The writing was on the wall. The Prawer bill to regulate Bedouin settlement in the Negev will not go through quietly.
On July 8, when Valley Cities Jewish Community Center (JCC) began operating at its new site -- a former church in the heart of a heavily Latino area of Van Nuys -- it did so with little fanfare. Instead, the focus was on making the reception comfortable and warm.
Sally Hyam didn't mind working on her birthday. A librarian for the last 19 years at the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles (JCLLA), Hyam was actually delighted that some 40 visitors were checking out books and videos at the opening reception celebrating the library's new location in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles building at 6505 Wilshire Blvd.