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  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 27, 2005 | 7:00 pm

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    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, January 22

    Fine-print dealers from across the country convene at LACMA this weekend for Los Angeles Print Fair 2005. View and purchase American, European, Canadian and Japanese prints from as early as 1500 all the way through to contemporary works, including pieces by...

  • Protection Does Grow on Trees

    By Andy Lipkis

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Another year, another tree story -- isn't it enough already?

    Well, no. Tu b'Shevat is an annual celebration for a reason.

    Thousands of years ago, our rabbis knew that we would need to be reminded on a regular basis about how important trees are to our lives. We must always...

  • Give Teen Party a Pizza Makeover

    By Beverly Levitt

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Unlike the bar and bat mitzvah parties of my youth, which were often like pint-sized weddings, where barely a dozen preteen friends and a smattering of cousins ate grown-up food, mingled, and danced awkwardly among a sea of elders, today's parties honor the bar/bat mitzvah peer...

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  • Awards Appreciate the Unappreciated

    By Julie G Fax

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Sitting in a roomful of teachers and the people who love them in a Bel Air hotel on a recent Thursday afternoon, you could almost forget that Jewish educators are inexcusably underappreciated, underhonored and underpaid.

    The Jewish Educator Awards luncheon, hosted by award sponsors...

  • Xmas Shabbat Grounds Some Merry Mitzvahs

    By David Finnigan

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Consider this year's fluke on the December Dilemma: Christmas Day usually occurs during the workweek, with Jews often handling this day off by filling Dec. 25 with some volunteer work -- then Chinese food and a movie.

    But the quirks of the calendar find this Dec. 24 falling on a...

  • When Xmas Enters the Classroom

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Five days a week during this holiday period, Jodi Braverman sits in a room that conjures up images of the North Pole. The walls are covered with pictures of jolly old St. Nick, and not one, but two miniature Christmas trees serve as obstacles to the seating area. From time...

  • Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Q: When does a Christmas tree become a Tu B'Shevat tree?

     

    A: When a Westwood church and a Santa Monica synagogue decide that having one tree do double duty is good both for the environment and the spiritual awareness of their congregants.

     

    After the hard-working tree has done its...

  • Through God’s Eyes

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    We call it the Festival of Lights, but Chanukah starts in a very dark place.

    It begins with two stories, each very serious. One

    tells of a severely outnumbered band of Jews who fought a powerful enemy for religious freedom.

    And there's the other, even more painful tale of Jew...

  • Welcome to Our Wedding!

    By Joan G Friedman

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    A very nice added attraction to your ceremony is the wedding booklet. This is a personal supplement to your wedding that the ushers will give to each guest as they are taken to their seats. The bride usually chooses a white or ecru linen material with black ink.

    The cover states...

  • Gift of Chanukah

    By Jane Ulman

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    To my husband, Larry, it's "Project Yankee Doodle," a circa-1960 rocket launcher made by Remco Toys.

    To me, it's a generic plastic pickup truck.

    We're talking favorite childhood Chanukah presents. And while Larry also recalls a toy robot and battalions of Army men, the truck...

  • Ex-Communist ‘Burb Makes Menorahs

    By Carolyn Slutsky

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The model suburb of Nowa Huta was built here under a Communist philosophy of atheism.

    Now it houses a workshop that manufactures menorahs -- popular with both Poles and tourists.

    Metalodlew, a private company that was started 10 years ago, rents space from the Nowa Huta...

  • Perfect Gadgets for Jetsetter, Homebody

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When it comes Chanukah, you've got eight nights to get your gift giving right. Our Gift Guide points you toward a cornucopia of categories for every evening of the Festival of Lights. From low- to high-ticket pricing, we've got your loved ones covered, including frequent fliers,...

  • It’s All About the Olive Oil

    By Linda Morel

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    "I like to have fun in the kitchen," said Susie Fishbein, a stay-at-home mother of four -- three girls and a boy -- who became an overnight success with the publication of her cookbook, "Kosher by Design: Picture-perfect food for the holidays & every day" (Mesorah, 2003).

    While...

  • How the Maccabees Reshaped Jerusalem

    By Bill Gladstone

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The Maccabees are celebrated throughout the Jewish world for recapturing Jerusalem for the Jews, rededicating the Temple and lighting lamps with a day's supply of oil that miraculously lasted for eight days.

    Less well-known, according to a leading Israeli archaeologist, is that...

  • Applesauce Warms Holiday Celebration

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    By the time Chanukah rolls around, I'll have spent the last three to four weeks cleaning and cooking up a storm for a Thanksgiving feast; planning, decorating, and baking for my daughter's birthday party; volunteering and baking some more for several school holiday celebrations;...

  • Maccabee Meaning Changes With Time

    By Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The oldest tradition of Chanukah is that it celebrates many stories: freedom from religious oppression, Jews fighting back against their oppressors and the communal struggle about what it means to be and live as a Jew. It is the story of unexpected fuel found in unexpected places,...

  • Fritter Away Your Time for Chanukah

    By Judy Zeidler

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    We just returned from a trip to Italy, concentrating on the provinces of Puglia and Campania close to Naples. It is a region that we enjoy because of the diversity of the foods and wines available.

    We visited several new places but returned to one of our favorites, La Caveja, a...

  • Create Festive Table in a Blue Mood

    By Linda Morel

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Following are pointers on livening up your Chanukah table from "Kosher by Design" by Susie Fishbein (Mesorah, 2003).

    1. In the Beginning: Dress your dining table with a snazzy tablecloth. A gold one will glitter. Using narrow runners and/or yards of wide ribbons, preferably in...

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com.

    By Keren Engelberg

    Calendar...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 4, 2004 | 7:01 pm

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com.

    By Keren Engelberg

    Calendar...

  • Visiting History

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I have always had a soft spot for Brazil. I spent the summer after high school graduation there, and my wife and I spent our honeymoon there. I love the people, the music, the food and the spirit that Brazilians carry with them as effortlessly as they dance the samba. But I never...

  • A Single Thread Links Generations

    By Bonnie Vorspan

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Becoming a grandparent is a very exciting event. Being able to create an heirloom pillowcase out of heirloom pieces for the britim, or covenant ceremonies, of our first grandchildren was an equally humbling and exciting adventure.

    Our daughter and son-in-law, Alisha and Ahud...

  • Chocolate Cake

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The 3-by-5 file cards are yellowed with age, carefully covered in Saran Wrap and taped in the back. On the top right corner, the name Judy H; on the next line: Chocolate Yeast Kuchen, followed by the not overly detailed recipe written in small black letters explaining how to make one...

  • Soup for the Sukkah

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sukkot is called the Jewish Thanksgiving. It offers thanks for the bountiful harvest of fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Jewish families begin building their sukkah the day after Yom Kippur. These outside shelters -- decorated with Jewish New Year greeting cards, fruit and...

  • Give Your Sukkah a Shot of Style

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    After the high of the High Holidays, twice-a-year Jews hang up their kippot for another 354 days, or so, and in the process miss out on the lesser-known treat of Sukkot. While not a "High" holiday anymore, Sukkot used to be one of the big three back in the time of the First Temple....

  • Ease Your Kids Into Holiday Services

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I was tired, I was bored and I hated wearing pantyhose. I stood up and sat down at the right times, and even hummed along to the some of the prayers. But in my head I was replaying scenes from my favorite movies and wishing I was home playing video games.

    Ah, the High Holidays. The...

  • Holiday Breads Worth the Calories

    By Linda Morel

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    With the no-carb craze sweeping the nation, Atkins Diet adherents make sure to avoid pasta and potatoes, but when the High Holidays roll around, even purists are tempted by succulent Jewish breads.

    What would Rosh Hashanah be, after all, without huge round challahs? Or Yom Kippur...

  • A Day on the Bimah Changes Everything

    By Michael Jackman

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    My bar mitzvah took place in Queens, New York, in 1970. It was an unexpected and odd occasion, and I hadn't thought about it in years. But now, 34 years later, I was once again in New York, and the subject of my bar mitzvah came up, as the ceremony itself first had, unexpectedly.

    My...

  • Mom Was There

    By Judy Gruen

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As I was ordering invitations for my eldest son's bar mitzvah in May 2001, we discovered that my mom had end-stage cancer.

    With severe and unrelenting pain, Mom became alarmingly feeble, her pain unremitting. Her doctor told us, "Take her home and make her comfortable. It's a good...

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