World leaders, from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro, will pay homage to Nelson Mandela at a mass memorial in South Africa on Tuesday that will recall his gift for bringing enemies together across political and racial divides.
On this particular Wednesday night at the Jewish Learning Exchange (JLE) in Hancock Park, a dozen adults -- young professionals, middle-age homemakers and senior citizens -- cluster around two tables, studiously bent over worksheets.
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