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  • Just add water

    By Elyse Glickman

    May 14, 2014 | 3:01 pm

    While some local families opt for bar or bat mitzvah celebrations in synagogues or hotel ballrooms, others are drawn to a more intimate destination with a stunning backdrop: the Pacific Ocean. 

    There’s a certain romance tied to beachfront weddings, and that appeal extends to...

  • New Setting Could Bring New Faces

    By Gaby Friedman

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    There is an old Jewish saying that if you change your place, you change your luck. The organizers of the 21st annual Israel Film Festival are putting it to the test.

    Which means that this year, if you head out to Laemmle's on Fairfax hoping to see a new crop of Israeli films, as in...

  • Dancing the Chai Life

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    When Sarah Sommer started the Chai Folk Ensemble with eight other young girls in 1964, she had modest expectations. The young women practiced Israeli folk dancing in Sommer's basement in Winnipeg, Canada, stepping in time to recorded music. When they started performing for live...

  • Is Indoor Play Good for Your Kids?

    By Adam Wills

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Debbie Friedman was visiting with two other moms at Serrania Park in Woodland Hills on a spring day in 2002 when she noticed their children were talking to a man walking his dog on the other side of the park fence. She went over to see what was happening.

    "He said, 'How old are you...

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  • Turning a New Page

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When is a city's Jewish book festival not actually located in that city? When it's based in Los Angeles. For the first time in five years, Los Angeles' Jewish Book Festival will not take place in L.A. proper, even as Jewish book fairs in smaller communities nationwide attract...

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