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Author illustrates violins as hope

Author illustrates violins as hope
In remembrance of Kristallnacht, students, faculty and members of the Jewish community gathered at the Campus Center Ballroom Sunday to hear author James A. Grymes give an emotional presentation on his book, “Violins of Hope.” Grymes is not Jewish and had little knowledge of Jewish culture when he embarked on the journey of research, learning more about the role of violins in Jewish culture during... 

Sukkah built for Sukkot celebration

Karla Rendon News Editor The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Hillel hosted an all-day celebration for Sukkot, which included Israeli food, a movie and the building and blessing of a sukkah in Sneaky Park on Wednesday. University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner organized the event to help make the celebration possible. Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the Israelites’ walking through... 

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music
Pianist Grace Zhao presents “In a Remote Place” Monday in the Presidents Dining Room. Zhao graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and completed her doctorate in musical arts. / photo by Jessica Harsen Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Simple piano lessons from Jewish composers Wolfgang Fraenkel and Julius Schloss, turned China’s classic folk musician, Sang Tong,... 

Hillel Festival plays classic films for students

Cody Luk Staff Writer Jewish students and people interested in Judaism and Jewish culture came together to share common cultures through a variety of films during the first Hillel Film Festival at 10 p.m. from Oct. 21 to Oct. 24 at Theater 212. The event was started when a few members of Hillel, a Jewish club on campus, came up with a list of Jewish culture-related movies, said Jake Huberman, visiting... 

Hillel gives ULV a taste of Sukkot

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Hillel, a Jewish club at the University of La Verne, hosted its second annual event Tuesday to celebrate the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The holiday commemorates the biblical period after the departure of the Israelites from Egypt when they wandered the desert and lived in temporary dwellings for 40 years, said Jake Huberman, Hillel adviser and visiting professor... 

Gurock recalls Kristallnacht

Gurock recalls Kristallnacht
Jeffrey S. Gurock was the second guest lecture in the Kristallnacht Lecture series in Morgan Auditorium. Gurock presented “While the Holocaust Raged: New York Jews on the American Home Front, 1938-1945” on November 8. Gurock spoke of his personal experiences growing up Jewish in New York and how his father, a Jewish firefighter, influenced him as a little boy. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Mariela... 

Hillel Jewish club builds Sukkah for holiday

Hillel Jewish club builds Sukkah for holiday
The Hillel Jewish culture club built and decorated a Sukkah in Sneaky Park on Wednesday. It commemorated the first day of Sukkot, a Jewish festival during which the Hebrew people were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. The most sacred location is the Wailing Wall, a remaining portion of the wall that surrounded the Jewish Temple Courtyard. The traditional Sukkah is a hut covered... 

Hillel club explores Jewish traditions

Karo Chaklasyan Arts Editor With support from President Devorah Lieberman and Chaplin Zandra Wagoner, a group of students this semester formed Hillel, a student organization hoping to bring Jewish culture and traditions to campus. “Diversity is one of the pillars of the University of La Verne,” said Visiting Professor of Television Jake Huberman, adviser to Hillel, “The only way to be diverse... 

Paloma lectures on Spanish-Jewish experience

Paloma lectures on Spanish-Jewish experience
Vanessa Paloma, an internationally known performer, scholar and lecturer, spoke Thursday in the Campus Center about Sephardic Jewish music and culture during the “Golden Age,” an era that witnessed the expulsion of Jews from Spain. The Sephardic Jewish culture emerges from Spanish, Portuguese, North African and Middle Eastern descendants. / photo by Cameron Barr Robert Penalber Staff Writer Internationally... 

Cross-cultural music honors past

Cross-cultural music honors past
Vanessa Paloma performs a collection of Spanish-Jewish music March 29 in Morgan Auditorium that commemorated the exile of Jews from Spain in 1492. Paloma received a terminal degree for a master of music at Indiana University’s School of Music. / photo by Warren Bessant Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Tales of perseverance and celebration about the Sephardic Jewish culture were painted through music... 
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