Jewish Journal

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... 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

  • Riffing on RebbeSoul

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 11, 2007 | 3:06 pm

    The following conversation took place between 1:30 and 2:04 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2007. This is a real dialogue, minimally edited to prevent lawsuits, hate mail, community protests and Brad’s divorce (aka The God Blogger).

    danielle: dikla k?

    dikla: yes?
    danielle: how bout that... read on
  • Rita rocks the Gindi

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 9, 2007 | 3:04 pm

    Rita was spectacular. She was elegant and warm and spirited. Her powerful, rich voice almost burst through the walls of the Gindi Auditorium at the American Jewish University on Tuesday.

    “I’m not used to doing such small shows,” said the Israeli superstar, who performed in front of... read on

  • Federation’s young leaders party on the Sunset Strip

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 6, 2007 | 11:56 pm

    It is a rare occasion when one is invited to see the interior of a sprawling estate on Sunset Boulevard, but The Jewish Federation has friends in coveted places, and they certainly know how to induce the young folk into joining up: encourage a philanthropic couple, Beverly and Herb... read on

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