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VBS in the Press

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  • Hollywood cop-movie rabbi shocked by the criminality on his Los Angeles doorstep
    The Jewish Chronicle , July3, 2024
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  • Zionist Rabbinic Coalition gathers in D.C. to bond, hear speakers and hold meetings on Capitol Hill
    eJewish Philanthropy | eJP , May 24, 2024
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  • More than 300 Clergy Members Sign Letter Asking Columbia University To Protect Jewish Students.
    Jewish Journal, April 24, 2024
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  • Rafah and the Ten Plagues 
    Article by Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz, The Jerusalem Post, April 2, 2024
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  • Purim: Jewish Women's Day 
    Article by Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz, Jewish Journal, March 21, 2024
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  • Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue Announces Grand Reopening of Renovate Sanctuary, Social Hall, and Atrium
    PR Newswire, February 20, 2024
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  • A Hanukkah without decorations? L.A. Jews struggle with a holiday amid Israel-Hamas war
    Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2023
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  • Bring Hersh Home, Bring Them All Home
    Cover Story by Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz, Jewish Journal, October 26, 2023
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  • Universities of Moral Bankruptcy Must Prompt an American Jewish Realignment
    Article by Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz, Jewish Journal, October 19, 2023
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  • Our Front in the War: Fighting Against Media
    Article by Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz, Jewish Journal, October 11, 2023
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  • Zionist Rabbis Embark on an Extraordinary Journey
    Jewish Journal, July 12, 2023
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  • Shalom Square Dedication, Camp Bob Waldorf Golf Classic, VBS Gala
    Jewish Journal, May 17, 2023
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  • VBS Fusion Attracting a Younger Generation
    Jewish Journal, March 3, 2023
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  • Jewish people from all over the world are family, we are family
    Article by Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz, The Jerusalem Post, December 21, 2022
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  • Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $2.5 Million in Cutting Edge Grants 2.0
    Jewish Community Foundation, November 17, 2022
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  • Chicago to Hollywood to Encino: Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz’s Route to VBS
    He succeeds longtime Senior Rabbi Ed Feinstein, who is stepping back, not away. Feinstein, who joined VBS in 1993 and was senior rabbi for 17 years, followed the late legendary Rabbi Harold Schulweis.

    Jewish Journal, April 14, 2022
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  • The Native American Judaism of LA
    Rabbi Ed Feinstein sees the continuity of a new kind of Jewish life in the San Fernando Valley

    Tablet Mag, February 7, 2022
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  • Screen Time or Scream Time? by Rabbi Deborah Bock Schuldenfrei
    eJewish Philanthropy, April 30, 2021
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  • Pandemic Forces Rosh Hashanah Celebrations to go Virtual
    Fox 11 News Los Angeles, September 2020
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  • Her Torah Study Group Inspires Loyal Following
    Jewish Journal, April 2019
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  • Dresner Birthday
    Jewish Journal, July 2018
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  • These Synagogues Keep Everyone Involved Through Live-Streaming and Recording
    Kehilla Magazine, June 2018
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  • L.A. Community Walks to End Genocide
    Jewish Journal, April 2018
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  • Attending Synagogue Without Leaving Home
    Tablet Mag, February 2018
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  • Most Jewish institutions resume operations after Skirball Fire
    The Times of Israel, December 2017
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  • The Skirball fire destroyed homes, but not the Hannukah spirit for Bel-Air Jewish community
    Daily News, December 2017
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  • Encino Synagogue Serves as a Safe Haven for 23 Torahs Rescued from Skirball Fire
    OC Register, December 2017
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  • Numerous Synagogues, Jewish Day Schools Closed Down Due to Skirball Fire
    Jewish Journal, December 2017
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  • At Valley Beth Shalom, a Sephardic Service With a Twist
    Jewish Journal, November 2017
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  • If you build it, they will come: Valley Beth Shalom confident its new community center will serve its synagogue, students and beyond
    Jewish Journal, October 2017
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  • Valley Beth Shalom Meets People Where They’re at With Engaging, High-Tech Initiatives
    Kehilla Magazine, September 2017
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  • 4 Southern California faith leaders reflect on Charlottesville violence and the ‘toxin of white supremacy’
    Los Angeles Daily News, August 2017
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  • VBS learning center aims to get kids excited about Hebrew school
    Jewish Journal, August 2017
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  • Rabbis must navigate politics and morality
    Jewish Journal, June 2017
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  • Moving & Shaking: Valley Beth Shalom, American Friends of Hebrew University and more
    Jewish Journal, May 2017
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  • Parashat Tazria-Metzora: The burden and gift of empathy
    Jewish Journal, April 2017
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  • Getting organized, with Moses leading from the back
    Jewish Journal, April 2017
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  • An Interview with Maya Wernick, A Teen Volunteer at OurSpace
    The Wire | The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, February 2017
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  • OurSpace Helps the Whole Community Celebrate Jewish Life
    Kehilla Magazine, February 2017
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  • Teaching Math, History and Judaism — Through Cooking
    Jewish Journal, October 2016
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  • Don't Fear the Void
    Jewish Journal, September 2016
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  • Ridesharing To Retain The High Holy Days Spirit
    Jewish Journal, September 2016
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  • VBS Asks Members, "Where Are You?'
    Jewish Journal, September 2016
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  • American's Most Inspiring Rabbis 2016
    Forward, May 2016
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  • What's Happening to Conservative Judaism in America?
    Haaretz, November 23, 2015  
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  • Moving & Shaking: Rosh Hashanah at City Hall
    Jewish Journal, September 24, 2015 
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  • Family's Link to VBS is All Relative
    Jewish Journal, May 29, 2015
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  • Rabbi Harold Schulweis mourned, celebrated at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino
    Los Angeles Daily News, December 21, 2014
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  • Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, 'Rabbi of Rabbis' and world-renowned Jewish leader, dies at 89
    Jewish Journal, December 18, 2014
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  • I Can't Write About the Beauty of Prayer Right Now
    Jewish Journal, November 19, 2014
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  • Rabbi Feinstein Named One of the the 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America
    Newsweek, June 2010  
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