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  • Surf, suits and sailing — Jews making waves on the waterfront

    June 11, 2014 | 9:53 am

    As the summer heats up and we head for the beach to tan, swim or just cool off, we might ask: Has the Pacific coastline always been such a splashy draw for Los Angeles Jews?

    In Venice, Jews have worshipped at Mishkon Tephilo since its formal founding in 1918, and on Ocean Front...

  • A grieving father’s mission to encourage positive choices

    April 9, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    The words on the other end of the phone line punctured the warm, Montecito spring day and shattered Shaun Tomson’s world in an instant.

    “Mathew is dead,” came the voice of Tomson’s wife, Carla, who was 10,000 miles away in South Africa while their son attended school there for a...

  • India and Israel are closer, the IDF goes green, surfing in Israel and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 26, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    ReWalk selected one of the 25 Best Inventions of the Year

    ReWalk, an Israeli-developed exoskeleton for paraplegics was chosen as one of TIME magazine’s 25 best inventions of the year 2013. The medical device, developed by ARGO Medical Technologies, changed many lives of those who...

  • Israelis seek promised wave in Costa Rica

    By Orit Arfa

    April 5, 2011 | 6:53 pm

    Zula is a delightful beachside restaurant where you can breathe in the salty air as Eyal Golan songs play in the background. It also advertises the best falafel in town, made with local garbanzo beans.

    Only Zula, Israeli slang for “relaxation,” is not located in Tel Aviv. It’s...

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  • Olmert offers civilian service plan as military draft alternative; U.S. to train Palestinian troops

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Olmert Promotes Civilian National Service

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office announced this week that it had formed an administration to accommodate Israelis who, upon reaching draft age, prefer a civilian version of national service to the standard military conscription. The...

  • Cozy Kosher Surf Shack—Observant Oasis in the ‘Bu

    By Adam Wills

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Joyce Brooks Bogartz's look isn't quite what you'd expect from the owner of a kosher restaurant. Adorned with brown and cream dreadlocks, the nearly 50-year-old proprietor of Malibu Beach Grill would at first glance seem to fit in better with customers sporting board shorts than...
  • Cozy Kosher Surf Shack: An Observant Oasis in the ‘Bu

    By Adam Wills

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm



    Joyce Brooks Bogartz's look isn't quite what you'd expect from the owner of a kosher restaurant. Adorned with brown-and-cream dreadlocks, the nearly 50-year-old proprietor of Malibu Beach Grill would at first glance seem to fit in better with customers sporting board shorts than...
  • Singles - Soulmate Surfing

    By Melanie Herschorn

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Dating can be scary. Dating in a foreign country can be petrifying.

    When I arrived in Los Angeles in 2003, going on dates was the farthest thing from my mind. I came here for love -- my love of the entertainment biz, but more importantly (and naively), my love for a guy.

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  • Spiritually Found Among the Surf

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Standing on a surfboard for the first time, it felt as if time stood still. I can recall the palm trees on the shore, the dusty blue of the island's silhouette in the distance to my left, and my teacher afloat on his board to my right. That first, miraculous ride seemed to last...

  • The Real Gidget

    By Mike Levy

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In June 1956, a Jewish 15-year-old girl named Kathy Kohner began tagging along with some of the neighborhood boys and driving out from her Brentwood home to the beach in Malibu. The sport of surfing intrigued her, and she convinced the boys to teach her. Because she was young, slight...

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