This weekend, I would like to introduce you to Israel's most international musician- Idan Raichel. He is an Israeli singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his Idan Raichel Project. The members of the project are 70 Israeli musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds,...
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December 14, 2012 | 12:37 pm
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Jerusalem’s Old City and parts of historic Tel Aviv are featured in Google’s new “World Wonders Project,” although Jerusalem is not included under the Israel category.
The project allows visitors to take a virtual tour of the 132 historic and heritage sites from 18 countries and is...
May 10, 2011 | 6:12 pm
More than half the students in Los Angeles Jewish day schools receive financial aid to pay tuition, which runs between $12,000 and $30,000 per year. And with both tuition and the number of students requiring aid expected to continue climbing, BJE: Builders of Jewish Education is...
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November 15, 2010 | 11:36 am
Two rabbis in western New York have pulled out of a Muslim-Jewish outreach effort, charging that the national sponsor is involved in Islamic fundamentalism.
The “twinning” project, which has been held each November since 2008, is a project of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding...
September 11, 2008 | 12:20 amI used to think that between the time of the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., and the birth of Israel in 1948, there was no such thing as an exclusively Jewish city. Sure, there were plenty of Jewish ghettos and neighborhoods scattered throughout the globe, but a city...
March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm
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Don't have time to shlep to a museum? Too tired to remember if the free museum day is the first or second Tuesday of the month? Want to conquer a large, overwhelming exhibit in small, 15-minute intervals? Then bring the museum to your desktop and browse at your own pace.
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
When Stanley Kubrick died in March 1999 during the post-production of his final film, “Eyes Wide Shut,” he left behind several pet projects he had been working on for decades. These included a science-fiction riff on “Pinocchio” (later finished by Steven Spielberg as “A.I.”), a...
November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm
August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Driving through Pico-Robertson, real estate developer George Saadin smiles as he points out kosher markets filled with shoppers, Judaica shops, shuls and dozens of kosher restaurants -- veritable signs of the Jewish renaissance taking place now in the neighborhood.
The area, he...
January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm
January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm
It is a somewhat surrealistic scene taking place in the kitchen of the Greenway Court Theater in the Fairfax District. One man is narrating a story of the Los Angeles eruv (Shabbat boundary), which in his narration is both a religious frontier and a metaphorical border in which to...
December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm
When the Nazis forced artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis into Terezin, she smuggled in art supplies and taught the concentration camp's children to express themselves through art.
"Everyone put us in boxes -- the Nazis -- and she took us out of them," her student, Edna Amit, later said...
March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
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Prime Minister Touts Museum
If there was any doubt that the Polish government is taking seriously plans to build a Museum of Polish Jewish History in Warsaw, they were put to rest Feb. 5 in Beverly Hills.
That's when Leszek Miller, prime minister of Poland, met with about 100...
December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm
The Chanukah wish lists of six needy local Jewish families will be filled by generous families from Rancho Santa Margarita's Morasha Jewish Day School.
"These families have been financially disadvantaged for a long time," said Charlene Edwards, social services director for Jewish...
October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm
At a shabby, deserted golf course in an isolated area of Calabasas, a half-started construction site sits idle, and some 31 yeshiva bocherim learn Talmud at the makeshift campus of Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles.
Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman had opened the high school with nine students in...
October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Some 2,000 needy families in the Israeli communities of Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon had a sweeter New Year thanks to the generosity of Orange County's Jewish community.
Each of these families received a gift of honey sent by O.C. residents in a project organized by 11 local...
April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm
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June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm
The umbrella of North American federations is set to unveil a multipronged, $4-million solidarity campaign titled "Israel NOW -- and Forever."
The United Jewish Communities (UJC) project -- which should receive final approval by late July -- combines various advocacy, education and...
March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm
The scene: Avenue of the Stars, Century City.
The characters: A few older men in a Park Hyatt suite.
The action: They kibbitz
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is here from Atlanta to interview Golden Age Hollywood figures for an oral history, the Turner Classic Movies Archive Project....
January 11, 2001 | 7:00 pm
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August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm
Delegates to the Democratic Convention will participate in a hands-on workshop in democracy and diversity from the youth perspective, thanks to an innovative program launched by a Jewish institution.The youTHink program uses the arts to help young people grapple with social issues...
June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm
As June began, so did The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' new Hi-Tech Division. The Federation officially booted up its Web-surfing coalition by the surf, with a shindig at the Santa Monica Beach-combing Casa del Mar Hotel.
Co-chairs Sheryl Biesman of JOBTRAK.COM and Beth...
October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pmTeachers have known for a long time that hands-on projects can bring a message home better than any lecture or study session.
And perhaps there's no holiday on the Jewish calendar that better lends itself to creative manual labor -- for kids and adults alike -- than Sukkot, which...
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