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  • Jewish Learning Exchange recovers from car crash

    By Aron Chilewich

    July 8, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    The floor of the sanctuary was filling with water. Debris was strewn across the sidewalk and front entrance. There was a car where the staff’s office used to be. 

    But that could wait. Rabbi Avrohom Czapnik, director of the Jewish Learning Exchange (JLE), had a 6:30 a.m. class to...

  • Finding solutions to reducing teen stress

    By Avishay Artsy

    December 9, 2014 | 4:36 pm

    Every weekday at around 6:30 a.m., Henry Muhlheim hits the snooze button a few times before getting up and driving from Hancock Park to Harvard-Westlake School, one of the country’s top private high schools.

    The 17-year-old junior then winds his way through a grueling schedule of...

  • Let my people go ... to Hancock Park

    April 9, 2014 | 11:34 am

    With an entire kosher section stocked with Passover foods in the Ralphs market on La Brea Avenue and Third Street, one might think that Hancock Park always has been a very Jewish neighborhood.

    The presence in the area of Yavneh Hebrew Academy, Congregation Etz Chaim, plus minyans...

  • La Brea ‘Eastbound & Down’ billboard removed after Orthodox pressure

    By Jared Sichel

    September 13, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    For the second time in two months, the Orthodox Jewish community in Los Angeles has successfully pressured a major billboard company to take down what some considered offensive advertising.

    The latest, a billboard located at the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Detroit Street in...

  • Tikkun olam lunches nourish those in need

    By Jared Sichel

    July 17, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    For 13-year-old Odelia Safadel, serving lunch to Pico-Robertson’s poor and homeless puts things in perspective.

    “Sometimes, I think to myself, ‘Oh, there’s nothing to eat. I want a new phone, I want this.’ But then when I come here, I see that these people — they are actually in...

  • Ralphs adds kosher mart

    February 13, 2013 | 11:34 am

    At 8 a.m. on Feb. 6, a sizable space inside the enormous and newly remodeled Ralphs at Third Street and La Brea Avenue became the Hancock Park-La Brea neighborhood’s newest kosher market. As the Los Angeles High School Marching Band played, speeches were made ,and checks were...

  • Jewish community member dies in car accident

    By Ryan Torok

    November 23, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    [UPDATED: Wednesday, 9:35 p.m.]

    On Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, 88-year-old Berish Landau lost his life while crossing the same street in the same way he did every morning—on his way to pray and study at a Chasidic Yeshiva in Hancock Park. A car was coming too fast, didn’t see him...

  • Mayor: Building inspectors need better training, increased sensitivity -- and no more Yom Kippur showdowns

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 2008 | 4:00 am

    One year after an emotional incident in which city building inspectors sought to halt Kol Nidrei services for Orthodox worshippers at a Hancock Park service, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has followed up with a report with recommendations designed to increase sensitivity and prevent...
  • Rebbe Road

    By David Suissa

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    If the great Maimonides ever came back to life and found himself in Los Angeles, chances are he'd look for a house on a small street called Detroit, between Oakwood Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, one block west of La Brea Avenue. There are no holier streets in Los Angeles.

    This little...

  • The Yavneh incident was stupid but not quite anti-Semitic

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Last month, Kol Nidrei services on the evening of the Day of Atonement held at a local Hancock Park yeshiva were interrupted by the government officials pressing a zoning violation.

    It was an act of stupidity and insensitivity, not anti-Semitism.

    On the contrary, it signified how...

  • Briefs: Yavneh wants city to investigate Kol Nidrei incident; Congressmembers slam Moran for 'Jewish influence' comment

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Yavneh Wants City to Investigate Kol Nidrei Incident

    "It was a true coming together, and you could feel the electricity. We were stronger because we stood united."

    Rabbi Daniel Korobkin was describing the Sukkot service at Yavneh Hebrew Academy, five days after Los Angeles city...

  • City Building & Safety inspectors briefly interrupt Kol Nidrei services at Hancock Park shul

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

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    For an 10/4/2007 update to this story, click here.
    Rabbi Daniel Korobkin was conducting Kol Nidrei services for some 200 Orthodox worshippers at Yeshivas Yavneh last Friday, when shortly after 8 p.m. two inspectors from the Los Angeles City Department of Building...

  • Hancock Park Infighting Escalates

    By Julie G Fax

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Update September 25, 2007: City Building & Safety inspectors briefly interrupt Kol Nidrei services at Hancock Park shul.

    Smoldering tensions between the Orthodox community and other Hancock Park residents, many of them also Jewish, are heating up anew, as a battle over...

  • An Ugly Day in the Neighborhood

    By Julie G Fax

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Warren Lent is sure he knows why he was treated with such contempt and hostility that day last June. It was the kippah he wore on his head.

    He had come to vote in neighborhood council elections at a jam-packed fire station in Hancock Park. Amid the tension and confusion, an angry...

  • Shul’s Stormy Saga

    By Julie G Fax

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    With its prominent location at one of Hancock Park's busiest intersections, at Third Street and Highland Avenue, Congregation Etz Chaim's boxy, domed building constantly reminds area residents of a decade of ongoing tensions.

    The current focus of the dispute is a lawsuit that has...

  • Class Notes - Solar-Powered Yeshiva

    By Julie G Fax

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In what sounds like a page out of "Star Trek," Yeshivat Yavneh in Hancock Park installed a 73-kilowatt photovoltaic solar array to generate energy that will cut both costs and the environmental impact of a traditional electric power supply.

    "This is a very clear message we are...

  • Hancock Park Shul War Back in Court

    By Julie G Fax

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The rabbi of a small, embattled congregation is charging that anti-Semites and self-hating Jews are using zoning laws to get Orthodox Jews out of Hancock Park as an epic eight-year legal battle heads back to court.

    Nine neighbors filed a complaint last month asking a judge to bar...

  • No Guests Allowed

    By Mike Levy

    September 6, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    Three little words.

    That's what makes the difference between a religious school and a synagogue, as recently defined by the Los Angeles Central Area Planning Commission.

    The five-member Planning Commission, responsible for zoning decisions in Hollywood, Hancock Park and other...

  • The Apartment

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Chaim Rubin of Congregation Etz Chaim of Hancock Park is not contemplating civil disobedience, but he is dismayed, and the morale of his congregants is at an all-time low.

    He recently received word that his Orthodox shtiebl may be evicted from the mansion it has been occupying...