Fourth Annual Young Engineers Conference and Award Ceremony Bracha Miriam Turner On May 16th and 18th, the JCC in West L.A. hosted the fourth annual West Coast CIJE Young Engineers Conference and award ceremony for participating schools. The Center for Initiative in Jewish Education (CIJE)…

Fourth Annual Young Engineers Conference and Award Ceremony

Here at Mexikosher, we recently added a new menu item, tacos al pastor. We were delighted when customer Ralph Kostant posted this comment on our Facebook page: As soon as I saw Katsuji’s video showing the newly featured tacos al pastor at Mexikosher, I knew…

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Coasting Through the Highs and Lows of Life Sarah Pachter A few years ago, there was an iPod contest called, “Where’s the app for that?” People were asked to submit their ideas for new apps, and the person who came up with the most creative…

Torah Musings: Coasting Through the Highs and Lows of Life

Don’t Settle for Less Kevin (Arie) Gres It sounded good. It read well. It was described with all that nice, warm, flowery language that makes us feel like we are making the world a better place. It had broad political support of our many politicians…

Op-Ed: Don’t Settle for Less

Norman’s Dairy is Celebrating Shavuos with Miriam Pascal of Overtimecook.com What do you get when you cross chocolate, strawberry, and Greek yogurt? You get rich, creamy goodness in the form of Strawberry Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bundt Cake! Norman’s Dairy, a leader in the chalav Yisrael…

Norman’s Dairy is Celebrating Shavuos with Miriam Pascal

“Do you really need that, too?” Dear Dr T., I know life was really hard for children in earlier times, but, honestly, is there such a thing as just having it too good? My children have just too much stuff, and the minute they get…

Proactive Parenting: “Do you really need that, too?”

Dear Readers, Zman matan toraseinu. The sound of these words alone brings forth an inner joy. Indeed of all the yomim tovim, Shavuos alone allows for no exceptions. One must celebrate the yom tov with food and drink even if one enjoys fasting! “For they…

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Talking about Addiction Prevention in Los Angeles Yehudis Litvak The YULA Girls auditorium quickly filled to standing-room only as about 300 community members gathered together to address and prevent addiction and substance abuse among teenagers in the Los Angeles Jewish community. Eleven speakers, several video…

Talking about Addiction Prevention in Los Angeles

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Memorial Day for Ethiopian Jewry Yehudis Litvak On the 28th of Iyar, which falls on May 24th this year, the State of Israel and the Ethiopian Jewish community commemorate a Memorial Day for the 4000 Ethiopian Jews that perished on their journey from Ethiopia to…

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Locked in a Vault Sarah Pachter A few days ago, I was discussing the article I was working on with my neighbor while we took our morning jog. The subject was how Hashem’s hand is in everything that happens to us, even if the timing…

Torah Musings: Locked in a Vault

Dear Readers, At the end of the laws pertaining to the red heifer, the Rambam writes, “Nine red heifers were offered from the time that they were commanded to fulfill this mitzvah until the time when the Temple was destroyed a second time. The first was…

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An Israeli Journey: A Profile of David Azari Shalom Rubashkin and Alisa Brooks When we were welcomed into David Azari’s home on a cool L.A. night, Prigat and a bowl of nuts were waiting for us on the kitchen table. Azari has called Los Angeles…

An Israeli Journey: A Profile of David Azari

Survivor Profile: Livia Shacter Dena Ackerman I recently had the opportunity to paint Livia Shacter. Livia was born on April 2, 1917, in Czechoslovakia. Being the only daughter, with five brothers, she says her parents spoiled her terribly. She and her siblings were Zionists, and…

Survivor Profile: Livia Shacter