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  • Open minds and full hearts at Lev Eisha

    By Tess Cutler

    May 13, 2015 | 10:53 am

    Lev Eisha is a modern-day Red Tent, except instead of gathering in a portable desert shelter, this women’s minyan congregates just miles from the beach in a West Los Angeles synagogue on the vast, summer-camp-like premises of Vista Del Mar.

    Don’t be totally misled — there are a...

  • Will Jews reject Donald Sterling gifts?

    April 29, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    [UPDATE, May 2] David Suissa's conversation with Donald Sterling

    Recent comments attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who was banned for life from the league by the NBA's commissioner on April 29, have been denounced as racist by numerous...

  • Including peers with special needs can be part of a teen’s transition from child to adult

    By Elyse Glickman

    April 17, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    For many teens, a bar or bat mitzvah is not just a rite of passage and an embrace of a community’s Jewish values; it also is an opportunity to make a mark socially by inviting BFFs and other classmates.

    In the process, there are going to be kids who will not make the list — some...

  • Whose reality is real?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 22, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    A little while ago, Hendel Schwartz got a call from a city bus driver.

    “Your son walks with God,” the driver told her.

    Daniel Schwartz, 23, who has cerebral palsy, is sociable with a great sense of humor, and once he learned the independence of riding buses, he made them...

  • Finding their place [VIDEO]

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 22, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Lauren Levine is settling in with a group of friends apartment to watch “American Idol,” when a look of panic comes over her face. She rummages around, finds her keys and darts out.

    “I left the hair thing on,” she says when she returns, breathless, from her own apartment...

  • $5 million gift renames Vista Del Mar campus

    By Ryan Torok

    January 18, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services got a new name on Jan. 12, to include the designation the Joyce and Stanley Black Family Campus, in light of a $5 million gift the Blacks recently pledged to the agency.

    “Anything I could do for Vista Del Mar, I always wanted to do it,”...

  • Student raises $3,500 for Vista Del Mar

    By Ryan Torok

    December 15, 2010 | 10:08 am

    Jack Ginsberg, a student at Paul Revere Charter Middle School and Magnet Center, raised $3,500 collecting coins in jars to help buy sporting equipment at Vista Del Mar, a social service agency that offers community programs for children and families, including foster care and...

  • Jewish Community Foundation announces $1.6 million in grants to ‘Cutting Edge’ orgs

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 12, 2008 | 11:53 pm

    The largest recipients of the Jewish Community Foundation's (JCF) Cutting Edge Grants, announced this week and totaling $1.6 million, were three programs promoting Jewish identity and connection with Israel through art, music and community leadership; another that prepares children...
  • Jewish Journal scores at L.A. Press Club Awards, Magbit jokes for the money

    July 10, 2008 | 12:20 am

    Best of the L.A. Press

    "We're all losers here." This from Harry Shearer, comedic writer and actor, addressing hundreds of journalists at the Los Angeles Press Club Awards dinner at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Saturday, June 21.

    Shearer was alluding to the fact that L.A....

  • My bar mitzvah

    By Wyatt Isaacs

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    You might recognize Wyatt Isaacs from the HBO documentary, "Autism: The Musical," which demonstrates how a group of children with autism -- a developmental disorder that affects social interaction and communication -- could exceed expectations by staging their own theatrical...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Art Accolades

    Twenty-five years of great music and great Judaic art were celebrated at the 25th annual Festival of Jewish Artisans at Temple Isaiah in West Los Angeles. At the opening night concert, festival founder and arts educator Jean Abarbanel revealed how she and co-founder...

  • Beyond the Wall

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It is a bright, sunny day at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. In her office, medical director Dr. Susan Schmidt-Lackner is sitting on the floor with one of her young patients -- not an easy feat for a tall woman in a long skirt, but the doctor is more interested in the...

  • Problems and Promise

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Just off Motor Avenue in West Los Angeles, about where cars shoot out from under the 10, a simple sign points the way onto the campus of Vista del Mar Child and Family Services. Go fast and you'll miss the sign and the 17.5 acres beyond it of bungalows, recreation areas and service...

  • Holiday Toy Drive

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Vista Del Mar and Family Services and DIVE! restaurant are teaming up for a holiday toy drive. Bring an unwrapped toy to the Century City restaurant between Nov. 28 and Dec. 22, and you'll receive 10 percent off your total lunch or dinner check.

    Vista Del Mar, originally the Jewish...