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  • The 411 on the 818’s Israel Fest

    By David Finnigan

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm



    •What, Where and When: The 17th annual Israel Independence Day Festival celebrating Israel's 57th anniversary on May 15, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Woodley Park, Van Nuys (between Burbank and Victory boulevards).


    •Price: Admission is $5. Kids under 6 get in free.



  • What Bergen-Belsen Taught Us

    By Menachem Z. Rosensaft

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    On Sunday, April 17, hundreds of Holocaust survivors from around the world, along with their children and grandchildren, gathered on the site of the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen to observe the 60th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. I was privileged to...

  • Circuit

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Friends in Deed

    On Feb. 17, David Nathanson hosted a silent auction at his L.A. home for more than 100 young executives – and special guest 5th District L.A City Councilman Jack Weiss – to benefit nonprofit Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel.

    Located just south of Haifa, the...

  • ‘Never Again’—An Odd Thing to Say

    By Y.M. Hausman

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    How odd it was to hear Kofi Annan mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in an address before the United Nations.

    "The United Nations must never forget that it was created as a response to the evil of Nazism, or that the horror of the Holocaust helped to shape...

  • Bad Memory

    By Rob Eshman

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    I just returned from France, where I spent 10 days looking into issues of anti-Semitism and racism in a country that has Europe's

    largest populations of Muslims and Jews. What I found is a subject for an upcoming story. But one item -- really just an offhand remark by an Education...

  • Briefs

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sharon Marks Rabin Assassination Anniversary

    Ariel Sharon apologized for any incitement that may have led to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

    "Our disputes were never personal, they were for the greater good," the Israeli prime minister said at a Jerusalem memorial marking the...

  • Exhibit Celebrates Century of Dignity

    By Marc Ballon

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    To celebrate 100 years of offering interest-free loans to the needy, the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) has put together a traveling photo exhibit that chronicles its growth from bit player to an integral part of the city's Jewish philanthropic network.

    In the past century, more...

  • Spy vs. Spy

    By Rob Eshman

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Over the past few weeks, as the anniversary of Sept. 11 approached, the FBI and the Department of Justice, along with investigative reporters at CBS, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, have focused their resources on what they must figure is a real threat to American...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Deborah's Honors

    Barbara Balser, national chair of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the first woman to lead the organization in its 91-year history, was the special guest speaker at its 10th annual Deborah Awards Gala on May 20 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The dinner honored...

  • Rites to Mark Argentine Terror Attack

    By Florencia Arbiser

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At 9:53 a.m. this Sunday in Buenos Aires, a loud siren will sound in front of 633 Pasteur St., where the AMIA Jewish community center is located.

    The siren will mark the moment 10 years ago when a bomb went off, killing 85 people in the most devastating terrorist attack in modern...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Commending the Caring

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) has, for the past 150 years, been helping more families than you can count. On March 19, 5th District City Councilman Jack Weiss presented a JFS delegation that included Paul S. Castro, executive director of JFS, and...

  • Q & A With Dr. Michael A. Friedman

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last May, Dr. Michael A. Friedman took the helm of City of Hope as its CEO. A federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the 112-acre biomedical research and treatment center in Duarte got its start in 1914 when members of the Jewish Consumptive Relief Association set up two...

  • Independence Fest Turns Sweet 16

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    There was good news and bad news when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office phoned Yoram Gutman, executive director of Israel's 56th Independence Day Festival, three weeks ago.

    The bad news was that the governor would be unable to attend the festival May 2 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys....

  • Celebrating 10 Years of ‘Schindler’s List’

    By Tom Tugend

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Ten years have passed since the premiere of "Schindler's List," but the emotional impact of the film and its aftermath remain intense, not least for its creators, actors and the survivors whose lives were depicted.

    So there were tears and much hugging when Steven Spielberg hosted an...

  • Support Pledged on Marking Historic Ruling

    By Journal Staff

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    May 17 will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling Brown vs. Board of Education that outlawed separate educational facilities as inherently unequal.

    Less well-known is Orange County's role in establishing that historic precedent. In 1947, a group of parents...

  • Q & A With Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin

    By David Finnigan

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    If you spend a Saturday afternoon touring Stephen S. Wise Temple with Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin, you will be immersed in the living history of one of Judaism's great, modern temples. Resting atop 18 commanding acres off of Mulholland Drive in Bel Air, the Stephen S. Wise complex houses 11...

  • ADL Marks 90 Years

    By Amanda Susskind

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is celebrating its 90th anniversary this week, marking its beginnings in Chicago when Sigmund Livingston, a young Jewish lawyer, watched a vaudeville show portraying Jews as greedy, dishonest characters with hooked noses and thick accents.

    Knowing that such...

  • The Protocols Come to L.A.—in Russian

    By Si Frumkin

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" have come to Los Angeles. On its 100th anniversary, the vicious, primitive forgery has struck again, this time in a Russian-language tabloid circulated in the heavily Russian Jewish neighborhoods around West Hollywood.

    First published on August...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm


    A bit of old Ukraine comes to the LBC today with "Night Songs From a Neighboring Village," a collaboration between Alexis Kochan's ensemble, Paris to Kyiv, and American klezmer group Brave Old World. The theme and title for the show are based on a poem by Ukrainian Yiddish...

  • South African Jews Fear for the Future

    By Moira Schneider

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    South Africa's main Jewish group is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and concerns about the community's future -- as well as its past -- are dominating the organization's efforts.

    One of the issues causing the concern is the widely held conviction among South African Jews that...

  • Power of Song Gives Hope to Mourners

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A project that began 10 years ago as a tribute to a dead brother has been expanded as a memorial to the victims of terrorist attacks in Israel.

    Chayim Frenkel, cantor at Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades, conceived "Nishmat Tzedek" ("A Righteous Soul") in 1993 after his brother...

  • A Graphic Anniversary

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    During the Golden Age of comic books of the 1930s-1940s, cartoonist Will Eisner broke ground, both commercially (by founding the first comics production studio) and artistically (with his cinematic storytelling). When San Diego ComiCon 2003 convenes July 17-20, the industry's most...

  • The Mother of DNA

    By Julia Goldman

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In March 1953, Maurice Wilkins of King's College London announced the departure of his colleague Rosalind Franklin in a private letter to his friend, Francis Crick, a scientist at the rival Cavendish Laboratory.

    "Our dark lady is leaving us next week," Wilkins wrote.

    At the time,...

  • Bush Names Friend to Museum Council

    By Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Century City lawyer Donald Etra has been appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council by President Bush, a close friend since their undergraduate days at Yale.

    Etra is joining the governing body of the Holocaust Memorial Museum as the Washington landmark celebrates the 10th...

  • 60th Anniversary Reunites Orphans

    By Beverly Gray

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Miriam Weichelbaum and Henri Dybnis were married on March 26, 1943, their future did not look promising. Their wedding took place in wartime France, where the two young educators -- he a refugee from Russia, she from Germany -- ran a home for displaced Jewish children. Ten...

  • Community Briefs

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Irv Rubin's Family Files Wrongful-Death Claim

    The family of Jewish Defense League (JDL) leader Irv Rubin has filed a $5 million wrongful-death claim against the U.S. government, stemming from his apparent suicide last November while in federal custody at the downtown...

  • BJE Celebrates Catskills Style

    By Journal Staff

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a visit to the Borscht Belt, where a generation of Jewish immigrants escaped for celebrations and community, with "The Catskills of Orange County" on Oct. 6 at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach.


  • Get Out Your Crystal Ball

    By Jonathan S. Tobin

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As the Jewish Exponent went to press with its Rosh Hashana issue last year,

    Islamic terrorists launched their war on the United States on Sept. 11, and everything changed. Among many other far more important things, this also meant that I threw out my annual Jewish pundit quiz...

  • Date of Atonement

    By Lesley Wolff

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    At this Sept. 11 anniversary, we as a community are forced to remember where we were one year ago, when the world as we knew it turned upside down, and stayed that way.

    Where was I the day the Twin Towers crumbled? I'm a little embarrassed to say, but the truth is, I was on a JDate...

  • L.A. Jews Reflect on Sept. 11

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As we approach the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11, memories of the tragedy are still fresh in the minds of many Jews. The Jewish Journal caught up with several people in the community and asked what they remember most about this devastating event.

    As a mom, it was definitely scary....

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