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  • 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...

  • A plethora of Purim parties

    By Ryan Torok

    March 11, 2015 | 9:33 am

    Never in a million years did I think I’d be spending Purim pedaling away on a stationary bicycle, dressed as Indiana Jones, in order to power a DJ playing “Bubble Butt” by Major Lazer.

    But that’s what I did recently at IKAR. 

    There were parties all over town last week as the...

  • Los Angeles activist, Richard Giesberg; 91

    January 9, 2015 | 10:12 am

    October 26, 1924 - January 7, 2015 Richard "Dick" Giesberg passed away peacefully at home on January 7, 2015, surrounded by his family after a lifetime of civil rights and social action work which touched the lives of thousands.

    Born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Henriette and...

  • When giants fall

    December 30, 2014 | 1:59 pm

    I probably should have written these words earlier.

    I fell into the all too familiar trap of pushing things off until they are seemingly too late.

    In the past two months I, along with the Los Angeles Jewish community, lost two giants and I failed to tell them how much they...

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  • The Great Leonard Beerman z”l: Inspiration through Word and Deed

    December 25, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Last week witnessed the passing of two towering giants, each of whom left a profound mark on Los Angeles and also served as proud citizens of the world: Rabbi Harold Schulweis z”l and Rabbi Leonard Beerman z”l. Schulweis transformed Valley Beth Shalom in Encino into a unique center...

  • Do Jews need more chutzpah? Does Judaism?

    By Michael Berenbaum

    November 19, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    I began reading Rabbi Edward Feinstein’s “The Chutzpah Imperative: Empowering Today’s Jews for a Life that Matters” (Jewish Lights) with two conflicting emotions — admiration and skepticism. Every time I have been in the presence of Feinstein, I have learned something — large or...

  • Pico-Robertson’s Orthodox head east

    March 28, 2013 | 7:57 am

    Three years ago, when Edo Cohen’s observant friend moved several blocks away from the center of Pico-Robertson’s Orthodox community to an area east of La Cienega Boulevard, he remembers thinking, “I can’t believe he moved there.”

    Now, Cohen, his wife Merav and their two daughters...

  • L.A. leaders visit White House in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 17, 2011 | 4:46 pm

    Four leaders of the Los Angeles Jewish community were among about 200 people who met President Barack Obama during a White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.

    “To be inside the home of the locus of power of our country and for Western democracy is a pretty...

  • Israel Taps Into Interfaith Tourism

    By David Finnigan

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    As Israeli tourism officials focus on their main demographic with seven new tourism DVDs targeting Christian churches, 233 people will travel to Israel on Dec. 20 for the Los Angeles Jewish community's 10-day, post-Chanukah Mega-Mission. The number falls short of the 400 Jewish...

  • Combatting Hunger

    By Carin Davis

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Give a hungry man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Give him chicken soup while fishing, you feed him, teach him and give him a taste of home.

    The Los Angeles Jewish community has launched a spirited multilevel attack on local hunger....

  • The Money Trail to Israel

    By Mike Levy

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Seven-hundred-and-fifty-thousand dollars will pay for three medical trauma units at Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center, which has treated 500 casualties of terrorist attacks, including those from the Passover massacre in Netanya. One-million dollars buys bulletproof vests for 1,000...

  • Honoring Marlene

    By Rob Eshman

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Marlene Adler Marks' first column for this paper appeared in March 1987. It was titled "The Unwanted Visitor." It was about a rabbi who showed up to comfort Marlene as she waited in the hospital for her husband, Burton, to come out of surgery. "It hadn't been comforting to me,"...

  • Eulogies:Rosalind Glaser Peters

    By Herb Glaser

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rosalind Glaser Peters died on Jan. 6, 2002, at the age of 91.

    She was our "Aishes Chayil," woman of valor, elegance, strength and dignity. The unparalled, articulate, beloved matriarch of our family.

    Born in New York in 1909, she was a true pioneer of the Los Angeles Jewish...

  • Mission

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    A mission to Israel that's billed as the largest ever in the history of the Los Angeles Jewish community is scheduled to take place between Nov. 1 and 10 of this year. About 500 Southern Californians are expected to participate in the Golden Anniversary Community Mission, which is...
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