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Meet Eli Lipmen

By Ryan Torok

October 19, 2011 | 5:22 am

Eli's sister and Eli in front of their house in Bermuda.

Eli Lipmen, communications strategist for the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in Los Angeles, was raised in Bermuda, the island and British colony in the Atlantic Ocean.

“I used to wear... read on

  • Getting deep at Occupy L.A.

    By Ryan Torok

    October 15, 2011 | 6:21 pm

    Yesterday, I was at Occupy L.A., asking people what that they were doing there, why’d they come – and I got the predictable responses: corporate greed, the income gap between the rich and the poor, rising unemployment, the endless, fruitless bickering between the right and left.... read on

  • Brain Cancer Survivor-Turned-Poet Judi Kaufman

    By Ryan Torok

    October 14, 2011 | 3:04 am

    Brain cancer survivor Judi Kaufman has suffered through three brain tumors – yes, three. Her first diagnosis, back in 1997, was that she’d suffered a stroke, but the neuro-oncology department at UCLA identified it as a tumor, which might have saved her life.

    That’s why... read on




Ryan Torok is a staff writer and community reporter at the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, where he has spent the past four years covering everything from social justice...

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