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  • Bush Names Friend to Museum Council

    By Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • Eight Days in Exodus

    By Mark Stone

    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...

  • Fear & Duct Tape in Los Angeles

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    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...

  • Sadness and Joy Mix on Mitzvah Day

    By Julie Brown

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It was supposed to have been a happy day. Strangely enough, it was. Last Sunday, more than 500 members of the South Bay Jewish community gathered to celebrate our fourth annual Mitzvah Day.

    In this far-flung community, home to about 40,000 Jews, the event has become a time when we...

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  • Listening to Needs

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When kids from Sinai Temple celebrate Chanukah with the members of Temple Beth Solomon (TBS) in Tarzana on Friday night, Dec. 6, they'll notice that the service is slower and streamlined, but that the singing is performed with every bit as much gusto as a "Friday Night Live" service....

  • The Lure of Extremism

    By David A. Lehrer

    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...

  • Eat, Read and Meet Gary

    By Journal Staff

    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;...

  • Singles Fall in Love With Israel

    By David Margolis

    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,...

  • Summer Fun For Kids

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    School's out and the kids are home. Unless you happen to run a summer camp, chances are you're in need of some serious kid-friendly activities. So, before your child memorizes the daytime line-up on Nickelodeon, check out these low-cost summer events for families.



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