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  • In loving memory of our chazzan, Debbie Friedman

    January 20, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    When the New Reform Congregation [now Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills] was established in 1984, Debbie was our chazzan for 3 years. She responded, and the congregation was thrilled, as truly “the old dreamed new dreams and the youth saw visions.” Our shul was “alive to the...

  • Poetic justice for controversial Israeli writer

    January 5, 2011 | 10:01 am

    Best friends Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld argue occasionally. Most often their disputes involve commas, line breaks and word connotations.

    Bloch and Kronfeld work together to translate Hebrew poetry, including “Hovering at a Low Altitude,” the collected works of late Israeli...

  • Arts in L.A. Quarterly Calendar: Cultural events through Feb. 2009

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    December 10, 2008 | 3:04 pm

    ALTTEXT

    Robert Dowd -- Pop Art Money -- See Jan.17 listing

    DECEMBER

    Fri., Dec. 12
    "Laemmle Through the Decades: 1938-2008, 70 Years in 7 Days." It must have been an extraordinarily difficult task to select only seven films to represent the rich and diverse history of the Laemmle Theatres...

  • Arts in L.A. Quarterly Calendar: Cultural events through November 2008

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2008 | 3:22 am

    SEPTEMBER

    Fri., Sept. 12
    "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People." Angelenos can explore the legacy of one of the Catholic Church's most beloved popes in a new Skirball Cultural Center exhibition. Through artifacts, photographs and audiovisual recordings...
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  • Spring Calendar

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Trailer for the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, May 8


    MARCH

    Sun., March 9
    Barrage in "High Strung." The young, hip cast of Barrage, a contemporary string ensemble, will dish out high-energy virtuosity in their newest show. The international cast features six violinists/vocalists, a...

  • Calendar Girls picks and kicks for March 8 -15

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    SAT | MARCH 8

    (CONCERT)
    pick gifFor many Israelis, Shalom Hanoch (photo, above) is a living musical legend along the lines of Bob Dylan or Bruce Springsteen. The silver-haired, 60-something musician is widely credited as a founder of Israeli rock and has created a prolific body of work...
  • Books: Czech teen’s words and art put a face on the Holocaust for me

    By Daniel A. Olivas

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I attended grades one through eight at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Los Angeles during a time of great unrest in our country -- the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., police brutality against war protesters during the Chicano Moratorium....
  • Circuit: LAJFF, Nimoy, Smart

    By Norma Zager

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Festival of Magen Davids

    The second annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) kicked off April 21 at the Writers' Guild of America Theatre in Beverly Hills with the world premiere of Hilary Helstein's "As Seen Through These Eyes." The Maya Angelou-narrated documentary looks at...
  • Quarterly calendar

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    MARCH

    Fri., March 16

    "Irish Writers Entertain: An Evening in the Company of Irish Writers." One-man show starring Neil O'Shea. Part of the annual Irish Cultural Festival. Loyola Marymount University (LMU). 7:30 p.m. Free. LMU, Barnelle Black Box, Foley Building, 1 LMU Drive, Los...

  • Peter Cole receives MacArthur ‘genius award’ for poetry

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    January 10, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Poet, translator and publisher Peter Cole is among the 24 recipients of the 2007 MacArthur Foundation fellowships, or genius awards, as they are popularly known. The no-strings-attached award, honoring creativity, includes a $500,000 stipend that is paid quarterly over five years....
  • Arts in L.A Calendar

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    SEPTEMBER
     
    Sat., Sept. 16
     
    "The California Modernist Portrait." Exhibition of portraiture from the '20s, '30s and '40s by Victor Arnautoff, Otis Oldfield, Mabel Alvarez and others. Sept. 16-Nov. 11. Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts, 9200 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly...
  • Spectator - A Poet’s Slam-Dunk

    By Robert David Jaffee

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish summer camp introduces young Jews to many things -- sports, arts and crafts, drama classes; Eitan Kadosh, a 1999 National Slam Poetry champion, "learned that sex isn't always like pizza."

    He also learned how to entertain people, playing one of the brothers in "Joseph and the...

  • Real Life Peter Pan

    By Julie G Fax

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When the 4-year-olds at B'nai David-Judea congregation got cholent on their knees while crawling under the kiddush table searching for buried treasure one Shabbat morning, there was no doubt who was to blame: David Steinberg, whose wild yarns have become a Shabbat morning staple...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Nuturing Nature

    Last week, we learned not to cut down the fruit trees of our enemies in times of war because, as the Torah says, the trees are "not our enemy."

    In this week's parshah, Ki Tetze, the Torah continues its compassionate attitude toward nature's creatures: Do not pull a...

  • Jerusalem: The center city

    By Abby Gilad

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In 1967, after the Six-Day War, Jerusalem was reunified. This means that until that day in June, half of Jerusalem had been in Jordan, the country next to Israel. So, for 36 years, Jerusalem has been united within the borders of Israel. It is Israel's capital city. But Jerusalem is...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    With a title like "Jane White Is Sick and Twisted" the product practically sells itself. But just in case you haven't heard of this little cult film, here's what you need to know: Obsessed with television and home-schooled by an agoraphobic mother, Jane White's strange...

  • Humanistic Judaism Trods Different Path

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Sherwin Wine of Birmingham Temple in Detroit founded Humanistic Judaism in 1963. Today, there are over 30,000 Jews involved with Humanistic Judaism in North America, including 1,000 in the greater Los Angeles area.

    He was named Humanist of the Year for 2003 by the...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday

    Big into cantorial music? Is this ever your weekend! Head over to the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center's (PTJC) "Cantors in Concert." (No worries, they've probably cleared out all of the Rose Parade mess by now.) Or, for you West Valley-ites, wait till tomorrow and swing by...

  • ‘Light’ From Darkness

    By Rita Berman Frischer

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What a year! Struggle and loss, the threat of war, earthquakes and elections. Like many of us, I'd begun to feel as though peace, not to mention peace of mind, was always going to stay just one upheaval away.

    And then the man in UPS brown arrived. He brought an envelope containing a...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday

    Puppets, paupers, pirates and poets -- especially poets -- are invited to the Workmen's Circle tonight for Slam Shirim, a competitive performance poetry event for the Jewish community. Anyone can sign up to perform, judges are chosen randomly from the audience and the rest...

  • A Letter to Amichai

    By Helen Schary Motro

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    For Israelis your death was like the Americans losing Frost, the Russians losing Pasternak, the Spanish losing Lorca. Israel has no poet laureate, yet you were its laureate without portfolio. You stood apart in a country with army men as heroes. At the height of the country's...

  • Mourning Israel’s Poet

    By Gil Sedan

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Yehuda Amichai, a world-renowned poet and one of Israel's most famous writers, has died of cancer at the age of 76.

    Amichai, who died last Friday, was known for blending modern ideas with ancient Jewish traditions, as well as his innovative use of Hebrew.

    "He was very Israeli, and at...

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