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Westward Expansion

By Julie G Fax

July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

With its recent purchase of an office building near the corner of Pico Boulevard and Doheny Drive, Chabad has established a two-block stretch of facilities -- which the outreach group plans... read full article
  • Chiming In

    By Avi Machlis

    July 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    More than 1,000 Orthodox women this week attended Israel's first conference on the status of women in their community.

    Amid growing frustration on an array of issues, participants at the conference, sponsored by Bar-Ilan University and a nascent organization called Kolech, the...

  • Community Briefs

    July 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Even for an international film producer and inveterate traveler, Arthur Cohn has covered a lot of territory recently.

    During the last week in October, the winner of a record five Oscars and producer of "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" and "Central Station" was feted in Shanghai at...

  • Conquering A Disease

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    July 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles residents Pam and George Smith never expected to create a foundation that would raise more than $4 million for research. But then, they never expected their daughter to be born with a genetic disease so rare that it effects only between 500 to 1,000 Americans.

    In the early...

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  • Cedars-Sinai Among America’s Best

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Angelenos can sleep a little easier at night, knowing that the best non-university hospital in Southern California stands in their own backyard.

    For the second year in a row, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center topped the list of non-university Southern California hospitals, according to a...

  • An Argument for Jewish Vegetarianism

    By Jane Ulman

    July 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    "If God had wanted us to be vegetarians, he wouldn't have invented animals," announces Zack, my 15-year-old carnivorous son.

    He turns the large steak that's sizzling on the outdoor barbecue for him and his brothers, Gabe, 12, and Jeremy, 10. My husband's piece of fish is relegated to...

  • Long Overdue

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Abigail Yasgur has a vision for the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles.

    "Why can't the library serve as a civic hub?" the director of library and information services asks. "Why not be a storefront for the [Jewish] Federation [of Greater Los Angeles], like Jewish Vocational...

  • Wanting What the West Has

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    July 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When people talk about the San Fernando Valley, non-residents may envision a vast sea of shiny new homes and retail areas, schools and parks, joined seamlessly by a pathway of soccer moms driving sports utility vehicles.

    In reality, there are two Valleys -- the one where the...

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