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  • This Time They’re Ready for the Wave

    By Peter Ephross

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    A Developing Reputation

    Special Report - A Jewish Appeal to Remember and Rebuild

    Women's Lib Rises in Wake of Disaster

    Some 50 South Indian villagers are spread out along the sandy beach. Women clad in brightly colored saris converse in groups, while...

  • Don’t Get Lazy on Kids Summer Safety

    By Julie M. Brown

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Several years ago, before a rash of abductions made the headlines, before widespread sexual abuse in the clergy became news and before Michael Jackson was acquitted, five women got together to brainstorm a way to help children protect themselves from abduction, abuse and...

  • Dive Into Home Swim Lessons

    By Galia Yardeni

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    One of the biggest dangers for children during summer is drowning. Some people think enclosing a pool with a fence or covering it with a pool cover will render the area safe, but fences are accidentally left open and covers can be left off.

    The only real solution is to teach...

  • Going Forth as a Driver

    By Jane Ulman

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On May 7, exactly 16 years minus 5 1/2 hours after his birth, my son, Gabe, took his driving test at the Winnetka Department of Motor Vehicles office.

    "Are you nervous?" the test instructor asked.

    "Yes," Gabe answered.

    "Don't be, or we'll both be dead."

    I, too, was nervous....

  • Schools Adopt Guide to Block Sex Abuse

    By Julie G Fax

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A national group representing more than 700 Orthodox day schools recently adopted sexual abuse prevention guidelines that were developed by a department of the Jewish Family Service (JFS) in Los Angeles.

    Nearly all of the two dozen Orthodox schools in Los Angeles had signed on to a...

  • Latkes That Last

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Finally! You can now say goodbye to those weird frozen triangles of premasticated potatoes that pass for latkes after Chanukah has ended and the frying pan and grater have been packed up. Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have come up with an...

  • Secession: Rolling the Dice With Public Safety

    By Jack Weiss

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Any experienced law-enforcement professional knows that coordination and communication make all the difference in a complex case or threat situation.

    During my final trial as a federal prosecutor, my co-counsel and I coordinated the efforts of five federal law-enforcement agencies...

  • UC Suspends Israel Program

    By Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The University of California has suspended its junior year abroad program in Israel and is recalling its 27 remaining students there, though not all are heeding the call.

    Citing "dramatically escalating violence" in the region, UC made the recall official on Thursday, April 11 for...

  • Providing Save Haven

    By Sharon Boorstin

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nikki Tesfai greets me in her office at the African Community Resource Center (ACRC), the only refugee center in Los Angeles that aids people from African as well as European and Asian countries. It is also the only refugee center in the United States with a shelter for refugee women...

  • New Airline Safety Takes a Cue from El Al

    By Eric Silver

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    El Al, Israel's national carrier, is proud of its reputation as the world's safest airline, but it prefers others to do the boasting for it. "One of the ways we maintain the security of our passengers," a spokesman said in the wake of the Twin Towers bombing, "is not to talk about...

  • That Run-Down Feeling

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to construct a grotesquely invasive "Bus Rapid Transit" corridor (the term is MTA's) along Chandler Boulevard in the East San Fernando Valley, and MTA's 300-page-plus environmental impact report (EIR) deceives the public in its...

  • Israel All to Yourself

    By Adam Wills

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I was more than a little conflicted when Israel's Ministry of Tourism invited me to visit the Holy Land for one week in December to judge for myself whether the country was safe enough for tourists. I'd never traveled to Israel before, and while I knew that life was going on as...

  • Addressing Anxieties

    By Beverly Gray

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Each November, Valley Beth Shalom holds a meeting at which its youth director urges parents to send their teenagers on a summer trip to Israel. In 1999, more than 100 families attended. This past November, there were only eight. The low turnout appears to reflect parental anxiety...

  • Passover Stories

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On the first day of school, when Barbara Gindi escorted her children to Maimonides Academy, she was appalled by what she saw: Two security guards stood out front, a Sheriff's squad car was parked at the curb, and the administrative staff was on high alert.

    "It brought tears to my...

  • Protect Your Head

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Every few years, we Angelenos are reminded that this is Earthquake Country. Then, before the last FEMA check is cashed, we forget.

    But not Hannah Givon. Givon moved to Los Angeles from Waterbury, Conn., with her two young children shortly before the 1971 Sylmar quake. That shook her...

  • Politics

    By James D

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "Why do Jewish men wear those side curls?" asks the police-
    woman with the short, slicked-back hair and serious manner.
    Neal Shapiro and his brother-in-law, Sheldon Altman, explain as Wilshire Division Officer Terri Utley listens intently.

    About 20 officers have just heard Shapiro and...

  • My First Trip to Israel

    By Ruth Stroud

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    "I know your relatives all think you're crazy, but we're gladyou're here," our tour guide, Zvi Lev-Ran, said as 36 tired Angelenospiled onto a bus after a 13-hour flight aboard a chartered El Al747-400 from Los Angeles. We were part of the largest mission eversponsored by the Jewish...

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