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  • Koreatown residents visit the synagogue next door

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Charles Kim called Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein of Wilshire Boulevard Temple last year, it didn't take long for the Korean American leader to get to the point.

    "He was wondering if the temple was for sale," said Stein, head of the synagogue's Center for Religious Inquiry. "I...

  • Chabad Expands in Vegas

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Across the parking lot of the neighborhood pub/casino in the Summerlin suburb of Las Vegas, Jewish residents, community leaders, local officials and passersby stood in the 110-degree heat recently to watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new Chabad shul.



    The imposing $4.5...

  • School Bond: A Way to Show You Care

    By Stu Bernstein

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Some friends and I were watching the news a couple months back, as journalists were covering the opening of a new high school in South

    Los Angeles. The TV reporter asked a student attending his first day of class on this beautiful, brand new campus what the new school meant for him....

  • Israel Tourism Drive Focuses on Latinos

    By Tom Tugend

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Missions to Israel are a staple of Jewish organizations, but when Pepe Barreto leads a group tour there in August, it'll represent something new.

    Barreto is perhaps the most popular drive-time host on Spanish-language radio in Los Angeles and a major player in a new drive to boost...

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  • Support Pledged on Marking Historic Ruling

    By Journal Staff

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    May 17 will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling Brown vs. Board of Education that outlawed separate educational facilities as inherently unequal.

    Less well-known is Orange County's role in establishing that historic precedent. In 1947, a group of parents...

  • Lawmaker Sees Plan to Cut Funds Failing

    By Marc Ballon

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    State Assemblyman Lloyd E. Levine (D-Van Nuys), 33, sits on the influential Assembly Budget Committee. He recently spoke with The Jewish Journal about the possible impacts of Gov. Gray Davis' proposed 15 percent cut in Medi-Cal reimbursements.

    Jewish Journal: What pain would the 15...

  • Invest in Your Community

    By Michael J. Kaminsky

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It has been one year since a financial crisis engulfed the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA). In response to this crisis, JCCGLA was forced to close facilities, cut services and lay off scores of staff. Programs that served more than 1,000 people were...

  • Show You the Money

    By David Suissa

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I get hit up, boy do I get hit up. I don't always say "yes," of course, but that's not the point of this story. The point is who is asking me for money.

    Over the past year, the fund seekers have included at least 20 yeshivas in Israel; four settlements in the West Bank; two...

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