Jewish Journal

The 24-Hour Jewish 911

By Rob Eshman

November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

Help has arrived. Thanks to a special program funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, callers can get immediate personal and family crisis assistance, 24 hours a day, seven... read full article
  • Standing Out

    By Susanna Crosby Perrin

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    My husband Jon and I moved with our two children to Simi Valley about four years ago, despite the impression that it offered little in the way of Jewish life. We came here because Jon had a job in Los Angeles and I had two geriatric ponies at a co-operative stable. My long-held dream...
  • 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: authorities tried to keep her from practicing law because she was a woman. Not only did she...
  • 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...
  • 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.


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