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  • Swastika wrapping paper or Rorschach test?

    1 week ago

    Let’s play a game. Can you find the swastikas in the picture above?

    Don’t worry if it took a few minutes to find them – they can be hard to spot in the midst of the wrapping paper’s intricate design.

    Today Walgreens announced that is removing all rolls of this wrapping paper...

  • Murder victim related to temple founder

    By Ryan Torok

    June 17, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    A Porter Ranch woman, who authorities said was shot and killed early Friday morning when a domestic dispute escalated, was the daughter of a founding member of Temple Ahavat Shalom (TAS) in Northridge, according to a family member of the deceased.

    The victim — identified as Risa...

  • Interfaith leaders commemorate Yom Hashoah

    April 10, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    In what was anything but a typical Yom HaShoah assemblage, more than 300 people — including two rabbis, a Methodist preacher, a Catholic priest and a U.S. congressman — packed into Temple Ramat Zion in Northridge on April 7 for an interdenominational observance titled “Remembering...

  • Anne Frank’s stepsister speaks at USC and CSUN

    January 25, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    Her modesty, gracefulness and soft voice don’t suggest it, but Eva Schloss’ encounter with darkness has instilled in her a determination to tell the world her story.

    A childhood friend and, posthumously, a stepsister of Anne Frank, Schloss, now 84, recounted her Holocaust...

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  • Connie and Harvey Lapin: Two-person army for their son

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 3, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Just try asking Connie and Harvey Lapin to recap 44 years as parent activists in the world of autism. In hyperactive tag-team, the couple bursts forth with stories and ideas, only to interrupt themselves and one another with still more anecdotes, ideas and accomplishments.

    In the...

  • Northridge mother pleads guilty in syrup swastika vandalism

    By Ryan Torok

    July 19, 2012 | 9:30 am

    A Northridge mother pleaded no contest Wednesday to a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for helping her teenage daughter and two friends deface homes with maple syrup swastikas, human feces and toilet paper, according to the L.A. city attorney’s office.

    ...
  • Northridge mother charged in syrup swastika vandalism

    By Ryan Torok

    June 11, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    A Northridge woman has been charged with multiple criminal counts for helping her teenage daughter and two friends deface homes with maple syrup swastikas, human feces and toilet paper. Catharine Whelpley, 43, was charged on June 11 with three counts of contributing to the...

  • Independence for teens with special needs

    May 2, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Most freshmen feel overwhelmed during their first year at college. But for Sarah Selinger, a 19-year-old woman from West Los Angeles, her first semester at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), was almost unbearable.

    “In the beginning of the school year, I didn’t know...

  • Shirley Levine, education icon, dies at 80

    By Ryan Torok

    January 12, 2012 | 6:52 pm

    Shirley Levine, a leader in Jewish education who founded Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge, the first non-denominational Jewish community day school in Los Angeles, died on Jan. 9. She was 80. 

    “She was an incredible visionary and the impact she had on Jewish day...

  • Unearthing China’s hidden Jewish past

    March 8, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    When Shi Lei finished a presentation about China’s hidden Jewish past recently, his California State University, Northridge (CSUN), audience was full of questions.

    They wanted to know more about the former synagogue in Shi’s hometown of Kaifeng and about his Jewish ancestors who...

  • CSUN exemplifies the changing face of ‘Jewish Studies’

    By Tom Tugend

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish studies programs at American colleges keep growing, but the enrollment curve of Jewish students in such programs remains largely flat or is drooping.

    The explanation for this seeming paradox is that more and more non-Jews are signing up and, to continue this trend,...

  • Car Crash Claims Beloved Northridge Rabbi

    By Marc Ballon

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The beloved rabbi of a Northridge synagogue apparently committed suicide in the wake of personal disclosures that jeopardized his job. These disclosures had to do with allegedly "inappropriate" actions by the rabbi, but nothing that was criminal or illegal, said officials of Temple...

  • Sunday in the Park With Richard

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It was the kind of afternoon outing you can't find often enough in Los Angeles: not too hot, not too crowded, plenty of parking, good entertainment and two very different communities peacefully enjoying each other's company.

    Fiesta Shalom, the Latino Jewish Cultural Committee's Sept....

  • A Mostly Jewish Festival

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    July 13, 2000 | 7:59 pm

    Q: When does a fence equal freedom?
    A: When it's an eruv.

    On Sun., July 2 the Jewish community of Northridge will celebrate the official initiation of its new eruv, allowing observant Jews the ability to carry on the Sabbath within its domain.The project was initiated more than 10...

  • Masters of Their Domain

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Q: When does a fence equal freedom?
    A: When it's an eruv.

    On Sun., July 2 the Jewish community of Northridge will celebrate the official initiation of its new eruv, allowing observant Jews the ability to carry on the Sabbath within its domain.The project was initiated more than 10...

  • AJ Congress’  Surgery

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Everyone knows that California is earthquake country, but somehow you're never fully prepared. Take the Los Angeles chapter of the American Jewish Congress. It has been dislocated by two separate quakes recently. It survived the first one. The second was devastating.

    The first was the...

  • A Crash Course in Hebrew

    By Jolie Greiff

    September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Lorraine Anishban, 38, has been trying to learn how to read Hebrew for years.

    "I attended two or three different courses, but I never came out reading," she says. Recently, Anishban completed the National Jewish Outreach Program's Hebrew Reading Crash Course taught by Rabbi Moshe...

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