Jewish Journal

  • A NEXT Shabbat Experience

    By Heather Wolfson

    April 22, 2010 | 11:31 pm

    by Eric Rosen, Marketing Director of JConnect LA

    Shabbat was epic…..Estee [my wife] was cooking for 2 days straight to get all of the food ready (we were expecting to have 15 people), and she really outdid herself; halfway through the first course a few people jokingly said ‘this is... read on

  • From Alef:  Labeled Goods

    By Heather Wolfson

    April 21, 2010 | 10:47 am

    By Sarah Pumroy
    Featured in Alef:  The NEXT Conversation

    The first time I realized that Jews had money was when I began attending Hebrew school at my synagogue in fifth grade. I remember staring at Lindsay Stein’s maroon wool sweatshirt that said “Fitch” in white letters and... read on

  • National Volunteer Week

    By Heather Wolfson

    April 19, 2010 | 11:32 am

    April 18th-24th is National Volunteer Week. If you’re not already volunteering, now is the time to get moving! Find local volunteer opportunities through Harvest to Harvest here.

    Birthright Israel NEXT Los Angeles recently started a weekly volunteer opportunity with Tomchei... read on

  • Adventures in Wine Tasting with NEXT LA

    By Heather Wolfson

    April 15, 2010 | 9:49 pm

    By: Rebecca Nadel

    I had already been to Santa Ynez for wine tasting once before.  I’d even been to one of the same vineyards we visited.  I had visited Santa Barbara on countless occasions, but I’d never done any of these things with Birthright Israel NEXT LA.  Drinking wine is... read on

  • From Alef: An Unorthodox Coming Out Story

    By Heather Wolfson

    April 13, 2010 | 10:32 pm

    By Jessica Annabelle
    Featured in Alef:  The NEXT Conversation

    Coming out can bring out a wide range of emotions – liberating, difficult, scary, fun, slow, sudden, not actually surprising to everyone but you, political, and super confusing.

    For example, the first time I had a... read on

  • From Israel to LA

    By Sophie Sills

    April 12, 2010 | 11:37 am

    I deliberated, in a state of semi-committed complexity. Jewish? Kind of. When returning from my Birthright trip, and rejoining my relatively non-Jewish community of friends in San Francisco, I wondered how much closer to my people, my religion and my homeland I considered myself. An... 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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