Dov Charney, founder, CEO and president of American Apparel, has been hailed by many anti-sweatshop activists as a pioneer in the fair treatment of garment workers in Los Angeles, in an industry notorious for substandard working conditions and abuse. It's a reputation, along with a...
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July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm
April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm
When Eleanor Freedman died of breast cancer in 1974, she left behind three children, a husband, and a life marked by failed promise. She was 50 years old. Her oldest son, Samuel, was 17 at the time of her death. Now Samuel Freedman, who grew up to be a New York Times journalist...
March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
"The Seventh Beggar" by Pearl Abraham, (Riverhead, $25.95).
A key dropped down a drain by a brother later proves to be an exit sign for his sister lost wandering in the sewers. A boy faints and it is unclear if he has suffered an epileptic seizure, or experienced a vision...
February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
This past week, the New York Times Book Review ran a lengthy essay by writer Wendy Shalit titled "The Observant Reader." In it, Shalit harshly criticized books she deemed to be unfriendly to Orthodox Judaism. Even worse than the books, she asserted, were some of their writers,...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Andrea Hodos cuts a sprightly figure directing 14-year-old Sophie Porter-Zasada, dancing the biblical story of Sarah laughing as she hears of her pregnancy with Isaac.
A dancer by training, Hodos guides Sophie through movements that cause Sophie to curl into herself at Sarah's...
September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm
September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Born-again Christian youth pastor Shari Putney is standing at the top of a stairway outside a theater in Hollywood presiding over a group of young adults, decked out in a sequined, pale-blue mother-of-the-bride dress and a huge diamond cross. Clearly subscribing to the theory that...
August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm
July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm
A 7-year-old boy with severe disabilities who usually spends his days in an unresponsive haze in his wheelchair is running his fingers through the mane of a miniature pony named Chocolate -- and giggling.
"It's a miracle," his mother tells Pepper Salter Edmiston, the founder of the...
October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm
"Shalom Y'all: Images of Jewish Life in the American South" photography by Bill Aron, text by Vicki Reikes Fox (Algonquin Books, $24.95).
While the idea of Southern Jews may be as improbable for some as snacking on matzah while drinking a mint julep, in fact, the American South has...
October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm
The University of Southern California, once considered a bastion of WASP elitism, has capped a decade of transformation by naming Stanley Gold as its first Jewish board chairman.
Gold's appointment comes a decade after USC President Stephen Sample made a number of key appointments...
September 19, 2002 | 7:59 pm
May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm
The $114 million opening weekend for the release of "Spider-Man" on May 3 was not only a box office record breaker but a resounding triumph for two wily Israeli entrepreneurs.
In his new book, "Comic Wars," journalist Dan Raviv details the dramatic battle of Revlon CEO Ronald...
February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
January 24, 2002 | 6:59 pm
In the culmination of what has been a tumultuous year for the Jewish Big Brothers (JBB) of Los Angeles, Executive Director Jeff Kahn stepped down from his position last week to serve as interim director until a replacement is found.
The decision followed an executive board meeting...
November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
"The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People," by Jonathan Kirsch (Viking Press, $14.95).
Jonathan Kirsch lives a double life that many lawyers only dream of.
An attorney specializing in the field of publishing law by day, he is also the best-selling...
October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm
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March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm
We all hear rumblings about a global community, but a global schmooze? That's just what the Jewish Community Centers of North America, in conjunction with the 92nd Street Y in New York City, propose to execute. Starting on Sun., March 11, the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los...
August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm
April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pmCraig Taubman is ready to celebrate Passover, and, as always, he's ready to express his joy through music.
In recognizing the spirit of celebration around a holiday that focuses on the emancipation from slavery, singer-songwriter Taubman, who has set many passages from Jewish liturgy...