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Precedent Setting

By Adam Wills

November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

Judge Pauline Nightingale, 90, says her mother taught her never to question the teacher's authority. But when she entered the workforce after graduating from law school, she had no choice:... read full article
  • Finally, A Bat Mitzvah

    By Rob Kutner

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up in Iran, Soraya Nazarian felt she was missing something at synagogue. "I wanted to know what we were studying, what we were reading, what the rabbi was teaching... but it was so crowded back in the women's section, all I could hear was 'Shh, shh.'"

    But this full-time...

  • ADL Passover seder for the schools in Los Angeles Unified School District

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    All evening Taumisha Freeman sat dutifully, listening to the story of the Exodus out of Egypt, tasting matzah ("It needs salt"), reciting the plagues, without any expression. It was hard to know if she was bored or if, given the fact that she had never been around anything Jewish...
  • Honoring Svonkin

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Someday he may be on the City Council or perhaps in state office. For now, besides serving on the board of six Jewish organizations and as a county insurance commissioner, he is the outgoing chair of the Valley Alliance's Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC). Scott Svonkin...
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  • Celebrating A Miracle

    By Curt Schleier

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    If you need proof that miracles still happen in this world, look no further than Benjamin Kadish.

    When Kadish, who was shot twice during the Aug. 10 attack on the North Valley Jewish Community Center, was first brought into the emergency room he had no pulse, according to Dr. Charles...

  • Krispy Kreme

    By Curt Schleier

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The clown blowing balloons in the parking lot is working at breakneck speed, trying her best to keep the crowd entertained. The wait in line is at least an hour. And cars have snaked around the building and up Van Nuys Boulevard, sitting in the hot sun for as many as three hours.

    All...

  • A Giving History

    By Ed Sanders

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The $5 million gift that forms the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation's refurbished headquarters is the most recent in a four decade history of philanthropy from the Goldsmith family.

    Bram Goldsmith is a prominent member of the L.A. business community in both real...

  • A Day in Shul with the Dalai Lama

    By Julie G Fax

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet sits before the towering ark in Sinai Temple's main sanctuary. With humor, grace and wisdom, he has just addressed 2,000 admirers this Monday morning. Now, it is time for questions.

    "What is Buddhism?" the interpreter reads from a card...

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