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  • Tribute and Legacy: Being Present

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    December 29, 2012 | 11:59 pm

    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...

  • Stamp of Approval

    By Tom Tugend

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    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...

  • High Marks for Jewish Swimmers

    By Tom Tugend

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Watermarks" is a life-affirming documentary that celebrates the constancy of courage and grace, from youth to old age.

    Its setting is the waltz-loving Austria of the 1920s and '30s, where the lithe young swimmers of the fabled Hakoah ("the strength") Vienna sports club are...

  • Just One Voice

    By Rob Eshman

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It's nice to honor Righteous Gentiles when they're dead. It's even nicer to acknowledge them while they're still alive.

    Which brings me to the Rev. Doug Huneke, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon, Calif.

    Over the summer, the Presbyterian Church (USA) passed a...

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  • A 5765 Resolution

    By Maurice J. Elias

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • Remembrance

    By Abby Gilad

    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?

  • Good Kids,  Bad Revenge

    By David Finnigan

    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...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    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...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    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...

  • Big-Hearted Giver’s Crowning Moment

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Paul Goldenberg avoided playgrounds and sports while he was growing up, because he lacked athletic prowess. He spent hours in the cool darkness of a movie house.

    In the central Los Angeles of the '30s, where his parents had little money to spare, Goldenberg scrounged for pop bottles,...

  • The Jewish Side of…

    By Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    There was no red carpet or Hollywood glitz, but the first Jewish Image Awards, honoring outstanding work reflecting Jewish heritage in film and television, proved a lot shorter and funnier than the more celebrated Oscar ceremonies.

    Veteran director Arthur Hiller ("Love Story," "Plaza...

  • Wonder Women

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • Favorite Son

    By Michael Aushenker

    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...

  • Leading With His Left

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    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...

  • ‘Neighbors’

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Responding to widespread debate over Poles' participation in a 1941 massacre of Jews, Poland's political and religious leaders are calling on Polish citizens to confront their past.

    "We have an obligation to honor the memory of the victims and to establish the truth," Prime Minister...

  • Jewish Journalism

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • New Israel Fund Honors Rabbi Susan Laemmle

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Last 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...
  • Young Israel Matures

    By Julie G Fax

    March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Had 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....

  • Honor Bestowed

    By Beverly Gray

    September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Joel 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...
  • Singing the Composer’s Praises

    By Michael Aushenker

    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...

  • Vienna Opens

    By Tom Tugend

    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,...

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