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  • Community Briefs

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Music, Israel Bring 950 Educators to BJE Conference

    Participants at the Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles's (BJE) 23rd annual Early Childhood Spring Institute had the opportunity to take a special journey to Israel through music. In a workshop called "A Musical Trip...

  • From Naive Dream to Big Screen

    By Barbara Delatiner

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Michael Prywes was 24 when he decided to make a film. After all, he reasoned, he had started the Jewish Theater Ensemble in Chicago, so why not make his own movie? It was, he conceded, "complete chutzpah or a serious lack of understanding of the world."

    Prywes' first feature film,...

  • Room for   One More?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Look out Pink, Avril and Christina: agent-manager Linda Yelnick is spearheading perhaps the first national movement to introduce a Jewish music category in the Grammys.

    "They do polka and salsa, so why not Jewish music?" asked Yelnick, who hopes to see yarmulke-clad artists...

  • Remembering the Comedians

    By Peter Ephross

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Walking into Lillian Lux's Lower East Side home in New York is like entering a museum of Yiddish theater. The apartment holds a photo of Lux and her husband -- the late Yiddish actor Pesach'ke Burstein -- from an appearance in Argentina in the late 1930s. There also is a picture of...

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  • Marvin Mirisch

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Marvin Mirisch, one of three brothers who formed the Mirisch Co. motion picture production company, died on Nov. 17 of undisclosed causes at UCLA Medical Center. He was 84.

    Born in New York City, Mirisch was the third of four Mirisch sons. After attending City College of New York,...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In our Image

    The stars were out again last Tuesday. In the wake of the Emmys, Jewish celebrities, community leaders and entertainment industry people gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, to honor their peers at the second annual Jewish Image Awards in Film and...

  • Eulogies: Dr. Robert W. Brooks

    By David Margolis

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Robert W. Brooks, an interna-tionally renowned mathematician who made aliyah with his family from Los Angeles in 1995, died of a heart attack on Sept. 5, at the age of 49.

    A native of Washington, D.C., he earned his doctorate degree from Harvard in differential geometry in 1977,...

  • THE 2002 SIMON ROCKOWER AWARDS

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    SECOND PLACE

    "Chinese Box" by Gina Nahai

    THIRD PLACE

    "The Waiting Room" by Marlene Adler Marks

    Excellence in News Reporting

    SECOND PLACE

    "How Cookie Crumbled" by Sheldon Teitelbaum



    Excellence in Feature Writing

    FIRST PLACE

    "Sing a New Song" by Julie Gruenbaum Fax



    Excellence in...

  • Georgian Life

    By Amy Klein

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What is the meaning of courage?

    In Hollywood, it is often the brave, handsome soldier who risks his life, or the enterprising businesswoman who succeeds against all odds. The triumph of the individual: that's the American Way.

    But not all cultures glorify that path, and when faced...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A Valley-able Ally

    Rabbi Harold Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino presented Allyn and Jeffrey Levine with the University of Judaism's (UJ) Award of Merit, in recognition of their contributions to the community. Rabbi Bradley Artson, dean of the UJ's Ziegler School, and the...

  • Not for Keeps

    By Burt Prelutsky

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There are lots of things wrong with awards, aside from the fact that I so rarely win one. First off, there are way too many of them. All some people have to do is show up, and you know there's an award in store for them. Every time Steven Spielberg leaves his house, I guarantee he...

  • Valley High

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 10, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    He 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...

  • Community Briefs

    November 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Even for an international film producer and inveterate traveler, Arthur Cohn has covered a lot of territory recently.

    During the last week in October, the winner of a record five Oscars and producer of "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" and "Central Station" was feted in Shanghai at...

  • A Playwright Returns to His Roots

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry, 61, is a Southern Jew who defines himelf as someone who grew up in a community of genteel Southern Jews who wished they were Episcopalian.

    It is a wry, almost mocking description that perhaps befits the author of "Driving Miss Daisy,"...

  • Honoring Community Mitzvahs

    By Ruth Stroud

    September 18, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Top, left to right, Ilana Weinberg, Larry Weinberg, MarkBorovitz and Barbi Weinberg. Above right, Pauline Ledeen. Above left,Audrey Irmas.

    September is awards season in Los Angeles. Evenbefore the Emmys were handed out last weekend, the Jewish FederationCouncil of Greater Los...

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