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  • Moving and shaking: Transgender in the IDF, Shana Torah and more

    By Ryan Torok

    July 27, 2016 | 3:12 pm

    “My story really is a fairy tale,” said Shachar, a transgender Israel Defense Forces lieutenant at an event at Congregation Kol Ami (the IDF does not permit the use of the first names of active-duty personnel). “That’s why I want to share it. I want everybody to have a chance for...

  • Bar mitzvah invitation comes with an added dimension

    By Evan Henerson

    March 16, 2016 | 10:22 am

    As they began organizing the bar mitzvah of their oldest son, Josh and Kareen Rubel knew they wanted to “do something creative.” 

    Of course, a parent who works with product developers at YouTube — which is owned by Google — might have a different view of creativity than a person...

  • Challah, wine, Torah ... and Trump?

    By David Suissa

    March 9, 2016 | 11:56 am

    For the past few months, whenever we’ve hosted guests at our Shabbat table, I’ve repeated different versions of the same joke: “I’d like to thank everyone at our table for not saying the name Donald Trump once during the last hour. What a miracle.”

    When I mentioned this last...

  • Moving and shaking: Michael Oren, Tony Blair, synagogue softball and more

    By Ryan Torok

    July 9, 2015 | 10:53 am

    Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren’s dual loyalties — and his frustration with the growing separation between Israel and the U.S. — were evident in his remarks July 1 when he appeared at the Museum of Tolerance to discuss his recently released,...

  • Chocolate shakes up the seder ritual

    March 11, 2013 | 10:55 am

    Rabbi Adam Schaffer, who's been leading chocolate seders since he edited a chocolate seder haggadah in 1996, acknowledges that “people often do feel ill” from all the chocolate.

    Still, Schaffer, the religious school director at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, Calif., says he was...

  • New play, “Therapy,” explores the the lives and fears of therapist

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 27, 2013 | 7:44 am

    Jeff Bernhardt is an author, playwright, psychotherapist and Jewish educator who directs social-action programs at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills; he is also the lead tutor for the b’nai mitzvah program at Temple Israel of Hollywood. But his new play, “Therapy” — opening March 2...

  • Aliyah, Beth Haverim leaders discuss deal

    By Adam Wills

    February 19, 2010 | 2:30 pm

    They aren’t using the “m” word, but leaders from Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills met with the leadership of Temple Beth Haverim on Feb. 10 to discuss plans to help shore up the Agoura Hills Conservative synagogue, which has been struggling financially in recent years and filed...

  • Nachas From Noggins

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills has once again given Los Angeles something to kvell about. The school claimed top honors at this year's national Academic Decathlon, the annual contest of intellectual prowess.

    Three of the nine team members generated special pride for the...

  • Casting their Differences Upon the Water

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Four West Valley synagogues representing three different denominations -- the Calabasas Shul (Orthodox), Temple Solael (Reform), Temple Aliyah and Shomrei Torah (Conservative) -- will join together for a Tashlich ceremony Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Westlake Village Marina.

    "The goal was...