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  • The (almost) hardest-working man in classical music

    By David Mermelstein

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With such legendary workaholic conductors as James Levine and Valery Gergiev going strong, Jeffrey Kahane can't quite be termed the hardest-working man in classical music. But as he begins his 11th season as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) and his third as...
  • Fran Rosenfield: All About the Children

    By Adam Wills

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Fran Rosenfield
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    Fran Rosenfield answers the door of her Northridge home a few moments after the musical doorbell has cycled through its tune....

  • Betty Neymark: Second Career From a Second Language

    By Jane Ulman

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Betty Neymark
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    "Why isn't Temple Judea doing something like this?" Betty Neymark's daughter, Nancy, asked her more than 19 years ago, referring...

  • Rainbow-haired couturier takes fashion fun seriously

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Her natural hair color is brown, but Nony Tochterman hasn't shown her roots in about 20 years. These days it's a bubblegum pink, and in the past she's tressed herself in Skittles hues, including green, blonde, orange, purple, fuchsia and lavender. Color, after all, is a lot of what...
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  • It’s Pat—South African queen of kosher cuisine

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Smoked duck with papaya salsa. Wild mushroom turnovers. Chicken roulade with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Sushi. Hungry yet? Good.

    You keep kosher? Not a problem.

    These are just a few of the elegantly presented gourmet dishes created by Pat Fine, of Pat's Restaurant and Pat's...

  • Life in the ‘hood: Gino Tortorella, hairdresser to the Jews

    By David Suissa

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    After 30 days of spiritual feasting, repenting, praying and partying, I think this is a good time to head into the hood and meet my buddy Gino Tortorella.

    I love Gino because he's entertaining in a Martin Scorsese sort of way -- he looks like a cross between Joe Pesci and Danny...

  • Violinist Joshua Bell walks in the footsteps of masters

    By George Robinson

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    Although he doesn't exactly think of it this way, Joshua Bell is the latest in a long line of Jewish violin-playing aristocracy.

    His teacher was Joseph Gingold, and as Bell fondly recalled him, "He was a Russian Jewish violinist. He had an incredible joy for the violin that rubbed...

  • There’s the Rub—in Tel Aviv

    By Howard Blume

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Tierra couldn't be more Los Angeles. But for this nouveau combination of mostly organic restaurant, massage parlor and oxygen bar, you'll have to go to Tel Aviv, where this combo venue clearly out-Hollywoods Hollywood.

    The only thing missing -- so far -- is a Hollywood-style patron,...

  • Bombings Bolster Commitment to Life

    By Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As if mocking the scenes of jubilation at London's successful 2012 Olympics bid, the terrorist explosions that came the next day left devastation in their wake.

    In all our synagogues, British Jews are joining our prayers with those of others, grieving for the dead, praying for the...

  • Two Teens Put Their Own Spin on DJ Biz

    By Emily Pauker

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    It takes more than a sense of rhythm to make a DJ business successful. Being able to mix two songs together seamlessly is a good start, but each act needs its hook -- something that grabs the audience and draws it in.

    For Avi Elhiani and Yoni Aviv, both 14-year-old Orthodox day...

  • When Parents Get Preschool Jitters

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It was the first day of preschool and 2-year-old Jessica didn't know any of other children in her new class at B'nai Tikvah Congregation Nursery School. But the child's anxiety paled in comparison that of her mother.

    "I worried that Jessica would get her feelings hurt or that she...

  • Hungarian Baker Rises to Success

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since Meir Jacobs bought the J&T Bread Bin 34 years ago, the bakery hasn't changed much. Nestled in the center of the Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax, it retains its old-world charm -- the original glass showcases line the store's perimeter, and the original orange "Bread Bin"...

  • King of Hearts Loves to Play Matchmaker

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    He's not your typical yenta, he's not JDate and he's certainly not your grandmother's cousin once removed, but Asher Aramnia loves making love connections for local Jewish singles.

    With countless successful matches to his credit, Aramnia's matchmaking activities through the Iranian...

  • Abraham Spiegel

    By Tom Tugend

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Abraham Spiegel, a survivor of four concentration camps, who built a new life in America as a successful businessman, philanthropist and ardent supporter of Jewish life in the United States and Israel, died April 10 in his home at the age of 97.

    Among his major legacies are the...

  • Q & A With Norman Brokaw

    By David Finnigan

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Norman Brokaw's first day at the William Morris Agency was July 7, 1943; he has never worked anywhere else.

    The 15-year-old, $25-a-week mailboy was the first mailroom trainee to become an agent, later becoming the agency's chairman of the board. He represented Bill Cosby for four...

  • Get Untangled From Web of Bad Dates

    By Amy Klein

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Evan Marc Katz has never had a bad Internet date. Well, except for the time his date had an aneurysm -- and that was hardly his fault, was it? OK, aside from the time that Katz's blind date had a seizure, he's never had a bad Internet date. That's because he follows his own rules...

  • Right Place, Right Time

    By Rabbi Ben-Tzion Kravitz

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It was Sunday afternoon, July 6, 2003, and I was approaching the end of a successful three-week mission to Israel dedicated to responding to a new wave of missionary activity. In addition to lectures, news interviews and meetings with government officials, my colleagues and I...

  • Collaborating on Education

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "It may be on the smaller side, and we do have a long way to go, but we definitely have a day school movement," said Rabbi Josh Elkin, executive director of Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE).

    The audience of 600-plus day school advocates responded with thunderous...

  • A Man Without Fear

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Marvel Comics founding father Stan Lee created Daredevil in 1964, he tagged his blind superhero: "Man Without Fear." The nickname also applies to Avi Arad, head of Marvel Studios, Marvel Enterprises' film/television division. Israeli-born Arad rescued Marvel from Chapter 11...

  • ‘We Knew We Had to Come’

    By Michael J. Jordan

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was 90 minutes into the community's largest public mobilization in 15 years, and Jews from around the country continued to stream toward the U.S. Capitol, clamoring to get into the pro-Israel rally.

    Within the Jewish family out on the Capitol lawn -- organizers put the number at...