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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    March 5, 2014 | 2:41 pm

    UCLA Holocaust historian Saul Friedlander has been named one of the winners of the 2014 Dan David Prize. He splits a
     $1 million award with Polish writer and activist Krzysztof Czyzewski and French historian Pierre Nora.

    “To get the prize is quite an honor. I’m very, very glad,...

  • Polishing jewels of Elul

    August 21, 2013 | 2:54 pm

    What is the art of welcoming?

    In the eyes of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, it’s his responsibility “to create a better place, foster an open and welcoming city and find the prosperity that lifts us all for generations to come.”

    For music legend Quincy Jones, it’s the act of...

  • Craig Taubman Takes on Wilshire Blvd. Temple Critics

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 21, 2013 | 1:11 am

    A heated Facebook debate has broken out over whether the $120 - $150 million rennovation of Wilshire Blvd. Temple in Los Angeles is worth it.

    A front page New York Times story on the campaign led by Rabbi Steve Leder to restore the grand synagogue in L.A.'s Koreatown neighborhood...

  • Pico-union hope

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 21, 2013 | 9:23 am

    A shofar blasted as Cantor Tannoz Bahremand of Stephen S. Wise Temple stepped into the historic downtown sanctuary, raising her voice in prayer as she walked from the back of the pews, down an aisle packed with people, toward the bimah of the newly founded Pico Union Project. The...

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  • ‘Because You Suffer…’

    March 7, 2013 | 5:36 am

    There was a moment that took place last week in this community that, if you didn’t witness it, you need to hear about it.

    It happened Wednesday evening, Feb. 27, at a benefit for Jewish World Watch honoring outgoing Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

    About 400...

  • Finding holy ground in Pico-Union

    By Ryan Torok

    February 6, 2013 | 11:32 am

    With the purchase of the Welsh Presbyterian Church in Central Los Angeles’ Pico-Union neighborhood, Craig Taubman said he is keeping in mind the words of a poem by Rabbi Harold Schulweis, “Thinking Ought,” which urges one to look not at what is but what could be.

    That’s because...

  • Multifaith concert to express ‘Unity’

    By Ryan Torok

    November 8, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    Craig Taubman, the singer/composer/maestro known for bringing large-scale cultural events to synagogues and other venues across town, is hoping for an audience of 2,000 for his upcoming interfaith concert at Sinai Temple on Nov. 15.

    Billed as a “multifaith celebration of Israel,”...

  • A Mid-summer Night Shabbat, at the Ford, draws 1,000

    By Ryan Torok

    August 27, 2012 | 11:35 am

    Approximately 1,000 people are singing the late songwriter Debbie Friedman’s version of Lech-Lecha. Craig Taubman, musician and composer, leads them along. In a moment, Taubman asks the crowd to stop singing—the large band accompanying him continues to play a gentle...

  • Friday Night Live’s Road to the Ford

    By Ryan Torok

    June 28, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    A bona fide institution in Los Angeles’ Jewish community, Friday Night Live is one of the biggest Shabbat celebrations in town. Blending the religious with the musical and offering an environment conducive to socializing, Sinai Temple’s monthly service regularly attracts up to...

  • ‘Sing’ festival extols diaspora diversity

    March 8, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    “I’m a nonprofessional dreamer,” said singer/composer/producer Craig Taubman, who is in the midst of staging his sixth annual “Let My People Sing,” a 24-hour festival taking place March 11 and 12 at Sinai Temple in West Los Angeles. The event features Jewish performers from...

  • Community Briefs: Greek and Jewish Concert, British Chief Rabbi Address Jews, Solar Power

    March 25, 2009 | 10:10 pm

    Greek and Jewish Concert Benefits College

    For nearly two centuries, Thessaloniki, Greece, reigned as the largest Jewish city in the world. Sephardic Jews expelled from their homes by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain found refuge there and even referred to the area as the...

  • Man of Joy

    By David Suissa

    December 11, 2008 | 2:08 am

    Craig Taubman is a very happy guy, but on Yom HaAtzmaut last spring, as Jewish communities around the world were celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary, he wasn't a happy camper.

    Which in itself was unusual, since on that day he was doing what he loves to do best -- playing music...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 1 - 7: Dry Bones, Striped Pajamas, Homeless Art

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    October 31, 2008 | 1:57 am

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    Art Shulman has been called "the Neil Simon of the San Fernando Valley." "Misconceptions," the newest work from the playwright of "The Rabbi and the Shiksa," revolves around a series of misunderstandings in a town where things aren't always what they seem....

  • ‘Jewels of Elul’ offers candidates’ wisdom

    By Tom Tugend

    August 21, 2008 | 11:09 pm

    What is the dream of the future president of the United States?

    For the answer, check out your e-mail or a pocket-sized, 36-page booklet called “Jewels of Elul IV,” which is subtitled “29 Dreamers and Their Dreams.”

    Others include Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, Harvard...

  • Debating Presidential politics, Chanukah in August

    August 14, 2008 | 5:59 pm

    Presidential Politics Debate

    A crowd of 250 Iranian Jewish young professionals gathered at the Luxe Hotel on Aug. 6 to hear a panel of Jewish community leaders speaking on behalf of both presumptive presidential candidates -- Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

    Rep....

  • Interfaith and intercultural festival to benefit Darfur

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Craig Taubman hoped to draw maybe 5,000 people to last year's inaugural "Let My People Sing," a festival that featured basketball games, musical acts, stand-up comedy and a seder to benefit those living in Darfur. Much to his surprise, it attracted roughly 15,000 attendees and raised...
  • Music: Shabbat joins ‘Lounge’ lineup

    By George Robinson

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Listening to "The Shabbat Lounge" (Craig N Co.), the latest album in Craig Taubman's "Lounge" series, your first thought is, "Gee, this is such a natural, why didn't he begin the series with this one instead of shuffling through the holidays?"

    The answer, I suspect, is that the...

  • Make An Oyful Noise

    By George Robinson

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    OySongs.com is the first music download site dedicated exclusively to Jewish music and, with the Web site about a month old, its founder, Joe Eglash, is still breathless from excitement.

    With sections dedicated to Sephardic, klezmer, jazz and contemporary Jewish music, as well as...

  • Voices of Hope

    By Diane Arieff

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Chances are, there are not many singer-songwriters whose oeuvre contains subjects as disparate as the "Shecheyanu" and a visit to the dentist. But such is the nature of Craig Taubman's career.

    As founding director of Yad B'Yad, the Jewish Federation Council's teen performing arts...

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