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VideoGuide to L.A. - Volume 5 - Jew vs. Wild

By Jay Firestone

November 3, 2008 | 6:03 pm

Volume V: Jew vs. Wild

One of the main reasons I moved to Los Angeles was for the weather.  Unfortunately, it took me a few months before I really started taking advantage of the climate and outdoor activities, like hiking, fishing, swimming, sailing, sunbathing, people watching, breathing, etc.  And of course, the common stereotype exists that Jews and the wilderness are not a match made in heaven.  But I traveled deep into the wild (Santa Monica pier and the Hollywood Hills) to prove that in the battle between Jews and the wild…Jews win.

  • L.A. Times protest - I was there

    By Jay Firestone

    October 30, 2008 | 8:18 pm

    This morning I went to shoot a protest outside the Los Angeles Times in downtown L.A.  Enraged McCain supporters picketed the publication for withholding the release of a video tape showing Barack Obama at an event honoring harsh critic of Israel, Rashid Khalidi. 

    It wasn’t a... read on

  • VideoGuide to L.A. - Volume 4 - The Hollywood Dream

    By Jay Firestone

    October 23, 2008 | 4:27 pm

    Volume IV: The Hollywood Dream

    This segment could arguably fit into Volume III, but given its significance to the L.A. community, it seemed worthy of special attention. Sure, Hollywood is filled with Jews, but what does it take to succeed as a Jew?  I talked to a professional in the business to find out.

  • VideoGuide to L.A. - Volume 3 - Jewish L.A.

    By Jay Firestone

    October 16, 2008 | 4:43 pm

    Volume III: Jewish L.A.—Online Oct. 17

    With one of the largest Jewish populations in the country, Angelenos don’t hesitate to flaunt the city’s Jewish culture. Discover the exciting opportunities of the Jewish neighborhoods—from the butcher shop to a great place to buy a yarmulke.

    For a full schedule, click here.

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  • VideoGuide to L.A. - Volume 2 - driving

    By Jay Firestone

    October 10, 2008 | 1:29 pm

    The other key to enjoying this city is, of course, your car. When I moved out West, I was a timid, passive driver. Now I’m aggressive, confident and, most importantly, mostly safe. Follow my tips and you’ll feel confident behind the wheel ... and you won’t even have to lift a finger, let alone “the finger.”

    Click here for a full schedule.

  • VideoGuide to L.A. - Volume 1 - looking the part

    By Jay Firestone

    October 2, 2008 | 3:18 pm

    In this how-to style segment, I reveal the most important aspects of visiting Los Angeles: fitting in. Because nobody wants to look like an outsider or worse—a tourist—I’ll teach you the secrets of blending into the L.A. scene. And in no time, you’ll be wearing a T-shirt and flip-flops as you sip on a tall caffeinated beverage.

    Click here for a full schedule.

  • My VideoGuide to Los Angeles

    By Jay Firestone

    September 25, 2008 | 2:05 pm

    VideoJew’s VideoGuide to Los Angeles trailer


    The Fall Season: VideoJew’s VideoGuide to Los Angeles

    In the past year, under my online video persona, VideoJew, I’ve explored much of the Los Angeles Jewish community and shared it with the YouTube-viewing nation.

    You’ve seen me... read on

  • Exclusive VIDEO - Vigil at Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles

    By Jay Firestone

    August 7, 2008 | 10:47 pm

    One day before the scheduled opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Jewish World Watch (JWW) hosted a vigil outside the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles to urge the Chinese government to act on behalf of Darfur.

    To read my full article at JewishJournal.com, click here.

     

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