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  • L.A. 5758 Briefs

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    80 Years in Venice

    Congregation Mishkon Tephilo's historic Main Street sanctuary.

    Not much has stayed the same on Main Street in Venice over the past 80 years. From its early days as a heavily Jewish...

  • Federation Matters

    By John Fishel

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    John Fishel is the executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

     

    Priorities:

    Local vs. National

    By John Fishel

    A few weeks ago, Jewish...

  • Community

    By Ruth Stroud

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

     

     

     

    A Passion for Politics -- and Sports

    By Ruth Stroud, Staff Writer

    New chair of the JCRC, Howard Welinsky, talks about his upcoming term

    Howard Welinsky is guarded when he talks politics. As the...

  • Cover Story

    By Beverly Gray

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As Zionism turns 100 and Israel approaches 50, a Sept. 14 conference re-examines our affection for the Jewish State.

    Photo from Jerusalem in 3000 Years, Konemann, 1995.

    To many American Jews in their 20s, 30s and 40s, Zionism, the ancient dream of a Jewish homeland that spawned a...

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  • Up Front

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    New York

    Two current photo exhibits focus on New York City, with all its ethnic variety, architectural styles and startling contrasts of wealth and poverty.





    ...

  • Community

    By Toby Axelrod

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Left to right, Rabbis Abner Weiss, Lawrence Goldmark and Aaron Kriegel. Below, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin located on Witten berg Platz, outside the entrance to a subway, across the street from Berlin's largest department store. Photos by Toby Axelrod

    Confronting...

  • The Passin of Tom Bradley

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Tom Bradley was buried Monday, hailed as Los Angeles' longtime mayor, statesman, leader and friend. His is a grand biography; a son of Texas sharecroppers and the grandson of slaves, Bradley broke down ethnic and class barriers and forged a new multiracial political base that...
  • Deborah Aaron’s Story

    By Tom Tugend

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    For Deborah Aaron, Sept. 24 will be the end of life as she knows it.

    Over the past two decades, the British-born woman has been a Westside homemaker. She is a volunteer at her children's schools, at her Santa Monica synagogue and, of late, a valued employee of the charity Mazon: The...

  • Trafficking in Futility

    By Teresa Strasser

    July 23, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    Trafficking in Futility

    I was caught in the cruel cogs of a heartless machine. I was stripped of my humanity and dignity. I was without representation or recourse.

    I was in traffic court.

    Before my little run-in...

  • Community

    By Ruth Stroud

    July 23, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The Saddest Story

    By Ruth Stroud, Staff Writer

    Mourning a Russian-born border guard, killed in the line of duty

    Ido Aharoni, the local Israeli consul for communications and public affairs, is preparing to

    U.S. Border Patrol Agent Alex Kirpnick  was killed in June; right, a young Alex with his family,         immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

    U.S. Border Patrol Agent Alexander Kirpnick, 27,...

  • Letters

    July 23, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    Your article, "Scientologists Cry Fascism" (July 10), comes across as a do-good maligned religion battling Germany, an old haven of bigotry. This is really the case of the proverbial "kettle calling the pot black."

    The Journal...

  • Community

    By Ruth Stroud

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Ruth Neal, coordinator of Ezras Bayis, has seen Orthodox womenwho have been bitten, shoved, slapped, punched, spit at, scalded withhot chicken soup, threatened with a gun, pushed down a flight ofstairs. Wood cut by Kathe Kollwitz from "German ExpressionistWoodcuts," 1994.

     

    Ilana*, an...

  • Unlimited Learning

    By Beverly Gray

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    It's 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening, and a group of well-dressed men and women have gathered in the swank board room of a Beverly Hills talent agency. On the long marble conference table in front of them are stacks of academic books. After a few...

  • Letters

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The 45,000 Jews documented by the landmark Jewish population survey as residing in the South Bay must have been mightily mystified upon receiving their July 3 edition of The Jewish Journal with the map of Jewish Los Angeles on the cover ("Coming to Our...

  • The Valley

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    Camp Chesed in Woodland Hills provides a unique experience for disabled kids


    A Special Summer

    By Wendy J. Madnick, Valley Editor

    Counselor Joshua Hay, left, and camper Cory Lefkowski enjoy the sights at Disneyland.

    Six-year-old Cory Lefkowski has multiple health problems, including epilepsy and cerebral palsy; he is also learning disabled...

  • The Editor’s Corner

    By Joe R. Hicks

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Marks Crossed the Line

    By Joe R. Hicks

    One thing is clear to most observers: What began as a hard-hitting campaign between two highly qualified Democratic candidates, both vying for California's 20th Senate District seat, has...

  • Community

    By Ruth Stroud

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    About 20 years ago Ted Gostin, an urban plannerwith a growing curiosity about his family history, started searchinglocal phone books for Gostins. He made a cold call to a Sydney Gostinin Seal Beach, Calif. At 85, Sydney had no recollection of Herman,Ted's grandfather. "Well, they...

  • The Great Gift of Giving

    By John R. Fishel

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Heidi Haddad was deeply moved by the graduation ofeight young men and women at Vista del Mar, the child-care agency.Shirley Turteltaub expressed enormous satisfaction in assisting anelderly Fairfax resident who receives ongoing help from the JewishFamily Service. And while addressing...

  • The Valley

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I have an acquaintance named Greg Goldstein. Gregis the kind of person I look at and think, "Where were the guys likehim when I was 25?" He is good looking, smart, active, takes greatvacations and runs a successful business in the West Valley. Foryears he rented a house in Calabasas,...

  • Letters

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    After reading Sally Ogle Davis' review of my father's work, "In the Presence of Mine Enemies"("Submitted for Your Approval," Apr. 18), I must take exception to her presumption that my father "abandoned his Judaism." I am curious as to when Davis had the opportunity to sit and talk...
  • Theater Notes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When the Jewish Women's Theatre Project askedSusan Merson to write its first commissioned play last year, theactress/writer recalled a bizarre TV news item.

    "This 85-year-old man woke up one morning, turnedto his wife of 50 years and choked her to death," says Merson, theformer...

  • Oh, Pioneers!

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Only justice can set them free.

    When Gerhard and Ursula Maschkowski met at the Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Bavaria soon after liberation, Gert weighed 70 pounds. He had survived not only four years in youth labor camps and two years in Auschwitz, but five months of a Nazi...

  • Cover Story

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 9, 1998 | 7:59 pm

    The expulsion of Jews from the IberianPeninsula 500 years ago brought a tragic end to a Jewish presencethat had thrived for centuries in Sepharad, the Hebrew word forSpain. It also set in motion the dispersion of Sephardicculture.

    Strictly speaking, Sephardic Jewry includes...

  • Community

    By Rob Eshman

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    A Second Chance

    By Rob Eshman, Managing Editor

    After emotional appeals, a unanimous L.A. City Council vote may finally save the landmark Breed Street Shul from ruin.

    The massive structure is a contractor's dream. It will need a complete seismic retrofit, new...

  • Coming to Our Census

    By Ruth Stroud

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Eli Broad (left) is the primary moving force behind thefinancing of the downtown Disney Concert Hall designed by architectFrank Gehry, lining up corporations to drop megabucks into theproject..

    For most of this century, Los Angeles has been a city of twoelites -- one predominately...

  • Letters

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    What if you discovered a modern-day genocide plot? What if you discovered that the perpetrators had killed over 1 million people on the way to their goal of the destruction of an entire race of 6 million people? Would you have the courage to act?

    ...

  • Crossing the Line

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 2, 1998 | 7:59 pm

    In addition to the usual bathing suits, socks and shorts, as suggested by Camp Hess Kramer on its inventory list, my daughter, Samantha, needed an orange sweat shirt with blue (preferably royal) lettering spelling out the words "Leadership '97" on the front and her name on the back....

  • ‘Excavating the Past’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 25, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Actress Stephanie Satie uncovers her Jewishidentity in 'Refugees'

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Entertainment Editor

     

    The Artist Behind OurCover

    By Shelley Adler, Art Director

     

     

    [Theater]

    'Excavating the Past'

    Actress Stephanie Satie uncovers her Jewish identity in...

  • Community

    By Tom Tugend

    June 25, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    By Tom Tugend,Contributing Editor

    From 'Liberation to Palestine'

    Now on exhibit at the L.A. Holocaust Museum:Ruth Gruber's moving postwar photos of Jewish refugees

    By Ruth Stroud,Staff Writer

    The Rebbe's Reach

    By Robert Eshman,Managing Editor

     

    Reform: Changing...

  • Conflict and Controversy over the CentralConference of American Rabbis—Three Perspectives

    June 25, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Retired Maj. Gen. Oren Shachor


    Retired Maj. Gen. Oren Shachor, former Israel Defense Forces chiefintelligence officer, held a field briefing for his subordinateofficers and field operatives last week at Cava restaurant on westThird Street.

    Actually, it was just an interview with a...

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