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  • More Ponzi in Iranian-Jewish community

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 29, 2013 | 7:52 pm

    Another member of the local Iranian community has been arrested for allegedly operating a Ponzi scheme.

    Shervin Neman, also known as Shervin Davatgarzadeh, a 31-year-old Iranian man, has been accused of defrauding nearly a dozen people — most of them local Iranian Jews — of more...

  • Bringing Israel to L.A.

    April 23, 2013 | 4:25 pm

    At a recent early-morning bagel breakfast in Century City, Israeli entrepreneur Chagit Rubinstein had the chance to do what any foreign businesswoman searching for a market in Southern California dreams of: She networked.

    Rubinstein, who lives in Haifa, directs microfinance...

  • What Israel means to me

    April 19, 2013 | 11:28 am

    Pinpointing what makes people so passionate about Israel is no easy thing, perhaps because there are so many options. 

    It is the Jewish state, the only political entity in the world where Jews are a majority. It is the historical home of the Jewish people, the land of King David...

  • Simple Things (Justice, Decency)

    By Aryeh Cohen

    April 18, 2013 | 5:34 pm

    This week has been the week when we have had to repeat simple truths over and over again.

    Nobody should be killed by a bomb while watching a marathon.

    Weapons of war should not be in the hands of civilians.

    And yesterday I found myself standing with car wash workers outside...

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  • Kosher consumers reeling after Doheny scandal

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 28, 2013 | 11:31 pm

    [UPDATE, MARCH 29] The Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) responds to the Doheny Meats scandal.

    [MARCH 28] Trust lies at the center of the business of kosher food, and earlier this week, in what is certainly the biggest kosher scandal to hit Los Angeles in 20 years, the trust...

  • FIDF show goes on without Stevie Wonder [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 7, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    Spirits were barely diminished at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) annual dinner Thursday night, a week after headliner Stevie Wonder’s provocative and public pullout. More than 1,000 Israel supporters turned out at the Hyatt Regency in Century City for the annual...

  • Metro study backs Century City stop for Westside subway

    March 20, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    On Monday, L.A. Metro’s long-awaited Westside Subway Extension reached an important milestone with the release of the project’s final environmental impact statement and report. According to a recent article in The Source — “What Makes This Westside Subway Proposal Different...

  • Finding their place [VIDEO]

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 22, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Lauren Levine is settling in with a group of friends apartment to watch “American Idol,” when a look of panic comes over her face. She rummages around, finds her keys and darts out.

    “I left the hair thing on,” she says when she returns, breathless, from her own apartment...

  • Go West, young Torah-observant Jews!

    By Amy Klein

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Yeehaw!
     
    The wait is finally over for members of Young Israel of Century City, who were eagerly anticipating the theme of the annual program "brochure," which was kept secret until its publication last week.
     
    It's ... Old West.
     
    The Young Israel of Century Gazette is printed on...
  • A Man for All Seasonings

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Rabbi of Chelm was teaching a class,

    "Rabbi," a student asked. "Why is the sea so salty?"

    "Idiot," the Rabbi intoned. "Because it's full of herring."

    Like many baby-boomers today, I sometimes feel older than Keith Richards up a palm tree. So when Irv and Eddie, my better...

  • Unmasking Israel’s Mystery Benefactor

    By Tom Tugend

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

     

    The mystery man of the Israeli economy, as he was dubbed by the country's media, is alive and well and living in Los Angeles.

    His name is Elliott Broidy, and in the last two years he has raised $800 million to boost private enterprise in the Jewish state.

    Broidy earned the...

  • Eulogies: Dr. Robert W. Brooks

    By David Margolis

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Robert W. Brooks, an interna-tionally renowned mathematician who made aliyah with his family from Los Angeles in 1995, died of a heart attack on Sept. 5, at the age of 49.

    A native of Washington, D.C., he earned his doctorate degree from Harvard in differential geometry in 1977,...

  • L.A. Jews Send Aid Beyond Green Line

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    For the past three weeks, the theme of Rabbi Elazar Muskin's Shabbat sermons at Young Israel of Century City has been the same. Thundering from the podium, he chastises his congregation for not doing enough to support Israel, and he urges them to pray better and give more charity in...