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  • There’s no business like shul business

    By Sarah Price Brown

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

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    The consensus among those who know Rabbi Moshe Rothblum is that if he had not become a rabbi, he would have been an actor. If he were not retiring after 35 years on...

  • Live in the ‘hood: lingering Shabbat

    By David Suissa

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I thought I understood the unique power of Shabbat, until I moved to the Pico-Robertson neighborhood a few months ago.

    It's not like I'm a novice on the subject. For several years, in the late '80s and early '90s in Venice Beach, I was part of an eclectic band of yuppie frummies who...

  • Schmoozing with the Shammes of Shanghai

    By Jack Weiss

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The shammes of Shanghai is an 87-year-old man named Wang Fa Liang. I often write for this paper when I return from overseas travel, but halfway through my recent trip to China with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, I was at a loss for a topic. And then I played hooky one morning in...
  • It takes a shul: programs target Jewish literacy via congregants

    By Iris Petroff

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Pick up a synagogue bulletin, and you are likely to read about a variety of programs. From book discussions to Torah study to lectures by local and visiting scholars, there are many opportunities for adults to learn.

    Walk into the congregation's religious school classrooms and you...

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  • Conejo and West Valley shuls rate high with newcomers

    By Adam Wills

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For a Jew who doesn't belong to a synagogue, the West San Fernando and Conejo valleys are good places to shop around. A new report from the Jewish Outreach Institute (JOI) gives a snapshot of the community as a whole and an assessment of its ability to react to newcomers, including...
  • Finding their way home to Judaism: three same-sex couples share their conversion stories

    By Nick Street

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "My parents were old hippies," said Felicia Park-Rogers, who grew up in the Bay Area. "They were very suspicious of organized religion and anything else smacking of authority."
     
    When Park-Rogers, 35, met Rachel Timoner, her partner-to-be, in San Francisco in the early 1990s, she was...
  • Go West, young Torah-observant Jews!

    By Amy Klein

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Yeehaw!
     
    The wait is finally over for members of Young Israel of Century City, who were eagerly anticipating the theme of the annual program "brochure," which was kept secret until its publication last week.
     
    It's ... Old West.
     
    The Young Israel of Century Gazette is printed on...
  • When a couple divorces, the custody battle goes beyond dishes and children

    By Wendy Jaffe

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jews are not immune to America's divorce endemic. With one in two marriages ending long before the expiration date contemplated by the ketubah, rabbis frequently find themselves in the difficult position of having to officiate at bar/bat mitzvahs and weddings with families who...
  • Holiday tunes for when you haven’t got a prayer

    By George Robinson

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I like work. It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. -- Jerome K. Jerome
     
    Perhaps it is the intensity of the emotions raised by the liturgy itself. Or the power of worshipping in a sanctuary filled with people. Or the sense that everything is at stake.
     
    I...
  • USC Trojans march for restored Torah; Backyard tashlich in Fairfax

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Trojans Greet Restored Torah
     
    When the Trojan fight song rings out at a Torah restoration ceremony, where else could you be but at USC?

    About 100 people gathered Sunday under the shade of sycamore trees in front of the university's Bovard Auditorium to witness the ceremonial...

  • Jews in the Military: High Holidays Under Fire

    By Jane Ulman

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Who shall live and who shall die. Who shall reach the end of his days and who shall not.

    Ralph Goodman recited those words in a hillside tent in southeastern Belgium. Warren Zundell's "shul" was a patch of no-man's-land somewhere in North Korea. For Robert Cirkus, it was a jungle...

  • 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...

  • College Students Find High Holidays’ Place in Higher Learning

    By Lisa Hirschmann

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The High Holidays are here. With them comes a new school year, whereupon many recent graduates of Jewish high schools will face the challenges for the first time that can accompany being an observant Jew in an academic environment that runs on the Christian calendar.

    Gone are the...

  • 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...

  • Mayor Carries Torah to <br>Vandalized Tarzana Synagogue

    By Adam Wills

    July 9, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Sunday, in the intense heat of a mid-summer day, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, carried a Sephardic Torah for one-half mile along city streets in Tarzana to a new Persian synagogue that had been the victim of an anti-Semitic attack just two days earlier. Police are still...

  • Latin American Jews Create L.A. Oasis

    By Roberto Loiederman

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine that you live in Latin America and you're Jewish. Typically, you and your family would belong to a full-service Jewish club with cultural, recreational, educational and athletic activities for all ages. The club is reasonably priced, promotes Jewish identity in a secular...

  • L.A. Gafni Event Canceled

    By Julie G Fax

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Revelations about sexual misconduct have led to the cancellation of an upcoming local event featuring prominent Rabbi Mordechai Gafni.

    Gafni had been scheduled for a public talk at Stephen S. Wise Temple on June 9. Over the past two years, since being appointed to the Wisdom Chair in...

  • The Sinai Century

    By Amy Klein

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Every Sunday morning, on Valencia Street in downtown Los Angeles, the Welsh Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles holds services in a sloped brick house of worship with stained glass windows picturing Stars of David.

    The stars are Jewish stars, and the church organ is the one used in...

  • Memories and Music

    By Roberto Loiederman

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Before going inside, every visitor had to sign a waiver agreeing not to sue in case, say, a stray piece of wood or plaster fell on them. It felt, for a moment, like myself and the other members of the audience were embarking on a risky enterprise. But Boyle Heights' Breed Street...

  • Food for Thought

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Vica is tall, blonde and Jewish. She is my interpreter.

    It's February 2005 and I am in Vilna, Lithuania, at the Baltics Limmud Conference. I am here as part of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' strategic partnership with the Baltics communities to teach subjects as...

  • Opening the Door

    By Amy Klein

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Looking to really make your Passover meaningful? To truly exploring the modern-day concept of freedom? Then invite an American soldier to your home for the seder. That's what the Conservative movement on the West Coast is trying to arrange in a program called Seders for Troops,...

  • This Week - Carnival Time

    By Rob Eshman

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    We arrived early for the Purim carnival last Sunday. The giant bounce house still lay in a wrinkled, uninflated wad on a corner of the parking lot. The only children around were, like our son, middle school volunteers, corralling the puppies for the puppy-petting booth, lining up...

  • Tendler Resigns Under Cloud

    By Amy Klein

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Aron Tendler has stepped down six months early from the pulpit of Shaarey Zedek, an Orthodox synagogue in Valley Village, because "it was no longer appropriate for Rabbi Tendler to continue," shul officials said.

    Tendler, 51, first announced his resignation in a January letter...

  • An Ugly Day in the Neighborhood

    By Julie G Fax

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Warren Lent is sure he knows why he was treated with such contempt and hostility that day last June. It was the kippah he wore on his head.

    He had come to vote in neighborhood council elections at a jam-packed fire station in Hancock Park. Amid the tension and confusion, an angry...

  • A School or a Shul?

    By Julie G Fax

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Administrators at Yeshivat Yavneh knew that the "No Trespassing" signs wouldn't go over well with neighbors, especially the ones who used to run their dogs on the plush green stretch that fronts the Third Street main entrance to the Orthodox day school.

    But about two years ago they...

  • Shul’s Stormy Saga

    By Julie G Fax

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    With its prominent location at one of Hancock Park's busiest intersections, at Third Street and Highland Avenue, Congregation Etz Chaim's boxy, domed building constantly reminds area residents of a decade of ongoing tensions.

    The current focus of the dispute is a lawsuit that has...

  • Wandering Jew - Music to My Ears

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "In syngagyng a sangasongue ... " -- James Joyce, "Finnegans Wake."

    Singing in synagogue is something I wish I were better at doing or at least less embarrassed about doing full-throated. At the Synagogue for the Performing Arts, the congregation doesn't have that problem. They have...

  • First Person - A Miraculous Trip

    By Rae Shapiro

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It was a nippy, star-filled Friday night, and we were on our way to a bar mitzvah. We -- Julius, my husband of 50 years; our son,

    David; and I -- had traveled from the Valley to Santa Maria for the celebration.

    The service was called for 6:15 p.m. We started out for the new Temple...

  • How Green Is My Shul?

    By Jane Ulman

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    For 75-year-old Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, it was the need to re-landscape that steered the synagogue in an ecological direction. The status quo was 8,000 square feet of unwatered, weed-ridden and rarely mowed grass, along with three palm trees, two citrus...

  • Indifference Enables Moscow Shul Attack

    By Lev Krichevsky

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish leaders have blamed Russian authorities, law enforcement agencies and societal attitudes for the Jan. 11 stabbing attack at a Moscow synagogue, saying that the authorities have not responded properly to previous anti-Semitic and hate incidents.

    "The entire world has seen what...

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