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  • Should I talk to my enemies?

    By David Suissa

    October 7, 2014 | 10:03 am

    As I went through the long, exhausting prayers of Yom Kippur this year, reading a litany of sins, both personal and communal, and asking God for forgiveness, I occasionally reflected on the emotional reaction to my column last week about my debate with Israel bashers at a church in...

  • A night of anger and reflection

    By David Suissa

    October 1, 2014 | 2:38 pm

    How do you explain Israel’s resounding success? How do you explain how a tiny country surrounded by medieval violence has managed to create an extraordinary society of more than 100 different nationalities that is on the cutting edge of culture and modernity?

    How do you explain...

  • Hava’s Kitchen: Healthy home-cooked comfort food with global flavors

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 13, 2014 | 10:21 am

    There’s nothing more comforting than a home-cooked meal — even if it’s not cooked in your home. 

    While the hectic pace of everyday life and two-income homes have made the fresh-prepped meal an endangered species, healthy food delivery services like Hava’s Kitchen are doing their...

  • Not Your Father’s Shop Class: Learning to be a Maker at the Exploratory

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 13, 2014 | 9:22 am

    exploratoryJean Kaneko is a tinkerer. Being around her and the Exploratory, no adult or child can help himself or herself, you feel swept up in the ability to gather parts from open containers and start to make. Perhaps you are drawn to scraps of fabric to design your own plushie animal or...

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  • Possibilities for recently retired

    December 12, 2013 | 12:51 pm

    When Rabbi Neal Borovitz retired from Temple Avodat Shalom of River Edge, N.J., in August, his congregation donated a Torah in his honor to a Reform Jewish summer camp. At the dedication service, Borovitz sat in the audience as his successor offered a sermon about the Torah’s...

  • Tensions flare over Chanukah date for Westside election

    By Jared Sichel

    November 18, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    Former Culver City Mayor Christopher Armenta, who is running for a California state Assembly seat, sent a mailer to local residents last week accusing his opponent’s father, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, of using his influence to elect Sebastian Ridley-Thomas to...

  • We don’t live in Stepford

    September 3, 2013 | 12:15 pm

    Not long ago, I showed up for a Friday night Shabbat service at Beit T’Shuvah in Culver City. Over the years, I have counseled a number of congregants whose adult children were saved by this addiction recovery program, and I wanted to experience Beit T’Shuvah’s spiritual Shabbat...

  • Bathing in Sound

    By Michelle Azar

    April 17, 2013 | 11:26 am

    I lay on my mat at OMKAR 108 YOGA in Culver City this past Sunday being sung to by the buttery voice of Prandithi. I hear the Sanskrit words I have grown to love. The sounds of the consonants I have learned, the rich tones from the Tibetan bowls resonating in my chest, and the...

  • ‘Sacred Housekeeping’: Reflections of a soul saver

    By Roberto Loiederman

    January 23, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    Sporting a blond wig and slinky dress, Beit T’Shuvah’s whippet-thin Cantor Rachel Goldman Neubauer sat on Harriet Rossetto’s knee and parodied Marilyn Monroe’s famous, breathy “Happy Birthday” crooning to JFK. 

    Then the 250 or so people at Beit T’Shuvah — all of them fans of the...

  • Moshe Lazar, Sephardic Literature Scholar, 84

    By Tom Tugend

    December 27, 2012 | 1:20 pm

    Professor Moshe Lazar was a Renaissance man and polymath whose studies ranged across the centuries, from medieval Sephardic life and writings to modern Hebrew poetry, according to his colleagues and students at USC.

    Lazar died in his Culver City home on Dec. 13 following a...

  • A life saved during Kol Nidre service

    By Ryan Torok

    October 3, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    Lips and face blue, Temple Akiba congregant Duke Molner lay unconscious, without a pulse, outside the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Culver City, during Kol Nidre services on Sept. 25. 

    Molder, who is in his 60s, had had a heart attack. A congregant found him lying on the ground...

  • Navigating the process of conservatorship

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    August 22, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    For a parent who has been caring for a child with special needs, it can be jarring to realize that at age 18, the child is considered a legal adult, whether or not he can sign his own name or understand the value of a dollar.

    That means parents have no legal rights to communicate...

  • Pool trusts ensure care of adults with special needs

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    August 22, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    “Keys! Keys!” David Weisbord says as he tugs at his father’s hand, pulling him toward the door.

    “OK, Child, we’ll go for a ride,” Seth Weisbord says with loving exasperation.

    A ride with dad around David’s Culver City neighborhood is one of David’s favorite...

  • How much is Jewish innovation worth?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 14, 2012 | 11:55 am

    On May 8, in a very cool space in Culver City, I listened to a hundred very cool people talk about their very cool vision for the Jewish future.

    The occasion was something called — OK, bear with me — “ALCHEMY: The Science & Art of Jewish Innovation: an evening of...

  • Temple Akiba buzz grows with Culver City popularity

    By Jane Ulman

    January 8, 2009 | 6:16 pm

    With its iconic angular form tucked between a ramshackle limousine company to the north and a feed and pet supply store to the south, Temple Akiba rises behind a black tarp-lined security fence on a well-traveled stretch of Sepulveda Boulevard.

    It's never really been a secret --...

  • Gang of Actors reaches a new stage

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The Actors' Gang, now in residence at the historic Ivy Substation in Culver City, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The substation, constructed in 1907 by the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad, looks more like a Spanish mission than an electric power facility, strangely appropriate for...
  • Friday night Shabbat services at Temple Akiba Culver City

    August 9, 2007 | 11:12 pm

    Friday night Shabbat services at Temple Akiba Culver City

    Rabbi Zachary Shapiro

    Cantor Lonee Frailich

  • A Night at the Fais Do-Do

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There is a burgundy motif at Club Fais Do-Do -- burgundy curtains, burgundy tablecloths. The eastern wall is also painted a dark red hue but seems to have other colors beneath that seep through from the past.
     
    Just south of the 10 Freeway, in a nondescript part of Culver City,...
  • ‘Gates’ Hold Key to Palestinians’ Pain

    By Gabriel Meyer

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In 1929, novelist Franz Werfel, during a stay in Damascus, caught sight of some maimed and famished-looking refugee children working in a carpet factory. He soon learned that they, and thousands of others like them, were survivors of the 1915 Turkish massacre of Armenians. Werfel,...

  • Library Collection of Judaica Stands Out

    By Marc Ballon

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up in the 1950s, Bonnie Stark remembers department store advertisements that ran in the local Pasadena Star-News around Christmastime: "Christian Help Only," they read.

    A half century on, Stark sees her role as combating the ignorance that leads to such hateful and hurtful...

  • Mainstreaming Makes a Difference

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Eight-year-old Tamar's fingers dance across a set of harp strings like small waves rhythmically pounding the surf. While the large instrument dwarfs her, she doesn't seem to mind as she sits and plays a complicated classical tune. After the musical interlude, she hops onto her living...

  • Community Briefs

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rally for Freedom

    "Avadim hayenu, ata bnei horin." We were slaves, but now we are free. Pesach's refrain is not true for many. For years, Charles Jacobs, along with many others, fulminated in print and in person against slavery, and particularly against those states, most notably...

  • Training for Life

    By Melissa Minkin

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Dave Rabb is a personal trainer with a few secrets: bring balloons to class, reward genuine efforts with cookies and make sure all clients use the potty before climbing the equipment.

    "Oh, no. It might be too late," yells Rabb one afternoon, as his client Matthew, 3, runs down the...

  • JDL Head Arrested

    By Tom Tugend

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Irv Rubin, national chairman of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), and a fellow member, have been charged with conspiracy to blow up Arab and Muslim targets in Southern California.

    Federal authorities charged at a Wednesday press conference that Rubin, 56, and Earl Krugel, 59, intended...

  • Art of Summer

    By Beverly Gray

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Max and Jesse Glaser come from a home where the fine arts are highly valued. Their father, Sam Glaser, is a well-known Jewish musician, and as their mother, Marcia, says, "We have a lot of artistic muses in our family." But because Max and Jesse are being educated in Orthodox...

  • A Day in Church

    By Julie G Fax

    November 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It's 8:20 a.m. on a bright Sunday, and people are streaming from hard-to-find parking spots into a converted office building in a Culver City industrial park. This is the unassuming venue of Agape International Center of Truth, spiritual home to some 10,000 Angelenos. Outside the...

  • 10 Ways to Welcome Converts

    June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Maller has written dozens of articles on conversion during his 30 years at Temple Akiba, Culver City. In "God, Sex and Kabbalah" (Samuel Weiser), he notes that many converts to Judaism were found to have Jewish ancestors. -- Ari L. Noonan



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