Jewish Journal

Hadassah Kvelling Over Hadassah

By Julie Wiener

August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

Hadassah Lieberman is cheered by the crowd at the Democratic National Convention. Photo by AFP

For activists in North America's largest Jewish women's organization, the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles was like a marketing dream come true.

With Hadassah Lieberman's rise to... read full article

  • A Delegate’s Guide to Jewish Downtown

    By Jerry Friedman

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When not busy on the convention floor or at parties, delegates and media representatives can take a quick tour of the sites of Jewish interest near downtown. The Journal asked Jerry Friedman-Habush, who runs regular tours of Jewish Los Angeles, to compile a self-guided one. For more...

  • The Girls of Summer

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    During the girls' softball playoffs of the 1992 Maccabi Games in Baltimore, the coach of the Seattle team stopped by the hotel room of L.A. coach Sandy Silverman to talk. Their teams were scheduled to face off the next day.

    "I think we've got a problem," the Seattle coach told...

  • Hate Crimes Up in California

    By Tom Tugend

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Paced by high-profile attacks on Jewish targets, close to 2,000 hate crimes were reported in California in 1999, a 12 percent jump over the previous year.

    The shooting rampage at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills and arson attacks on three Sacramento synagogues...

  • One of Them

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    July 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    To watch Rabbi Mark Borovitz work the room during Friday night services at Gateways Beit T'Shuvah is to observe someone completely happy doing what he does. As the congregation, more than 200 strong, sings "Yedid Nefesh" and "Shalom Aleichem" and Borovitz, draped in a tallit, shakes...

  • Corruption in Hawaiian Gardens?

    By Tom Tugend

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A key committee chairman of the California legislature has released a report charging that Irving Moskowitz, a major funder of pro-settler initiatives in Israel, conspired with a public agency to operate an illegally financed casino.

    The report also urges that Moskowitz and the agency...

  • Having a Ball

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Call it the war room. On the 40th floor of a Century City office building, in an empty conference room of the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 25 young professionals from the legal world and online community assemble. It's after work, and the cause for which they are gathered is...

  • Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark, interim leader of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, had a few words to say about his ex-colleague: "The man is courageous with respect to what he believes in." That man is Rabbi Abner Weiss, who for 15 years has served as spiritual leader for the...

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