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  • Anti-Muslim activist barred from speaking at Jewish Federation headquarters

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 25, 2012 | 5:15 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles barred anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller from delivering a previously scheduled speech at its Wilshire Boulevard headquarters on June 24.

    Geller, who is Jewish, had been set to address the Western Region of the Zionist Organization of...

  • Straus, re-elected as Texas speaker, rips attacks on faith

    January 11, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    Joe Straus, overwhelmingly reelected speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, strongly repudiated attacks on his Jewish faith.

    “Attacks on people’s religious beliefs have no place in this House,” Straus, a Republican, said Tuesday after winning the vote 132-15, according to...

  • Brouhaha in Texas House a Jewish test case for Tea Party

    December 21, 2010 | 10:43 am

    In Texas, the Tea Party passed its first Jewish test even before its legislators had been sworn in.

    Deeply conservative forces in the Lone Star State firmly repudiated the effort by evangelical Christians to unseat the powerful Jewish speaker of the Texas House of Representatives...

  • Nancy Pelosi gets pilloried at AJU

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 14, 2008 | 6:37 pm

    In lieu of the praise one might expect in a room full of women and the ceiling-smashing Nancy Pelosi, insults were hurled towards the stage.

    “Traitor!” screamed one woman. “Liar!” shouted another. One man’s high-volume, breakneck rampage got him physically removed from...

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  • Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik meets with local leaders

    July 23, 2008 | 4:24 pm

    On a break from her duties as Speaker of the Knesset, Dalia Itzik joined L.A. influentials for a dinner reception hosted by The American Friends of the Citizens’ Empowerment Center in Israel (CECI). The event, which took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Shapour Sedaghat, included Jacob Dayan, the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles; professor Izzy Borovich, chairman of El Al Airlines; Izak Parviz Nazarian, president of CECI; Beny Alagem, and local leaders of American Jewish Committee, AIPAC, Jewish National Fund and Magbit Foundation.




  • Noteworthy sessions and events at the G.A.

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    SUNDAY, NOV. 12
    10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Tour of the Skirball Cultural Center
    Note: Tour leaves from Westin Bonaventure and returns to the L.A. Convention Center.

    2:30 p.m.
    Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
    Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...

  • Wandering Jew - New Year’s in Vienna

    By Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    About six years ago at the University of Texas, I was asked to be the guest speaker for Shabbat 1,000, an event where 1,000 Jewish students are served full-course traditional Shabbat meals for free. There are no prayer services.

    They must have an interesting orientation program for...

  • Clinton Talks at UJ Series

    By Tom Tugend

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The United States must stay involved in the Middle East peace process, even when it appears to be failing, former President Bill Clinton urged more than 6,000 listeners Monday evening.

    Even though the United States may risk its prestige in an unsuccessful effort, "We will be judged...

  • Virtual Schmooze

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    We all hear rumblings about a global community, but a global schmooze? That's just what the Jewish Community Centers of North America, in conjunction with the 92nd Street Y in New York City, propose to execute. Starting on Sun., March 11, the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los...

  • Soldiers and Students

    By Mike Levy

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Noam Zissman, 21, a convoy commander from Ra'anana, and Moran Kalinsky, 20, a deputy company commander from Holon, sit in their Israeli officers' uniforms at Johnny Rockets on Melrose. They have just arrived in Los Angeles after more than a week of nonstop travel across the U.S.,...

  • Preparing for a Presidential Visit

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There was a lot of behind-the-scenes activity last Sunday on Sony Pictures Studios' Main Street set, but this was no movie production. In the days leading up to a Democratic National Convention (DNC) kick-off reception, representatives of several major Jewish organizations were...

  • Hugs From Hertzberg

    By Tom Tugend

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Robert M. (Bob) Hertzberg will be sworn in as speaker of the California Assembly, the state's second most powerful political post, at 9:30 a.m. on April 13.

    The ceremony was originally scheduled for April 26, but, he notes, "I looked at the Jewish calendar and said, I can't do this,...

  • Coastal Voters Could Pick New House Speaker

    By Eric Roth

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The independent voters in Venice, Torrance and San Pedro may determine the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on November 6, 2000.

    Freshman Congressman Steven Kuykendall, narrowly elected as a pro-choice Republican in 1998, plans to be re-elected in the 36th...

  • Writing a New Chapter

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Writing a New Chapter

    The People of the Book is the

    Los Angeles area's first attempt at a Jewish book festival

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer

     

     

    For years, Rabbi Harold Schulweis was perplexed by the question,Why isn't there a Jewish book festival in Los Angeles?

    To promote his own...