Jewish Journal

L.A. 5760

By Julie G Fax

February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pm

It's not that Congregation Knesseth Israel is in the wrong part of town. It's that the tiny traditional congregation -- located on Robertson about a mile from Pico -- is just a bit too far... read full article
  • Who’s Backing Whom?

    By Tom Tugend

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Thursday, Feb. 10 was a cold and rainy day in Los Angeles, but that didn't deter political junkies of the Democratic persuasion.

    About 300 supporters of Bill Bradley crowded into the University Synagogue to welcome their man and cheer his demand for strict gun controls.

    That evening,...

  • Super Sunday Sets Sights on $5 Million

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The date is Feb. 27, the event is Super Sunday, and the goal is to surpass last year's $4.75 million in contributions for the United Jewish Fund, the fundraising arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, to benefit Federation-related charities and agencies.

    The largest...

  • Hostile Takeover

    By Julie G Fax

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles Conservative leaders are outraged and dispirited after an administrative dispute led United Synagogue, the umbrella organization for Conservative synagogues, to dismiss the officers of the Pacific Southwest regional board and attempt to freeze the region's bank accounts...
  • Living Waters

    By Julie G Fax

    January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The young woman held out her scrubbed fingernails to the attendant, ready for the final check for any specks of dirt before she descended the stairs into the warm, narrow pool of water.

    "You're shaking," said Sarah Levin, who for nearly 20 years has been a "mikvah lady," ensuring...

  • Federation Dinner Honors Solicitor

    By Kerri Zerlin

    January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance awarded Hy Freedman the 1999 Solicitor of the Year award last week in honor of his 40 years of service and dedication.

    Freedman, of the San Fernando Valley, received the award at the Federation/Valley Alliance's 1999 Campaign Volunteer Thank You...

  • The Life and Times of 2 Teachers

    By Beverly Gray

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. George and Aviva Lebovitz didn't plan on being educators.

    When they met and married in Jerusalem, her goal was to be a mathematician and he was preparing for a career in economics. But both discovered they were gifted teachers, strongly dedicated to Jewish education. Ultimately...

  • Illusions at the L.A. Times

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Last Friday the Los Angeles Times published a Column One story on its front page with the headline: Danger in Denying Holocaust? The Times' story, written by staff writer Kim Murphy, purported to be an objective, balanced account of two equally reasoned positions. It was depicted as...

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