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Reflection and Analysis of Contemporary Jewish Life 


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Recent Articles

The Election Season is Upon Us! What Can We Expect in 2020

eJewish Philanthropy

When Anti-Semitism Arises: A Study in Jewish Communal Behavior

eJewish Philanthropy

Impeachment, Anti-Semitism, the Election: The Trump Presidency & U.S. Jews

The Times of Israel

The New American Reality and What It Means for Jews

eJewish Philanthropy

Upcoming Events

Jews and the 2020 Elections

Thursday January 16th, 2020

7:30 pm

Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Irmas Campus 11661 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90064

With the 2020 presidential election fast approaching, congregants are invited to attend a panel discussion at the Irmas Campus with former Jewish Journal columnist Danielle Berrin, the Wall Street Journal's national religion reporter Ian Lovett, and author Steven Windmueller. Their knowledge and perspectives will provide a greater understanding of the issues important to our community and the country, as well. A Q&A will follow the panelists' discussion.

Surveying Jewish Los Angeles: A Portrait of Engagement
A Groundbreaking Poll of LA County Jewish Voters by the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State LA

Thursday January 30th 2020 

Valley Relics Museum, 7900 Balboa Blvd., Lake Balboa


Dr. Windmueller will present alongside Dr. Raphael J. Sonenshein at the 2020 Kickoff Event for the Executives: Supporting the Los Angeles Jewish Home.

Details & tickets here. 

Tickets include dinner, drinks, museum entrance and program.

Yom Limmud Session: Jewish Political Behavior in the Age of Trump

Saturday February 1st


Leo Baeck Temple, Los Angeles

In this session, we will be examining a number of the unique characteristics that define contemporary Jewish political behavior. What are some of the factors that have contributed to Jewish liberalism? How do we understand the rise of conservative Jewish politics? What is distinctive about the forthcoming 2020 election in connection with the Jewish vote, and how has the Trump Presidency particularly shaped and influenced Jewish political thinking and practice?