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  • Hungarian film fest comes to North Hollywood

    By Tom Tugend

    1 week ago

    The latest film festival to open in Los Angeles features a title about a Holocaust survivor who has erased all memories of his Jewishness. Another honors a Swiss diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews. There is also the documentary about the world’s first female rabbi, and...

  • Humor thrives in ‘Divorce Party: The Musical’

    March 13, 2013 | 6:03 am

    Divorce can be a devastating experience, but one can get through it, survive and even thrive, according to Amy Botwinick, co-author of “Divorce Party: The Musical,” currently running at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. 

    The story centers on Linda (Janna Cardia), whose...

  • Missing Israeli found in North Hollywood

    By Ryan Torok

    January 23, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Syril Zimand, a 28-year-old Israeli thought to be missing by his father, turned up in North Hollywood on Jan. 20,  approximately 25 days after the father, Henri Zimand, a philanthropist and entrepreneur who lives in Israel and Monaco, told the Jewish Journal and the Los Angeles...

  • Chabad of North Hollywood expansion moves toward reapproval [UPDATED]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 26, 2012 | 11:56 pm

    UPDATE: In a unanimous vote taken shortly after 12 noon on Wed., June 27, the Los Angeles City Council voted to adopt findings submitted that had been considered by the Planning and Land Use Management committee one day earlier, thereby clearing the way for Chabad of North Hollywood...

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  • Jew vs. Jew in dispute over Chabad of North Hollywood expansion

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 22, 2012 | 10:15 am

    How big is too big for a synagogue in a residential neighborhood?

    That’s the question at the heart of complaints by some neighbors, including some Jewish ones, about the new home for Chabad of North Hollywood, which is under construction on a corner of West Chandler Boulevard...

  • A touch of George in Alexander’s ‘Prisoner’

    By Ryan Torok

    May 3, 2011 | 6:55 pm

    Jason Alexander immediately apologizes for his voice when he comes to the phone.

    He’s hoarse because he’s been yelling nonstop for his current role, Mel Edison, in the darkly comic “Prisoner of Second Avenue,” which is in the midst of a three-week run at the El Portal...

  • Economic turmoil puts pressure on Jewish community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 2:07 am

    The food pantry would not open for another 40 minutes, but already about a dozen people were waiting in the parking lot, many holding umbrellas to shield themselves from the blistering San Fernando Valley sun. Before day's end, more than 100 people, Jews and non-Jews alike, many...
  • Sweet Sorrow

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A wall of neatly coiffed ladies charges up to the counter to place their orders for baked goods on one of the last days before the holidays and one of the last days before Brown's Bakery in North Hollywood closes its doors forever. Some of the customers have been buying their cakes,...

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