Even with a few recent showers here in Southern California, we are in the midst of what is, according to some scientists, “the worst drought in 500 years.” The cumulative effect of the past three dry years has implications for our well-being and the well-being of our planet. The...
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Here’s something to help get you through a Southern California summer: an ice cream soda in a chocolate-covered mug.
The uniquely served treats at Jerry’s Soda Shoppe in Canoga Park are getting plenty of deliciously good press these days. Not only was the ice cream shop named the...
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The Board of Rabbis of Southern California’s executive committee has elected Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe Bernhard, senior rabbi of Adat Ari El in Valley Village, as its new president. Bernhard officially began in the...
May 1, 2013 | 11:43 am
Two major community events marked the relatively minor holiday of Lag B’Omer on April 28, bringing some bombast — and thousands of people — to local celebrations.
In Pico-Robertson, Pico Boulevard was transformed into a pedestrian’s paradise for Jews from across Southern...
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With African drumming and a chorus of shofars, more than 2,000 people in purple T-shirts reading “I walk to tip the scales” gathered in Pan Pacific Park on April 14 to call attention to global injustice.
Under overcast skies, the seventh annual Walk to End Genocide raised more...
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The talk at the second annual Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California focused not so much on the Jewish part, as on the women’s part. Some 300 women (and one man — a devoted husband, perhaps?) filled the ballroom of UCLA’s Covel Commons on Nov. 11 for a series of sessions...
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With tax reform on his mind, Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, came to Los Angeles to talk with young professionals during an Aug. 1 house party about what sets his social justice organization apart.
“We are now the only Jewish social justice...
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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...
May 17, 2011 | 11:19 am
Congregation Beth David in San Luis Obispo, Calif., was saved from the auction block.
The Reform synagogue in Southern California reached an 11th-hour agreement with Mission Community Bank, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, in its foreclosure proceeding. The details were...
January 14, 2011 | 3:48 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 14 (Shabbat Shirah)
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The service features Cantor Evan Kent, Cantor Lorna Lembeck, and our resident Jazz Band “Steve Fox and Friends”
Cantor Evan Kent...
December 10, 2008 | 3:04 pm
Robert Dowd -- Pop Art Money -- See Jan.17 listing
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"Laemmle Through the Decades: 1938-2008, 70 Years in 7 Days." It must have been an extraordinarily difficult task to select only seven films to represent the rich and diverse history of the Laemmle Theatres...
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January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pmRising costs, crowded waiting rooms and decreasing access to doctors are among the reasons medical patients in Southern California and across the nation use words like "headache" and "frustration" to describe America's health care system. And with declining insurance reimbursements,...
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This piece is excerpted from remarks Rep. Henry Waxman gave at Carmen and Louis Warschaw Distinguished Lecture delivered at USC April 23.
What drew me to politics was the esteem I had always felt for public service and the commitment of our religious values to justice, human and...
November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Dr. Yuval Steinitz, one of the most influential Likud stalwarts in the Knesset, lashed out against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during a just concluded visit to Southern California.
Steinitz, who chairs the key Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, as well as intelligence and...
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