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  • Eruv is up for shabbat

    June 19, 2013 | 5:05 pm

    After being disrupted by construction on the 405 Freeway, the Los Angeles Community Eruv is back in operation, according to Howard Witkin, a community member who oversees the eruv’s maintenance.

    This should be welcome news to observant Jews living within the eruv, which is...

  • 405 construction downs eruv

    June 14, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv will not be in operation during the Shabbat that begins at sundown tonight, June 14, due to construction on the 405 Freeway.

    An eruv makes carrying items within its boundaries on Shabbat permissible for Jews, according to halacha (Jewish law). This...

  • L.A. eruv downed for Yom Kippur

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2012 | 12:36 pm

    For weeks, the warnings on Freeway signs have been advising motorists about the second weekend-long closure of the 405 Freeway on Sept. 29-30. But for observant Jews living in Los Angeles, there’s a separate hassle looming a few days earlier, and the warnings have been announced in...

  • [UPDATED] Minus the eruv, no excuses

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 22, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    UPDATE: According to the Web site laeruv.com, the Los Angeles eruv is down again for Shabbat, beginning June 22 and continuing June 23.

    UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, the Web site laeruv.com is now reporting, the Los Angeles eruv is back up, in time for Shabbat.

    When...

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  • [UPDATED] Highway construction downs L.A. Eruv for Sabbath

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 15, 2012 | 3:58 pm

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv, which allows observant Jews to carry items within its restricted boundaries on the Sabbath, will not be in operation on the Shabbat that starts at sundown today, June 15 due to a break caused by construction on the 405 Freeway, according to a posting...

  • Highway construction downs L.A. eruv

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 3, 2011 | 11:50 am

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv, the boundary that enables observant Jews to carry objects in public spaces on Shabbat, was not in operation last Shabbat, Oct. 28-29, and might not be up by sundown on Friday, Nov. 4, according to an email circulated on the eruv’s listserv.

    “We...

  • Sydney local council denies permission to build eruv

    August 24, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Jewish leaders in Sydney are irate after a local council denied an application to build an eruv.

    Ku-ring-gai Council, on Sydney’s north shore, voted Tuesday night to reject a plan to build a 12-mile symbolic boundary that would allow Orthodox Jews to push prams and carry objects...

  • News from the hood, eruv in the air

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Neighborhood Angels

    David Suissa gets it right when he praises the incredible work of selfless individuals ("Neighborhood Angels," Feb. 2). Through their tireless efforts to feed struggling Jewish families, Yaelle and Nouriel Cohen bring honor not only to themselves but also to...

  • Carry On! Venice community gets an eruv approved

    By Tom Tugend

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Shul on the Beach, formally known as the Pacific Jewish Center (PJC), has crowned four years of negotiations to install an eruv along the Pacific shoreline and inland area.

    The historic Orthodox congregation in Venice finally won approval from the California Coastal Commission to...

  • Camp Adjusts to Life Away From Parent

    By David Finnigan

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This will be Camp JCA Shalom's first summer away from home. For the first time in its 54-year history, the Malibu camp is independent, having broken away from the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) in January.

    Life after the centers crisis hasn't been easy for...

  • Irvine Orthodox Plan to Erect Eruv

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ten years ago, Sean and Linda Samuels moved to Irvine, home to both a Chabad center and the Modern Orthodox Beth Jacob Congregation, along with other synagogues.

    As the couple grew more observant and had children, they wanted the family to be part of their journey, which, of...

  • The Largest Eruv in the World

    By Julie G Fax

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The words "walled city" hardly bring to mind images of Los Angeles' 3.5 million people and the busiest freeways in the country. But for a wide segment of the Sabbath-observant community, much of Los Angeles' metro area can now be defined by those important words.

    The designation...

  • A Mostly Jewish Festival

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    July 13, 2000 | 7:59 pm

    Q: When does a fence equal freedom?
    A: When it's an eruv.

    On Sun., July 2 the Jewish community of Northridge will celebrate the official initiation of its new eruv, allowing observant Jews the ability to carry on the Sabbath within its domain.The project was initiated more than 10...

  • Masters of Their Domain

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Q: When does a fence equal freedom?
    A: When it's an eruv.

    On Sun., July 2 the Jewish community of Northridge will celebrate the official initiation of its new eruv, allowing observant Jews the ability to carry on the Sabbath within its domain.The project was initiated more than 10...

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