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February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
As if getting myself into college hadn't been difficult enough, now I'm embarking on the adventure of navigating my son through the process. I call it an "adventure," because it truly is nothing less -- a roller-coaster ride fraught with sudden turns, unexpected pitfalls,...
September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Thirteen years ago I called my cousin in the San Fernando Valley and announced to her that I was moving to the South Bay.
"Why would you do that?" she said. "There are no Jews in the South Bay!"
I don't know when that rumor might have held a modicum of truth, but it isn't the case...
March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Spring is in the air: apricot blossoms burgeoning on their branches, daffodil 10-packs floating in plastic pots at Trader Joe's and summer camp brochures stuffed into our mailboxes.
I am a big fan of camp. Every summer from 1973 on, I packed my trunk and headed to Malibu. Camp...
February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
At Congregation Ner Tamid, most members can trace their ancestors back to Eastern Europe and the late 1800s.
Few are aware that 1654 was one of the most significant years in Jewish history -- the year that 23 Jews fled the Portuguese Inquisition when they boarded the St. Charles...
February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm