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West Coast Happenings

10 Nisan 5773 – March 20, 2013
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YULA Receives Endowment

The Ronald and Ethel Gruen Endowed Fund for the Advancement of Secondary Jewish Education has awarded $20,000 to YULA Boys High School. As one of eight grant recipients, the funds are intended to either provide need-based scholarships to students or to support the school’s mechinah (beginners) programs. The gift will be administered through Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership.

West Coast Happenings

26 Adar 5773 – March 7, 2013
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USC Shoah Foundation, Universal Studios Create IWitness Video Challenge

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of “Schindler’s List,” Universal Studios Home Entertainment has partnered with the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education for the launch of the IWitness Video Challenge.

France’s Rav Chaim Halpern In L.A.

Andrew Friedman, president of Congregation Bais Naftoli, recently greeted Rav Chaim Halpern, rosh yeshiva of Ohr Yosef Novardik in France.

Yeshiva Day School Of Las Vegas Dinner

Yeshiva Day School of Las Vegas (YDLV) recently celebrated its sixth year of educational excellence with a banquet.

Engineering The YULA Robotics Competition

Last year, Gabriel Naghi (who has since graduated and is now studying in Israel) and Alex Fax, father of then-10th grader Yair Fax, pioneered the YULA Robotics Team, a co-ed squad that held biweekly meetings. Although the team built a robot that could have competed, all of the qualifying competitions were held on Saturday, restricting the team’s ability to progress.

West Coast Happenings

12 Adar 5773 – February 21, 2013
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Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School Participates In Day Of National Service

Led by the Reuben Klamer “Game of Life” Youth Leadership Council, the Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School recently held its first Achieving Chesed and Excellence (A.C.E.) Community Service Program, in response to President Obama’s National Day of Community Service.

Events In The West

28 Shevat 5773 – February 7, 2013
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L.A.’s OU Team Kalinsky In Miami For Yachad Half-Marathon

Taking long Shabbat walks in Beverly Hills bore fruit recently in Miami as Rabbi Alan Kalinsky, director of the Orthodox Union West Coast Region, competed in the ING Half-Marathon as a member of Team Yachad. He finished the 13.1 miles in 3 hours and 20 minutes – by walking and jogging.

Karlsburger Rav In L.A.

Rav Yechezkel Roth, the Karlsburger Rav, began his recent visit to the Los Angeles Jewish community by delivering a shiur at the Los Angeles Chassidishe Kollel.

Events In The West

14 Shevat 5773 – January 24, 2013
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Hungarian Ambassador In L.A.

Dr. George Szapary, the Hungarian ambassador to the U.S., recently visited Los Angeles to discuss political, social and economic matters with that city’s leaders.

West Coast Happenings

29 Tevet 5773 – January 10, 2013
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OJCB’s Chanukah Awards Event

The Orthodox Jewish Chaplaincy Board (OJCB) of Southern California recently held its Chanukah candle lighting program with Jewish inmates at Men’s Central Jail (MCJ), Twin Towers Correctional Facilities (TTCF) and Pitches Detention Center (PDC).

Events In The West

15 Tevet 5773 – December 27, 2012
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U.S. And Israel Celebrate Chanukah In Utah

Chabad Lubavitch of Utah recently hosted its annual Chanukah menorah lighting ceremony at that state’s Governor’s Mansion in Salt Lake City.

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