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Claudia Boyd-Barrett

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On a Birthright trip, love is born

Sagi Alkobi almost didn’t go on the Taglit-Birthright Israel trip. It was August 2008, and the then-20-year-old student at The City University ...
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Benjamin de Toledo: Leap of Faith to excellence

For Benjamin de Toledo, a senior at New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) in West Hills, the key to success is simple: hard work.
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Milana Bochkur Dratver: Science Is in Her Cells

Milana Bochkur Dratver is still in high school, but already the 18-year-old has worked in a top university research lab, had her work published in a scientific journal and is listed on a patent for material designed to be used in space.
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Surf & Suffering

The words on the other end of the phone line punctured the warm, Montecito spring day and shattered Shaun Tomson’s world in an instant.
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Food Trucks: The New Wedding Catering Go-To

Andrea Tzadik didn’t intend to have a food truck as part of her daughter’s wedding celebrations this past July, but when the caterer she hired ...
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