Jewish Journal

Moving and shaking: A fabulous night, Sunday shvitz and Andrew Hoffer

By Ryan Torok

2 days ago

From left: Haim Saban, Cheryl Saban and Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse at A Fabulous Night Gala Fundraiser, presented by the Beverly Hills Performing Arts Center and the Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, on Oct. 12. Photo by Zale Richard Rubins

Beverly Hills real estate magnate Stanley Black and Temple of the Arts Rabbi David Baron were honored on Oct. 12 during “A Fabulous Night” at the Saban Theatre. 

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  • L.A. Rabbis seeking to reassure mikveh users of facilities’ privacy

    By Ryan Torok

    2 days ago

    In the wake of a scandal in which a Washington, D.C., Modern Orthodox rabbi was arrested for allegedly spying on women undressing before immersing in a mikveh connected to his synagogue, Los Angeles-area rabbis are calling the situation a “unique case” and taking steps to put the...

  • The Jewish Graduate Student Initiative is preparing tomorrow’s leaders

    by Leslee Komaiko

    2 days ago

    A program aimed at connecting graduate students with area Jewish nonprofits in the hopes of creating future leaders for the organizations has received a Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (JCFLA) that amounts to nearly $100,000 over the next...

  • In lawsuit against Shlomo Rechnitz, many accusations but lack of clarity

    By Jared Sichel

    2 days ago

    A class action lawsuit filed Oct. 7 against against local businessman and philanthropist Shlomo Rechnitz claims that his healthcare company, Brius Management, which owns 57 nursing homes in California, has misrepresented the quality of its care, routinely violated industry...

  • L.A.-Eilat task force kicks off with water meeting at City Hall

    By Jared Sichel

    3 days ago

    On the heels of a cooperative agreement signed in March between the governments of Israel and California, the cities of Los Angeles and Eilat built on a 55-year sister-city relationship, holding an inaugural task force meeting Oct. 20 at Los Angeles City Hall. 

    The gathering,...

  • Preparing for the worst: A Q&A with Cedars-Sinai’s director of epidemiology on Ebola

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    4 days ago


    The dreaded word is all over the news and causing a flurry of activity at hospitals across the nation as officials scramble to prepare for the possibility of new cases of the West African disease in the United States. So far, just three cases of Ebola have been diagnosed...

  • Event at LA Westin hotel restricts participation by Israelis

    Washington Post

    4 days ago

    In early November, the American Studies Association will be having its annual meeting at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Per the ASA’s recently adopted policy, Israeli academics will be subject to unique exclusionary restrictions based on their national origin. 


  • Growing strong: Maimonides Academy to open new building for grades three through eight

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    5 days ago

    After a decade of dreaming, the staff at Maimonides Academy, an Orthodox Sephardic day school, is nearly ready to make its longtime vision come true and open a new building.

    The 50,000-square-foot, four-story structure — which cost about $20 million, according to Rabbi Aharon...

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