Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775
Top Stories
A Catholic step-grandmother and the Jewish triplets she adopted are the protagonists of a story that transcends faith, generations and community.
Rabbi Mira Wasserman urges the Jewish community to make parenting a more viable and affordable choice to help address the low birthrate, and Rabbi Eric Yanoff agrees something must be done to prevent us from being the "ever-dying people."
Two months after the student government at UCLA raised concerns over the Jewish background of Rachel Beyda, a similar incident has emerged at Stanford University when candidate Molly Horwitz’s Jewish background was called into question by the Students of Color Coalition.
A reader wonders what to do after a non-Jewish friend used the word "Jew" as a derogatory term and then dismissed concerns that doing so was inappropriate.

The Calendar

Sat. Apr 18
Temple Brith Achim
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Sat. Apr 18
Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El
8:30 PM-10:15 PM
Sun. Apr 19
Musical Rosh Hodesh at Temple BZBI
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
9:00 AM-10:00 AM



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