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Lea Silverman

  • Teleconferencing With Tel Aviv

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The classroom looks like any other -- Formica tiles on the floor, florescent lights on the ceiling and rows and rows of desks. But what happens in this utilitarian space located on the second floor of UCLA's Public Policy building is anything but ordinary.

    Every few weeks the...

  • The new face of Russian Jewry

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Tatyana Sharfman applied to immigrate to the United States, she was not yet sure that she wanted to leave her native country of Russia. Her aunt, who had left Russia in 1992 and now lives in the San Fernando Valley, was determined to bring over the rest of the family, and so...

  • Campers Hit the Great Outdoors

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The tomato plants are thriving. Their leafy green stalks shoot straight out of the moist brown earth and sway gently in the breeze. The lettuce, alfalfa and spicy greens starts also look healthy. Herbs grow everywhere. This garden, like all gardens at one time, is still in its...

  • Russian Singer’s Star Shines Again

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The waitress at Canter's Deli looks vaguely annoyed as Aida Vedischeva makes herself at home in a back booth, spreading her memorabilia across the table. The Russian singer is coiffed in the platinum blonde Marilyn-style hairdo of decades ago, and her green eyes are brought out by...

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  • Egyptian Woman Speaks Out for Israel

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Nonie Darwish spreads an Egyptian newspaper across her knees and points to an old black-and-white photograph of a family. She identifies her father, mother and siblings in the photo.

    "I am 8 years old here," she says and gestures to the image of a serious little girl. The photo was...

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