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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    Herb Schultz has been named chief executive officer and president of Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center. With this hiring, effective Aug. 18, he leaves his position as regional director of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    Herb Schultz. Photo...

  • After two weeks of hope, a community mourns slain Israeli teens

    July 2, 2014 | 12:09 am

    Only 18 days after joining together in a hopeful prayer vigil for three Israeli teenage boys abducted at a bus stop outside their school, 1,500 members of the Los Angeles Jewish community grieved together in a memorial service for the teens—Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali...

  • As rescue is planned, security ramps up

    By Jared Sichel

    June 18, 2014 | 11:10 am

    Shortly after the June 12 kidnapping of three Israeli teens  — Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frenkel — Palestinian security forces found a torched Hyundai i35 with Israeli license plates near Hebron, just a few miles south of the Highway 60 junction where the teens were...

  • Moving and Shaking: VBS honors Vets, Bob Blumenfield loves Israel, Marilu Henner honored

    By Ryan Torok

    May 28, 2014 | 11:51 am

    Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) honored 200 veterans during a special pre-Memorial Day Shabbat service on May 24. The program spotlighted veterans of World War II, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and conflicts in between. 

    Bea Cohen, 104, believed to be the oldest living female veteran...

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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 30, 2014 | 11:34 am

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti emphasized during an April 23 lecture at the University of Southern California (USC) that he hopes the Jewish community will continue to play a role in bettering this city.

    “What is our destiny, and what is our purpose? I think, as Jews, it is to...

  • Israel’s diplomatic corp labor strike continues

    By Ryan Torok

    March 19, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    Dissatisfied with its wages and working conditions, Israel’s diplomatic corps has been on strike for more than two weeks, and the ramifications of the labor sanctions are being felt even in Los Angeles.

    “We’re in an official labor dispute. We’re doing most of our work internally...

  • Moving and Shaking: Ariel Sharon and Anne Samson honored

    By Ryan Torok

    January 16, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    From left: At Los Angeles City Hall, businessman and activist Joe Shooshani, L.A. councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Jerry Levey, Israel Consul General David Siegel, Councilmember Paul Koretz and Adam King gathered to commemorate the passing of Israeli leader Ariel Sharon. Photo...

  • The Dr. David Applebaum z’l Symposium: Preparedness for Mass Casualty Events

    November 26, 2013 | 11:29 am

    The Symposium on Preparedness for Mass Casualty Events is in commemoration of the 10th Yahrzeit of Dr. David Applebaum, who was the Director of the Emergency Room at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Dr. Applebaum and his daughter Nava were victims of a terror attack on...

  • Celebrities, elected officials, and community leaders celebrate diversity with Fiesta Shalom at Sea

    November 25, 2013 | 5:50 pm

    Last night, the Israeli Consulate hosted Fiesta Shalom at Sea, a historic event bringing together leaders from across the Southland to celebrate community diversity. Celebrities, elected officials, community leaders and member of the diplomatic corps filled the...

  • Moving and Shaking: 9/11 memorial, Dr. Kenneth Bernstein and Michelle Wolf honored

    By Ryan Torok

    September 20, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Consul General David Siegel thanking the men of the LAFD Fire Station 88. Courtesy of the Consulate General of Israel, Los Angeles.

    In honor of 9/11, Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel took part in a private visit to Los Angeles Fire Station 88, where he met...

  • David Siegel's Rosh Hashanah greetings

    September 3, 2013 | 11:56 am

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 24, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel Photo by Orly Halevy

    Leaders from Los Angeles’ Jewish and Israel communities came together to celebrate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror, on April 14 at Stephen S. Wise Temple...

  • Mazel Tov, Israel; Shalom, Mayor Villaraigosa

    By Ryan Torok

    April 18, 2013 | 11:00 am

    Photographs of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa play on a large screen. In one photograph, he’s with Israeli President Shimon Peres. In others, he is visiting the Western Wall, walking at a kibbutz and greeting Israeli soldiers.

    Meanwhile, Villaraigosa, in the flesh, is...

  • Mayor Villaraigosa joins Chabad at Menorah lighting

    By Ryan Torok

    December 12, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    On Dec. 7, the dancing rabbis of Chabad and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa came together at Los Angeles City Hall to celebrate the Festival of Lights. 

    West Coast Chabad’s 27th annual Chanukah ceremony at City Hall drew community leaders and city officials, including...

  • Pogroms interrupted: The era of Jews fighting back

    By David Suissa

    November 16, 2012 | 10:10 am

    As I’ve been watching images of Hamas rockets falling on Israel, I’ve asked myself: If Hamas had the ability to murder thousands of Jews, wouldn’t they? And if Israel didn’t have a strong army, wouldn’t we surely witness another pogrom? 

    Since the destruction of the Second Temple...

  • Anti-Israel protest outside of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 16, 2012 | 1:05 am

    On Nov. 15, at approximately 4:30 p.m., more than 100 people took to the streets in West Los Angeles to express their solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The protest was a response to the escalation of recent attacks between the Palestinian militant Hamas group and the...

  • Fighting for religious pluralism in Israel

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 15, 2012 | 10:46 am

    [UPDATED on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:50 a.m.]

    The arrest of Israeli feminist Anat Hoffman at the Western Wall last month sent ripples of alarm across the Jewish world, and leaders in Los Angeles will address their concerns about religious pluralism in Israel to Los Angeles’ Israeli...

  • Statement from Israeli Consul General David Siegel on Gaza strike

    November 14, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Responding to over 800 rockets fired in recent weeks and months against Israeli civilians by Hamas and other terror organizations in Gaza, Israel has launched Operation Pillar of Defense. In a pinpoint operation aimed at severely impairing Hamas’ ability to strike Israel and place...

  • David Siegel — A year in L.A.

    By Tom Tugend

    October 3, 2012 | 3:28 pm

    In the early-morning hours of Sept. 12, this reporter was awakened by a phone call from a Jerusalem newspaper asking for details about a man named Sam Bacile.

    According to seemingly credible global news reports at the time, Bacile was an “Israeli Jew” living in Los Angeles whose...

  • Exclusive Video Webcast: Israeli Consul General Siegel outreaching to L.A.‘s Iranian Jewry

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 26, 2012 | 7:18 pm

    Yesterday nearly 50 of Southern California’s prominent Iranian Jewish community leaders and activists gathered in the L.A. area for an informal breakfast meeting with Israel’s Consul General for the Southwest region, David Siegel. The gathering allowed Siegel, who just last year...

  • Opinion: They said it couldn’t be done

    April 25, 2012 | 12:36 pm

    They said it couldn’t be done; that the rebirth of an ancient nation would be like growing fish in the desert. But, 64 years later, Israel has accomplished both. Just ask Dotan Bar-Noy, CEO of Israel’s Grow Fish Anywhere Advanced Systems, which develops innovative water...

  • In L.A., Shimon Peres advocates patience for Iran sanctions

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 8, 2012 | 9:55 pm

    In an evening characterized by optimism and not political disagreements, Israeli President Shimon Peres told an audience in Beverly Hills on March 8 that he saw broad agreement between the United States and Israel about what the immediate next steps should be regarding Iran.

    “I...

  • The People of the Children’s Book

    By Orit Arfa

    November 1, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    When Myra Clark-Siegel, wife of Israeli Consulate General David Siegel, packed their things for their Los Angeles mission, she sacrificed a few items. But she couldn’t leave behind her children’s favorite books, no matter that they weighed down the suitcases.

    “We love reading,...

  • Meet David Siegel, L.A.’s new Israeli consul general

    By Tom Tugend

    September 27, 2011 | 7:02 pm

    David Siegel, Israel’s new consul general for the southwestern United States, along with his wife, Myra, and their three kids, arrived in Los Angeles on a Monday in late August and hit the ground running.

    By Wednesday morning, Siegel had on his schedule a long day of meetings,...

  • Israeli consulate to move to new L.A. location

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 13, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    The Israeli flag that flew for three years in front of the office of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles was taken down on Sept. 8.

    According to the Israeli Consulate, the office is preparing to move to a new location in early 2012. The contract with the landlord that allowed the...

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