When Temple Israel of Hollywood held its first Mitzvah Day five years ago, it was just that: Temple Israel of Hollywood's Mitzvah Day. Over the years, however, as the annual "do-good" day has attracted the attention of other organizations throughout the Los Angeles area, Mitzvah Day...
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Century City lawyer Donald Etra has been appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council by President Bush, a close friend since their undergraduate days at Yale.
Etra is joining the governing body of the Holocaust Memorial Museum as the Washington landmark celebrates the 10th...
March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
ches, many Jewish families decide to celebrate by relegating the responsibilities of creating a kosher household to a trusted travel agency.
This season, you can break matzah on a beach in Cancun, enjoy fine wines side by side with bitter herbs in Puerto Rico or drink your four...
February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
When the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory System was raised to Code Orange on Feb. 7, indicating a high risk of a terrorist attack, the anxiety level of the Jewish community in Los Angeles rose with it.
"Our office staff was a lot more anxious that day, to say the least," said Rabbi...
February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
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November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm
As these words are written, Irv Rubin, the national chairman of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) lies in a coma, the apparent victim of self-inflicted wounds.
Having known Irv and the activities of the local JDL for over a quarter-century, it is an appropriate time to reflect on what...
November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
The following events are part of The Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys' Jewish Book Festival.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.: A luncheon with cookbook author Sheilah Kaufman ("Simply Irresistible"). The event will take place at a private home in Claremont. $36;...
September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Luckily, the lure was Israel, not pairing up. With a group consisting of 24 men and only seven women, singles action on the July Birthright trip to Israel sponsored by JDate, the Jewish singles online network, was minimal.
But the 10-day tour did have lots of Los Angeles action,...
June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm