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  • Chanting Torah for mom

    September 3, 2013 | 11:17 am

    “But what are you chanting for?” the woman cutting my hair wanted to know. She didn’t mean the glory of God or even my own spiritual well-being. It turned out she had once belonged to a 1970s church that chanted for things like shoes and better jobs. But when I am standing on the...

  • Bar mitzvah honors child Holocaust victim

    By Ryan Torok

    August 22, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    “I’m just one of more than 18,000 young people in over 750 congregations worldwide becoming a keeper of the flame of memory in the first post-survivor generation,” Trevor Goodman announced from the bimah during his bar mitzvah speech, referring to his involvement with Remember...

  • Politics on the Bimah

    April 4, 2012 | 2:09 pm

    “Keep the politics off the bimah.” We hear this in the synagogue whenever a rabbi speaks on a topic nearing the intersection of Jewish values and public policy. While argued most vociferously by those who disagree with the rabbi’s message, the critique itself that “politics...

  • Barriers broken, female rabbis look to broader influence

    December 13, 2010 | 2:18 pm

    Lynne Kern knew at 13 that she wanted to be a rabbi, even though in 1970 there were no female rabbis to act as role models.

    So Kern became a writer, eventually winning a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

    But she never forgot her passion, and in 2001 she completed her rabbinic studies...

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  • Valley couple shares bimah for rite of passage

    By Nick Street

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When Lee Larsen and Bob Clarke met in the 1970s at the 8709 Bathhouse -- one of Los Angeles' best known gay social spots of the time -- they never imagined that they would one day share a very different kind of aquatic experience.

    "We were so high after our mikvah," Temple Beth...

  • This book can help kick off successful year of study

    By Jay Firestone

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Each week, children around the world partake in the b'nai mitzvah, a life-altering event that normally paves the way for greater Jewish participation. But how many of them actually know the meaning and origin of the simcha?

    Given my own experience as a b'nai mitzvah instructor, I...

  • Congregation Beith David Celebrates New Sanctuary

    By Adam Wills

    July 9, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    (From left) City Councilman Jack Weiss, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Councilman Dennis Zine join congregants at Beith David for their official move from their Reseda Boulevard synagogue to a new building on Clark Street on...
  • Mayor Carries Torah to <br>Vandalized Tarzana Synagogue

    By Adam Wills

    July 9, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Sunday, in the intense heat of a mid-summer day, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, carried a Sephardic Torah for one-half mile along city streets in Tarzana to a new Persian synagogue that had been the victim of an anti-Semitic attack just two days earlier. Police are still...

  • Show Decodes Early Years of 2 Religions

    By Tom L. Freudenheim

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Whether it's good luck or good planning, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in the Cleveland area has hit the exhibition jackpot with its current show, "Cradle of Christianity," which runs through Oct. 22. Because while the film version of "The Da Vinci Code" is generating buzz over...

  • More Blessing, Less Bragging on Bimah

    By Jane Ulman

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    One mother thanked every one of her daughter's teachers by name and grade, beginning with preschool. A father enumerated the scores of all his son's soccer games. And another mother, with tear-filled eyes and a choked-up voice, used the occasion to present her daughter with her first...

  • In the Seats Around You

    By Meredith Jacobs

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I got a new outfit for yontif. The clothes add to the newness of this time of year, just like the first day of school. I sometimes wonder if the synagogues crank up the air conditioning on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur so we have an excuse to wear our new fall clothes.

    The shul I grew...

  • Many Factors Enter Into Temple Choice

    By Gaby Friedman

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Mark Firestone was searching for a shul to join, he didn't look for a shul that had a nursery school or Hebrew school attached. Nor did he fret about the services he'd be getting for his membership fee. Instead, he wanted a shul that was quiet.

    "I wanted it to be very quiet, so...

  • Reviving a Shul, One Goat at a Time

    By Rob Eshman

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Note to future rabbis: If you want to make a lasting firstimpression with your congregants, nothing beats farm animals on thebimah. Just ask anyone at Temple Adat Shalom in West LosAngeles. It's been almost four months since Michael Resnick took overthere, and they're still talking...

  • The Mirror of

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Lawrence Kushner tells of the time he brought a nursery-school class into the synagogue sanctuary for a tour. He showed them the bimah, the ner tamid, the cantor's and rabbi's lecterns. Finally, the tiny kids stood before the huge doors of the Holy Ark.

    "What do you suppose is...

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