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  • Another Chance to Buy Israeli

    By Journal Staff

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Last year's Israeli merchant fair in Irvine -- the first stop in a three-month caravan -- spoiled vendors with large crowds open pocketbooks and home-cooked meals.

    Merchants are already clamoring for a reprise on May 23 as part of "O.C. Celebrates Israel," a communitywide event...

  • Rabbi Leaving Beth Jacob for Israel

    By Andrea Adelson

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Joel Landau has the credentials to access the power centers of his rabbinic peers from divergent theological camps.

    Landau, rabbi of the Modern Orthodox synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine, is the only non-Chabad member of the all-Orthodox Rabbinic Council of Orange County....

  • Shlock Rock ‘n’ Roll

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    If spoof dj Dr. Demento hosted a Purim show, he'd have to spotlight the Jewish band Shlock Rock. Shlock 'n' roll includes clever parodies of pop hits like "I Don't Get No Humentashen (based on the Stones' "Satisfaction") and "Achashverosh" (think Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus").

    For Purim...

  • Muslims Fumble on Team Names

    By David Finnigan

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Intifada." "Mujahadeen." "Soldiers of Allah."

    These names of teams in the all-Muslim flag football tournament in Irvine have upset Southern California Jewish leaders, but engendered varying reaction from local Muslim leaders.

    "You pick something shocking as a young football player,"...

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  • Center Construction Moves Ahead Despite Shortfall

    By Journal Staff

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Though Irvine's Samueli Jewish Campus is $2 million short of $20 million required to finish a community building, the project's supporters are moving ahead to avoid the potential costs of delay.

    Permits for the 123,000-square-foot building adjacent to Tarbut V'Torah Community Day...

  • ‘United We Flourish’

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Putting his own twist on a frequently invoked slogan, Lou Weiss, the newly elected president of Orange County's

    Jewish Federation, intends to make inclusiveness a priority during his tenure.

    Rather than "united we stand," Weiss is adopting the motto, "united we flourish." His other...

  • Eulogies: Dr. Pauline Glanzberg Rachlis

    By Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Pauline Glanzberg Rachlis, died June 8, at the age of 90.

    Born in Vienna, Austria on Oct. 10, 1911, she became a physician after graduating from the University of Virginia Medical School. Fleeing Vienna, she came to America, one of two survivors of an extended family of 33.

    She...

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