Jewish Journal

I Whip My Hair, Beard, and JewFro

By Orit Arfa

December 29, 2010 | 7:20 pm

Orit's fabulous fro

First there was Jaden Smith, son of powerhouse couple Will and Jada Smith, in that god-awful “coat on/coat off” remake of Karate Kid. Clearly, this is how that movie was conceived.

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  • “Fiddler on the Roof” Christmas Eve sing-along draws nearly 250 people

    By Ryan Torok

    December 25, 2010 | 9:34 am

    On Friday, Christmas Eve, a “Fiddler on the Roof” sing-along took place at the at Laemmle Royal Theater in West L.A.

    “Fiddler on the Roof,” director Norman Jewison’s 1971 adaptation of the Broadway musical, follows Tevye the milkman who lives in a Ukranian ghetto with his five... read on

  • Meet the “Parents” of Little Fockers

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 21, 2010 | 11:27 pm

    “Little Fockers,” the third in the franchise about a Jewish nurse (Ben Stiller) with a formidable non-Jewish father-in-law (Robert De Niro) opens Dec. 22, again starring Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Gaylord “Greg” Focker’s over-the-top parents.  The reviews so far... read on

  • Meeting such interesting people

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 19, 2010 | 2:50 pm

    One of the advantages of living in Los Angeles, as compared to, say, Lost Springs, Wyoming (pop. 1), is in meeting some of the interesting visitors passing through.
    During a recent week, for instance, I met up with Lech Walesa, the legendary leader of the Solidarity movement,... read on

  • Sports Hall of Fame names LA horse trainer

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 16, 2010 | 1:17 pm

    Legendary horse trainer Robert “Bobby” Frankel, a long-time Pacific Palisades resident, is among seven athletes and sports figures elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame for 2011.
    Frankel, who died a year ago, scored 3,654 first place victories and his nearly... read on

  • Free $$$ For Do-Gooder Teens

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 9, 2010 | 10:23 am

    Do-gooder teens can reap some benefit for their hard work through the fifth annual Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award. The award, established by the San Francisco-based.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and associated with the Bay Area... read on

  • L.A. Community Chanukah Celebration Takes Place at City Hall

    By Ryan Torok

    December 8, 2010 | 4:10 pm

    At City Hall in downtown Los Angeles, Valley Beth Shalom’s Rabbi Joshua Hoffman, serving as the master of ceremonies during a community Chanukah party on December 7, gave the crowd an order: “Dance over to the sufganiyot,” he said, which prompted singing, oud playing and... read on

  • New Chanukah Song: “Chanukah in West Virginia”

    By Orit Arfa

    December 7, 2010 | 8:27 pm

    I really wish there were more fun, poppy Chanukah songs. It’s not fair! Christmas has inspired so many great pop songs about love, family, friends, and snow, and all we Jews have to show for ourselves are a few songs about dreidels and Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song, which really... read on