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  • Slain doctor remembered for his love of Judaism

    By Ryan Torok

    January 31, 2013 | 2:02 pm

    Friends and family of Dr. Ronald Gilbert, the urologist gunned down Monday in the exam room of his Newport Beach offices, told a large crowd gathered for the doctor’s funeral Wednesday he had devoted himself to living a Jewish life.

    Every morning, Gilbert attended Chabad of West...

  • Pauper Turned Prince Gives Bat Yahm Gift

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Isidore Myers and his three siblings had a less-than-carefree childhood. Their parents, penniless immigrants, eked out a living early in the last century in Akron, Ohio, where their barely literate father painted houses. Although the family managed food and shelter, they scrambled...

  • Eighth Concert for Eight Days

    By Andrea Adelson

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Gordon and Hannareta Fishman fell for Newport Beach in 1956 while he served as a medical intern in Long Beach. The couple even considered putting down roots until they inspected a local phone book. But their hope turned to disappointment and shock at finding three...

  • Hate in Newport Beach

    By Nacha Cattan

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As a new study shows a rise in anti-Semitism in the United States, a group accused of Holocaust denial is preparing to unleash a media campaign against what it calls "Jewish-Zionist power."

    The Institute for Historical Review (IHR) in Newport Beach, Calif., hopes to "dramatically...

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  • Balancing the Scales

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What is the duty to assist those in danger under Jewish law compared to American law? The question is no mere academic exercise to Neil H. Cogan, dean of the Whittier Law School, who spoke on the topic last week as the inaugural speaker of the recently formed Jewish Lawyers of Orange...

  • Community Scholar

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Driven by a personal desire for intellectual growth, Arie Katz set out last year to attract to Orange County the sort of eminent Jewish scholars that few synagogues can afford to woo on their own.

    With little more than his own chutzpah and considerable networking skills, the Newport...

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