UCLA Jewish Alumni Profiles

Introduction by Kate: As we transition from college to our postgraduate lives, we will have an abundance of decisions to make. One may find oneself asking: Will I go to graduate school?…

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!).…

UCLA Jewish Alumni Profiles

Introduction by Kate: As we transition from college to our postgraduate lives, we will have an abundance of decisions to make. One may find oneself asking: Will I go to graduate school? Will I join the work-force full-time? Or maybe…

Jewish Organizations at UCLA

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Historical Ha’Am: “Shakespeare and the Jews” by Natasha Zwick

When I was flipping through some old Ha’Am newspapers this week while searching for a Historical Ha’Am article, I came across the title “Shakespeare and the Jews,” and my attention was immediately fully devoted to this piece. As an English…

How to Make the Most Out of Your UCLA Jewish Experience

So you got into UCLA? Mazel Tov! Getting into UCLA is only the beginning. Now is the fun part: making Jewish Bruin Experiences! Can you check them all off? 1. Read a Ha’Am Article:  Just keep reading and this one…

Historical Ha’Am: “Hate on the Net” by Rachel Miller

Welcome back to campus for the Winter Quarter, Bruins! As you shuffle into your new classes (or back to work, if you don’t attend UCLA as a student), you will likely experience a strong desire to tweet, text, or otherwise…

Hanukkah Gift Guide

As Hanukkah fast approaches (Dec. 22 this year), there arises the annual question of what gifts to get for your friends and family. If you’re tired of giving and receiving socks, gift cards, or body wash, you’re not alone. With…

From Rap to Rock: Top Ten Modern Hanukkah Songs… Besides Adam Sandler’s

“Hanukkah is The Festival of Lights Instead of one day of presents We have eight crazy nights!” – Those are the words famously sung by Adam Sandler on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update on December 3rd, 1994. By that point,…

JoJo Rabbit Review: The Nazi Comedy That Will Have You Laughing and Crying

Writer and director Taika Waititi, best known for his work on Thor: Ragnorak, brings us his satirical dark comedy-drama based during the time of World War II. In the movie, a 10-year-old Nazi-obsessed boy discovers a Jewish girl hiding in…

Ha’Am’s Introductory Hanukkah Guide

What is Hanukkah? Hanukkah comes every year and can be described as a holiday for showing praise and appreciation for the Maccabee’s glorious overthrowing of their Syrian-Greek oppressors. The story highlights their recapturing of Jerusalem and their realization that they…