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  • Aug. 31-Sept 6

    By Laura Donney

    August 28, 2013 | 10:56 am

    SAT AUG 31

    “BETWEEN DARKNESS AND LIGHT”

    For Selichot this year, share in a unique experience of drama, prayer, music and meditation. Theatre Dybbuk, a modern theater group devoted to exploring Jewish myth, folklore and wisdom, joins with clergy to ring in the New Year with a...

  • Cedars-Sinai’s chaplaincy program puts spirituality on the medical charts

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 12, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    Usually, the frantic words, “Someone get the rabbi!” uttered in a hospital room mean only one thing. So Debbie Marcus burst into tears when Rabbi Jason Weiner was summoned to her grandfather’s room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in July 2008. 

    Weiner, then interim Jewish chaplain...

  • The serious side of High Holy Days seating

    September 5, 2012 | 11:41 am

    The philosopher Abraham Joshua Heschel emphasized time rather than space as the major category of significance in Judaism. The first divine hallowing in creation was the seventh day, the Sabbath, not any place or thing. When the child asked Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, “Where is God?”...

  • June 14, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    On Friday night, June 15 JewishJournal.com will be airing a live stream of Temple Judea’s Shabbat services.  Founded in 1952, Temple Judea is a vibrant, Jewish community with a variety of outstanding religious programming.

    Broadcast to begin at 6:15pm (PDT)

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  • June 5, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    On Friday night, June 8 JewishJournal.com will be airing a live stream of Beth Chayim Chadishim’s Shabbat services.  Founded in 1972 as the world’s first lesbian and gay synagogue, today BCC is an inclusive community of progressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual Jews, our families and friends.

    Broadcast to begin at 8pm (PDT)

  • Shabbat Shalom: Welcome to the Ant Farm

    By Ilana Angel

    October 15, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    Last night I went to Friday night serves at Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles. The choir was killing it, and I was with my pal Rachel and her fiancé Luke, whose dad is in town, so it was a good night.  My son opted to stay home as he was preparing for a test and the rest of his weekend...

  • If your gut tells you something seems suspicious, report it

    By Ryan Torok

    September 14, 2011 | 11:54 am

    On Aug. 30, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held its annual security meeting at its Los Angeles headquarters to advise local Jewish leaders on possible threats facing the community in advance of the High Holy Days.

    United States Postal Inspector Glenn Fiene and ADL civil rights...

  • Pasadena temple gets Argentina’s first woman cantor

    By Ryan E. Smith

    September 14, 2011 | 11:49 am

    Cantor Ruth Berman Harris has been earning paychecks for leading services since she was 15, years before a cantorial school even existed in her native Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    “I think it was what I was born to be,” she said. “I became a bat mitzvah, and I never left the...

  • Rosh Hashanah ‘in the house tonight’ dances into the new year

    September 13, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    Aish brings together rhythm, beats and davening for their Rosh Hashanah ‘in the house tonight’ dancing spectacle that parodies LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem.  Here’s the chorus from the lyrics, but be sure to watch the video for the full effect.

    Rosh Hashanah’s in the house tonight
    All the world is passing through the light
    Let’s all get written in the book of Life
    Shana Tova—it’s High Holiday time

     

  • Friday Night Live’s Road to the Ford

    By Ryan Torok

    June 28, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    A bona fide institution in Los Angeles’ Jewish community, Friday Night Live is one of the biggest Shabbat celebrations in town. Blending the religious with the musical and offering an environment conducive to socializing, Sinai Temple’s monthly service regularly attracts up to...

  • Funny things kids say

    By Julia Bendis

    January 2, 2011 | 9:31 pm

    * As usual, Nik (the 5 year old) was taking forever in the bathroom.  I yelled out to him: “Are you OK?  Did you fall in the toilet?”  “No Mommy, ONLY my butt fell in the toilet!  But, its OK.  I pulled it out!”

    * As we were all driving one day, a car cuts us off.  I yell...

  • Where to find cheap high holy day tickets [VIDEO]

    By Rebecca Steinberger, Multimedia Intern

    September 4, 2009 | 5:51 pm

    Got New Year’s plans? Celebrating Rosh Hashanah this year might depend heavily on what services are within budget. The high cost of synagogue tickets will result in many people looking for alternative and affordable services. There are other options out there and it is only a...

  • VIDEO: Sukkot services with the Happy Minyan

    November 9, 2008 | 3:38 am

    The spirited, eclectic Happy Minyan of L.A. davening Hoshana Rabba concluding Sukkot. Guest chazans, New York’s Yehuda Green and Lazar Wax, lead and deliver the cantillation.

     

  • How I returned

    By Rob Eshman

    September 11, 2008 | 2:25 am

    In the fall of 1989, I took a class on Chasidic thought with a Chabad rabbi. We met in a room in the annex of Congregation Mishkon Tephilo in Venice. I wanted to learn about Judaism, but I hated going to synagogue services. They bored me. So I took classes, learned Hebrew, even...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks August 9-15: Tisha B'Av, music, opera, comedy and Brad A. Greenberg

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    August 7, 2008 | 7:36 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 9

    (OPERA)

    The rabbinical prohibition of kol isha -- a woman's voice -- precludes women from singing in front of men. Lucky for Michael Kleitman, a talented lyric tenor, this law does not prevent men from entertaining the opposite sex with their vocal skills. Born in...

  • Obituaries

    August 7, 2008 | 2:32 am

    June Walker, Presidents Conference Chair and Hadassah Leader, Dies at 74

    June Walker was in working mode two weeks ago.

    On July 21, she presided over a farewell reception for outgoing Israeli U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman. Two days later she led a meeting of the Conference of...

  • Checklist: What to do when someone dies

    August 7, 2008 | 2:20 am

    Make sure to contact the hospital or mortuary so that you can fill out any paperwork, i.e., death certificate, as soon after the death as possible.

    If you have preplanned:

    1. Contact the doctor to fill out any paperwork.
    2. Contact the funeral director (who should have a list of...

  • Friday night Shabbat services at Temple Akiba Culver City

    August 9, 2007 | 11:12 pm

    Friday night Shabbat services at Temple Akiba Culver City

    Rabbi Zachary Shapiro

    Cantor Lonee Frailich

  • Yes on Measure H: a measure of humanity

    By Rob Eshman

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Has anyone else noticed that the only difference between your local Starbucks and your local homeless shelter is the shelter has a faster turnover?

    Every Starbucks I visit these days, from Koreatown to Santa Monica, has its own homeless population. Calling these men and women...
  • Brotherhood in a Sukkah ... in Iraq

    By Rabbi Gary Davidson

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Three long, narrow white boxes with Hebrew and English writing were laying on the chapel floor at my Air Force Base in the Persian Gulf.

    "What's this?" I wondered aloud. When I looked closer, I noticed the words "Sukkah" and "U.S. Government" stamped on each package.

    "A sukkah kit...

  • Behind the Bimah

    By Meredith Jacobs

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In "Teaching Your Children About God," Rabbi David Wolpe suggests taking our children to a sanctuary when services are not being conducted to give them a sense of the sacred.

    I love this idea. I have been in my own sanctuary at odd hours, and even if I am there for "business...

  • Chabad Expands in Vegas

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Across the parking lot of the neighborhood pub/casino in the Summerlin suburb of Las Vegas, Jewish residents, community leaders, local officials and passersby stood in the 110-degree heat recently to watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new Chabad shul.



    The imposing $4.5...

  • Entebbe’s Message Resonates 30 Years Later

    By Uri Dromi

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last month, we airmen and veterans of Squadron 103, one of the oldest units of the Israeli air force, bid farewell to a comrade, Lt. Col. Moshe Naveh. His untimely death shocked us all, and as I drove to his funeral memories of our joint service came to mind.

    It was on the third...

  • This Week - The Silent Minority

    By Rob Eshman

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    We'll march for Israel, we'll march for Darfur and we'll even march for the whales, but for the people who harvest our food and clean our toilets and watch our children -- for them we can't be bothered.

    I didn't join in any of the rallies held to protest the punitive immigration...

  • Just One Shabbat

    By Amy Klein

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Just one Shabbos and we'll all be free," religious rocker Mordechai Ben David sang back in the 1980s. Well, for the last decade, one Jewish organization has tried to get people to experience Shabbat at least once a year. The National Jewish Outreach Project (NJOP) on March 3...

  • Big Sunday Gets Big Boost From City

    By Naomi Glauberman

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Big Sunday began in 1999 with 300 Jewish volunteers devoted to a day of good works. That was impressive in a city notorious for lack of civic involvement -- but that was just the beginning.

    What started as Mitzvah Day for congregants of Temple Israel of Hollywood gradually spread...

  • Messianics Gather for National Meeting

    By David Finnigan

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A Christian megachurch whose clergy has worked with local Jewish leaders in recent years to support Israel gathered last weekend to celebrate Jews who proclaim Jesus as the messiah.

    About 1,100 people attended the Jan. 20-21 Road To Jerusalem conference, which took place at...

  • Simple Minds

    By Rob Eshman

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I shared a ballroom last Saturday night with a group of people whose lives could easily inspire nothing more than pity. Like me, they were attending the annual gala of Etta Israel Center, a Los Angeles-based organization that provides outreach and services to developmentally disabled...

  • Angels in America

    By Rob Eshman

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Angels are everywhere in America these days, and a lot of them are tacky. When I was growing up you saw them once a year, adorning Christmas trees. Since then they've swarmed across the thin border that divides religious imagery from kitsch. Gift shops stock angel T-shirts, angel...

  • Zagat for Dating

    By Amy Klein

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Where do you want to meet?" I ask my blind date on the phone for our last-minute get-together. I find it's best to set up these things in haste, on the fly, soon after a phone call, so expectations are kept to the barest minimum. (And yet, somehow, no matter how low hopes seem to...

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