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  • Obama consoles Connecticut town hit by school massacre

    December 16, 2012 | 6:20 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday consoled the Connecticut town shattered by the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren, lauding residents' courage in the face of tragedy and saying the United States was not doing enough to protect its children.

    "Surely we can do better than...

  • A Shabbat prayer for the victims of the Sikh shooting

    August 8, 2012 | 5:08 pm

    This prayer was written to recite for the victims and survivors of the Aug. 5 shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin.  Rabbi Naomi Levy, spiritual leader of Nashuva, wrote the prayer on behalf of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly, which distributed it to congregations...

  • Giffords attends vigil marking attack anniversary

    January 9, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance at a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of an attack on the congresswoman and her constituents at a political event.

    Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, attended the candlelight vigil Sunday night at the University...

  • Jewish group visits Native American vigil in Bay Area

    May 9, 2011 | 11:31 am

    A dozen San Francisco Bay Area Jews visited an ongoing protest at a Native American burial site.

    The Jews, who are affiliated with several congregations and social action groups in Berkeley, Calif., billed Sunday’s visit as a cultural exchange timed to Mother’s Day.

    “We wanted to...

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  • Shots Fired in Pico-Robertson

    By Julie G Fax

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A gang-related drive-by shooting in the heart of the Pico-Robertson neighborhood late Sunday night left members of the Jewish community rattled and shocked.

    No one was injured when 13-15 shots were fired on the 1600 block of Wooster Street, which is one block east of Robertson...

  • Community Brief

    By Bobbi Murray

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Discrimination Suit Tossed Out

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which tenants alleged a Jewish landlord evicted them for sharing their apartment with a non-Jew. U.S. District Court Judge Gary Allen Feess threw out the lawsuit on technical grounds, saying the tenants should...

  • Jewish Chaplain Need Faces Obstacles

    By Rabbi Mel Gottlieb

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For more than two years, Norma Glickman led a mostly solitary vigil as she sat by her husband's bedside during his all too frequent hospitalizations.

    It was not until the day he died, and only after he took his last breath, that a nurse finally asked her if she would like to meet...

  • Vigil Points to Interfaith Inroads

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    With Chanukah bracketed by major Christian and Muslim celebrations, last month might have been a propitious time to find common ground between the Abrahamic faiths.

    Instead, a pair of incidents occurring within days of each other reveals the breadth of the cultural divide.

    Prompted...

  • Community Briefs

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Makom Ohr Shalom Moves to New Home

    Makom Ohr Shalom moved to a new home in the St. Mary's complex at 5955 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. With St. Mary's large, newly renovated facilities, the synagogue will be able to hold its alternating rabbi-led and cantor-led Friday night services...

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