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  • Moving and Shaking: Louis Josephson named president/CEO, Ed Royce Sr. honored

    By Ryan Torok

    August 14, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Louis Josephson

    Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services has named mental health professional Louis Josephson as its new president/CEO. His hiring became effective July 1.

    “Vista’s long history, rich heritage and solid reputation make me excited to accept this challenge....

  • Moving and Shaking: Chris Silbermann, Morton Schapiro and Lawrence Trilling honored

    By Ryan Torok

    July 8, 2013 | 10:12 am

    From left: Saban Free Clinic CEO Jeffrey Bujer, producer Andy Friendly, ICM Partners founding partners Chris Silbermann and Bob Broder and producer David Friendly. Photo by Christianne Ray. 

    The Saban Free Clinic, a medical clinic for the underserved, honored Chris Silbermann,...

  • Chief Memory Officer

    By Honey Lazar

    July 3, 2013 | 5:28 am

    I recently spent time with a close friend who told me that when we collect our family stories, photos, and ephemera,we become Chief Memory Officers.   In the case of loving aunt ruth, I think I am the Admin to the CMO, Aunt Ruth, whose memory remains tack sharp for all the answers...

  • Three adorable puppies rescued in the Negev

    by Uri Fintzy, JTA

    June 4, 2013 | 9:32 am

    Meet Wendy, Winnie and Willie.

    Done awwing? good.

    These three sweet puppies were found deserted near the Israeli town of Netivot in the Negev Desert. The person who found them called Jay and his fiance Roni, a couple who volunteer for animal welfare and occasionally take...

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  • FBI identifies two suspects in Boston Marathon bombing [PHOTOS]

    April 18, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    Investigators released pictures of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing on Thursday, seeking the public's help in identifying two backpack-toting men photographed on the crowded sidewalk on Monday before bombs exploded near the finish line.

    The blasts that killed three...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    March 29, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    Los Angeles City Hall held its first-ever Passover celebration, which was organized by the Board of Rabbis of Southern California and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. The March 19 festivities took place on the City Hall forecourt, adjacent to the Spring Street steps....

  • Purim in Israel [SLIDESHOW]

    By JewishJournal

    February 22, 2013 | 10:10 am

    Israelis celebrate Purim in full costume throughout Israel. 

    COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME!

  • Winter has arrived in Israel- a very stormy photo album!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 12, 2013 | 8:34 am

    Finally, in mid-January, the rain started to pour over the land of Israel. The rain is blessed, no doubt, but it caught us unprepared. After two straight stormy days, the streets were flooded to the point that some people took out their canoes and started sailing. Most of us, however, stayed at home with a hot coco; after all, we are not used to a cold weather of any sort. A few talented photographers dared to step outside and take beautiful photos of the storm-struck Israel…

  • Joel Lipton: With a little help from his lens

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 3, 2013 | 11:16 am

    When Joel Lipton, who has been a professional photographer for almost 30 years, first started shooting events for Big Sunday, at the time a one-day, annual volunteer event, he initially had some second thoughts about just how much the clicks of his camera were helping. 

    “You...

  • Facebook acquires Israeli Face.com

    June 18, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    Facebook acquired an Israeli company that specializes in facial recognition software.

    The terms of the deal between Facebook and Face.com were not disclosed by either company, according to the New York Times, which reported the deal on Monday. 

    Face.com has been used by Facebook in the past two years for its “tag” feature in order to identify individuals across Facebook.

    The facial recognition technology used by Face.com is designed to identify individuals by their gender and age.

  • Nashuva Lag Ba’Omer [SLIDESHOW]

    By JewishJournal

    May 18, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    Nashuva Lag Ba’Omer Bonfire, Thursday, May 10. Photos by David Miller

  • Pinterest and the battle for social media dominance

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    May 16, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Does Brain Research say that Pinterest will win the battle for social media supremacy?  The answer is Yes!

    In the social media battle, Pinterest may have what it takes to knock out the others. Visual focus means it speaks to our brains in a way the others don’t. Photos, not words,...

  • SLIDESHOW: Fashion Week in Tel Aviv

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 23, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    The three-day fashion week which began on Monday is the first fashion week to be held in Israel since the 1980s


    Find more photos like this on EveryJew.com

  • Images of Gilad Shalit post-release

    October 18, 2011 | 7:26 am

    Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit returned home to a national outpouring of joy on Tuesday after five years in captivity as hundreds of Palestinian prisoners exchanged for him were greeted with kisses from Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip.

    Shalit, 25, was taken across the frontier from...

  • First images of Gilad Shalit released; IDF confirms he is alive and well

    October 18, 2011 | 3:31 am

    An Israel Defense Forces official confirmed Tuesday that Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was identified at the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt and is “alive and well.”

    Earlier Hamas said Israel completed the transfer into Egypt of Palestinian prisoners due to be deported...

  • The laws according to a Super Model, Gisele Bündchen!

    By Julia Bendis

    June 9, 2011 | 11:50 am

    Have you heard the breaking news?

    Gisele Bündchen, the Victoria’s Secret supermodel and a wife of pretty-boy NFL star Tom Brady has announced that she would like to pass a law mandating Mothers having to Breastfeed their babies for a minimum of six (6) months!  Yes, the skinny...

  • The Circuit: Jewish Vocational Services 80th Anniversary, Richard Michael Powell inducted into HUC-JIR board of governors

    By Adam Wills

    May 10, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) celebrated its 80th anniversary on Jan. 29 with a gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to honor its past board presidents. Among the 500 guests were Stanley Dashew, who received the agency’s Tzedakah Award, and emcee Keith Erickson, a former L.A. Laker...

  • Bridal shower survival guide

    May 10, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    When a woman hits a certain age, she’s likely been to more bridal showers than she cares to remember. She’s sat through innumerable toasts, idle chitchat, wedding dresses made from toilet paper and hours upon hours of watching her nearest and dearest open boxes of linens and wine...

  • Jon Stewart on the bin Laden photo debate

    May 5, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    Video courtesy of Comedy Central.

  • Obama decides not to release photos of bin Laden’s body

    May 4, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden dead, U.S. television networks said on Wednesday.

    “We discussed this internally, did DNA sampling. It was important for us the photos won’t become a propaganda tool,” Obama said, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.

    “We don’t use this staff as a trophy that’s not who we are. Given the graphic nature of these pictures, it could be used for incitement members of my national security team agreed,” he said.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Early Holy Land photos surprise viewers in 1800s

    By Tom Tugend

    April 12, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    With the introduction of photography in 1839, pioneer practitioners of the nascent medium flocked to the Holy Land, expecting the glorious biblical scenes imagined by Renaissance painters, but finding instead mainly dusty villages and a largely ramshackle Jerusalem.

    One disappointed...

  • Remembering Elizabeth Taylor [SLIDESHOW]

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 25, 2011 | 3:59 pm


    Find more photos like this on EveryJew.com

    Photos courtesy of Temple Israel of Hollywood and Lynn Pelkey.

  • The Circuit: 50 Plus

    By Adam Wills

    March 22, 2011 | 6:28 pm

    Skirball music director Yatrika Shah-Rais presents Fred Katz with a birthday cake as John and Jeanne Pisano look on. Photo by Bonnie Perkinson

    Jazz composer, cellist and pianist Fred Katz performed during a retrospective of his career at the Skirball Cultural Center on Feb. 20....

  • Photos reveal anti-Semitism of 1936 Winter Games

    March 1, 2011 | 6:06 pm

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — Most everyone knows how Jesse Owens went to Berlin and won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics. As the legend goes, Owens showed Adolf Hitler a thing or two about the Nazi myth about superiority.

    Birger Ruud of Norway is also one of the...

  • The Circuit: CBS Executives, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Centennial birthday

    By Adam Wills

    December 15, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    CBS senior executives Nina Tassler, David Stapf and Deborah Barak co-hosted A Night of Hope with special guests Geena Davis and Jim Belushi at CBS Radford Studios in Studio City on Oct. 14. The celebration of strength and survival raised more than $220,000 to help the Jewish Family...

  • RARE PHOTOS OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S POSSESSIONS

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 26, 2009 | 3:21 pm

    The following images are photos from a Michael Jackson auction.  In the midst of financial troubles, Jackson decided to auction off a number of his belongings through Julien’s Auctions.  He later had second thoughts and sued for the return of some items.  Jackson and Julien’s...

  • Sharon Stone, Howie Mandel, Arianna Huffington, William Kristol and Lenny Krayzelburg step up

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 21, 2008 | 4:25 pm

    Jewish TV Network honors Uni honcho Jeff Gaspin

    ALTTEXT

    (From left) Howie Mandel;  Ron Meyer, president and chief operating officer, Universal Studios; Bonnie Hammer; Jeff Gaspin, president and chief operating officer, Universal Television Group; Mark Graboff, co-chairman, NBC...

  • Dear Condoleeza Rice:

    By David Suissa

    August 14, 2008 | 12:36 am

    Last Saturday, on the Jewish Sabbath, I was attending prayer services at one of the big synagogues in Los Angeles, Beth Jacob Congregation, when something unusual happened that made me think of writing you this letter.

    After the services, a young black man named Adam Akabar got up to...

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