Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Gaby Wenig

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Stroll Among the Scrolls

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In 1947, a young Bedouin scrounging around some caves about 15 miles from Jerusalem came across some sealed clay urns and unearthed one of the most important archeological discoveries of the century -- the Dead Sea Scrolls. The scrolls are 2,000-year-old fragments of Hebrew...

  • Healing the Spirit, the Torah Way

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Hinda Leah Scharfstein sees the Torah as more than just the original source of halachah, Jewish law, and the earliest telling of our nation's birth.

    "The Torah takes a holistic look at the individual, and it does tend to have a sort of healing effect on people," said Scharfstein, the...

  • Chabad to Make L.A. a Yeshiva City

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    On Waring Avenue, west of La Brea Avenue, Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad is undergoing a $5 million expansion. Under construction is 35,000 square feet of dormitories and study rooms, including a light and airy beis midrash (study hall) that will double as a synagogue.

    The yeshiva --...

  • Rabbi Holds Services at Saddam’s Palace

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    If you're looking for one of the world's newest centers for Judaism, then look no further than at a perverse example of garish excess seen in the past year: one of Saddam Hussein's palaces. Comedian Al Franken lit Chanukah candles in the palace in an illuminative snub of the...

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • Livin’ La

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Singer-songwriter Diex sees himself as an ambassador, a bridge between the unlikely worlds of the prayer filled synagogues and the groove-shaking beats of J Lo, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin.

    Since he moved to Los Angeles from Buenos Aires 18 months ago, Diex's reggae and...

  • Wanted: Homes for Jewish Foster Children

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It was two years ago that Yocheved Rosenthal of Hancock Park heard that a family of young Orthodox children had been placed in a non-Jewish, Spanish-speaking foster home.

    The children, who had been placed with the family because the situation in their own home was abusive, were...

  • Q & A With Larry King

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Larry King is as known for sitting hunched over a microphone, schmoozing with everyone who is anyone, as he is for wearing big black glasses and suspenders over shirt sleeves. But as the TV icon approaches the big 7-0 (his birthday is Nov. 19), he's increasingly wearing something...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Songs for a Cure

    Photos of smiling children suffering from familial dysautonomia (FD) greeted community members gathered at the Luxe Summit Hotel in Bel Air to fundraise for a cure. The second event for the fledgling organization honored Rabbi Morley Feinstein, co-founder of the...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Not So Funny Comedy

    Emotions have been erupting between Jewish comedians performing raunchy and tasteless routines at the twice-monthly, Comedy Central-sponsored "blue" humor "Sit 'n' Spin" nights at Hollywood's Hudson Guild Theatre.

    The fracas began at an early October "Sit 'n'...

  • Diaspora: A Photographer’s Quest

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "My work was driven by a sense of imminent loss," writes Frédéric Brenner in the introduction to his new book, "Diaspora: Homelands in Exile." "Two thousand years of history were about to vanish. I felt a desire and a responsibility to document these permutations of survival in exile...

  • Paving the Way for Anti-Israel Studies

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The woman in the cover illustration is called "Mother Palestine." Inside, articles by controversial Israeli historians Benny Morris and Avi Shlaim, and Palestinian historian Nur Masalha, tell the tale of a bellicose colonial Israel that displaced innocent Arabs from their homes in...

  • Helping Teachers Master Judaism

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It is Tuesday night at the University of Judaism (UJ) and lecturer Rami Wernik is going around the room asking his students what they think is the biggest concern of the Jewish community today. The answers vary -- some think it is the cost of Jewish education; others, the threat of...

  • Pledge for a Holiday in Israel

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    During High Holiday services at Sinai Temple this year, Rabbi David Wolpe stood in front of his congregation with a pledge card, and encouraged everyone to make a pledge. Instead of there being dollar amounts to be folded down, this pledge card had months and the words "I care. And...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Chaverim Simcha

    Four members of Chaverim, a social program for adults with developmental disabilities celebrated their bar/bat mitzvahs at Valley Beth Shalom. Karen Cook, Cindi Rothstein, Ron Corn and Stephen Wise didn't have the opportunity to partake in the Jewish ritual at the...

  • Pomegranates: The Healthy, Spiritual High Holiday Fruit

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When you cut open a pomegranate, first removing its turreted crown, then scoring its red, leathery skin, before breaking it apart under water (so the juices won't squirt and stain your clothes), you are presented with sacks of glistening, abundant garnet fruit caviar.

    These fruit...

  • Dude, Where’s My Kabbalah?

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It's official. The Kabbalah Centre has usurped the Church of Scientology's status as Hollywood's hottest creed of choice. These days, it seems like every celeb looking to add meaning to his or her glittering but empty life of fame and fortune is joining the red-string-wearing,...

  • N. Hollywood Family Takes Plunge

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Mariah Edry, sits on a wooden garden swing in the hot Israeli sun, lazily watching her three children on the playground of Beit Canada, a Jerusalem absorption center.

    Yochai, one of her 2-year-old twins, chases a gray cat, while his sister, Emunah, climbs the slide ladder, crying...

  • Look at Our Living Room!

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    They need to talk more! They are being too quiet!"

    That was the frantic, whispered assessment of Beverly Pomeranz, casting director for the new A&E series, "Makeover Mamas," as she watched the reaction of Ross and Jennifer Misher upon seeing their newly redecorated living room for...

  • SCJC Rabbi Brings ‘Golda’ to L.A.

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Actress Renee Taylor sat down at Nate 'n' Al's to interview a rabbi who was aspiring to produce her new play, "Golda."

    "I don't know anything about producing," he told her.

    "Great," said Taylor, who is best known for her role as Sylvia Fine on the TV series "The Nanny." "You're...

  • Cantor Steven Puzarne of Breeyah.

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Carole Levine had been a member of Temple Israel of Hollywood for 28 years. During that time, she attended temple only during the High Holidays. Recently, Levine has started going to temple more often. As a flautist for The Chai Tones, a 10-piece temple band, Levine finds herself at...

  • Helping Others Helps L.A. Family

    By Gaby Wenig

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It's 10 p.m. on a Wednesday, and Yaelle Cohen, a Pico-Robertson mother of five, is about to leave the house to run an errand. No -- she's not going to pick up milk. Someone called offering her some used bed linen and towels, and Cohen thinks they might be good for one of the many...

  • A Fishy Gefilte

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Talking and fish are two words that never seem to be seen together, until now. On Jan. 28 at a kosher fish store in New Square, N.Y. (an upstate Chasidic enclave), Ecuadorian worker Luis Nivelo was preparing carp to sell for Shabbat, when he heard a voice. Nivelo looked around to see...

  • A Reason to Smile

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Attention Jewish Angelenos: now you can become more beautiful and help Israeli victims of terror at the same time. Two programs, Smiles in Spite of Terror and StandWithUs tooth whitening campaign, donate half the fee from your teeth bleaching sessions goes to help fix the teeth of...

  • Courting New Amigos

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 13, 2003 | 6:59 pm

    The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles is reaching out to the Latino community -- but not with ordinary diplomacy. In addition to usual programs it uses to rally communal support for Israel, the consulate last week unveiled its new strategy for community relations. This being...

  • Designer Fashions Hobby Into Business

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When M.R.S President Molly Stern was growing up in Los Angeles and attending Yeshiva University of Los Angeles High School, she felt out of place. "I fancied myself a tomboy, if you will," said the 30-year-old designer of the M.R.S label. "And I never really felt comfortable with...

  • Humanistic Judaism Trods Different Path

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Sherwin Wine of Birmingham Temple in Detroit founded Humanistic Judaism in 1963. Today, there are over 30,000 Jews involved with Humanistic Judaism in North America, including 1,000 in the greater Los Angeles area.

    He was named Humanist of the Year for 2003 by the...

  • L’ Chaim Time Anytime

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For all the deli eaters out there who feel frustrated that the highfalutin French waters normally found at delis are simply not idiosyncratic or funny enough to hold up to their pastrami and rye sandwiches, former entertainment executive Jane Kaplan has come to the rescue with a...

  • Chabad Case Closed, With Enmity

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed on Wednesday a controversial beit din (Jewish court of law) arbitration award that ruled that properties controlled by the Living Judaism Center (LJC) should be taken over by Chabad of California.

    The conflict between the two institutions...

  • Scouting: Not Just A Girls’ Club

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "You got any 'swaps'"? The question was asked as a greeting by a couple of middle-aged women dressed in forest-green suits, who encountered some other women in forest-green suits in the parking lot of the Long Beach Convention Center, where the National Girl Scouts Convention was...

  • A Kabbalistic Material Girl

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    LMadonna doesn't like to explain her music videos, but in her newest one, "Die Another Day" (the title track for the soon-to-be-released James Bond movie), while wearing a dirty, white tank top she sneeringly sings to the camera, "Analyze this, Analyze this." So we will.

    The video...

    Page 2     of 3 pages        < 1 2 3 > 
ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE