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  • Moving and Shaking: Carl Reiner and Phil Rosenthal at the L.A. Jewish Film Festival

    By Ryan Torok

    May 7, 2014 | 5:04 pm

    The Saban Theatre was filled with laughter as legendary comedian/director/producer Carl Reiner and writer/producer Phil Rosenthal (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) participated in a free-flowing conversation about life, comedy and everything in between as part of the Los Angeles Jewish...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 10, 2014 | 8:00 pm

    Dennis Ross, former senior Middle East adviser to President Barack Obama, appeared in a panel discussion on “Israel, America and the Middle East: Challenges for 2014” on March 19 at Sinai Temple.

    During the event, Ross expressed pessimism about the prospect of U.S. Secretary of...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    Rabbi David Ellenson, immediate past president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), and Sue Neuman Hochberg, chair of the HUC-JIR Western Region Board of Overseers, were honored with a musical tribute at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Feb. 9.

    More than...

  • Federation re-evaluating Board of Rabbis

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 2, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    When Rabbi Mark Diamond was honored for his 12 years of service to the Board of Rabbis of Southern California during a farewell lunch a few weeks ago, colleagues from synagogues from across the city and spanning denominations hugged and chatted, catching up on everything, both...

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  • Jews volunteering on Christmas

    By Ryan Torok

    December 19, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    Whether it’s dressing up as Santa Claus and posing for photographs with low-income kids or serving turkey and ham to the homeless, many Jews volunteer to break out of their element at this time of year in order to bring Christmas joy to families in need.

    Among them is Rabbi Mark...

  • Rabbi Mark Diamond: From Board of Rabbis to AJC

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    October 17, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    After 12 years as the top professional at the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, Rabbi Mark Diamond took his post this week as director of the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Los Angeles chapter, the local arm of the more than century-old global Jewish advocacy group. 

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  • Board of Rabbis stands with Sikh community after shooting

    By Ryan Torok

    August 6, 2012 | 6:07 pm

    In the wake of the Aug. 5 shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left six people dead and three wounded, the Board of Rabbis of Southern California expressed sympathy and solidarity with the Sikh community.

    “An attack on one house of worship is an attack upon all of us. An...

  • Wanted: Intentional Conversations

    By Rabbi Mark Diamond

    June 20, 2012 | 11:14 am

    Earlier this week I participated in one of my favorite rituals—an “Intentional Conversation.” This annual conclave was launched fourteen years ago by Msgr. Royale Vadakin of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the late Rabbi Alfred Wolf of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Intentional...

  • Monday The Rabbi Saw “Basterds”

    By Rabbi Mark Diamond

    December 4, 2009 | 3:08 pm

    Rabbi Mark Diamond is Executive Vice President of the Southern California Board of Rabbis.


    On Monday the rabbi went to the movies.  More accurately, a large group of rabbis and Jewish leaders attended a private screening of Inglourious Basterds sponsored by the Jewish Journal, the...

  • Crown Jewel

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Settling with a cup of coffee into the comfortable armchair in his new office, Rabbi Mark Diamond might need to get used to doing a lot more sitting.

    For 18 years, Diamond worked as a pulpit rabbi, spending the latter half of those years with Oakland's venerable Conservative...