Jewish Journal

  • New South Bay mikvah puts the ritz in the ritual bath

    By Adam Wills

    September 24, 2008 | 11:44 pm

    Women living in the Beach Cities need no longer travel to Long Beach, Lomita or the Pico-Robertson area to experience the tranquility of a mikvah.

    Mikvah Mei Menachem, a $350,000, 1,100-square-foot ritual bath facility set in north Redondo Beach on the expansive campus of Jewish...

  • Quiet war on campus: Israel remains under attack despite fewer public protests

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 21, 2008 | 1:28 am

    The Anteaters for Israel began setup at 7 a.m., long before most students at University of California Irvine (UCI -- home of the Anteaters) had even crawled out of bed. Midterms be damned; the 60th anniversary of the modern Jewish state was a day away, and they wanted to celebrate....
  • Historic Jewish merry-go-rounds up for sale

    By Julie G Fax

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In a storage yard in Long Beach, painted ponies in rose garlands prance atop a giant wooden disc, waiting for a new owner.

    The Illions Supreme Carousel, which twirled riders for decades at the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona, is one of the most elaborate wooden carousels carved at...

  • Black sheep might join family’s political flock

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Josh Lowenthal is the self-styled black sheep of his family. Not that he hasn't done well or made his parents proud. Lowenthal attended Cornell, lived in Israel and has made a bundle as both a telecom entrepreneur and the owner of a popular Long Beach nightclub.

    It's just that to...

  • Art: Goldfarb’s sleight of hand and eye at MOLAA

    By Tom Freudenheim

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    "Walter Goldfarb: D+Lirium," on view at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach through May 18, should reassure viewers that our art-jaded world still provides the occasional joy of discovery. The mid-career view of this talented Brazilian artist is also his first solo...