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  • School-board member battles women’s rights activist for District 26

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    October 30, 2014 | 11:30 am

    They’re both young. They’re both Democrats. They’re both up-and-comers on the political scene. 

    In fact, judging by their black-and-crimson outfits at a recent debate in Santa Monica, Sandra Fluke and Ben Allen — the two candidates vying to represent California’s 26th Senate...

  • Moving and shaking: American Friends of Magen David Adom, Breed Street Shul and more

    By Ryan Torok

    October 30, 2014 | 9:58 am

    It was the emotional highlight of the night — in fact, it would have been the emotional highlight of any night. During American Friends of Magen David Adom’s (AFMDA) star-studded Red Star Ball on Oct. 23, two victims of Hamas rocket attacks were reunited with the Magen David Adom...

  • Carr vs. Lieu: The Democrat and Republican vying to claim Waxman’s legacy

    By Ryan Torok

    October 29, 2014 | 4:31 pm

    “Do you support boots-on-the-ground in Iraq?” 

    KPCC talk-show host Larry Mantle asked this question of Republican Elan Carr and Democrat Ted Lieu, opponents in the race to succeed longtime U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman in California’s 33rd Congressional District, a heavily Jewish region...

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  • Bet Tzedek names Jessie Kornberg new CEO

    By Ryan Torok

    October 28, 2014 | 3:58 pm

    About two years ago, Jessie Kornberg was litigating a trial for the law firm Bird Marella, and when it ended, all the attorneys were waiting to speak candidly with jurors about what they thought the lawyers did well and what they didn’t do well. Eight months pregnant, Kornberg...

  • Moving and shaking: A fabulous night, Sunday shvitz and Andrew Hoffer

    By Ryan Torok

    October 23, 2014 | 1:20 pm

    Beverly Hills real estate magnate Stanley Black and Temple of the Arts Rabbi David Baron were honored on Oct. 12 during “A Fabulous Night” at the Saban Theatre. 

    The event featured comedian Rita Rudner and Beatles tribute band The Fab Four in concert while also spotlighting the...

  • L.A. Rabbis seeking to reassure mikveh users of facilities’ privacy

    By Ryan Torok

    October 23, 2014 | 12:22 pm

    In the wake of a scandal in which a Washington, D.C., Modern Orthodox rabbi was arrested for allegedly spying on women undressing before immersing in a mikveh connected to his synagogue, Los Angeles-area rabbis are calling the situation a “unique case” and taking steps to put the...

  • The Jewish Graduate Student Initiative is preparing tomorrow’s leaders

    by Leslee Komaiko

    October 23, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    A program aimed at connecting graduate students with area Jewish nonprofits in the hopes of creating future leaders for the organizations has received a Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (JCFLA) that amounts to nearly $100,000 over the next...

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