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  • Kudos to Iranian Jewish artists making waves in L.A. & NY

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 30, 2013 | 11:22 am

    My piece this week in the Times of Israel places the spotlight on the "Shulamit Gallery" in the L.A. artists neighboorhood of Venice which is showcasing the art works of more than a dozen promising and successful Iranian Jewish artists. These artists are no doubt pioneers in the...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 19 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 10, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Israel's Beauty and the Geek's semi-finals turned out to be more than your everyday reality show episode. The final four couples visited Turkey on a very special mission: to try and make things right between the two states. As most of you already know, things aren't going so...

  • Jewish Cooking School in Venice

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    July 23, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    The Jewish Community of Venice is setting up a Jewish cooking school. It doesn’t seem to be operating yet, but organizers promise more information soon.

    According to an announcement, its goal is to “document and revive ancient traditions, everyday dishes and menus for the holidays,...

  • Opinion: Save Los Encinos

    By Rob Eshman

    February 1, 2012 | 11:41 am

    Things change; I get it.

    My favorite diner — Benice, in Venice — closed this week after 24 years in business. Life goes on. They pave paradise. Joni Mitchell is 67, for Pete’s sake.

    So why does the impending closure of Los Encinos State Historic Park rankle so many people, me...

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  • Pluralism and Tikkun Olam come to Santa Monica, Venice

    By Ryan Torok

    November 10, 2010 | 10:06 am

    Jessica Youseffi and Sarah Shahawy, two undergraduate students at the University of Southern California (USC), discussed how the teachings of Judaism and Islam, their respective religions, obligate them to accept people of other faiths and to work toward tikkun olam.

    Youseffi,...

  • In Venice, a Jewish disconnect between locals and visitors

    June 16, 2010 | 12:53 pm

    It was a Friday afternoon in the heart of the historic Venice Ghetto, and I was chatting with the city’s chief rabbi, Elia Riccheti, when his cellphone beeped.

    “It’s a text message from Gam-Gam Goodies, the Chabad-run pastry shop around the corner,” said the bespectacled Riccheti,...

  • Ado and the Leap of Faith

    By Rob Eshman

    August 29, 2009 | 3:59 am

    Every time you enter a restaurant, you take a leap of faith.  Last night, at Ado in Venice, I took a huge frickin’ jump.

    Right over S. Irene Virbila’s head.

    Ado is a new Italian place, located in a yellow, two-story bungalow just where Main Street curves into Abbot Kinney. ...

  • Natalie Portman honored at Venice Film Festival for humanitarian work

    By The Web Guy

    September 1, 2008 | 4:49 pm

    VENICE— Natalie Portman has been honored with the first Movie for Humanity Award at the Venice Film Festival, according to news reports.

    Portman, 27, is the first recipient for the award, given to film artists devoted to humanitarian causes. As part of the special accolade, she also...

  • Covertly Capturing Mishkon Tephilo

    By Marvin Wolf

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Before going public, photojournalist Marvin Wolf spent four years surreptitiously photographing the life of congregation Mishkon Tephilo in Venice. During another year of shooting, he applied digitography and fine art techniques to transform his images. In the following, Wolf...

  • Geiger Beachfront-Bound

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Geiger Beachfront-Bound

    "When we were growing up, no one considered Venice to be a Jewish area," said Rabbi Ben Geiger, who nevertheless departed last month after five years as a part-time assistant rabbi at Irvine's Congregation Beth Jacob for a tiny, 25-year-old Venice boardwalk...

  • Coastal Voters Could Pick New House Speaker

    By Eric Roth

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The independent voters in Venice, Torrance and San Pedro may determine the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on November 6, 2000.

    Freshman Congressman Steven Kuykendall, narrowly elected as a pro-choice Republican in 1998, plans to be re-elected in the 36th...

  • Shylock Reinterpreted

    By Charles Marowitz

    August 27, 1998 | 7:59 pm

    Venice" is 400 years old. The play was first entered on the register of the Stationer's Company in July 1598, along with a proviso that it shouldn't be published till the Lord Chamberlain gave his consent. And that didn't happen until 1600. It may...