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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    January 9, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Etta Ohel celebrated its 20th anniversary at its annual gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel that honored a number of local contributors to the organization that provides services to people with special needs.

    Michael Baruch, founder of Baruch Enterprises, received the Visionary...

  • How to run a gala

    By Jared Sichel

    November 6, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    It started with a corned beef sandwich shipped across the world — from Los Angeles to Paris.

    Before Stanley Gold, president and CEO of Shamrock Holdings, concluded a trans-continental journey in Paris in spring 2013, Bet Tzedek — a local pro bono legal firm — had a plan to woo...

  • Temple Israel to hold star-studded musical gala

    April 10, 2013 | 6:21 am

    With a little help from his friends — and “Friends” — Danny Maseng is working to reinvent Temple Israel of Hollywood’s (TIOH) annual gala.

    Sure, the wine, dinner and honorees will be at the Hollywood Boulevard synagogue on the evening of April 27. But so will a number of...

  • FIDF show goes on without Stevie Wonder [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 7, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    Spirits were barely diminished at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) annual dinner Thursday night, a week after headliner Stevie Wonder’s provocative and public pullout. More than 1,000 Israel supporters turned out at the Hyatt Regency in Century City for the annual...

  • Friends of IDF expresses ‘regret’ for Wonder quitting fundraiser gig

    November 29, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    The head of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces expressed his regret that Grammy-winning singer Stevie Wonder has pulled out of performing at a fundraiser for the group.

    Wonder was scheduled to headline the Friends of the IDF annual gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 6. The event...

  • Isn’t the IDF lovely, Stevie Wonder sings

    November 27, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    During these trying days, the Israel Defense Forces is getting a powerful boost of support from an unexpected source: Stevie Wonder. The singer is set to perform at the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces annual gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 6.

    Wonder will just call to tell...

  • The Circuit: 50 Years of Service, 25 Years of News

    May 3, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    TRIBE Media Corp. honored board chair Irwin S. Field’s 50 years of community leadership and The Jewish Journal’s 25th anniversary during a gala at the Beverly Hilton on April 17.

    From left: Steven Karash, TRIBE Media Corp. executive vice president, advertising and marketing;...

  • Friends of the IDF (FIDF) gala to honor 30 soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces

    By Tom Tugend

    December 10, 2008 | 1:17 am


    When the local Friends of the Israel Defense Forces join for a gala dinner on Dec. 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the guests of honor will not be a few major donors or civic dignitaries but 30 Israeli soldiers.

    "We never honor an individual, only a group of soldiers," said Leo...

  • Hollywood hot for Israel at Paramount gala; AJCongress honors human rights advocate

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 26, 2008 | 1:19 am

    Hollywood Hot for Israel at Star-Studded Paramount Gala Marking Anniversary

    There were Hollywood stars and powerful studio heads, politicians, multinational rappers, Israeli Cabinet ministers, the Keshet Chaim dance ensemble, two-dozen Israeli Boy and Girl Scouts, a 3-D film segment,...

  • A gefilte fish story, Art of Brain

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Disney's Darling

    "Among all of you, I'm a gefilte fish out of water," said Dick Cook, referring to his non-Jewish-sounding name. The Walt Disney Studios chair joked that Disney is the synagogue he most often attends, and instead of an eight-pronged menorah, there's Snow White and the...

  • Very fulfilled; Levin on board

    By Norma Zager

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The nonprofit The Fulfillment Fund's STARS 2006 gala honoring Fox Filmed Entertainment chairman and CEO Tom Rothman, raised $2.3 million to help underserved students graduate high school and attend college.

    Almost 1,000 guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner and the comedy of Wayne Brady...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, May 20

    High school teacher Eddie Friedman has made it his mission to take students on the March of the Living, as a way of teaching them about the Holocaust. Over the years, he accumulated a collection of photographs depicting the experience. UCLA Hillel's Dortort...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Choirs Rock the House

    Temple Emanuel was rockin' recently when it hosted the Temple Bryant A.M.E. Church Choir that performed with Emanuel's choir at a Shabbat Shira Service. The entire congregation and guests were on their feet singing and clapping in joyous rapture.

    Behind the...

  • Simple Minds

    By Rob Eshman

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I shared a ballroom last Saturday night with a group of people whose lives could easily inspire nothing more than pity. Like me, they were attending the annual gala of Etta Israel Center, a Los Angeles-based organization that provides outreach and services to developmentally disabled...

  • The Circuit

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Hope and Faith

    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) honored L.A. resident Doron Kochavi, for his participation in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope across America, headed by Lance Armstrong.

    Patients in the Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at CHLA sent off Kochavi...

  • The Circuit

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Dual Appointments

    It was a busy few days for attorney Andrew Friedman. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed him fire commissioner and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors nominated Friedman to serve as commissioner of the L.A. County Judicial Procedures Commission.


  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    28 saturday

    Our most beloved alien alights on planet Earth once again as Steven Spielberg's "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial" screens under the stars tonight in Pasadena. It's part of Old Pasadena Management District's free "Cinema in the Park" series, which benefits the cancer relief...

  • Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish Home Girls

    Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA) held its fifth annual Reflections: Celebration of Life gala at the Hollywood and Highland ballroom on Sept. 8, exactly seven months after breaking ground for its new Residential Medical Center at the Grancell Village campus. More than...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Deborah's Honors

    Barbara Balser, national chair of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the first woman to lead the organization in its 91-year history, was the special guest speaker at its 10th annual Deborah Awards Gala on May 20 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The dinner honored...

  • A Resonant Voice

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The first thing one notices about Theodore Bikel is the voice.

    As he settles on a divan in his book-filled West Hollywood apartment, chatting about his upcoming 80th birthday gala, it's not so much his strapping frame, white beard or sharp blue eyes that make an impression as his...

  • The Circuit

    By Andrea Adelson

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    FINANCIAL Matchmaker

    George Smith is a financial matchmaker. He earns a princely living making matches between scores of lenders and clients buying property ranging from car washes to golf courses. Nearly as well-known is Smith's industry get-together. In its seventh year, 1,750...

  • Meet the Parents

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Tom Rothman, Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chair, honors his folks at Jewish Home for the Aging's Anniversary Gala.

    Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman is beaming. The fact that his studio recently ruled the weekend box office with its Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    University Synagogue paid tribute to the 30-year career of Rabbi Allen Freehling, on the occasion of the socially active rabbi's retirement, with a gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.

    "I will miss very much the way he pays attention to detail and to the needs of congregants. He...

  • Lights, Camera, Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles will welcome the 18th Annual Israel Film Festival this month, with 31 Israeli feature films, documentaries, TV dramas and student shorts to be screened at Laemmle's Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills and at Laemmle's Town Center 5 in Encino. The festival continues in...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Bravo For SoCal's Educators and Administrators!

    You might call him the event's "grand Marshall."

    Garry Marshall -- director of "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess Diaries" and creator of TV shows such as "The Odd Couple" and "Happy Days" -- hosted this year's 20th annual Bravo...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm


    By Michael Aushenker

    "Mr. Rickles, I'm with the Jewish Journal."

    "That's your problem."

    So went my exchange with "Mr. Warmth" -- comedianDon Rickles -- at the Century Plaza Hotel.

    With wife Barbara by his side, the legendaryRickles was on hand to pay tribute to an icon in another field...