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  • Take Me Out to the Bar Mitzvah…

    March 18, 2009 | 3:11 am

    Roger Owens has been pitching with the Dodgers for 50 years, ever since the team moved from Brooklyn. His accuracy is uncanny, and he remains a crowd favorite. He throws under the leg, behind the back and even two at a time, sometimes more than 30 rows back.

    Owens, also known as the...

  • A down-home way to treasure that special day

    By Beverly Levitt

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    You're planning your bar mitzvah boy's big day, and all you can think of is filling the grand ballroom with a mind-boggling maze of identical round tables topped with painted blue carnation centerpieces and a breast of rubber chicken on each plate. Oh, and finding a DJ who knows how...
  • Spectator - The Theme Park Without a Prayer

    By Melanie Herschorn

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bible Storyland must have a guardian angel. Dissolution by the clergy, dormancy for 45 years and a fatal fire were not powerful enough to erase the plans for this Bible-based theme park from history.

    And now, art collector Harvey Jordan is working to inform Californians about this...

  • Proud to Have Guilt

    By Chanan Tigay

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Once Mireille Silcoff had been hired to edit a new quarterly Jewish magazine for young people, she needed to give it a name.

    "At one point I just started asking people, 'What are the first things you think of when you think about your Jewishness?'" Silcoff recalled. "You can't...

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  • Get Your Creative Jews Flowing

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Calling all creative kids. If you have a way with words or an aptitude for art, you can use your unique talents by entering the first annual Jews for Judaism Jewish Students' Creative Writing & Art Contest.

    Working with the theme "I Love Judaism," future scribes and artists can...

  • Hess Kramer Gets Wacky

    By Rachel Brand

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Petroleum jelly-covered watermelon relays, gunk-filled balloon popping and prom dress-clad swimming pool races -- not your typical day at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu.

    The Wilshire Boulevard Temple camp was turned upside down on Tuesday, Aug. 6, when it became the location for the last...

  • Still Got ‘Game’

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Like Budd Schulberg's "What Makes Sammy Run?" Phillip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and other milestones of Jewish American literature, Will Eisner's "Name of the Game" explores the depths of Jewish self-loathing and assimilation. But what separates "Name" -- a tale chronicling two...

  • Holocaust Wins at the Emmys

    By Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Three television dramas with Holocaust themes won top honors in their categories at Sunday night's 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Award ceremony, proving once again the lasting impact of the Nazi horror in our popular culture.

    "Anne Frank" on ABC was named best miniseries for its...

  • Be Your Own Interior Designer

    By Naomi Zimmerman

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The most important thing to remember in decorating your home is editing. (The same is true of organizing schedules and handbags). Decorating is not about acquisitions but rather about fine-tuning what we have, ruthlessly. Clutter is just that, and a nuisance to tidy and dust....

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