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  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    August 22, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    Rabbi Barry Diamond

    Temple Adat Elohim (TAE) has named Southern California native Rabbi Barry Diamond as its interim rabbi. He replaces Rabbi Ted Riter, who ended his 16-year tenure at TAE in May.

    Diamond, who grew up in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, has served in...

  • A week on the Florida campaign trail

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 24, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Day One: Departing Israel

    Spending a week in Florida on the eve of a presidential election has become a habit for me — one I cherish. Meeting the elderly women who suddenly become interested in politics; attending synagogues, to which the candidates flock in droves to speak;...

  • N.J. synagogue defaced

    December 22, 2011 | 10:36 am

    A Conservative synagogue in Hackensack, N.J. was defaced by anti-Semitic vandals.

    Swastikas and white supremacist symbols were painted on Temple Beth El late Tuesday night, the first night of Chanukah. An accusation that Jews caused the 9-11 attacks was also painted on the building,...

  • Memoir recalls educator’s hardships, success in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    When local Iranian Jews gathered to honor Elias Eshaghian, a pivotal educator and director of many Jewish schools throughout Iran during the last century, Temple Beth El in West Hollywood was filled to capacity.

    Treating him like a rock star, the crowd mobbed 70-something...

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  • Obituaries

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Roland Arnall, Philanthropist and Ameriquest Founder, Dies at 68

    Roland E. Arnall, a Holocaust survivor who used his fortune to found or support numerous Jewish institutions, died March 17 of cancer at 68.

    Arnall became the first Los Angeles supporter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center...

  • Kershaw Museum Plans Ethiopian Show

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Timed to coincide with the Bowers Museum's "Queen of Sheba" exhibit, the Kershaw Museum at Temple Beth El is organizing its own sampler exhibit of artworks by Jewish Ethiopians and Yemenites, who believe themselves to be the queen's descendants.

    The museum is seeking to borrow...

  • Community Briefs

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Armenians Threaten Another Protest

    A group of 14 Armenian American college students, who ended a six-day hunger strike outside the Museum of Tolerance on April 21, have threatened to resume their protests unless the museum gives the recognition to the Armenian genocide of 1915,...

  • Lighting Up Your Life

    By Journal Staff

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    One depicts six grandchildren. Another is gold-plated and marks the 50th anniversary of Israel. Yet another was smuggled out of Russia and made its safe passage through Ellis Island in a brown paper bag.

    Nearly 60 Chanukah menorahs of historic and artistic merit and borrowed from...

  • Comedic Warfare

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A funny thing happened on the way to the synagogue: A rabbi and an Egyptian American, both professional comics, teamed up to perform "One Arab, One Jew, One Stage" this week at Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village and Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo.

    "It sounds like a joke, especially...

  • Goodbye, Rabbi

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A chapter is about to close for the Reform movement. After 30 years, Rabbi Allen Freehling is retiring from University Synagogue. As of June 30, Freehling, 70, will turn over the Brentwood synagogue's spiritual leadership to incoming Rabbi Morley Feinstein from Temple Beth El in...