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  • Moving and Shaking: Stuart Leviton named MRJ president and TEBH holds gala

    By Ryan Torok

    October 17, 2013 | 10:57 am

    Stuart Leviton, a member of West Hollywood’s Congregation Kol Ami, was recently installed as president of Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ), the umbrella organization for brotherhoods and men’s clubs throughout Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) congregations in North America.

    His election...

  • Ron Diskin: Mapping defenses against HIV

    By Simone Wilson

    October 9, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    The race to find a cure for AIDS, one of Earth’s most pressing epidemics for more than three decades now, is often more of a chaotic relay. Thousands of international scientists must constantly revise their own projects to keep up with findings from across all scientific...

  • WeHo rally celebrates same-sex marriage ruling

    June 27, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    Thousands of people came to West Hollywood on June 26 to celebrate expanded rights for the LGBT community.

    They came in groups, and they came pushing baby carriages. They came wearing button-down shirts, and they came in rainbow tutus. Some wore wedding rings and stood quietly...

  • LGBT Jews take pride in inclusiveness

    June 13, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Before he told members of his family, Nathan Looney told members of his synagogue, Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), that he was transitioning from female to male. He says the encouragement he received is typical for members of this Pico Boulevard congregation.

    “I see my family once...

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  • Out and About for L.A. Pride

    By Adam Wills

    June 10, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    There’s no rain in the forecast, but you can expect to see rainbows this weekend—lots of them—in West Hollywood. The 41st annual L.A. Pride kicks off tonight, and a few local synagogues are holding special Pride Shabbat services.

    Organized by Christopher Street West, L.A. Pride...

  • Spiritual Redevelopment

    By Mike Levy

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Cantor Mark Saltzman spent Sunday, Oct. 28 wearing a smile that could solve California's energy crisis.

    Leading his congregation in a member-composed rendering of "Ki Bayti" ("Because This Is My Home"), Saltzman had reason to smile. After nine years of searching, fundraising,...