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  • Israel welcomes 200 young Germans

    November 30, 2015 | 8:44 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    On the 68th anniversary of the day that the United Nations first recognized the legitimacy of a Jewish state in Palestine, two hundred young German leaders are landing in Israel for a five-day tour of the country. The German visitors...

  • You graduated, but your spirituality doesn’t have to

    September 10, 2014 | 2:42 pm

    In college, all sorts of resources are accessible at your fingertips. You can create a club, join an organization, attend a rally or listen to a lecturer all so easily. Everything is right in front of you, catering to you and your peers — until you leave. 

    After graduation, that...

  • Keeping Jewish young adults engaged in Judaism

    By Elyse Glickman

    September 3, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    Heading off to college is usually seen as an exciting, colorful rite of passage. But, as rabbis at several local synagogues have observed, those steps toward adult independence often come with uncertainty and a need for an additional support system beyond Mom and Dad.

    That, they...

  • Rock Climbing, Reggae and Raving: Jewlicious SummerFest Round-Up

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    August 31, 2012 | 10:53 am

    It’s tough to describe a weekend of a million memories in just a short post, but here we go.

    Jewlicious “SummerFest”, held Aug. 16-19 on the campus of Camp Alonim, and Brandeis Bardin Conference Center in Simi Valley, CA, brought in 250 Jewish young adults from around the...

  • Summer for young adults in Israel for $1,000

    February 23, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Pioneering Israeli youth movement Ayalim (Hebrew for “deer”) is offering the opportunity for young adults in their 20s and 30s to spend this summer volunteering in Israel for just $1,000, including round-trip airfare, room and board.

    Ayalim is a neo-Zionist organization that is...

  • Opinion: My holy peeps

    By David Suissa

    November 2, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    Few things in Jewish life get a rabbi more excited than the chance to help Jews marry other Jews. One reason is the difficulty factor: It’s always been a challenge to convince young Jews, especially the unaffiliated, to limit their marriage options to the 2 percent of the...

  • Vote ‘Jesus for President’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 30, 2008 | 8:05 pm


    This story is not about voting for Jesus this November. He is often a popular write-in, but he won’t be on the ballot and I’m not sure what would even happen if he won. This story is about a movement that makes liberal-leaning Christians sound a lot likely socially minded Jews. It...

  • A summertime find—future Jewish leaders

    By Zachary Lasker

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As a camper, Max Kates was full of energy, soaking up everything Camp Ramah in Ojai offered. He loved sports, singing, his friends and Shabbat. When the summer arrived for him to join the staff, he immediately applied to participate in Ramah's counselor leadership-training program....
  • Summer activities push camps to offer variety

    By Celia Soudry

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ruth Berkowitz, mother of five, has two manila folders stuffed with camp brochures, schedules and a pencil-drawn spreadsheet compiled of summer activities for her five children, including a column for each week.

    Berkowitz, an Orthodox Jew, has sent her children to both Jewish and...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    July 24, 2003 | 7:59 pm


    The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles welcomes 15 members of Small Hands, a young adult's group overseen by the Holocaust Education Center of Japan. One of Small Hands' Los Angeles stops includes Temple Beth Am, where they will perform a Japanese dance called...

  • Food for Thought

    By Rachel Brand

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Maybe you've noticed that many of the bagel chains today are named after some of the most influential Jewish figures in history -- Einstein, Noah. But have you ever stopped to think that maybe it's the bagels that spurred all of this insight?

    Well, the creators of TheBagel.org, a new...

  • A Traditional Meeting Place

    March 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    It all begins on a Friday around sundown. You, theparticipant, are assigned to a family's house. Perhaps you arrive attheir doorstep, or maybe you meet them at Aish HaTorah's KabbalatShabbat services at Pico Boulevard and Doheny Drive and walk homewith them afterward.

    At the dinner...