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  • Educators ForgeTel Aviv-L.A. Link

    By David Margolis

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    How do you incorporate Jewish identity and Israeli life issues into the curriculum of Israeli and Los Angeles day schools?

    Some two-dozen teachers from Los Angeles schools joined 40 from Tel Aviv schools in Israel recently to provide practical solutions to these issues at the second...

  • Tzedakah for Chanukah

    By Journal Staff

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Chanukah wish lists of six needy local Jewish families will be filled by generous families from Rancho Santa Margarita's Morasha Jewish Day School.

    "These families have been financially disadvantaged for a long time," said Charlene Edwards, social services director for Jewish...

  • Christmas Takes

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As a young Jewish student in the '60s, Robin Siegal believed that Chanukah was basically ignored in the public schools she attended, which included Hamilton High School. "It was like there was this big birthday party for Jesus, and I wasn't invited," remembered the Beverlywood...

  • End of an Era at Harkham Hillel

    By Julie G Fax

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The news was not good. Abraham Anidjar would have to stay in Los Angeles for a prolonged period to receive treatment for his liver condition. His wife and four children would accompany him from Israel. But where would they stay? What about the children's schooling? How would they pay...

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  • The Musical Sound of ‘Lights’

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Not all Chanukah music is kiddie music -- even when it's played by kids. On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Skirball Cultural Center will host the West Coast premiere of Russell Steinberg's suite, "Lights On!" Steinberg will conduct the Stephen Wise Youth Orchestra, a group of 70 youngsters ages...

  • Teacher Shortage

    By Andrea Adelson

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    There is no summertime lull at schools for Jewish education.

    Even as day campers toting towel-stuffed beach bags invade day schools and synagogue religious classrooms, administrators are spending their summer scrambling to fill staff vacancies for September, at a time when qualified...

  • Fearing Fear

    By Jane Ulman

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    My husband, Larry, and I had been training, or so I thought, for the Avon Breast Cancer Three-Day, a 60-mile walk in from Santa Barbara to Malibu last October.

    But now I realize that we were really training for a grave new world -- for when an act of God, or more likely an act of...

  • Supreme Court to Rule On Vouchers

    By Sharon Samber

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of school vouchers is expected this term, with the high court apparently ready to tackle one of the most significant church-state rulings in years.

    The U.S. Supreme Court, which opened its new term this week,...

  • Completing the Revolution

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When last we en-countered the Los Angeles Unified School District, it was in the midst of a revolution. The April 9 primary election swept out two incumbents and replaced them with reformers, Caprice Young and Mike Lansing. With the re-election of board member David Tokofsky, it was...
  • Art Power

    By Alexis Sherman

    November 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Art may soothe the savage beast, as the saying goes, but can it get through to teen-agers?

    Artist Ed Massey believes it can. Massey and his brother, Bernie, both of Beverly Hills, are helping spearhead an award-winning program that uses art to bring social responsibility and...

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