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  • Ziegler’s Elite Eight

    By Carin Davis

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Three bouncers, two lawyers and a musician among them, the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies class of 2002 brings a new leadership to the Conservative movement this week with the ordination of eight rabbis. From backgrounds as different as the paths on which they are about to...

  • Israel in the Arab Mind

    By Carin Davis

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As tensions in the Middle East soar, many Jewish Angelenos search for answers to the generations-old question: Can there ever be peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors?

    "No," says journalist and Middle East expert Avi Davis. "There cannot be peace until there are fundamental...

  • LARAM

    By Carin Davis

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Three men storm the gym and force us to the ground: Our hearts race as they press mock guns to our heads.

    But as students of LARAM, we know we have options. We have tools to neutralize our aggressors -- during this in-class drill and during true-life attacks.

    LARAM, derived from the...

  • The Safe Spot

    By Carin Davis

    April 25, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    "How do you explain breast cancer to your 3 1/2-year-old son?" asked Susan Cohen of Woodland Hills. "How does your spouse feel about becoming your caretaker?" These are some of the questions addressed at The Safe Spot. "The things we shared with other families [who] were on the same...

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  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Carin Davis

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    SATURDAY MARCH 30

    You spent two nights stuffing yourself on matzah ball soup and gefilte fish. Two days later, you awaken from your food coma and rejoin the world. And what better way to spend this Shabbat afternoon than at the Skirball Cultural Center with USC Dean of Fine Arts...

  • The Four Menches

    By Carin Davis

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The haggadah speaks of the Four Sons: the wise, the wicked, the simple and the one who doesn't know how to ask. And on a good night in Hollywood, you can pick up all four. The first Saturday in March is a girls' night out (with the understanding we intend to pull men). Elizabeth,...

  • Aromatherapy Miracles

    By Carin Davis

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "American Pie" star Shannon Elizabeth may appear to have perfect skin. But Michelle Ornstein knows that everyone, even stars, have bad skin days. And when they do, they turn to this Israeli-born spa owner for help.

    "Everyone breaks out. Teens, movie stars, homemakers. People who...

  • Mind, Body and Soul

    By Carin Davis

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What do women want? Happiness, family and to shed those last 10 pounds. Women can learn how to accomplish all this and more at an educational conference produced by women and designed to meet the needs and wants of women.

    "Exercising Your Mind; Minding Your Body," the fourth annual...

  • The Basketball Diaries

    By Carin Davis

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two standout Jewish hoop stars headlining the Pac-10 basketball tournament? It's all part of March Madness. David Bluthenthal, USC's 22-year-old small forward, and Amit Tamir, UC Berkeley's 22-year-old forward/center, each look to lead their team to the conference title at the March...

  • A Matter of Opinion

    By Carin Davis

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbis to your corners. We want a clean fight, a fair fight, and no hitting below the beard. It's not the WWF Wrestling Smackdown -- it's the JSI rabbinical smackdown, brought to you live by the Jewish Studies Institute (JSI) Talkback Series.

    The series, held at the Museum of...

  • The Porn Star and the Rabbi

    By Carin Davis

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Did you hear the one about the rabbi, the porn star and the adult magazine editor? They don't walk into a bar, they walk into a synagogue.

    Adult film star Nina Hartley and her fiancé, Taboo Magazine editor Ira Levine, will speak on "Love and Sex in the 21st Century" at Temple Beth...

  • Your Letters

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    David Lehrer

    As a former colleague of David Lehrer, I am shocked and saddened by his firing by Abe Foxman ("Lehrer to Leave," Dec. 28). Lehrer's dedication to the protection of the Jewish community was always tantamount, and he was ever the consummate professional.

    However, I am...

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