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  • Women rabbis at forefront of pioneering prayer communities

    2 weeks ago

    A decade ago in Los Angeles, two organizations opened their doors with a call to prayer — or they would have if they had any doors to open.

    Ikar, led by Rabbi Sharon Brous, and Nashuva, led by Rabbi Naomi Levy, were conceived separately. But when they launched in 2004, both...

  • Hipster guide to the High Holy Days

    By Avishay Artsy

    September 18, 2014 | 11:56 am

    3 ways to find High Holy Day meals

     

    Ask your Jewish friends’ parents to adopt you for a couple of weeks.

    Call your local synagogue and have them match you with a family.

    Check out Sinai Temple’s “Break the Fast” on Yom Kippur, Oct. 4, 8-10:30 p.m. It’s $10 for guests, free...

  • Stuffed: Thanksgiving on Hope Street

    By Rob Eshman

    November 20, 2013 | 4:05 pm

    Last Sunday, my job was to make stuffing for 400 people. I said I’d do it because there’s a part of me that prefers to forget that it’s been 25 years since I was a caterer, and I assumed it would be as easy now as it was then.

    Every year for the past nine years, Nashuva, the...

  • High Holy Days: What’s NEXT for Birthright

    By Ryan Torok

    August 14, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    High Holiday map screenshot. Courtesy of NEXT.

    On Aug. 5, the Birthright Israel alumni organization NEXT launched its 2013 High Holy Days initiative. It features an interactive, nationwide map of services and events — including learning opportunities, dinners and...

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  • The problem with prayer

    By David Suissa

    July 17, 2013 | 11:39 am

    If the practice of Judaism is based on synagogue attendance, and if synagogue attendance is based on the passive recitation of prayer, then Judaism is in trouble.

    The ritual of repetitive communal prayer might have worked in the shtetls to keep Jews Jewish, but it doesn’t work in...

  • Lag B’Omer Calendar 2013

    By Ryan Torok

    April 23, 2013 | 9:43 am

    SATUDAY, APRIL 27-SUNDAY, APRIL 28

    LAG B’OMER EVENTS

    LGBT-friendly congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim hosts its inaugural Lag B’Omer celebration with singing around the fire pit at its new campus. Sat. 7-9 p.m. Free. Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6090 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323)...

  • Temple Hopping, Rabbi Shopping & Faith Meditation

    By Ilana Angel

    February 5, 2013 | 7:39 am

    I love going to temple.  It makes me happy from the inside out.  I always feel comfortable when I am sitting in shul and while I have yet to find a temple that I really, really love, I hop from temple to temple hoping I find a place that feels like the perfect fit.  Actually, I’m...

  • Kidsave changes lives for orphaned children, adoptive parents

    July 19, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    Santiago Brown calls himself a “cashew.” It’s his way of combining the words “Catholic” and “Jew,” to refer to his unusual religious background. He lived in Colombia in a Catholic orphanage until being adopted into a Jewish family a year ago, at the age of 12. His...

  • Nashuva Lag Ba’Omer [SLIDESHOW]

    By JewishJournal

    May 18, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    Nashuva Lag Ba’Omer Bonfire, Thursday, May 10. Photos by David Miller

  • Dream big, y’all

    By Rob Eshman

    February 15, 2012 | 1:09 pm

    In synagogue last Friday night, just after her sermon, the rabbi announced she had invited a special guest in honor of Jewish Disabilities Month.

    The woman next to me leaned over and whispered. “What’s Jewish Disabilities Month?”

    “That’s for Jews who get B’s in...

  • Spreading the Thanks at Thanksgiving

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 21, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    Last night three local news channels carried segments on a special early Thanksgiving feast at Hope Street Family Center in downtown Los Angeles.  The TV stations—KNBC, KCBS and Univision—were all on hand to capture the moment, but only Univision, the Spanish-language station, got...

  • If you stream Kol Nidre, they will watch

    By Tom Tugend

    October 23, 2008 | 2:14 am

    ALTTEXT


    When Rabbi Naomi Levy conducted Kol Nidre services this year, her congregation numbered 200,000, stretching from Canada to Colombia and from Japan to Norway.

    Watching online on their computers were a student group at a Dartmouth College dormitory, Jews and non-Jews in small isolated...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Oct. 4 - 10: Yom Kippur observances, fashion frenzy, Naomi Wolf

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    October 2, 2008 | 7:18 pm

    SAT | OCT 4

    (ART)
    If you miss the art of Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein, then Burton Morris' exhibition "Fashion Frenzy" should surprise and delight. The artist aspires to continue the Pop Art tradition of the '60s and '70s by presenting everyday objects and ideas in bold ways. His...
  • How I returned

    By Rob Eshman

    September 11, 2008 | 2:25 am

    In the fall of 1989, I took a class on Chasidic thought with a Chabad rabbi. We met in a room in the annex of Congregation Mishkon Tephilo in Venice. I wanted to learn about Judaism, but I hated going to synagogue services. They bored me. So I took classes, learned Hebrew, even...
  • Shul tripping—a nostalgic hippie tours the alternative scene

    By Roberto Loiederman

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    October 1967: The "Death of Hippie" celebration. We wheeled an empty, open coffin down San Francisco's Haight Street and thousands of people threw symbolic items into it -- beads, swatches of long hair, patchouli-scented incense, tabs of LSD.

    For me, the burial of the media-created...

  • New Prayer Communities Seek Spiritual High

    By Jane Ulman

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Don't call them synagogues.

    They are minyanim, or spiritual communities. They have evolved from shared and individual dreams and from serendipitous, profound and beshert connections. They are new, egalitarian, independent, warm, collaborative and vibrant.

    And they are all led by...

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