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  • ‘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 Days, they would buy one ticket between them, for the congregation's overflow service in the basement.

    "As a kid, I was very...

  • 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 Holy Days services. This year, Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills hopes to attract a sizeable portion of the Iranian Jewish community...
  • 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 finding the perfect one for you and your family too often seems just one more visit away.

    Whether you are new to organized Jewish...

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  • 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, song and laughter?

    What is the magic that transforms certain shuls into sacred communities that embrace and uplift their...

  • 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 dons his tallit and leads Shabbat services for Congregation B'nai Torah, a Conservative congregation in neighboring Monterey.

    ...
  • 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 shortcomings," August said. "I want to concentrate on what we're doing right.... We don't recognize the things we do that matter. I want us to...

  • 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 century.

    I grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and I had never been to Pasadena. I knew little about it -- mostly that the Rose Parade...

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