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  • Our Favorite Jerry Goldsmith Story

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Film composer Jerry Goldsmith, died July 21, age 75. The following is excerpted from a 1997 interview with The Jewish Journal.

    "In the score for 'First Knight,' the final battle scene was temp-tracked with the ubiquitous 'Carmina Burana.' The director said, 'We've got to have a...

  • Scholarship Takes No Vacation

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Two local synagogues are offering an opportunity for Jewish scholarship this summer, and a third is offering weekly Hebrew classes at all levels.

    Through the Community Scholar Program, Tustin's Congregation B'nai Israel will help host a six-day visit by a professor of Jewish history...

  • Kershaw Museum Plans Ethiopian Show

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Timed to coincide with the Bowers Museum's "Queen of Sheba" exhibit, the Kershaw Museum at Temple Beth El is organizing its own sampler exhibit of artworks by Jewish Ethiopians and Yemenites, who believe themselves to be the queen's descendants.

    The museum is seeking to borrow...

  • Teen Called ‘Amiga de Cuba’

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since traveling to Cuba several times with her mother, who organizes relief missions for Cuban Jews through her travel agency, Daniella Gruber has returned home changed by the experience.

    "Both Daniella and I will never forget the images in our minds of these old Jews, some who are...

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  • Teens Aid Russian Children

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Knowing little about Judaism, 11 Russian immigrant families in the Los Angeles area began meeting in 1991, holding Shabbat dinners together and learning Jewish teachings from their children, many of whom were enrolled in Jewish day schools.

    Among them was Olga Belogolova's family,...

  • Two Educators Earn Honors

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Barry Koff, who integrates technology and art into his religious school lesson plans, is a recipient of this year's Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

    Joanne Mercer, retiring director of education at Newport Beach's Temple Bat Yahm, suggested Koff be...