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  • The Conservative gay marriage debate

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 2, 2013 | 10:49 am

    On Rosh Hashanah in 1992, Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis stood before his Conservative congregation at Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) in Encino and declared that despite the words of Leviticus, homosexuality is not an abomination. He argued that the same understanding and compassion Jews...

  • Shul counseling center costs little, does much for many

    By Ryan E. Smith

    May 15, 2012 | 8:36 pm

    Even a rabbi needs a little help sometimes, which is why Rabbi Harold Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) was inspired decades ago to promote the creation of a counseling center run by temple volunteers.

    “When I first came to this community, I realized that many of the problems...

  • Let Wagner Be Heard?

    August 26, 2009 | 7:04 pm

    Why is it I simply cannot condone the presentation and celebration of Richard Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” in Los Angeles, arriving with much fanfare this coming spring?

    Because Richard Wagner was an extraordinary musician, and an even more extraordinary anti-Semite. Open his own...

  • Scene & Heard: Global Festival Honors Schulweis, JVS Recognizes Four

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 11, 2009 | 9:02 pm

    Mad About Miley

    Dr. Michael Kamiel, a Culver City endocrinologist, is making every pre-teen girl in town jealous: the good doctor ran into Miley Cyrus during her “Miles to Go” book signing on Mar. 7 at the Grove and snagged this lucky snapshot with the tween superstar.


    Sabans...

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  • Schulweis gets ADL Daniel Pearl award; Super supper with SOVA

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 28, 2008 | 2:09 pm

    Schulweis Receives ADL Daniel Pearl Award

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    (From left) ADL National Director Abraham Foxman, Richard Moss, Ruth Pearl, Judea Pearl, Rabbi Harold Schulweis, Ruth Moss, George Moss and ADL National Director Glen Lewy. Photo by David Karp


    When Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National...

  • ‘Prayer isn’t boring—you are’

    September 3, 2008 | 9:48 pm

    Jews often complain that prayer is boring. Young people resist going to synagogue -- and older people drift away from prayer altogether -- because they find it to be a chore.

    In response to these oft-repeated criticisms, Rabbi Harold Schulweis once offered from the pulpit an...

  • Words of Solace

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbis in the L.A. area responded to the tragedies in New York and Washington D.C., by making common cause with Israel and finding lessons from Jewish history.

    No retreat
    by Harold M. Schulweis

    From the American Jewish community perspective, this week's terrorism creates at least...

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