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  • Camp fair pitches many tents

    By Elyse Glickman

    February 12, 2014 | 4:31 pm

    If there’s anything the upcoming “Summer Days” camp fair proves, it’s that day camps are as diverse as the kids who attend them. 

    The second annual fair — featuring more than 50 day camps from 30 ZIP codes — takes place Feb. 23 at Stephen S. Wise Temple in Bel Air from 1-4 p.m....

  • Stephen S. Wise students visualize whirled peace

    By Ryan Torok

    October 12, 2011 | 1:05 pm

    Blowing in the breeze, a pinwheel read, “In peace, there is no war. There is calm.” Nearby, another pinwheel read, “Kindness,” “Shalom” and “Day of Peace.”

    In honor of the International Day of Peace, about 400 elementary school students from Stephen S. Wise Temple...

  • [PODCAST] An Emmy Nomination for the Kosher Porky Pig: ‘Looney Tunes’ ’ Bob Bergen [UPDATE]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Listen to the podcast below.

    The kosher Porky Pig was up for an Emmy Award on Sept. 18.  Bob Bergen, a nice Jewish boy from Woodland Hills, was nominated in the voice-over category for his performance as America’s favorite traife hero on “The Looney Tunes Show” on Cartoon...

  • Mayor Villaraigosa Welcomed at Shabbat Service

    January 15, 2009 | 4:06 pm

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was a surprise guest this month at Friday evening’s Shabbat services at Stephen S. Wise Temple, after he had accepted an invitation from Rabbi Elie Herscher to allow the congregation to express its appreciation for the mayor’s unwavering support for...

  • Educator CombinesTwo Passions in Life

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    June 26, 2003 | 7:59 pm

    Metuka Benjamin was sitting in a taxicab in a Tel Aviv traffic jam when the Israeli prime minister's limousine happened to pull up next to her. The driver recognized Benjamin and told her to ditch her cab and he would take her where she wanted to go -- and she did.

    While the Jewish...