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  • ‘Pokémon Go’ capturing Jewish hearts and sites around L.A.

    By Ryan Torok

    July 27, 2016 | 10:35 am

    With “Pokémon Go” suddenly a craze across the world, it was only a matter of time before the augmented reality game’s creatures started showing up at Jewish sites across Los Angeles.

    The impact was felt almost immediately at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH), much...

  • Jewish progressive org invokes Freedom Summer murders to protest Trump

    By Eitan Arom

    June 22, 2016 | 3:31 pm

    The heat wave had broken by the time Pastor Cue Jn-marie stood up June 21 at the auditorium of Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax District before a mostly-Jewish audience of about 40. But as he spoke, his anger seemed to boil over.

    The Skid Row pastor delivered a fiery speech at the...

  • A ‘walk’ to remember

    April 18, 2013 | 2:27 pm

    With African drumming and a chorus of shofars, more than 2,000 people in purple T-shirts reading “I walk to tip the scales” gathered in Pan Pacific Park on April 14 to call attention to global injustice.

    Under overcast skies, the seventh annual Walk to End Genocide raised more...

  • Pan Pacific Park draws generations for Yom HaShoah

    By Ryan Torok

    April 10, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    As Holocaust survivor Robert Geminder led a walking tour in Pan Pacific Park on April 7, pre-arranged memory markers — labeled “ghettos,” “camps,” “resistance” and “rescue” — transformed an outdoor path into a historical timeline.

    “The No. 1 reason I’m talking to you here is my...

  • Each Holocaust story unique, yet the same

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2012 | 11:43 am

    “How does one commemorate 5.7 million dead?” Israeli historian Yehuda Bauer asked the audience gathered in Pan Pacific Park for Los Angeles’ annual community Yom HaShoah commemoration on April 22. “You can’t, really. How does one avoid the clichés, in saying things that...

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Draws Crowds to Pan Pacific

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 3, 2011 | 7:03 pm

    An estimated 2,000 people gathered on May 1 for Los Angeles’ annual commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Pan Pacific Park. The crowd, which included octogenarians in wheelchairs, infants in strollers and people of all ages in between, listened to speeches from elected...

  • Iran threat dominates L.A. Yom HaShoah event in speeches by civic leaders, Israeli dignitaries

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 12, 2010 | 12:10 am

    On a cloudy Sunday afternoon, April 11, a crowd numbering almost 3,000 gathered under a blue-and-white striped tent to listen to speeches in commemoration of Yom HaShoah, the day of Holocaust commemoration.

    Speaker after distinguished speaker paid homage to the Holocaust...

  • Author Speaks on Propoganda’s Role in Mass Murder

    By Tom Tugend

    April 23, 2009 | 1:24 am

    Los Angeles will memorialize the killing of six million Jews at a Holocaust Remembrance Day observance on Sunday, April 26, with author Daniel Goldhagen as the keynote speaker.

    The annual event at the Holocaust Monument in Pan Pacific Park, starting at 1:45 p.m., is the largest...

  • Best street for a J-cation?  Fairfax!

    July 3, 2008 | 11:32 am

    In a summer of rising airfares and gas prices, you need to take a trip that is close by, low cost, in town and that will fill you with Jewish stories.

    The best place to do that? Fairfax Avenue.

    That's right, become a Jewish cultural tourist, not in New York, Venice or Seville, but...

  • Briefs: Groundbreaking for Holocaust Museum, finally

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Groundbreaking on Holocaust Museum

    After 47 years of waiting for a permanent home, everything seems to be moving quickly now for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Museum officials and an impressive list of L.A. politicos broke ground Jan. 25 on the museum's future home at Pan...

  • Permanent home planned for Holocaust Museum

    By Tom Tugend

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Nearly 50 years after a group of survivors first conceived the project, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) has cleared the last legal hurdle to build a permanent home. In late June, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a 50-year lease on a plot of land in...
  • A Webb of Giving

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    During the Holocaust, Max Webb made two promises: one to his mother and one to God.

    "I told my mother, I will be hanged, I will be shot, but I would not die from starvation," Webb recalled. To God, he vowed to someday help the Jewish people if God helped him survive the Shoah.


  • Community Briefs

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    They must put something in the water at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. Not only did the school recently take first place nationally in the fiercely competitive Academic Decathlon; another team from ECR won the first annual Jewish Quiz Bowl, on April 26, at the Westside...