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  • Net gains: Sports programs can score big for Jewish day schools

    5 days ago

    To understand the place of athletics at a Jewish day school, attend a recruitment open house and watch the children’s eyes. As they listen to the descriptions or tour the stations set up to display the school’s programs and activities, look for the moments when the spark of...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    September 3, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    More than 1,000 people attended the fourth annual Shabbat at the Ford with Craig Taubman and the Pico Union Project on Aug. 29. 

    Rabbis, cantors, pastors, guitarists, back-up singers, a choir and even a sign-language interpreter participated. The event kicked off at 6 p.m. with...

  • High school project engineers opportunities for learning

    June 11, 2014 | 11:18 am

    Three girls huddled around a three-panel display board plastered with information about their final project: the wireless headphone. They took turns demonstrating it to fellow students who listened to the sound of pre-programmed notes of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” — sans Bluetooth. 

    ...
  • L.A. youth become Israel’s brave lone soldiers

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 26, 2014 | 4:37 pm

    “I want to give back, not just sit back,” Samuel “Shimmy” Kandel said. The 19-year-old Angeleno was explaining in a phone interview why he decided to interrupt his studies at Santa Monica College to serve as an American volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

    Danny Rubin...

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  • Charity wins over runners

    March 6, 2013 | 5:01 am

    More than 20,000 runners participated in the Jerusalem Marathon on March 1, completing a course that started at the Knesset and passed a number of important cultural landmarks, offering sweeping views of the city and, as the marathon’s Web site touts, “a run through history.”

    For...

  • Groups tout youth grants

    February 27, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    As the Jim Joseph Foundation, a San Francisco-based foundation that focuses on Jewish education, wraps up three major grants in the Los Angeles area, its beneficiaries are touting their programs’ successes as models for Jewish funding.

    One such grant, the High School...

  • Slain doctor remembered for his love of Judaism

    By Ryan Torok

    January 31, 2013 | 2:02 pm

    Friends and family of Dr. Ronald Gilbert, the urologist gunned down Monday in the exam room of his Newport Beach offices, told a large crowd gathered for the doctor’s funeral Wednesday he had devoted himself to living a Jewish life.

    Every morning, Gilbert attended Chabad of West...

  • Building a diplomatic resume at home, abroad

    June 6, 2012 | 12:26 pm

    David Shalom wants to broker a final status peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. While this goal may seem lofty, the YULA student has already taken big steps in pursuit of this dream.

    Politics and music have been the two main ingredients in Shalom’s life, but as he...

  • A teen’s good deed restores faith

    By Ryan Torok

    May 15, 2012 | 8:31 pm

    Ethan Youssefzadeh had just run in a track meet held at West Los Angeles College when, while walking to his car, he saw a wallet lying on the grass.  The YULA senior picked the wallet up and opened it to look for the name of the rightful owner.

    That same early May evening, a man...

  • Financial exec Rubin pleads guilty

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 4, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    David Rubin, chairman of the board of Yavneh Hebrew Academy in Hancock Park and president of YULA girls’ high school, pleaded guilty in federal court in New York on Dec. 30 to wire conspiracy and fraud involving proceeds from municipal bonds. Beverly Hills-based CDR Financial...

  • YULA vice principal’s sons to attend alma mater

    August 24, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    Rabbi Joseph Schreiber, the vice principal of YULA Boys High School and a 1974 Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh alumnus, is sending two of his sons to his alma mater this month.

    Nathaniel and Daniel Schreiber, who are triplets along with their sister, Elisheva, decided separately to go to...

  • The big picture helps her balance it all

    By Lauren Bottner

    June 8, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    It took Judith Greenbaum 40 long minutes before she finally signed the form to decline acceptance at Harvard. “Yeah, that was a tough one,” Greenbaum, who is graduating from YULA Girls School, said as she laughed, “but it just wasn’t the right choice for my life’s big...

  • Jerusalem killing hits home for local yeshiva students

    By Julie G Fax

    March 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Aaron Begin, 17, stands in front of a bulletin board in the corridor of Yeshiva of Los Angeles (YULA) boys high school. He stares at pictures of boys his own age grieving over friends gunned down at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva while they studied in the library. He studies the photos of...
  • 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...
  • The school with no name

    By David Suissa

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    You can hang out for years at the Pico-Robertson intersection: Shop for fixtures at McNoon Crystal Lighting, get grande drips at Starbucks, carpets at Moghaddam Rugs, mezzuzahs at Schmulies, a Hollywood head shot at Award Studios, some Zantac at Walgreens after you had a pastrami at...
  • Orthodox youth not immune to high-risk lifestyles

    By Julie G Fax

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, Joel Bess gathered his group of 15 teenage boys and took them to the funeral of a 21-year-old who had died of an overdose. Like the teenagers, the youth who died was Orthodox and didn't fit the yeshiva mold and wound up on a path of high-risk behavior. After the...
  • Another Tendler Steps Down

    By Amy Klein

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The longtime principal of one of Los Angeles' largest Jewish high schools is leaving to start a new school. Rabbi Sholom Tendler resigned last week as Hebrew principal of Yeshiva of Los Angeles (YULA) and as rabbi of Young Israel of North Beverly Hills. He said he plans to open a new...

  • Girls School Debuts New Campus

    By Julie G Fax

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    On a brisk autumn afternoon, gaggles of girls in hooded sweatshirts and uniform skirts sit on asphalt eating salads out of Gladware and pizza out of foil.

    There is ample room at the new picnic tables, but old habits die hard, and the girls are making themselves at home in...

  • From Worst to First

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Junior varsity runner Joey Small.

    After the Yeshiva University High Schools of Los Angeles crosscountry team won the Westside League finals on Nov. 6, a competitorwas puzzled. "You guys were so bad last year," the rival asked RaphyHulkower, 15. "What happened?"

    What happened, besides...

  • Class Acts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    "I definitely stand out," says Bina Hager, 17, of Hancock Park.

    And it's not just because the YULA senior is a strapping 5-foot-10 tall. Consider, for example, the cubist self-portrait that hangs upon her bedroom wall. Or the wildly colored abstract paintings, all Hager originals. Or...

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