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  • Streisand opens Obama fundraiser with Talmud lesson

    By The Web Guy

    September 17, 2008 | 7:06 pm

    When Barbra Streisand took to the stage to sing at a Sept. 16 fundraiser for presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, she opened not with a song, not with a joke, but with . . .Talmud.

    According to an eyewitness report from an ardent Obama-ite, the star, who played a male yeshiva...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Aug. 30-Sept. 5: Painting, a benefit, jazz, flies

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    August 28, 2008 | 9:46 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 30

    (ART)

    East-West issues are the focus of Sundaram Tagore Gallery's newest exhibition, "Dimensions of Color," which showcases the talents of artists representing Korea, Japan, India and Uzbekistan, as well as Israeli-born artist Nathan Slate Joseph. Joseph treats...

  • Celebrity-studded event to raise funds for Sderot

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Ninette TayebTwo days after Hollywood's biggest night -- the 80th annual Academy Awards -- the Los Angeles Jewish community will be treated to a celebrity-studded red carpet event of its own: Ninette Tayeb, Israel's reigning pop idol (photo, left), as well as Israeli-born hip-hop violinist Miri...
  • Interfaith and intercultural festival to benefit Darfur

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Craig Taubman hoped to draw maybe 5,000 people to last year's inaugural "Let My People Sing," a festival that featured basketball games, musical acts, stand-up comedy and a seder to benefit those living in Darfur. Much to his surprise, it attracted roughly 15,000 attendees and raised...
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  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 21st

    TV stars perform bonafide rock 'n' roll at a Ben Gurion Society

    Keren's Corner

    It's an old episode but a fairly new story. Last year, "Grey's Anatomy" featured a plot line about the high risk of breast cancer among Jewish women. This year, Hadassah delves into...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 23rd

    How to make the holiday meaningful for the kids? Pick up a children's book recommended by the Ratner Media and Technology Center at the Jewish Educational Center of Cleveland. Sylvia Epstein's "How the Rosh Hashanah Challah Became Round" and Barbara Diamond...
  • Raising Bucks With Bunnies

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It'd be safe to say that Playboy bunnies are of one world, while fundraising for the Jewish elderly is of quite another. But worlds will collide the night of Aug. 26, when the Guardians of the Jewish Home for the Aging host a benefit in the unlikeliest of venues: the Playboy...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 15
    Pretty Charlize Theron plays chairwoman for Los Angeles Free Clinic's ninth annual "Extravaganza for the Senses." The food and wine event features tastes from some 40 local restaurants -- ranging from high-end Angelini Osteria to lower-end but highly tasty...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 8
    The Hollywood Palladium’s got the beat tonight. Head there for ’80s retro fun wrapped up in a good cause. Bet Tzedek — The House of Justice presents its annual Justice Ball benefit with headliners The Go-Go’s.

    8:30 p.m. $75-$150. Hollywood Palladium, 6215...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, April 22

    Support Los Angeles Jewish Theater in its new home at Temple Menorah of Redondo Beach, and catch some good dinner theater while you’re at it. Tonight, it presents a staged reading of Jeff Baron’s “Visiting Mr. Green,” about the evolving relationship between a...

  • ‘We Will Remember Your Story’

    By Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Following is an excerpt from remarks Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered last year as part of a benefit dinner for March of the Living at the Beverly Hilton. Organizers at the event presented the governor with an award for his support.

    I am so honored to receive this award, an...

  • Jewish Music Fills Big Easy

    By Larry Luxner

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Think of New Orleans music and you don't usually think of Hebrew or Yiddish song.

    But Hebrew, Yiddish and English tunes filled the ears of nearly 1,000 music lovers last weekend as a variety of acts -- ranging from New York pop singer Gershon Veroba to Moldovan crooner Efim Chorny...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Cleaning Up With Care

    Long time L.A. drycleaner Barry Gershenson was named one of four national spokespersons for the FabriCare Foundation.

    Gershenson, a third-generation dry cleaning veteran has more than 40 years experience as owner of Sterling Fine Cleaning in Los Angeles. As a...

  • Women’s Lib Rises in Wake of Disaster

    By Peter Ephross

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    RELATED STORIES

    A Developing Reputation

    Special Report - A Jewish Appeal to Remember and Rebuild

    This Time They're Ready for the Wave

    The two young, sari-clad women, one in blue and one in orange, stand in the thatched-roof meeting hall, take hold of the...

  • 78 and 79: A Matter of Life and Death

    By Idan Ivri

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Like many California voters this week, Rabbi Hershy Ten, president of the Bikur Cholim Jewish Healthcare Foundation, is grappling with how to vote on the Nov. 8 ballot. Either Proposition 78 or Proposition 79 could directly affect his L.A.-based foundation's efforts to provide...

  • Mental Workouts Keep Your Brain Fit

    By Sophia Dembling

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    I work out regularly -- power walking, aerobics, weight lifting, yoga. But none of these have exhausted me as thoroughly as my first year sitting in a college classroom as a "nontraditional" (a.k.a. "old") student. By the end of each day of classes, I felt like I'd run a 10K carrying...

  • Refuge From Cancer

    By Marc Silver

    October 13, 2005 | 8:01 pm

    Four years ago, my wife told me not to build a sukkah. She had a good reason. In early September of 2001, Marsha was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer -- a tumor in each breast.

    Cancer was pretty much running our lives. We were visiting doctors every other day for more opinions...

  • Fundraiser to Benefit Storm Victims

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This Sunday, September 18th!

    LALA & MOE'S

    Jewish Experience & The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Present:

    LA Jewish Katrina Benefit

    All Proceeds To Benefit Jewish Federation's Hurricane Relief Fund

    Featuring:

    The Moshav Band

    Comic Relief by:

    Edgar Fox
    Avi Leiberman
    Plus...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    Billy Joel goes uptown again, but this time it's Twyla, not Christie, he's crooning for. Pop and high culture fuse the backbone of "Movin' Out," the musical that merges Joel's music with Twyla Tharp's modern dance choreography, and word on the New York streets is this...

  • Your Letters

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Hardliner

    Look no further, you've found a Republican who drives a Prius, as well as a Democrat ("The Hardliner," Aug. 6). In fact, there are four Priuses in our family with two more hybrids on order for 2005. We are making a statement, and more to the point, it is an apolitical...

  • Your Letters

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Federation Pension

    Reading the article, "Federation Faces Underfunded Pension," in your July 30 issue, I found it to be needlessly alarmist and selective in providing facts on a highly complex subject. Most disturbing is the inaccurate lead. The Federation is absolutely not...

  • A Concert of Conscience

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In choreographer Roni Kosmal-Wernik's piece about the aftermath of a suicide bombing, a dancer prowls the stage as if searching for a lost loved one. Her movements become heavy, brooding, as if she is burdened by an invisible weight.

    Inspired by a family friend's death in a 2001...

  • Breaking the Mold

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Earlier this month I attended the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation research benefit for stem-cell research. Although James Taylor's five-song set and Nancy Reagan's acceptance speech were each memorable and moving, what I found myself thinking about most that evening was Eric...

  • Art Auction Hits B’nai Tzedek

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Karen Sturm purchased most of the artwork in her home at art auctions, where sale prices generally are lower than for work offered in retail galleries.

    Sturm is hoping for frenzied bidding May 15 at a 7 p.m. art auction and dessert buffet that will benefit her Fountain Valley...

  • Peace, Love and Tikkun Olam

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Back in the social-action heyday of the 1960s, tikkun olam was everyone's favorite mitzvah. Repairing the world was hip, and folk anthems such as "Times They Are a Changin'" were as de rigueur around Jewish campfires as that ditty about animals boarding Noah's ark two by two.

    Now...

  • Plan Seeks to Cure High Cost of Drugs

    By Idan Ivri

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In this presidential campaign year, the figure is ubiquitous: One out of four Americans, about 70 million people, do not have health insurance. At the same time, Americans are spending about $100 billion on prescription drugs annually, more than double what was spent in 1990.

    For...

  • Q & A With Norman Brokaw

    By David Finnigan

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Norman Brokaw's first day at the William Morris Agency was July 7, 1943; he has never worked anywhere else.

    The 15-year-old, $25-a-week mailboy was the first mailroom trainee to become an agent, later becoming the agency's chairman of the board. He represented Bill Cosby for four...

  • Teen’s Loss of Sister Spurs Charity Efforts

    By Andrea Adelson

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Seventeen-year-old Megan Knofsky keeps alive her sibling's memory by sustaining a teen support group that raises money for research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis, the genetic disorder that affects 30,000 people and claimed her sister, Sarah, in 1997.

    Two years ago, Knofsky of...

  • Circle of Friends

    By Debbie Sedley

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., Alysson Beckman and Julie Pinchak go to Victoria Maddis' house to hang out and play. What makes this situation unique is that Alysson and Julie are both 16-year-old high school students, while Victoria is a 7-year-old girl with a neurological...

  • Pledge Storm Hits Federation

    By Marc Ballon

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles had a super Super Sunday, ringing up pledges of $4.5 million, or $800,000 more than last year.

    "The volunteers were amazing, and, to tell you the truth, it was raining and more people were at home," said Craig Prizant, senior vice...

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