Jewish Journal

Jumping Into Judaism

By Barry Zwick, Contributing Writer

November 24, 2009 | 5:06 pm

John Sullivan becomes the first resident of the Los Angeles Jewish Home to convert to Judaism. Photo by Barry Zwick

When John Sullivan became Yochanan Rachmiel Ben-Abraham earlier this month at American Jewish University (AJU), he made the record... read full article

  • Music Man: From Cantor to Collector to Comedian

    By Barry Zwick, Contributing Writer

    September 16, 2009 | 4:43 am

    Murray Gershenz, a cultured gentleman of 87 who loves opera and served as a Los Angeles cantor for seven years, is getting his biggest laughs on screen...

  • Business Maxims From Noah’s Bagel Maven

    by Tom Tugend

    September 16, 2009 | 4:27 am

    In the age of Bernard Madoff and automated phone option menus in lieu of personal customer service, the words “business mensch” may strike most...

  • First Came Love, Then Came the Manual

    by Elicia Brown

    September 16, 2009 | 4:25 am

    As often happens, Shirley Friedenthal recently met a beautiful older woman who lives alone. And as also often happens, Friedenthal soon learned the...

  • Eight Decades of Jewish Life in L.A.

    by Tom Tugend

    July 22, 2009 | 8:28 pm

    There are some scenes in Martin A. Brower’s book, “Los Angeles Jew: A Memoir,” that bring tears to the eyes of a grown senior citizen.

    On a nice...

  • Mom’s Daughters Add Color to Retirees’ Lives

    by Lisa Armony, Contributing Writer

    July 22, 2009 | 8:24 pm

    Residents of Heritage Pointe retirement community are enjoying a splash of color, and some Orange County teens have forged remarkable new friendships,...

  • Facebook, Make Room for GenKvetch

    by Alex Weisler, Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    July 22, 2009 | 8:15 pm

    Self-described snowbird Marilyn Carroll earned a new nickname this winter as she walked the streets of Florida: Kvetch Lady.

    “I grew up an only...

  • So This Bubbe Walks Into a Bar…

    by Alex Weisler, Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    May 20, 2009 | 4:56 pm

    Like the summer action flick, “Snakes on a Plane,” director Sam Hoffman’s Jewish humor Web site is up front about what it offers: old Jews telling...

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