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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    Herb Schultz has been named chief executive officer and president of Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center. With this hiring, effective Aug. 18, he leaves his position as regional director of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    Herb Schultz. Photo...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    July 23, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    The University of California Board of Regents on July 16 approved pro-Israel UCLA student Avi Oved as its student regent-designate, a nonvoting position. 

    As a result of the vote, Oved will serve as student regent in 2015-16. In that capacity, he will hold “a student vote on the...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    July 9, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    Five years after merging with Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center (PJTC), former members of Congregation Shaarei Torah in Arcadia were among those who took part June 22 in a symbolic Torah scroll procession from their old building to their new home.

    Since merging in 2009, PJTC has...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 30, 2014 | 11:34 am

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti emphasized during an April 23 lecture at the University of Southern California (USC) that he hopes the Jewish community will continue to play a role in bettering this city.

    “What is our destiny, and what is our purpose? I think, as Jews, it is to...

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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    February 20, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    Milken Community Schools has named Kimberly Schwartz as principal of its upper school campus as of Feb. 4. She had been named to the post on an interim basis on Jan. 1, succeeding Roger Fuller.

    “Dr. Schwartz is one of those rare educators who simply ‘gets it,’ ” Gary Weisserman,...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    Rabbi David Ellenson, immediate past president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), and Sue Neuman Hochberg, chair of the HUC-JIR Western Region Board of Overseers, were honored with a musical tribute at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Feb. 9.

    More than...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    January 29, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    Temple Beth Am congregants Louis and Judith Miller have bequeathed $1 million to the Schechter Institutes’ TALI Education Fund in Israel. 

    The Jerusalem-based Schechter Institutes provide pluralistic Jewish education to individuals young and old, Israeli and otherwise. The...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    January 9, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Etta Ohel celebrated its 20th anniversary at its annual gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel that honored a number of local contributors to the organization that provides services to people with special needs.

    Michael Baruch, founder of Baruch Enterprises, received the Visionary...

  • Moving and Shaking: Larger Than Life-L.A. Family’ 10th anniversary & ADL counter-terrorism training

    By Ryan Torok

    October 30, 2013 | 4:17 pm

    From left: Rakefet Aharon, president of Larger Than Life-L.A. Family, honoree Margo Barber and Shay Diamant, chairman of Larger Than Life-L.A. Family at the organization’s Oct. 13 gala. Photo by Orly Halevy.

    Larger Than Life-L.A. Family, which supports cancer-stricken children...

  • Moving and Shaking: L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti visits Wilshire Boulevard Temple and AFMDA gala

    By Ryan Torok

    October 9, 2013 | 4:48 pm

    From left: Community leaders, philanthropists and clergy, including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Erika Glazer, Archbishop Jose Gomez, Rabbi Elissa Ben-Naim and Senior Rabbi Steven Leder attended Wilshire Boulevard Temple's rededication ceremony last month. Photo by Silvia...

  • Moving and Shaking: 9/11 memorial, Dr. Kenneth Bernstein and Michelle Wolf honored

    By Ryan Torok

    September 20, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Consul General David Siegel thanking the men of the LAFD Fire Station 88. Courtesy of the Consulate General of Israel, Los Angeles.

    In honor of 9/11, Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel took part in a private visit to Los Angeles Fire Station 88, where he met...

  • Moving and Shaking: Louis Josephson named president/CEO, Ed Royce Sr. honored

    By Ryan Torok

    August 14, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Louis Josephson

    Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services has named mental health professional Louis Josephson as its new president/CEO. His hiring became effective July 1.

    “Vista’s long history, rich heritage and solid reputation make me excited to accept this challenge....

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    July 17, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    Irwin Field

    Former Jewish Journal publisher and board chair Irwin Field was honored by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles on June 25 with the organization’s Tocqueville Legacy Award. The honor from  the local division of the anti-poverty organization came during its 25th...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    July 10, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Brianna Fischer

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles named recent UCLA graduate Brianna Fischer of Oak Park as its inaugural Fishel Fellow last month. As part of the two-year paid fellowship, she will participate in hands-on community-service experiences in both...

  • Moving and Shaking: Chris Silbermann, Morton Schapiro and Lawrence Trilling honored

    By Ryan Torok

    July 8, 2013 | 10:12 am

    From left: Saban Free Clinic CEO Jeffrey Bujer, producer Andy Friendly, ICM Partners founding partners Chris Silbermann and Bob Broder and producer David Friendly. Photo by Christianne Ray. 

    The Saban Free Clinic, a medical clinic for the underserved, honored Chris Silbermann,...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    June 13, 2013 | 11:00 am

    Marilyn Ziering and Placido Domingo meet at Temple Beth Am’s gala honoring the Zierings. Photo by Steve Cohn Photography

    Temple Beth Am honored the Ziering family for its generosity to the Los Angeles Jewish community, Israel, the arts and numerous philanthropic...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 24, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel Photo by Orly Halevy

    Leaders from Los Angeles’ Jewish and Israel communities came together to celebrate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror, on April 14 at Stephen S. Wise Temple...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    March 29, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    Los Angeles City Hall held its first-ever Passover celebration, which was organized by the Board of Rabbis of Southern California and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. The March 19 festivities took place on the City Hall forecourt, adjacent to the Spring Street steps....

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