Early in Theresa Rebeck’s comic play, “Seminar,” four aspiring writers cower in an Upper West Side New York apartment as Leonard (Jeff Goldblum), their imperious creative writing teacher, scans just one page of a short story before lambasting its author. The short story’s heroine,...
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This past September, the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles, the Zimmer Children's Museum and representatives of more than 70 other organizations attended a seminar for nonprofits that I conducted at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
Like many taxpayers,...
January 6, 2005 | 6:59 pm
Upcoming Teachers Seminar Features Top Holocaust Experts
The city's top names in Holocaust education have teamed up to sponsor a four-part seminar on "The Relevance of Teaching the Holocaust in the 21st Century," aimed at moving Holocaust education into an era when relying on...
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February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pmExperts from Turkey, Uzbekistan and Los Angeles converged in Tel Aviv last month to trade disaster response strategies with Israelis. United by a shared history of disasters -- natural and man-made -- specialists in the forefront of emergency care attended the week-long International...
September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pmJoel Grishaver, everybody's favorite hip Jewish uncle, had been up half the night, schmoozing with a rabbi's son who was visiting from England. So when Grishaver answered the phone at 6:30 a.m., he was hardly prepared for the voice that said, "You and I have a date for lunch in...
July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pmIt sounds almost like the start of a joke, a crafty scenario waiting for a punch line: a roomful of rabbis, forced to sit for hours, listening to each other's High Holiday sermons.
But for the 100 or so clergy members gathered at the lush hilltop campus of Stephen S. Wise Temple last...
March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm
It was a moment that almost perfectly defined thisweek's United Jewish Appeal young leadership conference inWashington. In one section of the vast Washington Hilton ballroom,hundreds of young Jews were intently listening as special U.S. peaceenvoy Dennis Ross and Israeli Ambassador...
February 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm
Film School in Two Days
In one weekend instead of four years, Dov S-S Simensteaches future Hollywood hyphenators how to make their movies anddeals
By William Yelles, Calendar Editor
Dov S-S Simens teaches students the basics offilmmaking and marketing at his weekend seminar, below.