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  • Tribute and Legacy: Being Present

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    December 29, 2012 | 11:59 pm

    Sitting between my parents at the temple where I grew up, I felt lucky. It seemed odd at a funeral, but that is how I felt. After years of traveling by land and sea, I was home and sharing in an ancient tradition to commemorate the life of our temple's matriarch, Florence Zeldin...

  • Jewish Dems slam GOP for Ron Paul tribute

    August 24, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    Jewish Democrats slammed Republicans for planning a tribute to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at the Republican convention.

    In a press call Friday, a top aide to Rommey confirmed that there would be a prime time video tribute to Paul.

    “Paying tribute to this man who disparaged the...

  • In loving memory of our chazzan, Debbie Friedman

    January 20, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    When the New Reform Congregation [now Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills] was established in 1984, Debbie was our chazzan for 3 years. She responded, and the congregation was thrilled, as truly “the old dreamed new dreams and the youth saw visions.” Our shul was “alive to the...

  • Debbie Friedman Tribute Services in SoCal

    January 14, 2011 | 3:48 pm

    FRIDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 14 (Shabbat Shirah)

    Los Angeles area

    6:15 p.m.

    Temple Isaiah
    10345 W. Pico Boulevard
    LA CA 90064
     
    The service features Cantor Evan Kent, Cantor Lorna Lembeck, and our resident Jazz Band “Steve Fox and Friends”

    Cantor Evan Kent...

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  • Steve Reich’s non-requiem for Daniel Pearl

    By Gaby Friedman

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Judea Pearl asked composer Steve Reich to create a piece of music that would commemorate the life of his son, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, he knew what he did not want the music to be.

    "We did not want it to be a eulogy or a requiem," said Pearl, whose son was...

  • Circuit

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Reagan Library was the setting when more than 500 Jewish Republicans gathered to pay tribute to U.S. and Israeli armed forces. RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, and Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) set a powerful model of the necessity for firm resolve at this time of international crises....

  • Community Briefs

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Rabin Tribute Marks 10th Anniversary of Assassination

    A lively, heartfelt tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin brought more than 400 people to the University of Judaism to mark the 10th year since an assassin took his life.

    "I miss the man himself; I miss the man...

  • Limon’s Company Revives a Classic Dance

    By Susan Josephs

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In 1957, Jose Limon toured Poland with his dance company. In the rubble-strewn cities still reeling from the ravages of World War II, the choreographer contemplated the resilience of people in the aftermath of great tragedy. And when he stood before the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto,...

  • Pope’s Jewish Legacy

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm



    Though a staunch conservative on most Catholic issues, Pope John Paul II made bettering Jewish-Catholic relations a centerpiece of his policy and took revolutionary strides toward this goal during his more than 26-year reign. The pope repeatedly condemned anti-Semitism,...

  • Alan King a Model for Seinfeld, Crystal

    By Peter Ephross

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Many young Americans know comedian Alan King's work -- they just don't realize it.

    The observational style of King, who died this week of lung cancer at age 76, was a model for younger comedians such as Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld.

    Crystal, a close friend, was one of those...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    UCLA Live continues to impress today with its unique programming. Its exclusive commissioned event unites celebrated cartoonist Chris Ware ("Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth") with NPR's Ira Glass, host extraordinaire of "This American Life." Together, they...

  • Schwarzenegger’s Kindest Un-Cut

    By Ron Solomon

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't know it, but his recent gesture to reverse planned cuts for the disabled was the greatest memorial tribute to my brother, Danny. This week, we observed Danny's shloshim, the traditional 30 days after the death of a loved one.

    Danny didn't have a...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Songs for a Cure

    Photos of smiling children suffering from familial dysautonomia (FD) greeted community members gathered at the Luxe Summit Hotel in Bel Air to fundraise for a cure. The second event for the fledgling organization honored Rabbi Morley Feinstein, co-founder of the...

  • Daniel Lembark

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Daniel Lembark died at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2003 at the age of 78.

    Born in New York City on Sept. 20, 1924, he arrived in Los Angeles with his family in 1927.

    In grammar school, Daniel was introduced to the flute, which was to play an important role in his life. At...

  • We Soared With Ilan

    By Yuval Rotem

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Yuval Rotem, Israeli consul general for the Western United States, delivered these remarks at a Feb. 1 dinner for Pressman Academy, honoring him and his wife, Miri, at the Airport Westin Hotel.



    A verse in the Bible reads, "I am ready to stop, and my pain is continually before me."...

  • ‘Chai’ Time to Celebrate

    By Ruth Weisberg

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In Lita Albuquerque's serene "Particle Memory," a constellation of gold disks swirls in an intense blue void. In Peter Shire's cheekily futuristic "Torso Teapot," a tiny central pot sprouts gangly limbs.

    These wildly diverse works are among 100 vital, eclectic pieces in "The Chai...

  • Community Briefs

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Banks Waive Fees on Reparation Payments

    Holocaust survivors in California will no longer have to pay up to 12 percent of their reparation payments in wire transfer fees charged by five banks.

    At a news conference Oct. 8, Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) announced...

  • JNF Honors Eight

    By Journal Staff

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In a tribute to eight of its members, among them Holocaust survivors, a rabbi and two doctors, the Jewish National Fund will hold a 100th anniversary dinner Sept. 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach. The honorees include:



    Miles and Esther Sterling of Aliso Viejo. She is a...

  • Bittersweet Music

    By George Robinson

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Despite its air of celebration, Passover is a bittersweet remembrance, one in which the joy of liberation is marked by the pain of recollection of what we were liberated from and what we lost on the way from Egypt to Eretz Yisrael. Our seder liturgy reflects that ambivalence,...

  • Community Briefs

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Shimon Paskow, 68, let down his guard the other day and began to reel off a few of the jokes he had told at his retirement dinner on Sun., June 25, honoring his 31 years of service at Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks.

    One goes like this: "You've heard the saying 'Old soldiers...

  • Celebrating Israel’s50th

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The peace process is stalled, pluralism issues remain unresolved and the Netanyahu government is in turmoil. But organizers of a major, star-studded 50th anniversary tribute to Israel later this year are focusing their attention on celebration, not contention. Indeed, a rare...
  • Gearing Up for 50

    By Ruth Stroud

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The peace process is stalled, pluralism issues remain unresolved and the Netanyahu government is in turmoil. But organizers of a major, star-studded 50th anniversary tribute to Israel later this year are focusing their attention on celebration, not contention. Indeed, a rare...
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