Jewish Journal

  • ‘Praying without paying’ becomes more common

    by Sue Fishkoff

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When 63-year-old Steven Fruh was growing up in Manhattan, his parents did not belong to a synagogue. "They couldn't afford it," he said.

    At the High Holy...

  • Nessah reaches out to young Iranian professionals

    by Karmel Melamed

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like other Jews in Los Angeles, Iranian Jews have a wide range of Ashkenazi and Sephardic synagogues of different denominations to choose from for High...
  • Shopping for back to shul

    by Derek Schlom

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It can be an exhausting process. And it can sometimes be exhilarating. Because of the hundreds of possibilities among Los Angeles' shuls, success in...
  • How to Be Jewish 101

    by Sue Fishkoff

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There are more than 3,000 synagogues in America. Why do some of them struggle week after week to make a minyan, while others are bustling with energy,...
  • Lay Leaders Keep Synagogues Going

    by Sue Fishkoff

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    During the week, Dr. David Kolinsky practices family medicine in Pacific Grove, a sleepy Northern California coastal town. But on Saturday mornings he...

  • New Year Rings in New Role for Rabbi

    by Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Toba August likes to accentuate the positive, and the new year is no exception.

    "Too often for the High Holidays, we're told about our...

  • A Case for Pasadena

    by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Most people are surprised, even flabbergasted, to learn that there is a sizeable Jewish community in Pasadena, one that has been here for well over a...

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