Jewish Journal

  • Mother and daughter wave Israeli flag on trek to the top of Everest

    By Dan Goldberg

    May 29, 2008 | 3:33 pm

    The first mother-daughter team to reach the summit of Mount Everest waved an Israeli flag on their way to the top.

    Cheryl Bart and her daughter Nikki of Sydney arrived atop the world's highest mountain in the wee hours of May 24, Nepal time.

    "I am at the top of the world," Cheryl...

  • Dark currents surface in surfing clan’s idyllic life

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    May 21, 2008 | 12:53 pm

    I first met the amazing Paskowitz family in 1978, when I was a writer/producer with "Two on the Town," a KCBS-TV magazine show anchored by Connie Chung before she left Los Angeles for greener pastures.

    Theirs sounded like the perfect, upbeat if slightly wacky, Southern California...
  • ‘Golden Boy’ Art Aragon keeps the faith

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The "Golden Boy" celebrity boxer of the 1950s wasn't born into the Tribe. But Art Aragon also wasn't one to let religion interfere with romance.

    "My grandfather wouldn't let my mother marry him because he was a real swinger," Aragon's son, Brad, recalled recently. "So he offered him...

  • Dodgers hit grand slam in history of Jewish players

    By Robert David Jaffee

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When the Dodgers celebrated their 50th anniversary in Los Angeles on March 29 with an exhibition game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, it seemed almost fitting that a Jewish ballplayer, Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, would hit a pivotal home run that helped Boston win the...
  • Films: Documentary captures young Orthodox boxer’s journey

    By Saul Austerlitz

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The trailer

    The era of Jewish boxers -- tough guys from the ghettos, like Benny Leonard and Barney Ross -- is over. For that matter, the era of boxing itself, once king of all American sports, has passed, as well. In that regard, Dmitriy Salita is doubly a throwback, being both...

  • Mom and daughter climb ev’ry mountain

    By Dan Goldberg

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    For Cheryl and Nikki Bart, ain't no mountain high enough.

    Seven years after their first adventure in Nepal, the Barts are heading back to Katmandu this week in an attempt to become the first mother-daughter team to conquer Everest.

    If they manage to reach the roof of the world, the...

  • Bruin coach is ready for March Madness

    By Carin Davis

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Growing up, Scott Garson's Calabasas family loved two things: Judaism and basketball. His mother, Corinne, was president of the Woodland Hills Reform congregation Kol Tikvah, while his father, Lee, is a UCLA alum who coaches youth basketball. So it's no surprise that Garson is a...

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