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  • Trouble with the word

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 25, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    After my recent post about the western region gala fundraiser for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), I got an unhappy email from one of the organizers.

    In my original post “Low-key FIDF fundraiser still rakes in the dough,” I described the Oct. 22 event as... read on

  • Low-key FIDF fundraiser still rakes in the dough

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 23, 2013 | 4:27 pm

    Where have all the big stars gone?

    There was nothing flashy or fanciful about this year’s Friends of the Israel Defense Forces western region gala, annually chaired by billionaire mogul Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl.

    The Oct. 22 event, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, is... read on

  • ‘Lost’ creator Damon Lindelof takes on Torah with ‘Unscrolled’

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 23, 2013 | 12:26 pm

    Reboot, the highly selective Jewish think-tank that invites “young, Jewishly unconnected cultural creatives” to imagine ways of modernizing and revitalizing Jewish tradition, has unfurled its latest effort with “Unscrolled,” a compendium of divrei Torah written by popular artists... read on

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  • Reboot unscrolls a modern take on Torah

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 23, 2013 | 11:36 am

    Reboot, the highly selective Jewish think-tank that invites “young, Jewishly unconnected cultural creatives” to imagine ways of modernizing and revitalizing Jewish tradition, has unfurled its latest effort with “Unscrolled,” a compendium of divrei Torah written by popular artists... read on

  • Wallis’s world: The Annenberg heir launches Beverly Hills performing arts center with glamorous gala

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 18, 2013 | 4:55 pm

    If Wallis Annenberg hadn’t become famous for her philanthropy, she’d have become famous anyway for her parties.

    The billionaire heiress to father Walter’s publishing fortune – who at one point counted TV Guide and Seventeen magazine among his holdings – has none of her father’s... read on

  • My religion and the Pew poll: The 7 percent

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 9, 2013 | 11:35 am

    I really wish that counting myself among the illustrious 7 percent would mean that I am a billionaire. But, alas, the classification in this case refers to something far less glamorous: I am religious.

    The rabble-rousing results of the predictable recent Pew poll suggest that one... read on

  • Gina Nahai sues USC for discrimination

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 8, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    Gina Nahai, the distinguished Iranian-American author, has filed a workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the University of Southern California and one of its employees, Brighde Mullins, an award-winning playwright and poet who serves as director of the USC... read on

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Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her...

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