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  • Students get a history lesson on Zev Yaroslavsky’s contributions to Soviet Jewry

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    4 days ago

    Last week, the power elite of Los Angeles gathered at Walt Disney Concert Hall to pay homage to retiring L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Children sang. Cellists performed. Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa reminded the thousand or so friends of Yaroslavsky who assembled...

  • Moving and shaking: JCFLA’s Marvin Schotland honored, SOLA celebrates

    By Ryan Torok

    September 24, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    The most moving part of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles’ (JCFLA) 60th-anniversary celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills Sept. 19 had to be when CEO Marvin Schotland’s father, Lou Schotland, sang to his son.

    The event honored Marvin for his 25 years...

  • Villaraigosa to FAA: Reverse ban on Ben Gurion flights

    July 23, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to rescind its ban on U.S. airline carriers flying to and from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.

    "Having recently returned from Israel," Villaraigosa said in a statement on July 23 to the...

  • Immigration reform: no longer so controversial, but not inevitable either

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    When Jesse Gabriel, an alumnus from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ New Leaders Project, explained why he and two other members of the 2012 cohort decided to host a discussion of immigration reform on April 23, he said they selected the topic precisely “because we...

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  • Eating with an eco-conscience

    April 24, 2013 | 5:28 pm

    A small group gathered in the sanctuary of Temple Isaiah on April 11 to do what Jews do best: talk about food and then eat some. 

    The occasion was a panel convened by Netiya, a Jewish network dedicated to advancing urban agriculture in religious institutions, nonprofits and...

  • Has Villaraigosa succeeded as L.A.’s mayor?

    By Bill Boyarsky

    April 24, 2013 | 11:58 am

    Years ago, I was complaining about one of our governors to a colleague, Jack Germond, an experienced and highly respected national political reporter. Germond, who had reported from many states, regarded my analysis with skepticism. He said he seldom met a statehouse reporter like...

  • Israel Festival brings L.A. a taste of Tel Aviv

    April 23, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    Eden Bennun craved a taste of Israel. Growing up in Kfar Saba and Rishon LeZion as a child gave her a love of Israel’s smells, sounds and foods.

    That’s why she made her way to the Celebrate Israel Festival at Rancho Park along with about 10,000 other Angelenos (down from...

  • Mayoral candidates Greuel, Garcetti go head to head

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 18, 2013 | 2:04 pm

    In the first debate between the two remaining Los Angeles mayoral candidates, City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Councilman Eric Garcetti attempted to convince voters there are significant differences between them, even as the two veteran politicians took identical positions on...

  • The ultimate school test

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 18, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    The political struggle over school governance is now the most significant internal conflict in the Democratic Party, at the city, state and national levels. With gun control, gay marriage and immigration now uniting Democrats as never before, education reform remains a main...

  • L.A. set to celebrate Israel, Jewish community

    April 18, 2013 | 11:12 am

    This year’s Celebrate Israel Independence Day festival will feature plenty of stars when it takes place on April 21, but only one has plans to actually spend time in outer space.

    It’s not quite the Apollo 11 spacecraft — which took Neil Armstrong to his lunar landing — but the...

  • Mazel Tov, Israel; Shalom, Mayor Villaraigosa

    By Ryan Torok

    April 18, 2013 | 11:00 am

    Photographs of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa play on a large screen. In one photograph, he’s with Israeli President Shimon Peres. In others, he is visiting the Western Wall, walking at a kibbutz and greeting Israeli soldiers.

    Meanwhile, Villaraigosa, in the flesh, is...

  • Pan Pacific Park draws generations for Yom HaShoah

    By Ryan Torok

    April 10, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    As Holocaust survivor Robert Geminder led a walking tour in Pan Pacific Park on April 7, pre-arranged memory markers — labeled “ghettos,” “camps,” “resistance” and “rescue” — transformed an outdoor path into a historical timeline.

    “The No. 1 reason I’m talking to you here is my...

  • Mayor Villaraigosa joins Chabad to illuminate the City of Angels

    December 10, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined West Coast Chabad, city officials and community leaders on Friday to usher in the Festival of Lights by illuminating the historic Katowitz Menorah at LA City Hall.  The 27th annual ceremony at LA City Hall took place on the landmark Spring Street...

  • Measure J: Why you should vote ‘no’

    November 1, 2012 | 10:04 am

    This piece was written in response to 'Measure J: Moving today for tomorrow'

    Clearly Measure J is, in reality, a magician’s slight of hand trick.   If I remember correctly Measure R, the predessor to Measure J, was a detailed proposition consisting of 34 pages describing the...

  • High holy days and high political offices: an L.A. roundup

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 27, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    Jewish and non-, Los Angeles’s politicians were out in the packed pews of synagogues around Los Angeles these past couple of weeks.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown may have commanded Yom Kippur’s highest profile gig, speaking about Prop. 30, his ballot initiative that would raise...

  • Yaroslavsky reflects on decision to leave politics

    August 23, 2012 | 6:08 pm

    In an interview with The Journal on Thursday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said that he hasn’t spent much time yet thinking specifically about what he’s going to devote his time and energy to after he leaves public office at the end of his term in 2014, but he said...

  • Zev Yaroslavsky to retire from politics, won’t run for mayor

    By Ryan Torok

    August 23, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has announced that he will not enter the 2013 L.A. mayoral race, despite having entertained the possibility for many months, and will leave politics altogether once his term with the L.A. Board of Supervisors ends in 2014.

    “I have no...

  • The future of water in Los Angeles:  What the Israeli experience can show us

    July 25, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    Most people in Los Angeles don’t feel just how serious the city’s water predicament is.

    After all, we are enjoying a respite right now; last year was a banner year for snow and rain. However, just three years ago we were battling a drought so severe that we had to have water...

  • Jan Perry’s quest: Spirituality, pursuit of L.A.‘s well-being

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 25, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    I asked City Council member Jan Perry, a candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, if she was on a spiritual quest when she converted to Judaism. “Right,” she replied. “Your question is a good way to put it.”

    Perry, whose conversation offers a mixture of the spiritual and...

  • Austin Beutner drops out of L.A. mayor’s race

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 8, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    Businessman Austin Beutner has announced that he is withdrawing from the race for mayor of Los Angeles in order to spend more time with his family.

    “Everything I have been successful at, I have busted my butt,” Beutner told the Daily News’s Rick Orlov. “I didn’t feel I could...

  • In L.A., Shimon Peres advocates patience for Iran sanctions

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 8, 2012 | 9:55 pm

    In an evening characterized by optimism and not political disagreements, Israeli President Shimon Peres told an audience in Beverly Hills on March 8 that he saw broad agreement between the United States and Israel about what the immediate next steps should be regarding Iran.

    “I...

  • Clergy object to LAPD’s methods of clearing Occupy L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 7, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    The members of an interfaith group of clergy who ministered to Occupy Los Angeles protesters throughout the two-month occupation of the lawn around Los Angeles City Hall are objecting to what they call a distressing “level of violence and brutality” used by the 1,400 Los Angeles...

  • Occupy L.A. ends

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 30, 2011 | 7:08 am

    Occupy Los Angeles was cleared by Los Angeles Police Department officers early Wednesday morning, bringing to an end what had been the most prominent and longest-standing of the Occupy encampments still in continuous operation.

    Hundreds of LAPD officers in riot gear swarmed into...

  • The Berman v. Sherman race—so far

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    For those who want to catch up on the Jewish Journal’s coverage of the race between Reps. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) in California’s newly drawn 30th congressional district, here’s a roundup of the articles and entries we’ve...

  • Garcetti declares candidacy for L.A. mayor; three Jews now in race (do I hear a fourth?)

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 8, 2011 | 5:23 pm

    Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti declared that he is running for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    The Times called Garcetti “the highest-profile Latino in the race,” since his father, former District Attorney Gil...

  • Howard Berman Announces Five Endorsements

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 31, 2011 | 9:48 am

    In a release emailed to the Jewish Journal this morning, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) has announced endorsements from five well-known California Democrats in his bid for reelection in the newly redrawn 30th congressional district in the West San Fernando Valley.

    Gov....

  • The new power of a Latino-Jewish coalition in L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 9, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    On a Shabbat afternoon in February, state Sen. Alex Padilla spoke on a panel at Young Israel of Century City (YICC), a large Modern Orthodox synagogue in Pico-Robertson. The event was co-organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and Padilla knew what message...

  • Police question LA mayoral candidate about threats against opponent

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 27, 2009 | 12:53 pm

    The Los Angeles mayoral race on Tuesday’s ballot is really a 10-candidate uncontested campaign for incumbent Antonio Villaraigosa. The mayor’s opponents largely lack name recognition and money, and little newsprint has even been dedicated to covering the campaigns.

    But that doesn’t...

  • Still supporting Israel, L.A. mayor stops by shul for Shabbat service

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 15, 2009 | 6:29 pm

    Last week, a few days after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stood shoulder to shoulder with leaders of the Jewish community and spoke out in support of Israel’s war against Hamas, I got an email from Rabbi Eli Herscher of Stephen S. Wise Temple, inviting me to celebrate...

  • Muslim group mad at L.A. mayor for supporting Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 6, 2009 | 12:03 am

    At the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles this afternoon, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa voiced his support for Israel’s war against Hamas and invasion of Gaza:

    “I’ve been to Sderot and seen the wreckage caused by a constant barrage of rocket attacks. I’ve met parents afraid...

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