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  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are Back and Completely Disgusting

    By Ilana Angel

    September 6, 2011 | 12:59 am

    I watched the premier tonight thinking that perhaps they would be classy and handle the suicide of Russell Armstrong with respect and dignity. Instead it was a disgusting display from a bunch of fame whores.  I watched the entire show, but I am not going to do my regular recap, and I...

  • Watching Glenn Beck from Beverly Hills

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 24, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    When Glenn Beck took the stage on the evening of Aug. 21, in front of a crowd of 3,000 in the Roman-era amphitheater in Caesarea, he smiled.

    “Welcome to the land of milk and honey,” the newsman-impresario said.

    Back in Los Angeles, over breakfast of bagels and lox, 50...

  • World Trade Center relic installed at Beverly Hills’ 9/11 Memorial Garden

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 26, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    When the towers of the World Trade Center fell on September 11, 2001, wreckage was strewn across Lower Manhattan. Papers from offices fluttered all the way into Brooklyn. And as cities across the country prepare to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the...

  • Berman vs. Sherman?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 19, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    Over the past two months, political observers have been keeping close watch on draft maps being released by California’s new, citizen-led redistricting panel. Though Jewish leaders haven’t been actively lobbying the Citizens Redistricting Commission on behalf of the community...

  • Hebrew lit club agrees to disagree

    May 17, 2011 | 5:41 pm

    Although it feels like an art gallery — with its dark wood floors, white walls and oversize paintings — this Beverly Hills condo is home to another kind of art for the evening. Between a cream-colored leather sofa and a dining table obscured by colorful appetizers are two rows of...

  • Hiding in Beverly Hills

    March 9, 2011 | 12:31 pm

    Why would a wealthy Russian businessman with ties to his country’s notorious ultranationalist party known for its anti-American and anti-Semitic positions flee to Beverly Hills?

    Ashot Egiazaryan, the fugitive Russian who can afford to go just about anywhere, isn’t talking. 

  • Hatzolah volunteer confronted

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 2, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    A Beverly Hills Police officer pointed his gun at a Jewish emergency medical technician who was responding to a car crash on Olympic Boulevard on Jan. 20.

    The EMT, a volunteer with the Hatzolah of Los Angeles Jewish emergency rescue team, was rushing to the scene of a two-car...

  • Iranian Nessah Synagogue celebrates 30 years and honors founders

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 6, 2010 | 11:13 pm

    Iranian Nessah Synagogue celebrates 30 years and honors founders

    Last night I had a chance to witness a milestone in the history of Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community with the 30 year celebration of the establishment of the Nessah Synagogue located in Beverly Hills....

  • Ronni Chasen: A Hollywood murder mystery

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 22, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    [UPDATE] Beverly Hills Police Department: ‘Ronni Chasen killed by lone gunman on a bike’

    It was fitting, in that Hollywood way, that the last time Ronni Chasen was seen alive was at a movie premiere. She was there in all her usual glory — stylish and smiling, effortlessly...

  • Young Philanthropists Host Haiti Fundraiser

    By Melanie Reynard

    March 16, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    Los Angeles residents Alexis Alagem, 25, and Jackie Winnick, 27, pulled together the support of their social networks at a private back lounge of Bar 210/Plush in Beverly Hills the night of March 12, as a fundraiser for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC)...

  • Hanukkah on “Rodeo Drive”: Young Iranian Jews aid worthy causes and party in style!

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 26, 2009 | 12:13 pm

    When you think of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, you think of the glitz and glamour of high society and the street which is home to some of the fashion world’s most expensive high-end stores. Well more than 600 local young Iranian Jewish professionals brought that same glamour to...

  • Beverly Hills Peninsula Hotel gets Israeli flair

    By Tom Tugend

    November 19, 2008 | 6:20 pm

    Like many good-looking newcomers to Los Angeles, Offer -- with two F's -- Nissenbaum has a burning ambition.

    It's not to become a marquee idol, but rather, at age 50, to play goalie for one of the city's amateur hockey teams.

    That is, if he can break loose from his day (and...

  • California Jewish Voters Guide: Views on state and local issues split on party lines

    By Tom Tugend

    October 30, 2008 | 2:50 am

    The presidential race is garnering most of the headlines, but there's plenty of emotional energy -- and money -- left to lavish on the 12 statewide propositions on the California ballot, plus various city and county initiatives.

    As in the top of the ballot contest between Sens....
  • 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...

  • Lesbian couple weds in Jewish ceremony in Beverly Hills

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 16, 2008 | 10:08 pm

    Amid a crush of photographers, a handful of largely drowned-out protesters, and hundreds of supporters tossing rose petals, Diane Olson and Robin Tyler stood under a chuppah on the Beverly Hills Courthouse steps on Monday evening to become one of the first lesbian couples to legally...
  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —Death and violence in the community (taboo?)

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 2, 2008 | 12:21 am

    Local Iranian Jewish community leaders on recent incidents of violence in the community and the traditional taboo on discussing the topic.


    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.

  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —Jimmy Delshad, former Mayor of Beverly Hills

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 14, 2008 | 11:47 pm

    Interview with Jimmy Delshad, former Mayor of Beverly Hills


    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.


  • ‘Wedding planner to the stars’ focuses on details, details and also details

    By Lisa Keys

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jackie and Adam Sandler. Shaunie and Shaquille O'Neal. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. Heidi Klum and Seal. Jami Gertz and Tony Ressler. Janice and Billy Crystal. When these high-profile pairs have a star-studded soirée to host -- anything from a wedding to a bridal shower, a bar...
  • Nessah reaches out to young Iranian professionals

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like other Jews in Los Angeles, Iranian Jews have a wide range of Ashkenazi and Sephardic synagogues of different denominations to choose from for High Holy Days services. This year, Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills hopes to attract a sizeable portion of the Iranian Jewish community...
  • RIP Merv Griffin

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 12, 2007 | 6:17 pm

    Entertainment great Merv Griffin died today, Sunday, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  He was 82.

    Griffin, right in photo above, made in his last appearance in The Jewish Journal in June, when he was photographed with Fred Hayman, center, and Placido Domingo, left, at a ceremony marking Fred Hayman week in Beverly Hills.

    RIP, Merv.  Ooooooooooooh.

    —Dennis Wilen

  • Briefs: Delshad to Beverly Hills: Just say 'no' to investment in Iran; Survivors still fighting Germany for reparations

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Delshad Plans Iran Divestment for Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad announced plans last Friday to introduce a city measure later this month that will require city employee pension funds to divest several million dollars in investments with companies doing business with...

  • It’s official: Jimmy Delshad elected new mayor of Beverly Hills

    By Tom Tugend

    March 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    After a cliffhanger vote count, Jimmy Jamshid Delshad is preparing to claim two titles at his March 27 inauguration -- mayor of Beverly Hills and top Iranian-born public official in the United States.

    The milestone is being celebrated not only by his compatriots in Beverly Hills but...

  • Shutting Jewish Mouths

    By Rob Eshman

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Twenty years ago at a park in Beverly Hills, actor Richard Dreyfuss, feminist Betty Friedan and Yael Dayan, the daughter of the late Israeli leader Moshe Dayan, stood before a crowd of some 300 people and called for a two-state solution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict.

    Many in...

  • Getting kicked out of shul

    By Amy Klein

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A few weeks before the High Holidays, Aaron Biston went to pray at Beth Jacob Congregation, a Modern Orthodox synagogue on Olympic Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

    After services, during the Kiddush, Steven Weil, the congregation's rabbi, came over to Biston and asked him to leave the...

  • A kosher steakhouse for BH? Well done!

    By Roberto Loiederman

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    New York's upscale The Prime Grill, coming to Beverly Hills this week, isn't your father's glatt kosher restaurant.

    For one thing, it's a high-end steak house that also specializes in sushi. For another, the management expects it to become a destination for high-powered meetings...

  • Pharmacy under attack after anti-Semitism charges

    By Jane Ulman

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    An anti-Semitic pharmacy in Beverly Hills?

    The notion may sound unlikely, but a widely circulated e-mail bearing the subject heading "Druggist won't do business with 'Jews or Jew Doctors'" sparked concern and outrage in recent weeks as it landed in hundreds of computer mailboxes...

  • A Hole In One for a Good Cause

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Gift of Culture

    Bram Goldsmith, chair of City National Corporation, and his wife, Elaine, long-time supporter of the arts, donated $5 million to the future Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, with the result that a 500-seat theater will become the...

  • Community Briefs

    By Marc Ballon

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Displaced Gaza Resident Raises $5,000 in L.A.

    A leader of the displaced Gaza settlers made an impassioned case for the hardships they're suffering before a sympathetic Los Angeles audience, which donated $5,000 on the spot.

    Last August, Dror Vanunu was among about 8,000 settlers in...

  • ‘Top Gun’ Lawyer Aims to Aid Likud

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The latest, and certainly most colorful, addition to the ranks of the local Likud leadership is Beverly Hills lawyer Myles L. Berman.

    He is better known to citizens facing drunk driving charges -- and to connoisseurs of advertising slogans -- as The Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney, but...

  • Spectator - Musical Mystery of Letters

    By Robert David Jaffee

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    While Madonna and other celebrities have made it fashionable in recent years to pursue Kabbalah, guitarist and composer Adam Del Monte has the musical sophistication and spiritual depth to explore Jewish mysticism beyond the trendy or superficial. In his new piece, "Kabbalistic...

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