On the left side of the mechitza at the Happy Minyan on Pico Boulevard, the men put their hands on each other's shoulders, Chasidic conga-line style, and start tramping around in a circle; on the other side, the women hold hands, but remain stationary, bobbing their knees to the tune...
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February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner, a Cuban American and a Jewish American (respectively), are "the hottest young architects in Los Angeles," according to The New York Times Magazine. Their firm is well-recognized for projects like their restorations of buildings by Richard...
January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Big into cantorial music? Is this ever your weekend! Head over to the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center's (PTJC) "Cantors in Concert." (No worries, they've probably cleared out all of the Rose Parade mess by now.) Or, for you West Valley-ites, wait till tomorrow and swing by...
December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm
So lovely is that scene of Gene Kelly skipping along, Arthur Freed song in his heart, umbrella in his hand, that it's become a part of our cultural memory. In honor of "Singin' in the Rain's" 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. Classics has digitally restored the sound and...
December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Chin up, ladies. The Jerry Herman musical that gave Yiddish diva Molly Picon her debut on Broadway is playing this week in concert performances at the University of Judaism. That would be "Milk and Honey," the story of two American tourists in the Holy Land who keep...
November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Julie Hermelin wanted nothing more than to throw a great Chanukah party that would rival her friends' Christmas bashes.
She succeeded beyond her wildest dreams.
At that long-ago soiree, 60 friends crowded into Hermelin's home. They spun dreidels, feasted on latkes and imbibed vodka...
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
If you were beginning to feel that too much time had passed since you last saw dancing bearded rabbis on television, then fear not, because West Coast Chabad, the organization that sponsors the "L'Chaim" telethon, is broadcasting a special Chanukah party on KCAL-TV Channel 9 each...
September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm
If You Wanna Be Happy
During these holidays, Jews are commanded to be joyful.
The Hebrew word for happy is sameach.
The Hebrew word for festival or holiday is chag.
Find and circle those words in the phrase below, which means: "And you shall be happy on your festival"
August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm
You know you've been wondering this too: Will Salma Hayek cease plucking for her role as Frida Kahlo or will she opt instead for a unibrow toupee? Seems we'll have to wait for the movie to find out. But if you're Jonesing for a Frida fix right now, Ballet Folklorico Del...
July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm
East-coasters may scoff at our notion of architectural history. But young as our city may be compared to the likes of Boston or New York, its also got a style and a story all its own. Writers Gloria Koenig, Amy Dawes and Sam Hall Kaplan have all contributed to the body...
February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pmAt first glance, the some 40 dancers warming up at the University of Judaism looked identical to each other. All were limber, wiry, dressed in leotards or sweats. But the murmured voices in the studio -- in Hebrew and Arabic, as well as English -- told a different story.
September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pmMy father was a song-and-dance man of the first order. He loved to tell jokes and he had a million of them. Singing, dancing, being funny, and a sometimes even more important semaphore, winking, were simply his preferred form of communication, almost obliterating the act of talking...