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  • After bomb threats, JCCs face ‘new reality’

    After bomb threats, JCCs face ‘new reality’

    The FBI and Department of Homeland Security will be assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day.

  • Marvin Hier says he’s ‘proud’ to be Trump’s inauguration rabbi

    Marvin Hier says he’s ‘proud’ to be Trump’s inauguration rabbi

    LOS ANGELES — Rabbi Marvin Hier has known Charles and Seryl Kushner — Jared Kushner’s parents and Donald Trump’s in-laws — for decades. The Hiers and the Kushners have gone to the same kosher for Passover resort, the Arizona Biltmore, over the years. The Kushner family, prominent real estate developers, have also been generous donors to the Simon Wiesenthal Center founded by Hier, for which he now serves as dean.

  • Ezras Cholim volunteers provide care for the ill

    Ezras Cholim volunteers provide care for the ill

    Most people would agree that there is little worse than being sick and stuck in a hospital – except being sick, stuck in a hospital and alone. Launched officially in July 2015, Ezras Cholim, Hebrew for “help for the sick,” is an organization that aims to make sure that everyone in the Phoenix Jewish community – resident or visitor – is cared for in every way when they are ill.

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