Jewish Journal

  • Oron Maher: Traveling an ethical road leads to fulfillment

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 5, 2015 | 4:07 pm

    When Oron Maher began building his Southern California real estate business four years ago, he turned to the Los Angeles Business Journal for the scoop on his industry, and what he found disturbed him. 
    As he combed through its pages, he discovered what felt like too many...
  • Harriet Zaretsky: A voice for disenfranchised kids of L.A.

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 5, 2015 | 3:57 pm

    For 18 years, Harriet Zaretsky has been devoting her time to helping the abused, abandoned and neglected foster children that the rest of society tends to forget. 
    Beginning in 1996, she became a court-appointed special advocate with CASA of Los Angeles, serving as a case...
  • Shannon von Roemer: Doggedly devoted to canine rescue

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 5, 2015 | 3:42 pm

    Shannon von Roemer got the call at 9:30 p.m. on a Saturday two years ago: A woman had found a gray-and-white pit bull cowering in the bushes in Inglewood, with its paw and hip crushed and its back torn up after the animal was thrown from and dragged by a car.
    Von Roemer — the...
  • Dr. Jay Grossman: He gives homeless something to smile about

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 5, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    In 1991, Dr. Jay Grossman was waiting at a stoplight in West Los Angeles when he spotted a bedraggled homeless veteran who was missing his front teeth. The dentist was a bit hesitant as he reached into his wallet to give the man a handout; he worried that the veteran might spend...
  • In apparent suicide, Levi Moscowitz found dead in Griffith Park

    By Jared Sichel

    January 5, 2015 | 11:46 am

    Levi Moscowitz, a young man who recently moved to Los Angeles from Chicago, was found dead Jan. 3, in Griffith Park. Moscowitz was 24. The L.A. County Coroner’s office ruled the death a suicide.

    Coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral said on Jan. 5 that passers-by discovered Moscowitz’s body...

  • Hotel Shangri-La appeal largely upheld

    by Aron Chilewich

    December 30, 2014 | 4:29 pm

    An appellate court has upheld a jury’s ruling against Tehmina Adaya and Santa Monica’s Hotel Shangri-La, of which Adaya is part owner, in the case of an anti-Semitic episode directed at members of the local chapter of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) during a pool party...

  • Moving and shaking: FIDF, AJC and more

    By Ryan Torok

    December 30, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    More than 15 Los Angeles residents returned home on Nov. 21 after participating in a weeklong, sold-out national leadership mission to Israel organized by the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). The mission brought together 160 FIDF members from 58 American cities,...

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