House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms
Reflecting on my trip to Birmingham with The Temple
LAUSD board race a study in polarization
Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
My interview with Leonard Nimoy
‘Kosher Soul’ plays on stereotypes — amusing some, angering others
Q&A with Jorma Kaukonen on Jefferson Airplane and Judaism
Tag: Southern California
March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm
May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm
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...
January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
They are security guards, schoolteachers, cooks and banquet hall waiters. They are waitresses, agency and museum executives and walkie-talkie-toting synagogue maintenance workers. There are hundreds of non-Jewish support staff at synagogues and other Jewish institutions throughout...
December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Calling all creative kids. If you have a way with words or an aptitude for art, you can use your unique talents by entering the first annual Jews for Judaism Jewish Students' Creative Writing & Art Contest.
Working with the theme "I Love Judaism," future scribes and artists can...
November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
When 5-year-old Ariela Weintraub learned about the recent Southern California fires during a family dinner discussion, she was worried. The Santa Monica resident asked her mother, Susan Weintraub, "Mommy, do you think the children who lived in those burning houses lost their toys?"...
November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
As 10 wildfires, which ravaged large areas of Southern California, were finally brought under control, Jewish communities joined fellow citizens in facing the aftermath of the painful human and property toll.
The worst damage was suffered by synagogue congregants in the San...
October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm
June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Last month, seven Los Angeles rabbis and five community leaders traveled to Argentina for a whirlwind 72-hour trip. The mission, organized by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, helped them gain firsthand knowledge of the...
January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Standing outside of the Byzantine Revival majesty of Congregation Talmud Torah on the Sunday following Tu B'Shevat, Stephen Sass, president of the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California (JHS), presented a construction hard hat to State Sen. Gilbert Cedillo (D-Dist. 22) as a...
January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Maybe you've noticed that many of the bagel chains today are named after some of the most influential Jewish figures in history -- Einstein, Noah. But have you ever stopped to think that maybe it's the bagels that spurred all of this insight?
Well, the creators of TheBagel.org, a new...
January 3, 2002 | 6:59 pm
Dr. David "Danny" Rosenfeld, an advocate in the field of breast mammography, died Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the age of 80.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y, in August 1921, Rosenfeld moved to Los Angeles in 1944 to complete his medical studies at USC. In 1951, he became the first radiologist, and...
December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm
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November 29, 1999 | 7:00 pm
December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pmIn a historic address to the Board of Rabbis of Southern California last week, Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles, called for the elimination of centuries of Catholic and Christian anti-Semitic teaching and a new era of Catholic-Jewish understanding and cooperation....
September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pmIn a Jewish community the size and scope of ours, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the small acts of kindness that define our concern for justice and quality of life.
The Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California provides such acts. There's...
July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pmMiriam Koral (second from right) surrounded by (from left), her brother Yuri; mother Ita; and mentor, Yiddish archivist, Hillel Kempinski. Below, Koral today.Miriam Koral is most definitely a zamler, a collector.
Her collecting usually takes her to a suburban garage, where the...