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  • U.S. halts UNESCO funding over Palestinian vote

    October 31, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    The United States said on Monday it had stopped funding UNESCO, the U.N. cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.

    U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding because of...

  • Brandeis Hillel again rejects membership bid by Jewish Voice for Peace

    March 30, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    The Brandeis University Hillel has rejected a second membership bid by the controversial Jewish student group Jewish Voice for Peace.

    Some 1,000 Brandeis students, nearly a third of the student body at the suburban Boston university, signed a petition circulated by JVP asking the...

  • Where to find cheap high holy day tickets [VIDEO]

    By Rebecca Steinberger, Multimedia Intern

    September 4, 2009 | 5:51 pm

    Got New Year’s plans? Celebrating Rosh Hashanah this year might depend heavily on what services are within budget. The high cost of synagogue tickets will result in many people looking for alternative and affordable services. There are other options out there and it is only a...

  • Economy forces tough dues decisions for congregants, synagogues.

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 2, 2009 | 4:13 pm

    With Rosh Hashanah 5770 fast approaching, the synagogue membership renewal season is in full swing. Throughout the summer months, billing statements with letters explaining dues, fees — and often increases — arrive in congregants’ mailboxes.

    But many congregants affected by...

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  • Arnold stops at Jewish Home for Aging; Cal GOP says ad campaign worked; North Valley JCC shooting la

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    One Special Stop on the Campaign Trail

    Even when the gubernatorial election was just two days away, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger found time to talk to a large group of senior citizens at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda.

    After arriving nearly an hour late, the governor was met...

  • Acts of Faith - Farewell Service

    By Amy Klein

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After World War II, two Jewish GIs returned to Los Angeles and founded a synagogue in Westchester. Beth Tikvah, as it was called, finally found a permanent home in 1959 on the Westchester bluffs.

    But last month, the Conservative congregation -- known since 1968 as B'nai Tikvah after...

  • Synagogue Perks Entice Unaffiliated

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    What does $1,000 buy you these days in Jewish life?

    Maybe, if you're lucky, a full-year family synagogue membership. But what exactly does that mean? Two tickets to High Holiday services? Free parking? Entree to Kiddushes?

    At a time when families have limited time and money and so...

  • Passing the Torch

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Longtime "1939" Club member William Elperin didn't know what he was getting himself into when he became the leader of the Holocaust survivors' organization.

    "I signed on for one year," Elperin recalled.

    But when the "1939" Club -- entering its second half-century as a social club...

  • Jews Say Bonjour to Club Lampadaire

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In between the prayers at the Pinto Shul in the Pico-Robertson area, people who only speak English might feel a little lost.

    Not because congregants there don't speak English -- they do, except they are likely to break off into French every so often, leaving behind the hapless...

  • Hollywood Legend Turns 75

    By Julie G Fax

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Like most legends in Hollywood, Temple Israel of Hollywood has undergone a few makeovers to stay fresh since it was founded in 1926. Maybe that's why even as it celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Reform synagogue is even more bustling than it was in its heyday when it was billed as...

  • No Kidding

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On the evening of Sept. 29, the line will start early at The Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. About 500 people will wait patiently to jam every available space in the showroom or crowd around TV monitors upstairs.

    If you think they're expecting Seinfeld, think...

  • Congregational Directory

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The listings below are for Jewish congregations within the geographic area of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Congregations in areas adjacent to Los Angeles Federation can be found by calling neighboring federations:

    San Gabriel Valley: Jewish Federation of San Gabriel...

  • Reaching Out

    By Adam Wills

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein is talking about kabbalistic teachings with such passion that he pitches forward in his chair, but just as quickly settles back. His arms are a flurry of activity, and he continuously grabs the black kippah that keeps threatening to slip from his head.

    It's...

  • Voluntary Dues

    By Julie Wiener

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco had a problem. No matter how hard it tried to promote its innovative Hebrew school, dynamic clergy or range of services, prospective members always had one question: How much does it cost?

    "They didn't want to know who the rabbi was or what the...

  • Redefining the Synagogue

    By Julie Wiener

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's a Friday evening in the middle of summer and casually attired worshipers - many of them young singles - are lining up on Manhattan's West 88th Street to enter the large Gothic-inspired edifice that is B'nai Jeshurun.

    Virtually every seat in this large, recently restored Moorish...

  • How the field guide was compiled

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Journal contacted about 80 synagogues and other organizations that conduct High Holy Days services, from across the spectrum of religious observance. About 40 percent of the synagogues contacted returned information.

    We assumed that synagogues which chose not to respond to our...

  • Machzorim (prayerbooks)

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Gates of Repentance (standard Reform liturgy): Temple Menorah, Rodeph Shalom, Temple Emanuel (main sanctuary and family services), Beth Ohr

    On Wings of Awe (nondenominational, known for its poetic interpretative English readings): Beth Chayim...

  • Unaffiliated? How to find the right synagogue for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Every fall, hundreds of Jews who don't belong to synagogues fan out across greater Los Angeles for a once-a-year dip into Jewish worship, buying tickets or wangling free seats at services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Some are motivated by parents, others tag along with friends;...

  • Ticket prices

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Ticket prices are for the full series, including Rosh Hashanah evening and morning, Yom Kippur evening, and all day on Yom Kippur. Many synagogues offer tickets for single services, and many will nego-tiate. And remember, whatever you pay for holiday tickets is a tax-deductible...

  • Congregational Directory

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The listings below are for Jewish congregations within the geographic area of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Congregations in areas adjacent to Los Angeles Federation can be found by calling neighboring federations:

    San Gabriel Valley: Jewish Federation of San Gabriel...

  • JDate Parties Offline

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Midway through JDate's first annual Tu B'Av get-together, Nurit Ze'evi, product manager of the Internet-based Jewish dating service, halted the music and Israeli folk dancing taking place. With marked enthusiasm, she turned to the audience of 50 and began to expound on the...

  • Why Synagogues Are Going Broke

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Unemployment hit a 30-year low in April and the economy is, if not booming, at least bouncing. So why is it that so many synagogues, even in wealthy areas, are struggling? Perhaps it is because members fail to understand that dues only go so far, according to Sylvia Moskovitz,...