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  • For anniversary, Limmud FSU finds a host on the West Coast

    January 13, 2016 | 11:51 am

    Limmud FSU — a nonprofit that sets up Jewish learning conferences across the former Soviet Union — is coming to the West Coast later this month for the first time to offer a blend of study sessions, live music and worship for the area’s large Russian-speaking community. 


  • Adventure camping on the coast

    February 4, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    Summer camp options just got a lot more creative for Jewish teenagers on the West Coast.

    As part of an effort to broaden opportunities for high-school students to explore Jewish identity over the summer, the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Camp Newman in Santa Rosa is launching...

  • In gear for Maccabiah Games

    By Tom Tugend

    December 6, 2012 | 11:34 am

    When Steve Pompan played on the U.S. tennis squad at the last Maccabiah Games in Israel, he was struck by the spectators’ tribal inclination to give advice to the players battling it out on the court.

    “While I was playing, they kept telling me, ‘Hit the ball deeper,’ or ‘Use your...

  • U.S. Holocaust museum pushes West Coast visibility

    By Ryan Torok

    April 26, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    During a lecture on genocide prevention at American Jewish University (AJU) on April 13, Michael Abramowitz, director of the Committee on Conscience at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, discussed a shift in the international community’s view of how to handle crimes...

  • Touro College offers West Coast alternative

    October 31, 2008 | 6:04 pm

    By the time Touro College opened in Los Angeles in 2005, five of Esther Lowy's eight children had already left for college on the East Coast -- and stayed there.

    Today, her two youngest attend Touro College Los Angeles.

    As the first dean of the school, which is a branch of the...

  • Briefs: Does L.A. matter to N.Y. Jews? Is ‘The Secret’ kosher? Why can’t we all get along?

    By Amy Klein

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Does Los Angeles matter to New York Jews?

    From the heart of finance to the height of fashion, the cog of publishing to the kings of media, New York sees itself as the center of everything. That's no less true when it comes to Jewish religious life.

    "New York has a tough time seeing...

  • Briefs: Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction; Chabad expands on West Coast

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction

    A survey of historic landmark buildings in Boyle Heights will start shortly, spurred in part by the mysterious demolition of a former Jewish Community Center last year.

    To prevent such thoughtless destruction...

  • Chabad Taps Elon Gold, Shelly Berman for 26th Telethon

    By Amy Klein

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The sight of dancing rabbis on television has always been slightly funny -- if not "ha-ha" funny, then a "that's kind of interesting" kind of funny.

    But this year's 26th annual Chabad "To Life" telethon on Sept. 10 hopes to offer some real laughs, with host entertainer Shelley...

  • Rabbi Alfred Wolf

    By Tom Tugend

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Alfred Wolf, who pioneered Jewish summer camps and the interfaith movement on the West Coast, died Aug. 1 at the age of 88.

    Throughout his life, he strove for his self-described goal "to serve as a catalyst in bringing people together, despite personal and ideological...

  • Chabad to Make L.A. a Yeshiva City

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    On Waring Avenue, west of La Brea Avenue, Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad is undergoing a $5 million expansion. Under construction is 35,000 square feet of dormitories and study rooms, including a light and airy beis midrash (study hall) that will double as a synagogue.

    The yeshiva --...

  • OU Takes Pain Out of Pesach Shopping

    By Gaby Wenig

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "When I was younger, I remember going into a store with my mother and grandmother, and whatever was kosher for Passover, they would grab," Rabbi Alan Kalinsky said. "The attitude was, you had to buy it in quantity because if you came back a week later, it would no longer be there....

  • Fresh Young Minds

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Teenagers clustered in small groups playing hackeysack, shooting grapes into each others' mouths, sitting in corners snarfing copious amounts of candy -- and occasionally pondering the meaning of God.

    The National Council of Synagogue Youth's (NCSY) Lord of the Regionals Shabbaton...