What are Jewish bruins thankful for?

Jackie Schaeffer I am thankful for the dignity that my community shows. More so, I’m thankful for our resilience — thankful that we approach the world with hope.       Orly Termeie I am thankful for my family. My…

6 ways to show you are proud of your Judaism

On Saturday, October 27th, a gunman opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue killing 11 innocent Jews and injuring 6 others. The attack occurred at Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. With the occurrence of this tragedy, the…

12 Best Kosher Foods to Buy at Trader Joes

Trader Joe’s is well known for their healthy and cheap options, but in the Jewish world, they are well-known for the large variety of Kosher and pareve products on their shelves. With such a wide variety, here are a few…

The Impossible Kosher Cheese Burger

A cheese burger – the quintessential non-Kosher food. And now, it has arrived for the Kosher consumer. In late May, the Impossible Burger received Kosher supervision. The patty is a plant based meat substitute, which the company advertises as tasting,…

Can Jewish Stereotypes in TV Be Used For Good?

As I continue to watch TV shows like The O.C. and New Girl, both of which contain prominent Jewish characters that express their religious backgrounds freely, my immediate reaction is a proud and happy one. I think that it is so cool that TV…

Waking Lions: A Predator’s Choice

Israeli writer Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, acclaimed author of the novel Waking Lions, named one of New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2017, spoke UCLA’s Fowler Museum Feb. 22. She participated in a dialogue about the background of her book and…

Generation “J”: Who are we?

The Ha’Am team is proud to present our Winter 2018 print edition, Generation “J”: Who are we?    

Prepare for Purim: A UCLA schedule of events

In 2017 The Forward named UCLA “America’s third best college for Jews” and the best on the West Coast. UCLA’s numerous Jewish organizations, the availability of kosher food and the school’s Jewish studies program all factored into the decision. As Purim approaches, the…

Announcing: Kol Ha’Am

Ha’Am Newsmagazine is proud to announce our latest initiative, Kol Ha’Am, UCLA’s brand new Arts and Literary Magazine. Kol Ha’Am, literally meaning “voice of the people” in Hebrew, is dedicated to showcasing Jewish creators and to exploring the Jewish experience…

Namaste: And Then, There was Light

Click here to see Ha’Am’s Fall 2017 Print Edition: “Growing Pains” As I rolled up my yoga mat upon concluding the day’s class, a strong feeling of deja vu washed over me. I remembered that I had felt this great feeling of…