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  • Maya Steinberg: She has tzedakah in the bag

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    Maya Steinberg, 17, never imagined that Purses for Peace, the bat mitzvah project she started when she was 12, would be so successful.

    Yet, by reselling used handbags to raise funds for Jewish World Watch (JWW) she has raised $15,000 for the Encino-based organization. And hearing...

  • Joel Pressman, cantor and performing arts teacher, dies at 63

    November 20, 2013 | 10:46 am

    Joel Pressman, a cantor and longtime performing arts teacher at Beverly Hills High School, died on Nov. 18. He was 63.

    In mid-September, Pressman, son of Jacob Pressman, rabbi emeritus at Temple Beth Am, and Marjorie Pressman, announced in a Facebook video that he was dying of...

  • Unafraid of death, cantor offers a philosophical love fest

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 2, 2013 | 4:21 pm

    On a brilliantly sunny Sunday in late September, Joel Pressman, an esteemed cantor and a venerated former performing arts teacher at Beverly Hills High School, wearing a black T-shirt that proclaimed “I’m not dead yet,” walked slowly with a cane into Will Rogers Memorial Park in...

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