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  • A Room of Their Own

    By Diane Arieff

    September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    It's Friday night in Westwood, and the room is packed. It's a stylish, attractive crowd -- lawyers, entertainment executives, marketing analysts and other professionals who look like they had a chance to stop off at home after work and freshen up before coming. The buzz is happy and...
  • In a Class of Its Own

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    About 100 San Fernando Valley residents gathered at a community forum Sept. 2 to discuss a spate of recent and troubling anti-Semitic incidents.

    The meeting, held at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, demonstrated the kind of rapid response team that a scattered history of hate crimes...

  • Granting Millions in Dollars and Wishes

    September 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    More than $2.2 million in grants -- including $1.7million to the Israel Experience Program -- was committed by theJewish Community Foundation last month to local programs benefiting avariety of Jewish organizations.

    The foundation's support for the Jewish FederationCouncil of Greater...

  • Facing Down Anti-Semitism

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    About 100 San Fernando Valley residents gathered at a community forum Sept. 2 to discuss a spate of recent and troubling anti-Semitic incidents.

    The meeting, held at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, demonstrated the kind of rapid response team that a scattered history of hate crimes...

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  • Helping Those in the Shadows

    By John R. Fishel

    September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    In a Jewish community the size and scope of ours, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the small acts of kindness that define our concern for justice and quality of life.

    The Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California provides such acts. There's...

  • Community

    By Tom Tugend

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Building a Bridge

    The new Israeli consul for communications hopes to create dialogue between Israel and Jewish communities in the United States

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    Young Arthur Lenk, a native of Patterson, N.J., was at his desk in the protocol division of the Israeli...

  • Power, Politics & People

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    J.J. Goldberg writes regularly for The Jewish Journal.

     

    Swiss Story Lessons

    On Oct. 29, 1857, delegates from four cities gathered in Baltimore for a national Jewish protest...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Supporting the Republican

    Some Orthodox Jews are throwing their support behind gubernatorial candidate Dan Lungren

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    State Attorney General Dan Lungren, the Republican candidate for governor, tested the waters of Jewish community...

  • Cover Story

    By James D

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    The expulsion of Jews from the IberianPeninsula 500 years ago brought a tragic end to a Jewish presencethat had thrived for centuries in Sepharad, the Hebrew word for Spain. It also set in motion the dispersion of Sephardicculture.

    Strictly speaking, Sephardic Jewry includes...

  • Up Front

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Save the Trees -- and the Sukkahs

    For several years, the city of Los Angeles Street Tree Division has treated the Jewish community to a bounty of free palm fronds to use as schach , covering for the huts built in honor of the...

  • Federation Matters

    By John Fishel

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    John Fishel is the executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

     

    Priorities:

    Local vs. National

    By John Fishel

    A few weeks ago, Jewish...

  • Community

    By Ruth Stroud

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

     

     

     

    A Passion for Politics -- and Sports

    By Ruth Stroud, Staff Writer

    New chair of the JCRC, Howard Welinsky, talks about his upcoming term

    Howard Welinsky is guarded when he talks politics. As the...

  • Cover Story

    By Beverly Gray

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As Zionism turns 100 and Israel approaches 50, a Sept. 14 conference re-examines our affection for the Jewish State.

    Photo from Jerusalem in 3000 Years, Konemann, 1995.

    To many American Jews in their 20s, 30s and 40s, Zionism, the ancient dream of a Jewish homeland that spawned a...

  • Power, Politics & People

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    J.J. Goldberg writes regularly for The Jewish Journal.

     

    Dress Reversal

    How a certain cocktail dress could determine the future of Middle East diplomacy

    Sitting in the lobby of...

  • Cover Story

    By Ruth Mason

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "We boarded a big bird with steel wings. Mother cried and father was silent. He knew that everything was about to change. Goodbye to you Africa; everything erased in one day."

    -- from "Memories of Africa," on the CD "Shlomo Gronich and...

  • Nation

    By James D

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Surge of Gay Bashing Worries Jews

    By James D. Besser, ...

  • The Passin of Tom Bradley

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Tom Bradley was buried Monday, hailed as Los Angeles' longtime mayor, statesman, leader and friend. His is a grand biography; a son of Texas sharecroppers and the grandson of slaves, Bradley broke down ethnic and class barriers and forged a new multiracial political base that...
  • On the Eve of Simchat Torah

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    On the eve of Simchat Torah, many synagogues auction the three major honors of the day, with proceeds benefiting the synagogue or other Jewish institutions. Two honors, Hatan Torah (for the one called to the final reading in Deuteronomy) and Hatan Bereshit (for the one called to the...
  • A Most Disheartening Time

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    This is a most disheartening time. It is the Jewish New Year, a time for celebration and reflection; for coming together with family and friends; for stock-taking and assessing one's life, past and present; for pausing while the daily currents of work, plans and news are allowed to...
  • Washington gears up for a battle with global implications

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Fasten your seat belts, because we're all in for a bumpy ride as Washington gears up for a battle with global implications -- and it has nothing to do with Monica Lewinsky or Ken Starr.

    The conflict, which will have a huge impact on Jews here and around the world, is the emerging...

  • Letters

    July 23, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    Your article, "Scientologists Cry Fascism" (July 10), comes across as a do-good maligned religion battling Germany, an old haven of bigotry. This is really the case of the proverbial "kettle calling the pot black."

    The Journal...

  • Unlimited Learning

    By Beverly Gray

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    It's 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening, and a group of well-dressed men and women have gathered in the swank board room of a Beverly Hills talent agency. On the long marble conference table in front of them are stacks of academic books. After a few...

  • Community

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    A union victory was scored at the Miramar Sheraton Hotel in Santa Monica late last month, with some help from the Jewish community.

    During a press conference late last year, Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels of Beth Shir Sholom and Rick Chertoff of the Jewish Labor Committee marched into the...

  • Letters

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The 45,000 Jews documented by the landmark Jewish population survey as residing in the South Bay must have been mightily mystified upon receiving their July 3 edition of The Jewish Journal with the map of Jewish Los Angeles on the cover ("Coming to Our...

  • The Editor’s Corner

    By Joe R. Hicks

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Marks Crossed the Line

    By Joe R. Hicks

    One thing is clear to most observers: What began as a hard-hitting campaign between two highly qualified Democratic candidates, both vying for California's 20th Senate District seat, has...

  • Community

    By Ruth Stroud

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    About 20 years ago Ted Gostin, an urban plannerwith a growing curiosity about his family history, started searchinglocal phone books for Gostins. He made a cold call to a Sydney Gostinin Seal Beach, Calif. At 85, Sydney had no recollection of Herman,Ted's grandfather. "Well, they...

  • The Great Gift of Giving

    By John R. Fishel

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Heidi Haddad was deeply moved by the graduation ofeight young men and women at Vista del Mar, the child-care agency.Shirley Turteltaub expressed enormous satisfaction in assisting anelderly Fairfax resident who receives ongoing help from the JewishFamily Service. And while addressing...

  • California Imposes Sanctions Against Swiss Banks

    By Tom Tugend

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    CaliforniaTreasurer Matt Fong

    California has taken the lead in slapping newsanctions on Swiss banks to penalize them for alleged foot-draggingin settling the claims of Holocaust survivors.

    Getting a jump on other states, CaliforniaTreasurer Matt Fong ordered an immediate halt on all...

  • The Valley

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I have an acquaintance named Greg Goldstein. Gregis the kind of person I look at and think, "Where were the guys likehim when I was 25?" He is good looking, smart, active, takes greatvacations and runs a successful business in the West Valley. Foryears he rented a house in Calabasas,...

  • Coming to Our Census

    By Ruth Stroud

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Eli Broad (left) is the primary moving force behind thefinancing of the downtown Disney Concert Hall designed by architectFrank Gehry, lining up corporations to drop megabucks into theproject..

    For most of this century, Los Angeles has been a city of twoelites -- one predominately...

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