Chana Levitan Addresses Singles at YICC/Shalom Bayit L.A. Event January 13th, Shalom Bayit L.A. and the Young Community at Young Israel of Century City (YICC) co-hosted an event with marriage and dating coach, Chana Levitan. Over a hundred people attended the event, entitled “How to…

Chana Levitan Addresses Singles at YICC/Shalom Bayit L.A. Event

Rabbi Yosef Kushner Leads Two-Day Yarchei Kallah At LINK Kollel in L.A. Rabbi Eli Stern The LINK Kollel in Los Angeles hosted a two-day yarchei kallah during the legal holiday on December 31st and January 1st on the subject of “Unfair Business Competition.” The maggid shiur was Rabbi…

Rabbi Yosef Kushner Leads Two-Day Yarchei Kallah At LINK Kollel in L.A.

Taking Baby Steps toward Greatness Sarah Pachter Anyone who has ever watched a toddler learning to walk knows how exciting it can be to witness. Over the course of a year, infants go from uncoordinated newborns, to crawling and curious babies, and then, suddenly, those…

Torah Musings: Taking Baby Steps toward Greatness

Humor: Bad Publicity Rebecca Klempner My latest book has just come out—meaning, it has arrived in the United States, but not yet at my home. In general, that’s a good thing. But it’s also preventing me from writing my next book. Last week was my…

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How to Deepen Any Relationship Rabbi Dov Heller, LMFT Choosing to be vulnerable is the one sure way to deepen any relationship. When you choose to be vulnerable, you put yourself in an emotionally dangerous position by telling the truth about how you feel about…

Emotional Health: How to Deepen Any Relationship

Dear Readers, What is it about cynicism that’s so appealing? For some people, it’s almost like a drug beckoning us to ride its high. Is it the false sense of strength of being able to say, “I think it didn’t happen,” or “Who said it’s…

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Book Review: Secret & Sacred by Yehudis Litvak (2018) Reviewed by Teva Saks In this final book in Yehudis Litvak’s young adult trilogy that began with Swords & Scrolls, the Chanukah saga is about to take a darker plunge. This historical novel guides the reader…

Book Review: Secret & Sacred by Yehudis Litvak (2018)

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Tribute: Moshe Arens, One of Israel’s Greatest Defenders Moshe Arens, who served multiple times as both as Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs, was much more than a career politician. He was a man who dedicated his life to defending the State of…

Tribute: Moshe Arens, One of Israel’s Greatest Defenders

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Flask or Fuel: Do you have it in you? Sarah Pachter It’s neither Chanukah nor Purim, but as we’re traveling from one to the other, here is an idea that links the two: One day, many years ago, I was racing around Manhattan from errand…

Torah Musings: Flask or Fuel: Do you have it in you?

Dear readers, It’s counterintuitive, but the older we get—obtaining wisdom, achieving goals, and gaining mastery over ever greater skills—the more we perceive the Creator’s involvement in our lives and His ability to lend us the strength to be who we are meant to be. Yet,…

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Los Angeles Yachad Hosts Its Second West Coast Family Shabbaton Los Angeles Yachad hosted their second West Coast Family Shabbaton in Orange County, California, from November 9-11, 2018. The West Coast Family Shabbaton is a weekend retreat designed to offer families with special needs respite,…

Los Angeles Yachad Hosts Its Second West Coast Family Shabbaton

Israeli Minister Shaked Helps Strengthen Jewish Ties at Beth Jacob Brenda Goldstein On November 29th, Congregation Beth Jacob of Beverly Hills welcomed MK Ayelet Shaked, Minister of Justice of the State of Israel. When introducing Minister Shaked, Rabbi Kalman Topp pointed out that the UN…

Israeli Minister Shaked Helps Strengthen Jewish Ties at Beth Jacob

Family First: The OU West Coast Torah Weekend Yehudis Litvak The 28th annual OU West Coast Convention, which took place over the past weekend, brought together hundreds of Jews from various communities throughout Southern California in the common pursuit of Torah learning and strengthening family…

Family First: The OU West Coast Torah Weekend

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Chabad of the Valley Lights Up Universal Studios CityWALK Chabad of the Valley’s highly acclaimed “Chanukah at CityWALK” has become known as the preeminent Chanukah event on the West Coast and this year was no different as families came out in record numbers and flocked…

Chabad of the Valley Lights Up Universal Studios CityWALK