Jonathan Lynn wants to know what an egg cream is. Sitting in Jerry’s Deli in Westwood on an absurdly hot day in early May, he’s less interested in talking about his show “Yes, Prime Minister” at this moment than he is about finding out what ingredients go into the classic New York...
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Rabbi Avi Stewart has been appointed to the head clergy position at Orthodox congregation Westwood Kehilla on Santa Monica Boulevard. His installation ceremony took place Feb. 13 at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Los Angeles. Stewart succeeds Rabbi Asher Brander, who had been...
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November 9, 2011 | 5:37 pm
On Wed. afternoon, a group of demonstrators shut down traffic at the corner of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards in protest of tuition increases and budget cuts for California universities.
The protest was organized by a local branch of the ReFund California Coalition, an...
February 24, 2011 | 4:41 pm
A program that is credited with creating a vibrant Orthodox community at UCLA needs to prove by the end of March that it can raise $80,000 annually to ensure its future on the Westwood campus.
The Orthodox Union (OU) has paid the salaries for two professionals who founded and have...
April 7, 2010 | 1:28 am
On March 28, nearly 10,000 Los Angeles Iranian Americans of various religions, including local Iranian Jews, celebrated the Persian New Year of No Ruz on Westwood Boulevard in Westwood Village, with the official naming of a street corner as Persian Square. Los Angeles City Council...
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Large numbers of pro-Israel demonstrators crowded the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave. in Westwood on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 11 to support Israel’s recent actions in Gaza. Among the supporters were several Jewish organizations, elected officials and community members from...
January 12, 2009 | 2:04 pm
Video by Jay Firestone
Huge numbers gathered together in Westwood outside the Federal Building on Sunday afternoon, January 11 to support Israel and the recent actions against Hamas. Among the supporters were several Jewish organizations, elected officials and community members...
January 8, 2009 | 1:46 pm
A pro-Israel rally in Westwood brings adults and teenagers together in ruach, advocacy and support for Israel. Though no counter protest was present, several pro-Palestinian rallies are expected to occur throughout the weekend.
Brad Greenberg reports from Westwood.
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January 8, 2009 | 12:28 am
Brad A. Greenberg reports from today’s pro-Israel rally outside the Federal Building in Westwood.
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May 2, 2008 | 2:02 pm
“Remember a time that you felt everything was right. The world just worked. You were in the moment. You felt calm, alive, complete. There was no other place you wanted to be but right there. Everything about that moment worked,” Rabbi Sherre Hirsch writes in her new self-help book,...
March 27, 2008 | 12:33 pm
Purim may be over, but the holiday is most likely still in our systems. For me, the Purim hangover is never easy. My body aches thanks to several consecutive sets of hora dancing. My stomach aches from an overdose of flour, eggs and raspberry preservatives. But most of all my...
Iranian Jews struggle with segregation, presumption and assimilation -- how the stranger became the Angeleno
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Saturday, April 22
Support Los Angeles Jewish Theater in its new home at Temple Menorah of Redondo Beach, and catch some good dinner theater while you’re at it. Tonight, it presents a staged reading of Jeff Baron’s “Visiting Mr. Green,” about the evolving relationship between a...
October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm
"Connecting to God, Ancient Kabbalah and Modern Psychology" by Rabbi Abner Weiss (Bell Tower Books, $24).
It was Rabbi Abner Weiss, in psychologist mode, who "Jerry" went to see after his wife, "Sandy," found him in bed with another woman. Although Jerry and Sandy seemed like the...
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For most L.A. City Council members, the March municipal election is less a race than a stroll in the park. Mayor Jim Hahn faces four serious challengers, but just before the December filing deadline, it seemed that the only serious council race was in the Westside's 11th District,...
August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Sinai Temple in Westwood has spent at least $365,000 annually on increased security since Sept. 11.
"That's just for my manpower, to have bodies here when the building is open," said Howard Lesner, the Conservative synagogue's executive director, who gleans the extra security budget...
March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Interact Theater Company takes "Our Town" beyond the school play, with a rare professional production, playing this weekend only. See Thornton Wilder's classic all grown up, brought to you by the University of Judaism's performing arts department. 8 p.m. (Saturday), 2...
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