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Korean Zionist Teaches Taekwando to Ethiopian Immigrants


“Hana! Du! Sa! Na!” – seven children, new immigrants from Ethiopia, stand in two rows and shout in Korean, an the absorption center in Beer Sheva. The children start the session with high kicks – the trademark of martial arts – and use special pads to absorb the blows.

The Taekwo…

CSU to Acknowledge ‘Zionism is an Important Part of’ Jewish Identity

The California State University (CSU) agreed to a settlement on March 20 that includes them issuing a statement acknowledging Zionism’s importance to Jewish identity.

The case, Volk v. Board of Trustees, involved two San Francisco State University (SFSU) Jewish students, identified as L…

Hate and Tragedy in New Zealand


This past Friday, forty-nine people were senselessly slaughtered in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand. With multiple injuries still being reported, this is considered to be the worst terror attack against Muslims in the nation. We are sadly reminded, yet again, o…

Last Chance to Register for Brunch Club


Brunch Club panelists: Rabbi Graubart, Dara Schwartz, and Robyn Cohen.

Our first Brunch Club, Aging with Dignity, Purpose & Meaning, is almost sold out! 

On March 26, at 10:30am, join Rabbi Graubart, Chief Jewish Officer & Director of the Advanced Institute for Judaic Studies, San Diego …

The Secret Jewish History of Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage is as quintessentially Irish as…the Jewish deli?

No, but really. Corned beef and cabbage may be considered the most iconic dish to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day for its Irish roots. But actually, the dish really came from the Jews. More specifically, the Jewish Ne…