Jewish Journal

Jolie Greiff

  • Scouting With Troop 613

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A 40-something man sporting a tan Boy Scouts of America shirt and a black kippah raises his right hand and extends his index, middle and ring fingers high into the air.

    "OK, everybody remember how this goes?" he asks as a group of Scouts raise three fingers skyward. "Now form a...

  • Halloween Lessons

    October 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treating: just clean fun or forbidden anti-Jewish activities? Like most issues in the Jewish community, it depends on who you ask. And not surprisingly, a Jewish school's stand on Halloween observance may not be shared by the students or their...
  • A Helping Hand

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "Where's the jelly? I need five jellies."

    "Hand me 18 fruit rolls, will you?"

    "I love your skirt, where did you get it?"

    The scene: A typical Thursday evening at Tomchei Shabbos' warehouse, at 353 1/2 N. La Brea Ave., where a team of fast-working, quick-talking volunteers gathers to...

  • A Crash Course in Hebrew

    September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Lorraine Anishban, 38, has been trying to learn how to read Hebrew for years.

    "I attended two or three different courses, but I never came out reading," she says. Recently, Anishban completed the National Jewish Outreach Program's Hebrew Reading Crash Course taught by Rabbi Moshe...