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  • Community Seder round-up

    By Melissa Weller

    April 2, 2014 | 3:19 pm

    Discover the eternal meaning of the haggadah and enjoy a seder complete with hand-baked matzah, wine/grape juice and your favorite traditional meal at Chabad of Simi Valley. RSVP by April 9. Suggested donation ($30 adult, $18 child). April 14. 7:30 p.m. 4464 Alamo St., Simi Valley....

  • Temple Judea event aims to clarify Health Care Act

    By Ryan Torok

    October 16, 2013 | 11:18 am

    When Diane Vanette, a leader of the social justice coalition OneLA and member of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, appeared Oct. 13 on the bimah at Temple Judea in Tarzana and proclaimed, “We are committed to health care for everyone in Los Angeles County,” there was no question...

  • Sukkot Calendar 2013

    By Laura Donney

    September 18, 2013 | 11:18 am

    SUN | SEPT 22

    SUKKOT FAMILY FUN DAY

    Get your harvesting on in Malibu! The Shalom Institute is offering a day filled with organic gardening, ziplining, nature walks and music. Families can also indulge in arts and crafts and meet animals in the Pinat Chai Animal Center. Kosher...

  • Golfing for good

    By  Lee Barnathan

    September 3, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Ethan Davidson estimates that he was only 5 or 6 when he heard the comparisons to Tiger Woods. 

    “I was shocked,” he said. “I didn’t know I’d be that good, and I didn’t know I could pursue [golf] because I didn’t know I was that good. I thought I was just the average player.”

    ...
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  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    August 1, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Rabbinic Leadership Institute graduates include Rabbis Denise Eger (second row, third from left), Ken Chasen (third row, third from right) and Stewart Vogel (front row, fourth from left). Rabbi Joshua Aaronson not pictured. Photo by Yonit Schiller

    Rabbis Joshua Aaronson of...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    May 1, 2013 | 11:47 am

    Cantor Tifani Coyot. Photo by Loic Coyot

    Cantor Tifani Coyot of Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills has been named the successor to Cantor Evan Kent at Temple Isaiah. Kol Tikvah announced that Coyot had taken the job with Isaiah in March. She will take over for Kent in...

  • Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    March 7, 2013 | 11:29 pm

    When your children are babies, the idea of them becoming teenagers and running around town on their own seems crazy. With less instinct than a household pet, infants are totally dependent on the grown-ups around them for everything—food, shelter, love. And yet, somehow they move...

  • Temple Judea to hire Rabbi Joshua Aaronson

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    [UPDATE: Jan. 18] Members of Temple Judea in Tarzana concluded a yearlong search for a new senior rabbi by voting to hire Rabbi Joshua Aaronson on Jan. 16. The spiritual leader of Temple Har Shalom in Park City, Utah, Aaronson will join Judea, a 1,000-member-family Reform...

  • June 14, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    On Friday night, June 15 JewishJournal.com will be airing a live stream of Temple Judea’s Shabbat services.  Founded in 1952, Temple Judea is a vibrant, Jewish community with a variety of outstanding religious programming.

    Broadcast to begin at 6:15pm (PDT)

  • Temple Judea education director heading to Wilshire Boulevard Temple

    March 21, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    Rabbi Bruce Raff, Temple Judea’s longtime director of education, is leaving the Valley Reform congregation at the end of the 2011-2012 school year for a rabbi educator position with Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s religious school, according to a Feb. 28 e-mail to Temple Judea...

  • Voters vs. Sherman, Berman

    By Bill Boyarsky

    March 1, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    Always interested in the gritty and unpredictable side of participatory politics, I dropped in on Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, both of whom are vying to represent the newly reconfigured 30th congressional district, as they each hosted community meetings at San Fernando...

  • Two reform clergy to take their liberal spirit to Israel

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 18, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    Rabbi Don Goor of Temple Judea and Cantor Evan Kent of Temple Isaiah announced to their congregations on Jan. 11 that they will be moving to Israel next summer. Both will leave behind successful careers in Los Angeles as they jump into the rich but contentious world of liberal...

  • Rethink, rebuild, rebirth

    August 19, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    Inside the small chapel at the center of the inner courtyard at Temple Judea, light streams in through a laser-cut metal veil that envelops the building. Hebrew letters decorate the veil in random order. One can sit immersed in prayer or spend time contemplating those letters, trying...

  • “Please, Rabbis, Stop Telling Us It’s Bad to Steal”

    By Rob Eshman

    September 29, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    David Suissa has a response to Rabbi Dan Moscowitz’s High Holiday sermon, “Shame on the Jews.” 

    Please, Rabbis, Stop Telling Us It’s Bad to Steal

    By David Suissa

    When I hear rabbis get up and sermonize about the importance of not stealing money, I cringe.

    When I hear them...

  • Groups, Shuls Fundraise for Tsunami Aid

    By David Finnigan

    November 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Cantor Alison Wissot of Temple Judea felt the pull of the Asian tsunami at a Friday morning meeting of the women's group at her Tarzana Reform shul.

    "There was an outpouring of, 'This is so awful,' 'How do we deal with this event?' 'How do we not feel helpless?' 'How do we just do...

  • Off the Bimah: A Concerted Effort

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    With her slender figure, long, shining strawberry-blonde hair and big hazel eyes, Alison Wissot looks more like a stage ingénue than most people's conceptions of a cantor -- not surprising, since that's what she was 10 years ago.

    Wissot's cantorial career is off to a brilliant...

  • Deaf Synagogue Relocates

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf (TBS) has a new home. The congregation, which for 35 years was located in Arleta, is now renting space at Temple Judea in Tarzana.

    The congregation had been under pressure for several years to sell its Arleta property and finally had a buyer but no new...

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