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  • Revelation Led Rice to Pen Jesus Novel

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Late into the night throughout 1993, Gothic novelist Anne Rice sat in a study in her shadowy New Orleans antebellum mansion, poring over stacks of books on ancient Babylon and Samaria.

    The scene could have been lifted from one of Rice's best-selling novels about erotically charged...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Clothes That Care

    The Family Violence Project of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) launched its first Clothesline Project exhibit in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The exhibit, on view at the Bell Family Gallery of The Jewish Federation at 6505...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Boutiques lined the halls leading to the dining room at the Four Seasons recently, where a crowd shopped before the Women of Achievement Awards event at the Friends of Sheba luncheon. This year's awards honored two distinguished community leaders: Dr. Ellen Klapper...

  • The Circuit

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Hope and Faith

    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) honored L.A. resident Doron Kochavi, for his participation in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope across America, headed by Lance Armstrong.

    Patients in the Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at CHLA sent off Kochavi...

  • Sarah’s Tent to Fete Feminist Scholar

    By Susan Josephs

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Driving down Wilshire Boulevard about 35 years ago, Savina J. Teubal saw the bumper sticker that changed her life.

    "It was one of those 'Question Authority' bumper stickers that were popular in the early '70s," she recalled. "Up until that point, I had been aware of the injustice in...

  • Class Notes: Library’s PR Prize

    By Julie G Fax

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This calendar earned its dates with destiny. The 2004-2005 calendar of the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles won a spot in the American Library Association's "Best of Show" for library PR at the organization's annual conference June 26 in Chicago. The Family Calendar of events...

  • Class Notes: Young Mr. Wizards

    By Julie G Fax

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Logan Stokols, a seventh-grader from Kadima Hebrew Academy, took first place in mammalian biology at the State Science Fair at Los Angeles' California Science Center in May. His project, "Does Pupil Size Affect Peripheral Vision?" moved to the state level after he received two honors...

  • Circuit

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Cardinelli Couture Shines

    Fashionistas noticeably gasped as each model paraded down the runway recently at the incredibly perfect United Hostesses' Charities luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The annual fundraiser for the cardiac unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center featured a...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    28 saturday

    Our most beloved alien alights on planet Earth once again as Steven Spielberg's "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial" screens under the stars tonight in Pasadena. It's part of Old Pasadena Management District's free "Cinema in the Park" series, which benefits the cancer relief...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Help: A Laughing Matter

    Laughter and love marked the occasion of the annual Laughing Matters luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel to benefit the L.A. Free Clinic. Celebrities and civic notables coifed and dressed to the nines were on hand to lend their humor and presence to the...

  • 7 Days in Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, May 14

    For a more tolerable Barney that the kids'll still enjoy, take them to the Geffen's Saturday Scene this morning. Children's book author, illustrator, singer and songwriter Barney Saltzberg is more pleasant than the purple dinosaur and entertains little ones ages...

  • Shoah Saga Ends in $21.8 Million Award

    By Tom Tugend

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Maria V. Altmann, a tall, animated 89-year-old, found her story splashed on the front pages of the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times on April 14.

    The next morning, she warmly welcomed a visitor to her art-filled redwood bungalow in Cheviot Hills. For the next 80 minutes,...

  • Ohr Eliyahu Gets Rare Double Award

    By Julie G Fax

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov/Ohr Eliyahu in Culver City and its principal, Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg, received national recognition recently for being an institution that values individualized education, promotes skill building and emphasizes character development. Torah Umesorah, a...

  • ‘Reimagining’ Earns Educator Accolades

    By Julie G Fax

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    David Ellenson had made a mistake, and he knew Sara Lee could help.

    Months ago he had declined an invitation to apply for the position of president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Now, at the 11th hour, he had changed his mind.

    "That's not a...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 27, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

  • Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Stories of the ADL

    It was not dinner as usual at the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Los Angeles Celebration on Dec. 18 at the Beverly Hilton. While keynote speaker attorney Alan Dershowitz gave a standard stump speech about why people should support the ADL, what was more poignant...

  • The Award Goes to…

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 23, 2004 | 7:01 pm


    As the year ends, many of my correspondents (at least one) have been clamoring for the Tommywood Awards, a list of those defining moments in the past year -- the best, the worst, the memorable. Frankly, my mind has already gone on vacation and the rest of me is soon to follow. So...

  • Awards Appreciate the Unappreciated

    By Julie G Fax

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    Sitting in a roomful of teachers and the people who love them in a Bel Air hotel on a recent Thursday afternoon, you could almost forget that Jewish educators are inexcusably underappreciated, underhonored and underpaid.

    The Jewish Educator Awards luncheon, hosted by award sponsors...

  • Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    Sports Program for Disabled

    When Jeff Liss saw a group of developmentally challenged boys wearing kippot last year at the Third Street Promende, it gave him an idea.

    Liss, a coach with the Westside division of the Special Olympics, had trained and worked with mentally and...

  • Briefs

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    Clinton Shoah Honor

    Former President Bill Clinton will be honored Feb. 17 at the Shoah Visual History Foundation's annual Ambassadors for Humanity dinner.

    Filmmaker and Shoah founding chairman Steven Spielberg said in a Nov. 30th statement, "President Clinton's leadership around...

  • Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm


    On Oct. 4, the Beverly Hilton became the only place in town where you could watch Jeffrey Tambor and Rabbis Laura Geller and Debra Orenstein say Hamotzi.

    Tambor was there to do double duty both as emcee of the fourth annual Jewish Image Awards and to pick up an...

  • The Tao of Woody

    By Amy Klein

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm


    First came God. Then came Godot. Then came Woody Allen. Actually, none of them ever showed up -- not in the play "Waiting for Godot" or the newly acclaimed short feature film parodying it, "Waiting for Woody Allen." In the 16-minute feature, two Chasidim -- Mendel and...

  • Body Shop Sorry for Palestinian Award

    By David Finnigan

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Body Shop, a British-based retailer of personal care products, is apologizing for a 2002 human rights award it gave to a Palestinian group. The action comes after a Los Angeles-based boycott campaign caught the attention of The Body Shop and Jewish leaders.

    Jewish activists...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Justice Beat

    More than 3,000 young professionals gathered on Saturday, July 10, for the eighth annual Justice Ball. The fundraising event has earned a reputation as one of the "it" events of the summer among Jews and non-Jews alike. Hip singles, summer law interns, and...

  • The Circuit

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    To Life!

    Two 15-person teams of congregants from Congregation B'nai Tzedek joined the American Cancer Society's 24-hour relay, which began Friday, June 25 at 6 p.m. in Fountain Valley. Since the teams were required to have someone on the track continuously, the synagogue held a...

  • Teen Called ‘Amiga de Cuba’

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since traveling to Cuba several times with her mother, who organizes relief missions for Cuban Jews through her travel agency, Daniella Gruber has returned home changed by the experience.

    "Both Daniella and I will never forget the images in our minds of these old Jews, some who are...

  • The Circuit

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A True Best Friend

    A hero of last fall's destructive brushfires in San Bernardino was 5-year-old Duke, a miniature spaniel trained since 2000 to serve as a "co-therapist." At one evacuation center during the weeklong siege, without prompting, Duke snuggled up to a 10-year-old boy...

  • Community Briefs

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Iranian Jewish Leader Criticizes Katzav Comments

    A report that Israel's President Moshe Katsav chided Iranian Jews for settling in Los Angeles rather than in Israel has been criticized by a leader of the local Iranian Jewish community.

    The Jerusalem Post reported last week that...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Hollywood Humanitarian

    The paparazzi lined the halls of the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 31 hoping for a glimpse of some of the A-List guests arriving to watch producer and Revolution Studios founder Joe Roth receive the Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Human Relations...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Triumph of the Technion

    Two students and a professor from the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology, toured Southern California in a late February fundraising tour for the Haifa school's new cancer research unit.

    A Feb. 26 gathering brought about 20 philanthropists to the...

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