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  • IKAR announces it will move to Shalhevet

    By Ryan Torok

    August 27, 2015 | 3:51 pm

    Egalitarian spiritual community IKAR announced yesterday that it plans to relocate temporarily to Shalhevet High School’s new building near Olympic Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, following its 11 years operating out of the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC).

    “We are thrilled...

  • Back to school, sort of: Shalhevet students start their year under unorthodox conditions

    By Ryan Torok

    October 20, 2014 | 11:40 am

    Chaos has brought community to the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC), where Shalhevet High School is operating for its 2014-2015 school year as construction proceeds on its actual campus.

    Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg, a Shalhevet Judaic studies teacher, dryly remarked that sharing...

  • Net gains: Sports programs can score big for Jewish day schools

    October 20, 2014 | 11:23 am

    To understand the place of athletics at a Jewish day school, attend a recruitment open house and watch the children’s eyes. As they listen to the descriptions or tour the stations set up to display the school’s programs and activities, look for the moments when the spark of...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    September 3, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    More than 1,000 people attended the fourth annual Shabbat at the Ford with Craig Taubman and the Pico Union Project on Aug. 29. 

    Rabbis, cantors, pastors, guitarists, back-up singers, a choir and even a sign-language interpreter participated. The event kicked off at 6 p.m. with...

  • There’s (almost) a new sheriff in town

    By Ryan Torok

    May 7, 2014 | 11:40 am

    The proper way to handle anti-Semitic hate crimes was one of several topics discussed May 4, when six of the seven candidates vying to succeed former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca gathered for a forum at the Westside Jewish Community Center. 

    A recently released audit by...

  • At joint iftar celebration, Muslim-Jewish High School Council launched

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 15, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    A recent break-fast meal, held in the courtyard of the Westside Jewish Community Center, began with the blowing of a shofar. The sun hadn’t yet set, so the baskets of pita and dried dates placed on every table remained untouched.

    And Yom Kippur was more than a month away.

  • Special-needs athletes score in basketball program

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    "What happens next Coach Jeff?" Tali asked. She stood in her long skirt and T-shirt in the middle of the basketball court.

    "Right now nothing," Jeff Liss answered. "But we'll figure something out just for you, Tali," he added in a cheerful tone.

    Tali Hill, 17, has been asking this...

  • Community-supported agriculture grows on local Jews

    By Jane Ulman

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Every Wednesday at noon, the Westside Jewish Community Center becomes a market where families pick up fresh, seasonal and certified organic fruits and vegetables grown by farmers who are part of a community-supported agriculture (CSA) project established by the Tierra Miguel...
  • Eli Sherman, SoCal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Co-Founder,  74

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    For years, Eli Sherman heard the joke about "Great Jewish Athletes" being the world's shortest book. But he knew better.

    Sherman, who died at age 74 of natural causes Nov. 14 at a Palm Desert rehabilitation center, devoted his life to advancing recognition of Jewish athletic...

  • Table of Dreams

    By Teresa Strasser

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In a world of cryptocreative fitness classes like flamenco yoga and aerobic pole-dancing, Ping-Pong seems pretty old school.

    Still, on a Tuesday night at the Gilbert Table Tennis Center at the Westside Jewish Community Center, there's little doubt this game is cardio. A guy named...

  • Community Briefs

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Officials Urge Calm, Caution

    In the wake of an Al Qaeda threat against Los Angeles and a widespread power outage, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William Bratton assured the Jewish community last week that a strong and highly visible police presence will provide both...

  • Krayzelburg Dives In to Save JCC’s Pool

    By Marc Ballon

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Ely Pouget had a solid reason for trekking down last week from her home in the Hollywood Hills to the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Olympic Boulevard. She wanted her twin daughters to take swimming lessons with Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg.

    So far, so good --...

  • Krayzelburg Dives in to Rescue JCC Pool

    By Marc Ballon

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Lenny Krayzelburg immigrated to the United States in 1989, he dreamed of a better future. Krayzelburg, a Ukrainian emigre who would go on to become a four-time Olympic gold medalist, found that future at the Westside Jewish Community Center. Despite his broken English and...

  • Voices of the Soul

    By Julie G Fax

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In a basement aerobics studio in the Westside Jewish Community Center, four girls dance before a wall of mirrors, perfecting the nuances of their twirls and chassés.

    Two of them, playing sisters on a train to Auschwitz, sing in Yiddish "Aufin Pripertchik" ("Upon the Hearth"). Two...

  • Get on the Bus

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Officials at Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) have decided to reinstate an after-school care program at the Westside Jewish Community Center -- to the dismay of parents at the Bay Cities Jewish Community Center, who have been pressing for the return of the...

  • One of the Family

    By Mike Levy

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The first thing you see when you walk through the rear entrance of the Westside Jewish Community Center (WJCC) is the pool where Lenny Krayzelburg used to swim. It's the evening of Sept. 21, and 50 kids are cheering and shouting as they watch a taped Olympic swimming race on a...

  • In the Center of Controversy

    September 21, 2000 | 7:59 pm

    Since 1954, the Westside Jewish Community Center (WJCC) has served as a destination for neighborhood Jews. Near the intersection of Olympic and San Vicente boulevards with Fairfax Avenue, the venerable institution - a branch of the Jewish Com-munity Centers of Greater Los Angeles...