I have been speaking with a gentleman friend recently about my last relationship, and opened up to him in a way that is both comforting, and disturbing. We have never met, or even spoken on the phone. He lives in Los Angeles, is divorced, a dad, Jewish, tall and handsome, yet we...
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Check out Zev Yaroslavsky’s list of 53 things to do while the 405 is closed.
July 8, 2011 | 12:28 pm
Hundreds of vehicles around you, the incessant sound of car horns filling the air, and that overwhelming feeling that maybe you shouldn’t have left the house this morning…
Confused? You’re probably in the thick of…
And if you are still in complete and utter shock,...
July 5, 2011 | 12:28 pm
Metro and Caltrans are working with Orthodox Jews to ensure that the upcoming “Carmageddon” will not affect their eruz, latimes.com reports.
Like just about everybody else, Orthodox Jews in Los Angeles have their issues with the 405 Freeway widening project. Unlike most people,...
June 3, 2011 | 10:34 am
The museum at the Nazi death camp at Sobibor will remain open, after intervention by the Polish government that followed the museum’s announcement it would close due to a shortage of funding.
Poland’s Culture Ministry announced Friday that the museum at Sobibor will remain open...
June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pmFederation Asks Milken JCC to Relinquish Property Rights
With little notice, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles closed the Olympic-sized swimming pool at The New JCC at Milken on April 25, citing possible mold damage but having already been issued a permit on April 11 by...
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A venerable Jewish business in the Fairfax District has received a short-term stay of execution. Hatikvah Records, an internationally known vendor of both popular and rare Jewish music, will remain open at 436 N. Fairfax Ave. until mid-January, despite earlier reports that its...
April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm
In a reflection of the continued struggles of the area's Jewish community centers, the Conejo Valley JCC is slated to close its doors forever on June 30, the second announced center closure in recent months.
Meanwhile, the beleaguered Silverlake Independent JCC might survive. The...
March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm
For more than 50 years, Valley Cities Jewish Community Center (JCC) has served as a magnet for San Fernando Valley Jews, a one-stop shop that offers a panoply of services, ranging from nursery school for the young to lectures for seniors.
Thousands of Jews have kibitzed, made...
October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm
I'm 18. I'm flipping through my yearbook, reading over the cursive messages of my friends: "Stay sweet" and "Great sitting next to you in French" and "Have a great summer."
On the next page, there are a few more notes advising me not to change, to remember that night at the beach...
December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm
Of the five doomed Los Angeles area Jewish Community Centers (JCC), at least one center's membership is not rolling over without a fight. About 100 members showed up for a Sunday morning emergency meeting Dec. 23 at the Westside JCC's Birch Auditorium, where, in a dramatic turn of...
October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pmJust last month, Walt Disney World appeared to be right in the path of a bona fide hurricane. Hurricane Floyd was headed for Florida's eastern coast, and Walt Disney World was forced to close its doors for the first time in its 28-year history. But Mickey's luck held out. Floyd...
March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pmEveryone knows that California is earthquake country, but somehow you're never fully prepared. Take the Los Angeles chapter of the American Jewish Congress. It has been dislocated by two separate quakes recently. It survived the first one. The second was devastating.
The first was the...
November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pmBeth Olam Cemetery in Hollywood, one of the most venerable and historical Jewish cemeteries in Southern California, is in danger of being abandoned and padlocked.
Beth Olam is the Jewish section of Hollywood Memorial Park at Santa Monica Blvd. and Gower St. It is in bankruptcy and...