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  • Machzorim (prayerbooks)

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Gates of Repentance (standard Reform liturgy): Temple Menorah, Rodeph Shalom, Temple Emanuel (main sanctuary and family services), Beth Ohr

    On Wings of Awe (nondenominational, known for its poetic interpretative English readings): Beth Chayim...

  • Speaking Out

    By Michael J

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Amid a last-ditch push to salvage his peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak this week asked a unique gathering of world leaders here to play an active role in the Middle East peace process.

    Speaking to more than 150 heads of state at the...

  • Whose Money?

    By Michael J

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Since 1996, Jewish groups and their lawyers have gone to the mat with the likes of the Germans, the Swiss and the French, extracting $9 billion in restitution for the evil wrought in Europe by Nazi forces and their collaborators.

    While the entire process is gradually winding down, a...

  • A Very Fine House

    By Julie G Fax

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The socialist experiment may have failed and the kibbutz movement may be struggling, but communal living is alive and well at the Westwood Bayit. Part of Jewish life at UCLA since 1974, the Bayit (Hebrew for house) is a cooperative living setup where young men and women commit to...

  • Downsizing Government

    By Avi Machlis

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The enthusiasm that greeted the nomination of Sen. Joseph Lieberman as the Demo-cratic vice-presidential candidate was fully shared by Errol Fine.

    Fine is the owner of Pat's Restaurant in West Los Angeles, one of the city's premier kosher establishments, which catered a number of...

  • ‘Survivor’ Ethics

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sixteen strangers are left on a wilderness island to fend for themselves. They endure starvation, infestation, exposure to the elements. Each night they gather in council to vote one of their company off the island. Finally, only two are left. The castoffs are brought back as jury to...

  • Unaffiliated? How to find the right synagogue for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Every fall, hundreds of Jews who don't belong to synagogues fan out across greater Los Angeles for a once-a-year dip into Jewish worship, buying tickets or wangling free seats at services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Some are motivated by parents, others tag along with friends;...

  • Catching Up With Klezmer

    By George Robinson

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Consider these points on the compass - Italy, Australia, the Netherlands, the Balkans, Baltimore, Boston, New York and Toronto. What do they have in common? They are all represented by klezmer recordings this month. (They also include four-fifths of the American League East - doesn't...

  • Ticket prices

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Ticket prices are for the full series, including Rosh Hashanah evening and morning, Yom Kippur evening, and all day on Yom Kippur. Many synagogues offer tickets for single services, and many will nego-tiate. And remember, whatever you pay for holiday tickets is a tax-deductible...

  • Getting Clocked

    By Susan Josephs

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    My friend Lauren got married at 24. For two years, she lived in peace. After all, she had conducted her life according to the Proper Schedule and deserved to be left alone by concerned family and peers. When she got together with her single girlfriends, she could only sympathize with...

  • Perfect Apple-Honey Tarts for Rosh Hashanah

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a happy holiday, full of hope and optimism.The traditional foods - apples, honey, pomegranates and the traditional round challah - all have a special meaning. Both at home and in the synagogue, hopes are expressed for a "sweet" new year, which...

  • Congregational Directory

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The listings below are for Jewish congregations within the geographic area of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Congregations in areas adjacent to Los Angeles Federation can be found by calling neighboring federations:

    San Gabriel Valley: Jewish Federation of San Gabriel...

  • Jewish Angst

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Lieberman's Presence

    Recently, a Chinese-American doctor was monitoring my heart as the speed and incline were increased on the treadmill during a stress test. Perhaps he wanted me to relax; perhaps he was bored and was trying to make conversation. Apropos of nothing but my presence...

  • Unnecessary Destruction

    By Rabbi Michael Gottlieb

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Years ago, I had the opportunity to study informally with Dr. David Weiss, the former head of Hadassah Medical Center's immunology department in Jerusalem. To this day I recall a touching story he shared, one that helps bring to life this week's Torah portion.

    A deeply religious,...

  • Who’s Watching the Children?

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's finally here. Parents across the city and valleys can be heard breathing a sigh of relief as their children return to the familiar routine of school. No more August Angst, wondering what to do in that stretch of time between camp and classroom.

    But for working parents, the...

  • Rose’s Quest

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The hiding places in the title of Daniel Asa Rose's new memoir refer to the haylofts and cellars where his relatives hid from the Nazis during the war years, and also to the suburban tool sheds and coat closets where the author crawled into during his childhood in a mostly gentile...

  • Cultural Connection

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    An ancient mikvah in Sicily. The Jewish cemetery in Sarajevo. The oldest synagogue in Great Britain.These are just a few of the hundreds of Jewish heritage sites in 16 European countries that will be open to the public Sept. 3 in a "European Day of Jewish Culture."

    The scope of this...

  • Home Care—A Right, Not an Option

    By Steven Jacobs

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Those of us who help to guide human spirituality understand well the old adage of preaching with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. When we give religious counsel, we cannot ignore reality.The plight of Los Angeles County home-care workers and those they tend is a...

  • The In-Home Option, Israeli Style

    By Julie G Fax

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When Yaffa Marcus was growing up in Israel, there were always children around - inside, outside, at home and in other people's houses.

    "I think one thing that is really disturbing here is that children are not outside playing freely, not like in Israel," says Marcus, a credentialed...

  • Shotgun Wedding

    By Teresa Strasser

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    According to the state of Nevada, I now have a new dad.

    It's not every day your mother has a shotgun wedding at a Las Vegas chapel, so it was a special moment. Who was holding the shotgun? Uncle Sam. It was a forced wedding of the new millennium - one necessitated by tax purposes...

  • His Summer Vacation

    By Julie Kraim

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    What's a nice Jewish boy doing in the crowded bazaars of Rangoon, Burma? Michael "Micki" Weinberg, a 16-year-old Beverly Hills High School senior, says he just "really wanted to do something nobody else was doing this summer."

    Weinberg's intent to discover the remnants of Judaism in...

  • Collective Wisdom

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    From personal to political, low-key to bombastic, a sampling of the Jewish wisdom rabbis will be imparting during the High Holy Days was on display Aug. 22 at Stephen S. Wise Temple.

    The Board of Rabbis of Southern California (a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater...

  • Hadassah Kvelling Over Hadassah

    By Julie Wiener

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    For activists in North America's largest Jewish women's organization, the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles was like a marketing dream come true.

    With Hadassah Lieberman's rise to fame as wife of vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman, the name Hadassah had become a...

  • Reflecting on the Past

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There were reasons for Carole Goldman to decline the role of Ma in Richard Greenberg's Jewish-assimilation play "Everett Beekin," opening tonight at South Coast Repertory.

    First, there was the matter of salary, since Goldman was doing less theater in favor of higher-paying jobs on TV...

  • Briefs

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Hate Crimes on the Rise

    Committee reports that higher numbers may point to heightened awareness and better reporting.A surge in attacks against Jewish targets and gay men paced a general increase in hate crimes reported last year in Los Angeles County.

    As compared to 1998, anti-Jewish...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Mike Levy

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm


    In the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, 12 royal sisters mysteriously disappear from their chamber each night to dance until their shoes are worn through


    "Twelve Dancing Princesses," the newest work from Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet, dances around this tale with a...

  • Letters to the Editor

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Irving Moskowitz

    Dr. Irving Moskowitz and his attorney, Beryl Weiner, have failed in their attempt to delegitimate the report of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) that provides "A Study in Redevelopment Abuse" in Hawaiian Gardens.

    At a hearing in Sacramento last week, the...

  • A Nanny’s Story

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There are a thousand stories in the naked city of Los Angeles, but when it comes to nannies, there are at least a million - nannies who have a free reign of the household, nannies who make good salaries, nannies who get help from their employers to buy cars or put a down payment on a...

  • St. Joe Faces the Image Crunch

    By James D

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    For Joseph Lieberman, elevated to a kind of sainthood by a press corps enraptured by his Orthodox Judaism and his image of rectitude, the next few weeks could offer some harsh splashes of reality. Lieberman the paragon could find himself challenged by Lieberman the tough and...

  • Rock the Pope

    By Rob Eshman

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "I'm telling you, we're doing something very foolish right now," Rabbi Harold Schulweis tells me, in a voice that doesn't leave much room for doubt.

    By we, he means we Jews. The rabbi is upset with the public protest from Jewish leaders over the Vatican's beatification of Pius IX...

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