December 11, 2018

Ryan Torok

FRI DEC 8 “BIG SONIA” Holocaust survivor. Grandma. Diva. Big Sonia. Director Leah Warshawski’s documentary film follows her octogenarian grandmother,
Israel’s chief Sephardic rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, visited Los Angeles from Nov. 21-26 and met with many community members and leaders, including former L.A.
Several area synagogues and Jewish institutions closed Dec. 6 and removed their Torahs for safekeeping after a brushfire exploded on the east side...
Just before sunset last Friday, Moshe Horowitz found himself at the best party in Pico-Robertson. Men, women and children were packing into...
Addressing a room of more than 70 men and women, Rabbi Dr. Zev Wiener found himself at the intersection of Jewish law and a contemporary...
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders used a Dec. 1 press conference at the Islamic Center of Southern California to denounce President Donald Trump for...
SAT DEC 2 “A NEW HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” The Angel City Chorale (ACC) performs its 24th annual holiday concert and singalong.
A pop-culture roundtable at Temple Beth Am on Nov. 16, featuring five creative Jewish professionals, examined depictions of Jews in movies and...
Nowadays, comedian Richard Lewis isn’t the self-loathing comedian he always was. He’s married, sober, owns a rescue dog and he’s in his ninth season...
Carved into the sidewalk outside Willy “Wil-Dog” Abers’ front door in Silver Lake is “OZO,” a large circle with a Z inside and an O on either side of the Z.
SUN NOV 26 BILL NYE Scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor Bill Nye appears in Beverly Hills as part of the Distinguished Speakers...
Sharsheret California, a national nonprofit organization supporting Jewish women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer,
Wolf Blitzer accepted an honor from the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) on Nov. 5 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.
The 2017 General Assembly (GA) featured three giants of Israeli leadership — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin...
FRI NOV 10 RITA RUDNER Stand-up comedian and best-selling author Rita Rudner often alludes to her Jewish upbringing in her act.
Police are investigating what an Anti-Defamation League official called a “hate incident” after anti-gay graffiti was found scrawled on the door...
Leave it to Jerry Seinfeld to transform a Beverly Hilton ballroom into an intimate comedy club. Performing a half-hour set to conclude the American...
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has expressed concern about allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Hollywood producer...
SAT NOV 4 LEV EISHA SHABBAT A joyous community of Jewish women led by Lev Eisha founding Rabbi Toba August, musical educator and recording...
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy group’s annual L’Dor V’Dor event on Oct. 26 at the...
Los Angeles has seen a threefold spike in hate crimes this year, according to Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, who places significant...
Leave it to Jerry Seinfeld to transform the Beverly Hilton into an intimate comedy club. Performing a half-hour set to conclude the American Friends
Louis Averbach, who is in his mid-60s, once considered himself a middle-of-the-road, conservative Democrat. However, "I...
California State Sen. Robert (Bob) Hertzberg’s Oct. 8 Sukkot brunch and legislative update drew about 30 Jewish social justice leaders.
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