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  • Briefs

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Programs Continue at Valley JCCs

    Programs will continue at the various Jewish Community Centers (JCC) around the San Fernanado Valley, albeit not all under the same umbrella. The new North Valley Jewish Community Center, Inc., (NVJCC) a nonprofit organization created after the...

  • Hess Kramer Turns 50

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It has been a training ground for hundreds of Jewish professionals, and it has caused Shabbat candles to glow in countless homes.

    This summer, Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu turns 50, and its birthday party on June 2 is a celebration not just of a specific collection of facilities in an...

  • Everyday Judaism

    By Carin Davis

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Late-night giggles in a bunk bed, lazy afternoons in a cool pool, sweet summer Shabbats with friends that will last a lifetime -- to Rabbi Daniel Greyber, the new executive director of Camp Ramah in California, the Jewish camp experience is a delicate balance of athletic, social and...

  • Survivor: Malibu

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Forget the South Pacific, the Australian Outback and Africa -- if you want to see a real survivor, look no further than in your own backyard.

    Despite the well-chronicled hardships of its parent organization, Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA), Malibu-based The...

  • Together in Nature

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    For the eight Israeli and nine American teens in the Tel Aviv-Los Angeles Partnership program, Project Hevrei Teva, the scene was right out of the movie "Deliverance," only this scene, a campground in Sequoia National Park, was real life, and a real bear was standing...

  • Art of Summer

    By Beverly Gray

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Max and Jesse Glaser come from a home where the fine arts are highly valued. Their father, Sam Glaser, is a well-known Jewish musician, and as their mother, Marcia, says, "We have a lot of artistic muses in our family." But because Max and Jesse are being educated in Orthodox...

  • Community Builders

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On any given Sunday, there are more community-bonding events going on than you can shake a lulav at. Take June 10, when The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Anti-Defamation League (ADL) buzzed with activity.

    At the Federation, Fashion Division and KOCHAV events took...

  • ‘Gathering’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Playwright Arje Shaw's first memory was crawling across the floor, finding a piece of black, moldy bread and dipping the crust in water in order to chew it. He was 18 months old. "I looked like a Biafran baby," he says.

    The time was World War II, the place Tashkent, Uzbekistan,...

  • A Man for All Seasons

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Not many people get to be celebrated in their own time. Most of us pass from this earth and never know the effect we have had on others' lives.

    This makes the celebration held Nov. 5 for Arthur Pinchev particularly poignant. Pinchev, 49, has spent the past three decades at the...

  • Survivor, Shmurvivor

    By Debra Askuvich

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Day One. We split up into groups of six and share stories and tears: bad break-ups, childhood teasing, family tragedies. When it's Beth's turn to speak, she delivers a brief sentence or two, then clams up.

    Day Two. Beth and her friend Amy, who have both been reticent about joining...

  • A Miracle Reawakened

    By Magnus Bennett

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The fading Hebrew inscriptions that adorn the walls of a small storeroom in the town of Terezin can be seen in virtually any synagogue around the globe.But thousands of Jews have been flocking to the recently discovered room because of its unique role in history - as a makeshift...

  • Memories of Summer Camp

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    June 1, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    My first and only experience at summer camp was magical, or so it seemed to me. I entered a world I had never known before, and by summer's end had gained some recognition into who I was and who I was not. No mean feat at 13.

    A city boy, I developed at camp a feel for the country,...

  • Working Together

    By Beverly Gray

    May 25, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When Mark Miller arrived in Los Angeles to become the associate director of Wilshire Boulevard Temple's camps and conference center, he expected to find fierce competition among Southern California's Jewish summer camps. Instead, he's been pleasantly surprised by the spirit of...
  • Couples Camp

    By Rob Kutner

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It was 6:00 on a Friday evening. My wife, myself, and 50 complete strangers had just managed to light two candles, each on one tiny table, without burning ourselves. Our names, printed in a groovy font, glistened under the nametags hanging around our necks. We were sitting in a...
  • The Kids Are All Right

    July 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    There's an unusual program planned this summer for counselors and older campers at Camp Gilboa, Southern California's newest Jewish summer camp. They're taking part in a national referendum to decide their political relationship with the Israel Labor Party.

    It's a real vote, not an...

  • Auschwitz Talks to Resume

    By James D

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Negotiations over the future of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps in Poland could begin in a matter of weeks now that hundreds of crosses planted by Polish Catholic extremists have been removed, according to Miles Lerman, chair of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council and the head of the...
  • Gemara Under the Sun

    By Julie G Fax

    May 13, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A pair of students -- a traditional chavruta study partnership -- grapple with a tricky piece of Gemara. Their heavy tomes rest not on a classroom desk top but on freshly mowed grass. And the tiny letters of the Rashi and Tosafot commentaries are illuminated by a blazing summer sun...
  • The Sunflower

    By William Cutter

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The Sunflower

    On the Possibilities and

    Limits of Forgiveness

    By William Cutter

    "The Sunflower" Revised and expanded, edited by Harry James Cargasand Bonny V. Fetterman. Schocken Books, New York, 1997) (Firstpublished in 1976, and translated by H. A. Piehler)

    "The Sunflower" introduced...

  • A Perfect Orange

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In addition to the usual bathing suits,
    socks and shorts, as suggested by Camp Hess Kramer on
    its inventory list, my daughter, Samantha, needed an
    orange sweat shirt with blue (preferably royal) lettering
    spelling out the words "Leadership '97" on the front and
    her name on the back....
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