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  • Twenty Hours in Munich

    By Tom Tugend

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Germans, desperate to erase memories of the Nazi-tainted 1936 Olympics in Berlin, billed the 1972 Games as "The Happy Olympics." By the time the international sportsfest ended, it went down in the history books as "The Munich Massacre."

    The turning point came in the early morning...

  • One Day at a Time

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The doors of the 107th Street Elementary School opened at noon; reggae music blared over the sound system and pizza was ready to be served. Soon, mothers pushing strollers, teachers, parents and children began pouring onto the school grounds to participate in Temple Israel of...

  • Where We Were

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Ten years ago, during the week of April 29, 1992, the city exploded in rioting.

    Ten years after the fact, it is easy to remember the terror and the loss, but more difficult for community leaders to assess just how much repair has taken place since.

    Rabbi Laura Geller, now leader of...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Violinist Isaac Stern Dies at 81

    Isaac Stern, considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, died Saturday in New York at 81.

    He played with conductor Leonard Bernstein and the Israel Philharmonic in Jerusalem soon after the 1967 Six-Day War, for Israeli soldiers...

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  • Poles Remember Massacre

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sixty years after hundreds of Jews in a Polish village were slaughtered by their neighbors, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski offered an apology.

    "For this crime, we should beg the souls of the dead and their families for forgiveness," Kwasniewski told about 3,000 people...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Persian Celebration

    Members of the Iranian-American Jewish Association (IAJA) celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the house that Dariush built.

    Dariush Fakheri, the outreach organization's founding father, was honored at the Loews Santa Monica Hotel gala, along with members Fred...

  • Hollywood Legend Turns 75

    By Julie G Fax

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Like most legends in Hollywood, Temple Israel of Hollywood has undergone a few makeovers to stay fresh since it was founded in 1926. Maybe that's why even as it celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Reform synagogue is even more bustling than it was in its heyday when it was billed as...

  • Skirball at Five

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When the Skirball Cultural Center opened in April 1996, its founding president and CEO, Rabbi Uri D. Herscher, didn't buy the philosophy "If you build it, they will come."

    "My theory was, 'If they come, then you build,'" the rabbi said. "Prophesy is for fools."

    Not long before the...

  • Road Trip

    By Julie G Fax

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In celebration of HUC-JIR's impending 125th anniversary, faculty members from the Los Angeles campus will be fanning out across Southern California during the next few weeks to bring the college to the congregants.

    "We'll be celebrating directly with the congregations and the...

  • Santa Monica’s SoHo

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When Bergamot Station first opened its art gallery doors five years ago, more than 20,000 visitors showed up on opening night -- to everyone's surprise. It was a free celebratory evening many still remember. This Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., as Bergamot takes note of its fifth...
  • In Praise of the Righteous Enemy

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Once again, the anniversary of the Holocaust is upon us (April 13), and, once again, the commemoration taunts me. "Go preach the goodness of God." "Go praise the crown of God's creation made but little lower than the angels." "Speak to the world of faith and hope in the wake of the...

  • Twenty Years and Counting

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Marvin Hier arrived in Los Angeles on July 4, 1977, to inspect the sizable building he had purchased on unfashionable Pico Boulevard, it was one of the few times in his life that he was genuinely scared.

    "The place had been stripped of all light fixtures," he recalls. "We...

  • The Arts

    By Skip Heller

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As Israel nears its 50th birthday, events have shifted attentionaway from the stalled peace talks. What dominates the headlines nowis the warlike rhetoric among Jewish factions -- both within Israeland in the Diaspora -- as they clash over the issue of religiouspluralism.

    Gideon Patt...

  • Is Youth Served?

    By Rob Eshman

    May 28, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As Zionism turns 100 and Israel approaches 50, a Sept. 14 conference re-examines our affection for the Jewish State.

    Photo from Jerusalem in 3000 Years, Konemann, 1995.

    To many American Jews in their 20s, 30s and 40s, Zionism, the ancient dream of a Jewish homeland that spawned a...

  • The Editor’s Corner

    April 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When the editors of The Jewish Journal, along withpublisher Stanley Hirsh, started planning an issue to commemorateIsrael's 50th anniversary, we were committed to something other thana "coffee-table" paper. We wanted it to be highly readable andentertaining, definitely, but also...

  • Lonely at 50

    By Eric Silver

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    On the eve of the 50th birthday of the Jewishstate, Israelis have seldom felt so lonely. No one wants to come tothe party. Vice President Al Gore is one of the few foreigndignitaries who have accepted an invitation to the April 30 fiesta.The rest are either stalling or saying,...

  • 50th Anniversary of ‘Calamity’

    By Larry Derfner

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinians have an official term for whathappened to them when Israel gained its independence 50 years ago:"Nakba," or, in English, "Calamity." In the failed Arab attack on theJews in 1948, some 600,000 Arabs fled the land or, in tens ofthousands of cases, were expelled.

    The Nakba...

  • Up Front

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

     

    Counting Jews

     

    By 2003, Israel will finally have fulfilled thedreams of its founders when it overtakes the United States to becomehome to the largest number of Jews in the world.

    This, according to the Institute of the WorldJewish Congress, which is to publish the new Jewish...

  • Multimedia Ode to Jerusalem

    By Diane Arieff

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Asaf Medina, one of the members of theKeshet Chaim Dance Ensemble

    Local dance ensemble Keshet Chaim willtake the stage for Israel's 50th

    By Diane Arieff Zaga,Arts Editor

    The mood in the Jewish state may not be one ofcelebration at the moment, but plans to commemorate the...

  • Federation Matters

    By John Fishel

    February 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    In 1948, the world agreed to the creation of the State of Israel in a moment of stricken conscience over its outrageous failure to stop or even attempt to mitigate the effects of the Holocaust.

    Their motives were mostly cynical. The immorality of their failure was so gross as to...

  • Community

    By Ruth Stroud

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "Who knew?" If the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles hasits way, that simple question will become as well-known a shorthandfor the Federation as "Got milk?" is for the California milk industryand "Just do it" is for Nike. The phrase will be the centerpiece ofthe organization's...

  • Education Israel as a Core Requirement?

    By Beverly Gray

    December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    My daughter flew home for Thanksgiving with two college friends in tow. At the dinner table, the conversation revolved around computers and the antics of the Stanford Band. At some point in the course of that whirlwind four-day visit, Hilary informed me that, though she's been...
  • Etz Jacob: The Shul that Could

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Etz Jacob Congregation (above); President Bernard Abend (left)and Rabbi Rubin Huttler (right).

     

    Attention,anyone who was ever married or bar mitzvahed at Etz JacobCongregation at 7659 Beverly Blvd.: The shul wants testimonials,photographs and memorabilia for an exhibit honoring its...

  • Sanford Gage:

    By Ruth Stroud

    November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Sanford Gage


    When Sanford Gage was asked to be general chair of the JewishFederation Council of Greater Los Angeles' United Jewish Fund, hewanted to know one thing: Could he make a difference?

    "That was the burning question for me," he said during a recentinterview at a restaurant near...

  • Happy Anniversary

    By Beverly Gray

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    My 25th wedding anniversary iscoming up fast. Wish me luck.

    I'll need all the good fortune I can muster,thanks to one of the ways I've chosen to mark this momentousoccasion. Of course, Bernie and I will be celebrating conventionally,with a party for some of our oldest friends. But, in...

  • Strains in the Relationship

    By Tom Tugend

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The reluctance of the popular comedian and others to lend theirtalents to the event reflect the growing strains between largesegments of the American Jewish community and Israel, centered on thelegitimacy and treatment of non-Orthodox Jews in Israel.

    Last week, the widening chasm...

  • Another Melee Erupts as Women Pray with Men at WesternWall

    August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The forcible eviction of the worshipers from Judaism's mostrevered site came as thousands gathered there to mark Tisha B'Av, afast day marking the traditional anniversary of the destruction of,first, Solomon's Temple and, then, Herod's Temple.

    The men and women were worshiping...

  • A Time for Unity, a Time for Leadership

    By Herbert M

    August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    When my grandson stands at the Kotel...I will remind him that whatever divides us...it will be my generation's responsibility to guarantee that he gets the tools for Jewish survival, and it will be his generation's responsibility to determine how those tools are used

    We are rapidly...

  • Israel or Bust

    By Ruth Stroud

    August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The Federation had received only four cancellations -- a total of seven people who decided not to go because of the twin blasts -- according to Evy Lutin, mission co-chair. More than 350 people are signed up for the 10-day mission, which celebrates the kickoff of Israel's...
  • Soup, Sandwiches

    By Ruth Stroud

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    At left, from right, Al and Jean Langer with their son, Norm; Above, a mural in the back of the restaurant; Below, one of Langer's venerable waitresses serves their famous sandwiches to a hungry crowd.

    Photos by Ruth Stroud

    Amid a blizzard of Spanish-language signs for passport...

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