Shalhevet’s The Boiling Point takes the Gold Crown Deborah L. Gordon Shalhevet High School’s celebrated newspaper, The Boiling Point, won its fifth consecutive Gold Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CPSA) on March 17th, at the organization’s 93rd annual convention at Columbia University.…

Shalhevet’s The Boiling Point takes the Gold Crown

Rabbi Ami Cohen Visits L.A. Schools for Hands-On Kashrus Demo Devora Sambrowsky If the TSA had stopped Rabbi Ami Cohen on his way to Los Angeles last week, they would have been shocked by the contents of his suitcase. Rabbi Cohen specializes in bringing the…

Rabbi Ami Cohen Visits L.A. Schools for Hands-On Kashrus Demo

Kamatech Sparks an Israeli-Haredi Start-up Revolution in USA Steve Walz A neophyte Haredi start-up accelerator in Bnei Brak, Israel, has started to make waves on both sides of the ocean. The Kamatech Accelerator’s CEOs are already attracting interest from Fortune 500 companies. Could the next…

Kamatech Sparks an Israeli-Haredi Start-up Revolution in USA

Dating Favorably Sarah Pachter I recently met with a student of mine for coffee to discuss a guy she has been dating. Before we began, she pulled out her notebook and pen, ready to take notes. She was organized, well put together, and highly intelligent.…

Torah Musings: Dating Favorably

The Most Difficult Part of the Seder Chaim Isenberg Not long ago, I asked a group of people who lead sedarim, “What is the most difficult part of the seder?” Initially, I received answers like, “Staying up,” or “Singing Chad Gadya.” Upon further reflection, however,…

Holiday Series: The Most Difficult Part of the Seder

Dear Dr. T., I would like to hear your opinion on how to deal with my five year old son who is an expert in adding details to stories that never actually occurred (or entirely making them up from scratch). The only way I find out…

Proactive Parenting: The Tall Tale

Dear Readers, L’shana haba’a b’yerushalayim – next year in Jerusalem! Every year Jews in every corner of the world announce this wish at the end of the seder. In fact, we’ve been doing so for the past two thousand years. Picture a yid in Spain…

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Rabbi Yosef Wallis in Los Angeles Yehudis Litvak Last week, Rabbi Yosef Wallis – CEO of the international kiruv organization, Arachim – visited Los Angeles and brought his unique inspiration to the local Jewish community. Rabbi Wallis’s life story was featured in Rabbi Nachman Seltzer’s…

Rabbi Yosef Wallis in Los Angeles

The Power of a Thank You Note Sarah Pachter I must admit, I’m a bit old-school when it comes to gratitude. I often do the “handwritten-note-thing,” despite how nerdy it seems. Any reader who has received a note from me knows what I’m talking about,…

The Power of a Thank You Note

Dear Readers, If you were to go back in time 50 years and describe to someone our current political reality, both here and abroad, relating to Israel and the Jewish people in general, they would insist you were referring to the beginning of the Messianic…

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The Shloshim of L.A.’s Beloved Schwartzie Tova Abady The night after Purim, hundreds of people gathered at the Writers Guild in Beverly Hills, where the Chai Center holds their annual Yom Kippur service, to celebrate the life of Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, affectionately known to Jews…

The Shloshim of L.A.’s Beloved Schwartzie