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  • Moving and shaking: StandWithUs, Chanukah in Los Angeles and Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    Stephen Wise Temple has named Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback as its next senior rabbi.

    The senior rabbi-elect, who is currently the head of Wise School, the synagogue’s day school for kindergarten through sixth grade and early childhood center, succeeds Rabbi Eli Herscher, according to a...

  • Judge fines Chabad of Calif. $845,000, says group misused federal grant with 'reckless disregard'

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    A federal judge ruled last week that Chabad of California intentionally misused $272,495 in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants it received in 2009 and must pay $844,985 in penalties, a portion of which will go to whistleblowers who brought the suit against Chabad.

    ...
  • List set for March ballot on city council candidates

    by Aron Chilewich

    2 weeks ago

    On Dec. 12, the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office finalized the list of candidates set to appear on the March 2015 ballot. In addition to seven City Council seats, Los Angeles voters will decide the fate of four seats on the Board of Education and four seats on the Community College...

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  • Moving and shaking: Characters Unite, MATT construction and more

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Board of Governors gala on Dec. 2 honored David and Janet Polak, who support numerous Jewish and Israeli causes. The couple received the Cedars-Sinai Philanthropic Leadership Award.
     
    The event at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills...
  • The Jews who lit up the oil business

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    3 weeks ago

    Chanukah’s glow will soon be rekindled, and as we again tell the story of the miracle of the oil in the Temple, it’s also a good time to shed light on another kind of miracle, this one more local, of how Jews helped to light up the early oil business in Los Angeles.

    Among urban...

  • What Ferguson can learn from LAPD’s rehabilitation

    Aron Chilewich

    3 weeks ago

    In recent weeks, race relations have dominated national news in the United States, carried by a wave of incidents of striking similarity: A white male police officer kills an unarmed black man; his community grieves over the injustice. Protests, and sometimes riots, ensue, but in...

  • Finding solutions to reducing teen stress

    By Avishay Artsy

    3 weeks ago

    Every weekday at around 6:30 a.m., Henry Muhlheim hits the snooze button a few times before getting up and driving from Hancock Park to Harvard-Westlake School, one of the country’s top private high schools.

    The 17-year-old junior then winds his way through a grueling schedule of...

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