Rabbi Gerald H. Hanig, spiritual leader of Congregation Am Ha-Yam in Ventura, died Aug. 1 from a post-operative infection. He was 89.
The chances of a new elementary charter school offering Hebrew language classes opening in Ventura County next fall diminished last week. In a decision disappointing the school’s supporters, the Ventura County Board of Education rejected an appeal to open a new local branch of the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences (AEA). The appeal fell in a 3-2 vote taken by the board at its March 28 meeting.
It is so good to be a traveler during December. Whether you want a romantic escape, a girlfriends’ getaway or a family vacation, the deals are abundant as many people choose to stick closer to home through the holiday season. My family and I have traditionally hit the road and enjoyed destinations that are packed with value and are not crowded — great places for a quick winter trip.
One sure sign the Conejo Valley Jewish community is growing comes every year about this time.