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  • Showing Kindness is Not Hard, it is Required

    By Ilana Angel

    July 15, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    Sadly I am often surprised by how, when given the opportunity, people are not kind to a stranger.  We live in a harsh and cynical world where there is not a lot of kindness.  I understand people are jaded, but when you make a conscious decision to not lend a hand to someone in need,...

  • Friends Found a World Away

    By Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Every other year, our congregation travels to a different part of the Jewish world to meet and, if necessary, help our fellow Jews. Having traveled to Israel, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union many times, as well as Turkey, Morocco, Spain, Argentina and Brazil, our...

  • Charity Makes Tamkin an ICON

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. S. Jerome Tamkin doesn't keep a little black book, but he does keep a large white binder. And if you're an educational, Jewish or health organization, you want to be listed there, because the binder tracks 32 organizations which Tamkin and his wife, Judith, have chosen to support...

  • Reflections After the Fire

    By Harold Schulweis

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On May 7, at about 6:30 a.m., I was awakened by a call informing me that an incendiary bomb had been thrown through the stained-glass window of our sanctuary at Valley Beth Shalom. I rushed to the temple, only to find that our custodians, uninstructed by any temple official, had...

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  • A Reason to Smile

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Attention Jewish Angelenos: now you can become more beautiful and help Israeli victims of terror at the same time. Two programs, Smiles in Spite of Terror and StandWithUs tooth whitening campaign, donate half the fee from your teeth bleaching sessions goes to help fix the teeth of...

  • Networking for Jobs

    By Karen Alexander

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's been nearly two years since David Lorch had a job. Currently, the former pricing analyst for an Orange County high-tech firm attends networking events near his home in Laguna Hills, does volunteer work for his shul, Congregation Eilat in Mission Viejo, and tries to maintain his...

  • Chains of Support

    By Julie G Fax

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Two days after her radical breast cancer surgery last May, Missy Stein hit that moment where all the emotional and physical implications of her condition came crashing in on her.

    But then she remembered Sari Abrams' words.

    In a phone call before the surgery, Abrams, who had a...

  • Passion for Politics

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Amanda Susskind doesn't look like she was raised in Berkeley. With her tweedy, conservative suits, paired with sweater sets and pearls, the new West Coast director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) doesn't look like she was brought up anywhere near the laid back, hippie haven.

    But...

  • Woman of the Book

    By Beverly Gray

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Sherrill Kushner's crusade on behalf of the Santa Monica Public Library system began with her realization that Jews are the People of the Book.

    "I've always felt comfortable in a library," she said. As a child, Kushner spent many happy hours in the "cozy and wonderful" Carnegie...

  • I’ve Heard That Name Before

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Call up a Los Angeles City Council or Board of Supervisors office these days and you are likely to speak to someone called Adina, Adeena or Adena. It doesn't matter if you are calling the office of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (3rd District) or the council offices of Cindy Miscikowski...

  • Trading Up

    By Melissa Minkin

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Investment banker Adlai Wertman was fed up with Wall Street -- so he moved to Los Angeles, took an 85 percent pay cut and got a job on Skid Row. Two years later, he says he's never been happier.

    Wertman, 42, is the president and CEO of Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization that helps...

  • On Hertzberg’s Horizon

    By Mike Levy

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Even though Robert Hertzberg will step down from the speakership of the California Assembly on Feb. 6, he still has plenty to say. The Sherman Oaks Democrat, as a rule, keeps busy.

    On what he sees as his responsibilities, he's fond of quoting from the Talmud: "You are not expected...

  • Deaths in the Family

    By Rob Eshman

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Whenever one of our writers or contributors -- or I myself -- use the term "Jewish community," I think of Lew Wasserman. An interviewer once asked the former MCA chairman and power broker about the Jewish community here. Wasserman shot back: "I don't know of a Jewish community. It is...

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