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A priest and a rabbi: Eulogy for Leonard I. Beerman

Given by Rev. George F. Regas

January 6, 2015 | 3:38 pm

Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman

A Rabbi and a Priest: Leonard Beerman was my closest friend for 47 years.  I will miss Leonard, in the deepest places of my being.

I met Rabbi Leonard Beerman in 1967 where both of us... read full article

  • Torah portion: A good death

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    December 30, 2014 | 9:43 am

    It was a good death. 
     
    Jacob had finished all that was left to do. He gave his son Joseph explicit instructions about what he wanted when he died: “When I lie down with my ancestors, have me taken out of Egypt and be buried in their burial place.”
     
    He had the chance to...
  • Two Rabbis: Influences and Legacies

    by Steven Windmueller

    December 29, 2014 | 8:00 pm

    Both Rabbi Harold Schulweis and Rabbi Leonard Beerman came to their rabbinate having grown up in the era of the Great Depression, the imprint of the Second World War and the birth of the State of Israel. Each of them would be part of a generation of clergy who would draw their...

  • Spiritual leader of the African Hebrew Israelites dies

    JTA

    December 29, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    The spiritual leader of the African Hebrew Israelites, a group of African-American Jews who moved to Israel in the 1960s, has died.

    Ben Ammi Ben-Israel, born Ben Carter in Chicago, died Saturday in the Negev town of Dimona, The Associated Press reported. He was 75; the cause of...

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  • The Great Leonard Beerman z”l: Inspiration through Word and Deed

    by David N. Myers

    December 25, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Last week witnessed the passing of two towering giants, each of whom left a profound mark on Los Angeles and also served as proud citizens of the world: Rabbi Harold Schulweis z”l and Rabbi Leonard Beerman z”l. Schulweis transformed Valley Beth Shalom in Encino into a unique center...

  • Guilford Glazer, leading Los Angeles philanthropist, dies at 93

    By Ryan Torok

    December 24, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    Guilford Glazer, a strong supporter of Israel, leading Los Angeles philanthropist and real estate developer, died in his Beverly Hills home on Dec. 23, 2014, at 93. 
     
    Glazer was well known for his support of Israeli universities, including Tel Aviv University (TAU) and...
  • Founding Rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple, Leonard I. Beerman, dies at 93

    by Aron Chilewich

    December 24, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Rabbi Leonard Beerman, founding rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple, renowned for his unremitting pacifism and for speaking out against injustice, died Dec. 24 at the age of 93.

    Beerman grew the reform congregation of Leo Baeck Temple from a small community of 28 members when he arrived in...

  • Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis remembered with tears and laughter at funeral

    By Tom Tugend

    December 22, 2014 | 7:40 pm

    My immortality, if there be such for me, is not in tears, blame or self-recrimination.

    But in the joy you give to others, in raising the fallen and loosening the fetters of the bound.

    In your loyalty to God’s special children – the widow, the orphan, the poor, the stranger in...

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