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  • Waiting for Ratner, the king formerly known as Solomon

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Desperately Seeking Brett

    I had big plans for meeting Brett Ratner.

    A few days ago, my grandmother called me from Miami and said, "A nice Jewish director has been profiled in The Miami Herald. He went to Beach High and his grandparents live with him - in his Beverly Hills mansion."...

  • AJ Congress wowed; Shaare Zedek gets record donation; Koufax in the house

    By Norma Zager

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Woolsey Wows AJC

    It was an extraordinary evening when the American Jewish Congress (AJC) honored former director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey at a black-tie gala dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Dec. 10.

    Woolsey received the AJC's Jerusalem Award for his extensive work...

  • Shatner Horse Trek; Four of a Kind; Star Bright; Mayor Meets Mayor; Social Justice? Here I Am

    By Norma Zager

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Horse Trek

    William and Elizabeth Shatner made their first U.S. public appearance on behalf of the William and Elizabeth Shatner-Jewish National Fund Therapeutic Riding Consortium Endowment for Israel last week at "An Evening of Magical Information." The $10 million endowment will...

  • Local community refuses to forget 12 missing Persian Jews

    By Norma Zager

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    12 missing Persian Jews: not forgotten
     
    Nearly 300 members of the Iranian Jewish community and local Persian-language media gathered at the Nessah Cultural Center in Beverly Hills on Sept. 27 for an event sponsored by the Council of Iranian Jews to discuss the fate of 12 Persian...
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  • Power of the Prez; In the wake of war; Children work for a cure

    By Norma Zager

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Power of the Prez

    Century City attorney and Iranian Jewish activist H. David Nahai was elected president of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commission on Sept. 21. The five-person commission unanimously elected Nahai who was originally appointed to the board that overseas...

  • Spirit and Chocolate Top Temple Emanuel Installation

    By Norma Zager

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There was chocolate and music last week when Sue Brucker was installed as president of Temple Emanuel's board of directors at Shabbat Unplugged. Amid the singing and Shabbat rituals, Brucker was applauded for her talents as a leader, and her commitment and dedication to getting any...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A World of Food

    World Ethnic Market/KosherWorld Show manager Phyllis Koegel presented a Buyer of the Year Award to Tamara Dorrell, Safeway manager, national categories, ethnic. The World Ethnic Market was held recently at the Anaheim Convention Center.

    L.A. Helps the Gulf

    Four...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Life Is Beautiful

    "Beautiful Music," produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Moriah Films division, was winner of the best documentary award at the Hollywood Film Festival for director Richard Trank. It tells the story of a blind, autistic Arab girl whose astonishing musical...

  • Outspoken Asner’s Activism Is No Act

    By Norma Zager

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Yitzhak Edward Asner vocally opposes the war in Iraq, a position that has probably angered some fans of the 76-year-old actor. But that's nothing new for Asner, whose political activism, years earlier, may have cost him the best acting job he ever had -- the role of journalist Lou...