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  • The lions of participation at Adat Ari El

    March 20, 2014 | 11:28 am

    In 1986, Valley Village’s Adat Ari El, the oldest congregation in the San Fernando Valley, hired Leslie Alexander as an assistant rabbi. And though Alexander will go down in history as the first woman to serve as a pulpit rabbi at a major Conservative congregation, it was another...

  • Leslye Adelman: Feeding body and soul

    By Elyse Glickman

    January 2, 2014 | 3:34 pm

    While some synagogue sanctuaries are adorned with fresh flowers, the bimah of Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village is lined with towers of fresh apples and oranges. Although the décor, devised by Leslye Adelman, is stylish, it is also functional. Every Monday, the fruit moves to...

  • Lorin Fife: Full-time philanthropy

    By Zan Romanoff

    November 6, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    Lorin Fife has essentially had a second career since he retired from his position as senior executive and attorney at the financial services holding company Sun America in 1998, when he was only 45.

    In the years since, he’s served on the boards of various Jewish institutions,...

  • Something special

    September 16, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    Stephen Michaels’ fondest memories of his Aunt Lisa are of watching movies with her.

    “I remember being next to her, just being with her,” he said. “It was fun.”

    One of her favorites was “Forrest Gump.” She could relate.

    At age 12, Stephen is the same age that his...

  • Updated: Pico-Robertson and Valley Village Each Face Splitting in California Redistricting

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 20, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    New Congressional and State Assembly district maps released this week by California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission show that the panel is considering lines that divide two neighborhoods that are home to many of Los Angeles’ Orthodox Jewish residents.

    In a working draft...

  • Cafe Eilat burns down temporarily [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    December 10, 2008 | 1:58 am

    A guest post from friend Anita Susan Brenner:

    I didn't grow up eating shakshuka. In fact, I didn't know what shakshuka was until a friend took me to breakfast at Cafe Eilat in Valley Village after the egalitarian morning minyan at  Adat Ari El Synagogue.

    The friend, a survivor...
  • Roast for Richard; A Wish Is Granted; And the World Tastes Good; New Faces X 2

    By Norma Zager

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Roast for Richard
    City of Hope honored civic leader and philanthropist Richard S. Ziman at a toast and roast Sept, 14. Ziman was presented with City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award and President's Award for his longstanding commitment to the advancement of science and the care of...