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  • Invites: Snail or E-mail?

    August 14, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    My bat mitzvah invitation had bright purple embossed text on a hot- pink card with my name enlarged in decorative script at the top and daisies adorning the bottom.

    Twenty-plus years later, I remember eagerly waiting for my friends to receive the invitations and running home...

  • Celebrating our Liberation

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 22, 2013 | 11:36 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Last night, I went to a screening of Hava Nagila, the Movie put on by Beit T'Shuvah. On Monday night, we are celebrating Pesach, our liberation from Egypt. What do these two things have in common? I think a lot!

    Hava Nagila, the Movie does an amazing job...

  • Relaxed parking restrictions in Los Angeles in light of Sukkot, Simchat Torah

    By Ryan Torok

    October 12, 2011 | 6:36 pm

    On Sukkot, we celebrate the bounties of our harvests, and, thanks to Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, we can also celebrate eased-up parking restrictions around Los Angeles.

    In line with Garcetti’s request, there will be relaxed parking enforcement all over the...

  • Oy Caramba! Serve a Simcha Fiesta

    By Beverly Levitt

    September 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Your special family simcha (celebration) is just around the corner and you aren't feeling enthusiastic -- the caterer's offerings feel predictable, and the room you've rented seems impersonal.

    Whether you're organizing a bris, congratulating a bar or bat mitzvah, welcoming a new...

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  • Candidates for U.N. Secretary-General post consult with U.S. Jewish leaders;

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Candidates for U.N. Secretary-General Post Consult With U.S. Jewish Leaders
     
    As the U.N. General Assembly opens, diplomats vying to be the world's top peacekeeper are taking time to consult with American Jewish leaders. At least three of the favored candidates to replace Kofi...
  • First Haircut Brings Shear Delight

    By Ted Roberts

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Come to New Jersey," my grandaughter said, "we're having a simcha!"

    A wedding? A lottery win? She doesn't explain. Then I think, airfare $240, motel $220 and then there's expenses for my lovely wife -- hair, nails, Louie XVth gown. This will run me $962!

    I ask a dozen probing...

  • B’nai Mitzvah Planning Guide

    By Joan G Friedman

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At Birth

    When the child is born, start saving! It's not a bad idea to start two savings accounts; one for college and one for the bar or bat mitzvah.

    One to three years ahead

    • Set the date.

    • Set a budget.

    • Reserve the synagogue.

    • Reserve the hall for additional receptions.

    • ...

  • De-Stress the Simcha

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On Monday evening, we will celebrate Purim, the holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Jews in ancient Persia, and reminds us of the triumph of Queen Esther and her uncle, Mordecai, over Haman, the wicked prime minister.

    Purim is traditionally a time when families come...

  • Songs of Simcha

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    By day, he's a manager- purchaser at an Orange County plywood company. But when the boards are cut and the purchase orders are filed, Steve Chattler does what any Jewish businessman might do after hours: He breaks out his drums and plays klezmer music.

    As a member of the South Coast...