Jewish Journal

LA film fest: the price of champagne

By Dikla Kadosh

June 28, 2007 | 2:20 pm

Ze’ev Gur Arie, aka “The Champagne Spy,” was an Israeli Mossad agent in the 1960’s who was eventually caught by Egyptian authorities. The price he paid for living a lavish double life as a... read on

  • Wiesenthal dinner honors heroes and movie moguls

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 27, 2007 | 3:02 pm

    L-R: Rabbi Meyer May, SWC Executive Director; Queen Latifah; President & COO Time Warner Inc, Jeff Bewkes; Michael Lynne; Robert Shaye;emcee for the evening, CNN’s Larry King; SWC Dean & Founder, Rabbi Marvin Hier; CEO Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg; and SWC Board of... read on

  • World of Jewtopia

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 26, 2007 | 11:00 am

    Hollywood dreamers Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson borrowed $60,000 from their parents and maxed out their credit cards for an additional $20,000 to finance the original Jewtopia play back in 2003. The comedic play had an unbelievable 17 month-run at the Coast Playhouse in Los Angeles... read on

  • Absenteeism at the Autry

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 25, 2007 | 11:42 am

    How does the L.A. Jewish experience distinguish itself from the Jewish communities of New York, Chicago and Cleveland? Why did Los Angeles attract one of the most diverse Jewish migrations in history and how did that ethnic blend contribute to the city we know today? The Autry... read on

  • Evening at IKAR

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 19, 2007 | 3:32 pm

    Gathering in a makeshift sanctuary inside the auditorium of the Westside JCC, IKAR’s holy place contains no bimah, no stage. Rather, the young community encircles a small wooden ark and envelops an empty space. Facing each other, they stretch their necks to look at their leaders: a... read on

  • The Quotable Kirk Douglas

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 18, 2007 | 2:12 pm

    After publishing his ninth book, Kirk Douglas ascended the stage at Sinai Temple on Thursday, June 14 and kicked back for some casual conversation with Rabbbi David Wolpe, his spiritual mentor and friend. The most engaging aspect of this evening was Douglas’s charisma and humor, so... read on

  • Hillel gets hysterical

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 15, 2007 | 12:26 am

    Dikla says:
    Laughter is the secret to a good marriage, goes the saying.
    Apparently, it’s the secret to a good fundraiser too. Hillel 818, a newly formed partnership between the Pierce and Valley Colleges Hillel and the CSUN Hillel, raised about $10,000 at Comedy Night on Tuesday... read on

  • Friday Night (A)Live!

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 13, 2007 | 5:44 pm

    There is a growing tradition of musical Shabbat services in the Los Angeles area, but the most popular precursor to them all is Sinai Temple‘s Friday Night Live. Combining Craig Taubman‘s infectious and emotive Jewish music with Rabbi David Wolpe‘s insightful commentary, the second... read on

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Written by Danielle Berrin and Dikla Kadosh

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