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  • Stacey K.

    September 7, 2011 | 11:21 am

    When you think of a born-and-bred Brooklyn girl, blond-haired Stacey probably isn’t what comes to mind. When she pulls up to meet me, she’s on a pink scooter in a black outfit layered with pink — pink nail polish, a long, pink scarf, even a pink cover on her iPhone. She looks...

  • Benson S.

    August 31, 2011 | 9:54 am

    Benson was born in Canada. “I call it Poland, because the winters are so bad.” He asks me about myself, and when I answer, he lifts his hands in the air and waves his fingers at me. He’s sending me “blessings,” he says. He has this spiritual/guru kind of bent to everything...

  • Lauren Rochelle G.

    August 9, 2011 | 6:04 pm

    Lauren, who’s 35, reminds me of a Brooklyn Jew from my grandma’s generation. Not the mild-mannered, sweet- talking bubbe — but more the sharp-tongued Brooklyn Jewish grandma who has no problem telling her granddaughter she’s dressed like a whore and then giving her a kiss on...

  • Job hunting woes

    By Marcia and Dr. Rick

    August 9, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Peter from New York City writes: 

    I’m having difficulty finding a job. I finished a college degree in 2001 and haven’t found a full time job since. I’ve been applying online to job ads in various industries. I didn’t know what to major in but ended up with a major in Health...

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  • Ryan S.

    August 2, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    It might be my own prejudice, but there’s this really odd side to Ryan — the one that believes God sent him a message to become more religious. And then there’s the really normal side — the one that’s a sweet, hardworking accountant for charter schools in Los Angeles....

  • To Wed a Daughter, to Sell a Kidney

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    August 1, 2011 | 11:33 am

    My eldest daughter, Mushki, is engaged and will be married in a few months, G-d willing. I’m surprised at how well I’m taking it given that all my friends had warned me that I would feel like a stranger was stealing her. Luckily, she’s marrying a really great guy who makes her...

  • In their 40s and 50s, they’re preaching the faith

    July 28, 2011 | 4:37 pm

    Ten years ago, Sonia Saltzman was a frequent business traveler to Latin America for a Boston-based nonprofit job in international micro-lending.

    Evette Lutman spent more than 10 years working as an attorney representing battered women and serving as a family referee in a Michigan...

  • Spry centenarian reveals key to longevity

    July 26, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    Alfred Raider strolled up to the bimah when he was called for the third aliyah during a recent Shabbat morning service at Shaarey Zedek Congregation, an Orthodox congregation in Valley Village. After services, family, friends and fellow congregants gathered to join Raider for the...

  • Letting her go

    July 22, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Please send your resume if you are interested in the following position:

    Seeking a caretaker of a small person who requires 24-hour attention. Picture the vigilance the Secret Service would employ if the president decided to catch the playoff game between the Tripoli Traitors and...

  • For non-Jewish mothers raising Jewish children, things can get complicated

    July 20, 2011 | 4:10 pm

    Lisa Shimel, who is not Jewish, celebrated Christmas with her Jewish husband until their first child was born; now they’ve added Chanukah. Deb Morandi works at Jewish Family Services, where she introduces intermarried families to Judaism, though she is not Jewish.

    Pat Luftman was...

  • Egg Rolls and Matzoh Brei: A look at Asian-Jewish marriages

    July 19, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    After her husband stepped on the glass at their wedding, and she survived the chair dance without falling, Emily Brecher changed into a traditional red Chinese dress.

    “Then my husband and I knelt down before my parents and my Jewish in-laws at the tea ceremony,” Brecher...

  • Extravagant Jewish celebrations — Have we gone too far?

    July 19, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    A wedding that costs $100,000? A bar mitzvah that costs $20,000? When did extravagance and luxury become such primary Jewish values? I can’t remember the last simcha (Jewish celebration) I attended at which there were not tremendous amounts of wasted food, overly expensive napkins...

  • David S.

    July 19, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    David, age 53, is a nerd. There’s just no way for me to comfortably write around it or dress it up as something other than what it is. During our entire interview, I was distracted by how his cell phone kept slipping out of a hole in his front shirt pocket and he’d continually...

  • Susan B.

    July 12, 2011 | 6:46 pm

    When Susan first e-mailed me, it was to pitch herself to one of my single peeps. One of the pictures she sent me was of her standing, in a blue cocktail dress, one hand leaning on a silver Aston Martin, in the driveway of a beautiful home. Not wanting my peep to think she was high...

  • Charles P.

    July 5, 2011 | 5:51 pm

    I wrote and starred in a short film, and the director brought Charles in as DP (director of photography). I’ve shot quite a few videos before — always simple setups with a small crew. So when I asked my friend Yitzy if we could use his apartment to shoot a video, I assured him it...

  • Abby L.

    June 28, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    Abby came to me via her mother, who e-mailed me after reading a My Single Peeps column. Abby, who is 34 and a stand-up comic, says she asked her mom — a founder of the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue — to use her contacts to hook her up with someone like David Letterman....

  • EATING OUT ON THE CHEAP

    By Annie Korzen

    June 15, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    I often picture myself as a guest on “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” and when James Lipton asks, “What is your favorite word?” my answer is “Restaurant!”  I would pay extra for a house without a kitchen. I love eating out. I love the whole ritual of studying the menu,...

  • You Should Be Skinny

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    April 4, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    This is not my advice on how you should get skinny.  I’m simply telling you, you should be skinny.  Everyone has to figure out what sort of diet and exercise plan and tricks and tips works for them.  Since I retired from dancing professionally, my weight has been pretty steady –...

  • Hank Moody Syndrome

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    March 16, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    Maybe it’s because I live where they shoot the show, but recently I’ve felt like every guy I know in Santa Monica/Venice wants to be Hank Moody.  I love the show Californication and at first, I thought all the references to it had to do with some general wistfulness about just...

  • On marrying out

    By Amy Klein

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    When I was 25, my Orthodox girlfriends and I discussed at what age, if we weren't married, we might sleep with someone. The question was deeper than its "Sex and the City" nature might sound (although those girls had made that decision a long time ago).

    The question wasn't just...

  • The so-called ‘perfect date’

    By Amy Klein

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The date was going really well. The conversation was flowing. We were practically finishing each other's sentences.

    "Have you ever been to Azumi Sushi?" I asked.

    He smiled, secretly, a half smile.

    "What is it?" I asked him.

    "I was just about to say that," he replied.

    Not that...

  • Out of the Picture

    By Dara Lehon

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Summer's over, and I just got round 10 of Beth's camp pictures. She's made new friends, and seems to be learning a ton. She has that youthful exuberance. Adorable, no?

    Well, sort of.

    Beth is not cute. She's not small. And she's not particularly -- well -- that young. Beth is my...

  • The Cost of Marriage

    By Jonathan Udren

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    After two years of single life in Israel, I looked forward to the new perspectives that marriage would bring to my Israeli immigrant experience.

    I knew that the normal adjustments from bachelorhood were inevitable, such as putting down the toilet seat and washing linens more...

  • Taking Women’s Health to Heart

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Nancy Kearson knew she had high blood pressure, but she wasn't aware of any other health problems until a friend urged her to see a physician four years ago. That exam may have saved her life.

    Kearson, who at the time was 53 years old and working for a demanding CPA firm,...

  • The Art of Laziness

    By Amy Klein

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Here were my New Year's resolutions: Clean out my house, get in shape, finish my novel, yada yada -- the same ones I made last year. And if the first two weeks of 2005 are anything to go by, the next 50 are sure to bring about failure in this endeavor.

    But at least I'm...

  • In Search of ‘Shlomi’

    By Tom Tugend

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Shlomi, the 16-year-old protagonist of the Israeli film, "Bonjour, Monsieur Shlomi," has his hands full.

    He cooks the family meals, cleans up, does the laundry, is the peacemaker in his quarrelsome Moroccan family and bathes his grandfather, who greets him every morning with the...

  • Jewish Mom for the Straight Guy

    By Andrew Wallenstein

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When my father informed me he had scheduled a business trip to Los Angeles and was taking my mother with him about a month after I moved out here, his timing seemed less than coincidental. Both of my parents had been anxiously phoning me on a daily basis since I left New York. The...

  • Jews Embrace Life in the Conejo Valley

    By Peter Fehler

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It took me 15 years of living on the Westside and in the San Fernando Valley to find what I was looking for -- a Jewish lifestyle in Los Angeles fit for my family.

    It has been seven years -- although it seems a lot longer -- since my family and I moved from the San Fernando Valley to...

  • Candles Shine From L.A. to Tel Aviv

    By Rachel Brand

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The miracle of Chanukah took on a double meaning Dec. 4, when Los Angeles Holocaust survivors participated in a menorah-lighting ceremony with their counterparts in Tel Aviv via videoconferencing.

    "We celebrate the miracle of Chanukah, and we also celebrate the miracle that we...

  • Lupu’s Lens

    By Gaby Wening

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    His leather jacket underscoring a full-growth white beard and tzitzit, 75-year-old Lupu Gutman is much like his films, where tradition is refracted through the modernity of the camera lens.

    Gutman is now distributing copies of his haunting documentary, "Monuments of Soap," to all the...

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