In a URJ chat group in which I’m a member, someone recently asked how other synagogues decide who will get honors such as aliyot, and holding or reading from the Torah during High Holy Day services. The answer to this can be a big deal, since these are the services which the most...
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November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
This coming attraction will soon be playing in Los Angeles, but for the moment, you'll have to go to the University of Florida in Gainesville to see a new exhibit honoring those from the United States and Canada who fought for Israel's independence in the 1940s.
The central display...
December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Werner Angress was attached to a U.S. paratroop platoon winging behind German lines on D-Day, when the sergeant told him he'd be the first to jump.
"But I've never jumped before in my life," Angress protested.
"That's OK," the sergeant said, "the newest guy always goes first."...
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Top, left to right, Ilana Weinberg, Larry Weinberg, MarkBorovitz and Barbi Weinberg. Above right, Pauline Ledeen. Above left,Audrey Irmas.
September is awards season in Los Angeles. Evenbefore the Emmys were handed out last weekend, the Jewish FederationCouncil of Greater Los...