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  • L.A. Community Eruv raises enough funds to stay up

    By Ryan Torok

    September 30, 2016 | 4:35 pm

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv will be up this Shabbat, and it’s not expected to be down anytime soon, even after an emergency request for funds earlier this month indicated that it could be in jeopardy, according to Howard Witkin, who oversees operations for the eruv.


  • L.A. Community Eruv facing dire financial crisis

    By Jonathan Maseng

    November 25, 2014 | 10:43 am

    Howard Witkin is something of an expert when it comes to things people don’t appreciate until they truly need them. When he’s not busy raising his children, or making a line of etrog liqueur with his wife, Marni, Witkin is a life insurance salesman. His other passion is the Los...

  • Update: The eruv is up for Shabbat

    By Jared Sichel

    January 31, 2014 | 11:01 am

    [1:55 pm] Update: According to an email sent by the LA Community Eruv, the eruv is up and will be functioning for Shabbat this week.

    [12 pm] Hold those strollers.

    A community-wide email sent out Thursday evening by Howard Witkin, the lead organizer of the Los Angeles Community...

  • Sukkah Hill Spirits: The spirit of Sukkot

    By Jared Sichel

    September 18, 2013 | 3:14 pm

    Howard Witkin sleeps only about three hours each night. He has a wife and four children, runs a life insurance company, is the lead organizer of the Los Angeles Community Eruv and has spent the last 14 months battling cancer.

    Oh, and he and his wife, Marni, just released an etrog...

  • Eruv is up for shabbat

    June 19, 2013 | 5:05 pm

    After being disrupted by construction on the 405 Freeway, the Los Angeles Community Eruv is back in operation, according to Howard Witkin, a community member who oversees the eruv’s maintenance.

    This should be welcome news to observant Jews living within the eruv, which is...

  • 405 construction downs eruv

    June 14, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv will not be in operation during the Shabbat that begins at sundown tonight, June 14, due to construction on the 405 Freeway.

    An eruv makes carrying items within its boundaries on Shabbat permissible for Jews, according to halacha (Jewish law). This...

  • [UPDATED] Minus the eruv, no excuses

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 22, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    UPDATE: According to the Web site laeruv.com, the Los Angeles eruv is down again for Shabbat, beginning June 22 and continuing June 23.

    UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, the Web site laeruv.com is now reporting, the Los Angeles eruv is back up, in time for Shabbat.


  • Highway construction downs L.A. eruv

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 3, 2011 | 11:50 am

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv, the boundary that enables observant Jews to carry objects in public spaces on Shabbat, was not in operation last Shabbat, Oct. 28-29, and might not be up by sundown on Friday, Nov. 4, according to an email circulated on the eruv’s listserv.