Jewish Journal

In the land of dreamers

By Roberto Loiederman

November 18, 2011 | 3:29 pm

NIcholas and Elisa Frank, a father-daughter team with big dreams and eLABORATE plans to change the basic structure of our society. Photo by Courtney Raney

In early 1945 in Hungary, as the Nazis were being routed out of Budapest by the Soviet army, 8-year-old Nicholas Frank came out of the Red Cross shelter where he, his mother and his older... read full article

  • Food Forward

    By Ryan Torok

    November 18, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    Food Forward is a Valley-based nonprofit that brings volunteers to private homes and public spaces in Southern California to harvest tree fruit for the purpose of distributing the abundance of fruit to food pantries and hunger relief organizations.

    For more on Food Forward, click here.

  • The pawn king

    By Ayala Or-el

    November 18, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    A day in the life of pawnshop owner Yossi Dina looks something like this: A customer strolls in looking for a collar for his beloved dog, who is celebrating his fourth birthday. He finds a Gucci diamond-studded choker, pays $45,000 for it and leaves the store delighted at the great...

  • Community gathering: Kadima Day School, Idan Raichel, Gilad Shalit

    by Lior Haykeen

    November 18, 2011 | 3:07 pm

    To have your event included in Gathering, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    1] Kadima Day School students and their families celebrated Sukkot together on Oct. 18 in West Hills with dinner, a celebration of Gilad Shalit’s...

  • Chanukah: The musical

    By Ryan E. Smith

    November 18, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    There are many ways to tell the story of Chanukah. Tap dancing is not usually one of them.

    “I don’t know of any other congregation on the planet where both rabbis and their cantor are doing a tap number together,” said Cantor David Shukiar of Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand...

  • Splurge-tastic Chanukah gifts

    by Julie Bien

    November 18, 2011 | 1:06 pm

    The great gifting season is upon us, so why not treat our loved ones (and ourselves) to something outrageous, something splurge-tastic that will be treasured, and remembered, for years to come. Whether you’re a natural big spender or someone who is looking to make a statement with...

  • Tribe Calendar: Chanukah happenings

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    November 18, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    Tuesday, December 6

    Chanukah at CLU
    Cal Lutheran celebrates the Festival of Lights with a candlelighting in the Roth Nelson Room, on Mountclef Boulevard near Memorial Parkway. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 493-3489....

  • Tribe Calendar: December 2011

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    November 18, 2011 | 12:26 pm


    Join or cheer on the annual 5K walk/run, which raises funds that directly benefit residents of the Jewish Home. The family-oriented event includes food, music, clowns and magicians. 7-8 a.m. (registration), 8:30-10 a.m. (5K), 9:30-10:30 a.m....

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