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  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • Jewish Family Service Wins Agency of the Year

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    October 18, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Los Angeles won the Agency of the Year Award from the Alliance for Children and Families, a 100-year-old association representing more than 350 child- and family-serving organizations. Three organizations are chosen for the award annually.

    JFS serves...

  • Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Ari Emanuel, is a Hollywood superagent

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 6, 2008 | 9:32 pm

    Up until Rahm Emanuel was offered the Chief of Staff position in Barack Obama's cabinet, his younger brother Ari, the cantankerous Hollywood talent agent, was considerably better known. Most famously -- or perhaps infamously -- Ari Emanuel is said to be the inspiration for the...
  • The Industry, Israel and Idealism with Danny Sussman

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 11, 2008 | 4:27 am

    I managed to crash (with advance approval) an exclusive event for Birthright Israel alumni at a sushi restaurant in Westwood this week. For Jews who live on another planet, Birthright Israel is program that gives Jews ages 18-26 a free educational trip to Israel. It’s not my fault I...

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  • Help is here for planning a ceremony in Israel

    July 9, 2008 | 9:51 pm

    Given the negative press about over-the-top b'nai mitzvah celebrations, many families are rethinking the black-tie or other extravaganza, giving preference to true expressions of mitzvot. High on the list of alternatives is a trip to Israel, where the bar or bat mitzvah ceremony and...
  • Former Jewish Agency head tapped as Israel’s next ambassador to U.S.

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One of Sallai Meridor's first acts as chairman-elect of the Jewish Agency for Israel was to deliver relief to a Muslim country, Albania.
     
    The delivery of food and medicine to refugees from the Kosovo crisis in April 1999 was a first for the organization best known for rescuing...
  • Summer Tours to Israel Rerouted, But Not By Much

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Most summers, the trip to the Naot Sandal factory on a kibbutz close to Israel's northern border is a highlight of the teen tours run by United Synagogue Youth (USY). But this summer, with the north under constant threat of rocket attacks, the 400 USYers stayed in the central and...

  • Requests Swamp Israel Trip Program

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Birthright Israel has received many more applications for its upcoming trips than it has spaces available. Approximately 14,000 young Jews applied for 8,000 spots in the program's spring/summer trips this year in just the first 12 hours of registration Feb. 8.

    The organization...

  • AF Academy’s New Religion Rules Hit

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The U.S. Air Force last week introduced revised guidelines on religious tolerance and practices at its training academy, and they are widely regarded as a step backward.

    A number of Jewish leaders say their efforts to change the Air Force Academy's position on Christian proselytizing...

  • Russian City Gets New JCC

    By Yasha Levine

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    At a time when Jewish Community Centers in the West frequently struggle to survive in prosperous communities with lots of Jews, the small Russian port city of Arkhangelsk near the Arctic Circle is on the verge of getting a brand-new JCC. A local businessman had pledged to build and...

  • Deep Throat: Not a Jew

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    President Nixon was wrong on Deep Throat's Jewishness.

    A former FBI agent who outed himself as the "Deep Throat" of the Watergate scandal is not Jewish, though Nixon and his aides believed he was. Mark Felt, 91, revealed himself to Vanity Fair this week as the best-known anonymous...

  • A Nanny’s Story

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There are a thousand stories in the naked city of Los Angeles, but when it comes to nannies, there are at least a million - nannies who have a free reign of the household, nannies who make good salaries, nannies who get help from their employers to buy cars or put a down payment on a...