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  • YULA students honor deceased classmate through community service

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    Just over a month after the tragic death of one of their classmates, students from YULA Girls High School have decided to honor her through yearlong community service projects.

    Tsofia Mesica was 15 when she died in an accident in Tarzana this past September. Now, her peers are...

  • YULA students pair with Arab teens to tour Holy Land

    October 6, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Rachel Dahan remembered being nervous about meeting the four Arab-Israeli girls who would be among her traveling companions this summer during a two-week class trip across the Holy Land. 

    “On the plane, our teacher asked us to write down what we were expecting,” said Dahan, now a...

  • YULA student’s death in car accident stuns community

    By Ryan Torok

    September 30, 2015 | 10:48 am

    Late on the afternoon of Sept. 24, hundreds of people gathered at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary to mourn 15-year-old YULA Girls High School student Tsofia Mesica, who died three days before in Tarzana as a result of a reported “car surfing” accident. Throughout the...

  • Putting the pieces together

    June 5, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Much has been written about the world’s heroes — big and small — but sometimes making a major difference in someone’s life doesn’t take a single word. 

    Consider the example of Ruth Maouda, a sterling senior at YULA Girls High School who volunteers for Etta Israel Center, an...

  • The space between

    October 24, 2012 | 11:58 am

    Is it the individual citizen who is more important in a free society, or is it the government? It’s easy to see this as the philosophical choice during this election season: One side seems to favor the liberty of the individual, while the other favors the primacy of the government....