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  • Norman Lear’s bright future

    By Rob Eshman

    1 week ago

    When I met Norman Lear at his spacious Beverly Hills office for an interview, he immediately told me, “The timing is good.” He didn’t say why — just that it has something to do with what he plans to do next.

    That’s right, next. At 92, an age when most of us would be content to...

  • A cup of joy at Aharon Coffee

    November 5, 2014 | 12:06 pm

    Although Aharon Vaknin is relatively new to the business of coffee, he is long familiar with its rituals and traditions. “My first cup of coffee I ever made was when I was 8 years old,” he recalled. “One time, my cousin came to visit, and nobody was there except me, so Moroccan...

  • Discover Ocean Prime Beverly Hills

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    October 28, 2014 | 9:13 pm

    Enjoying Ocean Prime Beverly Hills: Seafood, Steaks & Cocktails

     

    @OceanPrime_CMR corner of Wilshire, Dayton, Camden new in #BeverlyHills

    A photo posted by Lisa Niver (@wesaidgotravel) on

    VIDEO: Ocean Prime Beverly...

  • Election 2014: Elan Carr, a Republican Jew, and Ted Lieu, a Democrat, advance to round two

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 4, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    When the first round of voting in the race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman wrapped up on June 3, voters in the 33rd Congressional district had handed Elan Carr, a Republican Jewish gang prosecutor, a first place finish. But it’s State Sen. Ted Lieu, the Democratic nominee who finished...

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  • Jewish Beverly Hills couple robbed at gunpoint

    By Jared Sichel

    June 2, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    A quiet Shabbat dinner at the Beverly Hills home of Samuel and Diana Hirt was interrupted May 30 when, after answering knocks at their front door, the couple were overrun by three masked intruders, one of whom shot Diana Hirt in the leg, according to police and a family friend.

    ...
  • Beverly Hills is 100 Years Young! #BH100

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 11, 2014 | 9:07 am

    Lisa Donald Lili-00215,000 slices of cake! Beverly Hills is turning 100 and celebrating in style! Donald Wressel from Guittard Chocolate unveiled his plan to turn 700 pounds of chocolate and one metric ton of ingredients into a giant chocolate birthday cake.

    Mayor of Beverly Hills Lili Bosse invites...

  • Journalist Matt Miller to run for Waxman’s seat in Congress

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 14, 2014 | 3:00 pm

    Columnist and author Matt Miller jumped into the increasingly crowded field of candidates seeking to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Beverly Hills) on Friday, Feb. 14.

    Miller, who writes a column for the Washington Post and is host of the weekly radio show “Left, Right, and...

  • Henry Waxman: Not quite the last of the just, but close

    February 7, 2014 | 10:58 am

    I don't fault Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) for leaving Congress. The House of Representatives is a terrible place these days, with the Senate only marginally better. The overwhelming majority of members from both parties have only one goal: it is to be re-elected. Henry Waxman's...

  • Henry Waxman to retire from Congress after 40 years

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 30, 2014 | 10:30 am

    Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Beverly Hills), who was first elected to Congress in 1974 in a post-Watergate wave of fresh candidates, announced on Thursday morning that he will not seek reelection in the fall and will retire from Congress at the end of this year.

    In a statement, Waxman...

  • Accused sex offender transferred to custody of Brooklyn D.A.

    By Jared Sichel

    November 7, 2013 | 3:01 pm

    New York law enforcement assumed custody of accused sex-offender Mendel Tevel late Thursday morning, Nov. 7, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Beverly Hills police arrested Tevel on Oct. 29 after receiving a warrant from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.

    A...

  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Premiere Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    November 4, 2013 | 8:40 pm

    How excited are we that these ladies are back?!?!?  It is going to be a great season because these women know how to deliver, and when they don’t, we always Brandi Glanville to entertain us.  It is going to be catty, mean, funny, dark, eye rolling, oh no she didn’t, what a bitch...

  • Accused as sex-abuser, Mendel Tevel appears in L.A. court

    By Jared Sichel

    October 31, 2013 | 4:04 pm

    On Thursday afternoon, Oct. 31, Mendel Tevel appeared in a Los Angeles Superior Court for the first time since his arrest two days earlier by Beverly Hills police acting on a warrant issued by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. Tevel, a rabbi and youth worker, is accused of...

  • Mendel Tevel in Los Angeles jail awaiting extradition

    By Jared Sichel

    October 30, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    Menachem Mendel Tewel, who goes by the name Mendel Tevel, remains in a Los Angeles jail awaiting extradition to Brooklyn. The rabbi and youth worker arrested Tuesday afternoon at the JEM Center in Beverly Hills is expected to be charged in New York with three counts of sexual...

  • Young friends of the IDF

    October 30, 2013 | 1:01 pm

    As the black SUVs pulled up to the Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy on West Olympic Boulevard in Beverly Hills, a star-struck reception began. More than 500 students waved miniature Israeli flags and sang “Hevenu Shalom Aleichem.” Twelve Israeli soldiers, in their olive and...

  • Beverly Hills Police report arrest of alleged sex abuser

    By Jared Sichel

    October 29, 2013 | 4:19 pm

    Mendel Tevel, a local rabbi and youth worker accused by multiple people in the New York Jewish community of sexual abuse, was arrested Tuesday, October 29, at the JEM Center in Beverly Hills.

    The arrest was reported to the Jewish Journal by Lt. Lincoln Hoshino, a spokesman for...

  • Tony Mendez, the real-life ‘Argo’

    By Jared Sichel

    October 16, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    Tony Mendez is no longer a spy for the CIA, but the qualities that helped make him one of the best — his wit and unassuming personality — were on full display Oct. 8 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, at an event hosted by 30 Years After, a local Iranian-American Jewish...

  • Teen trio wins anti-bullying contest

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    October 16, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    Bullying occurs regularly in classrooms and on playgrounds to children and teenagers throughout the world. Cyberbullying on smart phones and social media is more hidden and harder to detect. But for those experiencing bullying, the effects can be devastating or, in the worst-case...

  • Chai time for a new location

    August 28, 2013 | 4:52 pm

    For the past eight years, the Chai Center has been holding High Holy Days services at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Theater in Beverly Hills. This year, however, just weeks before Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz received a call from the WGA indicating that, because of...

  • Drug dealer makes “Aliyah”

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 30, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Here’s a little quiz: Suppose a movie titled “Aliyah” came out; what would you expect to be its main theme? The answer would probably depend on the time period.

    In the 1920s and ’30s, “Aliyah” would have been about Diaspora Jews settling in Palestine, where they became bronzed...

  • Right-wing settlement activist speaks up

    By Ryan Torok

    June 13, 2013 | 4:27 pm

    The director and co-founder of the Israel Land Fund (ILF), a right-wing, Israel-based pro-settler group, told a small crowd of hawkish Israel supporters that “Arabs are eating the sovereignty of Israelis in our capital” during a local event on June 6.

    Aryeh King appeared at...

  • Q&A with Natan Sharansky

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 4, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    The Russian-born Israeli Natan Sharansky, 65, a former member of the Knesset and now chair of the Jewish Agency, visited Los Angeles last week, hosted jointly by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Beth Jacob Congregation of Beverly Hills. A refusenik who spent years...

  • Christians honor Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 1, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    Hundreds gathered in Beverly Hills on April 28 to hear from John Hagee, the Evangelical pastor who founded Christians United for Israel (CUFI), at the organization’s second annual Night to Honor Israel in Los Angeles. 

    Speaking to a mostly Christian audience, some of whom had...

  • Dorothy Gould, former Hadassah Beverly Hills president and volunteer, dies at 89

    February 27, 2013 | 6:52 am

    Dorothy Gould, a former Hadassah Beverly Hills chapter president and dedicated volunteer, died on Feb. 18. She was 89.

    Born in Chicago, Ill., in 1923, the youngest child of Max and Sarah Stein, Gould grew up in Ventura, where she attended Ventura College and worked as a legal...

  • Navigating the dating world: Women in the meet market

    By Elyse Glickman

    January 23, 2013 | 12:17 pm

    Women over 50 who are determined to settle down without settling can think of Marcy Miller’s memoir, “Rebooting in Beverly Hills: A Wise and Wild Path for Navigating the Dating World” (Bancroft Press, $22.95) as a sort of boot camp. 

    The willowy attorney and jewelry designer,...

  • Cheerful and diplomatic, Ambassador Oren addresses L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 17, 2013 | 10:03 am

    In a speech about the U.S.-Israel relationship delivered in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, drew on his expertise as a historian of the Middle East to illustrate the strength of the alliance between the two countries....

  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills –  Pigs Marry Pigs

    By Ilana Angel

    January 14, 2013 | 7:20 pm

    We pick up this week with the end of Brandi’s meeting with the whore who slept with her husband.  By whore of course I mean the skank who knew exactly who she was banging in the hopes of getting fame for herself. Scheana is a liar and a bitch and Brandi is amazing for not smacking...

  • Partners in dentistry

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    For years, partnerships between the United States and Israel have revolved around the military and economics. Now, dentistry can be added to that list.

    Beverly Hills dentist David Frey has helped raise thousands of dollars for the Jerusalem Dental Center for Children, a nonprofit...

  • Junior’s Deli faces abrupt closure Dec. 31.

    December 27, 2012 | 3:28 pm

    Junior’s Delicatessen, which served the West Los Angeles Jewish community and the broader residential Westside for 53 years, will shut its doors for the final time on New Year’s Eve.

    The venerable delicatessen on Westwood Boulevard, victim to what the owners call a landlord...

  • The Challah King of Beverly Hills

    December 20, 2012 | 4:34 pm

    The first time Chris Brugler ever made challah, it was for Shabbat dinner at the private home where he had just been hired as a personal chef. The Beverly Hills family assumed that everyone knew how to make challah. Brugler, a blue-eyed Catholic boy from Pennsylvania who had...

  • PBS’ Iranian-American Story

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 12, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    Following more than three decades of Iranians flourishing in the United States, a documentary titled “The Iranian Americans” offers a nostalgic look at how tens of thousands of immigrants resettled in America following the 1979 revolution in Iran. It will air Dec. 18 at 9:30 p.m....

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