Jean 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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Tag: Culver City
March 13, 2014 | 9:22 am
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...
November 18, 2013 | 1:53 pm
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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...
January 23, 2013 | 12:44 pm
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...
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...
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...
August 22, 2012 | 2:43 pm
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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 --...
March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm
August 9, 2007 | 11:12 pm
Friday night Shabbat services at Temple Akiba Culver City
Rabbi Zachary Shapiro
Cantor Lonee Frailich
October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm
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,...
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
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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...
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...
December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm
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November 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm
June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pmRabbi 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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