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  • Moving and shaking: Taste of Summer in Santa Monica, Peter Beinart at IKAR and more

    By Ryan Torok

    4 days ago

    The sun was gradually setting when nearly 600 people dressed in cocktail attire arrived at the fourth annual Taste of Summer event on July 25 in Santa Monica. 

    DJ Mark Chill and DJ Matt Urbano supplied the tunes as young professionals sampled palatable offerings from local...

  • Moving and shaking: Singing at Dodger Stadium, JNET, Amos Horev and more

    By Ryan Torok

    6 days ago

    Cantor Marcus Feldman of Sinai Temple sang the national anthem at Dodger Stadium on July 7 as the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Philadelphia Phillies. Approximately 50 people from the Westwood-based Conservative congregation — including Rabbis David Wolpe and Jason Fruithandler —...

  • Moving and shaking: Michael Oren, Tony Blair, synagogue softball and more

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren’s dual loyalties — and his frustration with the growing separation between Israel and the U.S. — were evident in his remarks July 1 when he appeared at the Museum of Tolerance to discuss his recently released,...

  • Moving and shaking: Marriage equality rally, L.A. Press Club Awards, the Black Eyed Peas and more

    By Ryan Torok

    July 2, 2015 | 11:40 am

    Los Angeles clergy, city officials, same-sex couples and other supporters of gay marriage rejoiced in the Supreme Court’s decision to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states during a June 26 rally in West Hollywood Park.

    “Marriage, that peculiar and particular joining of...

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  • Moving and shaking: ‘Mad Men’ Day, Jewish World Watch and more

    By Ryan Torok

    June 25, 2015 | 11:08 am

    The City of Los Angeles declared June 17 “ ‘Mad Men’ Day” and honored the popular television show’s creator, Matt Weiner, during a ceremony at City Hall.

    City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, whose office led the proceedings, welcomed Weiner and more than 20 members of the show’s...

  • 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...

  • Moving and shaking: Aish gala, ‘Mad Mensch’ at IKAR and more

    By Ryan Torok

    June 11, 2015 | 12:26 pm

    The glitzy 35th annual Aish Los Angeles gala, held on May 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, spotlighted the organization’s mission of connecting Jews to Judaism while drawing a crowd of 950 people.

    Richard Sandler, executive vice president of the Milken Family Foundation and...

  • Moving and shaking: Pioneer Women Award, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and more

    By Ryan Torok

    April 9, 2015 | 10:34 am

    The Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women honored Molly Forrest, CEO and president of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, with the Pioneer Women Award during a ceremony March 27 at Los Angeles City Hall.

    The award spotlights those who work to advance the welfare of women and...

  • Moving and shaking: Combating hate, Friendship Circle and more

    By Ryan Torok

    March 26, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) honored three individuals and two law enforcement groups at its annual Helene & Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate luncheon and award ceremony March 10 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

    Selected for individual honors for their efforts to...

  • Moving and shaking: USHMM’s annual Los Angeles dinner, Sally Drucker turns 100 and more

    By Ryan Torok

    March 18, 2015 | 4:22 pm

    Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) annual Los Angeles dinner was themed “What You Do Matters.” 

    Actor Gary Sinese honored the liberators and survivors present at the March 16...

  • Moving and shaking: Shimon Peres, Father Patrick Desbois and more

    By Ryan Torok

    February 19, 2015 | 12:39 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Feb. 11 King David Society gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel featured Shimon Peres, Israel’s former longtime president and two-time prime minister. He appeared in conversation with Sharon Nazarian, an adjunct professor for political...

  • Moving and shaking: Bet Tzedek, Beit T’Shuvah and Forbes

    By Ryan Torok

    January 29, 2015 | 3:01 pm

    Halfway through Bet Tzedek’s annual dinner gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel on Jan. 22, Jessie Kornberg, the brand-new president and CEO of the nonprofit legal-aid organization, stepped onto the stage. As she approached the microphone, one member of Bet Tzedek’s new...

  • Moving and shaking: Celebrating MLK Jr., Avraham Fried concert at the Saban Theatre and more

    By Ryan Torok

    January 22, 2015 | 2:06 pm

    The Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) sanctuary was overflowing, every one of the 1,000 seats downstairs and in the balcony filled on Jan. 18 with congregants, friends and guests from Los Angeles churches and other community groups. They came to celebrate the life and legacy of the...

  • Moving and shaking: Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny, BJE and more

    By Ryan Torok

    January 14, 2015 | 3:00 pm

    Temple Beth Am held an installation ceremony for Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny and recognized Associate Rabbi Ari Lucas on Dec. 13.

    Chorny, who was raised in San Diego, joined the staff at the La Cienega Boulevard Conservative congregation as cantor in August. She is a graduate of...

  • Moving and shaking: Joseph Lieberman honored, Shalom Institute gala and 3G at LAMOTH

    By Ryan Torok

    January 8, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman was the honored guest at the Jan. 4 panel discussion “Setting Educational Policy for the 21st Century” at Young Israel of North Beverly Hills. Organized by Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy and moderated by Museum of Tolerance Director Liebe Geft, the...

  • Moving and shaking: StandWithUs, Chanukah in Los Angeles and Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback

    By Ryan Torok

    December 17, 2014 | 3:53 pm

    Stephen Wise Temple has named Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback as its next senior rabbi.

    The senior rabbi-elect, who is currently the head of Wise School, the synagogue’s day school for kindergarten through sixth grade and early childhood center, succeeds Rabbi Eli Herscher, according to a...

  • Moving and shaking: L.A. Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, Beth Chayim Chadashim and more

    By Ryan Torok

    November 20, 2014 | 10:55 am

    Israeli Sephardic actor Yehoram Gaon, Los Angeles attorney Ronald J. Nessim, and philanthropic couple Joelle and Jack Rimokh were the honorees at the opening gala of the Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, taking home the Cinema Sepharad Lifetime Achievement Award, the...

  • Moving and shaking: Tour de Summer Camps, Woman to Woman Conference and more

    By Ryan Torok

    October 1, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    The moon was still visible at 5 a.m. on Sept. 21 as cyclists registered at Camp Alonim in Simi Valley for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ second annual Tour de Summer Camps.

    More than 450 cyclists participated in the event, including Jay Sanderson, Federation...

  • Moving and shaking: JCFLA’s Marvin Schotland honored, SOLA celebrates

    By Ryan Torok

    September 24, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    The most moving part of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles’ (JCFLA) 60th-anniversary celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills Sept. 19 had to be when CEO Marvin Schotland’s father, Lou Schotland, sang to his son.

    The event honored Marvin for his 25 years...

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    By Ryan Torok

    September 10, 2014 | 3:01 pm

    The beach-adjacent intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard was a festive atmosphere of Chabadniks and their supporters on Sept. 7, when Chabad of Pacific Palisades marked the launch of a major fundraising campaign.

    The goal of the first phase of the effort,...

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    By Ryan Torok

    August 27, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    Dikla Kadosh has been appointed to the top leadership position of the Los Angeles chapter of the Israeli-American Council (IAC). Effective Aug. 25, Kadosh will succeed the IAC’s new national CEO, Sagi Balasha, as the L.A. regional director.

    The IAC, a national organization with...

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    By Ryan Torok

    July 30, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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    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,...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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