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  • Bubblehood vs. Peoplehood

    By David Suissa

    September 10, 2015 | 11:18 am

    The most overused and abused word in the Jewish world must surely be “community.” Here in Los Angeles, we’re often told that we’re all part of some grand “Jewish community,” but deep down, we know better. If by community we mean a group of like-minded people whose company we enjoy,...

  • Taking the Super Sunday pledge plunge with Federation

    By Tess Cutler

    February 11, 2015 | 2:19 pm

    One week after the Super Bowl, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles was celebrating its own Super Sunday — its major fundraising event of the year where volunteers sit at banquet-style tables and make cold calls to potential donors. 

    I attended with one goal in mind: to...

  • Einstein in L.A.

    April 21, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    When Albert and Elsa Einstein first visited in January 1931, the Jews of Los Angeles were besotted.

    A hundred women and men, representatives of almost every Jewish organization in the city, gathered hastily to plan an event to honor of the couple.  They rented the most lavish...

  • Wilshire Boulevard Gambles on Future

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    On any given day, Wilshire Boulevard Temple's Audrey and Sydney Irmas Campus in West Los Angeles is a hub of activity. Built seven years ago for $30 million, the campus attracted new members like a magnet. They came flocking to enroll their children in day school or religious school...