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Tag: Museum Of Tolerance
August 12, 2008 | 11:53 pmThe largest recipients of the Jewish Community Foundation's (JCF) Cutting Edge Grants, announced this week and totaling $1.6 million, were three programs promoting Jewish identity and connection with Israel through art, music and community leadership; another that prepares children...
July 30, 2008 | 10:58 pm
July 16, 2008 | 11:49 pmOne photo in the exhibition at the Museum of Tolerance shows Mordechai Olmert, founder of China's Betar and father of Israel's prime minister Ehud Olmert. Another is of students at the famous Mir Yeshiva, which relocated from Europe after the community fell to the Soviets. Many more...
June 5, 2008 | 2:32 pm
Talks With Syria
M.J. Rosenberg opens with the unqualified claim that former Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold is "appalled" by Israel's negotiating with Syria. ("Israeli Talks With Syrians Make Sense," May 29). False. Gold has expressed no such view.
Indeed, he actively participated...
May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pmThe Professor Anti-Semites Love
I was shocked to learn that an article I had published in 1972 is being cited by anti-Semites to support their twisted ideas ("The Professor Anti-Semites Love," May 9).
I wonder how many people have actually read my article. Essentially, I analyzed...
May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pmThe Museum of Tolerance is rarely the same experience twice, even with its permanent exhibits. New visuals, soundtracks and materials are added to keep the displays current and relevant. And while many people think of the museum as a "Jewish" institution, it is the "human" experience...
May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pmWhy would anyone ever want to take on Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and leader of the prestigious Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance, who for two years running has been named "the most powerful rabbi in America"?
That question popped into my mind on a sunny morning about two...
May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pmBig Sunday Is L.A.'s Makeover Weekend
Big Sunday, which has morphed from an annual Sunday event into a full weekend of volunteer opportunities, once again thrived on May 3 and 4. Organizers say that this year the number of volunteers again reached about 50,000, working at about 325...
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November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pmA long-running dispute between homeowners and the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance (MOT) and Yeshiva of Los Angeles (YOLA) entered a more formal stage last week, with a hearing by the Los Angeles City Planning Department on Oct. 24 at City Hall.
At issue are plans by the...
October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm
View Larger Map Google Earth photo shows the Wiesenthal Center complex, left center, south of Pico Blvd. between Roxbury Dr. and Castello Ave. On left side is the Museum of Tolerance and memorial garden, and on right the Yeshiva of Los Angeles. Owners of adjacent family homes oppose...
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Soulful 'Hatikvah' Ends Wiesenthal Farewell
It was an unscripted, final moment that may have best captured the Monday memorial at the Museum of Tolerance for Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who died last week at age 96.
The ceremony had been held outside. As long lines of mourners...
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Kudos to Koss
More than 1,200 people gathered at the Century Plaza Hotel on April 25 to honor Michael Koss, president of Koss Financial Corp., one of Los Angeles' top commercial real estate financing groups. The event, hosted by The Federation's Real Estate and Construction...
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András Simonyi, Hungary's ambassador to the United States, made his first visit to the Museum of Tolerance Feb. 11 to plan a spring memorial marking this year's 60th anniversary of the Nazi deportation of Hungarian Jews in 1944.
A trim man who speaks in the short but thoughtful...
March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
This weekend's your last chance to see Sam Bobrick's new mystery-drama "The Stanway Case" at the Horseshoe Theatre at L.A. Valley College. Fellow jurors on a murder case, Maura and Scott, get romantic despite their divergent personalities and views on the defendant's...
August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm
"It will be the most outstanding building in the State of Israel and will draw worldwide attention," says Rabbi Marvin Hier.
The dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center is referring to the new Museum of Tolerance -- to be known as the Winnick Institute -- that will rise in...
January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm
Dear President Clinton:
This is the first time I have written a letter of this kind, but I felt it was time to express my feelings on paper.
I moved from Los Angeles to Jerusalem about 18 months ago. I consider myself middle-of-the-road when it comes to politics, and I believe...
April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pmThe Passover theme of liberation took on new meaning when more than 1,000 people rallied Sunday to demand freedom for the 13 Iranian Jews, imprisoned in Shiraz a year ago and facing trial for alleged espionage.
The vigil in the outdoor memorial court of the Museum of Tolerance...
December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pmVisitors to the Museum of Tolerance expect to encounter evidence of brutality and organized evil. The current third floor exhibit, built around a reconstruction of a slave factory with barbed wire, and featuring video testimonials from survivors, seems predictable enough.
March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pmHundreds of people turned out for the Simon Weisenthal Center Museum of Tolerance's one-day symposium, "A Call to Freedom." The conference, held last month, highlighted the plight of black slaves in Sudan and Mauritania, where today, "tens of thousands of blacks are sold into...
November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm
Polish Jewry before the war is the subject of a powerfulphoto exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance
By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor
Photo from "And I Still See Their Faces: Images of PolishJews"
Anyone who has ever gazed at a worn sepia-toned family photographwith a mixture of curiosity,...
July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Fugard at the Museum of Tolerance
By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer
If you missed Athol Fugard's "Valley Song" at the Taper, here's a chance to see two plays by the pre-eminent South African playwright at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance.
(The plays are reprises of...