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  • Kudos to Iranian Jewish artists making waves in L.A. & NY

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 30, 2013 | 11:22 am

    My piece this week in the Times of Israel places the spotlight on the "Shulamit Gallery" in the L.A. artists neighboorhood of Venice which is showcasing the art works of more than a dozen promising and successful Iranian Jewish artists. These artists are no doubt pioneers in the...

  • A Place At the Table

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 14, 2013 | 5:24 pm

    Do you remember that feeling when you finally graduated from the “kid’s table” to the “grown up” table? At large family gatherings, the kid’s table was invariably a smaller, more flimsy table, shoved into some corner, or at the very far end of the main table, far enough away that...

  • All Our Kids Married Out!

    By Pini Herman

    June 6, 2013 | 9:45 am

    “All our kids married out!”  “Not one married a Jew!” Several older Jews exclaimed spontaneously after my invited talk about local Jewish demography ten years ago to the members of the Whittier Havurah.  I queried the members on a variety of other topics, being naturally interested...

  • The Life of a Jewish Communal Professional and LA Jewish Population Change

    By Pini Herman

    May 16, 2013 | 11:13 am

    Charles Mesnick was instrumental in the development of the Los Angeles Jewish community. He was among the newly trained social work professionals whose voice and training demanded accurate demographic information and directly resulted in Los Angeles’ Jewish Community Council...

  • More Jews in Los Angeles Than in Canada

    By Pini Herman

    May 9, 2013 | 6:53 pm

    Having partaken of the Jewish hospitality of our Neighbors to the North at a number of life cycle events in Toronto, I like to follow their numbers, but they are amazingly stable, not declining or rising very much.  The Canadians count their Jews. There is no separation of religion...

  • JIMENA interviews L.A.‘s Iranian and Sephardic Jews for new websites

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 31, 2013 | 11:16 am

    Earlier this month perhaps one of the most important efforts to document the tragic loss of life and property that Jews from North Africa and the Middle East experienced during the 20th century took placed here in Los Angeles. Members of the San Francisco-based “Jews Indigenous to...

  • Photo Essay: Iranian Americans in L.A. enjoy No Rooz 2013

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 29, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    With the start of Spring this year, many Iranians of all faiths living in Southern California and elsewhere worldwide celebrated the Persian New Year of 'No Rooz' on March 20th. My recent piece in the Journal highlighted the efforts by local Iranian Americans to give back to the...

  • Sticks and stones may break my bones, but those green onions scars will eventually heal

    March 22, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Growing up Iranian Jewish in LA, our Passover Seders were like long, annoying road trips, where instead of the kids asking, "Are we there yet?", our parents were subjected to repeated questions about the order of the Seder:

    After the first cup of wine:
    Is it Dayenu time yet??

  • The GA: Missing Out

    By Rob Eshman

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Council of Jewish Federations President Dr. Conrad L. Giles(left) and GA Co-Chair Joel Tauber, both of Detroit, greeted PrimeMinister Netanyahu at Indianapolis Airport. Photo by Robert A.Cumins

    If a Jew yells in Indiana, will a Jew in Los Angeles pay attention?

    For six days in...