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Jewish Journal

Naomi Glauberman

  • Is L.A. in the market for another grocery strike?

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As the Jewish community nears the end of Passover on April 9, the second contract extension between the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and Southern California's major supermarkets -- Supervalu Inc.'s Albertsons, Kroger Co.'s Ralphs and Safeway Inc.'s Vons -- is set to...
  • Webb’s progressive center gift inspired by family’s future

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There are some stories Max Webb will never recount.

    "With my own eyes, I saw the most barbaric and unbelievable things," said Webb, who survived 18 concentration camps during the Shoah.

    The walls of this nearly 90-year-old homebuilder's Beverly Hills office are lined with scores...

  • Mayor implores people of faith to fight homelessness

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Local communities have to provide services and supportive housing. We can't be a city that grows in one part and leaves people destitute in another," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told a crowd of more than 300 at Leo Baeck Temple on Sunday.

    Teachings from the Torah, as well as triumphs...

  • Synaplex’s membership tip: put spirit back in Shabbat

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The shades were drawn in the classroom at the Skirball Cultural Center. Lights dimmed. A white cloth anchored by softly glowing candles covered the center of the room. Sitting cross-legged on the floor or on straight-backed chairs, a group of men and women kicked off their shoes and...

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  • Left Coast peacemakers mourn 9/11 in many languages

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11.
     
    The audience, dressed in...
  • Hebrew School Rocks Thanks to Radio Station

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Friday nights, when 13-year-old Michael Rothbart approaches Leo Baeck Temple for Shabbat services, he urges his parents to tune to 87.9 on their radio dial. He is hoping that Avram Mandell, Leo Baeck's educational director and the founding force behind the temple's very low-power...
  • A Side of L.A. the Tour Books Don’t Mention

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I'll admit to a bit of initial wariness about a bus tour through Inglewood, Lennox and Hawthorne, sponsored a couple of Sundays ago by the Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA). The three communities just east of LAX have poverty and crime rates far exceeding the averages in L.A....

  • Big Sunday Gets Bigger This Year

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Months ago, David Levinson, the founder and chairman of Big Sunday predicted that the citywide day of volunteerism might grow from 8,000 participants to 25,000 -- now that the City of Los Angeles has joined the effort.

    He was so, so wrong.

    At the final gathering of the day, at the...

  • Kids Learn Burial Rites From Barney

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Their bagels sliced, toasted and slathered with cream cheese, the parents and students of the fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Santa Monica's Sha'arei Am turn toward Rabbi Jeff Marx as he welcomes them to Family Education Day.

    His introduction is interrupted by Lori Daitch, the...

  • Big Sunday Gets Big Boost From City

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Big Sunday began in 1999 with 300 Jewish volunteers devoted to a day of good works. That was impressive in a city notorious for lack of civic involvement -- but that was just the beginning.

    What started as Mitzvah Day for congregants of Temple Israel of Hollywood gradually spread...

  • Notes on L.A.‘s Book Fair

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The lawns and quadrangles of UCLA this weekend looked like a great renaissance bazaar, with banners flying and rows of white tents lining the walkways. The tents were divided into hundreds of booths crammed full of books; books in display racks, books on shelves, tables piled high...

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