Sitting between my parents at the temple where I grew up, I felt lucky. It seemed odd at a funeral, but that is how I felt. After years of traveling by land and sea, I was home and sharing in an ancient tradition to commemorate the life of our temple's matriarch, Florence Zeldin...
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A picture may be worth 1,000 words -- but it will only cost you 37 cents. This month the U.S. Postal Service is issuing American Scientists commemorative stamps honoring two of the keenest Jewish minds of the 20th century: physicist Richard P. Feynman and mathematician John von...
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In 1990, the late psychologist and author Julius Segal wrote an article of exceptional depth, wisdom and practicality for Parents Magazine. His message was simple: For children to thrive, they must have the respect, acceptance and patience of parents who cherish them.
Each of these...
September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Did your school do anything in honor of Sept. 11? America will have that date stamped on its memory forever. Because of the way the Jewish calendar works, Sept. 11 will often fall near Rosh Hashanah. Begin this New Year with thoughts about how to make this a world of peace. What can you do to make this happen?
August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm
At the Humanitas Prize awards luncheon in Universal City earlier this summer, Jacob Aaron Estes picked up a $10,000 cash prize honoring the screenplay for his Paramount Classics film, "Mean Creek," which opens this weekend.
When asked what he would do with the money, the...
April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Wish Upon a Star
March 13 found celebrities doing the work for a change, as television and sports stars chipped in for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles' 11th annual wine tasting and auction benefit, "Uncork a Wish."
For more than 20 years, the organization's...
October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm
They're breakin' out the fine china for two big Jewish entertainers today. As if seven Emmy's and five Golden Globes weren't enough, Ed Asner racks up another award "for his tireless contributions" to FirstStage Theatre, an organization dedicated to helping writers refine...
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Last year Hollywood unleashed woman of action Erin Brockovich, and won the Academy Award for its star, Julia Roberts.
Next month, the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) will honor the real Brockovich at the Sixth Annual Women of Action 2001 luncheon banquet on Aug. 8. Brockovich's...
June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm
It was a proud moment for Sam Kermanian when his West Hollywood-based organization, the Iranian-American Jewish Federation (IAJF), welcomed Israel's President Moshe Katzav last week.
"To us, he's more than just a president of the State of Israel," said Kermanian, 46. "He is truly a...
April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman's art-filled home on a quiet, verdant Brentwood street is a world away from the gritty industrial world in which he lived as a child during the Depression and again as a young man on the cusp of World War II. But it's his experiences in that world of...
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Last week the American Jewish Press Association held its 19th annual conference in Washington DC. Part of the proceedings always include a closing night dinner where reporters and their newspapers are honored for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. These are known as the Simon Rockower...
May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pmLast week, Rabbi Richard Levy, executive director of the Los Angeles Hillel Council, introduced to the Central Conference of American Rabbis in Pittsburgh a new Reform movement manifesto. And according to Rabbi Susan Laemmle, that's not his only contribution to Reform. For without...
March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pmHad Elazar Muskin not locked himself out of his uncle's house while on his honeymoon here 13 years ago, he might not today be rabbi of one of Los Angeles' most vibrant Orthodox shuls.
Fortunately for Young Israel of Century City, Muskin didn't wait around for his uncle to return....
September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pmJoel Grishaver, everybody's favorite hip Jewish uncle, had been up half the night, schmoozing with a rabbi's son who was visiting from England. So when Grishaver answered the phone at 6:30 a.m., he was hardly prepared for the voice that said, "You and I have a date for lunch in...
June 4, 1998 | 8:00 pm
"Air Force One." "Basic Instinct." "Poltergeist." "Planet of the Apes."
Just a sampling of the more than 175 motion pictures bearing the distinctive imprimatur of master film composer Jerry Goldsmith, (left) who was recently honored by...
March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm
The new Arnold Schoenberg Center occupies onefloor of the Palais Fanto in downtown Vienna. A recital auditorium isamong its features.
With a week-long celebration to mark theopening of the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna heaped honors on theseminal composer of 20th-century music,...