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  • Bin Laden's killing raises immediate questions of security

    May 2, 2011 | 10:24 am

    For years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans waited in fear for the next strike by al-Qaida on U.S. soil. But the ensuing decade has seen no more major terrorist attacks in the United States.

    Now, with the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan by...

  • Celebrate Israel Closer to Home

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This year, Israel Independence Day falls on May 12. If this is a holiday you've never celebrated, consider adding it to your family traditions.

    With Israel in the news every day, the Jewish state is unusually prominent in our minds, but not always for positive reasons. Celebrating...

  • Roll It, Pat It and Mark It With a ‘B’

    By Gabriella Gershenson

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For the birthdays of each of her grandchildren, Babulinka used to bake a krendel, a traditional Latvian cake in the shape of a B. The classic shape was really a figure eight; it just looked like a B to Babulinka's youngest grandchild, and so it became "the B cake."

    The cake isn't...

  • Briefs

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Shabbat Across America Returns

    For Lynne Sturt Weintraub, Friday evening is the perfect time for friends and family to get together "and show warmth and love and find out what's going on in other people's lives," she said.

    Weintraub, president of Temple Beth Zion in West Los...

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  • Chrismukkah Web site

    By Amy Klein

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    A menorah is topped with candy canes, a mini Christmas tree adorned with a Jewish star and a spinning dreidel pictures Frosty the Snowman on one side and the tree on another: These are just some of the "interfaith" pictures featured on the mugs on the gift section of the...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Count the Days



    Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of the counting of the days between Pesach and Shavuot, will be celebrated on May 9. The letters lamed and gimmel, which spell the word "lag," have a value of 33. It's a time to light a campfire with your parents and friends, and to make toy...

  • Q & A With Dr. Michael A. Friedman

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last May, Dr. Michael A. Friedman took the helm of City of Hope as its CEO. A federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the 112-acre biomedical research and treatment center in Duarte got its start in 1914 when members of the Jewish Consumptive Relief Association set up two...

  • Have a Holly Jolly Schmooz-fest

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Chinese-food-and-a-movie faces strong competition in our city once again this year. This Christmas Eve, on a night that would otherwise be distinguished by what we aren't celebrating, Stu and Lew Productions brings Jewish cheer with its "Schmooz-a-Palooza" party. Going on its 10...

  • My Yiddishe Mamma Day

    By Annabelle Stevens

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Yesterday, I got three messages from my mother, a long distance Jewish mother joke from my brother in London ("A homeless man approaches a Jewish mother on the street. 'Lady, I haven't eaten in three days,' he said. 'Force yourself,' she replied.") and the last was from the Loews...

  • A New Home for Hillel

    By Julie G Fax

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller walks out of his office at the University Religious Conference, locking the door on its matted and stained rust-colored carpet, which for years has been covered with stacks of books and journals. On his way out, he doesn't bother to glance into the musty...

  • Harmonic Convergence

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Singers and lovers of Jewish music will gather in Sepulveda Pass this week for a festival celebrating Jewish choral music of the past and present.

    The first David Nowakowsky International Jewish Choral Festival, which begins Sunday at the University of Judaism (UJ), will present a...

  • Silver Lining for Silverlake

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    At the onset of 2002, it looked like curtains for the Silverlake-Los Feliz Jewish Community Center (JCC). The JCC, located at Sunset Boulevard and Bates Avenue, was one of five sites originally slated to be shut down and sold so that parent organization Jewish Community Centers of...

  • Passionate About Passover

    By Robin Siegal

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Each year I search for ways to make the entire week of Passover come alive for my family -- not just the seders. I get excited about the holiday, always finding a surprise experience to create for my children, depending on their ages and stages. I passionately search the library and...

  • Calendar & Singles

    By Solange Borna

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Calendar



    SATURDAY/8

    Sinai Temple: 9:30 a.m. Shabbat services. 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 474-1518.

    Barnes & Noble: 2 p.m. Author Peter J. Levinson discusses and signs "September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle," a book about the...

  • Shanghai Shuls 2nd Wind

    By Amy Sara Clark

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Shanghai resident Seth Kaplan got tired of celebrating the High Holy days in rented hotel spaces while the city's oldest intact synagogue sat empty, deteriorating just a few miles away.

    So along with others in his congregation of expatriates, Kaplan, 34, began advocating for the...

  • Turkish Delight

    By Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the first joint Turkish-Jewish gala in Los Angeles went ahead almost as planned.

    For security reasons there was a change of venue -- from the residence of the Turkish consul general to a Marina del Rey hotel -- but the organizers felt...

  • Celebrating the “Torah cycle”

    By Abby Gilad

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The eighth day of the holiday of Sukkot is actually a separate holiday called Shemini Atzeret. It means "the eighth day of the assembly."

    The Israelites gather for seven days around the Temple in Jerusalem, and they are just not ready to go home yet, because they are having so much...

  • And Many More

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There's nothing like completing chemotherapy to spice up a birthday party. Last weekend, 40 of my dearest friends performed a commemorative Havdalah ceremony to mark a really great CT scan and year 53. My "re-birthday" celebration was just the ticket, restorative not only for me but...

  • Hollywood Legend Turns 75

    By Julie G Fax

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Like most legends in Hollywood, Temple Israel of Hollywood has undergone a few makeovers to stay fresh since it was founded in 1926. Maybe that's why even as it celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Reform synagogue is even more bustling than it was in its heyday when it was billed as...

  • Shabbat on the Boulevard

    By Adam Wills

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    After the candles were lit, the wine blessed and the bread broken, Jimmy Gamliel and Yosi Levy, standing on a small stage in front of patrons at Tempo Restaurant in Encino, broke into traditional Shabbat songs from Israel. The crowd, nearly 110 strong, sang and clapped along with the...

  • Valley Jewish Festival Goes Green

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    All the fish in the ocean,
    All the birds in the sky,
    All the trees in the forest,
    All the clouds floating by,
    All the boys and the girls,
    All the squid and the squirrels,
    Ought to know it's one world we share....
    - "One World," Craig 'N Co. © 1997



    If anyone knows how to have...

  • Opting In

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    We lit the candles Friday night in honor of the new millennium.

    I know it should not have been done that way. Observant Jews insisted right up until the Waterford ball dropped in Times Square that the millennium had nothing to do with them, that on Friday night it was Shabbat, not...

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