• Staying for Good

    Whenever he called me from the United States, my uncle asked the same question, “Do you think you’re going to stay in Israel?”

  • For Some the Pandemic is Far From Over

    Jewish Family & Children’s Service has been on the frontline of the pandemic. From where Executive Director Kathryn Miles sits, this global event is far from over.

  • Our Hope is Not Lost

    The urgency of war postpones everything else; war is no time to talk about peace. Yet peace demonstrations fill the streets of Jerusalem, and so Rabbi Mehlman has hope.

MAY / JUNE 2021

  • #Jew-ish or #Jewish?

    Sara Phillips Brown admits that her path to Jewish leadership was mired with uncertainty and many detours, but she is now following the footsteps of her parents and proud to be #Jewish.

  • Women in Jewish Stories

    An email announcing a webinar brought back memories of a former Lion of Judah and the good works of two of the organizations supported by Jewish Long Beach: PJ Library & National Women’s Philanth...

  • Counting the Days

    Rabbi David Cantor reflects how this year has brought a new kind of anticipation, anxiety, and counting of days.


  • Honoring Those Who Perished

    It is our custom at the Annual Yom HaShoah Community Observance for the Long Beach Jewish community to join together and honor the memory of those who perished.

  • Because of This Community

    My Jewish Long Beach story began in December 1996 when I attended a “From The Beginning” Mommy and Me class at the Alpert Jewish Community Center (AJCC) with my oldest daughter, Sara.