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Friday, May 29, 2020

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Meet Steve Blum

Animation fans have grown up with Steve Blum. From T.O.M., the laconic host of Cartoon Network’s anime block “Toonami” to snarling Wolverine in “Wolverine...

Out-of-the-Box Horror [TRAILER]

Lionsgate just released its trailer for “The Possession,” a dybbuk tale from producer Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures that’s due out Aug. 31. Maybe...

The ‘Unincorporated’ Rabbi

In Dani and Eytan Kollin’s 2009 novel, “The Unincorporated Man,” religion was all but extinct on Earth. In their 2010 sequel, “The Unincorporated War,”...

Mila Kunis: Trekkie

“Black Swan” star Mila Kunis has come out of the closet ... as a “massive” Trekkie. In the latest issue of GQ, Kunis confesses...

GeekHeeb’s top Comic-Con picks

Comic-Con’s full schedule is up and the Tribe will be well represented at the San Diego Convention Center (July 20-24): “Big Bang Theory” co-creators...

Holographic singer makes U.S. debut at Anime Expo

Downtown will see its fair share of samurai and soldiers, demons and vampires this holiday weekend. Yes, Anime Expo is back, and the cosplaying...

‘Columbo’ star Peter Falk dead at 83

Peter Falk, the Emmy-winning actor best known as television’s Lt. Columbo, has died at the age of 83. “Falk died peacefully at his Beverly Hills...

When Mutants Matter

“To those who said X-Men First Class was good, I want to stab you in the face.” My friend Jason posted this to Facebook yesterday....

How sweet it is

When Janice Lavine went on a strict regimen to eliminate all food allergens from her diet eight years ago, she did so to support one of her daughters, whom medical professionals were struggling to diagnose. While the diet had no effect on her child, the lawyer-turned-stay-at-home mom noticed a profound difference in her own health.

The Circuit: Jewish Vocational Services 80th Anniversary, Richard Michael Powell inducted into HUC

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) celebrated its 80th anniversary on Jan. 29 with a gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to honor its past board presidents. Among the 500 guests were Stanley Dashew, who received the agency’s Tzedakah Award, and emcee Keith Erickson, a former L.A. Laker and longtime CBS sports broadcaster. Thirteen board presidents attended the event as well as family members representing JVS board presidents who had passed away.

TRIBE Gathering: Brooke Burke, Paul Reiser and Adam Sandler, All-School Shabbaton, Temple Etz Chaim

Brooke Burke and Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue Cantor Marcelo Gindlin share the stage during “Hand in Hand,” the synagogue’s April 3 concert fundraiser for children with special needs held at a Malibu home. Photo by Dana Fineman

The Circuit: 50 Plus

Jazz composer, cellist and pianist Fred Katz performed during a retrospective of his career at the Skirball Cultural Center on Feb. 20. Honored on the occasion of his 92nd birthday, Katz was joined by his son, flutist Hyman Katz, bassist Richard Simon and saxophonist Dave Koz, as well as the Flying Pisanos, John and Jeanne Pisano.

Gathering: Valley Performing Arts Center, Tifani Coyot, Matisyahu, Herzog Wine Cellars

Dr. Gerald Picus and former L.A. City Councilwoman Joy Picus celebrated the gala opening of the $125 million Valley Performing Arts Center on Jan. 29. The two-hour star-studded event at California State University, Northridge, drew Valley performers, including Jane Kaczmarek, Noah Wyle, Nancy Cartwright, Dave Koz and Cheech Marin, as well as 1,700 guests.

‘Battle: LA’ sticks to Corps values

If you like your Marine recruiting films dressed up with sci-fi action and lots of ’splosions, you’re going to love “Battle: Los Angeles.” Don’t...

Elderly drivers half as likely to see pedestrians

Elderly drivers (65 and older) might have more time behind the wheel, but they also have a limited field of view when it comes...

Magicians vs. Hitler in Chabon’s ‘Hobgoblin’

Authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman are in the early stages of developing a show for HBO that revolves around a motley crew of...

The Circuit: Jewish Family Service, BJE, Lainer Distinguished Educator Award

The Jewish Family Service (JFS) Family Violence Project raised funds and awareness on Jan. 27 during its second annual Empowerment Celebration, which honors the birthday of Abby J. Leibman, co-founder of the California Women’s Law Center and newly named CEO of MAZON, and the memory of Nina C. Leibman, who was murdered by her husband in 1995 just after a court order had gone into effect to force him to move out of her home. At the event, JFS recognized former state Sen. Sheila J. Kuehl for her decades of work to help victims of domestic violence.

Real Chuck Lorre Is in the Cards

After Charlie Sheen’s rants against Chuck Lorre yesterday—referring to him as Chaim Levine (more on this later), calling him a “clown” and a “stupid,...

Gathering: Matisyahu, Pamela Wank, Tu B’Shevat, Torah for the Ages

Matisyahu performed in front of nearly 1,000 people during a concert at Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills on Jan. 16.

VIDEO: UFO hovers over Jerusalem

Call it X-Files, Jerusalem style. A pair of videos showing a glowing white orb hovering over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount have people scratching their heads. The...

The Circuit: USC Shoah Foundation Institute, AJC

Topping the marquee names at the gala for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute were founder Steven Spielberg.

Tribe Life Gathering: LA Jewish Home, USYers, New Jew, ADL, Chanukah

Rabbi Yisroel Levine of Chabad of Oak Park and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” star Zachary Gordon lit a 12-foot Chanukah menorah at the...

Bond Is Back!

Remember those gloom-and-doom predictions about the “007” franchise? MGM announced today that Daniel Craig is set to return as Bond ... James Bond. Production...

Meet Rogen’s raunchy alien in ‘Paul’

Seth Rogen as a baked, reggae-loving extra-terrestrial? Shock, I know. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”) star as two...

The Circuit: CBS Executives, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Centennial birthday

CBS senior executives Nina Tassler, David Stapf and Deborah Barak co-hosted A Night of Hope with special guests Geena Davis and Jim Belushi at CBS Radford Studios in Studio City on Oct. 14. The celebration of strength and survival raised more than $220,000 to help the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles’ (JFS) Family Violence Project provide shelter and counseling services to victims of domestic violence.

‘Empire’ director dies at 87

Irvin Kershner, best known to fandom as director of the “Star Wars” sequel “The Empire Strikes Back” as well as “Robocop 2” and episodes...

Rock a costume all weekend — Long Beach Comic-Con!

Halloween? Feh. Fans know costumes! But a weekend full of cosplay—including a Friday night costume ball with the band Shiny Toy Guns—isn’t the only...

Campaign calls for No-Device Day on Yom Kippur

A new campaign is inviting you to add mobile tech to your Yom Kippur fast. Eric Yaverbaum and Mark DiMassimo—two marketing CEOs who have...

Israel Intel building awarded LEED Gold

Intel Israel recently dedicated the country’s most environmentally friendly office building in Haifa. Dubbed IDC9, the 11-story, $110 million data center facility now has...

Teaching Holocaust lessons to YouTube generation

When comic book artist Neal Adams was 10 years old, he swore he would never get involved in anything related to the Holocaust.

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Trump Signs Holocaust Education Bill Into Law

President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law on May 28. The bill, which had passed the Senate on May 13, provides...

Israeli Torah Study Zoombombed With Nazi Imagery, Chants of ‘Free Palestine’

An Israeli organization’s online Torah study was Zoombombed on the evening of May 27 with Nazi imagery and chants of “free Palestine.” The Jerusalem Post...

Jewish Schools Have Reopened in the Netherlands, but Some Worry That Their Security Is Compromised

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Dutch government’s decision to reopen the country’s schools came none too soon for Channa Feige, a mother of nine who...

ADL Backs Harvard in Lawsuit Challenging Race-Based Admissions Policies

BOSTON (JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League is supporting Harvard University in its effort to beat back a high-profile legal challenge to the school’s race-conscious...

‘Zionist Police State’ Banner Hung Next to U.K. Jewish Cemetery

A banner stating “Welcome to the Zionist police state” was hung next to the Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery on May 24 and was taken...
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