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  • Local Hadassah members celebrate in Israel

    October 24, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Although many — perhaps most — members of the Hadassah contingent that flew from Southern California to Israel last week had visited the country before, all called it “the trip of a lifetime.”

    Joined by their Hadassah counterparts from across the United States and beyond, the 125...

  • Hadassah SoCal executive director retires

    By Ryan Torok

    September 7, 2011 | 12:50 pm

    After more than 14 years as executive director of Hadassah Southern California, Laura Kaplansky stepped down on Aug. 19. Elissa Berzon, former director of the Metro Area of Hadassah of Southern California, has replaced Kaplansky, taking on the new title of director of Hadassah...

  • SoCal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Inducts 2011 Class

    July 5, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    Horseracing and water polo were well represented among the 15th class of Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inductees during a gala ceremony on June 26 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

    Honorees included Jerry and Ann Moss, owners of 2009 Breeders’ Cup champion Zenyatta...

  • Outstanding seniors, Class of 2008

    June 5, 2008 | 2:34 pm

    Talia Hill

    Graduating from: Bais Yaakov

    Heading to: Midreshet Darkeynu, Jerusalem

    -- Julie Gruenbaum Fax, Education Editor

    Leah Hill was in a store with her daughter, Talia (Tali), and was having a hard time communicating with a clerk.

    "Oh, I give up," Leah said.

    "Mommy," Hill...