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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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...
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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;...
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...
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“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,...
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...
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...
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November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmRice: 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...
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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...
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...
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...
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."...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...