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  • Let’s get personal

    By Amy Klein

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    People say they don't really know me.

    That's what the last guy I dated said.

    It seems that in the process of revealing myself on the page to total strangers, I've lost the ability to communicate myself in person to those who want to get to know me. Read all about it, is maybe...
  • How a Yid from Chicago became the Judio next door

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ron Cohen -- a tough-talking, barrel-chested, Chicago-born 57-year-old -- said that he regularly crosses the border from El Centro on Fridays to spend Shabbat with the Medrano family in Mexicali.

    "I was the one who got many of these people together," said Cohen, whose wife is...

  • Social justice moves to front of some congregational agendas

    By Sue Fishkoff

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Three state Assembly members and a lone county supervisor were no match this week for 500 Jews demanding more money for health care. "We meet tonight to ensure health-care coverage for all county residents," said Rabbi Joel Fleekop of Congregation Shir Hadash of Los Gatos, host of...
  • Single, 60, and invisible no more

    By Esther W. Hersh

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I'm over 60, single, considered sexy by some and ignored by others.

    My experience is that if you are over 60, single and a woman you're somewhat invisible. Unfortunately, we live in a youth-oriented society where emphasis is placed on the young. So I started to make mental notes...

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  • Cantor Steven Puzarne of Breeyah.

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Carole Levine had been a member of Temple Israel of Hollywood for 28 years. During that time, she attended temple only during the High Holidays. Recently, Levine has started going to temple more often. As a flautist for The Chai Tones, a 10-piece temple band, Levine finds herself at...

  • Kids Page

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fire! That's what you find in this week's parsha. The Israelites are taught about the sacrifices. Ever since the Temple was destroyed, Jews stopped sacrificing animals to God. Instead, they pray. Praying is another way of connecting with God. And instead of using fire to send...

  • Food for Thought

    By Rachel Brand

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Maybe you've noticed that many of the bagel chains today are named after some of the most influential Jewish figures in history -- Einstein, Noah. But have you ever stopped to think that maybe it's the bagels that spurred all of this insight?

    Well, the creators of TheBagel.org, a new...