Jewish Journal

  • Jewish Journal reorganizes for media’s digital age

    By Tom Tugend

    September 8, 2010 | 11:11 am

    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles is marking its upcoming 25th anniversary with a wide-ranging reorganization and diversification of its corporate structure, media services, community role and financial base.

    To reflect the changes, The Journal has become part of the newly...

  • The Shofar: Not Just for High Holy Days Anymore

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    August 10, 2010 | 9:55 pm

    With our intentions — and especially our ears — tuned to the month of Elul, we might ask: Who turned up the shofar?

    For Jews, its soulful sound is not just for High Holy Days anymore, and today, a growing number of Christians are hearing its call as well.

    One night this spring,...

  • Evan and Jaron and more!

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 3, 2009 | 5:34 pm

    The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance’s Ben-Gurion Society was crazy for pop duo Evan & Jaron during BG Live! at the Canyon Club on Oct. 18, which also celebrated the donor group’s 10th anniversary and raised money for the Fed Up With Hunger initiative. And while we’re on the...

  • Chabad Rabbi Trains for Dance-a-thon

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 9, 2009 | 10:51 pm

    Telethons always aim to break records, but this year the producers of the “Chabad ‘To Life!’ Telethon” hope to make the Guinness Book of World Records, when Rabbi Yossi Cunin undertakes what he calls “the longest recorded Chasidic dance ever” on the show Sept. 13 on KTLA....

  • Actress Finds Feminist Fanboys in ‘Alien’ Places

    By Adam Wills

    June 10, 2009 | 2:44 pm

    It was a rarely seen role reversal. The line for the men’s restroom at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica was winding down the staircase on a recent Friday night; the ladies room — no waiting.

    The few women who ventured into the theater auditorium did so seemingly out of...

  • In the J-blogosphere, everybody knows your screen name

    By Amy Klein

    August 27, 2008 | 4:35 pm

    JERUSALEM -- They use names like Urban Kvetch, My Shrapnel, What War Zone? and Cannibis Chasidis -- monikers under which they write on the internet.

    In a crowded hall in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul neighborhood on Aug. 20, they were tossing around terms like "cross platforms," "H.D.L."...

  • The soldier in the center ring

    By Laura Donney, Contributing Writer

    August 7, 2008 | 12:45 am

    "Sagiv's from Israel!" a woman whispered to her seat partner as Aloysia Gavre, director of the West Hollywood Cirque School, introduced Sagiv Ben-Binyamin, a Hadera-born aerial artist and instructor, at a public showcase for the circus school.

    As far as he has traveled, literally,...

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