Jewish Leaders at UCLA Provide Input Regarding Search for New Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The search for a new Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (VC EDI) has launched since the current Vice Chancellor, Jerry Kang, announced that he would be stepping down this year…

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Understanding Kosher

So what exactly is kosher? What does it mean to keep kosher? And what exactly are all the rules one must follow to keep kosher? For someone who (kind of) identifies as Jewish, I found myself asking these questions quite…

Was Mr. Hillel’s Promotional Content Offensive?

I was scrolling through Instagram last week when a post by Hillel at UCLA showed up on my feed. It was a photo of eight men, this year’s Mr. Hillel contestants, in tutus, posing as a group. Upon further investigation…

The Art that Fought the Holocaust

“Black milk of morning we drink you at dusktime  We drink you at noontime and dawntime we drink you at night  We drink and drink We scoop out a grave in the sky where it’s roomy to lie.” Those are…

Historical Ha’Am: “Why I am a Jew…” by Mayim Bialik

In the always confusing and violent world that we live in, it can often be difficult to reconcile our faith with trauma and acts of violence. It is not always to easy to devote the time to work on our…

Dear Rabbi: In the face of anti-semitic acts, how should we act?

“Dear Rabbi” is Ha’Am’s advice column. Every month, Ha’Am will ask one question posed by our readers to five UCLA Jewish leaders: Rabbi Aaron Lerner, Rabbi Alex Kress, Rabbi Naftali Hanfling, Rabbi Dovid Gurevich, and Sharona Kaplan. Their answers will…

Jewish Leaders at UCLA Provide Input Regarding Search for New Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The search for a new Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (VC EDI) has launched since the current Vice Chancellor, Jerry Kang, announced that he would be stepping down this year at the end of his five-year term. As…

Hillel Art Show: Mark Strickland and Susan Cooper Come to Hillel

This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to an art show hosted at UCLA’s Hillel. The showcase presented two collections that will be on display for the next few months that tell two very different stories. One tells…

Historical Ha’Am: “The Founding of Ha’Am” by Zev Yaroslavsky

This week’s Historical Ha’Am article holds a special place in our hearts because it discusses the struggle to found Ha’Am and the benefits that Ha’Am brought to the UCLA Jewish community. We are excited to share the details of our…

Historical Ha’Am: “Getting to Know Yourself” by Calanit Greenberg

This week’s Historical Ha’Am article was chosen because of its relevance to the journey that many of us go through as we navigate our UCLA Jewish journeys. While we are lucky to attend a world-class university of UCLA’s prestige, it…

Historical Ha’Am: “Why the Cover Up? The rhyme and reason for head coverings in the Jewish world” by Debbie Rothberg

This week’s Historical Ha’Am is another informational one. While we are all familiar with traditional head coverings such as the yarmulke, it is likely that not everyone knows the history behind them (I know I didn’t before reading this article!).…