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  • Reimagining religious school

    November 8, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    From my first interview at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) in 2009, when the search committee declared, “We want revolution, not evolution!” to the visioning work I do with families today, my purpose at the congregation has been clear: to help families build deeper relationships...

  • [PODCAST] An Emmy Nomination for the Kosher Porky Pig: ‘Looney Tunes’ ’ Bob Bergen [UPDATE]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Listen to the podcast below.

    The kosher Porky Pig was up for an Emmy Award on Sept. 18.  Bob Bergen, a nice Jewish boy from Woodland Hills, was nominated in the voice-over category for his performance as America’s favorite traife hero on “The Looney Tunes Show” on Cartoon...

  • My (early) ‘golden years’

    By Jay Firestone

    July 9, 2008 | 9:11 pm

    My nursing home is my mattress, my "stories" are Sunday morning football and my "meals-on-wheels" program is a delivery of Buffalo wings. At 24 years old, this is my retirement -- from teaching religious school.

    For the past nine years, I've devoted a portion of my week to educating...

  • Eighth-Graders to Chart Own Course

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Allowing students to chose what they want to study in religious school is sure to loosen a standardized curriculum. But such an exercise in democracy potentially can also instill commitment by its participants.

    The O.C. Bureau of Jewish Education is counting on the latter. At the...

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  • Esther Re-enactment Takes Whole Megilla in O.C.

    By Journal Staff

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Incense burned, rose petals fluttered, Persian entrees simmered and Persian slippers were sewn. That was the scene at University Synagogue as congregants re-enacted Queen Esther's wedding during this year's Purim celebration. The event was the trademark approach of director Heidi Jo...