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Community Conversations: Bans, Walls and Dreamers – Immigration in America

Senator George Mitchell has had a long and distinguished career. He served for several years as Chairman of DLA Piper, now Chairman Emeritus. Before that he served as a federal judge; as Majority Leader of the United States Senate; as Chairman of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, which resulted in an agreement that ended an … Continue reading Community Conversations: Bans, Walls and Dreamers – Immigration in America

Community Conversations: The Challenges of Trump’s America

Two of the most thoughtful pundits on the American scene - Peter Beinart and David Frum - will discuss the implications of Trump and Trumpism for America and the American Jewish community. A first-time dialogue between these two thinkers moderated by VBS's Rabbi Ed Feinstein is a rare opportunity to learn about where we are … Continue reading Community Conversations: The Challenges of Trump’s America

JUDJ Rabbinic and Clergy Council Statement in Response to the Tragedy in Charlottesville

Los Angeles -- The Rabbinic and Clergy Council of the group Jews United for Democracy and Justice (JUDJ) released the following response to the tragedy in Charlottesville and the Administration's responses to it. JUDJ is a broad cross-section of more than 2,000 prominent Jewish leaders in Los Angeles. The JUDJ Rabbinic and Clergy Council is comprised of more than 120 rabbis … Continue reading JUDJ Rabbinic and Clergy Council Statement in Response to the Tragedy in Charlottesville