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  • Orthodox schools share concern for greener world

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    "Everyone really excited about going to the dump?" David Chameides shouted as he led a group of Shalhevet High School students on a trip to the Puente Hills Landfill near Whittier.

    It is not a pretty place: According to Basil Hewitt, a senior engineer at the landfill, the trash...

  • Israeli invention could pave way for hydrogen cars

    By David Shamah

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Everyone's heard that old story about the scientist who invents a "magic pill" that turns water into gasoline -- with the invention eventually getting into the hands of the oil companies that bury it, fearing they will be driven out of business when word gets out about their...
  • L.A. Jewish girl joins the African Jewish matzah dance

    By Nili Salem

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    My Pesach preparation, like that of so many Americans, usually involves walking to my local supermarket and loading a cart full of Manischewitz products ... you know, the chocolate-covered jellies, the matzah-pizza sauce and, of course, the kosher cheese that rarely melts. The...
  • Sinai Temple puts its food where its ‘moral diet’ is

    By Jane Ulman

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "What's this? Kale or chard?"

    "Oh look, little red onions."

    "Here, taste these peas. They are so sweet."

    Farmer Phil McGrath had just made his inaugural delivery of 25 boxes of fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables to Sinai Temple, where organizers of the synagogue's new CSA...

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  • On the third night, the seder went green

    By Amy Klein

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Passover is also called the "Holiday of Spring," a time when green symbolizes new life. The color also represents all things eco-friendly, which serves as the inspiration for this year's Workmen's Circle community seder.

    Each year the Pico-Robertson community center, which embodies...
  • It’s a nice day for a green wedding

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Jessica Kraft didn't wear a traditional flowing white, off-white or ivory gown during her wedding day last October. Instead, the 29-year-old college professor made her way down the aisle at the UCLA Faculty Center in purple and gold.

    While the San Francisco resident -- whose husband...

  • Recycling on the fashion runway

    By Meredith Price

    April 4, 2008 | 1:00 pm

    Ever since the nonprofit organization Earth Pledge teamed up with Barney's in 2005 during New York's renowned fashion week to demonstrate that sustainable fashion and style can coexist, eco-fashion activists have been quipping that "green is the new black." Almost overnight,...
  • What really happens to all those plastic bags?

    By Jane Ulman

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Plastic or paper?

    Lior Alkoby was never asked that question during a recent Sunday morning trip to Super Sal Market in Encino. He checked out, wheeled a cart brimming with plastic bags half-filled with fruits, vegetables and canned goods to the parking lot and loaded them into his...

  • Not so awful being green, honorable menschen

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Greening Hypocrisy

    Just read your article in the green edition of The Jewish Journal and bravo ("End Hypocrisy Now," Jan. 4). Thank goodness someone finally said something. I am a filmmaker and environmental educator living in the Fairfax district, and I can't tell you how shocking...
  • Upcoming Greening events

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    See the documentary, "A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World"
    Sponsored by the Jewish Vegetarian Society of Los Angeles
    Sunday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m., at Valley Beth Shalom, 15730 Ventura Blvd., Encino.
    For more information, call (818) 342-5555, or e-mail...
  • Converting to Green: How many skeptics does it take to screw in a CFL light bulb?

    By Howard Gordon

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    All right, I admit it. When it came to believing that I could make a difference in the fight to stop global warming, I was a skeptic. Sure, I drove a Prius, and I dutifully deposited my Fiji bottles in the nearest blue recycling bin. But the truth is, I mostly did these things to...
  • Smug Alert

    By Rob Eshman

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    Click the BIG ARROW to see Rob Eshman's new
    bio diesel VW and watch him drink a bio diesel Martini

    Last week I bemoaned the fact that former Gov. Tom Vilsack, the only presidential candidate with the ideas and track record to wean America off foreign oil, dropped out of the race....

  • Prefab housing gets ‘fab’

    By Sam Hall Kaplan

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I try not to drive on Shabbos, except, of course, to go to open houses," explained a woman of a certain age and uncertain religious persuasion.

    Maybe the curiosity was whetted when wandering in the desert for 40 years, in the ancient past, looking for a place to put down roots and...

  • Partners in Creation

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Roger Gottlieb makes the case in his book, "A Greener Faith," that we are in need of an ecotheology -- to view the Earth in a more divine and holy way. He writes that we have so separated ourselves from nature we don't actually feel our interconnectedness with it; rather, we value...
  • Eco-Friendly Parties Mix Mitzvah, Simcha

    By Pearl Salkin

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Three days after my son, Will, ascended the bimah as a bar mitzvah, I stopped by our shul to drop off some books and thank the principal of the Hebrew school and others who made his big day such a wonderful experience.

    When I got back in my car and drove past the piles of huge trash...

  • How Green Is My Shul?

    By Jane Ulman

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    For 75-year-old Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, it was the need to re-landscape that steered the synagogue in an ecological direction. The status quo was 8,000 square feet of unwatered, weed-ridden and rarely mowed grass, along with three palm trees, two citrus...

  • Think Green Tips

    By Jane Ulman

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ten ways to begin greening your synagogue from Barbara Lerman-Golomb, associate executive director of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life:

    • Switch to cost-effective and energy-efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs.
    • Buy recycled paper products. Use both sides of the...
  • Lulav Shortage Shakes Jewish World

    By Chanan Tigay

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    American legislators, Israeli officials and Jewish groups are working diplomatic channels in an effort to stave off a looming lulav shortage ahead of Sukkot.

    Their efforts follow a surprise move by Egypt, which -- after years as the world's primary supplier of the palm fronds that...

  • On Shabbat, Stay Cool as a Cucumber

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Miami is hot. In the summer, even sometimes in the winter, the air arches off the streets radiating heat circles that bend but do not break as you walk though them, slowly, slowly.

    My grandparents, Oma and Opa, bought an apartment in Miami Beach that my family of eight piled into for...

  • Making Marriage Work

    By Amy Klein

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Like marijuana?

    Believe in men's rights?

    Want a secular state?

    If you happen to have an offbeat or nonmainstream platform for Israel, now is the time to run in the Jan. 28 parliamentary elections. One lesson to be learned from the list of the 30 parties vying for Knesset is...

  • Up a Tree Looking for a Home

    By David Klinghoffer

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    My family and I are eager to move to Los Angeles from Seattle, but I've got a problem: We are Orthodox and we like trees.

    Lately, I have been trying to figure out why it is that religious Jewish neighborhoods have to be so much grayer, less green and appealing than other Jewish...

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