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  • Why give a damn about JDAIM?

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 10, 2016 | 3:46 pm

    Our 21-year-old son, Danny, recently discovered Adele’s hit single “Hello” on YouTube and has joined her zillion other fans around the world in watching the music video over and over again. Whenever that song comes on in a public place, he breaks into a huge smile and starts...

  • Unorthodox venues for High Holy Days services

    August 22, 2013 | 11:53 am

    The question “Where are you going for services?” is a mainstay among Jews around this time of year. Numerous congregations that ordinarily perform Shabbat services at their own locale often need to find larger, and more spacious, nontraditional venues — often churches, theaters or...

  • Bomb threats called in to Houston synagogues

    May 2, 2013 | 9:32 am

    Two Houston synagogues received bomb threats.

    The bomb threats were called in to Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform synagogue, and Congregation Or Ami, a Conservative synagogue, on Wednesday afternoon.

    Both synagogues canceled Hebrew school classes for Thursday but said they...

  • Healing others, and herself

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 6, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    Almost every day, Marissa Meyer, an 18-year-old senior at Agoura High School, heads out to the stable where her riding teacher rehabilitates abused horses. There she works with her 15-year-old gelding, Lucky. Helping to heal him after his difficult life at a dude ranch has been one...

  • The Shabbat the lights went out in Calabasas

    By Rabbi Paul J. Kipnes

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Our synagogue's name, Or Ami, means "Light of My People." The name reflects our hope to shine brightly the values and lessons of Torah and Jewish spirituality into our little corner of the world. We are a community of individuals who each carry the light as far as they can.

    But a...