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  • West L.A. synagogue found vandalized, being investigated as hate crime

    By Ryan Torok

    March 9, 2016 | 4:53 pm

    A recent act of vandalism in which the word “Nazi” was spray painted in two places on the exterior walls of Adam Shalom in West Los Angeles is being investigated as a hate crime, according to a police official.

    “In order for it to be a crime you have to have a title like,...

  • Exclusive photos: Horrific Tesla crash aftermath

    July 7, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    The back end of the stolen Tesla S wedged into the entrance to Kol Ami in West Hollywood.

    If you look closer you'll see the FRONT end of the car on the far left of the photo.

    The front end of the stolen vehicle collided with the white Honda Civic on the left.


  • Drawing 1,400, peaceful L.A. pro-Israel rally turns ugly near its end [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    November 18, 2012 | 9:17 pm

    With an Israeli flag wrapped around him, Rabbi Dov Elkins stood with a crowd outside the Federal building in West Los Angeles on Sunday to participate in a pro-Israel rally.

    “We’re here to support Israel,” Elkins, 75, said, joined by his wife, Maxine. Residents of Princeton,...

  • David Siegel — A year in L.A.

    By Tom Tugend

    October 3, 2012 | 3:28 pm

    In the early-morning hours of Sept. 12, this reporter was awakened by a phone call from a Jerusalem newspaper asking for details about a man named Sam Bacile.

    According to seemingly credible global news reports at the time, Bacile was an “Israeli Jew” living in Los Angeles whose...

  • Jewish Home to expand to West L.A.

    By Ryan E. Smith

    September 12, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    Challenged by an 18-month waiting list numbering 400 people, the Jewish Home of Los Angeles has announced that it will add another campus — this time on the west side of Los Angeles. On Sept. 7, the Jewish Home closed escrow on a 2.5-acre site in Playa Vista.

    The Gonda Healthy...

  • Brawerman students learn from Newbery Award winner

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 15, 2012 | 8:12 pm

    Does understanding our past enable us to move forward more freely? This question was among those posed by Eugene Yelchin, a Russian-born author/illustrator of books for children, in a recent discussion with students during his visit to Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Brawerman Elementary...

  • Schoenberg buys Einstein letter for Holocaust museum

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 18, 2011 | 12:19 pm

    See below for complete letter.

    The “anonymous” buyer of a historic letter by Albert Einstein has identified himself as E. Randol “Randy” Schoenberg, president of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

    Schoenberg paid $13,936 for the one-page letter, signed by Einstein on...

  • Einstein letter sells for $14,000

    October 12, 2011 | 11:53 am


  • Einstein letter on refugees sold for $13,936

    October 10, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    See below for complete letter.

    A 1939 letter written by Albert Einstein to a New York businessman, was sold Tuesday evening by a Los Angeles auction house for $13,936, double the anticipated price.

    “We [Jews] have no other means of self-defense than our solidarity and our...

  • Dancing on edge of memories in former café space

    By Gary Wexler

    March 30, 2011 | 10:31 am

    There is a tiny two-block alleyway in West Los Angeles that runs on a diagonal from South Barrington Avenue east to Pico Boulevard. The backs of small industrial buildings border one side. On the other, a chain link fence shields a packinghouse or shipping service. To look at it, you...

  • VIDEO: Sukkot services with the Happy Minyan

    November 9, 2008 | 3:38 am

    The spirited, eclectic Happy Minyan of L.A. davening Hoshana Rabba concluding Sukkot. Guest chazans, New York’s Yehuda Green and Lazar Wax, lead and deliver the cantillation.


  • Ohr HaTorah ends 15-year trip in a walk down Barrington to a new home [VIDEO]

    By Rachel Heller

    August 19, 2008 | 1:04 am

    It was a sight Mar Vista doesn't see every day -- a guitar-studded procession of more than 100 Jewish revelers marching jubilantly down South Barrington Avenue with five Torah scrolls.

    Members of Ohr HaTorah synagogue, which until this month held services at a church in West Los...

  • Staying Active at 50

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The state of Israel isn't the only Jewish institution celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On Sepulveda Boulevard, in West Los Angeles, the renowned Leo Baeck Temple is celebrating its Jubilee, commencing with a series of events Dec. 11-13.

    And like Israel, many temple members...

  • Who Is

    By Tom Tugend

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    And while the involvement of the Lewinsky family in the Jewishcommunity is apparently limited, Lewinsky's lawyer referredrepeatedly to Jewish issues and Israel in an interview with anIsraeli daily, even linking the scandal and the future of the Clintonpresidency with Israeli-U.S....
  • Reviving a Shul, One Goat at a Time

    By Rob Eshman

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Note to future rabbis: If you want to make a lasting firstimpression with your congregants, nothing beats farm animals on thebimah. Just ask anyone at Temple Adat Shalom in West LosAngeles. It's been almost four months since Michael Resnick took overthere, and they're still talking...