U.S. Representative Brad Sherman on Israel and SJP: Interview by Grayson Peters

Congressman Brad Sherman is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California’s 30th Congressional District. Congressman Sherman is Jewish, a member of Encino’s Valley Beth Shalom synagogue, and a strong advocate for Israel. As a Congressman,…

Meet your next Jewish USAC President

I sat down with Claire Fieldman, the incoming president of UCLA’s student government and an active member of the Jewish community on campus. Here’s what we talked about:   So let’s start out – Congratulations on winning the election! Thank…

Water in the Middle East and Africa conference showcases Israeli innovation

The Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, along with nine other other campus organizations, held a conference on water in the Middle East and Africa on May 7 at the Faculty Center. Dozens of students, faculty, industry professionals and even several…

UCLA Professor Judea Pearl on Jewishness, Israel, and BDS

Judea Pearl is an Israeli-American professor of Computer Science and statistics at UCLA, the director of UCLA’s Cognitive Systems Laboratory, and a Turing Award recipient recognized for his contributions to the field of artificial intelligence by his invention of Bayesian…

Ha’Am Launches UCLA Jewish Community Survey

Ask three Jewish organizations what Jewish life on campus looks like and you’ll likely get three (or more) answers. Ask Jewish students, however, and you might get a more realistic picture of what the Jewish campus experience is actually like.…

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…

Rahm Emanuel Speech Interrupted by Protesters

During a speech on campus this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined his vision for urban renewal and argued that Chicago ought to serve as a model for the rest of the nation, continuing to speak despite repeated and loud…

Student workers’ divestment demands may be bad news, despite no mention of Israel

UAW 2865, which represents UC campus TAs, included a “financial practices” demand in a new list of goals ahead of contract bargaining with system administrators in June.

Pro-Palestinian Activists Protest on Campus

Approximately twenty activists involved with Students for Justice in Palestine marched through the UCLA campus on Wednesday afternoon in protest of the state of Israel, its alleged human rights violations and President Donald Trump’s proposed immigration policies. Donning megaphones, flags…