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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 11, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    Big Bad Wolves is the latest hit on Israeli cinema.


    The 2013 film is a thriller written and directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, and starring Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Doval'e Glickman and Tzahi Grad. It was the official selection of Tribeca Film Festival and...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    August 1, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Rabbinic Leadership Institute graduates include Rabbis Denise Eger (second row, third from left), Ken Chasen (third row, third from right) and Stewart Vogel (front row, fourth from left). Rabbi Joshua Aaronson not pictured. Photo by Yonit Schiller

    Rabbis Joshua Aaronson of...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    July 17, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    Irwin Field

    Former Jewish Journal publisher and board chair Irwin Field was honored by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles on June 25 with the organization’s Tocqueville Legacy Award. The honor from  the local division of the anti-poverty organization came during its 25th...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    July 10, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Brianna Fischer

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles named recent UCLA graduate Brianna Fischer of Oak Park as its inaugural Fishel Fellow last month. As part of the two-year paid fellowship, she will participate in hands-on community-service experiences in both...

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  • Saving the ‘Life of Pi’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 23, 2013 | 3:32 pm

    Elizabeth Gabler was warm, even motherly, as she ushered a reporter into her chintz-filled office in the cozy bungalow that houses the studio Fox 2000, the division of 20th Century Fox where she has served as president for the past dozen years. Dressed elegantly in an olive-colored...

  • Judaism at the Oscars

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    December 17, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    It’s no secret that there are Jews all over Hollywood. Both behind the scenes and in front of the camera, it’s hard to find a film or TV show that doesn’t have a Jew involved in some capacity. Jews win Oscars, Emmys, and other awards all the time. This blog will focus on those...

  • Hollywood celebrates ... Itself

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 16, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    Everyone likes an ego boost.

    In Hollywood, merely a few months ago, critics and commentators were lamenting the lost luster of movie magic.

    In a blunt commentary last November titled “Film Is Dead? What Else Is New?” New York Times film critic A.O. Scott put it this way: “It...

  • Will this finally be the year for an Israeli Oscar?

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 18, 2012 | 4:28 pm

    Joseph Cedar’s “Footnote,” Israel’s entry in the Oscar sweepstakes for best foreign-language film, has jumped the first major hurdle by making the shortlist of nine semi-finalists.

    “Footnote” is Cedar’s fourth feature film in an 11-year career, and each one has been...

  • Awards recognize, reward 4 local Jewish educators

    November 1, 2011 | 8:54 pm

    It’s a hard-knock life for teachers, who are trying their darnedest to teach children amid decreased attention spans, increased technological gadgets, fewer resources, job insecurity and myriad other challenges.

    All of which make the Milken Family Foundation Jewish Educator...

  • No Emmy, but still a big year for Sheldon ‘Undercover Boss’ Yellen

    September 20, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    Sheldon Yellen, the CEO of BELFOR Property Restoration, never expected to be a reality television star when he signed on for an episode of the CBS program “Undercover Boss.”

    Posing as an employee of his company to get a taste of life in the trenches, Yellen earned an Emmy nomination...

  • Jewish Communal Professionals Receive Awards

    By Lauren Bottner

    July 5, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California (JCPSC) held its 31st annual awards banquet on June 15 at the Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel. 

    The six winners honored at the dinner in Westwood were: Rabbi Gary Greenbaum of American Jewish Committee for Career Achievement;...

  • Producers Jami Gertz and Stacey Lubliner of “A Better Life”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 8, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    On a white couch in their airy and still very new-looking Beverly Hills offices, actress Jami Gertz and former agent Stacey Lubliner recounted how they came together to form Lime Orchard productions, whose first feature, “A Better Life,” will premiere at the Los Angeles Film...

  • Justin Bieber’s Musical Father Figure, Dan Kanter [UPDATED]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 18, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Before Justin Bieber stepped onstage in front of 40,000 radiant fans at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park last month, Dan Kanter, Bieber’s musical director and guitarist, took the spotlight to deliver a Jimi Hendrix-style rendition of Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem.  “It was one...

  • Jewish writer, producer of ‘King’s Speech’ take awards

    February 16, 2011 | 10:13 am

    “The King’s Speech” won seven of Britain’s top film awards, including for its Jewish writer and for its Jewish producer.

    David Seidler, whose paternal grandparents died in the Holocaust, picked up what is known as a gong for the best original screenplay while Emile Sherman,...

  • Awards recognize Germans preserving Jewish history

    January 27, 2011 | 10:06 am

    A woman who rescued a synagogue that had been turned into a barn was one of six recipients of the 11th annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards.

    The ceremony, held Jan. 24 at the Berlin Parliament House, was one of several events commemorating the anniversary of the liberation...

  • Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes

    By Julia Bendis

    January 19, 2011 | 10:30 am

    I really don’t understand what’s all the bruhaha all about!  Why is everyone so upset with Ricky Gervais, and his performance at the Golden Globes?  Last time I checked, Ricky Gervais was a Comedian, and the Golden Globes committee hired him to host the show knowing that he is a...

  • Hadassah convention to stimulate mind, body, soul

    By Tom Tugend

    July 9, 2008 | 11:14 pm

    An overflowing plate of activities, from Shalom Yoga exercises at 6:15 a.m. to festivities lasting until midnight, will be served up to some 2,000 energetic delegates attending the 94th annual convention of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, in Los Angeles.

    From...

  • Briefs: Rice says Abbas can do, Peres talks Turkey, Olmert suspected

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Rice: Abbas a True Peace Partner

    Condoleezza Rice told thousands of Jewish communal activists that the president of the Palestinian Authority is a true partner for peace. The U.S. secretary of state, addressing delegates in Nashville at the General Assembly of the United Jewish...

  • Chabadmania, Ed Asner, Jewish Big Brothers and Sisters

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Chabad Telethon. You've heard of it, you've seen the banners all over town, you recognize the dancing rabbi image, maybe you caught snatches of the televised event, and maybe you even picked up the phone and made a pledge. But if you've never been to the studio during the taping...
  • Persian Jewish Artist Finds New Freedom

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Krista Nassi's art

    She has won international art competitions, sold her works around the globe, and even had her pieces displayed in renowned galleries around the world. Yet nothing might be more gratifying for Iranian Jewish artist Krista Nassi than displaying her work for the first time in the United...

  • Spectator - Make Room for the Jammys

    By George Robinson

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In response to the glaring absence of Jewish music from the Grammy Awards, the teen-themed JVibe has just released the results of its first "Jammys," a set of Jewish music awards sponsored by the magazine and voted on by readers on the monthly's Web site.

    Not surprisingly, the Jammy...

  • Oy! It’s Oscar Time

    By Tom Tugend

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Two films that have encountered fierce controversy in the Jewish community and Israel are in the running for Oscar honors as nominations for the Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning.

    "Munich," Steven Spielberg's take on the Israeli hunt for the killers of its athletes at the...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    'Paradise' Golden; Weisz Blooms

    The Golden Globe awards, often seen as a curtain raiser and preview of the Oscar ceremonies, picked a tense drama about two Palestinian suicide bombers as best foreign language film on Monday night, while shutting out Steven Spielberg's "Munich."

    ...
  • Winners and Schmoozers

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When I heard that the Jewish Image Awards were going to be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, all I could think about was that scene in the movie "Troop Beverly Hills," when Shelley Long's character, Phyllis Nefler, took her Wilderness Girls to one of the bungalow suites after a storm...

  • Class Notes - A Model School

    By Julie G Fax

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Kehillat Ma'arav, a Conservative synagogue in Santa Monica, thinks it has a winning formula for the eternal challenge of Hebrew school.

    First, it did away with Sunday school, which was constantly competing with sports, music, tutoring and family activities. The Tuesday program was...

  • The Agony, Ecstasy of School Awards

    By Jane Ulman

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Before 18 year-old Sara Smith graduated last June, she made multiple trips to the stage to receive multiple honors at Shalhevet High School's awards brunch for graduating seniors. In addition to being named class valedictorian, she received the excellence in math award, two Bureau of...

  • Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Jokes, Lights and Songs

    The Israel advocacy group StandWithUs filled the University of Judaism's main auditorium for its Dec. 5 Festival of Lights concert. Actor-comedian Larry Miller hosted the event on crutches, and provided a light comic stream amid the tributes and music. He...

  • Briefs

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    FBI Inquiry Into Expert's Death

    The FBI is investigating the death of an American Jewish terrorism expert. Jason Korsower, 29, died in his sleep in his Washington apartment Nov. 26. An autopsy has proven inconclusive, his family said, and the FBI is looking into his death. Citing...

  • Two Educators Earn Honors

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Barry Koff, who integrates technology and art into his religious school lesson plans, is a recipient of this year's Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

    Joanne Mercer, retiring director of education at Newport Beach's Temple Bat Yahm, suggested Koff be...

  • Kids Page

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    You know that harmless-looking body part inside your mouth? The tongue? It sure looks nice enough, but it gets a lot of Israelites into trouble in this week's parsha. Do you remember getting a present and then complaining it wasn't enough? Not the right video game; not the kind of...

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