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  • Moishe House gains up to $6 million to expand

    August 14, 2012 | 12:29 pm

    Moishe House, the international group focused on building communities for Jews in their 20s, will gain up to $6 million to expand its programming.

    The funding, part of a strategic growth plan, was offered by the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family...

  • Despite neighbor’s complaints, Chabad expansion approved by L.A. City Council

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 5, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Chabad of North Hollywood, an Orthodox congregation in Sherman Oaks whose expansion project set off a four-year dispute with a group of neighbors unhappy about the proposed new building’s size, returned to the Los Angeles City Council on June 27 for a second time to seek approval...

  • Metro study backs Century City stop for Westside subway

    March 20, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    On Monday, L.A. Metro’s long-awaited Westside Subway Extension reached an important milestone with the release of the project’s final environmental impact statement and report. According to a recent article in The Source — “What Makes This Westside Subway Proposal Different...

  • Netanyahu’s choice

    September 21, 2010 | 2:58 pm

    The State of Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are fast approaching a fork in the road.

    Down one path lies a future of settlement expansion, continued control over the entire West Bank and a population under Israeli rule in which non-Jews outnumber Jews.

    Some Israelis...

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  • Neighbors oppose Chabad expansion on Pico

    By Jane Ulman

    September 24, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, head of Chabad of California, has a dream -- a block-long, five-story "village" on Pico Boulevard that would provide a girls day school and boarding school along with affordable, safe housing for Holocaust survivors and other elderly people and for teachers...
  • LACMA gets contemporary

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In February, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will unveil the first phase of its renovation and expansion, including the opening of a new building devoted to contemporary art -- the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (that's Broad as in Eli and Edythe Broad, our local Medicis) or, as...
  • Museum of Tolerance expansion plans controversy continues at City Hall

    By Tom Tugend

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A long-running dispute between homeowners and the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance (MOT) and Yeshiva of Los Angeles (YOLA) entered a more formal stage last week, with a hearing by the Los Angeles City Planning Department on Oct. 24 at City Hall.

    At issue are plans by the...

  • Briefs: Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction; Chabad expands on West Coast

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction

    A survey of historic landmark buildings in Boyle Heights will start shortly, spurred in part by the mysterious demolition of a former Jewish Community Center last year.

    To prevent such thoughtless destruction...

  • Cool Songs? It’s a Miracle!

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    For all the nice Jewish boys looking for other nice Jewish boys, JDate.com has come to the rescue.

    The popular Jewish online dating site expanded its search capabilities this month to allow gay men -- and also lesbians -- to seek matches. The Web site now asks people for their gender...

  • Hooray for Holy-wood

    By Joel Kotkin

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    When the media or politicians chatter about Los Angeles' urban resurgence, they usually refer to such things as $700,000 lofts in downtown Los Angeles, grandiose projects like the proposed Grand Avenue development, million-dollar postage stamp lots on the Westside, clubs on Sunset...

  • Where the End Justifies the Beans

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Businessman Allen Gochnour is a regular at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on La Cienega Boulevard, and like many of the people who wait in the line that often stretches out the door, he's not just there to grab a cup of java and run. Instead, the transplanted Pittsburgher hangs out to...

  • Big-Screen King’s Legacy of Generosity

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Paul I. Goldenberg avoided playgrounds and sports when he was growing up because he lacked athletic prowess. He spent hours in the cool darkness of a movie house.

    In central Los Angeles of the '30s, where his parents had little money to spare, Goldenberg scrounged for pop bottles,...

  • Emek CelebratesNew Growth Spurt

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "I got my first mild concussion over there," Yehuda Pollack said with a sentimental chuckle, pointing to the new auditorium window at Emek Hebrew Academy.

    Recounting his ninth-grade days and the perils of tackle football, the 33-year-old former student looks around the new facility...

  • Judaism Expands in Orange County

    By Karen Alexander

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jews have lived in Orange County for more than 130 years, but the community has never undertaken such an intense period of expansion as the one currently underway.

    In the last year alone, more than 150,000 square feet of new Jewish building space has been added to synagogues and...

  • Spontaneous Expansion

    By Mike Levy

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Chabad decides to open new centers, Chabad opens new centers.

    There are no planning committees and no market research divisions. Of the seven West Coast Chabad centers scheduled to open this week, five do not even have office space yet. Still, they open.

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo...

  • Skirball at Five

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When the Skirball Cultural Center opened in April 1996, its founding president and CEO, Rabbi Uri D. Herscher, didn't buy the philosophy "If you build it, they will come."

    "My theory was, 'If they come, then you build,'" the rabbi said. "Prophesy is for fools."

    Not long before the...

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