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  • Federations and Israeli leaders converge on L.A.

    By Marc Ballon

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The 75th annual General Assembly (GA) of United Jewish Communities, which begins Sunday and continues through Wednesday, will feature prime ministers, award-winning journalists and celebrated academics, among the nearly 4,000 Jewish leaders expected to attend.

    But the event's biggest...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Days of Smiles, Days of Tears

    We know that Adar is a month of great joy. But there is one day, the 7th of Adar, which falls this year on March 18, when we take a small break from joy. On this day, Moses was born; he died on this day exactly 120 years later, but his burial...
  • Protection Does Grow on Trees

    By Andy Lipkis

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Another year, another tree story -- isn't it enough already?

    Well, no. Tu b'Shevat is an annual celebration for a reason.

    Thousands of years ago, our rabbis knew that we would need to be reminded on a regular basis about how important trees are to our lives. We must always...

  • Playing in Uketopia

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It's Sunday night and a half-dozen people are onstage at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. Jumpin' Jim Beloff and his wife, Leapin' Liz, are leading the sold-out crowd as they strum their ukuleles and sing "Farewell."

    This is the climax to Uketopia, Beloff's annual celebration...

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  • Jewish Sportsmen?! No Joke

    By Carin Davis

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Why sit home and watch "SportsCenter" on TV when you can take part in a local sports highlight?

    On Sunday, June 6, the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction banquet. Yes, there are enough extraordinary Jewish sportsmen and women in the...

  • Book Month Sparks Literary Landslide

    By Rachel Brand

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Last year, when Leonard Lawrence learned that the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) had to cancel its annual book fair as a result of restructuring within the organization, he vowed to not let it happen again.

    "We saw it as a challenge that Mount Sinai could...

  • Start the Sin Cycle

    By Elliot Fein

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Here we go again: the Yom Kippur confessional is upon us, our annual alphabetical recitation of our sins and transgressions, from ashamnu to ti'tanu, from avarice to xenophobia and zealotry. The list never changes; the question it poses, somewhat tediously, is whether we have...

  • Note to AIPAC: ‘Road Map’ Is Alive

    By Matthew E. Berger

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Bush administration is calling out the heavy hitters to convince the American Jewish community that it won't ignore Israel's concerns as it mounts a renewed push for Israeli-Palestinian peace. 

    Five Bush administration officials addressed the American Israel Public Affairs...

  • New Jewish Music

    By Andrea Adelson

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    During Orange County's annual "Chanukah Concert", a corner of Costa Mesa's Performing Arts Center is transformed into an all-Jewish music store featuring CDs recorded by some Reform cantors who participate in the performance.

    "They don't have much opportunity to put their CDs up...

  • Eighth Concert for Eight Days

    By Andrea Adelson

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Gordon and Hannareta Fishman fell for Newport Beach in 1956 while he served as a medical intern in Long Beach. The couple even considered putting down roots until they inspected a local phone book. But their hope turned to disappointment and shock at finding three...

  • Suddenly Seymour

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In the days when National Public Radio flagship KCRW-FM was an obscure Santa Monica College station, general manager Ruth Seymour decided to create a live Chanukah show as an alternative to Christmas programming.

    It was actually a Yiddish show -- feting a culture Seymour imbibed...

  • Jewish Survey Missing Data

    By Joe Berkofsky

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Much-anticipated parts of the National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) will not be released as expected next week because some of the data has been lost.

    The United Jewish Communities (UJC), which is funding the $6 million study, is canceling all events pertaining to the 2000-01...

  • Some Talk, Lots of Action

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Council of Israeli Community (CIC), an organization primarily known for planning the annual Israeli Independence Day Festival in Los Angeles, is moving in new directions in the wake of the current Middle East crisis.

    According to Vice President Haim Linder, the CIC (originally...

  • The Women of Worcester

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The third annual daylong symposium sponsored by the Jewish Federation in Worcester, Mass., was titled, "A Woman's Voice," without the slightest hint of irony. Less than a generation ago, "a woman's voice" meant only one thing, the talmudic prohibition of Orthodox men toward hearing...

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