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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 14, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    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,...

  • Jerusalem, Tel Aviv on new Google project

    June 5, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    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...

  • Tuition grants, endowments to benefit day schools

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    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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  • California on Purim [VIDEO]

    March 16, 2011 | 5:02 pm

  • N.Y. rabbis pull out of Muslim-Jewish twinning project

    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...

  • Fields of Dreams

    By David Suissa

    September 11, 2008 | 12:20 am

    I 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...
  • Skateboarder’s project links charity and sport

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Devin Schneider looks like a typical 13-year-old boy: his long hair covers dark brown eyes, a smile reveals a mouthful of braces, and he wears a long hooded sweatshirt, T-shirt and jeans. He's quiet, sometimes keeping his eyes downcast as he thinks of what to say.

    But Devin...

  • Feminist Desktop Revolution

    By Carin Davis

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    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.

    The Jewish...

  • Stanley Kubrick’s Unrealized Vision

    By A.J. Goldmann

    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...

  • Students Link to Shoah With ‘Clips’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    When George Jacobs heard about the children's Holocaust project in Whitwell, Tenn., he immediately thought of Malka.

    She was the emaciated young woman who had kissed the mezuzah on his lapel when the American airman had visited the infirmary at Mauthausen after World War II. When...

  • Kosher Condos Take Aim at Orthodox

    By Marc Ballon

    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...

  • When It’s Federal Aid, Pork Isn’t Treif

    By Matthew E. Berger

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When it comes to politics, even the Jews want pork. American Jewish communities and some national organizations have become well versed in getting their share of millions of dollars available for social service programs, medical research or other community essentials.

    A search of...

  • L.A. Tour Staged With Heart, History

    By Gaby Wenig

    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...

  • Painting Through the Pain

    By Leora Alhadeff

    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...

  • A Healer Returns

    By Toby Axelrod

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Daniel Libeskind is coming back to New York to help heal the wounds created on Sept. 11. He won't be working with words or medicine but with stone, cement, glass and steel.

    "My hopes are that out of the tragedy that happened, from the depths of the ground, something will soar into...

  • Community Briefs

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Tzedakah for Chanukah

    By Journal Staff

    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...

  • The Battle Over Mesivta

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    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...

  • Honey Brings Joy to Needy Israeli Families

    By Journal Staff

    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...

  • Celebrating Length of Days

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Fifteen years ago, in the city with the second-largest Jewish population in the world, the idea of a Jewish hospice service lived and died. The truth was that the Los Angeles Jewish community was not ready to support a spiritual service for the dying.

    Rabbis Carla Howard and...

  • An ‘Embrace’ to Remember

    By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Sixty members of Young Israel of Century City gingerly walked on the muddy path and crowded into Dalia Har Sinai's little farmhouse in the southern Hebron Hills community of Susia. Outside, the sheep and goats were in the barn. The farm and grazing land and organic vegetable patch...

  • UJC Launches Campaign

    By Michael J. Jordan

    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...

  • One on One With Steve Soboroff

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Real estate broker, Parks and Recreation Commissioner, and Staples Center deal-maker Steve Soboroff likes to speak of his summer job, when he was growing up in the San Fernando Valley, driving actor Kirk Douglas around town and answering his fan mail. Thirty years later, he says,...

  • Golden-Aged Tell-All

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    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....

  • Good Deeds

    By Beverly Gray

    January 11, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When Becca Yuré turned 13, her enthusiasm for pandas became the focus of her Bat Mitzvah celebration. Her Torah portion provided a neat tie-in to her message: the importance of caring for endangered species. At her party, stuffed panda toys graced the tables, and teenaged guests...

  • Briefs:  KFC protest; tradition, tradition, tradition

    January 10, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi's Daughter Protests KFC for Bat Mitzvah Project

    Avital van Leeuwen, 12, took a stand against animal cruelty for her bat mitzvah project by protesting in front of a Van Nuys Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) on Sunday, Dec. 23.

    Inspired by a video at kentuckyfriedcruelty.com, a site...

  • Hands-on Democracy

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • Networking with Net Workers

    By Michael Aushenker

    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...

  • A Hands-On Holiday

    By Julie G Fax

    October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Teachers 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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