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  • At Utah’s on-slope Shabbat service, ski boots required

    February 12, 2016 | 9:56 am

    It may be the most elevated Shabbat service in the country, and not just because of the spirited singing.

    Held in a rustic cabin in the woods off a ski slope at Deer Valley resort, the service is situated at about 8,800 feet above sea level, and it’s the nation’s — and possibly...

  • A special service for special needs

    February 10, 2016 | 11:28 am

    For a long time, Karen Stein and her family simply didn’t go to services. They would have liked to, but Stein’s youngest son, Colin, 14, is on the autism spectrum, and keeping him in his seat and focused for an entire service proved too difficult. 

    A new, monthly offering at...

  • UN’s Ban to speak at Manhattan synagogue’s Shabbat service

    February 4, 2016 | 2:02 pm

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at a Shabbat service at an Orthodox synagogue in New York.

    The service this Saturday at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan is in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was observed around the world last...

  • Power of Prayer?

    By Beverly Gray

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In the wee small hours of Dec. 7, 2003, my husband and I got the phone call that every parent dreads. A matter-of-fact voice said, "This is UCLA Medical Center. Your son, Jeffrey, has been hit by a car. He's got at least a couple of broken bones, but he's alert and he's asking for...

  • Tend the Fire

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Israel is not a people of definers but a people of witnesses." -- Abraham Joshua Heschel, "God in Search of Man" Among the several stunning memorials at Buchenwald concentration camp, designer Horst Hoheisel created a simple, flat steel square placed on the cold, hard ground and...

  • Activism Unites A Community

    By Tom Tugend

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The 600 men and women attending Shabbat services at the Eretz Cultural Center stood for a minute's silence as a man on the bema slowly read the names of the 13 Jews arrested as "Zionist spies" by Iran and facing possible death sentences.

    It was a quiet moment for the congregation of...

  • Caught in the Interim

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In Rabbi Michael Katz's office at Cal State Northridge Hillel hanga "Star Trek" poster and a picture of Binyamin Netanyahu. There'salso a futon -- not your basic college-issue office furniture.

    The new interim director, who has worked at CSUN Hillel since1986, is obviously a man of...