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  • Sidonia Lax: A survivor marches with the living

    By Elyse Glickman

    January 2, 2014 | 4:34 pm

    Sidonia Lax, now 86, survived the Holocaust but won’t let that define her. “I am a thriver,” she said. A stroll through her Sherman Oaks home is proof — her walls overflow with decades of family photos and mementos of her work as a member of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council...

  • Holy Days done your way

    By Elyse Samuels

    September 3, 2013 | 11:08 am

    You could make a movie about the way Sigal Farkash spends the High Holy Days. In a way, someone already has.

    “Have you ever seen the movie ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’? That’s how we celebrate,” the Israeli from Sherman Oaks said, describing the lively atmosphere of food and family...

  • Chabad Telethon raises $3M

    By Ryan Torok

    August 28, 2013 | 4:39 pm

    As he danced with a group of Chabadniks, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) swung his body around in circles so jubilantly that his kippah fell off. When one of the others placed it back on Sherman’s head, the congressman grinned. 

    “Now I know why you wear hats,” he said,...

  • Murder-suicide by despondent senior reported in Sherman Oaks

    By Tom Tugend

    April 25, 2013 | 11:57 am

    Burton Levin, an 88-year old Sherman Oaks resident, apparently shot himself Tuesday morning, shortly after phoning relatives to tell them that he had just given a lethal dose of medication to his 85-year old wife Lenore.

    The report from www.shermanoaks.patch.com cited an assessment by Los Angeles police detectives that the couple’s deaths were motivated by despondency over their declining health.

    Police examining the Levin home in the 3500 block of Weslin Ave. found a firearm and medication. No other details are available at this time.

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  • Left without a JCC, Valley Jews look to start anew

    March 6, 2013 | 5:41 am

    For Amanda Prosin, Valley Cities Jewish Community Center in Sherman Oaks was her Jewish home when she was growing up. She went there for summer camp, learned about Jewish holidays and made lasting relationships. For her, it made Judaism, well, fun.

    That sense of community is what...

  • L.A. Jews in ‘Forward 50’

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 15, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    Four Angelenos are among the 50 American Jews selected by the Forward newspaper for its annual list of newsmakers, which was published on the New York-based newspaper’s Web site on Nov. 12. 

    Scooter Braun, manager of teen sensation Justin Bieber; Rabbi Sharon Brous, the spiritual...

  • California primary sees fiercest contests in a decade [UPDATED]

    June 6, 2012 | 8:14 am

    California voters turned out in low numbers on Tuesday for a primary that could pave the way for a shakeup of the state’s congressional delegation following election rule changes and an overhaul of the state’s political district boundaries.

    While new maps and new rules may have...

  • Swastikas marked on three Sherman Oaks homes

    By Ryan Torok

    March 15, 2012 | 4:34 pm

    At 11: 30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, Jennifer Niman pulled out of her driveway on Leghorn Avenue in Sherman Oaks. Talking on her cell phone, the longtime San Fernando Valley resident was heading to her job as a real estate agent at Prudential California Realty.

    “Excuse me,...

  • Democratic party vote sends Berman v. Sherman contest to convention

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 22, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    In his race for reelection in the new 30th congressional district, Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) won a victory of a sort on January 22. In a preliminary meeting known as a pre-endorsement conference, more than half of the Democratic party activists from the new 30th...

  • Opinion: Obama’s numbers could swing 30th district race

    By Bill Boyarsky

    September 28, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman doesn’t intend to follow Rep. Henry Waxman’s advice to give up his San Fernando Valley congressional race against Rep. Howard Berman.

    Instead, he has hired a high-profile campaign manager, Parke Skelton, who has worked for many Democrats, including Los Angeles...

  • Berman vs. Sherman?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 19, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    Over the past two months, political observers have been keeping close watch on draft maps being released by California’s new, citizen-led redistricting panel. Though Jewish leaders haven’t been actively lobbying the Citizens Redistricting Commission on behalf of the community...

  • Everyone needs a happy ending (no, not THAT kind of happy ending)

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 18, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    My husband is pretty good natured. When I tell him we’re going to a community event that I’ve been invited to as a writer, and now as the editor of TRIBE magazine, David doesn’t ask too many questions. I give him a one-sentence summary of what the event is and he goes with it....

  • Shabbat our way

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 16, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    Laurie Saidiner grew up in the same Sherman Oaks house in which she is now raising her children. But the family that fills this home with Legos and books and the scent of Shabbat dinner today is somewhat different from her childhood family. Laurie, 50, is married to Nina Jacobs, 55,...

  • Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman delivers mixed review of Obama’s Israel policy

    April 8, 2010 | 10:48 am

    “I know why you’re here, and I want to address it, but I think it’s a tempest in a teapot,” Brad Sherman, the Democratic Congressman from Sherman Oaks said Wednesday evening at a town hall at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills. The meeting was called to focus on U.S.-Israel...

  • Emek Breaks Fundraising Record

    By Julie G Fax

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The middle school girls of Emek Hebrew Academy-Teichman Family Torah Center in Sherman Oaks raised almost $35,000 (yes, that figure is correct) for Chai Lifeline, a national organization that provides support, services and programming for families with seriously ill children.

    ...
  • Small Shul With a Big Heart

    By David Finnigan

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When comedic actor Larry Miller and his wife first went to Studio City's Congregation Beth Meier 11 years ago, the very small shul's Tomb of Rachel architecture was less inspiring than watching elderly Rabbi Meier Schimmel toss one back at L' Chaim time.

    "He pours himself a blast of...

  • The Mayor’s Eyes and Ears

    By Mike Levy

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jennifer Stein wears two hats at City Hall. You could say one of them is a kippah.

    The recent Stanford University grad, 23, is the South Valley Area director in Mayor James Hahn's Office of the Neighborhood Advocate. She is also Hahn's liaison to the Jewish community.

    The...

  • Not in My Back Yard

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Despite objections from some local homeowners, the city of Los Angeles' Planning and Land Use Committee this week unanimously approved a density bonus for a proposed senior housing development in Sherman Oaks. The issue is slated to go before the City Council on Oct. 21.

    Councilman...