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  • Community gathering: Camp Chesed, Idan Raichel and Omri Casspi

    September 16, 2011 | 4:46 pm

    1] Camp Chesed, a free camp for Jewish kids with special needs, is staffed entirely by volunteering teens. Photos by James Shubert  

    2] Chesed campers enjoyed a summertime trip to Disneyland with their teen counselors and family members.   

    3] The Jewish Federation’s Carol...

  • TRIBE Gathering: Santa Barbara Jewish Festival, Stand By Me, Food & Cultural Festival

    July 22, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    Dressed in traditional Middle Eastern garb, a UC Santa Barbara Middle East Ensemble dancer performs at the Santa Barbara Jewish Festival heralding Israel’s 63rd Independence Day. Photo by Eyal Nahmias  

    Free and open to the public, the May 15 Santa Barbara Jewish Festival...

  • TRIBE Gathering: Prom Prep 101, Friendship Circle, Santa Barbara Jewish Festival

    May 19, 2011 | 5:02 pm

    Teen girls living in foster care were treated to a day of glamour at Valley Beth Shalom’s Prom Prep 101 April 10.  Photos by Morris Kagan    

    The approximately 100 girls at the event selected prom dresses, shoes and accessories — all of which were donated by various...

  • Gathering: Valley Performing Arts Center, Tifani Coyot, Matisyahu, Herzog Wine Cellars

    By Adam Wills

    March 16, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    Dr. Gerald Picus and former L.A. City Councilwoman Joy Picus celebrated the gala opening of the $125 million Valley Performing Arts Center on Jan. 29. The two-hour star-studded event at California State University, Northridge, drew Valley performers, including Jane Kaczmarek, Noah...

  • The Jewish accent’s on France at FeujLA

    By Sara Shereen Bakhshian

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ça va?" -- French for "How's it going?" -- was the first thing out of the mouths of the 50 or so attendees last Thursday at the bimonthly FeujLA gathering, which included live music at a private residence in West Hollywood.

    With a name derived from the slang word feuj -- for Jew...

  • Mellow Israel Fest Draws 42,000

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe it was the relatively cool weather on Sunday. Or maybe it was the stepped-up participation of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. But more people than ever attended this year's Israel Independence Day Festival at Woodley Park in Van Nuys. Organizers put the crowd...

  • ‘New’ Farrakhan Embodies Old Message

    By David A. Lehrer

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Last weekend, the nation's capital hosted the Millions More March, a gathering commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Nation of Islam's

    Million Man March. The Rev. Louis Farrakhan, the main convener of the march, led tens of thousands in a daylong marathon of blame, calls for...

  • 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

  • Human Atonement or Animal Cruelty?

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Early morning on the day before Yom Kippur, groups of Jews will be gathering to hold squawking chickens by the feet and twirl them over their head while chanting a prayer. After the twirling, the chickens will be ritually slaughtered and given to the poor.

    Kaparos, literally...

  • ‘Gathering’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Playwright Arje Shaw's first memory was crawling across the floor, finding a piece of black, moldy bread and dipping the crust in water in order to chew it. He was 18 months old. "I looked like a Biafran baby," he says.

    The time was World War II, the place Tashkent, Uzbekistan,...