves in Westwood

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Southern Californians can travel from Pharaoh's palace to Midwestern wheat fields to a rain forest -- all without leaving Westwood. The journey is furnished courtesy of West Coast Chabad Headquarters, which annually creates its Model Matzah Bakery for two weeks prior to...

  • Ex-Communist ‘Burb Makes Menorahs

    By Carolyn Slutsky

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    The model suburb of Nowa Huta was built here under a Communist philosophy of atheism.

    Now it houses a workshop that manufactures menorahs -- popular with both Poles and tourists.

    Metalodlew, a private company that was started 10 years ago, rents space from the Nowa Huta...

  • Catholic Teachers Learn Shoah Lesson

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Early in her teaching career, Marilyn Lubarsky introduced her ninth-grade history students to the Holocaust by showing "Nuit et Brouillard" ("Night and Fog"), a 1955 film containing vivid images of the horrors endured by Jews in concentration camps.

    "I thought, 'I'm going to make my...

  • Students Spread Light in Ukraine

    By Daniel MacIsaac

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Osik Akselrud got a little help from his friends in staging a recent workshop designed to teach students to teach others about the history and traditions of Chanukah.

    That's because the head of the Hillel office responsible for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova was able to use, as...

  • Women Unite for Israel

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Yehudit Eichenblatt wanted to do her part for Israel, but she just wasn't sure exactly what that should be. She had been to protests outside of the Federal Building; written letters to President Bush, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; and...

  • Festival Explores Identity

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Actor-writer Doug Kaback never belonged to a synagogue while growing up in a non-Jewish area of Palos Verdes. He didn't receive any religious education or become a bar mitzvah.

    The void set him "on a course of wandering," says Kaback, 39, who dabbled in Eastern religions, married a...

  • Hands-on Democracy

    By Tom Tugend

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Delegates to the Democratic Convention will participate in a hands-on workshop in democracy and diversity from the youth perspective, thanks to an innovative program launched by a Jewish institution.The youTHink program uses the arts to help young people grapple with social issues...

  • Toppling the Chanukah Bush

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Eli Herscher is leading a discussion about the December holidays with about two dozen participants of Stephen S. Wise Temple's Holiday Workshop Series. The class attracts a good number of intermarried couples and those considering conversion, but they are not the only ones who...
  • Mideast An Understanding Teacher

    By Ruth Mason

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish and Arab youth visit Yad Vashem as part of a course onthe Holocaust run by the Ghetto Fighter's Museum at Kibbutz LahameiHageta'ot. Photo by Isaac Harari


    It's a hot summer day and 16 teen-agers are walking through YadVashem in Jerusalem with a handful of adults. The scene is...

  • Chabad’s Shofar Factory…

    By Ruth Stroud

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Chabad's Shofar Factory...

    It's a Blast

    Thousands of Los Angeles-area youngsters participate inhands-on workshops

    By Ruth Stroud, Staff Writer


    Quick, what's a kosher animal with horns that can be used to makea shofar?

    Uh, well, everyone knows the answer to that. A ram, right?

    OK. Right....

  • Chabad’s Shofar Factory…It’s a Blast

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Thousands of Los Angeles-area youngsters participate inhands-on workshops

    By Ruth Stroud, Staff Writer

    Quick, what's a kosher animal with horns that can be used to makea shofar?

    Uh, well, everyone knows the answer to that. A ram, right?

    OK. Right. But name another kosher animal with...