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Waxman honored at UCLA Hillel

by Aron Chilewich

November 12, 2014 | 3:07 pm

Congressman Henry Waxman. Photo by Kim Silverstein

Dignitaries, students and Jewish community members gathered on Nov. 10 at Hillel at UCLA to celebrate the legacy of U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and the 40 years he has spent... read full article

  • Three pioneering Jewish women doctors

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    November 12, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    A century before today’s fear of an Ebola outbreak, there was fear in Los Angeles of tuberculosis, and Dr. Kate Levy called out passionately to the Jewish community to aid those suffering from what was called the “White Plague.”

    In fact, in the first decades of the 20th century,...

  • Dorian ‘Doc’ Paskowitz, surfing pioneer, 93

    November 11, 2014 | 11:48 am

    Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, the Jewish,  Stanford-educated surfing pioneer, died on Monday in Newport Beach, California at age 93.

    “My angel, My daddy Died tonight, He is with Ha Shem,” his daughter Navah Paskowitz posted to her Facebook account announcing his death. 

    According to...

  • Moving and shaking: American Technion Society, Jewish Educator Awards, LAMOTH and more

    By Ryan Torok

    November 6, 2014 | 10:49 am

    Audience members at the American Technion Society’s (ATS) “An Evening of Innovation and Inspiration” were presented with a moving sight on Oct. 29 as U.S. Marines Capt. Derek Herrera walked across the Museum of Tolerance stage wearing an Israeli-designed-and-built ReWalk robotic...

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  • New Jew name changes to de Toledo High School

    By Ryan Torok

    November 5, 2014 | 12:21 pm

    New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) in West Hills soon will be changing its name to de Toledo High School in honor of what one official is calling a “transformative” gift.

    The decision by the school’s board of trustees was made Oct. 22, following a recent donation — the size...

  • Mikvah Society of L.A. assures users it is ‘safe and secure’ following voyeurism scandal in D.C.

    By Ryan Torok

    November 4, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    The scandal surrounding the Washington D.C. rabbi who was arrested and charged for allegedly secretly filming women while they were using a mikveh dressing room has prompted assurances from the Mikvah Society of Los Angeles that its own mikveh “continues to be a safe and secure...

  • Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti vows to cut water use by 20 percent over drought

    by Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters

    November 3, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    The mayor of Los Angeles aims to reduce local water use by 20 percent over the next three years to address a record drought through a mix of voluntary measures for residents and mandatory restrictions for city departments, the city said on Tuesday.

    Mayor Eric Garcetti, in an...

  • Iranian-American Jews in L.A. look to the future

    By Avishay Artsy

    November 3, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    Foreign conflict and human rights abuses were front and center in the minds of Los Angeles’ Iranian-Jewish community leaders who attended the 30 Years After 4th Biennial Civic Action Conference on Nov. 2. Panel discussions touched on tensions between Israel and Hamas, the threat of...

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