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  • 50 LA Rabbis Call to Congress: “A Responsibility to do Better”

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    July 31, 2015 | 5:39 pm

    Fifty of the most prominent Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Independent rabbis in Los Angeles have signed this letter to congress and the senate. Please read their letter and share it with your friends. They are unified on this issue:  "we strongly support and heed the Jewish...

  • With Special Olympics underway, L.A. Jews rally behind Israel

    July 29, 2015 | 3:21 pm

    Stevie Wonder performed a song, late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel told jokes and First Lady Michelle Obama gave a passionate and inspiring speech. But on the evening of July 25, the A-list celebrities gladly ceded the spotlight to thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities...

  • If you care about California, then you should care about Salinas

    July 27, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    Do you worry about the future of California?

    Then you should worry about Salinas. Because if this Monterey County town of 155,000 can’t build itself a brighter future, it’s hard to imagine other struggling places doing the same. 

    “Rich in Land. Rich in Values. Ripe With...

  • Calendar: July 24-30 

    By Amanda Epstein

    July 24, 2015 | 4:25 pm

    FRI | JULY 24

    “THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER”

    From rags to riches, Sophie Tucker and her big personality paved the way for performers such as Madonna, Bette Midler and Lady Gaga. The opening-night film of this year’s Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is now in theaters around Los...

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  • Welcome sites for visiting athletes

    By Ryan Torok

    July 24, 2015 | 2:39 pm

    Lucy Meyer has defied expectations since birth, when she was deprived of oxygen for five seconds and doctors predicted that she would, as a result, never spit or swallow. Now 16, she goes surfing and boogie boarding — despite having cerebral palsy.

    With the Special Olympics World...

  • Getting into the spirit of the games

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 24, 2015 | 12:45 pm

    As the sun began to set over a Tel Aviv sports field, six athletes wrapped up their training session and gathered near the bleachers for their final pep talk.

    Glistening in the hot, humid air at Israel’s National Sport Center, the men and women of the country’s Special Olympics...

  • Crossing borders: A tribute to Theo Bikel z”l

    July 22, 2015 | 4:49 pm

    One of the great virtues of Jewish life in Los Angeles, with all its scale and diversity, is that it attracts truly extraordinary people.  I have been privileged to know and befriend three virtuosi of the human experience here in Los Angeles, all of whom have passed from this world...

  • American Marine Lou Lenart, ‘the man who saved Tel Aviv,’ dies at 94

    By Tom Tugend

    July 20, 2015 | 8:56 pm

    Louis (Lou) Lenart, an American fighter pilot hailed as “The Man who saved Tel Aviv” during the opening days of Israel’s War of Independence, died Monday (July 20) at his home in Raanana, Israel.

    He was 94 and died of heart and kidney failures. His funeral on Wednesday (July 22)...

  • L.A. history: The days of beach, baseball and Frankenstein

    July 16, 2015 | 12:34 pm

    The season of long hot days signals an opening of the many tents of the Los Angeles Jewish community. Slathering on some sunblock, we go down to the sea in groups, to the park for a picnic or to Dodger Stadium for Jewish Community Day (this year, it’s Aug. 30). Teen groups plan...

  • Richard Close: A lion’s roar in the valley

    By Aron Chilewich

    July 16, 2015 | 10:43 am

    Richard H. Close is one of the most powerful people in Los Angeles who most people don’t know. As a citizen advocate, he has spearheaded some of the most widely discussed and controversial local political movements in the past 40 years. 

    Close, 70, has a dry and grandfatherly...

  • Local Iranian-Americans respond to nuclear deal

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 15, 2015 | 9:40 am

    After the announcement July 14 that the United States and other world powers had reached an agreement with Iran that calls for limits on Iran’s nuclear program, Los Angeles-area Iranian Americans of various faiths expressed pessimism at the outcome and disappointment with the...

  • Jewish community reacts to the Iran nuclear deal

    July 14, 2015 | 7:49 am

    The Jewish community in Los Angeles and nationwide reacted to the news the Iranian nuclear deal had been reached:

    RABBI DAVID WOLPE / SINAI TEMPLE

    This agreement liberates resources to a regime whose core anti-Semitic and declaredly genocidal ideology is manifest. I fear that...

  • Nobody Turns 40 in L.A.

    By Marcus J Freed

    July 10, 2015 | 3:25 pm

    Years ago I met up with my father at a hotel in Eilat, after he crossed the Sinai Desert in a four day charity trek from Egypt to Israel. He cried with joy when we said hello. After four days of sandblasted hiking and star-filled camping, they made it to the Promised Land (albeit a...

  • Shabbat, Brokenness and Light:  My Reflections at an Interfaith Event

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    July 8, 2015 | 2:19 pm

    In addition to how I've found that interfaith relations boldly and beautifully reveals the interconnectedness of all of humanity, I certainly agree that there is nothing like interfaith work to really inspire you to actively deepen your own understanding and connection to your...

  • Drought leads to mass cutting of trees in Los Angeles

    July 7, 2015 | 12:57 pm

    Los Angeles city officials say they don't have enough water to irrigate all the trees in the city, so they are cutting down those that are dead or dying from drought.

    According to the city, roughly 14,000 trees have died in the last year alone from drought.

    The North Hollywood...

  • My First City Council Meeting

    July 6, 2015 | 4:17 pm

    I went to my first city council meeting on Tuesday, May 19th and it was an unexpectedly chaotic experience. We had to listen to the meeting in the overflow room because the room in which the meeting took place was full. Despite this disadvantage we still witnessed some exciting and...

  • An ‘island of spirituality’ in L.A.’s Fashion District

    By Avishay Artsy

    July 1, 2015 | 3:27 pm

    In an unexceptional strip of concrete warehouses, tucked amid the apparel stores and wholesale suit shops of downtown Los Angeles, a group of Jewish men meets several times a day — to pray.

    For 40-year-old Oded Somech, an Israeli textile importer, a midday daven is a welcome...

  • Comedy for Koby brings American comics to Israel

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    July 1, 2015 | 3:07 pm

    Like many Jewish comedians in Los Angeles, Avi Liberman books club gigs, occasionally auditions for TV work and does “Jewish gigs” at synagogues and elsewhere.

    But in recent years, Liberman also has been spending a lot of his time planning trips to Israel.

    What makes his tours...

  • Los Angeles: You’ve got #ClicquotMail

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    June 27, 2015 | 9:15 am

    Last night I experienced #ClicquotMail at Shore Bar, one of the happening and welcoming bars in the H.Wood Group in Santa Monica. Tonight join in by mailing a postcard and tasting the 2004 La Grande Dame sourced from top 8 grand cru vineyards in the Champagne region of France at...

  • How a bunch of Hollywood Jews saved youth baseball in South Los Angeles

    By Jared Sichel

    June 25, 2015 | 12:44 pm

    “Oh! Oh! That’s my baby! Right there! He’s catching it!” Bridgette Harper called out as her son, Dillen, 11, stood at shortstop, glove in the air, his eyes on the baseball plummeting toward him. Notwithstanding his mom’s confidence, it was evident Dillen had misjudged the pop fly...

  • First AME Church Vigil marked by rousing sermons by L.A. clergy, civic leaders of all denominations

    By Aron Chilewich

    June 19, 2015 | 11:50 am

    On June 18, as the country began to mourn the nine African-Americans murdered one day before by a white gunman at a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, S.C., people of all faiths and races joined with congregants of First AME...

  • Moving and shaking: Ordination, graduation, The Learned Hand Award and more

    By Ryan Torok

    June 17, 2015 | 4:21 pm

    Local seminaries were in full ordination and graduation mode last month, celebrating a combined total of 30 new rabbis among them.

    For the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles, this year’s ordination...

  • Father’s Day: The lesson of free speech

    By Ellie Kahn, Oral Historian

    June 17, 2015 | 3:24 pm

    Dean Okrand is an Emmy-winning sound re-recording mixer, husband and father of two adult daughters. His own father was Fred Okrand, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California for more than 60 years, and its first legal director. Fred, born in...

  • Kirk Kerkorian, casino tycoon, movie mogul, auto investor dies at 98

    June 16, 2015 | 9:25 am

    Kirk Kerkorian, the son of poor Armenian immigrants who used his gambler's instincts to become a multibillionaire Las Vegas casino tycoon, Hollywood mogul, airline owner and auto industry investor, died at age 98.

    Kerkorian, who founded MGM Resorts International and was its...

  • Saving the World—one painting (or sculpture) at a time

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 14, 2015 | 5:43 am

    Once I would have been called an "art groupie." From creating art as a kid to following in the footsteps of my favorite masters--both in technique and training--I allowed art to rule my life. At least for a time, before the hard knocks of reality took hold.

    But I never totally...

  • Outstanding Graduates 2015: Profiles on leadership, philanthropy and education

    June 10, 2015 | 5:02 pm

    In recent weeks, we invited all of you to nominate graduating high-schoolers who exemplify excellence. The result was an amazing group of innovators, artists, leaders and agents of social change. We had a hard time narrowing the field to the 11 included here — and many more could...

  • Building interfaith bridges

    June 10, 2015 | 3:06 pm

    Shachar Cohen-Hodos, 17
    Hamilton High School Humanities Magnet
    Going to: Columbia University and List College at the Jewish Theological Seminary

    Ask average teenagers about their ambitions for the future and most will turn into deer-in-headlights, flop-sweating wrecks or some...

  • Calendar: June 6–June 12

    By Laura Donney

    June 3, 2015 | 5:04 pm

    SAT | JUNE 6

    “ON TIDY ENDINGS”

    Is this grief big enough for the two of us? That’s the issue between a gay man and a straight woman who meet to tie up loose ends after the death of the man they both loved. Set in 1987, Harvey Fierstein’s one-act play, part of his “Safe Sex”...

  • Mixing cocktails and conversation

    By Avishay Artsy

    June 3, 2015 | 12:06 pm

    Jews and Muslims in Los Angeles don’t often get together for drinks. After all, religious Muslims don’t drink, and the two groups have had their differences. 

    But a new project aims to get individuals from both backgrounds talking to each other, while crafting simple yet...

  • Los Angeles Summer Events: May 30 – August 30

    By Laura Donney

    June 2, 2015 | 4:14 pm

    SAT | MAY 30

    DUDAMEL, DESSNER AND GLASS

    In addition to two major premieres commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic from Bryce Dessner (half of indie rock favorite The National) and minimalist composer Philip Glass, there will be two string quartets and a performance of the...

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