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  • Moving and shaking: Sinai Akiba Academy, JFS Family Violence Project, Hillel 818 and more

    By Ryan Torok

    February 5, 2015 | 12:51 pm

    Sinai Akiba Academy in Westwood honored longtime faculty member Rivka Shaked, as well as Luiza and Andrei Iancu, alumni parents who have held various leadership positions over the years, during its annual event and auction Jan. 24.

    Honoree Rivka Shaked and Rabbi David Wolpe of...

  • Who will replace 4th District city councilmember LaBonge?

    by Aron Chilewich

    February 4, 2015 | 3:28 pm

    In 2011, running in a three-way primary, Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge won re-election in the first round of voting, earning just 10,629 votes, but that nevertheless represented 54.5 percent of the total turnout. This year, because LaBonge has been termed out of...

  • The dynamic world of Yavneh’s Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

    By Avishay Artsy

    February 4, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    On a late December night in Pico-Robertson, about 30 people crammed into the back tasting room of The Cask. Employees of the liquor store poured kosher wine and glasses of whisky, as a man in a suit and yarmulke addressed the crowd.

    L’chaim, everybody, l’chaim,” Rabbi Shlomo...

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  • Women’s mosque forms in L.A., the first in U.S.

    by Tess Cutler

    February 4, 2015 | 2:05 pm

    A mosaic of more than 100 women of all ages attended the inaugural Women’s Mosque of America’s jumma’a, the Friday call to prayer, on Jan 30. It was a landmark day for women in the Muslim community because, although women-only mosques exist in some other countries, including China,...

  • LAMOTH remembers 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    By Ryan Torok

    February 4, 2015 | 1:45 pm

    It’s been 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, but it’s essential to remember that the horrors of anti-Semitism live on, according to Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles David Siegel.

    “This is not ancient history; it is right now,” Siegel said during a Jan. 27 speech....

  • Los Angeles area daycare center shuts down after baby contracts measles

    by Dan Whitcomb, Reuters

    February 3, 2015 | 9:05 am

    A daycare center at a Southern California high school has been closed and more than a dozen infants placed under three-week quarantine after a baby enrolled in the program was diagnosed with measles, a school district official said on Monday.

    The move comes as public health...

  • Moving and shaking: Bet Tzedek, Beit T’Shuvah and Forbes

    By Ryan Torok

    January 29, 2015 | 3:01 pm

    Halfway through Bet Tzedek’s annual dinner gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel on Jan. 22, Jessie Kornberg, the brand-new president and CEO of the nonprofit legal-aid organization, stepped onto the stage. As she approached the microphone, one member of Bet Tzedek’s new...

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