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  • A Wish Is Granted

    By Marc Ballon

    February 27, 2003 | 7:01 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Jewish Family Service (JFS) have received the first federally funded grant in California for so-called naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs), places where a majority of the population is over 55.

    JFS, which collaborated...

  • The Consumer

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Ancient Greek democracy created the "citizen." Renaissance Europe invented the "gentleman." Colonial America produced the "frontiersman." Each human civilization, it seems, fashions its own unique character type. And ours is no exception. Contemporary America has spawned the...

  • Better Future Tied to Secession

    By Keith Richman

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    For decades, hard-working, committed citizens have been struggling to break the Valley free from remote politicians and uncaring bureaucrats, whose interests are focused on downtown interests with downtown influence. If we are successful, Valley independence will provide a more...

  • Independence Day

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Nothing could dampen their spirits. On Saturday morning, July 27, a small band of San Fernando Valley secessionists gathered at a park in Van Nuys to sign a declaration of independence from the city of Los Angeles. In the middle of the historic moment, as leaders of the secession...

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  • Silver Lining for Silverlake

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    At the onset of 2002, it looked like curtains for the Silverlake-Los Feliz Jewish Community Center (JCC). The JCC, located at Sunset Boulevard and Bates Avenue, was one of five sites originally slated to be shut down and sold so that parent organization Jewish Community Centers of...

  • Israel in the Valley

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    So 40,000 people can't be wrong, right? That's how many people are expected to attend next week's 53rd Annual Israel Independence Day Festival. KRLA's Dennis Prager will emcee the festival's official ceremony, and special guests will include Israeli Minister of Transportation Ephraim...

  • From Best Boy to Best Man

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Filmmaker Ira Wohl


    Two decades ago, filmmaker Ira Wohl sat at the Passover table andthought about his cousin, Philly. For his first 50 years, thedevelopmentally disabled Philly had lived at home with his parents inQueens, never venturing into the world. Wohl now wondered how...

  • Celebrating Israel’s Independence

    May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    While it may be true that if you ask two Jews a question, you're likely to get three different opinions, it appears that thousands were in agreement last Sunday: The Israel Independence Day Festival at Hansen Dam was the place to be to celebrate the Jewish State's 49th birthday....
  • Israel at 49

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Looking for a traditional Israeli way to celebrate Yom Ha'Atzma'ut? Try the annual Israel Independence Day Festival, pictured above, this year on Sunday, May 18, from noon to 5 p.m., at Hansen Dam Park in Sun Valley. The park is sun-drenched, loud pop music sung in Hebrew is blaring,...
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