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  • Making the sukkah beautiful

    September 17, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    I built my first sukkah three years ago. It was your typical sukkah in a kit — a metal pole and tarp structure, stark white and generic. As I decorated it, I realized that no matter how many plastic fruits and vegetables I hung from the sides and ceiling, they seemed to get lost in...

  • Hail, Caesarstone!

    By Elyse Glickman

    December 20, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    As California’s real estate market continues its recovery and spring remodeling season is poised to start, many homeowners are once again looking for enduring ways to rejuvenate their living spaces and add value to their homes. Not surprisingly, the rooms that get the most use —...

  • Eco-friendly home reveals ‘greener’ pastures ahead [SLIDESHOW]

    July 25, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    As scientists continue to warn us that our over-consumption of natural resources is putting too great a strain on our planet, the idea of sustainability — of reducing one’s carbon footprint, recycling and finding a cleaner, greener future — has never been more popular. And...

  • SLIDESHOW: Fashion Week in Tel Aviv

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 23, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    The three-day fashion week which began on Monday is the first fashion week to be held in Israel since the 1980s


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  • Fashion & Beauty: Highlighting the hottest local Israeli designers

    September 16, 2011 | 5:31 pm

    Some of the top names in fashion today are Jewish: Donna Karan, Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors. And that’s just the Ks on what is a long list of designers who have shaped the American fashion industry since its beginnings in the textile factories of New York, Boston,...

  • Gypsy 05

    By  Orit Arfa

    September 16, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    Inside the waiting area of Gypsy05’s solar-powered plant in downtown L.A., walls are decorated with brightly colored dresses and T-shirts alongside decorative hamsas, fashion magazine clippings, a “blessing of the business” in Hebrew, a picture of the Rebbe and certificates of...

  • Tal Sheyn

    By Rachel Heller

    September 16, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    Tal Sheyn likes to say she built her fashion career “from Z to A.”

    “I didn’t start out with a business plan or any kind of marketing strategy,” Sheyn said. “Instead, I got all these clients, and I had to very quickly figure the rest out.”

    Clearly, she succeeded —...

  • Dina Bar-El

    September 16, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    If you’ve seen Kate Hudson’s stunning yellow gown in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,”  then you are already acquainted with the work of Los Angeles-based Israeli designer Dina Bar-El.

    Although Hudson’s gown is Bar-El’s major claim to fame, her repertoire does not end...

  • YMI

    September 16, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    David Vered’s jeans are his daughter’s jeans.

    The Israeli native co-founded YMI Jeanswear in 2000, specializing in junior denim. His 12-year-old daughter is now part of his target client base.

    YMI is a take on the phrase “Why am I ...?” As a junior brand, the company...

  • Design yourself

    By Dikla Kadosh

    September 16, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    I was inspired to create a fashion issue because I look at personal style as a shortcut to becoming whoever I want to be. Often, when I stand in front of my closet, I think to myself, “Who do I want to be today? What do I want to convey to the world?”

    Sometimes I want to be fun...

  • Sacred spaces

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 19, 2011 | 2:36 pm

    Ever catch yourself on Rosh Hashanah flipping through the remaining pages of the prayer book, mentally calculating how much longer you’ll be there? How about counting the number of tiles in the ceiling? To pray, an individual has to push his thoughts beyond mere material things,...

  • Sukkahs that captured a city’s imagination to go nationwide

    September 28, 2010 | 12:36 pm

    It was a surprise hit on the cultural roster of a city that may be the most culturally busy city in the nation.

    And even though the Sukkah City architectural competition in New York is being dismantled this week, look for Sukkah City next year in a town near you.

    “Our goal is to...

  • L.A. Receives Emergency Grant, Sinai Head Appointed, Composer Wins Soup Contest

    March 18, 2009 | 5:09 am

    L.A. Receives Emergency Grant to Pay for Jewish Education

    Five communities, including Los Angeles, will split an $11 million emergency grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation for day school and Jewish camp tuition assistance over the next two years. The San Francisco-based foundation...

  • L.A. bakers suggest ways to make picking your cake a little sweeter

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 15, 2008 | 6:31 pm

    In Los Angeles, with today's foodie culture in full tilt, there is no "one-size-fits-all" option when it comes to choosing a bakery to create the perfect wedding cake. And since it is the bride who usually makes the cake decisions, she'll soon realize that it can be as complex as...
  • Recycling on the fashion runway

    By Meredith Price

    April 4, 2008 | 1:00 pm

    Ever since the nonprofit organization Earth Pledge teamed up with Barney's in 2005 during New York's renowned fashion week to demonstrate that sustainable fashion and style can coexist, eco-fashion activists have been quipping that "green is the new black." Almost overnight,...
  • Floating fashions are totally tubular

    By Meredith Price

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Forget cotton, Lycra and leather. Israeli balloon twister Ori Livney has a new material that could put a real bounce in your gown: rubber.

    "The air is the expensive part," says Ori Livney, grinning from behind a pile of colorful rubber balloons. "But it's not as complicated as it...

  • Prefab housing gets ‘fab’

    By Sam Hall Kaplan

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I try not to drive on Shabbos, except, of course, to go to open houses," explained a woman of a certain age and uncertain religious persuasion.

    Maybe the curiosity was whetted when wandering in the desert for 40 years, in the ancient past, looking for a place to put down roots and...

  • American-style retirement for Israel’s seniors

    By Miriam Bulwar David-Hay

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The photos in the brochures and on Web sites are all different yet somehow similar: A group or a pair of elegantly dressed older men and women sit or stand against a backdrop of flowers or greenery, their graying hair carefully coiffed, their faces clear-eyed and smiling, their teeth...
  • Rainbow-haired couturier takes fashion fun seriously

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Her natural hair color is brown, but Nony Tochterman hasn't shown her roots in about 20 years. These days it's a bubblegum pink, and in the past she's tressed herself in Skittles hues, including green, blonde, orange, purple, fuchsia and lavender. Color, after all, is a lot of what...
  • Designing woman preserves observatory’s past for future

    By Morris Newman

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Brenda Levin sometimes said that she wishes her original architectural designs would get as much attention as her historic-preservation efforts, such as the restoration she's just completed of the Griffith Observatory. If so, there is no detectible ambivalence in her voice on this...

  • Which came first: the building or the dress?

    By Morris Newman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A model at a Parisian fashion show sports an enormous collar that almost hides her head in an aureole of stiff, folded cloth. So stiff does the cloth appear, in fact, that it could almost be mistaken for concrete. Meanwhile, in Yokohama, Japan, architects have covered the ceiling of...
  • Persian Jewish Artist Finds New Freedom

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Krista Nassi's art

    She has won international art competitions, sold her works around the globe, and even had her pieces displayed in renowned galleries around the world. Yet nothing might be more gratifying for Iranian Jewish artist Krista Nassi than displaying her work for the first time in the United...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 8
    The Hollywood Palladium’s got the beat tonight. Head there for ’80s retro fun wrapped up in a good cause. Bet Tzedek — The House of Justice presents its annual Justice Ball benefit with headliners The Go-Go’s.

    8:30 p.m. $75-$150. Hollywood Palladium, 6215...

  • Brain-Busting Doc, Eight Letters

    By Morris Newman

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The cult status of The New York Times Crossword puzzle is the subject of "Wordplay," an uneven but entertaining documentary by director Patrick Creadon about the people who design the fiendishly difficult crossword puzzles for The Times and the gifted eccentrics who devote their...

  • Shlub to Hero: Film Sketches Gehry Life

    By Morris Newman

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "He starts out with that," says Barry Diller, alluding to a squiggle-like drawing in the new documentary, "Sketches of Frank Gehry," and "he ends up with this," pointing to a model of the InterActive Corp. (IAC) Building, currently under construction in Manhattan. Although made...

  • 9/11 Museum Head Uses Shoah Lessons

    By Matthew E. Berger

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Alice Greenwald vividly recalls touring the Auschwitz concentration camp with a Holocaust survivor and watching how the woman shared her story with her children and grandchildren.

    It was as if she was trying to instruct her heirs as to the kind of people she wanted them to become,...

  • ‘Design’-ing Woman Comes to Town

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Kosher by Design," (ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications, $32.99) "Kosher by Design Entertains" ($34.99) and "Kosher by Design Kids in the Kitchen" ($22.99) by Susie Fishbein.

    With the frenzied anticipation generally reserved for the appearance of a rock star -- or at the very least,...

  • The Building Blocks of a Great Sukkah

    By Michael Brown

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Every year, Scott Rekant of Monmouth Junction, N.J., hauls a tidy pile of 21 2-by-4s from his garage and puts together a sturdy sukkah that stands on his back porch.

    "It takes me about an hour to assemble it with a bit of adult help. Two hours with my kids," he said.

    He's been...

  • Shoah Slave Driver to Disney Designer

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In Nancy Keystone's "Apollo -- Part 1: Lebensraum," Nazi rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, now the darling of the United States space program, gushes about how Americans will reach the moon. Punctuating his remarks are the memories of a ghost, a Hungarian Jew, who describes the...

  • People, Motifs Blend at The Shul

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    At the crossroads of four Miami Beach communities is a thriving Chabad synagogue that welcomes Jews of all stripes. The Shul of Bal Harbour -- locally known as The Shul -- is a thriving community, which draws an unusual blend of Jews from around the world.

    A significant number of...

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