Los Angeles News

Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

Author: Congregation Kol Ami Staff Published: January 12, 2017

West Hollywood’s Congregation Kol Ami is once again offering 2 $2500 college/grad school scholarships for LGBTQ Students… Read more

A Nonprofit to Fund Trans Surgeries

Author: Julie Compton Published: December 22, 2016

American Jewish University alumnus Jacob Rostovsky started a nonprofit that subsidizes surgeries and hormones for transgender people.… Read more

How Rape Culture Kept Me From Coming Out Sooner

Author: Emily Heaps Published: November 22, 2016

Eighteen-year-old NCJW LA intern Emily Heaps was reluctant to come out, and then went from being ashamed… Read more

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, Jews join in to show support

Author: Eitan Arom Published: November 22, 2016

Love and acceptance were the day’s watchwords at JQ’s Trans Equality Brunch in Los Angeles; Caro Barkowitz… Read more

“Who Will…”

Author: Rabbi Lisa Edwards Published: October 18, 2016

Read Rabbi Lisa Edwards’ inspiring Yom Kippur drash on the value of life and coming out about… Read more

The Pledge

Author: Micha Thau Published: September 29, 2016

Micha Thau, a senior at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles, seeks to make it possible to… Read more

The Flamboyant and Controversial Nir Zilberman Has Left WeHo

Author: WeHoVille Staff Published: October 2, 2016

Nir Zilberman, a known personality in West Hollywood’s local LGBT community, has left the city and went… Read more

Shalhevet head urges Orthodox community to take on LGBT acceptance

Author: Eitan Arom Published: September 16, 2016

Rabbi Ari Segal,head of school at Shalhevet High School, an Orthodox Jewish day school, penned a nearly… Read more

Historic Video Exhibit

Author: Rose Ziff Published: September 13, 2016

Denise Eger, the first openly gay woman rabbi in the world, and now the officiant at Kol… Read more

Things I Learned From Being A Gay Dad

Author: Yanir Dekel Published: September 7, 2016

We are proud to publish this wonderful essay on gay parenting by our own Yanir Dekel, Manager… Read more