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  • Hitchens, Wolpe, Harris, Artson and the Afterlife [EXCERPTS & VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    February 22, 2011 | 6:35 am

    Listen to audio from the event here: part 1 / part 2

    Last week, I took a break from all the news and cares of this life to spend a couple of hours thinking about the next one.

    My role was to serve as moderator in a discussion titled “Is There an Afterlife?” featuring two...

  • American Jewish University Dedicates New Synagogue

    June 1, 2010 | 6:44 pm

    As late-afternoon sun poured over the Santa Monica Mountains and through the windows of an airy chapel at American Jewish University (AJU), Annette and Leonard Shapiro dedicated the David Alan Shapiro Memorial Synagogue Center in honor of their son, David, who died from diabetes 10...

  • Clinton, Bush to Appear Together During 2010 AJU Lecture Series

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 11, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    Two former presidents will share the stage when American Jewish University’s (AJU) Public Lecture Series returns in early 2010. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are scheduled to appear together at Universal’s Gibson Amphitheatre on Feb. 22, the university...

  • L.A.’s Jewish Community Library Likely to Move

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 15, 2009 | 5:23 am

    A coalition of Jewish Community Library supporters say leaders at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles have spurned their efforts to create an independent library and to stop a proposed merger with the American Jewish University.

    Since March 2008, leaders of Federation,...

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  • Briefs: Jews, Muslims join to combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism; Elie Wiesel's 'Night' now in Farsi

    November 26, 2008 | 4:35 pm

    Jews, Muslims Join in Program to Combat Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism

    On Nov. 17, some 20 devout Muslims from the King Fahad Mosque bowed and prostrated themselves as they recited the Isha, or night prayer, at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, with about 80 Jews watching the...

  • If I had just one Jewish book to read . . . .

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    November 7, 2008 | 4:04 pm

    The Jewish Journal asked several authors appearing at Sunday's Celebration of Jewish Books to answer a question that, at least for writers, has existential overtones: "If you were stranded on a deserted island, what Jewish book would you want to have with you, and why?"

    The answers...
  • Pelosi pilloried, garden party for Israeli art and artists

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 21, 2008 | 5:56 pm

    Pelosi Pilloried at American Jewish University Lecture

    Rather than praise, which one might expect from a roomful of women and the ceiling-smashing Nancy Pelosi, insults were hurled toward the stage.

    "Traitor!" screamed one woman.

    "Liar!" shouted another.

    One man's high-volume,...

  • Could Tony Blair be the one?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    There was one big question left unanswered when Tony Blair spoke last Monday evening at the opening of American Jewish University's (AJU) 2007 lecture series.

    A day after he stepped down as the British Prime Minister on June 27, 2007, Blair immediately became the Middle East envoy...

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