Meet Hillel Newman, Israel's new Consul General in L.A

South African-born Hillel Newman tapped as Israel's newest Consul General for Los Angeles and the American Southwest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 1:00 PM

LA Jewish center sued to prevent kapparot ritual

Animal rights group launches lawsuit against Hills Hebrew Discovery Center to prevent pre-Yom Kippur ritual involving chickens.Marcy Oster/JTA, 7/29/2019, 5:34 PM

4 dead, 2 wounded in shooting rampage in Los Angeles

The suspect, who was arrested after a 12-hour manhunt in 100 degrees heat, began his rampage by shooting his parents and brother.Sara Rubenstein, 7/26/2019, 12:01 PM

Sandy Koufax statue to be added to Dodger Stadium

LA Dodgers will add a statue of legendary Jewish pitcher Sandy Koufax to their stadium as part of a $100 million renovation project.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 7/24/2019, 11:01 PM

Arab Uber driver kicks 2 Jewish women out of car

LA Uber driver claiming to be a Palestinian Arab kicks Jewish women out of his car after learning they attended pro-Israel event.Marcy Oster/JTA, 5/30/2019, 7:32 PM

LA mayor supports move of US embassy to Jerusalem

Anti-Israel groups slam Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Democrat for supporting US embassy being in Israel's capital.Marcy Oster/JTA, 5/21/2019, 9:59 PM

Over 1,000 guns seized from Los Angeles mansion

'I've never seen so many weapons in my career of 31 years,' Lt. Ramirez said. 'That’s such a big arsenal in this type of neighborhood.'Sara Rubenstein, 5/10/2019, 2:49 PM

US Army veteran arrested for plotting mass attack

US Army veteran who became a Muslim considered various attacks, including targeting Jews, before planning to target white nationalist rally.Elad Benari, 4/30/2019, 12:07 AM

LA to pay $12 million to innocent woman convicted of murder

Susan Mellen, sentenced to life in prison without parole, was released in 2014 with the help of a nonprofit legal organization.Sara Rubenstein, 3/28/2019, 10:49 PM

LA: 1,000 gather to protest Ilhan Omar's anti-Israel rhetoric

Ilhan Omar sparks protests with visit to Los Angeles, as pro-Israel demonstrators denounce what they called Omar's 'anti-Semitic' rhetoric.David Rosenberg, 3/25/2019, 1:50 PM

Anti-Semitic fliers hung near several Los Angeles schools

Flyers comparing Star of David to swastika found near shopping mall, schools.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/20/2019, 3:00 PM

Music school for the blind brings together LA Jews and Muslims

Beyond Vision: Iranian Jews and Muslims living in LA team up to support music school geared towards the vision impaired.Karmel Melamed, 3/11/2019, 8:34 AM

Swastikas drawn in blood at LA public park

Two swastikas drawn in blood discovered at public park near the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/6/2019, 6:10 PM

Los Angeles: Security guard shoots 'belligerent' man

Jewish school in Los Angeles goes on lockdown after security guard shoots man in leg.Ben Sales, JTA, 2/15/2019, 7:16 AM

LA Fire Department declines help from Jewish ambulance corps

Los Angeles Fire Department refuses to allow Hatzalah to assist in 911-type calls, citing county regulations.Marcy Oster/JTA, 2/11/2019, 9:53 PM

79-year-old Jewish woman killed by foul ball at Dodger Stadium

Grandmother of seven struck by foul ball at baseball game in LA's Dodger Stadium died four days after being hit.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/6/2019, 10:29 AM

Cooking in Hebrew

Cooking in Hebrew enables pleasant, relaxed meeting of community members to deepen content of Jewish identity, holidays, and festivals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2019, 9:04 PM

Man caught on camera threatening LA synagogue arrested

Turbaned man who threatened Los Angeles-area synagogue with machete arrested.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/17/2018, 7:40 AM

American Latinos rally in support of Israel

Hundreds of Latino Evangelicals gather in LA for bilingual 'Night to Honor Israel', one in a series of events for Hispanic community.David Rosenberg, 12/2/2018, 3:55 PM

Proceedings suspended against LA ramming suspect

Criminal proceedings against man accused of trying to run over two Jewish men outside LA synagogue suspended.Elad Benari, 12/2/2018, 6:51 AM

Somali refugee charged in ramming attack on Orthodox Jews in LA

Police found knife, Koran in car after 32-year-old Somalian refugee drove from Seattle to LA, attempted to run down Jews.David Rosenberg, 11/28/2018, 11:20 AM

'People are very happy to see an important minister visit'

Eitan Weiss, deputy chief of mission at the consulate general of Israel in Los Angeles, discusses Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's visit.Eliran Aharon, 11/28/2018, 1:34 AM

Man arrested after attempted ramming attack on Orthodox Jews

Muslim driver arrested after he allegedly attempted to down Orthodox Jews while shouting anti-Semitic slurs near synagogue.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2018, 2:08 PM

Suspect arrested for ripping wigs of Orthodox Jewish women in LA

LA police nab suspect accused of ripping wigs off Jewish women in North Hollywood in string of apparent hate crimes.JTA, 11/8/2018, 5:49 PM

LA synagogue sues city and county over destuctive Skirball fire

City, county of Los Angeles sued by local synagogue which claims residents' complaints were ignored, fire could have been prevented.JTA, 8/26/2018, 9:58 PM

Bestselling Israeli history professor boycotting Jewish State?

'Sapians' author Yuval Noah Harrari refuses offer by LA Consulate to host a reception in his honor due to Israel's erosion of liberal norms.Tzvi Lev, JTA, 7/30/2018, 10:32 AM

California: Victim of shooting at Trader Joe's was store manager

Store manager Melyda Corado identified as victim killed in Trader Joe's shooting attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2018, 10:39 PM

Jonathan Gold, LA restaurant critic, dies at 57

Restaurant critic tried to use food to cut class, ethnic lines, bring residents of Los Angeles closer together dies at age 57.JTA, 7/22/2018, 4:07 PM

Why did left-wing activists hurl feces at kosher cafe in LA?

Far-left group organizes protest against Israeli immigrant's cafe, protesting 'gentrification' and owner's pro-Trump views.David Rosenberg, 7/22/2018, 4:01 PM

Man arrested in LA after standoff in grocery

Man breaks into Los Angeles grocery store after apparently shooting two women, arrested after several hours.Ben Ariel, 7/22/2018, 5:00 AM

Anti-Israel groups boycott Women's March over Scarlett Johansson

Pro-BDS groups pull out of Los Angeles Women's March over presence of Jewish actress.JTA, 1/21/2018, 7:42 PM

Most Jewish institutions resume operations after Skirball Fire

Jewish institutions reopen, Los Angeles Fire department says blaze was caused by illegal cooking fire.JTA, 12/13/2017, 12:36 PM

LA Jewish institutions close as Skirball fire approaches

Synagogues in path of massive wildfire tearing through southern California.JTA, 12/7/2017, 5:17 PM

Chief Rabbi of Israel visits California

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef speaks at Los Angeles yeshiva during visit to Jewish communities in Southern California.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2017, 9:25 PM

Rivlin meets LA Mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gives Rivlin a skateboard as a gift.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2017, 3:37 AM

American haredi man jailed in UK en route to wedding

Diplomatic intervention by Aryeh Deri, PM, Foreign Ministry leads to a happy ending after a Los Angeles man's wedding was nearly derailed.David Rosenberg, 10/31/2017, 8:19 AM

3 LA synagogue locations closed over bomb threats

Synagogues forced to close over bomb threats Saturday, preventing holding of Shabbat services.JTA, 6/11/2017, 4:22 PM

Watch: Elderly Orthodox Jewish man brutally beaten in California

Elderly Jewish man beaten on way to synagogue in Los Angeles. Attack captured on security camera.David Rosenberg, 5/23/2017, 11:37 AM

LA judge throws out lawsuit against kapparot Yom Kippur ritual

LA federal judge dismisses lawsuit against syangogue for holding kapparot ceremony with live chicken before Yom Kippur.JTA, 5/17/2017, 10:36 PM

Eric Garcetti elected to second term as LA mayor

Son of Jewish mother elected to a second four-year term as Los Angeles mayor.JTA, 3/9/2017, 2:33 AM

A postcard from LA

There are many Israeli emissaries (shlichim), but I think that with all due respect, we also have a lot to learn from those communities.Sivan Rahav Meir, 2/25/2017, 8:25 PM

Swastikas found in LA, NY

Papers with hand-drawn swastikas left on homes in LA. Swastika found drawn in the hallway of building in WilliamsburgJTA, 2/17/2017, 4:27 AM

Report: LA measles outbreak centers on Orthodox Jewish community

A measles outbreak in Los Angeles County, California, is centered on the Orthodox Jewish community, according to reports.JTA, 1/24/2017, 4:59 AM

$14 million raised at Los Angeles gala for Magen David Adom

A record of nearly $14 million raised by the American Friends of Magen David Adom at a Los Angeles gala.JTA, 11/4/2016, 4:23 AM

At 11th hour, judge allows Southern California kapparot ritual

Los Angeles court lifted a temporary injunction against performing kapparot shortly before Yom Kippur.JTA, 10/14/2016, 4:36 AM

Hours after Orlando attack, potential attack thwarted in LA

Police arrest man after discovering weapons, ammo and explosives in his car; suspect says he was on the way to LA Pride festival.Ari Soffer, 6/12/2016, 10:15 PM

Threat to LA schools believed to have been a hoax

LA congressman says threat that prompted closure of local schools was not a real one.Ben Ariel, 12/16/2015, 12:14 AM

Los Angeles schools shut due to bomb threat; New York stays open

In unprecedented move, more than 600,000 students ordered to stay at home; precise threat unclear.Ari Soffer, 12/15/2015, 8:39 PM

Los Angeles: El Al employees evacuated due to suspicious package

Investigators later determined the package contained non-hazardous liquid.Shoshana Miskin, 12/9/2015, 5:46 PM

California shooters were in contact with 'local extremists'

Reports say Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik had communicated with "people with extremist views" in the Los Angeles area.Ben Ariel, 12/9/2015, 5:16 AM

Prominent Hollywood Jews Support Iran Deal

98 prominent members of the LA Jewish community, most with ties to Hollywood, release open letter supporting the nuclear agreement.Ben Ariel, 8/14/2015, 4:43 AM

Tragedy in LA: Two New York Girls Killed in Car Crash

Friends heading home to Borough Park struck in high speed head-on collision; two others injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2015, 11:03 AM

Rabbi's Car Set on Fire in Hollywood

Rabbi of Chabad of Mt Olympus in LA tells of being woken by explosions after arsonists attacked his car at 2 a.m.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2015, 9:45 AM

'The Glue Connecting Israeli-Americans to Israel'

IAC Annual Gala raises $23.4 for programs and center meant to strengthen Israeli community in LA, ties to Israel.Uzi Baruch, 3/19/2015, 9:08 PM

Los Angeles Conference Confronts BDS Financing and Tactics

Hundreds of individuals to challenge the BDS movement's distortion of history and facts, their guerrilla tactics, and their radicalism.Edwin Black, 3/15/2015, 8:57 AM

Stars, ADL Team Up to Call for Hamas's Demilitarization

Ad in LA Jewish Journal calls to prevent Hamas from being allowed to re-arm, as support for Israel from Hollywood continues.Tova Dvorin, 8/19/2014, 9:19 AM

Pro-Israel Demonstrators Violently Attacked in LA

Attack by PLO flag-waving assailants the latest in a string of assaults on supporters of Israel.Ari Soffer, 7/14/2014, 10:43 AM