Jewish Journal

Official launch for West Valley Eruv

by Evan Henerson

November 19, 2015 | 11:33 am

A map of the new West Valley Eruv, above; the eruv will be blessed during a Dec. 16 ceremony.

After 25 years of discussion, prayers, lobbying, false starts, delays and setbacks, the “walls” are finally going up in Encino... read full article

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    by Esther D. Kustanowitz

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