Every Friday morning, the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center’s preschoolers, along with their parents and teachers, celebrate Shabbat. This Friday morning, the SIJCC is set to honor its most generous — and probably most unexpected — benefactor, the Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles, J. Jon Bruno. In recognition of his two remarkably generous acts that helped save and strengthen the center, the SIJCC will officially rename a prominent space on the building’s upper floor the J. Jon Bruno Community Room.
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Protestors, many clad in orange T-shirts stamped with the word "Shalom," cheered speakers who alternately pled for the center's survival and criticized The Federation and the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) for failing to do more to save it.