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  • Briefs

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbis Against Reserves

    Fifty Israeli rabbis opposed to the planned Gaza Strip pullout called on army reservists not to turn up for duty.

    "The criminal expulsion mission, which the Israeli government has imposed on the army, makes any service in aid of this crime a serious sin," the...

  • Briefs

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    D.C. Envoy Apparently to Stay

    Israel's ambassador to Washington apparently has received assurances from Ariel Sharon that he can continue in his post. Daniel Ayalon has been engaged in a public feud with Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, and some media reported over the...

  • Community Briefs

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Yellow Star's Powerful Makeover

    The dreaded yellow Star of David, which the Nazis forced Jews to wear as a badge of humiliation, is getting a makeover.

    In an interesting twist, two Jewish activists hope to denude the yellow star of its anti-Jewish connotations and make it a...

  • Briefs

    By Julie G Fax

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Eat for Israel

    Anyone who likes to eat and likes to support Israel can do both on Monday, March 21 at "America Eats for Israel." Students from more than 50 high schools across the country – including Yeshiva University of Los Angeles – have solicited local kosher restaurants to...

  • Briefs

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Bringing Synagogue to Life

    Conservative synagogues need to be reinvigorated, the chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary said. While Jewish education and teacher training are dynamic and strong, Rabbi Ismar Schorsch said, many of the movement's best and brightest are "often...

  • Briefs

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Hahn Answers LAX Questions

    In a meeting with writers and editors of The Jewish Journal, Mayor Jim Hahn directly addressed the allegations of scandal at LAX and the Department of Water and Power (DWP).

    Hahn referred to a meeting he had with City Controller Laura Chick soon after...

  • Briefs

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    It's 'Fiddler' – No Doubt

    "Fiddler on the Roof's" cool factor has gone up several notches thanks to the work of Gwen Stefani. The No Doubt singer's second single off her debut solo album "Love.Angel.Music.Baby" is "Rich Girl," a reworking of Fiddler's "If I Were A Rich Man."

  • Briefs

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    Weller Pleads Not Guilty

    George Russell Weller, the 88-year-old driver whose Buick killed 10 shoppers at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market, pleaded not guilty Dec. 8 to 10 counts of felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

    The criminal case against Weller continues with...

  • Briefs

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Peace -- Up to the Highest Height

    "Go Fly a Kite -- for Peace" is not the official slogan of Suzanne Marks' big project, but it wouldn't make a bad bumper sticker slogan for the imaginative undertaking that seeks to express the longing of both Israelis and Palestinians for an end to...

  • Community Briefs

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Casino Wins License

    The California Gambling Control Commission voted 3-0 to grant Dr. Irving Moskowitz a permanent license for his Hawaiian Gardens Casino card club, ending a long battle by peace activists opposed to Moskowitz's funding of West Bank settlers.

    The retired Long...

  • Community Briefs

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    L.A.'s New Consul General

    Ehud Danoch, chief of staff to Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, has been appointed as the new Israeli consul general in Los Angeles, The Journal has learned.

    Danoch will replace popular Ambassador Yuval Rotem, when the latter returns to Israel on Aug. 16.


  • Briefs

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Anonymous Donor Buys VCJCC

    The embattled supporters of the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center (VCJCC) finally have a reason to celebrate. An anonymous donor reportedly struck a deal to buy the building from JCC of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) and lease it back to the...

  • Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    U.S. Shifts U.N. Policy?

    The United States abstained from a U.N. Security Council resolution blasting Israel. With 14 votes and one abstention, the 15-member U.N. Security Council condemned Israel for the demolition of Palestinian homes in the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern...

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    By Mike Levy

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    UCLA's holds services for students

    UCLA Hillel is holding High Holy Days services on the UCLA campus that are open to Jewish college students in the Southland.

    Two types of services will be offered for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. One service will be a traditional service...