Gala Extravaganza for Spivak Educational Center Spivak Educational Center hosted its second annual gala event on June 7, 2018. Honorees included it’s the Director of School, Cecelie Wizenfeld, and Sonja Berrin, a Pre-1 master teacher, who inspires her students to learn about the world around…

Gala Extravaganza for Spivak Educational Center

Supporting Jewish Education for All: Morasha Hebrew Academy Dinner Yehudis Litvak The Rachela Silber Peretz Morasha Hebrew Academy, the program where “no Jewish child is left behind,” held its annual dinner at Ahavat Israel Congregation. The hall was filled to capacity as students and supporters…

Supporting Jewish Education for All: Morasha Hebrew Academy Dinner

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LINK Celebrates 16 Years with Gala Dinner and a Visit by Rabbi Krohn The Los Angeles Intercommunity Kollel (LINK) celebrated its 16th anniversary on May 30th with a Gala Dinner, featuring Rabbi Paysach Krohn as guest speaker. Over 400 friends and supporters packed into the Nessah Synagogue’s…

LINK Celebrates 16 Years with Gala Dinner and a Visit by Rabbi Krohn

Bais Naftoli Holds 26th Annual Breakfast A standing-room-only audience celebrated the 26th Annual Breakfast at Congregation Bais Naftoli. The event honored Morton Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America, and Dr. David S. Frey, Director, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, U.S. Military Academy West Point.…

Bais Naftoli Holds 26th Annual Breakfast

Dear readers, The 13th principal of faith listed by Maimonides is, “I believe that the dead will be brought back to life.” Why is it so important that those who have passed away come back to physical life? What’s more, why is it a fundamental…

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A Summer Overview of California’s Bicycle Laws Michael Rubinstein, Esq. Summer is here! With warmer weather and longer days, more and more bike riders are heading outdoors to enjoy their time on two wheels. It’s a perfect time for a refresher on the relevant laws…

Ask The Attorney:A Summer Overview of California’s Bicycle Laws

Villaraigosa as Governor Rabbi Hershy Z. Ten       On June 5th, the score card on who will be the contenders for the gubernatorial race in California will be set in print.  While there are 27 candidates vying for this coveted role, only 2 will be chosen…

Op-Ed: Villaraigosa as Governor

An Apology to My Fellow Artists Rebecca Klempner Counting from the first time I sold a piece of my writing, I’ve been a professional writer for 13 years. And I have something to confess. Since I’m rather smart when it comes to dishing out advice…

Humor: An Apology to My Fellow Artists

The Depth of Disney’s Inside/Out Rabbi Dov Heller, LMFT The Disney animated movie, Inside/Out, teaches one of the most powerful principles I know for authentic transformation: We experience joy by embracing sadness and other troubling feelings. At first glance it doesn’t make sense – it…

Emotional Health: The Depth of Disney’s Inside/Out

Dear readers, We’re told, “Fix yourself first, then fix others.” The reasons usually given are these: You can’t help someone else without helping yourself first. In the words of flight attendants everywhere, “Make sure your oxygen is secured before helping others with theirs.” It’s hypocritical…

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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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