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  • An Evening for Max Steinberg

    3 weeks ago

    For more information, please email honormax@jewishjournal.com.

  • Kick Off Party for Pacific Electric Worker-Owned, LLC!

    By Tera Greene

    April 25, 2014 | 1:18 am

    Kick Off Party for Pacific Electric Worker-Owned, LLC!

    TONIGHT!
    APRIL 25th
    Los Angeles, CA
     

    ~~
    I was able to get Co-Founder of Pacific Electric Worker-Owned, LLC (PEWO), Somerset Waters, to take a moment out of his very busy schedule to discuss more about PEWO.
    Check out...

  • EVENT: Hot & Holy — A provocative discussion on sex and spirituality

    November 4, 2013 | 10:06 am

    A provocative discussion on sex and spirituality. Whether you are single, married, have a great sex life, or want one — join the conversation as we talk about what sex means to a relationship and how it is reflected in our faith.

    Moderated by Ilana Angel, panelists are Rabbi Ed...

  • Moving and Shaking: Larger Than Life-L.A. Family’ 10th anniversary & ADL counter-terrorism training

    By Ryan Torok

    October 30, 2013 | 4:17 pm

    From left: Rakefet Aharon, president of Larger Than Life-L.A. Family, honoree Margo Barber and Shay Diamant, chairman of Larger Than Life-L.A. Family at the organization’s Oct. 13 gala. Photo by Orly Halevy.

    Larger Than Life-L.A. Family, which supports cancer-stricken children...

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  • 2 authors, 2 takes on Jewish humor and theology

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 30, 2013 | 12:53 pm

    Jewish humor and Jewish theology share something in common. I can think of any number of jokes whose punch lines say something profound about God (“Work with me here — buy a ticket!”). And we need only consult the Torah to discover how the matriarch Sarah responded when God...

  • Calendar: October 5-11

    October 7, 2013 | 3:10 pm

    SAT | OCT 5

    YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI

    Shalom Hartman fellow Yossi Klein Halevi serves as Beth Jacob Congregation’s Shabbat scholar in residence. Author of the new book “Like Dreamers,” which explores the story of the soldiers who reunited Jerusalem and divided a nation, Klein Halevi...

  • Billy Crystal culture

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 24, 2013 | 11:14 am

    Even in the age of Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman, there is something both retro and refreshing about Billy Crystal’s class-act comedy.

    On a recent Thursday night, nearly 600 people packed into the Directors Guild of America Theater — at $60 a pop — to hear Crystal’s mesmerizing...

  • Did Stevie Wonder succumb to Israel haters?

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2012 | 11:35 am

    Pop music icon Stevie Wonder has cancelled his performance scheduled for the Dec. 6 FIDF Gala in Los Angeles saluting IDF Soldiers. The event is sponsored by philanthropists Haim and Cheryl Saban.

    The 25-time Grammy winner was to appear for an expected 1,200 FIDF supporters,...

  • U.N. chief defies U.S., Israel; plans trip to Tehran

    August 22, 2012 | 9:56 am

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to attend a summit meeting of leaders of non-aligned developing nations in Tehran next week, defying calls from the United States and Israel to boycott the event, U.N. diplomats said on Wednesday.

    A spokesman for Iran’s U.N. mission said it...

  • Letters to the Editor: Milk, languages, kindergarten, breakfast, philanthropy

    June 27, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    More on Milk

    Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz is restirring a tempest in a glass of milk (“How Kosher Is Your Milk,” June 22). This issue was addressed in great detail in the fall 2007 issue of the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society in the article “The Kashrut of Commercially...

  • Doctor fighting leukemia seeks matching donor

    June 13, 2012 | 5:08 pm

    A veteran physician diagnosed with leukemia is hoping to find a compatible bone marrow match within the Jewish community to help him beat back the life-threatening disease. Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor Registry, is holding a donor screening on Thursday at USC’s Rand...

  • ‘Prime Ministers’ author to speak in Beverly Hills

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 15, 2012 | 8:24 pm

    Ambassador Yehuda Avner, who served as a diplomat, speechwriter and prime ministerial adviser in Israeli governments from the 1950s to the 1990s, will speaking this weekend at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills. Avner wrote “The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of...

  • Honoring Hatzolah, Anjelica Huston, Sheba

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 4, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    All Hail Hatzolah

    Ambulances, LAPD squad cars and fire trucks filled the parking spaces outside Beth Jacob Congregation the evening of March 16 -- but there was no emergency going on inside.

    Rather, it was an "Evening of Appreciation" for the Los Angeles Fire Department, presented by...

  • Making music the Algerian Jewish way

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm


    DJ Cheb i Sabbah & Belly Dancer, Frédérique In the four decades of his accomplished career, global electronica DJ Cheb i Sabbah -- a Berber Jew from Algeria now living in California -- has specialized in crossing barriers among nationalities and working with artists of all...
  • The Calendar Girls: Picks, kicks and plugs

    By Dikla Kadosh

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    SAT | JANUARY 26

    (KIDS)
    pickIt's a Musical Pajama Party With Stephen Michael Schwartz, and the whole family is invited! Don your jammies to sing old and new tunes with the guy from Parachute Express who created music for Gymboree classes and the PBS series "Jay Jay the Jetplane." Pizza,...
  • Conference tackles thorny Jewish-Polish relationship

    By Jane Ulman

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    In a groundbreaking collegial but hard-hitting conference sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, a slate of top scholars, public officials, diplomats and Polish Jewish community leaders met to discuss the controversial and complicated relationship of Poles and Jews.

    Titled...

  • LimmudLA: 4,000 years of Jewish history in one hour

    By Jessica Steinberg

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm


    David Solomon
    With white butcher paper stretching around the room, David Solomon hurriedly scrawls timelines with his thick black marker, delineating 250-year blocks of time.

    "Dudes, don't try this at home," he jokes with the audience of mostly 20- and 30-something participants....

  • Passover scholastic debate conflict resolved, sort of

    By Julie G Fax

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    After months of contentious back and forth over the scheduling of the statewide high school debate tournament on the first night of Passover, Jewish leaders and tournament organizers have reached a half-hearted detente that will not change the date but will ensure such a scheduling...
  • Million-dollar night for ADL

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Awash in diamonds, dresses and lapels, wealthy and fashionable philanthropists worked their weight in gold: in just one night, $1 million was raised for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which inspired 850 guests with the creed, "Be the change you want to see in the world."

    Although...

  • JDub worldwide concerts add synergy to the season

    By George Robinson

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The buzzword in business circles is synergy. That's what JDub Records was looking for when it began to think about its third annual Chanukah event.

    And when Daniel Brenner, vice president for education at the Birthright Israel
    Foundation, told JDub heads Aaron Bisman and Jacob...
  • Combining fact and fiction confuses peace event

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On June 5, the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War, two years after standing side-by-side with friends in Gush Katif in an attempt to ward off the evacuation of Gaza, I attended an Israeli-Palestinian peace event marking "40 years of war and occupation" at the Tel Aviv Cinemateque.
    ...
  • Jamming with the pros at Hamilton High

    By Merissa Nathan Gerson

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Kenny G reads Hebrew, knows a thing or two about kabbalah and blows the shofar at shul annually. "Because," he said, "I am the only one who knows how."

    Looks like Kenny is a model Jew. "We used to be on the road, and Kenny would insist that we celebrate all the Jewish holidays,"...
  • Lauding Leiweke; Charitable home run; Friedman reappointed

    By Norma Zager

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Lauding Leiweke

    AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke recently received the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Humanitarian Award at the ADL Entertainment Industry Awards. Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton presented the award at Staples Center.

    More than 600 people...
  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Terrorist Expert Feted
    Noted terrorism expert Steve Emerson was presented with a special proclamation from Beverly Hills by former Mayor Steve Webb.

    Emerson, one of the foremost experts on terrorism, works closely with law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community. He has...

  • Acts of Faith

    By Amy Klein

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Prison Chaplain Seeks Biblical Help
    This Passover as we celebrate our freedom, many men and women do not have that luxury, as they are in prison. Some still celebrate their spiritual freedom, though, with the help of Rabbi Yossi Carron, a chaplain of the Los Angeles prison system....
  • Class Notes

    By Julie G Fax

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Deep Thoughts for Teens
    Teens searching for meaning and direction -- and what teen isn't? -- can find some Jewish guidance at Nativ-Jewish Teen Seminars, a new nondenominational weekend workshop program affiliated with the West Valley's JCC at Milken with the goal of helping teens...
  • It’s all about Queen Esther, Life after the Nobel

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's All About Queen Esther

    Marry the king, save your people and be the queen. Such a deal! It's all in a day's work for Queen Esther -- and would be a pretty good deal for any woman, if she could get it. To celebrate Esther, a team of professional makeup artists gave a dozen lucky...

  • Briefs: Sacha Borat Cohen scores at Golden Globes; Former Carter Center official at Temple Sinai

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    'Borat's' Cohen Takes Golden Globe

    Sacha Baron Cohen convulsed the Golden Globe audience on Monday evening as he picked up the top award for best actor in a comedy or musical movie, but Cambridge University's favorite alumnus also showed his serious side.

    Addressing all those who...

  • At Party Time: Candy is dandy—charity is sweeter

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I was struggling to secure a tiny satin kippah with a granny-sized bobby pin when it hit me like a ton of Pampers: One day (assuming we both survive the main event at the bris), this 8-day-old baby will be standing on the bar mitzvah bimah wearing a really big satin kippah!...
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