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  • Community Briefs

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Long-Term Sinai Akiba Teachers Honored

    Twenty-nine teachers who have worked at Sinai Akiba Academy in west Los Angeles for at least seven years will receive up to $5,000 a piece for recognition of their long service.

    The teacher appreciation award, endowed with a $200,000 gift...

  • Community Briefs

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Board of Rabbis Supports Grocery Strike

    In support for the striking and locked-out grocery workers, the Board of Rabbis of Southern California has called on supermarket companies to agree to binding arbitration to end the dispute.

    The board, which represents more than 270 rabbis...

  • Community Briefs

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jury Still Out on Hawaiian Gardens

    The California Gambling Commission has delayed voting on Dr. Irving Moskowitz's permanent license request so commissioners can examine extensive public comments on the Hawaiian Gardens Casino card club, which Moskowitz partly uses to fund West...

  • Community Briefs

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Local Muslim Events Hurt, Help Jewish Ties

    Recent Southern California Islamic gatherings attracting several thousand Muslims showcased various relationships between themselves and the Jewish community.

    About 120 amateur athletes played in the first Muslim Football League...

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  • Up Front

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A Shushan Social

    Two party planners are not fazed by the logistics of recreating a fifth century B.C.E. capital where the Purim story took place.

    Cathy R. Jasper and Sheila Stopnitsky, mothers of students who attend Irvine's Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School, are reviving the...

  • Community Briefs

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    UCLA Organizes Officials to Revive 'Road Map'

    A detailed new plan to breathe life into the Bush administration's road map and restore a cease-fire has been proposed by prominent Israelis and Palestinians and is now circulating among U.S. officials.

    The Jerusalem Post reported Friday...

  • Up Front

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Shoah Survivor Chanukah Lunch Launch

    In an attempt to infuse a professional networking group with Jewish values, Aaron Weiner is recruiting volunteers to assist Orange County's Jewish Family Services put on an annual Chanukah lunch for about 100 local residents, who are...

  • Community Briefs

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Legislators Head to Israel

    Los Angeles' City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, City Council President Alex Padilla, Fifth District City Councilman Jack Weiss and Andres Irlando from the Cesar Chavez Foundation are going to Israel Nov. 6-16 as part of The Jewish Federation's...

  • Community Briefs

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Local Jewish, Christian Leaders Join to Support Israel

    "Sometimes the greatest blessings in the world have to do with showing up," said Rabbi Eli Herscher, senior rabbi at the Stephen S. Wise Temple referring to the more than 2,000 Jews and Christians who met at Oct. 2 at...

  • Community Briefs

    By Rachel Brand

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Synagogues Vandalized Over Rosh Hashanah

    Synagogues and buildings in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood were hit with strange graffiti over Rosh Hashanah.

    At least five buildings on Pico Boulevard, and the Kabbalah Centre on Robertson Boulevard were vandalized with spray paint...

  • Community Briefs

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Prager Not Running for Senate

    Los Angeles-based national talk radio host Dennis Prager announced on Tuesday, April 1, that he has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate in 2004. However, he did not rule out a possible run in 2010.

    The conservative author/commentator, whose...

  • Community Briefs

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Businessman Arrested on Smuggling Charge

    Israeli businessman David Menashe is being held in a federal prison in Los Angeles on charges that he tried to smuggle missile parts into the United States without declaring their proper value and contents to U.S. Customs...

  • Community Briefs

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Baca: "Heroes of the World are in Israel"

    Thirty-four chiefs of police and other law enforcement officials from the United States and Canada arrived in Israel on Sunday to participate in a first-of-its-kind four-day seminar on "Police and Law Enforcement in the Era of Global...

  • Community Briefs

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Kahane Chai Claims Billboard Vandalsim

    "Jews for Kahane."

    That was the statement greeting the Pico-Robertson area on Sun., Dec. 29 after vandals defaced a Jews for Jesus billboard advertisement, replacing the word "Jesus" with "Kahane," and covering up a portion of the...

  • Community Briefs

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Menorah at Work

    Menorah Housing Foundation, a beneficiary agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, celebrated the grand opening of its Echo Park Senior Housing -- 41 units of affordable accommodations earmarked for the elderly -- at 1727 Morton Ave., just north of...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ADL Warns Schools Against Missionaries

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is currently warning school districts around the country about a Christian ministry group trying to recruit teens under the guise of an anti-violence campaign. "Rage Against Destruction," a traveling musical...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Pastor Delivers 8,000 Signatures in Support of Israel

    Pastor Roger Cochran of Calvary Chapel Long Beach delivered more than 8,000 signatures on a pro-Israel petition to Israeli Consul-General Yuval Rotem on April 11. The petition was distributed nationwide, and more signatures...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israel, We're Standing By

    The United Jewish Communities visited Israel on a two-day mission this week to express the support of the American Jewish community for Israel. The "We Stand With Israel" mission delegates met with intelligence officials, Israeli Defense Forces...

  • Community Briefs

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Slave Labor Compensation Claims Due

    Attention Holocaust survivors and their heirs: The deadline is rapidly approaching for compensation from a fund established in July 2000 by the German Government and more than 6,000 German companies that used slave and forced labor during...

  • Community Briefs

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Spielberg Foundation Gives Grant

    Steven Spielberg's Righteous Persons Foundation has given a grant of $100,000 to establish a continuing public lecture series on rescuers who braved large risks to save Jews and others during the Holocaust.

    The grant, distributed over a five-year...

  • Community Briefs

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sherman Talks With Students

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) took advantage of the anthrax scare-related days out of Washington, D.C., to speak with Valley constituents about the war on terrorism. On Monday, Oct. 22, Sherman stopped by Milken High School of Stephen Wise Temple...

  • Community Briefs

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Tendler Honored

    The Los Angeles Friends of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim invites the community to participate in honoring Rabbi and Mrs. Aron Tendler at the annual reception on behalf of the yeshiva on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9:45 p.m. at the home of Rabbi George and Dr. Lisa Lintz,...

  • Community Briefs

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Chabad Telethon Nets Stars and Millions

    Last Sunday's 21st Annual Chabad Telethon proved another successful fundraising year for the Chassidic outreach network. The seven-hour nationally televised fundraiser, broadcast locally on UPN Channel 13, pulled in $5,104,533 in pledges...