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  • H.O.P.E. for Los Angeles’ Bereaved

    By Jane Ulman

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I felt like a third wheel," Shirley said.

    "I never felt more alone," Diane said.

    "I felt my oneness," Helene added.

    These women, along with 12 other females and two men, all in their 50s to their 80s, sat in a circle in Valley Beth Shalom's Lopaty Chapel in Encino. They were...

  • Fundraising Just a Mouse Click Away

    By Tzvi Kahn

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Carol Vavra, a major and tactical airlift navigator in the U.S. Air Force, returns home from the Middle East at the end of July, her husband will have a surprise waiting for her.

    Paul Vavra, a recently retired Air Force major and an avid classic rock fan, bought his wife a pair...

  • The Circuit

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Special Prayers

    Approximately 80 people attended a memorial service July 13 at Beth Jacob Congregation to remember the two Israeli Bnei Akiva counselors murdered in Hebron, in the Gaza Strip, by Fatah terrorists on June 24. Avihai Levy, 17, and Aviad Mansour, 16, were walking in the...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Help: A Laughing Matter

    Laughter and love marked the occasion of the annual Laughing Matters luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel to benefit the L.A. Free Clinic. Celebrities and civic notables coifed and dressed to the nines were on hand to lend their humor and presence to the...

  • Rabbis Call for Day of Fasting for Darfur

    By Julie G Fax

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Because the quintessential Jewish celebration -- of life, of survival, of victory -- always involves food, it only makes sense that a Jewish response to tragedy involves fasting.

    Rabbis from all denominations are calling upon Jews in Los Angeles to participate in a day of fasting,...

  • Raise Funds Online With Help From eBay

    By Eric Gazin

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Online auctions have gone from an Internet curiosity to a multibillion-dollar enterprise in less than a decade. The phenomenon has changed how we buy and sell, and deal with the junk in our attic. And much like Google, a new verb has entered our vocabulary to describe using the...

  • A Brave New High School

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Roberta Weintraub used to be a technophobe.

    But that was before she decided to launch High Tech High, a public charter school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) that integrates technology and education. A fireball of unstoppable energy who served for 14 years on...

  • Circuit

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    20 Years of Help

    On Feb. 25, the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Adult Day Healthcare Center (ADHC) in style with brunch and an art exhibit at the JFS/Valley Storefront in North Hollywood. Guest speakers included Susie Forer-Dehrey,...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

  • Charity, Going Once, Going Twice…

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Artist Joanie Rosenthal will exhibit her latest piece at an unexpected place: eBay.

    Rosenthal, a New Jersey artist who has drawn illustrations for Time, U.S. News & World Report and The New York Times Magazine and created book covers for Scholastic, Penguin Putnam and other...

  • Ohr Eliyahu Gets Rare Double Award

    By Julie G Fax

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov/Ohr Eliyahu in Culver City and its principal, Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg, received national recognition recently for being an institution that values individualized education, promotes skill building and emphasizes character development. Torah Umesorah, a...

  • A Shalhevet Response

    By Beatrice Levavi

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    "What's Next for Shalhevet?" by Julie Gruenbaum Fax appeared in these pages on Feb. 4. Reactions of Shalhevet

    parents, faculty, students, alumni, administrators and, indeed, even its rivals, have ranged from rage and outrage to tears and dismay.

    From the beginning of the article...

  • Super Sunday Calls Raise $4.6 Million

    By David Finnigan

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Frank Ponder put in a long, fruitful day at the Feb. 13 Super Sunday annual fundraising campaign, helping gather the phone-driven dollars that became part of more than $4.6 million pledged that day for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

    Last year, the Federation raised...

  • Super Sunday Seeks to Top $4.5 Million

    By Marc Ballon

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    On Feb. 13, an estimated 1,600 volunteers will place thousands of phone calls to community members with the hopes of making this the most Super Sunday ever.

    Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn will inaugurate the daylong fundraising drive at 9:30 a.m. at the headquarters of The Jewish...

  • Briefs

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    700 Gather to Protest Suicide Bombings

    With the charred remains of Israeli Bus No. 19 as a backdrop, about 700 Angelenos gathered Jan. 30 at the Museum of Tolerance to take a stand against suicide bombings.

    In a show of support with the community, guest speakers such as Los Angeles...

  • What’s Next for Shalhevet?

    By Julie G Fax

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Sitting at the back of a large multipurpose room packed full of students and staff at Shalhevet's weekly town hall meeting, Jerry Friedman is kvelling at a level usually reserved for grandparents at a bar mitzvah.

    Someone taps him on the shoulder, and Friedman reluctantly excuses...

  • Efforts Under Way to Raise Aid Funds

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Local and national Jewish organizations have mobilized to help tsunami victims and invite the community to participate, as well.


    American Jewish World Service partners with 22 non-government and community-based organizations in the regions affected by the...

  • Moroccan Jews Get New Center in NoHo

    By David Finnigan

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    It was not a typical Los Angeles synagogue banquet. Perfumed blonde women spoke French -- melodic, very pretty French akin to how Brazilians speak Portuguese. Near the long dessert table, businessmen greeted each other with bear hugs, chomped cigars and bent their shoulders in...

  • Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    A Russian Response

    Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center – the hospital that is the major recipient of trauma victims after suicide bombings in Tel Aviv – received a huge boost in October when the Jewish Russian community of Los Angeles held a fundraiser for them that raised...

  • Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Music for hope

    Tziona Maman came into Ohr Meir and Bracha Center in Jerusalem crying and very depressed. Her husband Tzion had both his legs badly injured in the Machane Yehuda bombing in 1997, and became addicted to pain killers. Before the bombing he had been a sculptor and was...

  • Millions More for Shoah Museum

    By David Finnigan

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The fundraiser in Bel Air featured yellow rose centerpieces on every table. The DJ played big-band tunes, including Bing Crosby's "San Fernando Valley." A gay couple cooed over their infant and Ginna Carter, the 30ish daughter of "Designing Women" star Dixie Carter, traipsed through...

  • Charity List Shows Fundraising Stability

    By Rachel Pomerance

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Who's up and who's down in Jewish charities? While a recent snapshot of some of the largest Jewish charities reveals that Jewish fundraising generally is stable, nuances in the numbers reveal the viccissitudes -- and why.

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy last week released its...

  • Russian Community Fundraises for Israel

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When obstetrician-gynecologist Ludmila Bess and her husband, a civil engineer, immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1977, they came with only $600 in their pockets. Like many others who arrived from the former Soviet Union with few or no financial resources "our goal was to...
  • Jewry’s Myopic Plan

    By Bethamie Horowitz

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The call for "Jewish continuity" sounded by American Jewish communal leaders more than a decade ago as an antidote to rising intermarriage rates and other signs of weakening identity has spawned a veritable industry aimed at making American Jews more Jewish. There has been an...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm


    To inaugurate Debbie Herbst, the new regional president, 30 members of AMIT gathered July 15 at the Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills for an installation brunch.

    AMIT, the Zionist program supporting religious education and social services for Israeli youth, has until now...

  • Father of the Leftist Guard

    By Marc Ballon

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Stanley Sheinbaum is in his element. As 40 members of Americans for Peace Now and their allies sip white wine, nibble brie and heatedly discuss the economic and moral injustices of Israel's occupation, the éminence grise of liberalism watches and listens with the rapt attention of...

  • A Perestroika for Russian Women

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It's not every day the words "brit milah" work their way into conversation, let alone in discussing a 12-year-old boy. But here in the Russian air they hang for a moment.

    "Yes," Olga Finogenova says through a translator; her son, after returning from a summer spent at a religious...

  • Building Dignity

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Near railroad tracks and industrial buildings, Santa Ana's East Adams Street is a modest neighborhood of stucco homes and spare yards distressed by late summer's heat. From within a fenced lot, the discordant timpani of hammering disturb the quiet a block away.

    Armed with hammers,...

  • Friends Unite to Rock the Classroom

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On a sunny afternoon at Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School in Hollywood, fourth- and fifth-graders rapped to a poem about slavery, accompanied by a ponytailed musician on an African drum.

    "This isn't necessarily proper English," the musician said afterward, while helping ethnically...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Justice Beat

    More than 3,000 young professionals gathered on Saturday, July 10, for the eighth annual Justice Ball. The fundraising event has earned a reputation as one of the "it" events of the summer among Jews and non-Jews alike. Hip singles, summer law interns, and...

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