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  • The Great Leonard Beerman z”l: Inspiration through Word and Deed

    15 hours ago

    This week witnessed the passing of two towering giants who left a profound mark on Los Angeles, but who served as proud citizens of the world: Rabbi Harold Schulweis z”l and Rabbi Leonard Beerman z”l. Rabbi Schulweis transformed Valley Beth Shalom into a unique center of learning...

  • Founding Rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple, Leonard I. Beerman, dies at 93

    2 days ago

    Rabbi Leonard Beerman, founding rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple, renown for his unremitting pacifism and for speaking out against injustice, died on Dec. 24 at the age of 93.

    Beerman grew the congregation of Leo Baeck Temple from a small community of 28 members when he arrived in 1949...

  • Measure R2: Synagogues, museums, transit supporters unite to step on the gas!

    June 25, 2014 | 11:33 am

    What unites more Angelenos than a Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup victory? Distaste for the 405 Freeway. The Sepulveda Pass, in particular, which has undergone a massive construction project in recent years, still retains the ability to turn into a parking lot at any hour of the day....

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    August 1, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Rabbinic Leadership Institute graduates include Rabbis Denise Eger (second row, third from left), Ken Chasen (third row, third from right) and Stewart Vogel (front row, fourth from left). Rabbi Joshua Aaronson not pictured. Photo by Yonit Schiller

    Rabbis Joshua Aaronson of...

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  • Eating with an eco-conscience

    April 24, 2013 | 5:28 pm

    A small group gathered in the sanctuary of Temple Isaiah on April 11 to do what Jews do best: talk about food and then eat some. 

    The occasion was a panel convened by Netiya, a Jewish network dedicated to advancing urban agriculture in religious institutions, nonprofits and...

  • Take our spoof, please

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Spoof Cover

    My neighbor asked me to throw away any newspapers on her driveway while she was away. So, I have been picking up The Jewish Journal for two weeks. I was shocked by the cover with Ann Coulter appearing as a date with a plastic looking Jesus (Cover, March 21).

    I couldn't...
  • Rescued Souls and Torahs Meet at Shul

    By David Finnigan

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Leo Baeck Temple in Bel Air hosted an unusual commemoration of Kristallnacht, the event that is often considered the beginning of the Holocaust. Instead of focusing on mourning, the gathering last weekend was marked by raucous joy and a sense of reunification.

    The central symbolism...

  • Chasen Forging New Path at Leo Baeck

    By David Finnigan

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When Rabbi Kenneth Chasen came to the Leo Baeck Temple for a final interview with the search committee in the spring of 2002, he put together a sample Shabbat service for about 40 people. During the service, congregation president Robin Bernstein closed her eyes and smiled. A feeling...

  • Staying Active at 50

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The state of Israel isn't the only Jewish institution celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On Sepulveda Boulevard, in West Los Angeles, the renowned Leo Baeck Temple is celebrating its Jubilee, commencing with a series of events Dec. 11-13.

    And like Israel, many temple members...

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