Jewish Journal

Rebecca Steinberger

  • Looking good in those genes

    April 15, 2015 | 10:53 am

    Your day begins with a cup of joe, and to get through the afternoon, you’ll be gulping down a few more: There’s a gene for that. 

    Caligenix, a genetics-based lifestyle company in Brentwood, can help people find out whether they have that caffeine-craving gene variation, along...

  • Party planning from A to Z

    April 17, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Preparing for a bar or bat mitzvah is hard work, involving years of intense study and the courage to lead an entire congregation in prayer. Organizing a party to celebrate this milestone — well, that’s no picnic either.

    It can require meticulous planning and research so that the...

  • Nutritionist: ‘Eat to Win’

    March 28, 2013 | 5:59 am

    We know that a cheeseburger, fries and a soda are not the healthiest of choices, but what about the sushi rolls you had for lunch? A typical roll contains the carbohydrate equivalent of approximately two and half to four slices of bread. 

    Registered dietitian Rachel Beller...

  • Need for genetic testing raised by new initiative GeneTestNow

    March 13, 2013 | 7:53 am

    Significant advances in science enable us to no longer question what’s in our genes. This is especially important for Jews, who are far more likely to be carriers of certain genetic diseases than the general population. 

    Education and awareness about genetic screening have been...

  • Cookies for a Koz: How mom’s cookies made a difference

    August 15, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Audrey Koz was a pharmacist, but her best medicine was the love she baked into her chocolate chip cookies.

    “The cookies pack my mom’s magic in every bite,” said her daughter, Roberta Koz Wilson.

    They were so good, Audrey Koz credited her cookies for launching the musical...

  • Soldiers Honored, Lives Remembered

    April 20, 2010 | 6:50 pm

    On Sunday night, April 17, bereaved families and community members packed Stephen S. Wise Temple, some holding back tears, for the third annual ceremony commemorating Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day. Prayers, songs and stories both in English and Hebrew honored soldiers who...

  • California’s first Hebrew language charter school approved for Santa Clarita Valley

    March 18, 2010 | 2:08 pm

    A charter school emphasizing Hebrew as well as other languages is expected to open in the Santa Clarita Valley in fall 2010, after being approved by a Santa Clarita school board on Wednesday evening. “This is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our children,”...

  • Santa Clarita Jews Plan Cutting-Edge Center

    November 18, 2009 | 12:03 am

    The Jewish community of Santa Clarita Valley could take a big step forward next year. Plans for a new Southern California Center for Jewish Life (SCCJL) include a complex designed by renowned architect Hagy Belzberg with a new home for Temple Beth Ami as well as an independent...

  • Belzberg Projects Honored

    November 5, 2009 | 3:59 am

    Hagy Belzberg, the principal of Belzberg Architects, was honored recently with two awards.

    Belzberg was presented with the Cultural Affairs Commission Award for his work on the new building for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, which is expected to open in spring 2010 in Pan...

  • New Moon Century Bike Ride [VIDEO]

    October 28, 2009 | 11:57 pm

  • Langer’s - The best deli in the world?

    October 21, 2009 | 3:09 am

  • Sharing Sukkot, Meals

    October 14, 2009 | 8:41 pm

    About 20 guests and 60 members of B’nai David-Judea and the larger Jewish community gathered in the synagogue’s Pico Boulevard sukkah on the night of Oct. 6 for a dinner sponsored by Federation’s Fed Up with Hunger campaign.

    Most of the guests are regulars at B’nai...

  • LimmudLA Reaches Out to Israelis

    October 6, 2009 | 10:24 pm

    On Oct. 4, LimmudLA targeted the Israeli community, offering a sampling of what might be expected at the weekend-long learning conference to be held Feb. 12-15, 2010.

    This “Israeli Taste” of Limmud was just one of a series held once or twice a month in private homes leading up...

  • How to build a sukkah [VIDEO]

    October 2, 2009 | 3:23 pm