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IN THE MAGAZINE

“The Vietnam War”

Diversions, September 2017
by Brie Stimson

The Family that Plays Together Stays Together

Getting to know the Wingard family and three generations of artistic endeavors
by Pat Launer

The Teaching Bench

Living on the Front Page, September 2017
by Andrea Simantov

FROM THE ARCHIVE

The Surprises of Jewish and Polish Poland

The last thing I expected to find in Poland was a hot Jewish scene. I had to rub my eyes to believe what I was seeing. Travelers of all religions, ages, cultural backgrounds, and nationalities flocked to Jewish-related sites eager to explore a world that was all but eliminated when Nazi Germany murdered 3,000,000 Jews,… Read More »

The Jewish Millennial Project

There is plenty of conversation around the term “Jewish millennials” and what they want out of their jobs, their lifestyles, their philanthropy, their spirituality. A big focus of “the establishment” (older generations that hold positions of power in Jewish organizations) is how will this next generation of Jewish people embrace and engage with their Judaism,… Read More »

Suspension of Western Wall deal leaves Jewish leaders feeling betrayed

They’ve tried strongly-worded statements. They’ve tried private meetings with the prime minister. They’ve tried negotiations, protest and prayer. But for the past five years, despite broad internal consensus and consistent pressure, the American Jewish establishment has been unable to persuade Israel’s government to create an equitable space for non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall. The… Read More »

Lawmakers Urge Trump to Appoint White House Jewish Liaison

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on President Donald Trump to appoint a White House liaison to the Jewish community. Reps. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., are asking members of Congress to sign a letter to the president. Rosen and Zeldin are Jewish. “While it is still… Read More »

EVENTS CALENDAR

Sep
20
Wed
Monthly National Organization for Women (NOW) Meeting
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm

Come early to meet other members for the 30-Minute Social, where beginning at 6:00 pm, we will socializing from 6 pm-6:30 pm.

Sep
21
Thu
An evening with women writers
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm

Your Own Girl Friday and the Women’s Museum of California present an event to celebrating women writers. We will be welcoming the following women; Sheila Fugard, Ally Loprete, Los Angeles Author Dr. Carol Soloway, Geri Westphal for an evening of readings, questions and signings of their books.

PET Talk: Project Wildlife
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn about our wild neighbors and their importance to our ecosystem. Meet a Project Wildlife ambassador and gain a greater knowledge of local wildlife!

Video Games to The Rescue at Fleet Science Center
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Some people think video games are only good for mindless entertainment, but technology developed in the gaming industry is being used for everything from brain research to drug development to innovative therapies for stroke patients. On select Thursdays of every month the Fleet invites local scientists, researchers and engineers to talk about how video game technology is helping them find imaginative solutions to the world’s challenges.

Sep
23
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well as through the lenses of history, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided.
Golda’s Balcony
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm

The life and times of Golda Meir, a woman who rose from the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset in Israel, to become one of the most influential leaders of the Twentieth Century. Directed by Melissa Malloy, and starring M. Susan, Golda’s Balcony covers the story of a people who faced centuries of discrimination, segregation, and abuse throughout European history.

Sep
24
Sun
Golda’s Balcony
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm

The life and times of Golda Meir, a woman who rose from the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset in Israel, to become one of the most influential leaders of the Twentieth Century. Directed by Melissa Malloy, and starring M. Susan, Golda’s Balcony covers the story of a people who faced centuries of discrimination, segregation, and abuse throughout European history.