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  • Calls for peace at memorial for Kansas shooting victims

    3 days ago

    The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a memorial service in honor of three people shot dead on Sunday.

    Heavy security...

  • Missouri mayor endorses suspected Kansas killer’s views

    3 days ago

    The new mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller said he agreed with some of the views of the suspected killer of three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, Kan.

    Daniel Clevenger, who was elected mayor of Marionville on Tuesday, offered his endorsement of...

  • Three people killed in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas

    1 week ago

    Three people were killed in shootings Sunday afternoon at a Jewish community center and at a Jewish elderly care home in a Kansas City suburb, and a suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said.

    Police said they did not have a motive for the shootings, but were not...

  • Jews without Harvard

    By Rob Eshman

    February 12, 2014 | 11:39 am

    This is the time of year when the Golden Children of our tribe are being anointed by the nation’s finest colleges and universities. These kids have traveled a long road to glory — GPA, SAT, AP, interviews, essays, common apps.

    For a full year, the only question they’ve heard from...

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  • Back to the racquet

    July 19, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Fifteen years removed from championship racquetball, Jerry Hilecher decided to attempt a comeback in the sport that made him famous, put him in the conversation about the greatest players and earned him enshrinement in the USA Racquetball Hall of Fame.

    He had had back surgery,...

  • Bonding at Baby U

    July 17, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    For new parents, having their first child can be scary, stressful and utterly stupefying. 

    Westside Jewish Community Center hopes it will be a little less so thanks to Jewish Baby University, a five-week class designed to prepare people for what parenthood is really like.

    The...

  • U.S. senators Kirk and Gillibrand decry Argentina-Iran commission

    March 13, 2013 | 10:17 am

    Two U.S. senators asked the president of Argentina to end her country’s agreement with Iran to establish a “truth commission” on the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center.

    Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent a letter Monday to...

  • Left without a JCC, Valley Jews look to start anew

    March 6, 2013 | 5:41 am

    For Amanda Prosin, Valley Cities Jewish Community Center in Sherman Oaks was her Jewish home when she was growing up. She went there for summer camp, learned about Jewish holidays and made lasting relationships. For her, it made Judaism, well, fun.

    That sense of community is what...

  • Israel summons Argentina’s envoy over deal with Iran

    January 29, 2013 | 11:26 am

    Israel's Foreign Ministry summoned the Argentinian ambassador over his country's agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires JCC.

    Israel's ambassador in Buenos Aires, Dorit Shavit, also requested a meeting with the Argentinian Foreign Minister...

  • No suspects in Malmö JCC attack, police say

    November 16, 2012 | 9:22 am

    Police in Malmö, Sweden have no suspects in September’s attack on the city’s Jewish community center.

    Anders Lindell, a police spokesman, told JTA that all charges were dropped against the two young men whom police arrested shortly after the Sept. 28 attack.

    “We have concluded...

  • Milken JCC to close in June

    By JewishJournal

    February 3, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    The JCC at Milken in West Hills announced this week that it will shut its doors permanently as of June 30. The 42-year-old center will also close its Early Childhood Center, which has 80 preschoolers, on June 15.

    In a Feb. 1 e-mail, Milken JCC chair Steven V. Rheuban announced that...

  • Kobe practices at the JCC

    November 29, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reportedly held a private training session at a Jewish Community Center in Irvine, Ca.

    Bryant, according to the TMZ website, brought a trainer to the J to work on shooting drills and cardio training as spectators looked on.

    Last month, the Miami...

  • LeBron James gets slammed at Ohio Jewish Community Center

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 14, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    Pro-basketball star LeBron James filled in for a team at the Mandel Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Cleveland, Ohio at the last minute and not surprisingly crushed his opponents.

    But after the game, James got slammed by a sandwich shop worker located within the JCC who reacted to...

  • JCC opens in Kharkov, Ukraine

    April 5, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    A new Jewish Community Center opened in Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkov.

    Donors, volunteers and staff of World Jewish Relief, which raised the funds for and oversaw construction of the building, were among those on hand for the official opening March 30 in the northeastern...

  • Rockland JCC to open on Shabbat

    March 7, 2011 | 10:25 am

    A Jewish community center in New York State has decided to open its fitness center and gym on Friday evenings and Saturdays.

    The 36-member board of the Rockland JCC in West Nyack voted overwhelmingly to remain open on Shabbat, the Journal-News reported.

    The new hours will begin...

  • Resurrected Westside JCC gets a major facelift

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 24, 2008 | 11:06 pm

    The Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC) has announced plans for an Oct. 29 groundbreaking on its Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Aquatic Center, a $4 million renovation of the center's pools and related areas. Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg, who operates a swim...
  • Milken JCC bustling despite pool uncertainty

    By Jane Ulman

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Saul H. Jacobs, 73, works up a sweat on one of the fitness center's treadmills (photo below) at the New JCC at Milken. It's something he does three days a week.

    Across the hall, instructor Flo Schulman teaches tap dancing routines to members of Tapmania, a group of 10 women, ages 59...

  • Does New JCC at Milken mean more trouble for other JCCs?

    By Jane Ulman

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The New JCC at Milken was thought to be immune from the financial turmoil and closures that plagued other Los Angeles JCCs in the early 2000s. A unique 1984 agreement with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles allowed it to be housed in perpetuity on the modern and...
  • Valley Cities JCC property deal falls through

    By Adam Wills

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Since becoming an independent nonprofit in 2004, the 54-year-old Valley Cities Jewish Community Center has enjoyed growing success in the East San Fernando Valley.

    An estimated 1,000 people use its mural-adorned building each week. The center's nursery school has a waiting list for...
  • Huizar Proposal Would Close Razing Loophole

    By Tom Tugend

    March 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    An order to investigate the demolition of a historic Jewish Community Center (JCC) building in Boyle Heights is now on the agenda of the Los Angeles City Council.

    Under a motion introduced March 22 by Councilmember Jose Huizar, whose district includes Boyle Heights, municipal...

  • Tentative Deal to Save Valley Cities JCC

    By Marc Ballon

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Valley Cities Jewish Community Center received a new lease on life this week when its parent organization agreed in principle to sell the center property to a local partnership that will keep the JCC going. Without the agreement, the center could have shut down at the end of...

  • Jews of the Midnight Sun

    By Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Each year, our congregation visits a different corner of the Jewish world. This year we traveled to Scandinavia and our first stop was Stockholm, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Sweden is green and vibrant and its capital city is surrounded by water. Many of us took a...

  • Paris Jewish Center Destroyed by Arson

    By Carole Raphaelle Davis

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish community center in Paris that serves kosher meals to the poor was set on fire early Sunday morning. The soup kitchen, a converted synagogue on the ground floor of a five-story residential building on the Rue Popincourt in Paris' 11th District was partially destroyed....

  • 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...

  • Closed Chapter

    By Gary Rosenblatt

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "One People, Two Worlds" (Schocken Books, $26) the title of the current book by a Reform rabbi and an Orthodox rabbi exploring the issues that divide them, proved to be all too accurate this month when the Orthodox author, Yosef Reinman -- under pressure from religious leaders in his...

  • Invest in Your Community

    By Michael J. Kaminsky

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It has been one year since a financial crisis engulfed the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA). In response to this crisis, JCCGLA was forced to close facilities, cut services and lay off scores of staff. Programs that served more than 1,000 people were...

  • Land of a Thousand Titles

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Jonathan Foer's award-winning book, "Everything Is Illuminated," is a fictionalized road trip to a Ukrainian shtetl, mirroring the young author's own family history quest. Crime fiction writer Rochelle Krich, the Orthodox daughter of Holocaust survivors, is starting a new series with...

  • The Way of No Way

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Drawn in part by the recent movie, "Enough," in which actress Jennifer Lopez uses Krav Maga to even the score against an abusive husband, a long-established Orange County class in self-defense is seeing a jump in popularity.

    Sessions in the self-defense training developed for the...

  • Bad Feelings, Big Questions

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As Jewish Community Center (JCC) supporters seek answers to troubling questions regarding the current crisis and the future of Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA), Jewish Federation officials say they are working "day and night" to address the current crisis.

    ...

  • Can the JCCs Be Saved?

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    About 160 members turned up at Westside Jewish Community Center's Birch Auditorium last Sunday in an effort to keep their center from closing down. The room buzzed with determined activity. Subcommittee members exchanged information. Two members were busy painting "Save the Centers"...

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