November 19, 2018

Ryan Torok

Before Thanksgiving, Wilshire Boulevard Temple helps the hungry and the homeless. Volunteers assemble 1,000 complete dinners-for-four
Northern California-based chamber music group Ensemble for These Times performs music by composers who fled Europe in the 1930s and ’40s
Political polarization entered into the awards ceremony of the 32nd  annual Israel Film Festival (IFF) on Nov. 6, midterm election day
When the Kletter family evacuated their Malibu Canyon home Nov. 10 due to the Woolsey fire, they expected to return there shortly thereafter. 
The Jewish community has been reeling from the Woolsey wildfire in Malibu, Thousand Oaks and nearby areas,
The Woolsey and Hill wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties have prompted the evacuation of synagogue families and Jewish institutions
Acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein performs all six of Bach’s solo cello suites in one evening. Weilerstein began playing the cello
The inaugural Gift of Life Marrow Registry gala honored reality star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian West for her support of Gift of Life
In the wake of the Oct. 27 Pittsburgh synagogue shootings, Los Angeles Councilman Paul Koretz has called for the creation of a “faith-based
Solidarity Shabbat: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles joins other communities in gathering individually and collectively
The Jewish Federation of Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys honored Rabbi Alan Lachtman of Temple Beth David during the 2018
Milken Community Schools middle and high school students recently gathered under a large canopy in the rear of the middle school campus and
During a recent appearance at Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) in Encino ahead of the Nov. 6 election, Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox
On Oct. 27, Shiva Mehrannia was observing Shabbat at the Young Sephardic Community Center in Pico-Robertson when someone stood up
On Shabbat morning, Shomrei Torah Synagogue cantorial soloist Jackie Rafii leads the inaugural “Koleinu” (“Our Voices Together”) service.
About 120 high school students heard Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservists Linda and Ron at the Oct. 14 kickoff event
Holocaust survivor, homebuilder, and philanthropist Max Webb died on the morning of Oct. 23. He was 101.
Pride Shabbat Service: The community is invited to a Pride Shabbat service focusing on unity, equality and inclusion for all
Harkham-GAON Academy held its third annual gala at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Brentwood on Oct. 9. 
For musician Craig Taubman, eclecticism has always been the name of the game. For more than 15 years, he led the popular Friday Night Live
Barkhu on Burbank: Bring your well-behaved, four-legged friends on leashes to a Barkhu on Bur-bank Shabbat service, featuring special
Pro-Israel group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) honored entertainment industry leaders Scooter Braun, Neil Jacobson and Aton Ben-Horin
Author and CNN commentator Norman Eisen believes there is an “axis of illiberalism that is anchored on the two sides
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has announced her intention to resign at the end of the year. Appearing Tuesday morning at the...
Here's what's happening in your neck of the Los Angeles woods the week of Oct. 5-11.
Former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti and philanthropist Stanley Black were among about 200 people on Sept. 23
"I am used to being politically homeless, which I think is a very, very Jewish position," New York Times Op-ed writer Bari Weiss said.
This week's Movers & Shakers included Bel Air Affaire, Garden Party, High-Tech Tashlich which all happened in the Los Angeles area.
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