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Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
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Bennett Blasts the Beeb and Israel’s Resilience During Wartime
 
Golani Commander Proves Why the Unit is Known for Bravery

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Ruderman Family Foundation Rewards Jewish Organizations for Ensuring Inclusion

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US and European Flights to Israel Cancelled Due to Rockets

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UN’s Ban on the Moon with ‘Stop Fighting, Start Talking’ Message

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IDF Mom Speaks About Gaza Op

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Ban Ki-Moon: Israel Has Right to Defend Country

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Livni: Gaza Op ‘Unavoidable’

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Wounded Soldiers Show Improvement

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WSJ: Hamas Uses Shifa Hospital As Safe Place

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Netanyahu Meets Wounded Soldiers

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Latest Rocket Alert Update: Tuesday, 10:28 pm

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Lone Soldier Funeral Limited to 300 People

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Arab Zionist Takes on MK Zoabi…Again

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IDF Names Missing Soldier As Sgt. Oron Shaul

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Photo Essay: Israel Supporters Rally in NY

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Wanted: Ally for Israel in Cairo Talks

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The Lone Survivor of the Golani 13

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1 MIA as IDF Names 6 Additional Members of the Golani 13

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Morning Rocket Barrage on Tel Aviv / Gush Dan, Rocket Hits Yehud

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Day 15 of Operation ‘Protective Edge’ – IDF Continues to Eradicate Terror Infrastructure in Gaza

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West Coast Happenings
(L-R) Captain Evangeline Nathan, Rabbi Alan Kalinsky, Senior Lead Officer Ballasteros, Rabbi Adir Posy, and Jay Greenstein.
 

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

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“We’ve had a relationship with the LAPD senior leadership for many years,” said Rabbi Alan Kalinsky, director of the OU West Coast Region. “And it is vitally important that we keep that alive as we show the Police Department that we care about them and the work they do.”

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Posted on: October 30th, 2013

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Deborah Raskin, principal at Or HaChaim Academy, an Orthodox elementary school for girls and boys with a middle school for boys in North Hollywood, is one of four recipients of the Milken Jewish Educator Awards.

(L-R) Etta Israel board member Dr. Irving Lebovics; Etta Israel Executive Director Dr. Michael Held; and California State Assembly members Adrin Nazarian and Richard Bloom.
 

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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On Sunday, Oct. 6 Etta Israel’s 4th group home, the Aaron Bloom Home in North Hollywood, officially opened.

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Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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With more than 150 alumni establishing themselves in an array of professional and communal careers and 15 new graduates this fall, Yeshiva University’s Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Yitzy Frankel of Los Angeles has been selected for this year’s cohort.

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(L-R) Sheriff Lee Baca; Chaplain Dara Abaei; California State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg; Senior Chaplain Rabbi Shimon Raichik; Chaplain Gregory Metzger; and OJCB Director and Senior Chaplain Howard Winkler in the executive eighth floor lobby of Twin Towers Correctional Facility.
 

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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During Chol HaMoed Sukkot, The Orthodox Jewish Chaplaincy Board (OJCB) conducted holiday programs for Jewish inmates at Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail and Twin Tower Correctional Facility.

A resident digging out from the flood.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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As a result of more than 15 inches of rainfall over a matter of days in Boulder, Colorado and surrounding areas last month – killing seven people, causing damage to more than 15,000 others, and destroying nearly 2,000 homes – synagogues and its scheduled services took a major blow.

(L-R) Sara Smith of Los Angeles; Adam Eilath of Palo Alto, CA; and Shalom Kantor of Binghamton, NY.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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This past summer, Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education graduated its second group of students and inaugurated a third. The program is one of the few to focus on the unique role experiential Jewish education plays in the transmission of Jewish values and traditions. It arms practitioners with research, methodology and skills in order to increase their effectiveness on the job.

(L-R) Rabbi Gavriel Hershoff, director of Aish-Tamid; Fred Keivanfar, director of Admissions and Finance, ORT-College of Los Angeles; Joseph Neman, director of ORT- College of Los Angeles; Rabbi Mordechai Katz, dean of Bais Toras Menachem; Rabbi Levi Bennish, director of Bais Toras Menachem; and Rabbi Levi Chazan, semicha program magid shiur at Bais Toras Menachem.
 

Posted on: September 17th, 2013

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After several years of negotiations, Yeshivas Bais Toras Menachem of Los Angeles and ORT-College of Los Angeles are joining forces in an educational endeavor.

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Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

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Alex Shloime Friedman, 93, departed from this world on August 18, 2013 (13 Elul 5773) to meet his Creator.

Hebrew- and English-language development through materials and activities that reflect multiple modalities and intelligences.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

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During the past few years Los Angeles has experienced a changing landscape in the area of Jewish education. Older institutions changed formats, such as Shalhevet – which expanded its doors to include a lower school and then reformatted back to a high school. Recently, educators experimented with new models; Yeshiva High Tech and Chabad of South La Cinega each have their own Jewish Montessori preschool. And the latest challenger to L.A.’s educational paradigm is Darko, a Jewish Montessori elementary school.

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2013

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After many Los Angeles high school graduates choose to spend a year studying in seminary or yeshiva in Israel, some return home confused about their next step in life. Some find jobs; others focus on continued education.

The Raoul Wallenberg Statue (Photo credit: Arye D. Gordon)
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013

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Earlier this month the Jewish Family Services, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and numerous L.A. political and community leaders hosted the rededication of the Raoul Wallenberg Statue.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

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Ohel Sara, a new seminary for women who’ve just completed high school or learning in Israel, will open in October. The program, to be housed at the Young Israel of Los Angeles, already has an enrollment of 19 students from outside L.A. – in addition to local students.

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