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  • The value of summer camp

    October 3, 2013 | 3:29 pm

    In 2007, my three daughters asked me if they could go to summer camp along with their school  friends. For the previous several years, I had always said no. It was far, it was costly. And summer was the only time I had vacation from work, and I wanted to spend that time with my...

  • Making mitzvahs feel authentic

    August 22, 2012 | 5:08 pm

    Jack Kessler, 14, completed his mitzvah project last summer by working at a Friendship Circle camp for teens on the autism spectrum. He says the volunteer effort, which some synagogues require of their b’nai mitzvah students, helped him realize his priorities.

    “School is the...

  • Hanukkah on “Rodeo Drive”: Young Iranian Jews aid worthy causes and party in style!

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 26, 2009 | 12:13 pm

    When you think of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, you think of the glitz and glamour of high society and the street which is home to some of the fashion world’s most expensive high-end stores. Well more than 600 local young Iranian Jewish professionals brought that same glamour to...

  • Walking for the ages; Scholarships for immigrants

    By Lilly Fowler

    December 11, 2008 | 12:05 am

    Walk Raises Funds for Jewish Home

    The eighth annual Wells Fargo Walk of Ages attracted nearly 1,000 participants and raised approximately $500,000 for Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, the largest single-source provider of senior housing in the city.

    The walk, held on Sunday,...

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  • Dinner of Champions; Really N-Ice Camp

    By Norma Zager

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Dinner of Champions

    Maccabi Team Los Angeles held its gala awards dinner "A Night of Maccabi Champions" on Jan. 20 at the Universal Hilton. Cohosted by the New JCC at Milken, the event honored Jerry Bobrow, Landon Lerner and the outstanding athletes from the 2006 JCC Maccabi...

  • A Circle of Friends

    By Mitch Jadidi

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For several weeks, I had been visiting Nathan, a 6-year-old boy diagnosed with autism. We had been brought together through the Conejo Valley Friendship Circle, an organization that extends warmth to families in the community that have children with special needs.

    Nathan was unable...

  • Latke Larry Cooks Up Dough for Kids

    By Ruth Portnoy

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    For a second or two, it seems like the cloth doll is going to leap from the table to the stove and start wielding a spatula.

    Or maybe it's just that Latke Larry's creator, Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann, head of the Ohio State University Chabad House in Columbus, is so excited about the...

  • Circle of Friends

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Growing up in Orange County, Rebecca Rona did not have a single Jewish friend. While her family practiced Judaism, her parents also encouraged a deep appreciation for other cultures. Her mother was a foreign language teacher, and her whole family was intrigued with languages. Rona...

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