In the early 1990s, Drs. Bernard and Melanie Gero began to look toward the future for their young children. Both the products of Jewish day schools in South Africa, the Geros wanted their own children to benefit from the daily exposure to Jewish life that comes with being a day...
February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm
January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pmThe Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance awarded Hy Freedman the 1999 Solicitor of the Year award last week in honor of his 40 years of service and dedication.
Freedman, of the San Fernando Valley, received the award at the Federation/Valley Alliance's 1999 Campaign Volunteer Thank You...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm"The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years," an 82-year-old man rinses out his dentures in his solitary apartment and longs for love and sex. Another elderly man laments that he has been impotent since receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
May 13, 1999 | 8:00 pmHe was a boy from the Bronx, born below the Third Avenue El. She was a girl from Brooklyn, born near the famed "Tree Grown in Brooklyn." Both had immigrant, working-class parents who initially opposed their marriage.
Almost 55 years, three children, 10 grandchildren and, in June, one...
March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pmWhat moviegoer can forget the scene: a graduation party around a Beverly Hills swimming pool, where a callow, young graduate named Benjamin Braddock gets a little career advice -- one word: "Plastics."
Plastics have done pretty well, and the young graduate (circa 1967) even better. So...
November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm
If you think the Academy Awards are unfair, biased and arbitrary, wait until you see what we've come up with for our first Jewish film awards.
Herewith are The Jewish Journal nominees for the best and worst in Jewish movies for 1998.
To cast your vote, e-mail us at email@example.com or...
April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pmLast month,the Association of Jewish Libraries announced the winners of its Sydney Taylor Award for this year's most distinguished contributions to Jewish children's literature. AJL's award committee chose a holiday story and a mesmerizing collection of legends as the finest of the...
February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm
Television and film star George Clooneypresents Leslie Moonves with the Sherrill C. Corwin Human RelationsAward
"Jewish people have always been in my life,whether I wanted them there or not."
So joked Bill Cosby to the capacity crowdattending the American Jewish Committee's annual...
January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pmThe peace process is stalled, pluralism issues remain unresolved and the Netanyahu government is in turmoil. But organizers of a major, star-studded 50th anniversary tribute to Israel later this year are focusing their attention on celebration, not contention. Indeed, a rare...