Disloyal: Fascists Come to UCLA

Fascists are organizing at UCLA.   It’s no secret that the word “fascist” has largely lost its meaning in casual conversation. Liberals accuse conservatives of fascism for hardline stances on policing and immigration, and conservatives accuse liberals of fascism for…

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…

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

Is your UCLA Jewish organization missing from this list? Want to see it featured here? Please email us the name of your organization with an accompanying short description so we can add it! Email us at [email protected] Hillel:  Hillel is…

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…

Disloyal: A Diatribe on Campus Evangelism

“No thanks, I’m Jewish.” In case you’re not already aware, this is the single least effective way to brush off someone eager to trap you into a conversation about Jesus and the good news for your immortal soul. These four…

The Real Rabbis of Westwood: An Interview With Rabbi Dovid Gurevich

This series is named after the popular TV franchise known as the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We have a bit of a different mission, though. Whereas the Real Housewives series aims to highlight drama between its subjects, the Real…

A Jewish Guide to Handling Stress

Stressed out? Some Jewish tips to keep you sane: Another year, another fall quarter. In 2013, when my husband and I were starting out at JAM at UCSB, my husband made a Facebook post wishing all the students much success…

Historical Ha’Am: “Judaism Finds New Home on Campus” by Nader Pouration

Historical Ha’Am is a new weekly column that is focused on bringing archived articles into the electronic age. Each week, Ha’Am staff will choose one article that was printed in our newspaper before the Ha’Am website existed.  While this column…