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  • Oh Carnival Cruise Line, how I wish you’d step up to the rest of them…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 18, 2011 | 9:26 pm

    Maybe some of you noticed that I haven’t written in the last week.  Alright, none of you noticed but that’s not the point.  My husband and I took the boys on a long awaited vacation on board the “brand new” Carnival cruise ship called ‘Splendor’, or as I am calling it ‘Ineptness’.

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  • Resurrected Westside JCC gets a major facelift

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 24, 2008 | 11:06 pm

    The Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC) has announced plans for an Oct. 29 groundbreaking on its Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Aquatic Center, a $4 million renovation of the center's pools and related areas. Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg, who operates a swim...
  • VIDEO: Heeb Olympics 2008—Gefilte Fish Wrestling

    August 21, 2008 | 11:48 pm



    Four modern-day gladiators do battle for the gold (a lifetime supply of Gold's mustard) in the Heeb Olympics. For more information, check out www.heebmagazine.com.
  • Jason Lezak earns first individual medal

    August 14, 2008 | 11:33 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Jewish Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak followed up his relay heroics with a bronze medal in the 100-meter men’s freestyle.

    Lezak, whose late dash in the 4 x 100-meter men’s freestyle relay propelled the U.S. team to the gold medal and a world record, finished in a time of...

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  • Irvine’s Jason Lezak anchors 400-meter relay swim team for the gold

    August 11, 2008 | 4:15 am

    “I can’t even explain it, it was unreal. I’ve been a part of the two teams at the last two Olympics that came out behind, and I think I wanted it more than anybody, not just for myself, but to show that we are the nation to be beat in that relay, ” Jason Lezak told the Los Angeles...

  • Iranian snubs Israeli in Beijing

    August 10, 2008 | 8:37 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—An Iranian swimmer refused to compete against his Israeli counterpart at the Beijing Olympics.

    Mohammad Alirezaei pulled out of the 100-meter breaststroke race Saturday, apparently in protest at the participation of Israel’s Tom Beeri. An Iranian press report, however,...

  • Angelena Dara Torres helps U.S. relay swimmers to silver

    August 10, 2008 | 6:50 pm

    The United States womens’ 400-meter freestyle relay team—including Los Angeles native Dara Torres—scored a second place behind the Netherlands on Sunday.

    Torres is the most famous Jewish competitor with ties to the Southland this year, and she’s competing in an unprecedented fifth...

  • Swimmer Jaben kicked off Israel’s Olympic team

    August 6, 2008 | 1:24 am

    The only U.S.-born Jew on Israel’s Olympic team has been kicked off after failing two drug tests.

    Swimmer Max Jaben, 22, who was slated to compete in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle events in Beijing, tested positive for the anabolic steroid boldenone in separate tests.

    Jaben, a...

  • Trio of films offers eclectic choices: sea, spies, punk

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "The Guardian"

    Raised in a secular Jewish family in Chicago, "The Guardian" director Andrew Davis learned early the values and ethics he continues to believe in.

    "My parents taught me war is not a good thing, so do everything you can to not go to war," he says during a telephone...
  • Within Us

    By Rabbi Karen Deitsch

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Once upon a time, as God created the world, He decided to make beings in His image. As he generated his own reflection in man and woman, the angels got word of the project, and were consumed with jealousy.
     
    "How unfair!" they cried. "Those humans will have it all. They get to...
  • New Punims in Sports Hall of Fame

    By Tom Tugend

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Freestyle swim champion Jason Lezak of Irvine and fellow Californian, hot rodder Kenny Bernstein, have been elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame for 2006.

    In all, four Americans, one British Australian and one Brazilian are among the chosen athletes, with a New...

  • Krayzelburg Dives In to Save JCC’s Pool

    By Marc Ballon

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Ely Pouget had a solid reason for trekking down last week from her home in the Hollywood Hills to the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Olympic Boulevard. She wanted her twin daughters to take swimming lessons with Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg.

    So far, so good --...