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  • December Dilemma—Solved!

    By Jane Neff Rollins

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    If you're the Jewish partner in an interfaith couple, you face the December Dilemma -- how to send two sets of friends and relatives a greeting card that expresses both your wishes for a happy holiday season without offending any recipients. The answer is to send an interfaith...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 4, 2004 | 7:01 pm

    Saturday, November 6

    Wannabe Hollywood writers take over the L.A. Convention Center this weekend for Screenwriting Expo 3, a seminar offering panels, advice from experts, story-pitch meetings with managers and executives from studios, production companies and agencies and a...

  • A Personal Reflection on General Assemblv Actions on Israel and thePractice of Conversion

    By Doug Huneke

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I have devoted almost my entire professional career to fostering interfaith understanding, respect and cooperation. In recent years I feel that I have exhausted my soul trying to balance a deep desire for this part of my calling with decisions and actions at the highest levels of...

  • Episcopal Church Mulls Divestment

    By David Finnigan

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders are displeased with another mainline Protestant church's call for divestment of church funds from companies doing business with Israel, with Southern California clergy trying to quell what could be an interfaith nightmare.

    "Obviously one of our fears when the...

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  • Episcopal Church Mulls Divestment

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders are displeased with another mainline Protestant church's call for divestment of church funds from companies doing business with Israel, with Southern California clergy trying to quell what could be an interfaith nightmare. "Obviously one of our fears when the...
  • Episcopal Church Mulls Divestment

    By David Finnigan

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders are displeased with another mainline Protestant church's call for divestment of church funds from companies doing business with Israel, with Southern California clergy trying to quell what could be an interfaith nightmare.

    "Obviously one of our fears when the...

  • Episcopal Church Mulls Divestment

    By David Finnigan

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders are displeased with another mainline Protestant church's call for divestment of church funds from companies doing business with Israel, with Southern California clergy trying to quell what could be an interfaith nightmare.

    "Obviously one of our fears when the...

  • Tips to Engage Your Family in the New Year

    By Rabbi Arthur P. Nemitoff

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Dad, I have my first big test in biology next Thursday," Sandy explained.

    "Next Thursday?"

    "Yep."

    "Sorry, honey, you are going to have to miss it. Next Thursday is Rosh Hashanah and I want you to go to services with me."

    "Dad, I can't miss the test. Mrs. Smith said that the only...

  • Keep Grandparents’  Legacy Alive

    By Jeanette Bergelson

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    What is our role in the interfaith family unit? We are not just the grandparents; we are the Jewish grandparents. Their other grandparents are Christian, Muslim, Hindu or of another faith. Even when grandchildren are not raised within any particular faith, this is how we will be...

  • Mixed-Marriage Study Defies Logic

    By Edmund Case

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since the National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) confirmed the continuing high rate of intermarriage, it's been quiet on the "outreach"vs. "in-reach" front. The Jewish In-Marriage Initiative is slowly becoming active.

    No new money has been added to the paltry funding the Jewish...

  • Islamic Group Uses Jewish Sect as Tool

    By Kevin O’Grady

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently announced that "in an effort to foster better cooperation between Muslims and Jews," its Southern California chapter, along with several California mosques and branches of the Muslim Student Association, would sponsor a...

  • Mixed Marriage, Mixed Message

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Double or Nothing: Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage" by Sylvia Barack Fishman (Brandeis, $24.95)

    "Sort of Jewish," "Jewish and something else," "might as well be Jewish" are some of the ways people describe their Jewish identity in Sylvia Barack Fishman's significant new book...

  • Your Letters

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Schindler vs. Mel

    It was extremely gratifying to read the editorials on the movie "Schindler's List" in this week's issue ("Schindler's Impact" and "Celebrating 10 Years of 'Schindler's List,'" March 12). I was especially impressed by Tom Teicholz's experiences in the Ukraine, and...

  • Jewish Groups Meet Bush at Conclave

    By David Finnigan

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    President Bush hugged a cantor, listened to an Orthodox high school choir, walked with an addict-turned-rabbi and heard success stories of the Jewish-based Beit T'Shuvah addiction treatment center during his March 3 Southern California visit.

    "We're all realizing that we need to have...

  • Married to It

    By Julie G Fax

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Kim and Rob Cavallo had worked out a lot of the tough issues that confront an interfaith family. But when she asked him to get rid of the Christmas tree because it would confuse their two children, Rob, who was raised in an Italian-Scottish Catholic home, pushed back. And he used a...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Zimmer Goes Hollywood

    On Nov. 6, the Zimmer Children's Museum took on Hollywood when the organization honored Barbara Fisher, executive vice president of entertainment at Lifetime Entertainment Services, and actress Cynthia Sikes Yorkin (best known for her roles in "St. Elsewhere"...

  • Defining Family

    By Yehuda Lev

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A few months ago, in these pages, I described a brief visit to Los Angeles to attend the wedding of my daughter, Dafna, 42, and

    her fiancé, Scott, 36 ("Father of the Bride," July 11). It was a first marriage for both and celebrated without benefit of clergy -- Scott being Christian...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    Let's make a deal? Monty's offering you one you can't refuse. Continuing today and tomorrow is the 31st annual Merchant of Tennis/Monty Hall/Cedars-Sinai Diabetes Tennis Tournament. You might have missed last night's cocktail reception, but that's no reason to skip...

  • Where You Stand

    By Rabbi Allen I. Freehling

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We are standing before God and God is standing before us -- especially during this particular time, when certain fundamental liberties are being denied individuals and when justice is being withheld from specific groups -- all in the name of "homeland security." This week's Torah...

  • A Pulpit for Peace

    By Marc Ballon

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the aftermath of Sept. 11, America experienced an ugly anti-Arab backlash. Thousands of Middle Easterners living in the United States were verbally harassed, beaten or worse because of their ethnicity or religion. Some pilots forced swarthy passengers off their planes because...

  • Building Bridges to Arab Town

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Pop culture lovers don't need a map to find Mickey's Toontown. But Alam's Arab Town?

    Little-known even in Orange County and not yet granted official recognition, Arab Town is located in West Anaheim, not far from Disneyland.

    Arabic signage and billboards in the strip malls lining...

  • Plan Seeks to Draw Potential Jews

    By Tom Tugend

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis asked a group of approximately 80 retirees in his Conservative congregation how many had a non-Jewish member in their family, almost every hand shot up.

    "At first, I was genuinely shocked," said Schulweis, the spiritual leader of Valley Beth Shalom in...

  • Community Briefs

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    ADL Sponsors "Safe Community" Program in Encino

    Earlier this year, a string of arson attacks on five houses of worship rocked the interfaith community. Earlier this month, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sponsored an interfaith forum to prepare the community in case such...

  • Song and Study Bring Temple to Life

    By Julie G Fax

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    To understand how Rabbi Morley Feinstein has re-energized University Synagogue, just peek in on his Friday night services, which have been attracting upwards of 125 people every week.

    Music fills the sanctuary as Feinstein, Cantor Jay Frailich and Assistant Rabbi Zachary Shapiro...

  • Explosion of Love in Encino Defeats Hatred

    By Michael Berenbaum

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The response to the attacks in early May against four houses for worship in Encino -- two synagogues, a Baha'i Community Center and a Protestant Church -- shows that the way Americans handle what seemed to be an explosion of hatred defeats that hatred and reinforces our sense of...

  • Love and Loyalty

    By Lia del Sesto

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We would always say that we were the ambassadors of love and happiness, causing people to smile as they passed by us, the chemistry almost touchable.

    At that point, the fact that he was a Jew and I was an Italian Catholic didn't seem to make much difference. We were in love and that...

  • Backlash Threat

    By Marc Ballon

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As some 20 teens beat 18-year-old Rashid Alam with golf clubs and baseball bats in Yorba Linda on Feb. 22, they allegedly yelled "White Power!" The attack, which Alam's friends said was unprovoked, left the recent high school graduate hospitalized with a fractured jaw and broken...

  • Your Letters

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Who Should Pay?



    While Sharon Schatz Rosenthal's cover story notes that day schools are costly, it fails to address cost efficiency ("Who Should Pay?" Jan. 31). I believe the Jewish community's limited funding can be more effectively targeted at bolstering supplementary secondary...

  • Beth Sholom’s Engel Gets Kudos for Outreach

    By Andrea Adelson

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Santa Ana's Temple Beth Sholom named Monica Engel as the congregant of the year for her enthusiasm for teaching Judaism to interfaith families.

    Raised in an Orthodox home, Engel's own family scrapbook has a different character, reflecting a blend of Judeo-Christian life-cycle...

  • Your Letters

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish War Vets

    I would like it to be known that the reality of my statement regarding Jews in combat was that I spent too much time experiencing WWII to make an insensitive comment that Jews were not on the front lines ("Jewish War Vets Remember," Nov. 8). I removed the dog tags...

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