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  • Arava spills on solutions to L.A. water shortage

    By Lilly Fowler

    October 10, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    There was a time when the actions to solve Los Angeles' water problems read like a dystrophic political novel.

    At the beginning of the last century, L.A. Mayor Frederick Eaton and William Mulholland, superintendent of the city's newly created Los Angeles Department of Water and...

  • Success of Jewish day schools breeds crisis

    By Rabbi Laurence Scheindlin

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was, I believe, a disarmingly candid statement during my interview in 1977 that helped get me my job as headmaster of Sinai Akiba Academy in Los Angeles.

    "If I were on the board of a day school seeking to hire a headmaster," I said, "I am not the person I would hire -- yet." At...
  • Prisons Pray for Surge in Chaplains

    By Rachel Brand

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Those who might have the greatest need to repent this High Holiday season may not be able to.

    A severe shortage in Jewish chaplains has led to a situation where the spiritual needs of some prisoners in California's state and federal correctional institutions are not being met.

    "When...

  • Got Teachers?

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Shirettes, five peppy women clad in jeans and T-shirts, sang a good morning song complete with hand motions, as one of them strummed along on a guitar. The audience applauded heartily -- only instead of the local singing group's usual nursery school audience, the crowd consisted...

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  • Help Wanted

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    If the New Economy has let you down and the Old Economy holds no charms, there may be a career opportunity for you in the Shul Economy.

    Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), the seminary that trains men and women for professions in Reform synagogues and other...

  • Kosher Meat Less Prone to Foot-and-Mouth Disease

    By Richard Allen Greene

    March 22, 2001 | 6:59 pm

    As far as foot-and-mouth disease is concerned, it's good to be Jewish.

    Since the outbreak of the disease last month, Jews who keep kosher have faced fewer serious meat shortages than the rest of the British community.

    The economics of kosher slaughter have worked in Jews' favor.

    Most...

  • Community Braces for Flu Shot Scarcity

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 29, 1999 | 7:00 pm

     

    Michael Gabai is on a quest.

    The owner and administrator of Ayres Residential Care Home has spent the last two weeks calling physicians, senior centers, grocery stores and pharmacies in search of flu shots for about half of the 18 residents in his facilities who have been unable...

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