YICC Packed for Yom Yerushalyim 2018 Event A packed house of men and women at the newly remodeled Young Israel of Century City celebrated the 51st Yom Yerushalyim with davening and a musical hallel on Sunday morning, May 13, 2018. Sponsored by the RZLA (Religious…

YICC Packed for Yom Yerushalyim 2018 Event

RCC Hosts Mashgiach Workshop with Rabbi Yosef Eisen The RCC recently hosted a major workshop on techniques for enhancing kashrus for its dedicated mashgichim. On Tuesday, May 8th, over 30 mashgichim joined the RCC Kashrus administrative staff at Adas Torah for an evening with Rabbi…

RCC Hosts Mashgiach Workshop with Rabbi Yosef Eisen

Cheder Menachem L.A. Celebrates Learning Achievements On Sunday, 28 Iyar, talmidim of Cheder Menachem Los Angeles, together with their parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends, gathered together to mark the culmination of over two months of learning mishnayos and Tanya baal peh, as a present to the…

Cheder Menachem L.A. Celebrates Learning Achievements

Keep Showing Up: An Unexpected Lesson From Shavuot Sarah Pachter I’ve always wondered about something. Every year as a Jewish nation, we are supposed to relive the holidays as though the events which we are celebrating are happening right now. For example, on Passover, we…

Torah Musings: Keep Showing Up: An Unexpected Lesson From Shavuot

Dear Readers, A great miracle happened this week. Approximately 40,000 Gazans came to an Israeli border with the intent to overrun it and allow the thousands of violent people among them to flood the nearest Jewish communities – a mere mile away – looking for…

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Hundreds Attend Shalom Bayis Lecture Series at Adas Torah Rebecca Klempner Enthusiastic crowds crammed into two recent shalom bayis events at Adas Torah. Approximately 200 women attended a lecture by Jackie Bitton on April 23rd. On the 24th, 150 men attended given by Rabbi Reuven…

Hundreds Attend Shalom Bayis Lecture Series at Adas Torah

18,000 Attend the Celebrate Israel Festival 2018 in Rancho Park Tova Abady The Israel-American Council held their annual Celebrate Israel Festival on May 6th on a beautiful sunny day at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (Rancho Park). The annual Tiger Squadron Flyover; top entertainers from…

18,000 Attend the Celebrate Israel Festival 2018 in Rancho Park

Lag B’Omer Unity Concert Brings Together Jewish Children throughout the Greater Los Angeles Yehudis Litvak The spirit of celebration and ahavas Yisrael filled the Saban Theatre this past Thursday, as over 2000 children and their teachers and chaperones gathered for the annual Chabad Youth Program…

Mosquito Tones: Hearing G-d’s Messages Sarah Pachter Recently, I was shocked to discover that some teens have been downloading a special ringtone for their cellphones in order to dupe their teachers. It’s called the “mosquito tone,” a tone heard only by young adults and entirely…

Torah Musings: Mosquito Tones: Hearing G-d’s Messages

7 Ways to Become Your Best Self Rabbi Dov Heller, MFT The goal of living is to become our best self. There are many counterfeit expressions of what this means, such as power, success, fame, status, popularity, and wealth. Here are seven ways to insure…

Emotional Health: 7 Ways to Become Your Best Self

Dear Readers, My brother-in-law’s name is Alexander. Some of my wife’s relatives are named Alexander. Many people I know are named Alexander. They carry that name because 2000 years ago, Alexander the Great was kind to the Jewish people. This doesn’t mean he was a…

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Book Review: Yaakov and the Jewel of Jamaica by Nathaniel Wyckoff (CreateSpace 2018) Reviewed by Brenda Goldstein Who knew that Jews sailed the seas as pirates – let alone a rabbi? Once again, Nathaniel Wyckoff takes little-known Jewish history and masterfully weaves it into a…

Book Review: Yaakov and the Jewel of Jamaica

Israel’s Fallen Remembered at the Saban Theatre Tova Abady More than 50 schools, synagogues, and other organizations partnered with sponsors FIDF, Temple of the Arts, and the Consul General of Israel for the Yom Hazikaron Community-Wide Night of Remembrance. The event was held on April…

Israel’s Fallen Remembered at the Saban Theatre

Etta Inaugurates New Headquarters Tova Abady ETTA held a grand opening for their new home in North Hollywood on Rosh Chodesh Iyar. Staff, clients, dignitaries, and community leaders attended the event. Shaina Barnett introduced Dr. Michael Held, Founder and Executive Director of ETTA Los Angeles.…

Etta Inaugurates New Headquarters

Where is My Vacation Now that I’ve Earned It? Rebecca Klempner Like many Jewish women, the weeks after Passover leave me feeling tuckered out. We’ve survived Purim preparation and Pesach preparation – and (unfortunately) in my case a little jaunt to the opposite coast for…

Humor: Where is My Vacation Now that I’ve Earned It?

Dear Readers, There’s a saying: “Acharei mos, kedoshim,” suggesting that after someone passes away, we sing their praises and overlook their faults. While people usually express this truism with cynicism, is it really as negative as it sounds? Some will say that it’s easy to…

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