Jewish Journal

  • December Newsletter

    By Sophie Sills

    November 24, 2010 | 12:03 pm

    Wishing you a warm and peaceful Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. May the hanukkiah lights shine brightly in your homes and may latkes fill your bellies.

    Hahahanukkah! Wednesday, December 8th @ 7:00 pm, Hollywood
    Back again by popular demand: HaHaHanukkah! We invite you to celebrate... read on

  • November Newsletter

    By Sophie Sills

    November 12, 2010 | 12:29 pm

    Color My Hanukkiah | Thursday, November 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Encino
    Create and decorate your very own hanukkiah! Pizza and drinks will be provided and we’ll have a great discussion on the history of the holiday. $12. BUY TICKETS

    Active Outdoor Shabbat Series: Malibu Hike | Saturday,... read on

  • Tzedakah and Buffalo

    Sophie Sills

    October 29, 2010 | 2:16 pm

    Thanksgiving is almost here; and so, American Jews are reminded of a value so fundamental to Judaism that we are commanded to practice it. This is the gift of giving tzedakah. While in practice, many Jews donate a portion of their income to the needy, I argue that the core ideology... read on

  • Days of Awe

    By Sophie Sills

    October 5, 2010 | 1:14 pm

    For me, whether I make it to High Holy Day services or not or commit to the 25 hour fast or not, it is the beautiful act of FORGIVENESS that marks Yom Kippur as more than a holy day, but an occasion to deliver my soul. While “repentance” implies sin, “atonement” suggests... read on

  • TOMS Shoes Event, Backgammon Tournament and More—August Newsletter

    By Sophie Sills

    August 6, 2010 | 2:08 pm

    TOMS Shoes: Style Your Sole Party!

    Wednesday, August 18th, Santa Monica @ 6:30 p.m.

    Design your own pair of TOMS shoes while helping a good cause! You’ll go home wearing a customized pair of TOMS shoes and TOMS will provide another pair of shoes for a child in need.

    This event is... read on

  • July Newsletter: Temecula Wine Tour, Israeli Dancing, Yoga Havadalah and More!

    By Sophie Sills

    July 2, 2010 | 12:37 pm

    Temecula Wine Tour - Sunday, August 1st

    You’re invited on our bus trip to the Temecula wine country. We’re visiting three vineyards in idyllic Temecula, southeast of Los Angeles.

    Your $25 ticket includes transportation, three tastings, and lunch. This event always sells out fast,... read on

  • From Alef: Middle School Fantasies

    By Heather Wolfson

    June 15, 2010 | 1:33 pm

    By Amir Levi
    Featured in Alef: The NEXT Conversation: Middle School Fantasies

    During 7th grade, everyone was having their bar and bat-mitzvahs. I remember before each party, as I would be putting on the same suit I wore to every one, I would ask myself, ‘Will this be the party... read on

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Sophie Sills recently relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles after completing an MFA in Creative Writing. Here she teaching English at National University, composes poetry...

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