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  • Could a robust ‘anti-intermarriage’ campaign work?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 17, 2013 | 7:25 am

    And you shall teach, coax and command your Jewish children to marry within the faith…and openly and vocally disapprove when they don’t.

    That, in a nutshell, is the new strategy Jack Wertheimer proposes to Jewish leaders as the way to stem the tide of Jewish intermarriage, which...

  • Will your great-grandchildren be Jewish?

    By Pini Herman

    June 27, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    The just-released Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 clearly shows that the Jewish population decline in New York has been stemmed by large numbers of babies born to Orthodox families in America.

    The heroic fertility and educational efforts of Orthodox Jews — sometimes to...

  • Wanted: One Bubby and Zaidy willing to adopt

    By Lauren Bottner

    May 11, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    Officially, grandparents’ day is the first Sunday after Labor Day, falling on Sept. 11, 2011.  Bad timing this year.  Guessing that there’s a slight chance it’ll be overshadowed this year, I’m moving it up…to today. 

    One bubby and...

  • Everyone is Suddenly Irish on March 17th!

    By Julia Bendis

    March 18, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Why does everyone become Irish on St. Patrick’s day?  Even the Jews.  When has it become a good thing for Jews to start drinking?  Have you ever seen Jewish people drink?  No, that’s because most of us can’t hold down our liquor, and its not pretty.

    I am definitely the “drinker” in...

  • Keeping Your Head If Your Child Intermarries

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When you first learn that your child is -- or might be -- marrying someone who's not Jewish, you may not feel like celebrating. This can be a difficult and stressful occasion instead of the joyous one you had hoped for. To help you, here are a series of tips from people whose...
  • Obituaries

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Gerald Albert died Aug. 26 at 76. He is survived by this wife, Estelle; son, Jeffrey; daughters, Marilee and Raquel; and two grandchildren. Groman

    LARRY ALLEN died Aug. 15 at 48. He is survived by his wife, Traci; two sons; parents, Charlotte and Herb Beatus; parents-in-law, Eddie...

  • Obituaries

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Meyer Adler died Aug. 10 at 94. He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey and Arnold; daughter, Sharyn; two grandchildren; and sister, Goldie Wolinski. Groman

    MIRIAM AUSTERLITZ died July 24 at 59. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Michael. Sholom Chapels

    Ida Bender died Aug. 10 at 87....

  • Obituaries

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Cyril Amitin died July 26 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Renee; sons, Alan (MaryAnne) and Michael (Valery); and eight grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Mone Anathan Jr. died July 21 at 95. He is survived by his wife, Adele; daughter, Caryl Sunshine; and son, Mone Anathan III. Malinow...

  • Obituaries

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Irvin Atkins died July 14 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae; and daughter, Marilyn Feiman. Groman

    LILLIAN BADEN died July 14 at 90. She is survived by her son, Jerry; grandchild, Dylan; and many relatives. Hillside

    Theodore Berg died Aug. 9 at 91. He is survived by his...

  • Obituaries

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    MORRIS APPLEMAN died July 8 at 98. He is survived by his daughters, Sandi Liebert-Simon and Elaine Glaser; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hillside

    THELMA AYEROFF died July 6 at 89. She is survived by her daughter, Lana Brody; son, Jeff (Martie); and three...

  • Obituaries

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    ESTHER ADLER died June 2 at 67. She is survived by her husband, Herman; sons, Don, Lane and Steve (Yosi) Saks; daughter, Elana (Made) Saks; and three grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

    MOUSA ANVAR died June 12 at 88. He is survived by his sons, Isaac (Sima) and Anoucher (Oranus); five...

  • Obituaries

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Albert Alcouloumre died June 5 at 74. He is survived by his wife, Zella; daughter, Marcia (David) Senteno; son, Michael; grandson, Miles Senteno; and brother, Henry (Shirley). Mount Sinai

    NORMA ARBIT died June 2 at 84. She is survived by her husband, Harry; and daughter, Beryl....

  • Obituaries

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Robert F. McGuire Jr., 'Irish Moses,' Dies at 94

    Robert F. McGuire, Jr., a pilot dubbed the "Irish Moses" for his key role in airlifting 45,000 Yemenite Jews to the new-born State of Israel, has died at the age of 94 at his home in Northridge.

    McGuire, an Irish American, was the...

  • Obituaries

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    MARION APPELL died May 19 at 104. She is survived by her daughter, Adrienne (Stuart) Schweit; and two grandchildren. Groman

    HERBERT APTEL died May 23 at 95. He is survived by his son, Joseph; daughters, Leslie Chotiner and Stephanie Siebert; four grandchildren; and one...

  • Obituaries

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Greta Furst,
    L.A. Free Clinic Auxiliary Co-Founder,
    Dies at 73

    Longtime Beverly Hills resident Greta Lenetska Furst, L.A. Free Clinic auxiliary volunteer co-founder, died June 1 at the age of 73. Furst was honored Dec. 6, 2004, at the organization's 28th annual dinner gala at the...

  • Obituaries

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Constantin Andronescu died April 26 at 61. He is survived by his daughters, Liana and Nicole. Sholom Chapels

    LILLIAN DIANE ASHER died May 3 at 92. She is survived by her son, Howard; daughter, Roberta Isaacson; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Groman

    BRENDA BAGG died...

  • Obituaries

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    SOUSAN AKHAVAN died April 29 at 46. She is survived by her husband, Shahram. Chevra Kadisha

    HANOUGH AIENEHSAZAN died May 1 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Sara; and son, Sharyar Aynesazan. Chevra Kadisha

    Mark Becker died April 25 at 51. He is survived by his mother, Helen;...

  • Hail to the Seder Chief

    By Barbara Joan Grubman

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    I can just imagine my Orthodox grandparents worrying about making the seder come alive for their grandchildren. Grandma was too busy de-feathering chickens and grandpa taking care of business in his violin shop to think about how we might be kept happy at their seder table....

  • Obituaries

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    PERLA ABITTAN died Aug. 3 at 74. She is survived by her husband, Emile; son, Arie; daughter, Rica (Yizhaz) Elbaz; and three grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

    Max Barbach died Aug. 1 at 98. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Sharlene) Barback and Harry (Eleanor); daughter, Sandra; grandson,...

  • Grampa’s Advice: Pass on ‘First-Tell’

    By Saul Turteltaub

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It took me six years of being a grandfather to accept the fact that my grandchildren may not be more brilliant or athletic than everyone else's.

    Here's how I realized it. There's this thing between grandparents I like to call "first-tell." Say you meet your friend, another...

  • Obituaries

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Edward Simon Aboud died July 27 at 75. He is survived by his friend, Rose Lee Holman. Groman

    Thomas Alon died July 25 at 55. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughters, Rachel and Stephanie; stepdaughter, Claudette (Alan) Ganger; stepson, Jeffrey Hope; two grandchildren; mother,...

  • All the ChildrenAll the ChildrenAll the ChildrenAll the Children

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On the eve of Simchat Torah, many synagogues auction the three major honors of the day, with proceeds benefiting the synagogue or other Jewish institutions. Two honors, hatan Torah (for the one called to the final reading in Deuteronomy) and hatan Bereshit (for the one called to the...

  • A Single Thread Links Generations

    By Bonnie Vorspan

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Becoming a grandparent is a very exciting event. Being able to create an heirloom pillowcase out of heirloom pieces for the britim, or covenant ceremonies, of our first grandchildren was an equally humbling and exciting adventure.

    Our daughter and son-in-law, Alisha and Ahud...

  • A Blessing for the Father

    By Rabbi Eli Hecht

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A few months ago I flew from Long Beach to Brooklyn. It was a long, sad and lonely trip. A few days earlier, my mother had turned 82 years old and was looking forward to a special birthday, when tragedy struck. A fire broke out in her home. Quickly, her life was taken by fire and...

  • Eulogies: Sadie Scheiner, 102

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Sadie Scheiner, 102, matriarch of a family of pioneer Orthodox Jewish community leaders and ardent Zionists in her native St. Louis and later in Los Angeles, died peacefully on Oct. 22. She was the last surviving child of the Talmudist HaRav Levi Friedberg (nee Melamud), an early...

  • Boy Meets Mom

    By Teresa Strasser

    September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Busted flat in Barstow, I realize the desert is no place for an old Plymouth. The mechanic says something about "a machine shop in Victorville," and I think that is one phrase you never want to hear in a sentence with your name. That and "feeding tube."

    I'm returning to Los Angeles...

  • Grandkids Inc.

    By Stephen A. Simon

    June 4, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Grandkids Inc.

    Until children reach a certain age, parents seethem simply as beloved offspring. Flesh of their flesh. Withbittersweet nostalgia, they remember all, from the Gerber days tograduation day.

    But then it happens: the transformation.

    Suddenly, when your parents look...

  • A Modern Grandfather

    By Tom Tugend

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    A Modern Grandfather

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    They don't make grandparents like they usedto.

    Time was when the doddering old dears couldn't imagine a greaterthrill than having the grandkids over and spoiling them rotten.

    Nowadays, a phone conversation is more likely to go like...