Yeshivas Ner Aryeh’s Annual Melaveh Malkah Welcomes Chashuve Speaker Brenda Goldstein “Ner Aryeh is a family,” said Yeshivas Ner Aryeh executive assistant Debra Berman at the yeshiva’s annual melaveh malkah at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. “It’s a place where I work, but it’s really a family.…

Yeshivas Ner Aryeh’s Annual Melaveh Malkah Welcomes Chashuve Speaker

S.T.O.P., Look, and Listen Sarah Pachter One Shabbos, I wanted to make a delicious yet healthy dessert. I found a recipe for coconut and hazelnut truffles, and I decided to give it a whirl. The recipe required an unusual ingredient, and I called a few…

Torah Musings: S.T.O.P., Look, and Listen

Dear Readers, It’s said in the name of the Maggid of Mezeritch, “See how precious the body of a Jew is to the Almighty; because of it we have forgone countless mitzvos!” Billions of individuals are currently home. No school, work, entertainment. Just us and…

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Nefesh West Coast Brings Together Local Orthodox Mental Health Professionals Yehudis Litvak Nefesh West Coast, a local branch of Nefesh—the International Network of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals—conducted its inaugural educational and networking event at the Chabad Outpatient Treatment Center. The event was chaired by Dr.…

Nefesh West Coast Brings Together Local Orthodox Mental Health Professionals

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The Power of Suggestion Sarah Pachter On a recent flight to Israel, my family was rather intrigued by the safety guidelines video.[1] Lior Suchard, the host, did a great job of keeping the attention of the travelers. Suchard is a famous mentalist, whose performances have…

Torah Musings: The Power of Suggestion

Finding Your Unique Purpose Rabbi Dov Heller, LMFT Each of us is here to make a unique contribution to better the world based on our unique abilities; to know what one’s unique contribution is, is to know one’s purpose. Besides having a unique personal mission,…

Emotional Health: Finding Your Unique Purpose

Dear readers, Imagine what it would be like if by the click of a button you could spring into someone else and see things from their perspective: their upbringing, their reality, their disappointments, their successes. I imagine the world would be a lot more of…

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Dear readers, Mishenichnas Adar marbim b’simchah! Our ability to feel joyous largely depends on our approach and attitude toward things. A few weeks ago, the skin on our toddler’s face had dry patches. I grabbed Vaseline, called her over, and was preparing to hold her…

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Rabbi Simcha Aaron Green: A Man with a Mission in 2020 for 90210 Running for Beverly Hills City Council Devorah Talia Gordon On March 3rd, Rabbi Simcha Aaron Green will be running for one of two available seats on the Beverly Hills City Council. If…

Rabbi Simcha Aaron Green: A Man with a Mission in 2020 for 90210

Chinuch of Today Weekend Inspires and Empowers Local Parents and Teachers Yehudis Litvak Over the last weekend, the Los Angeles Jewish community had the opportunity to hear from world renowned chinuch experts at the Chinuch of Today events, brought here by Yedidim, an Israeli organization…

Chinuch of Today Weekend Inspires and Empowers Local Parents and Teachers

G-d and Starbucks Sarah Pachter It was December 25th. My husband, Adiv, was home from work, and since most stores were closed, we planned to hike with our daughter, Emmy. The other kids were on playdates, and we were excited to give her some undivided…

Torah Musings: G-d and Starbucks

Our Little Entrepreneur Sarah Pachter When our son, Josh, was just eight years old, he had an entrepreneurial idea—and it led to amazing things! I’ll share his business venture with you momentarily, but first I would like to discuss Parshat Beshalach, my son’s bar mitzvah…

Torah Musings: Our Little Entrepreneur

Dear readers, As of this writing, 24,000 people have caught the coronavirus plaguing China. Online, you can watch the spread of it on maps which update in real-time. While we obviously daven that it be contained and that no additional people get infected or die,…

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