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  • Calendar: October 11-17

    By Laura Donney

    October 9, 2013 | 4:19 pm

    SAT | OCT 12

    “THE HEBREW HILLBILLY”

    Yeehaw! Shelley Fisher’s Hollywood journey begins in Memphis, Tenn. — and growing up Jewish in the Deep South with dreams of performing can make for a colorful childhood. This one-woman musical show, with 14 original songs by Fisher, Kenneth...

  • New design set for Jerusalem tolerance museum

    By Tom Tugend

    October 19, 2010 | 12:06 pm

    Architectural designs for a trimmed-down Museum of Tolerance in the center of Jerusalem, featuring massive top-to-bottom glass walls facing the city’s Independence Park, have been unveiled by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Wiesenthal...

  • Protests over Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance spread

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 10, 2008 | 11:44 pm

    For years, the Simon Wiesenthal Center faced protests and lawsuits over its plans to build a Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. The legal challenges, which had halted construction, faded last month after Israel's Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in favor of the project. But...
  • 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...

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  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Victory Call

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayal met recently and placed a call to congratulate new Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. They, along with Ayal's wife, Anne, extended congratulations on the Kadima Party victory. Photo by Duncan McIntosh.

    A...

  • Wiesenthal’s Project in Jerusalem on Hold Amid Dispute

    By Tom Tugend

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Since its beginning in 1977, with one phone and a very long extension cord, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center has seemingly moved from one success to the next, with its shrewd, strategic planning and winning message of tolerance. Now it faces a daunting, unfamiliar and...

  • Gehry Spoken Here

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Disney Hall may well be Frank Gehry's crowning achievement in Los Angeles -- and for good reason. Approaching The Walt Disney Concert Hall from the corner of First Street and Grand Avenue, the stainless steel walls reach into the air like a conductor's arms. The interior is even more...

  • A World Destroyed, to Be Displayed

    By Rob Eshman

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Not long ago, a group of distinguished academics and government officials from Poland filed into the Santa Monica offices of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. They came to talk about a Jewish museum.

    Gehry is their dream pick to design the Museum of the History of the Polish...

  • The secret to architect Frank Gehry’s genius? Grandma’s gefilte fish.

    By Daniel Belasco

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Frank Gehry is poised to make his first grand Jewish statement.

    Avoiding the press after a slew of praise, Gehry is now completing a number of projects in his Santa Monica offices, including a schematic design for the $130 million Winnick Institute in Jerusalem, a project of the...

  • Jerusalem of Gehry

    By Tom Tugend

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "It will be the most outstanding building in the State of Israel and will draw worldwide attention," says Rabbi Marvin Hier.

    The dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center is referring to the new Museum of Tolerance -- to be known as the Winnick Institute -- that will rise in...

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