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  • 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy combines science, shabbos

    February 12, 2014 | 4:12 pm

    The traditional Jewish summer camp experience isn’t for every kid. While some children thrive on outdoor activities, athletics, and arts and crafts, others have specialized interests that don’t often show up in the program of a typical sleep-away camp. 

    That’s the conclusion the...

  • 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy combines science, shabbos

    February 12, 2014 | 4:02 pm

    The traditional Jewish summer camp experience isn’t for every kid. While some children thrive on outdoor activities, athletics, and arts and crafts, others have specialized interests that don’t often show up in the program of a typical sleep-away camp. 

    That’s the conclusion the...

  • Bob Odenkirk on ‘Nebraska’ and ‘Breaking Bad’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 15, 2013 | 5:32 am

    Actor Bob Odenkirk seems to be everywhere these days, on screens large and small.   Having burst into the comedy zeitgeist with series like “The Larry Sanders Show,” and “Saturday Night Live,” he’s best known for playing Saul Goodman, meth-cooker Walter White’s sleazy but...

  • Bruce Corwin can’t stop giving

    By Ryan Torok

    November 6, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    Ask anybody: In Los Angeles, the Corwin name is synonymous with charitable giving.

    And yet, Bruce Corwin, who at 73 is the family’s current patriarch and the CEO and chairman of Metropolitan Theatres Corp. — a California-based multiplex theater chain that has been in his family...

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  • Opposition continues despite new Boy Scout policy

    June 19, 2013 | 4:13 pm

    In 2001, Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) overwhelmingly decided to end its sponsorship of Cub Scout Pack 1300 to protest the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) policy banning openly gay scouts and leaders. It ended a nearly 50-year tradition of scouting at the Reform congregation.

    ...
  • Character reference: Wendy Greuel

    May 15, 2013 | 12:46 pm

    I have known Wendy Greuel for almost 30 years, since she was a young UCLA graduate working for Mayor Tom Bradley. Wendy didn’t just get the tough assignments in the mayor’s office; she sought them out — especially if she could help those less fortunate or those without a voice in...

  • The ‘light’-er side of Temple Israel of Hollywood

    May 8, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) lived up to its name on April 28 when it threw a free biblically themed matinee musical, “Let There Be Light,” on Lag B’Omer featuring numerous celebrities.

    The Sunday afternoon performance at the Hollywood Boulevard synagogue included such...

  • Temple Israel to hold star-studded musical gala

    April 10, 2013 | 6:21 am

    With a little help from his friends — and “Friends” — Danny Maseng is working to reinvent Temple Israel of Hollywood’s (TIOH) annual gala.

    Sure, the wine, dinner and honorees will be at the Hollywood Boulevard synagogue on the evening of April 27. But so will a number of...

  • Jews volunteering on Christmas

    By Ryan Torok

    December 19, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    Whether it’s dressing up as Santa Claus and posing for photographs with low-income kids or serving turkey and ham to the homeless, many Jews volunteer to break out of their element at this time of year in order to bring Christmas joy to families in need.

    Among them is Rabbi Mark...

  • Reimagining religious school

    November 8, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    From my first interview at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) in 2009, when the search committee declared, “We want revolution, not evolution!” to the visioning work I do with families today, my purpose at the congregation has been clear: to help families build deeper relationships...

  • Rabbi reverses interfaith marriage policy

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 27, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    It’s not often that a rabbi’s High Holy Days sermon is interrupted by a standing ovation. But that is what happened — twice — when Rabbi John Rosove, senior rabbi of Temple Israel of Hollywood, dedicated his sermon on the first day of Rosh Hashanah to explaining why he was changing...

  • High holy days and high political offices: an L.A. roundup

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 27, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    Jewish and non-, Los Angeles’s politicians were out in the packed pews of synagogues around Los Angeles these past couple of weeks.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown may have commanded Yom Kippur’s highest profile gig, speaking about Prop. 30, his ballot initiative that would raise...

  • The Cinderella stories of Aline Brosh McKenna

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 30, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    When Aline Brosh McKenna pitched her very first script in her first screenwriting class circa 1990, her words were met by a hushed, possibly startled, silence.  The setting was an extension course at New York University: “I just remember somebody writing something about an art...

  • Burden of Change

    May 24, 2011 | 5:22 pm

    We are taught that each change we encounter in life results in an experience of loss. Our transitions are stored in our beings. They are what make us human and blessedly unique.

    Our lifetime of experiences with change link us to our ancestors. Besides tired bodies and tested faith,...

  • Rudolph Kastner: Traitor or savior?

    By Susan Freudenheim

    May 3, 2011 | 7:04 pm

    When a Hollywood synagogue wants to draw upon the strengths of its congregation, is it surprising that there’s a surfeit of attorneys and actors? Such is the case at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH), which heralded the talents of both sets in last weekend’s performance of “The...

  • Hollywood synagogue arson suspect charged

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 20, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    A suspect in last week’s attempted arson at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) was charged on April 20 with 19 separate counts of arson and burglary in the Hollywood area by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the agency in...

  • [UPDATED] Break-in at Temple Israel of Hollywood causes evacuation

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 14, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    [UPDATED at 9:09 p.m.]:
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has released four surveillance videos of an unidentified arson suspect breaking into Temple Israel of Hollywood early Thursday morning. In one of the videos, the suspect is wearing flip-flops as he trespasses on the synagogue...

  • Jeremy Ben-Ami and David Suissa face-off over Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 12, 2011 | 6:02 pm

    On April 11, David Suissa, a columnist for The Journal, joined Jeremy Ben-Ami, president and founder of J Street, the self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby group, for a discussion about what it means to be “pro-Israel.” (SEE COMPLETE VIDEO BELOW)

    It was an evening for...

  • Surgery Prompts Examination of Jewish Concept of Soul

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 16, 2010 | 4:46 pm

    Surgery is wrong. This was what I convinced myself over a two-year stint of excessive holistic health care. Thanks to an imbalanced reliance on acupuncture, I neglected a herniated disc until it ruptured somewhere between Washington, D.C., and Salvador, Brazil. When I found out I...

  • Take our spoof, please

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Spoof Cover

    My neighbor asked me to throw away any newspapers on her driveway while she was away. So, I have been picking up The Jewish Journal for two weeks. I was shocked by the cover with Ann Coulter appearing as a date with a plastic looking Jesus (Cover, March 21).

    I couldn't...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s 1965 sermon at Temple Israel of Hollywood

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 20, 2008 | 11:48 am

    It was a Friday night Shabbat service at Temple Israel of Hollywood that would be forgotten for years.

    Rabbi Max Nussbaum z"l invited the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King to give a sermon

    Someone taped it, and the tape was unknown until last year; as soon as I heard it, I knew it...

  • Obituaries

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Nelly Rosenfeld, Oneg Shabbat Queen, Dies at 97

    Nelly Rosenfeld died in her home on April 2 at 97 -- just prior to Pesach. Nelly organized the oneg Shabbat for Temple Israel of Hollywood for 18 years, never missing a week.

    Her history is an extraordinary one that mirrors the...

  • Kashrut: The things we do for love

    By Eileen Horowitz

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I have been passionate about Jewish education for two decades: When I worked in the public and private secular worlds of elementary education, I found myself searching for a more meaningful path to follow. I wanted to be able to talk to kids not only about being the best student they...
  • Symphony to Debut Fiery ‘Soul’ Music

    By David Finnigan

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Wayne Hinton is a Methodist, and he understands what Jewish audiences will feel when they hear a performance by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony.

    "It's like when you hear a Frenchman conducting French music," said Hinton, the symphony's executive director. "It's akin to their...

  • Big Sunday, Big Turnout

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sunday, May 2 was also Big Sunday in Los Angeles, as 5,000 volunteers from more than 100 different synagogues, churches, Buddhist temples, schools and other groups participated in about 145 social service projects around the region.

    Temple Israel of Hollywood, which originated the...

  • Bimah Me Up, Scotty!

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Leonard Nimoy was creating the Mr. Spock character for "Star Trek" in 1966, he remembered a thrilling moment from his childhood Orthodox synagogue. It was Yom Kippur, and the Kohanim, representatives of the priestly tribe, swayed on the bimah, their long tallitot draped over...

  • Hollywood Legend Turns 75

    By Julie G Fax

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Like most legends in Hollywood, Temple Israel of Hollywood has undergone a few makeovers to stay fresh since it was founded in 1926. Maybe that's why even as it celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Reform synagogue is even more bustling than it was in its heyday when it was billed as...

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