Jewish Journal

  • The joy of teaching

    by Rachel Heller

    March 23, 2010 | 2:54 pm

    After teaching for 50 years, Adina Bender is looking forward to retiring this June — sort of.

    The petite, auburn-haired woman crinkles her nose when...

  • A Fierce Eye

    by Leslie Berliant, Contributing Writer

    January 26, 2010 | 11:49 pm

    The first thing you notice about photographer Irene Fertik is her long, gray hair, which flows well below her waist. Although she usually wears her hair...

  • Technology Affects Minds at All Ages

    by Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 24, 2009 | 6:43 pm

    They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but scientific findings seem to indicate otherwise. Research shows that our brains literally rewire in...

  • Actress, author Annie Korzen enjoys high life without sacrifice

    by Adam Wills

    November 24, 2009 | 5:35 pm

    Annie Korzen strolls through the open front door of a duplex condo just north of Carthay Square in Los Angeles, leaving her husband to park their Volvo in...

  • Jumping Into Judaism

    By Barry Zwick, Contributing Writer

    November 24, 2009 | 5:06 pm

    When John Sullivan became Yochanan Rachmiel Ben-Abraham earlier this month at American Jewish University (AJU), he made the record books for one of Los...

  • 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...

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