State of Liberal Judaism on Campus: Some Thoughts

Click here to see Ha’Am’s Fall 2017 Print Edition: “Growing Pains” Synagogues around the country recognize that evening services on Yom Kippur are a good opportunity to fundraise, and Hillel at UCLA is no different. This year marked my second time at…

Mezuzah Rededicated after Vandalism

Chabad and USAC president team up to replace torn-down mezuzah.

A Call to Action: Treating Everyone in Hillel with Respect and Care

“Even though they like to claim like they do care, no one feels like they care, because at the end of the day, we are not Jewish.”

Fall Quarter Jewish Trips at UCLA: The Comprehensive List

Both Chabad and Hillel at UCLA run Birthright trips each winter and summer that are open to anyone who is Jewish between the ages of 18 and 26. Over 750 Bruins have already gone to Israel on Hillel at UCLA Birthright trips.

Jewish Student Union Established as Forum for Communal Discussion

Image by Satyriconi (CC) The presidents of 18 Jewish student organizations met Wednesday night to reconstitute the Jewish Student Union (JSU), a forum to discuss issues facing UCLA’s Jewish community. Jewish leaders gathered with the hopes of creating a setting where students…

A Meshuga-Free Life: Midterms Edition

Photo by Alberto G. (CC) “We are all mad here,” says the Cat from Alice. But if I have learned anything these past four weeks, it is that UCLA is anything but Wonderland. On the first day of classes, I…

Student Worker Union Polls Members on Whether to Ask UC to Divest from “Oppression of Palestinians”

A recent survey sent out by the University of California student workers union has reintroduced the possibility of a student organizing group demanding the university divest its financial holdings from companies supporting Israel. An Oct. 19 survey sent to members…

From Coast to Coast: Israel Fellow, Amit David Brings Israeli Culture to UCLA

Photo courtesy of Amit David With the start of another academic year, new faces emerge in the UCLA Jewish community — students, professors, leaders and everything in between. They come from near and far, and in Amit David’s case, very far.…

The Unlikely Zionist

Photo courtesy of BFI “Why do you consider yourself a Zionist?” Recently I have been bombarded by this question from all directions. At UCLA and beyond, those around me genuinely do not understand why this Christian, Armenian-Lebanese student has such…