The rabbi is a book lover. So it was an innocent question when he asked his congregant what she was reading, tucked ever-so-discreetly between her palms, as she sat in a chair in a synagogue hallway. Was that a bead of sweat trickling down her brow? Was she trying to hide the...
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Tag: American Jewish University
August 29, 2012 | 11:27 am
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“This is a universal thing that everybody goes through,” Rabbi Stan Levy emphasized during the 10th North American Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference, a three-day event last month at American Jewish University. Appearing as a guest speaker at the annual conference,...
March 21, 2012 | 5:36 pm
Speaking on the Holocaust and 20th century genocides, Mark Gudgel, executive director of the Educators’ Institute for Human Rights, began his March 12 lecture at American Jewish University (AJU) with a declaration.
“Rwanda is not genocide,” said Gudgel, who also teaches...
January 4, 2012 | 12:52 pm
Rabbi Charles Simon, a recent visiting lecturer at American Jewish University (AJU), asked rabbinical students how they would deal with a future intermarriage. One young rabbi-to-be said he’d welcome the couple … then tell them that, unfortunately, he couldn’t marry them....
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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...
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...
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,...
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:...
November 7, 2008 | 4:04 pmThe 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?"
May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pmMaher, 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...
January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pmBill 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...
November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm
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August 5, 2007 | 8:00 pmJack 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...
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