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  • Tough Job

    By Bill Boyarsky

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The faint of heart should not apply for this job: Needed, a sensitive but thick-skinned person who can get along with a combative mixture

    of Los Angeles' Jews, blacks, whites, Asians, Latinos, Catholics, Baptists, Muslims, students, retired people, lawyers, doctors, homeless and...

  • Gridlock

    By Idan Ivri

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On a particular stretch of Wilshire Boulevard near Westwood at 6 p.m., right-lane traffic is hopelessly stalled. A stream of cars crowds the intersection, trying to squeeze into the nearby parking lot of a well-known synagogue.

    It's a familiar sight: With most people heading home...

  • The Heimish Home Stretch

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Finding a nice Jewish neighborhood to live in can be a tricky process if you're moving to a new city. Realtors might not be able to tell you if the house you are interested in is near a synagogue, if there are Jewish schools nearby, what sort of a community you are moving into or...

  • Q & A With David Grunwald

    By Marc Ballon

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    David Grunwald is agitated. The chief executive of L.A. Family Housing Corp. grows ever more upset as he details the indifference many Angelenos feel toward the population his nonprofit group serves: the homeless and those one or two paychecks away from being on the streets. From...

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  • Where the End Justifies the Beans

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Businessman Allen Gochnour is a regular at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on La Cienega Boulevard, and like many of the people who wait in the line that often stretches out the door, he's not just there to grab a cup of java and run. Instead, the transplanted Pittsburgher hangs out to...

  • Days of Learning and Bounty

    By Matthew Goodman

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Every Jewish community has its own sorrows to bear, but perhaps none quite so poignant as the Jews of Iraq. The life of the oldest continuous Jewish community in all the world has now come to an end, and has done so in the saddest possible way: in silence and without marker. In the...

  • Where Religion Meets Bohemia

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "What on earth is that?" asks Jordan, a 27-year-old actor in Los Feliz.

    He is staring at a dancing rabbi on a flatbed truck that is inching its way down Vermont Avenue, one of the main boulevards in Los Feliz.

    Vermont has a certain bohemian air about it. Like Jordan, many of the...

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