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  • Ruthie the Foodie

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 21, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    When Gourmet magazine closed shop in 2009, foodies around the country shed a collective tear. But the culinary magazine’s unexpected downfall has not hampered its former chief’s forward march through foodland. Ruth Reichl, who has also been the restaurant critic for The New York...

  • Rice, Powell and Albright: Friends in ‘Retirement’

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 1, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Revolutions spreading through the Middle East added timeliness and weight to the convening of three former secretaries of state by American Jewish University (AJU) on Monday evening, Feb. 28, at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and...

  • Clinton, Bush to Appear Together During 2010 AJU Lecture Series

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 11, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    Two former presidents will share the stage when American Jewish University’s (AJU) Public Lecture Series returns in early 2010. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are scheduled to appear together at Universal’s Gibson Amphitheatre on Feb. 22, the university...

  • Arts in L.A. Quarterly Calendar: Cultural events through Feb. 2009

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    December 10, 2008 | 3:04 pm


    Robert Dowd -- Pop Art Money -- See Jan.17 listing


    Fri., Dec. 12
    "Laemmle Through the Decades: 1938-2008, 70 Years in 7 Days." It must have been an extraordinarily difficult task to select only seven films to represent the rich and diverse history of the Laemmle Theatres...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Dec. 6 - 12: Poetry of La Norte, love and latkes

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    December 5, 2008 | 5:02 pm


    Whether or not you're a firm believer in life after death, screenwriter and playwright Dan Gordon has a message for you: People in heaven might be sending you postcards. In his new book, "Postcards From Heaven: Messages of Love From the Other Side," Gordon...
  • Annie Leibovitz, Ed Asner, Shelly Berman, Lainie Kazan and Elliot Gould

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    November 13, 2008 | 7:14 pm


    Jack and Robin Firestone, an average American Jewish couple, were vacationing in Paris in 1997. Then tragedy struck -- right before their eyes, a car carrying Princess Diana fatally crashed in a Paris tunnel. The Firestones have since written a...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 8 - 14: Healing Havdalah, comedy, films

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    November 7, 2008 | 4:27 pm


    Joe the Plummer. Tina Fey. Yes We Can. Terrorist ties. Maverick. Hockey mom. It's time to put the contentiousness of Election 2008 behind us. Republicans or Democrats, we are all Jews. To reunite the community, LimmudLA is hosting a "Healing Havdalah,"...
  • Arts in L.A. Quarterly Calendar: Cultural events through November 2008

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2008 | 3:22 am


    Fri., Sept. 12
    "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People." Angelenos can explore the legacy of one of the Catholic Church's most beloved popes in a new Skirball Cultural Center exhibition. Through artifacts, photographs and audiovisual recordings...
  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for Sept. 6–12: Hip hop art, veggie Jews, string theory & laughs

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    September 4, 2008 | 10:43 pm


    They're being called the "Divas of Domesticity." Three PTA-parents-turned-girl-group prove dishes can't diminish a desire for artistic creativity. "It's The Housewives," a rock-musical by husband/wife songwriting team Laurence and Hope Juber of "A Very Brady...
  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for April 5-11

    By Dikla Kadosh

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | APRIL 5

    pick gifThe artsy, experimental presentation of silent film is reviving interest in the image-rich art form. While the genre has sadly become obsolete in today's digitized, surround-sound cinema, the classics are part of film history -- as in the case of "His...
  • Karl Rove lecture spins crowd animosity to admiration

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios was packed Monday evening for the second in this year's Public Lecture Series from American Jewish University (AJU). But the atmosphere was different from last month, when former British Prime Minister Tony Blair captivated a packed house...
  • Could Tony Blair be the one?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    There was one big question left unanswered when Tony Blair spoke last Monday evening at the opening of American Jewish University's (AJU) 2007 lecture series.

    A day after he stepped down as the British Prime Minister on June 27, 2007, Blair immediately became the Middle East envoy...

  • Lecturer’s Shoah ‘revisionism’ angers Conejo residents

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The way Jews in the Conejo Valley describe it, Joseph Goebbels would be proud of the propaganda proffered as academic discourse at the Goebel Senior Adult Center last month. That's when John Bravos, a commissioner of the publicly funded facility, focused a lecture in his comparative...
  • Inside Shelley Berman, Again

    By Sandra Tsing Loh

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Shelley Berman is 80 years old and hot, hot, hot. When he cups his hand over the phone and yells to his wife: "Where am I this week, Sarah?" he's not having a senior moment. Fresh from playing Larry David's father on the HBO series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," he's got bookings in Las...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, February 25

    Havdallah includes a redemption song tonight. Following services at Beit T'Shuvah, con man turned rabbi Mark Borovitz talks to Rabbi Ed Feinstein about his story, as outlined in his bestselling book "The Holy Thief," newly released in paperback.

    5:30 p.m....

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

  • Windows to the Yiddish Soul

    By David Finnigan

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Russia's Yiddish actors, playwrights and poets are some of the oft-forgotten victims of the 20th century's murderous Stalinist purges.

    "It was such a crazy-making situation; one minute they were praised to high heaven and the next minute they were torn down," said Sabell Bender, a...

  • A Man Walks Into a Hospital and . . .

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Room

    Irving Brecher, 91-year-old wannabe-stand-up comic, is nervous. The Doctors Emeritus Society of Cedars-Sinai is at the buffet in the Harvey Morse room, a conference hall where the old practitioners gather every month to hear specialists on subjects like pain control....

  • A- and B-listers do Brecht for a pricey cause tonight. The one-year anniversary of The Edgemar Cente

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 2

    A- and B-listers do Brecht for a pricey cause tonight. The one-year anniversary of The Edgemar Center for the Arts is occasion enough to bring out Jason Alexander, David Duchovny, Sally Field, Jessica Capshaw, Sally Kellerman and others for a benefit staged...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm


    Find yourself laughing tonight as Debbie Kasper and Sheila Kay perform their two-woman show, "Venus Attacks!" Their parody of New Age gurus and seminars and self-help Mars/Venus philosophizing had critics raving when they performed the show in 2001. Don't miss it this...

  • Trick or Treat?

    By Don Rutberg

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I asked my long-time friend, "Are you a strict father?"

    "Not really," he said, "but I wouldn't let my daughter out for Halloween."

    I asked why he had punished her.

    "She wasn't punished. I just couldn't let her celebrate a Christian holiday."

    Actually, Halloween is a...

  • Lecture Stirs Anger

    By Tom Tugend

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A public lecture by a visiting scholar on the UCLA campus usually doesn't make much of a ripple, but nearly all of the 1,800 seats in Royce Hall were taken and the atmosphere was electric when professor Edward W. Said stepped up to the lectern.

    The sponsoring Burkle Center for...

  • Educator Sees Needfor Teaching Morals

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Something vital is missing from public and day school curriculums, says Dr. Hanan Alexander, a rabbi, educator and author of "Reclaiming Goodness: Education and the Spiritual Quest" (University of Notre Dame Press, 2001), which received the 2002 National Jewish Book Award in...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm


    Beware the Yiddish Culture Club's karma chameleon. Dwindling membership may mean those who value the group but are slow to join may find themselves without it soon enough. Tonight, they sponsor a concert by Cantor Hershl Fox titled "Let Us Sing Yiddish." Check it out. No...

  • Dealing With Divorce

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish community has always pushed marriage. So when it comes to divorce, it is understandable that resources in the Jewish world are limited. It's not the sort of thing the community wants to encourage.

    Still, there is a need. The most recent U.S. Census Bureau statistics...

  • Eat, Read and Meet Gary

    By Journal Staff

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The following events are part of The Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys' Jewish Book Festival.

    Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.: A luncheon with cookbook author Sheilah Kaufman ("Simply Irresistible"). The event will take place at a private home in Claremont. $36;...

  • Community Briefs

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Two Lectures Series Provide Escape to the Past

    Two lecture series, one on biblical archaeology, the other on the beginnings of writing, will allow participants to escape the unruly present and explore the ancient world of 2,000 to 5,000 years ago.

    The University of Judaism...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm


    First the House Un-American Activities Committee and then the fall of the U.S.S.R. Apparently, it's not easy being red. "Fellow Traveler" is playwright John Herman Shaner's take on this struggle. His main character is Arnold Priest, a communist TV writer played by Harold...

  • ‘An Uncommon Friendship’

    By Tom Tugend

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On the lecture circuit, Bernat "Bernie" Rosner and Frederic "Fritz" Tubach make for an odd couple. Rosner, at 70, is small, compact and bald, with a fighter's quick moves, while the gray-haired Tubach, 71, looks well-fed with a professorial air about him. Their differences, though,...

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