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  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple pledged $30 million by Erika Glazer

    By Ryan E. Smith

    February 14, 2013 | 11:09 am

    Wilshire Boulevard Temple has received a pledge of $30 million from Los Angeles philanthropist Erika Glazer to assist with its ongoing restoration and redevelopment.

    The funds will be paid over 15 years to put in place tax-free bond financing for the next phase of the historic...

  • Moroccan PM celebrates restoration of 17th century synagogue

    February 14, 2013 | 5:18 am

    About 200 people reportedly celebrated the completion of the restoration of a synagogue in the city of Fes in Morocco.

    The ceremony on Feb. 13 marked the conclusion of a two-year project undertaken by Mohammed VI, the king of Morocco, the website of the magazine Jeune Afrique...

  • Jewish Cemetery Rescued in Slovakia

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    April 22, 2012 | 3:18 am

    Bravo to the local Leustach civic association for organizing a clean up operation for the long-abandoned and overgrown 18th century Jewish cemetery in the village of Janikovce,  near Nitra in central Slovakia!

    Here’s a link to my Jewish Heritage Europe report (with links to...

  • Family-focused stories at forefront of Israel Film Fest

    By Tom Tugend

    March 1, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    It’s springtime in Los Angeles, which means raising the curtain on the 26th Israel Film Festival, this year displaying a colorful palette of more than 30 feature movies, documentaries, TV shows and student shorts.

    The March 15 opening-night venue is the main theater on the...

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  • Synagogue restorations garner awards in Poland

    April 27, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Restoration projects on two synagogues in Poland have garnered awards.

    The mainly European Union-funded restoration of the twin-towered synagogue in Ostrow Wielkopolski in south-central Poland was awarded the top prize in the fourth edition of the Facade of the Year contest, the...

  • Israelis Win at 2011 Sundance Film Festival

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 30, 2011 | 8:07 pm

    By Larry Mark

    Two Israeli filmmakers were among the official award recipients of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which ended today.

    Erez Kav-El won the award for best world cinema dramatic screenplay for his script for ”Restoration,” the only Israeli film in the official...

  • Restoration’s Silver Lining

    By Rachel Brand

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Silversmith David Friedman has the unique ability to trace the origin of almost every antique that comes across his desk. "People ask me all the time, 'How did you know that? How did you know that goblet was actually made in India?'" Friedman said. "We just know from experience. We...

  • Shanghai Shuls 2nd Wind

    By Amy Sara Clark

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Shanghai resident Seth Kaplan got tired of celebrating the High Holy days in rented hotel spaces while the city's oldest intact synagogue sat empty, deteriorating just a few miles away.

    So along with others in his congregation of expatriates, Kaplan, 34, began advocating for the...