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  • New smartphone technology performs eye exams

    By Roseanne Tabachnik

    1 week ago

    Can you imagine a world where eye exams can be performed with your smartphone? Well, it seems like Peek Vision is about to make that vision a reality.

    Here’s a simple pictorial explaining how the Portable Eye Examination Kit works:

    The clip-on mobile adapter helps identify...

  • Sarah Loew: An optimistic vision

    By Ryan Torok

    January 3, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Sarah Loew didn’t just create the Loew Vision Rehabilitation Institute, which improves the lives of people with permanent vision loss — she is also a patient of the facility.

    Approximately 10 years ago, when she was a 24-year-old struggling actress living in Los Angeles, doctors...

  • Steven Spielberg dreams anew

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 1, 2008 | 10:49 pm

    Over the last two weeks, lost amid Wall Street's financial turmoil, came the announcement that Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks was leaving Paramount, having found financing from The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group ("Reliance"), one of India's largest private companies.

    What does...
  • E-mail to the webmaster: The writings of all the preliterate scribes

    By The Web Guy

    September 28, 2008 | 5:07 pm

    Jackie Cox writes:

    why don’t you use the word hebrew or israeli? Is it because of the endless debate between the scribes and the pharisees? I am 65 now and have studied all my life, taken journeys to other countries and observed any endless array of religions, each one with...

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  • P. S. Tikkun Olam: Veteran Jewish educator opens charter school driven by vision of a community

    By Rachel Heller

    August 28, 2008 | 2:16 am

    Strolling through his new charter school's rented quarters on a recent morning, Matt Albert swings open a restroom door and smiles.

    "Look," he said, gesturing toward the tiled space. "Clean bathrooms. Often, that's the scariest place in a public school."

    The citrus-hued rooms of...

  • It’s mayor meets mayor at Temple of the Arts; Women of vision see Jews’ future in Iran

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It's mayor meets mayor at Temple of the Arts
     
    Mayor Yona Yahov of Haifa received a standing ovation after his Kol Nidre address at Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills Sunday night. A few minutes earlier, by way of introducing Yahov, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke...
  • What You See Isn’t Quite What You Get

    By Beth Levine

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I am at my desk, trying to read papers and look at my computer screen. Sounds simple, right? Ha. This entails putting on my reading glasses when I want to look at the papers. But then to see the computer screen I need to flip the glasses up and use only my contact lenses (contacts so...

  • Smaller Classes for Smaller Kids

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "I want to create a place of wonder," said Lindy Lane-Epstein, who spent the summer attempting to animate her vision for a scaled-down preschool and kindergarten for members of Santa Ana's Temple Beth Sholom.

    She started with painting in primary colors and moved on to culling...

  • Sharon Loses Some Influence With Bush

    By Leslie Susser

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After President Bush's late July meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers, one thing is clear: Ariel Sharon no longer will have things all his own way in Washington.

    Bush pointedly expressed admiration and respect for Mahmoud Abbas, the new Palestinian Authority...

  • Stanley Hirsh

    By Rob Eshman

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I first met Stanley Hirsh in 1984 when he stopped by to visit an after-school program in Jerusalem where I was working as a counselor. The kids and I were playing a game of basketball on a cracked blacktop court.

    After watching from the fence for a while, Stanley called me over and...

  • Man With a Plan

    By Joe Berkofsky

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Students from Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life gathered one night during the recent General Assembly of the Jewish federation system and confronted Richard Joel.

    The students peppered Joel, Hillel's president and international director, with criticism that events during...

  • Can Bob Hertzberg Save L.A.?

    By Joel Kotkin

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On a drizzly morning, with the city just opening its eyes, Bob Hertzberg is sitting at Solley's Delicatessen in Sherman Oaks. Even before having his coffee, he seems animated, even agitated, by his great new project: how to save Los Angeles.

    To Hertzberg, speaker emeritus of the...

  • Everyday Judaism

    By Carin Davis

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Late-night giggles in a bunk bed, lazy afternoons in a cool pool, sweet summer Shabbats with friends that will last a lifetime -- to Rabbi Daniel Greyber, the new executive director of Camp Ramah in California, the Jewish camp experience is a delicate balance of athletic, social and...

  • Why is This Seder Different From All Other Seders?

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Every seder presents its own challenges, whether it's in deciding which haggadah to use or how much wine to add to the haroset. But for families of people with special needs, the usual frenetic Passover planning can go into overdrive as they search for ways to make the seder...
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