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  • David Siegel leaves impressive legacy as his diplomatic tenure in L.A. ends

    By Tom Tugend

    July 6, 2016 | 11:16 am

    Later this summer, David Siegel will return home to Israel after five years serving as Israeli consul general for the southwestern United States from his base in Los Angeles. So, what has he been doing during that time?

    At the request of the Journal, Siegel’s office compiled a...

  • Getting spiritual in Israel is top priority

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    June 9, 2016 | 4:29 pm

    HIGH SCHOOL: Shalhevet High School
    GAP YEAR: Yeshivat Lev HaTorah, Israel
    GOING TO: Yeshiva University

    Jake Benyowitz has a deep love for Israel, and he’s made spreading that appreciation for the Jewish state to other students at Shalhevet High School a top...

  • Moving and shaking: Black Earth, David Siegel, Chiune Sugihara and more

    By Ryan Torok

    May 26, 2016 | 10:13 am

    Yale historian Timothy Snyder, author of the 2015 book “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning,” discussed the causes of the Holocaust on March 21 at Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Audrey and Sydney Irmas Campus.

    “How could a people so established on a continent suddenly...

  • Moving and Shaking: Yom HaAtzmaut, Yom HaZikaron and Foster Mother’s Day

    By Ryan Torok

    May 19, 2016 | 2:49 pm

    The May 11 Yom HaAtzmaut reception held by Israel’s consulate in Los Angeles took on a bittersweet air — not just because it followed Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day, but also because it was a de facto goodbye party for Consul General David Siegel.

    The celebration, held...

  • David Siegel’s tachlis diplomacy

    By David Suissa

    May 18, 2016 | 11:54 am

    Teaching Eritrean soldiers drip-irrigation technology was not how David Siegel envisioned the start of his career in public diplomacy. But that’s exactly where he found himself in 1995, when he was assigned to be deputy chief of mission at the Israel Embassy in Eritrea in the...

  • Sam Grundwerg named L.A.’s new Israeli Consul General

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 8, 2016 | 9:50 am

    Sam Grundwerg, a Florida native and attorney, has been named as Israel’s new consul general in Los Angeles. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as his country’s foreign minister, made the announcement on the evening of April 7.

    Grundwerg joined the...

  • Los Angeles mayor, Chabad leaders light menorah at L.A. City Hall

    By Ryan Torok

    December 8, 2015 | 5:18 pm

    An annual Chabad menorah lighting took place on the afternoon of Dec. 8 at the Spring Street steps of Los Angeles City Hall.

    The festive event brought together elected officials and Chabad leaders. Together they lit two candles for the first two nights of Chanukah, which began on...

  • Moving and shaking: Helen Mirren at the IFF; LAMOTH gala; Frank Gehry is honored and more

    By Ryan Torok

    November 5, 2015 | 2:37 pm

    The opening night of the 29th Israel Film Festival (IFF) drew nearly 2,000 people to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills for a star-studded gathering of Hollywood celebrities and Jewish community leaders.

    Honorees at the Oct. 28 event — which included a gala and a premiere film...

  • L.A. County, Beverly Hills discuss their own water deals with Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    September 8, 2015 | 4:49 pm

    The State of Israel has entered into two separate agreements with the Beverly Hills City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors related to tackling water-shortage problems and more.

    The L.A. County vote Sept. 1 was unanimous, according to Consul General of Israel...

  • Chessmasters: Israel and the Iran deal

    By Rob Eshman

    July 22, 2015 | 10:39 am

    Critics of the Iran deal unfailingly say that the American negotiators, including President Barack Obama, were no match for their wily Iranian counterparts.

    The Persians, they remind us, excel at the culture of the bazaar. The Persians, they point out, invented the game of chess....

  • ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ exhibition – 600 artifacts and a touch of controversy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 6, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    “I want to introduce you to the person responsible for bringing “The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition” to Los Angeles,” Jeffrey Rudolph, president of the California Science Center, which is hosting the highly-anticipated show, said at a press conference last week.

    Rudolph then...

  • LAMOTH remembers 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz

    By Ryan Torok

    January 28, 2015 | 5:45 pm

    It’s been 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, but it’s essential to remember that the horrors of anti-Semitism live on, according to Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles David Siegel.

    “This is not ancient history; it is right now,” Siegel said during a Jan. 27 speech....

  • Calendar December 13-19

    By Laura Donney

    December 10, 2014 | 11:14 am

    SAT | DEC 13


    Maybe the best way to achieve peace is to laugh our way there. Comedy troupe Sultans of Satire bring the funny to benefit the Levantine Cultural Center, the only Middle Eastern and North African cultural center in the Southland. Hosted...

  • California-Israeli companies form stem cell research agreement

    By Ryan Torok

    December 5, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    California-Israel partnerships related to stem cell research are on the horizon after an agreement signed Dec. 9 between the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Israel’s Center for Research and Development, MATIMOP.

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    July 30, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    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...

  • 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...

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