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  • Saluting Milo, AARP and Waxman, Delshad for Sderot

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 15, 2008 | 5:42 pm

    JVS Dishes Out Scholarships



    More than 180 outstanding Jewish students received $375,000 worth of need-based scholarships from the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) during a ceremony at UCLA Hillel on July 16. The JVS Scholarship Fund has dispensed nearly $4 million to more than 3,000...

  • Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik meets with local leaders

    July 23, 2008 | 4:24 pm

    On a break from her duties as Speaker of the Knesset, Dalia Itzik joined L.A. influentials for a dinner reception hosted by The American Friends of the Citizens’ Empowerment Center in Israel (CECI). The event, which took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Shapour Sedaghat, included Jacob Dayan, the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles; professor Izzy Borovich, chairman of El Al Airlines; Izak Parviz Nazarian, president of CECI; Beny Alagem, and local leaders of American Jewish Committee, AIPAC, Jewish National Fund and Magbit Foundation.




  • Tony Shaloub, Carl Reiner, Solar Cookers, Green Hadassah, Zoo

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 17, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    Community Kudos


    (From left) Mark Ordesky, chair, ADL Entertainment Industry committee; Tony Shalhoub, star of USA Network's "Monk"; honoree Bonnie Hammer; Ron Meyer, president and COO, Universal Studios; and Amanda Susskind, ADL regional director

    What do Hollywood Jews and...

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  • Judea Pearl gets Franklin Institute award; Beach services for Lag B’Omer

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Beach Mixer on Lag B'Omer

    A week after Israel's birthday, attention shifted to itchy beards. The seven-week counting of the Omer, which marks the period from Pesach to Shavuot, represents the time between the promise of freedom (Exodus) and being given the means to live with dignity...

  • Scene & Heard

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Carmen Warschaw
    Inspired by an election season in which young, first-time voters are participating in record numbers, USC trustee Carmen Warschaw has pledged a $3 million gift to endow the Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics. The goal of the new position is meant to encourage...
  • Scene and Heard

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Helen Freeman talks to fifth- and sixth-graders at Echo Horizon School

    Holocaust survivor Helen Freeman tells fifth- and sixth-graders at Echo Horizon School in Culver City on March 6 how she met her husband, Joseph Freeman, before being forced into internment at Auschwitz. The couple was reunited when they were wandering the streets of their hometown,...

  • Demi Moore, Tony Blair, Mr. Mayor

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher,Bruce Ramer
    Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher wonder, "Will we be billed for this?" when they attend Bet Tzedek's Annual Dinner Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Century City on Jan. 22. The Bet Tzedek supporter to their right is lawyer Bruce Ramer.

    Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayan,Joseph Cedar,Uri Gavriel
    Looks like the feud is over, as Israeli...

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