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  • Dancing with the Rabbis?

    By Dennis Prager

    April 12, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    On April 3, under the auspices of the American Jewish University, in its Gindi Auditorium, five Los Angeles rabbis competed with one another in an evening titled “Dancing With the Rabbis.” As reported in this newspaper, the sellout crowd loved the evening.

    May I respectfully...

  • Dancing rabbis win cheers

    April 5, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    A sell-out crowd packed the American Jewish University’s (AJU) Gindi Auditorium on April 3 and watched as Rabbi Zoë Klein of Temple Isaiah tangoed her way to the inaugural “Dancing With the Rabbis” trophy. An ecstatic Klein, cheered on by her family, wowed the audience with...

  • 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,...

  • LIVE VIDEO: Diversity and LGBT Inclusion in the Jewish World

    By Jay Firestone

    February 27, 2009 | 5:27 pm

    UPDATE: This a recording of a live broadcast which aired Sunday night, March 1, 2009.

    On Sunday night, March 1, JewishJournal.com will broadcast LIVE from the American Jewish University. Tune in at 7 p.m. to watch a panel discussion from the “Welcoming Synagogues Project:...

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  • 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...
  • Maher and Snow spar at American Jewish University, Journal veteran Tugend praised as ‘Distinguished

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Maher, Snow Spar at American Jewish University

    Calling Bill Maher "politically incorrect" is too kind. Bitingly snide, bitterly sarcastic, at times crude, caustic and offensive, he is also horribly funny.

    Tony Snow declared himself "the sacrificial lamb" the moment he stepped on...

  • There won’t be blood

    By Rob Eshman

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Bill Clinton, Ann Coulter, James Carville -- over the years American Jewish University's top-notch lecture series has hosted plenty of people who have infuriated plenty of people.

    But evidently, when it comes to being infuriating, Karl Rove is in a class unto himself.

    How else to...

  • Briefs: Federations take California officials to Israel, gratitude, book fair a success

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Federation Takes Local Pols to Israel

    For most, it was a first visit to Israel; for Assemblyman Mike Feuer, it was a return after 22 years to the Jewish state. But for each of the seven state assemblymembers who have just returned from a legislators' mission led by The Jewish...

  • Flamenco and tango melodies strike Jewish chords

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ethan Margolis, co-founder of Arte y Pureza (Art and Purity), a Seville, Spain-based flamenco troupe, says three influences stand out as soon as you begin reading about flamenco: Sephardic, Arabic and Indian. Margolis, whose company will perform at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater on...
  • Jack Gindi, American Jewish University philanthropist, dies at 83

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    August 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jack Gindi, real estate developer, lawyer, philanthropist and Jewish community benefactor, died Saturday, Aug. 4, at 83, following a prolonged illness.

    Known primarily for his philanthropy with American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism), where an auditorium...
  • Briefs: Coalition protests modern-day plague of poverty, BBI branches out

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Coalition protests modern-day plague of poverty

    It wasn't quite the Red Sea, but the red undulating banners in front of the LAX Hilton did evoke the image of the Exodus as more than 200 people -- including Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders -- made their way across Century...
  • BBI and UJ join up to forge a home for pluralistic Judaism in landmark merger

    By Julie G Fax

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The University of Judaism (UJ) and Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI), two Southern California institutions that for the last 60 years have educated and inspired Jews of all ages and affiliations -- and that have both at times struggled through financial and leadership troubles -- this...
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