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  • Lev Eisha Women Pray Their Own Way

    By Rachel Brand

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On the first Saturday of each month, while weekly, traditional Shabbat morning services are taking place at Adat Shalom synagogue, another service transpires behind the main sanctuary that is anything but traditional. Women of all ages dance between davening, beat tambourines and...

  • Sisterhood in the Big House

    By Rachel Brand

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As she enters her 23rd year in prison, Doris Roldan realizes that she has two choices: she can wallow in self-pity or she can continue to have hope.

    On Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, while standing in front of her fellow inmates at the California Institution for Women (CIW), Roldan made...

  • Communities Find Light in Darkness

    By Rachel Pomerance

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It was Thursday afternoon, three days before 1,800 Jewish kids were to arrive for the final week of the JCC Maccabi games, and 40 delegation leaders were ironing out the logistics at a New Jersey hotel.

    That's when the lights and the air conditioning went dead, and the room quickly...

  • A Call for Help

    By Marc Ballon

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli victims of terror might not feel so alone and desperate thanks to an upcoming Internet service. Beginning in June, terror victims will be able to go online and chat one-on-one and in real-time with rabbis, counselors and therapists about their personal and financial...

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  • Daniel Lembark

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Daniel Lembark died at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2003 at the age of 78.

    Born in New York City on Sept. 20, 1924, he arrived in Los Angeles with his family in 1927.

    In grammar school, Daniel was introduced to the flute, which was to play an important role in his life. At...

  • Candles Shine From L.A. to Tel Aviv

    By Rachel Brand

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The miracle of Chanukah took on a double meaning Dec. 4, when Los Angeles Holocaust survivors participated in a menorah-lighting ceremony with their counterparts in Tel Aviv via videoconferencing.

    "We celebrate the miracle of Chanukah, and we also celebrate the miracle that we...

  • Take It to the Church

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The church is not a place that one typically associates with Chanukah. But that will change on Dec. 6 when members of Los Angeles' Jewish and African American communities come together at the West Angeles Cathedral. The Crenshaw District institution -- with a new $60 million...

  • A Thanksgiving to Fill the Spiritby

    By Elliot Fein

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    On the evening before Thanksgiving, my synagogue, Congregation Eilat in Mission Viejo, always gets together with a neighboring church, Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist, for an interfaith service. What is remarkable about this joint venture, and other pre-Thanksgiving services...

  • A Thanksgiving to Fill the Spirit

    By Elliot Fein

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    On the evening before Thanksgiving, my synagogue, Congregation Eilat in Mission Viejo, always gets together with a neighboring church, Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist, for an interfaith service. What is remarkable about this joint venture, and other pre-Thanksgiving services...

  • A Nation Says ‘Kaddish’

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Flags flew at half-staff. People on the street made a stronger-than-usual effort to meet each others' eyes, acknowledging the sadness of the day. Parents lingered on schoolyards well after drop-off, watching their children, perhaps thinking of the hundreds of other parents who were...

  • The Shul That Comes to You

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Monty Hall is not going to be going to shul this Yom Kippur. On previous Yom Kippurs, the 80-year-old philanthropist and former "Let's Make a Deal" host attended the Temple Shalom for the Arts High Holiday services at the Wilshire Theatre. This year, because he is bedridden after...

  • Irvine Home to New Shul

    By Journal Staff

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Irvine is increasingly becoming Orange County's Jewish capital, with the establishment of a sixth synagogue, Congregation Kol HaNeshamah, which in Hebrew means "voice of the soul." The new shul's rabbi is H. Rafael Goldstein, who also serves as chaplain for the San Diego Jewish...

  • Orange County County Calendar

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    September 1-September 7

    Heritage Pointe, Mission Viejo Chapter: Sun., Sept. 1, 5 p.m. Bus trip to the Hollywood Bowl to see "New York, New York." $40 (members), $45 (guests). 27356 Bellogente, Mission Viejo. For more information, call (949) 455-1535.

    Jewish Single Parents and...

  • Service Oriented

    By Ilene Schneider

    September 5, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    Once again, they are upon us: the High Holidays. For some, the holidays are a time to reconnect with family and friends they haven't seen in a year. Others look on this as a time of spiritual renewal. And most -- whether they like it or not -- spend a significant part of the holidays...

  • UCLA Hillel Mourns Victims

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was a postcard-perfect afternoon outside Kerckhoff Hall on UCLA's campus on Tuesday, Aug. 6., but Debra Bach could not stop crying.

    The day before, Bach had been in San Diego attending the funeral of her Hebrew University roommate, Marla Bennett. Now she stood among 150 people...

  • The Jewish Mambo King

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Real estate entrepreneur Brad Gluckstein had a vision. Perhaps not as dramatic as one of those sightings of Mary Magdalene, but a vision nonetheless.

    He was having lunch one day in 1995 at Brown's Deli in the Miracle Mile area and saw an old Jack La Lanne health spa for lease. "I...

  • Exodus From Addiction and Shame

    By Mike Levy

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    These are the Ten Plagues of Prison Life, and we take a drop of grape juice out of our cups for each: Damage left in the wake of destructive addiction. Abusive relationships. Low self-esteem. The embittered spirit. Wrong attitude. Weakening mind and body. Daily degradation....

  • The Torah as Gospel

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Torah may be the true Gospel, but next week, one synagogue is bringing the true Gospel to the Torah.

    Temple Aliyah will host its Fourth Annual Gospel Service on Jan. 18, in cooperation with the choir of New Christ Memorial Church of God and Christ of Pacoima, led by Pastor Andrae...

  • Calendar & Singles

    By Solange Borna

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Calendar

    SATURDAY/25

    B'nai Tikvah Congregation: 9 a.m. Shabbat service. 5820 Manchester Ave., Westchester. For more information, call (310) 645-6262.

    Temple Beth Torah: 10 a.m. Shabbat Learner's Minyan, with discussion, "Focus On the Family." 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. For...

  • Whom Pardons Are “Made For”

    By Tom Tugend

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The list of pardons granted by President Clinton on his last day in office included fugitive financier Marc Rich and convicted drug dealer Carlos Vignali -- and then there was Al Schwimmer.

    Nobody has paid much attention to the pardon for the 83-year-old former smuggler and...

  • Alternative Scene

    By Steve Getzug

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Shabbat morning services last Saturday were wonderful.

    The bar mitzvah did a fabulous job. The weekly drash was thought-provoking, rich with morality and relevance. And the kiddush? Complete, including even those little rainbow squares that you can only seem to find at shul on...

  • How the field guide was compiled

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Journal contacted about 80 synagogues and other organizations that conduct High Holy Days services, from across the spectrum of religious observance. About 40 percent of the synagogues contacted returned information.

    We assumed that synagogues which chose not to respond to our...

  • Community Briefs

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Shimon Paskow, 68, let down his guard the other day and began to reel off a few of the jokes he had told at his retirement dinner on Sun., June 25, honoring his 31 years of service at Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks.

    One goes like this: "You've heard the saying 'Old soldiers...

  • Peace, It’s Wonderful

    By Ivor Davis

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Selichot

    Hebrew for forgiveness, Selichot services are a time of preparation for the New Year, generally held after the conclusion of Shabbat prior to Rosh Hashanah.

    Sat./September 23

    Kehillat Israel: 10 p.m. "Becoming and Believing" Selichot service 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific...

  • Recreating the World

    By Tom Tugend

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    An innovative musical service will premiere simultaneously at 40 synagogues in the United States and Canada on Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song, on Jan. 21.

    Eleven Southland synagogues will participate in the event.

    Cantors and children choirs at Conservative, Reform and...

  • Why Us?

    By Alan N

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    I'm sure that most of you have heard about how three synagogues in my hometown of Sacramento were firebombed early Friday morning. And perhaps you have heard about the pain that so many Jews around the country are feeling. And, of course, these feelings run even deeper among those of...
  • Pulpit Phobia

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Dorothy Richman finished her rabbinical studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York this week, and she's about to start her new life. She's off to Honduras next month, leading a group of teens on a summer service program. They'll wind up in Israel in August....
  • Young and Committed

    By Shlomit Levy

    February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When leaders from 119 North American Jewish federations met here this week, they did not make any earth-shattering decisions or vote on anything binding.

    Instead, they did what many involved described as even more revolutionary: They listened to each other, building trust and...

  • The Only Holiday Hallmark Hasn’t Designed a Card For

    September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Tisha B'Av, the day of mourning in commemoration of the destruction of the two Temples, is notable for at least two reasons. For one, it may be the only holiday that Hallmark hasn't designed a card for. And it seems to be the one holiday that most Jews have heard of, but few seem to...
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