Progressive Jewish Alliance Hosts Jewish Community Town Hall

WESTWOOD — The Progressive Jewish Alliance at UCLA hosted a Community Town Hall last Thursday, bringing students together to discuss a variety of issues affecting the Jewish community on campus. Brad Fingard, Sarah Schmitt and Tal Newfield organized the event,…

Endorsement: Joey Levin, a Nice Jewish Bruin for Mr. Hillel 2017

Along with SSI, the Bayit, Morning Minyan, and Sigma Alpha Mu, the Ha’Am Editorial Board has unanimously voted to endorse Joey Levin for Mr. Hillel 2017.

Jewish Sorority, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, Kicks Back into Gear

Since its establishment on campus in 2007, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi has developed into an integral part of the Jewish community at UCLA. Founded in 1998 at UC Davis, the sorority’s unofficial motto is, “Jewish First, Greek Second.” Sigma is…

JAM Departs to Ohr Sameach Shabbaton

On Thursday Feb. 16, UCLA’s Jewish Awareness Movement (JAM) took part in Ohr Sameach’s annual New York Shabbaton. Ohr Sameach is a Jewish organization that gives Jews with the desire to learn more about their religious background opportunities to do…

An Armed-Peace: Reaction to the Daily Bruin Cartoon

I personally found it unimaginative, pedantic and, in all honesty, lame. But those attributes in and of themselves do not make the cartoon anti-Semitic, and I think those who denounced it as such were doing so based on a strained interpretation.

WSJ columnist Bret Stephens speaks out against the White House’s hostility toward press at annual Daniel Pearl lecture

“If Trump starts trying to sue the newspapers, it will not go well for him,” Wall Street Journal foreign affairs columnist, Bret Stephens, told the crowd of approximately 300 people gathered for the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at the Anderson…

Pro-Israel Bruins Respond to Palestine Awareness Week with #ChooseLove

This week, the Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA (SJP) held their annual event, Palestine Awareness Week (PAW). According to SJP’s Facebook event description, PAW is a “week full of events to raise awareness about the Palestinian struggle for…

Hillel Speaker Series featuring Dr. Saba Soomekh

The new Hillel Speaker Series, a weekly event featuring a notable scholar or leader in the Jewish community, has created a forum at which students can explore Jewish identity. This past week, students had the opportunity to learn with Dr.…

Daily Bruin Cartoon Draws Outrage

Jewish groups condemned the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper, Monday morning for publishing what they said is an anti-Semitic cartoon. The cartoon, drawn by Felipe Abejón, depicts Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in front of the two pillars of the…

Muslim Student Association: “Understanding the Current Political Climate”

On the evening of Feb. 1st, UCLA students, a majority of them Muslim, flocked into Ackerman’s Bruin Viewpoint room to attend “Understanding the Current Political Climate,” an event hosted by the Muslim Student Association. This event was intended to help…