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  • BBI and UJ join up to forge a home for pluralistic Judaism in landmark merger

    By Julie G Fax

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The University of Judaism (UJ) and Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI), two Southern California institutions that for the last 60 years have educated and inspired Jews of all ages and affiliations -- and that have both at times struggled through financial and leadership troubles -- this...
  • Core Values Too Often Ignored

    By Rep. Henry Waxman

    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...

  • Steinitz Says Sharon Move ‘Damaging’

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • Non-Jews Provide Key Community Support

    By David Finnigan

    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...

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  • Get Your Creative Jews Flowing

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    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...

  • Tzedakah With Toys

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    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?"

    ...

  • Fire-Damaged Temples Take Stock

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • Congregations Rally to Aid Fire Victims

    By Tom Tugend

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    By phone, e-mail and word-of-mouth, the bad news kept piling up at Congregation Emanu El in San Bernardino.

    The homes of six families had been burned to the ground in the devastating wildfires sweeping across Southern California.

    Another 30-40 families had been forced to evacuate...

  • Mission to Argentina

    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...

  • Marching Forth While Looking Back

    By Michael Aushenker

    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...

  • Food for Thought

    By Rachel Brand

    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...

  • Eulogies:Dr. David “Danny” Rosenfeld

    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...

  • Beyond the Kitchen

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A roomful of women come together on a chilly December evening in Southern California. They eat, they laugh, they talk. One woman stands up and tells everyone that she learned how to say, "No." Her announcement is met with applause. Another stands up and says how happy she is that she...

  • Crown Jewel

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Settling with a cup of coffee into the comfortable armchair in his new office, Rabbi Mark Diamond might need to get used to doing a lot more sitting.

    For 18 years, Diamond worked as a pulpit rabbi, spending the latter half of those years with Oakland's venerable Conservative...

  • From Krakow to Pico

    By Mike Levy

    November 29, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When Pavel Vogler left Krakow for Southern California in 1992, he brought almost 100 of his favorite paintings. The darkly shaded oil works in blue, black and purple show Vogler's vision of his hometown and its medieval Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, filled with empty synagogues....

  • The Cardinal Comes to the Board of Rabbis

    By Ruth Stroud

    December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    In 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....
  • Helping Those in the Shadows

    By John R. Fishel

    September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    In 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...

  • No Longer

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Miriam 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...

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