Commuter students are often forced to park farther away from main campus when Lot 3 is full. Photo: Simon Hurvitz.
By Simon Hurvitz
Lately, commuting students have been feeling frustrated because they are forced by security to park farther away from the academic building. Of the campus’ six total parking lots, the lot directly in front of the academic building, Lot 3, is located nearest to the bottom of Casiano Drive.
According to Sam Levitt, Senior Director of Facilities & Auxiliary Services, “Lot 3 is often filled by donors, the elderly and people who have planned special events at the university.” Commuting students are supposed to park in Lot 4, adjacent to Lot 3. Relative to Lot 3, Lot 4 is located further up Casiano Drive, in between the academic parking lot and the entrance to the Whizin Residential Campus.
Though this is how the parking lots at AJU are ideally supposed to be, over the course of the semester, the parking has shifted. Read more »
Come experience a "world of pure imagination" on Saturday, April 28 at AJU's Willy Wonka Gala.
By Omry Shemesh
Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination, because Special Events Chair Ariela Keller has been working hard to prepare for this upcoming, unique event. This year’s gala will be Willy Wonka-themed. You can expect games, dance music and treats, among the many attractions that play into the entire Willy Wonka atmosphere! Read more »
AJU students participate in last spring's Sophomore Service Learning program, a required course that gives students an opportunity to do community service. Photo: Jessica Yuz.
By Shane Surrey
Going to college in a new city can be difficult, especially if don’t know what to do off-campus. Luckily, there are opportunities for community service not far from our school that will not only expose you to Los Angeles but enable you to help the community.
Community service, an important cornerstone for AJU, enables volunteers to learn a little about themselves while seeing firsthand how they can make a real impact.
SOVA is a food pantry in Van Nuys that works in tandem with the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. Sova is a Hebrew word meaning “eat and be satisfied” – the organization is dedicated to feeding people who are at or below the poverty line.
According to the organization’s homepage, SOVA provides “free on-site services including legal advocacy, job counseling, nutrition counseling, food stamp enrollment, information and referrals, case management and counseling.”
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By Sara Gold, Copy Editor
Meet Lee Chernotsky, an AJU graduate who has gone on to make an extraordinary impact in the community. Chernotsky currently works as the Director of Community Partnerships for Advance LA, a program of The Help Group that gives support to teenagers and young adults with special needs.
Chernotsky says that his first experience working with special needs individuals was a “complete accident” – at the age of 15, Chernotsky happened to work with students with special needs as part of a bar/bat mitzvah tutoring program that he launched at his Los Angeles temple. However, the defining moment that clarified this passion came from his work at Camp Ramah, a Jewish summer camp. Read more »
Summer time madness Photo by jacQuie k via Flickr
Dear Young Yentas,
With summer quickly approaching, I realize that I have an issue moving back in with my parents. I have lived in the dorms at school for a good part of the year and have become an independent person. My question is, after becoming my own person, how do I go home and live under my parents’ rules? Read more »