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The Olive Tree Initiative’s ‘Month of Ideas’: conflict education through humor, food, and constant debate

September 13, 2012 by


Throughout the month of May, the Olive Tree Initiative at UCLA planned a series of events aimed at educating the campus community and offering a forum for civil discourse and debate about international conflict resolution. These events attracted students of various backgrounds, as well as non-student community members. For many of the attendees, discussing controversial, […]

Check out our Winter 2012 issue on Issuu!

June 10, 2012 by


>>Ha’Am Winter 2012: Difficult Questions<<

Center for Jewish Studies: Spring 2012 Course Listing

March 11, 2012 by


Click here to see the upcoming courses offered by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies!

SJP and StandWithUs team up to cool campus climate ;)

March 7, 2012 by


Had my only contact with Palestine Awareness Week been the formulaic reactions offered by Tammy Rubin and USAC President Emily Resnick, I would have tread carefully across Bruinwalk the following Monday, wary of falling into the gaping wounds in our campus rent by “loud screaming matches between students” and “phrases that were very disrespectful and […]

March 11: UCLA Center for Jewish Studies brings Jewish music to campus

March 6, 2012 by


Proudly presents a Recital of Jewish and Jewish-themed Music   Performed by members of the UCLA voice and instrumental departments, as well as members of the UCLA Chorale                                     Concert will include works by Maurice Ravel, Lazar Weiner, Leonard Bernstein, Dmitri Shostakovich, Giuseppe Verdi, undergraduate music composition major JACK LIPSON, and more! Sunday, March 11, […]

Orthodox Judaism in the western world: a harmonic business deal

January 24, 2012 by


Businessmen Steven Spira and Paul Cohen address a roomful of students at the JAM building at UCLA. (photo by Tessa Nath) Observant Judaism and the modern world are not always seen as a completely cohesive pair; people often equate the relationship to that between water and oil. However, last Wednesday evening, the Jewish Awareness Movement […]

J Street Director Comes to UCLA

January 10, 2012 by


On Monday, J Street U at UCLA kicked off  the quarter with a discussion with Jeremy Ben-Ami — former presidential adviser and president of J Street. The presentation consisted of a summary of J Street’s policies and a Q&A session with students, staff, and faculty. Ben-Ami, who has familial ties to Israel and has lived there himself […]