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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    6 days ago

    Stephen S. Wise Temple’s Freedom School has, in part, the Los Angeles Dodgers to thank for $30,000 it received from businessman Howard Sherwood on June 29.

    “For Thirty Home Runs in May,” read a giant replica of a check from Sherwood, awarded during the Dodgers’ Jewish Community...

  • Letters to the editor: Israel, preserving Auschwitz, showing love to the elderly and more

    March 26, 2014 | 9:59 am

    The Ways We Slice It

    Thank you for presenting a fascinating theoretical debate on calling Israel the “Jewish state.”

    Secretary of State John Kerry proclaims the “Jewish state” issue makes negotiation so much more complicated (“The Jewish State Problem Won’t Go Away,” March 21)....

  • The lions of participation at Adat Ari El

    March 20, 2014 | 11:28 am

    In 1986, Valley Village’s Adat Ari El, the oldest congregation in the San Fernando Valley, hired Leslie Alexander as an assistant rabbi. And though Alexander will go down in history as the first woman to serve as a pulpit rabbi at a major Conservative congregation, it was another...

  • Lorin Fife: Full-time philanthropy

    By Zan Romanoff

    November 6, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    Lorin Fife has essentially had a second career since he retired from his position as senior executive and attorney at the financial services holding company Sun America in 1998, when he was only 45.

    In the years since, he’s served on the boards of various Jewish institutions,...

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  • At long last, lasting love

    By Elyse Glickman

    September 18, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Encino lawyer Jeremy Karpel’s home has an art gallery feel to it, with an eclectically decorated living room spilling out into an elegantly landscaped yard. During one recent weekend, it was the perfect backdrop for a party commemorating his grandparents’ anniversary, filled with...

  • Immigration bill: For nannies and caregivers, legal status isn’t enough

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 2, 2013 | 10:13 am

    At 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, Amelia Barnachea waited in a copy shop in downtown Los Angeles, shifting her weight from one foot to the other. "I’m exercising," the diminutive Filipina-American home health aide explained, looking very spry for her 72 years. 

    Barnachea, who...

  • Lag B’Omer Calendar 2013

    By Ryan Torok

    April 23, 2013 | 9:43 am

    SATUDAY, APRIL 27-SUNDAY, APRIL 28

    LAG B’OMER EVENTS

    LGBT-friendly congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim hosts its inaugural Lag B’Omer celebration with singing around the fire pit at its new campus. Sat. 7-9 p.m. Free. Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6090 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323)...

  • Federation drops security grants for shuls; Farmar shoots, scores for Chabad

    September 17, 2008 | 10:00 pm

    Federation Drops Grants to Provide Security for High Holy Days at Small Synagogues

    In 2006, in the wake of Israel's war with Hezbollah, Jewish communities throughout the Diaspora were on edge. A lone gunman had already killed one and wounded five at a Seattle Jewish center, and many...

  • There’s no business like shul business

    By Sarah Price Brown

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Click here for a sound and images slideshow on Rabbi Rothblum's career.
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    The consensus among those who know Rabbi Moshe Rothblum is that if he had not become a rabbi, he would have been an actor. If he were not retiring after 35 years on...

  • New Stamp on Service

    By Julie G Fax

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Late last summer at Adat Ari El, when work was going on in earnest to craft the new One Shabbat Morning service, Rabbi Moshe Rothblum recalled feeling some resentment at having to drop his High Holiday preparations to attend a One Shabbat Morning meeting.

    "But afterwards, I would be...

  • Alternative Scene

    By Steve Getzug

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Shabbat morning services last Saturday were wonderful.

    The bar mitzvah did a fabulous job. The weekly drash was thought-provoking, rich with morality and relevance. And the kiddush? Complete, including even those little rainbow squares that you can only seem to find at shul on...