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  • Press photo group stands by winning shot of Gaza funeral

    May 14, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    World Press Photo says it has confirmed the veracity of an award-winning photograph of a Gaza funeral.

    Bloggers had raised doubts earlier this week about the veracity of Paul Hansen’s photograph, claiming the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 had significantly...

  • Jewish Journal Book award announced

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    January 9, 2013 | 11:15 am

    The making of a memorable book requires the skills of an alchemist. Every author starts with the raw material of his or her own experience and expertise, but it can take a certain secret ingredient — passion, vision, inspiration — to transform the dross into gold. That is a fair...

  • Local Jewish philanthropists receive local heroes award

    By Ryan Torok

    November 1, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Delivering his acceptance speech to approximately 300 people from the stage of Club Nokia on the evening of Oct. 23, Abner Goldstine, joined by his wife Roslyn, said that the words of talmudic scholar Hillel inspired the couple to assist low-income Holocaust survivors in Los...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 20, 2012 | 11:30 am

    The award winning 2008 film, Hakol Mathil BaYam (It all Begins at Sea), tells the story of the Goldsteins, an Israeli Family coping with various life experiences friendship, love, sex and death. These experiences all involve a longing for expanding their family, along with the...

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  • Congressmen threaten PA aid over Helen Thomas award

    April 10, 2012 | 10:50 am

    In a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, two congressmen said a medal awarded to veteran journalist Helen Thomas could hurt U.S. assistance to the PA.

    Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the...

  • Award to recognize Jewish Journalist’s 50-year career

    By Ryan Torok

    March 14, 2012 | 6:29 pm

    The year was 1960. Tom Tugend, living in Israel and working as the temporary head of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s public relations department, had to make a choice: keep his job or return to Los Angeles to a UCLA job he’d had before moving to Israel. He went back to UCLA...

  • Congress approves review of medals for Jewish WWI vets

    December 21, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Congress approved a requirement for the U.S. military to review World War I records to determine whether Jews who received decorations should be upgraded to the Medal of Honor.

    The amendment to the Defense Authorization Act, which passed last week and will soon to be signed into law...

  • Beastie Boys to join Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

    December 8, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The Beastie Boys are to be inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.

    The pioneering hip-hop group made up of Mike D (Michael Diamond), MCA (Adam Yauch) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horowitz) will join a Hall of Fame class of 2012 that includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns N Roses,...

  • Temple Judea Wins Energy Oscar

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 24, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    Temple Judea, whose recent renovation was featured in TRIBE’s September issue, has received recognition for incorporating green strategies in its rebuilding project. The Reform synagogue, located in the West San Fernando Valley, celebrated the new year in September with a new...

  • Five California teens win Diller tikkun olam awards

    June 27, 2011 | 5:07 pm

    Five California teenagers won Diller Teen Tikkun Olam awards for their innovative social action projects.

    Each will receive an honorarium of $36,000, meant to support the project or the recipient’s future education.

    The winners are Gabriel Ferrick, 16, of Santa Rosa, for his...

  • Synagogue restorations garner awards in Poland

    April 27, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Restoration projects on two synagogues in Poland have garnered awards.

    The mainly European Union-funded restoration of the twin-towered synagogue in Ostrow Wielkopolski in south-central Poland was awarded the top prize in the fourth edition of the Facade of the Year contest, the...

  • Journalists’ group considers dropping Helen Thomas award

    January 4, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    Helen Thomas’ decision to take her disparagement of Zionists from off the cuff (last May) to on the record (last month) has led a journalists’ group to consider dropping her name from a lifetime achievement award.

    The Society of Professional Journalists is revisiting its decision...

  • Kindergartners Publish Their Own Work in Award-winning Project

    June 1, 2010 | 7:59 pm

    What does it take to become a published author? For 12 kindergartners from Tuvia School at Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach, all it took was a dedicated teacher who recognized the value of teaching writing skills and creativity to her students. Lauren Adler, a teaching veteran of 20...

  • Oscar Ballot Thank You

    February 18, 2009 | 5:18 pm

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    February 18, 2009 | 1:00 am

    Thank you for visiting jewishjournal.com. The Oscar contest is now closed.

  • ‘Waltz with Bashir’ Wins Coveted Golden Globe

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2009 | 5:50 pm

    Israel’s “Waltz with Bashir” won the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film on Sunday evening, solidifying its frontrunner status to take home Israel’s first Oscar at next month’s Academy Awards.

    The edgy, animated film about a traumatized veteran trying to recover his memories...

  • Mr. Warmth wins an Emmy—did a rabbi give him his start?

    By The Web Guy

    September 22, 2008 | 3:22 am

    Hollywood Jew Don Rickles scored an Emmy tonight for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program” for the documentary “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.”

    Was it a rabbi that gave him his start?

    From a November 2007 article in The Journal:

    Asked when...

  • Rabbi Sharon Brous wins $100,000 award for ‘Inspired Leadership’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 3, 2008 | 9:52 pm

    Since Sharon Brous, 34, founded her alternative synagogue four years ago, IKAR's young rabbi has frequently been identified as an innovative spiritual leader, someone successful at engaging disaffected younger Jews by marrying Torah learning with progressive social action.

    Brous has...

  • Natalie Portman honored at Venice Film Festival for humanitarian work

    By The Web Guy

    September 1, 2008 | 4:49 pm

    VENICE— Natalie Portman has been honored with the first Movie for Humanity Award at the Venice Film Festival, according to news reports.

    Portman, 27, is the first recipient for the award, given to film artists devoted to humanitarian causes. As part of the special accolade, she also...

  • ‘The God Blog’ is the best blog, Los Angeles Press Club says

    By The Web Guy

    June 22, 2008 | 12:54 am

    I just got back from the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, downtown, where Brad A. Greenberg’s The God Blog, published here at JewishJournal.com, was named best individual weblog at the Fiftieth Anniversary Los Angeles Press Club awards banquet.

    I txt msg’d Brad (I think he is gambling in Vegas) with the news and he msg’d back that he was ‘shocked!’

    We’re not shocked; we love Brad and we love The God Blog. 

    Mazal tov, bro, you deserve it!

  • Briefs: Seeds of Peace extends past Summer; BBYO offers cash incentive for summer camps

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Seeds of Peace Extends Past Summer

    After a shaky start fighting over a girl they both liked, Joseph Katona, 19, a Jewish Angeleno, and Omar Dreidi, his 19-year-old Palestinian Arab bunkmate, formed a bond that would extend past the two summers they shared at a Seeds of Peace retreat...

  • Milken students win first high school X PRIZE

    By Julie G Fax

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Milken Community High School students joined the space race this week when two seniors won the first-ever X PRIZE competition for high schoolers. On Sunday, Michael Hakimi and Talia Nour-Omid took home the first Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award for their concept of developing...
  • Lauding Leiweke; Charitable home run; Friedman reappointed

    By Norma Zager

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Lauding Leiweke

    AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke recently received the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Humanitarian Award at the ADL Entertainment Industry Awards. Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton presented the award at Staples Center.

    More than 600 people...
  • Mellon awardee explores Shoah’s place in English lit

    By Tom Tugend

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    America's richest prize in the humanities, worth $1.5 million, has been awarded to the scholarly son of a Swedish American carpenter for a three-year project on the impact of the Holocaust on American literature.

    In a study that is far more than ivory-tower research, Eric J....
  • Sacha Baron Cohen saluted at Israel Film Festival

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Sacha Baron Cohen received an outstanding achievement award at the Israel Film Festival opening night gala on Tuesday (March 6) at the Beverly Hilton, Cohen explained that his famous alter ego, Borat, couldn't attend because, "he is receiving an award from the Hezbollah film...
  • Briefs: Israel reviews Jerusalem dig; U.S. offers reward for Islamic Jihad leader

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Reviews Jerusalem Dig

    Israel is pressing ahead with a controversial dig near the Temple Mount but will review plans to build at the site. The Jerusalem Municipality announced Monday that a plan to renovate a pedestrian walkway leading from the Temple Mount's Mughrabi Gate to...

  • Alan Arkin—not just another kid From Brooklyn

    By Pat Sierchio

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I can say what I want. I still got Nazi bullets in my ass!"

    Such acerbic rants by Grandpa Hoover pretty much sum up the foul-mouthed, drug-sniffing, sex-crazed curmudgeon Alan Arkin plays in the Oscar-nominated film, "Little Miss Sunshine." Alan Arkin

    The performance is one that Arkin has...

  • Briefs: Sacha Borat Cohen scores at Golden Globes; Former Carter Center official at Temple Sinai

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    'Borat's' Cohen Takes Golden Globe

    Sacha Baron Cohen convulsed the Golden Globe audience on Monday evening as he picked up the top award for best actor in a comedy or musical movie, but Cambridge University's favorite alumnus also showed his serious side.

    Addressing all those who...

  • Films: The ‘Little Miss’ that could maybe hopefully

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Peter Saraf signed on to co-produce the film, "Little Miss Sunshine," he says he did so without hesitation. The script, about a dysfunctional family's road trip, spoke to him immediately, and he was proud to bring his great-aunt and great-uncle to see it.

    As the film began...

  • Milken School head gets the surprise of her life

    By Julie G Fax

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Rennie Wrubel had no reason to suspect.

    The board members, the 800 students on bleachers, the officials from the Bureau of Jewish Education and private foundations -- they had come to Milken Community High School to hear Gen. Shaul Mofaz, minster of transportation and deputy prime...

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