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  • Ehud Olmert: A political time line

    August 2, 2008 | 12:56 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—The following is a time line of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s political career:

    Sept. 30, 1945 Born to Bella and Mordechai Olmert in Binyamina, near Haifa.

    November 1963-1971 Begins military service in the Golani Brigade, but hand and feet injuries that predate his...

  • Economic turmoil puts pressure on Jewish community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 2:07 am

    The food pantry would not open for another 40 minutes, but already about a dozen people were waiting in the parking lot, many holding umbrellas to shield themselves from the blistering San Fernando Valley sun. Before day's end, more than 100 people, Jews and non-Jews alike, many...
  • Hava Flashback

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Bar Mitzvah Disco" (Crown, 2005) is part-coffeetable book, part-cultural relic, part-archive and wholly embarrassing.

    Authors Roger Bennett, Jules Shell and Nick Kroll discovered in one long B.S. session that nothing quite engaged their friends, Jew and non-Jew alike, as a trip...

  • Groups Pitch in With Housing, Tuition

    By Marc Ballon

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Critics have long derided Jewish federations as functionally outdated and overly bureaucratic -- the organizational equivalent of dinosaurs on the brink of irrelevance, if not extinction.

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, though, the array of Jewish organizations...

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  • Obituaries

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Bernard M. Shapiro,
    El Caballero Country Club Founder,
    Dies at 89

    Bernard M. Shapiro who founded the El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana in 1957, died Aug. 26. He was 89.

    After playing golf at the Bel-Air Country Club in 1954, Shapiro wanted to join, but a friend told him he would...

  • Bishop Helps Save Silver Lake JCC

    By Marc Ballon

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    In the end, it wasn’t a Jewish organization that saved a valuable Jewish community center, but a forward-thinking Christian cleric.
    Bishop J. Jon Bruno, head of Los Angeles’ Episcopal Diocese, has stepped in with the money needed to rescue the Silverlake Independent Jewish...

  • Your Letters

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rebirth in Russia

    Marc Ballon's article, "Kazan's Residents: 'Jewish and Proud'" (Aug. 6), while generously covering the important work of Chabad in the former Soviet Union, left out another major influence on Jewish life in that region -- Reform or Progressive Judaism.

    Today, the...

  • Walking the Walk for Heritage Pointe

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Setting a contemporary example for the ancient value of "l'dor v'dor" (from generation to generation), supporters of Heritage Pointe will walk through Irvine May 31 in a communitywide 5K walk to raise money for the county's only Jewish retirement home.

    "My goal is to help keep this...

  • Fed Campaign Ends on High Note

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Propelled by a tide of last-minute contributions in the final weeks of its annual campaign, the Jewish Federation of Orange County raised a record $2.3 million, a 9 percent gain over last year, outpacing national results by the United Jewish Communities.

    "We attribute the increase in...

  • Why Aren’t Jews Giving to Jews?

    By Tom Tugend

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Eli Broad, considered by many to be the most influential, public-spirited and generous Jewish citizen of Los Angeles, estimates that he and his wife gave away $350 million last year, of which $2 million went to specifically Jewish causes.

    Broad's contributions put him and his...

  • Everyone Into The Pool

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Alex Fullman has always loved to swim. He started when he was 2 years old and began swimming competitively at 6. So when representatives of American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI) visited his sixth-grade class at Heschel Day School to encourage students to consider making a...

  • Legacy in Motion

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Samuel Dinin recently turned 100. Don't recognize the name? Well, if you are a product of Jewish education in Los Angeles, you have been impacted by his contributions.

    The study of Dinin's cozy Westwood abode is crammed with shelves of Jewish texts. This is not for show. Dinin...

  • Harold B. Gerard

    By Harlan Lebo

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Harold B. Gerard, professor emeritus of psychology at UCLA and one of the pioneers of experimental social psychology, died Jan. 16 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, from a cerebral hemorrhage following a lengthy bout with kidney failure. The Venice resident was 79.

    ...
  • Tzedakah for Chanukah

    By Journal Staff

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Chanukah wish lists of six needy local Jewish families will be filled by generous families from Rancho Santa Margarita's Morasha Jewish Day School.

    "These families have been financially disadvantaged for a long time," said Charlene Edwards, social services director for Jewish...

  • Pet Project

    By Tom Tugend

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Yonatan "Yoni" Peres acknowledges that being the son of former Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres can be a mixed blessing.

    "The name helps open some doors," he said, "but sometimes it closes them."

    The doors through which the younger Peres, a doctor of veterinary medicine,...

  • Philosophy of a Philanthropist

    By Rachel Brand

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On the wall of philanthropist and humanitarian Richard Gunther's office hangs a photo of a man triumphantly standing atop a Western Nepal mountain peak.

    While Gunther is not the man in the picture, he is the photographer, and the photo perhaps symbolizes his view of the world....

  • Eulogies

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Blanche Ruth Sacks of Calabasas passed away suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001. Born and raised in Terre Haute, Ind., and a resident of Los Angeles since 1953, Blanche led an exemplary life that continues to be an inspiration to many.

    Her whole life was a celebration of family. She...

  • Wonder Women

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Last year Hollywood unleashed woman of action Erin Brockovich, and won the Academy Award for its star, Julia Roberts.

    Next month, the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) will honor the real Brockovich at the Sixth Annual Women of Action 2001 luncheon banquet on Aug. 8. Brockovich's...