The Los Angeles Premier of Soon By You at The Community Shul Yehudis Litvak Soon By You, an award-winning Jewish comedic web series, premiered the first episode of its second season at The Community Shul in Los Angeles. Mostly hilarious, yet at times heartbreaking, Soon…

The Los Angeles Premier of Soon By You at The Community Shul

Mishnayos Baal Peh Prizes at Cheder Menachem Los Angeles On Sunday 13 Sivan, talmidim of Cheder Menachem Los Angeles, together with their Mechanchim, parents, grandparents, relatives and friends  gathered together to mark the culmination of over two months of learning Mishnayos and Tanya Baal Peh,…

Mishnayos Baal Peh Prizes at Cheder Menachem Los Angeles

Waking Up is Hard to Do Sarah Pachter I recently attended a class given by older rebbetzin who had raised six children, now grown. She described a scene from her younger years when her children spanned the ages of six months to 16 years old.…

Torah Musings: Waking Up is Hard to Do

Dear readers, Often, when discussing differing views with others, we reach a point where neither side will convince the other. In fact, sometimes the very same logic will be brought as proof by each side. In the larger political arena, this is true, as well.…

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Book Review: I Love When that Happens by Schwartzie (Chai Publishing 2019) Reviewed by Rebecca Klempner I Love When that Happens depicts the life and work of Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz—or “Schwartzie,” as he was affectionately known. A major figure in the world of Jewish outreach,…

Book Review: I Love When that Happens by Schwartzie

Local Expert Addresses Our Security Needs Yehudis Litvak As the frequency of anti-Semitic incidents increases throughout the world, the Jewish community is reevaluating its current security procedures, seeking to increase security in our institutions. The Los Angeles Jewish community is fortunate to have members who…

Local Expert Addresses Our Security Needs

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Feminine Torah from Bat Ayin Comes to Los Angeles Yehudis Litvak Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum, founder and director of Midreshet Be’erot Bat Ayin: Holistic Torah for Women on the Land, visited Los Angeles during her annual speaking tour, bringing her unique feminine Torah to local…

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Lag B’Omer Concert Unites the Greater Los Angeles Jewish Community Yehudis Litvak The Lag B’Omer Unity Concert last week, hosted by the West Coast Chabad Lubavitch and Kol Yaakov Yehuda Junior Congregation and produced by Rabbi Yossi Burston, brought together 2000 children and their parents…

Lag B’Omer Concert Unites the Greater Los Angeles Jewish Community

Stepping Up on Shavuot Sarah Pachter My venture into public speaking began one Shavuot night in my home in Atlanta, Georgia, after seminary. I was full of excitement over my newly found connection to Judaism, and with Shavuot approaching just days after landing, I began…

Torah Musings: Stepping Up on Shavuot

Transforming Self-Hate Rabbi Dov Heller, LMFT The one gift I would love to give to everyone is the gift of self-love. Self-hate drains a person of his emotional energy. He is constantly at war with himself and others. Transforming self-hate into self-love is like taking…

Emotional Health: Transforming Self-Hate

Dear readers, Two weeks ago, I took our oldest son for a farher, a test by the rosh yeshiva of a local mesivta as part of the acceptance process. In addition to the personal, emotional meaning of coming to terms that our oldest would be…

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Mental Health Panel Addresses Pressing Questions Yehudis Litvak An inspiring and powerful panel event addressing mental health issues in our community was held on Monday, May 13th, at the Harvey Morse Auditorium at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Presented by the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center of…

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Chidon Participants Honored at Harkham Hillel Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy’s honors Tanach students who participated in the annual Chidon HaTanach, an international Bible competition for Jewish youth from around the world. Lead by Zippi Klein, Hillel utilizes the Chidon program in a unique way as…

Chidon Participants Honored at Harkham Hillel

Israeli-Druze Visit Los Angeles in Honor of Yom HaZikaron Devorah Talia Gordon On July 14, 2017, policeman Kamil Shanan went to his assigned station in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound. After completing their prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, three Arab-Israeli terrorists, from the village of Umm-el-Fahm,…

Israeli-Druze Visit Los Angeles in Honor of Yom HaZikaron

Dear readers, Does the individual really matter in our current upside-down world? In a world where the only democratic nation in a region is labeled as the aggressor? Where a congresswoman attempts to rewrite history, even while there are people still alive from that time…

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