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June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pmWeiss' Iran Divestment Measure Approved
The Los Angeles City Council this week directed the city's pension fund to stop investing in foreign companies involved in Iran's defense, energy and nuclear industries. The measure, introduced by Councilman Jack Weiss, is part of a rolling...
Briefs: Spielberg to press Hu Jintao on Darfur; U of California vs. Shabbat; Weiss recall effort kicks off
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Ten years ago, Sean and Linda Samuels moved to Irvine, home to both a Chabad center and the Modern Orthodox Beth Jacob Congregation, along with other synagogues.
As the couple grew more observant and had children, they wanted the family to be part of their journey, which, of...
August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Songwriter and performer Robb Zelonky tangos to the lyrical subject of cleaning up a messy room and morphs into an Elvis impersonation when he sings, "Don't Wanna Share My Toys."
Zelonky, known to kids as Robbo, brings his family-oriented songfest to the stage as part of the Irvine...
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July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Knowing little about Judaism, 11 Russian immigrant families in the Los Angeles area began meeting in 1991, holding Shabbat dinners together and learning Jewish teachings from their children, many of whom were enrolled in Jewish day schools.
Among them was Olga Belogolova's family,...
April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Last year's Israeli merchant fair in Irvine -- the first stop in a three-month caravan -- spoiled vendors with large crowds open pocketbooks and home-cooked meals.
Merchants are already clamoring for a reprise on May 23 as part of "O.C. Celebrates Israel," a communitywide event...
March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Joel Landau has the credentials to access the power centers of his rabbinic peers from divergent theological camps.
Landau, rabbi of the Modern Orthodox synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine, is the only non-Chabad member of the all-Orthodox Rabbinic Council of Orange County....
March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm
If spoof dj Dr. Demento hosted a Purim show, he'd have to spotlight the Jewish band Shlock Rock. Shlock 'n' roll includes clever parodies of pop hits like "I Don't Get No Humentashen (based on the Stones' "Satisfaction") and "Achashverosh" (think Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus").
December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm
"Intifada." "Mujahadeen." "Soldiers of Allah."
These names of teams in the all-Muslim flag football tournament in Irvine have upset Southern California Jewish leaders, but engendered varying reaction from local Muslim leaders.
"You pick something shocking as a young football player,"...
May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Though Irvine's Samueli Jewish Campus is $2 million short of $20 million required to finish a community building, the project's supporters are moving ahead to avoid the potential costs of delay.
Permits for the 123,000-square-foot building adjacent to Tarbut V'Torah Community Day...
August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Putting his own twist on a frequently invoked slogan, Lou Weiss, the newly elected president of Orange County's
Jewish Federation, intends to make inclusiveness a priority during his tenure.
Rather than "united we stand," Weiss is adopting the motto, "united we flourish." His other...
June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Dr. Pauline Glanzberg Rachlis, died June 8, at the age of 90.
Born in Vienna, Austria on Oct. 10, 1911, she became a physician after graduating from the University of Virginia Medical School. Fleeing Vienna, she came to America, one of two survivors of an extended family of 33.
April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm
The University of California has suspended its junior year abroad program in Israel and is recalling its 27 remaining students there, though not all are heeding the call.
Citing "dramatically escalating violence" in the region, UC made the recall official on Thursday, April 11 for...
October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm
May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pmThe subject arose over dinner in a neighborhood restaurant. Have you heard, asked a friend who's generally up on current affairs, that the new governor wants to open the University of California system to the top 4 percent of every high school graduating class? The implications...