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  • Stephen M. Levine: A magical ability to conjure up fun

    By Ryan E. Smith

    January 2, 2014 | 3:56 pm

    California “Super Lawyer”/magician Stephen M. Levine likes to joke that he can make legal troubles disappear. Ditto for rabbits and quarters.

    Unfortunately, he can’t make the same promise about the troubles facing all of the people he meets through his volunteer performances —...

  • Chabad of the Conejo celebrates new Torah

    January 15, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Despite early predictions of rain, the weather cooperated in full. The Jan. 13 festivities and ceremony at the Chabad of the Conejo (COTC) took place on a brisk, chilly day with a cloudless and pristine sky over Agoura Hills — the kind of day that the late Rabbi Mordechai Bryski,...

  • Aliyah, Beth Haverim leaders discuss deal

    By Adam Wills

    February 19, 2010 | 2:30 pm

    They aren’t using the “m” word, but leaders from Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills met with the leadership of Temple Beth Haverim on Feb. 10 to discuss plans to help shore up the Agoura Hills Conservative synagogue, which has been struggling financially in recent years and filed...

  • Heschel Day School West gets OK, but future still looks clouded

    By Jane Ulman

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    After a protracted and often contentious battle, Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School West got the green light in late November to build a permanent school on a bucolic, 72-acre site adjacent to Agoura Hills when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its...
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  • After Agoura eruv dismantled, residents ask ‘What’s up with that?’

    By Jane Ulman

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Construction of an eruv in the Conejo Valley was nearly complete last month when area residents began complaining to public officials about aesthetics and safety concerns as well as a lack of proper permits. Last week the eruv's organizers ordered all remaining portions along the...
  • Valley of Dreams

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On this Friday morning, Norm Katz, Bunny Schwartz and a guy named Joel are squeezed together like early hour commuters in a crowded subway. They're discussing the role of men and women in traditional Judaism, between the cash register and the reduced baked goods rack -- a space of...