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  • Principal for a Day, Lesson for a Lifetime

    By Sarah Price Brown

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    This Wednesday dawns as another tough, typical grind for the principal of the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies (SOCES). There's the 7:15 a.m. arrival and the 10 p.m. departure. Then there's the picket line set up by half the teaching staff. And later, the little problem of...

  • Brand Israel

    By Amy Klein

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    What do you think about when you hear the word Israel?

    Chances are if you're like most Americans, when you hear Israel, you think war. Ask most Americans to free-word associate with the word "Israel" and they'd probably say: terrorists, Palestinians, danger and conflict.

    At best....

  • Ohr Eliyahu Gets Rare Double Award

    By Julie G Fax

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov/Ohr Eliyahu in Culver City and its principal, Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg, received national recognition recently for being an institution that values individualized education, promotes skill building and emphasizes character development. Torah Umesorah, a...

  • Jewish Big Brothers Gets a New Parent

    By Marc Ballon

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Lately, the tears have fallen easily from Margy Feldman's eyes. It's not that the new president and CEO of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS) of Los Angeles is frustrated or depressed. Far from it. Hers are tears of joy, a feeling that comes from knowing that her work makes a...

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  • Passover Pains

    By Amy Klein

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    It was only December when the calls started coming in. I had barely closed the drawer on my menorah and was about to remove the blue wax stains near the window (hopefully without chipping the paint on the windowsill) when the phone rang.

    "What are you doing for Pesach?" my father...

  • Efforts Under Way to Raise Aid Funds

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Local and national Jewish organizations have mobilized to help tsunami victims and invite the community to participate, as well.

    DONATE DIRECTLY:

    American Jewish World Service partners with 22 non-government and community-based organizations in the regions affected by the...

  • A Student’s Plea

    By Seth Lutske

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Often I find myself staring at walls or lying on my bed staring at the ceiling, blank-minded. But I am not one who has the luxury to

    be blank-minded. There is too much to do -- not by will, but by force. There is work to be done -- two lessons of math homework, 26 pages of AP...

  • Teens Gear up for Bicycle Tzedakah

    By Julie M. Brown

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    With their hands all but frozen, lips blue and feet soaking, nearly 50 South Bay teens and a large handful of adult volunteers braved the storm on Sunday, Dec. 5, to devote their afternoon to testing, cleaning and repairing bicycles.

    The second of four Arachim programs, this event...

  • Federation Vows to Help Jewish Poor

    By Marc Ballon

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jews have long had a reputation as being among the most successful minority groups in the country. For the most part, they are. But as a new report from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles makes clear, not all Southland Jews live large. While some big machers tool around in...

  • An Endorsement on Rye for Antonio

    By Idan Ivri

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    If you were aching for a sandwich on Fairfax Avenue last Monday, you might remember pushing through a crowd of reporters. That day, three prominent Jewish politicians, often yelling over passing traffic noise, gathered in front of Canter's Deli to publicly endorse City Councilman...

  • Passion to Help Sick Spawns Wider Effort

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Lori Marx-Rubiner underwent a bilateral mastectomy two years ago, she lost the use of her arms for a few weeks. She couldn't brush her teeth, let alone tackle cooking dinner or driving her son to school.

    The Adat Ari El community came to her rescue, bringing approximately 60...

  • Habitat Help

    By Abby Gilad

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On Sukkot we build outdoor huts. We live in them for only seven days and then we go back into our warm, sturdy houses. But there are many people out there without a home.

    Habitat for Humanity builds houses for families so that they can have a home. Here's some ideas of things you can...

  • L.A. Resident Loses Family in Bus Bombing

    By Julie G Fax

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Aviel Atash was the entire world for his mother, Rachel. A developmentally delayed woman who married at the age of 39, Rachel never thought she would have children, and Aviel was like a dream, said her brother, Los Angeles resident Yoram Partush.

    But that dream exploded last week...

  • ‘Slaves’ to Drugs Find Help in Chabad

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When John Ostlund was 33, a judge offered him a choice: Quit heroin or lose your 3-year-old daughter.

    Ostlund chose heroin.

    Four years later, Ostlund had to make another decision. The 37-year-old had been a drug addict for 25 years and had spent 11 years in prison. Now it was up to...

  • Groundwork Laid to Evacuate Gaza

    By Gil Sedan

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Despite political hurdles, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is forging ahead with his Gaza disengagement plan, giving various government agencies the green light to prepare for the evacuation of settlers -- using both carrots and sticks.

    Even as Israeli police begin laying the...

  • Israel Has Rx for U.S. Health Care

    By Mordechai Shani

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Israel and the United States each have successes and failures in their respective health care systems, but the younger of the modern nations, rooted in its tradition of helping the needy, has much to teach its American ally. When it comes to some of the most important issues facing...

  • Random Acts of Bar Mitzvah Kindness

    By Lauren Bragin

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    While most 13-year-olds gleefully rip wrapping paper off their abundant bar/bat mitzvah presents and dream of ways to spend their gift money, a growing number of teens are opting to make their bar/bat mitzvah more meaningful. By donating all or some of their gifts to worthy causes,...

  • Hope Is on the Menu at Cafe Ezra

    By Tamara Schweltzer

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It's Thursday night at Camp Ramah in Ojai, and after most of the campers have gone to bed, more than 100 staffers squeeze into the staff lounge. Their hosts for the evening -- all clad in red T-shirts -- are the nine participants in the camp's Ezra program, a unique vocational...

  • Elder Rage: What I Know Now

    By Jacqueline Marcell

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For 11 years. I begged my obstinate elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he adamantly insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I hired to help him said, "Jacqueline, I just can't work with your father -- his temper is impossible to...

  • The Days and Nights of Berkowitz

    By Marc Ballon

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On a recent bus ride through the outskirts of St. Petersburg, Russia, Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz ignores the rustic scenery surrounding him. Instead, the 28-year-old executive director of the Chabad-Lubavitch-dominated Federation of Jewish Communities of the Former Soviet Union (FSU)...

  • Monk Could Be Way to Mideast Peace

    By Larry Kasanoff

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Next week, I am sponsoring a group of Israelis and Palestinians to spend a few weeks in a small village in southern France with a Buddhist monk named Thich Nhat Hanh. These two disparate groups of people do not know each other, but often feel hatred toward each other. Some of them...

  • ‘Lucky’ Friends

    By Julie G Fax

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since they met at a mommy and me 13 years ago, Adam Schlesinger and Sean Abramson have been coming up with innovative schemes together, such as the time they sold novelty items like Whoopie Cushions and electrified hand buzzers. (They pulled in $100.)

    But now the two recent graduates...

  • Baker Finds Right Recipe for Success

    By Gustavo Arellano

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At 3 a.m., when most Orange County residents are halfway through their slumber, Solomon Dueñas leaves Aliso Viejo and begins the 15-minute commute he's made nearly every morning since 1988.

    The 54-year-old arrives at Solomon's Bakery and immediately relieves the three bakers who...

  • Teens Aid Russian Children

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Knowing little about Judaism, 11 Russian immigrant families in the Los Angeles area began meeting in 1991, holding Shabbat dinners together and learning Jewish teachings from their children, many of whom were enrolled in Jewish day schools.

    Among them was Olga Belogolova's family,...

  • The Circuit

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A True Best Friend

    A hero of last fall's destructive brushfires in San Bernardino was 5-year-old Duke, a miniature spaniel trained since 2000 to serve as a "co-therapist." At one evacuation center during the weeklong siege, without prompting, Duke snuggled up to a 10-year-old boy...

  • Olins Reaches Out to Teens, Pet Owners

    By Julie G Fax

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Maggie died, the Goodman family turned to Rabbi Sally Olins for comfort. As she had at other times of tragedy in the past, Olins helped them in their healing, composing prayers and blessings and crafting a stone memorial marker.

    Olins, rabbi of the Conservative Temple B'nai...

  • Short-Term Help, Long-Term Effects

    By Carin Davis

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Michael Borkow had done the Israel tourist thing before, and wanted to spend his week's vacation volunteering in Israel.

    "I didn't want to sit in a hotel room or listen to a tour guide tell me to look out the left- hand side of the bus. I wanted to show my support of Israel in a...

  • Adding Mitzvah Multiplies Simcha

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sometimes the smallest details are the ones that make the biggest impression. You remember the pretty napkins or the mints with dessert. You remember the bride walking down the aisle with both her parents instead of just her father. You remember the way the bat mitzvah girl wore a...

  • Vocational Service Gains Career Center

    By Marc Ballon

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    To Vivian Seigel, Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) is a living, breathing entity that must grow with the times or risk irrelevance. That's why the organization she heads announced in April that it had acquired a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that, like JVS, provides an array of...

  • Charities Ask L.A. to Help Israel’s Poor

    By Gaby Wenig

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ask Abraham Israel about hungry people in Israel and he gets exasperated.

    "The situation is pathetic," said Israel, the founder of Hazon Yeshaya, a charity that supports seven soup kitchens. "It's terrible, terrible, terrible. We're feeding 5,000 people a day. For Passover we needed...

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