Come hear Dr. Ron Diskin TONIGHT at Kol Ami at 7 pm. Hear about his important research fighting HIV/AIDS. This is a joint program with Israel’s Consul General, the Weizmann Institute, Kol Ami, The City of West Hollywood, Being Alive, Founders MCC, The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the West Hollywood Library Foundation.…Read more »
A prayer for lighting a Yarzeit Candle on World AIDS DAY
Below is a link for a prayer for lighting a candle for World AIDS Day that I sent to my congregation today Please when you light your Shabbat candles tonight light a memorial/yarzeit candle for those who have died from HIV/AIDS. May their memory live for a blessing http://myemail.constantcontact.com/World-AIDS-Day.html?soid=1100447839517&aid=yAkYwHYW7jc.
Walk to End AIDS
We are still celebrating this wonderful week of Sukkot! A time of great joy and a time of great celebration. Yesterday our congregation celebrated Sukkot by walking in AIDS Walk Los Angeles. We joined the more than 30,000 people who took to the streets of West Hollywood to raise funds for Aids Project Los Angeles…Read more »
30 Years of HIV/AIDS
Today is the 30th anniversary of the announcement by the Center for Disease Control of the existence of AIDS/HIV. June 5, 1981 – I had completed my junior year in college at USC. Something had been already amiss here in Los Angeles. Something called GRID-Gay Related Immune Disease. It was fast and deadly. By the…Read more »
World AIDS Day 2010
Don’t forget World AIDS Day is Wednesday Dec. 1. It seems the world often does forget. It does forget those with HIV/AIDS. Whether in Africa, or here in the U.S. HIV is still ever-present. Lurking. Waiting to attack. On Wednesday Dec. 1 we will have a chance to focus the world’s thinking on AIDS. Remind…Read more »
Condoms condoned by Pope.
Just in time for World AIDS Day on December 1 the Pope has finally begun a proper recognition of the important role of condoms in the prevention of AIDS/HIV disease. He has admitted that condoms reduce the transmission of AIDS. This from a Pope and a Vatican and a Catholic Church that has condemned condom…Read more »
Time for a cure
Today thousands of people will walk the streets of West Hollywood to raise money for Aids Project Los Angeles (APLA). This is an important act of charity. And APLA has been a leader in dealing with the enormity of the HIV/AIDS Crisis since the beginning of it. I am glad that people walk and still…Read more »