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  • Backgammon ‘Shesh Besh’ smackdown

    By Tess Cutler

    March 18, 2015 | 12:15 pm

    Upon visiting the high-stakes backgammon competition March 8 at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, witnesses were welcomed by the sound of dice on board, the cursing of bad luck and the occasional exclamation of “shesh besh!”

    The phrase — another name for the game — comes from the...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    May 8, 2013 | 3:17 pm

    Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe Bernhard. Photo courtesy of Adat Ari El

    The Board of Rabbis of Southern California’s executive committee has elected Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe Bernhard, senior rabbi of Adat Ari El in Valley Village, as its new president. Bernhard officially began in the...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    February 20, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    Rabbi Avi Stewart has been appointed to the head clergy position at Orthodox congregation Westwood Kehilla on Santa Monica Boulevard. His installation ceremony took place Feb. 13 at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Los Angeles. Stewart succeeds Rabbi Asher Brander, who had been...

  • The Unsung Hero

    By David Suissa

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The year was 1993, and the glitterati of the L.A. Jewish community gathered at Shaare Tefila to honor Rabbi Meir Lau, the new chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel.

    As the rabbi walked on the red carpet among other prominent rabbis and Jewish machers, he paused and looked toward a short,...

  • Group Honors Jewish Professional Efforts

    By Marc Ballon

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Think West Hollywood and you might conjure up the city's proudly gay image, its Russian immigrants or street after street of hip apartment-dwellers. But West Hollywood also is filled with lots of elderly residents. So is nearby Park La Brea.

    These areas have so many seniors that...

  • Singles Night

    By Teresa Strasser

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As I try to find a wormhole through the crowd, I overhear what perhaps might be the quintessential pick-up line at these sorts of Jewish singles functions, "Did you see the 'Seinfeld' about the puffy shirt?" I must get away. Using my shoulder, I carve a tangent for myself and head...
  • Reaching for Torah

    By Julie G Fax

    November 12, 1998 | 6:59 pm

    Julia Celia Canhi Moreno remembers when 6-year-old Daniel would stand up at the Teva, the Ark, at Sephardic Temple, and reach for the Torah from his special foot bench.

    Back then, she called him "Daniel the Prince." Today, the 90-year-old great-grandmother addresses him as Rabbi...