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  • Iran says sanctions to fail, repeats Hormuz threat

    January 24, 2012 | 11:50 am

    Iranian politicians said on Tuesday they expected the European Union to backtrack on its oil embargo and repeated a threat to close the vital Strait of Hormuz shipping lane if the West succeeds in preventing Tehran from exporting crude.

    A day after the EU slapped a ban on Iranian...

  • Israeli embassies threatened, may close

    February 15, 2011 | 8:51 am

    Four Israeli embassies may be closed after receiving serious threats.

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that security at the embassies, which it did not identify, had increased to the maximum level. Security at all Israeli embassies has been increased as well, according to...

  • Admissions remain open at School of Jewish Communal Service

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 24, 2009 | 6:03 pm

    Despite plans that could have led to the closure of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s School of Jewish Communal Service in Los Angeles, the board of governors decided Tuesday to keep admissions open for the 2010-2011 school year.

    “It was felt by a majority of the...

  • Even up close, Minkin’s illusions are magical

    By Dikla Kadosh

    August 20, 2008 | 10:58 pm

    If you closed your eyes, it sounded like soft rain falling in the dimly lit wine cellar. The sound gradually grew in intensity as two-dozen hands rubbing against one another switched to rapid snapping, then to clapping, creating the auditory illusion of a rainstorm.

    David Minkin then...

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  • Time for the last dance at folk dancing venue

    By Karla S. Blume

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This week marks the closing of Café Danssa, a mecca for folk dancers in Los Angeles for 41 years. For much of that time, Danssa was a slice of Israel, or on some nights a slice of Greece, the Balkans or Brazil. In its early years, it was a pilgrimage point for dance aficionados and...
  • Invest in Your Community

    By Michael J. Kaminsky

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It has been one year since a financial crisis engulfed the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA). In response to this crisis, JCCGLA was forced to close facilities, cut services and lay off scores of staff. Programs that served more than 1,000 people were...

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