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Friday, December 4, 2020

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Steven Mirkin

63 ARTICLES

Lili Markowitz, Factor’s Famous Deli Owner, 94

Lili Markowitz, the matriarch of Factor’s Famous Deli, died Sept. 26. She was 94. Her death was announced on the Facebook page of the popular Pico...

Black Musical Clergy and Jewish Cantors Come Together for ‘Voices for Change’

The death of George Floyd while in police custody on May 25 and the protests that followed were a national reckoning. Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, the...

Joe and Jill Biden Make Their Pitch to the Jewish Community

Around 6,000 people registered to be on a call with Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, to speak directly to the Jewish community. 

Aish Offering High Holiday Pop-Up Shuls

To create your own Pop Up Shul, log onto the site and choose from four styles of services with a downloadable machzor for each one.

Alex Padilla on Making Your Vote Count in November

“Have a plan on how you’re voting. Make it now and complete your ballot as soon as you can.”

How Coronavirus is Changing Circumcision

While many synagogues have responded to the coronavirus shutdown by taking their services and rituals online, there’s one Jewish tradition that simply cannot be...

Jewish Organizations Helping Populations Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified three populations that are most at risk from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19: The elderly,...

Zane Buzby and ‘The Other Holocaust’

A visit to her grandparents’ hometown set Zane Buzby on a new path.  In 2001, the actress and director decided to take a “roots trip”...

Albare’s Love of Music, Family, Israel and Philanthropy

In music circles, he goes by one name: Albare. He’s a jazz guitarist and composer, and he’s speaking with the Journal about his latest...

Joe Green: Fighting Loneliness With Meaningful Connections

In an effort to bring people together in what he sees as an increasingly lonely world, Joe Green co-founded Treehouse, a co-living housing initiative....

UCLA to Host First-Ever American Jewish Music Festival

The Jewish Bluegrass of Nefesh Mountain, Syrian Jewish music from Asher Shasho Levy, a selection of show tunes that reflects the influence Jewish composers...

Elizabeth Wurtzel, Author of ‘Prozac Nation,’ 52

Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose 1994 memoir, “Prozac Nation,” made her a literary star and ushered in a wave of confessional writing, died Jan. 7 from...

Jerry Herman, ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and ‘Mame’ Composer, 88

Broadway composer Jerry Herman, whose brassy, showstopping tunes for “Hello, Dolly!” “Mame” and “La Cage aux Folles” marked him as the heir to the...

Rosalee Glass, Holocaust Survivor, 102

Holocaust survivor Rosalee Glass died Dec. 16, following injuries she sustained on a trip to Washington, D.C., after attending the White House Hanukkah party....

Tony-Winning Actor Ron Leibman, 82

Ron Leibman, an award-winning and versatile actor whose more than five-decade career spanned Broadway, television and movies, died Dec. 6 in New York following...

Shelley Morrison, ‘Will & Grace’ Actress, 83

Shelley Morrison, best known for playing the Salvadoran maid on the long-running NBC sitcom “Will & Grace,” died Dec. 1. She was 83.  Her publicist...

IKAR’s Rock ’n’ Roll Cantor Has A New Album

When IKAR Cantor Hillel Tigay was first approached to join the progressive Los Angeles congregation 13 years ago, he wasn’t sure he wanted the...

Branko Lustig, Holocaust Survivor and ‘Schindler’s List’ Producer, 87

Branko Lustig, a survivor of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen who became a Hollywood film producer, died of heart failure on Nov. 13 in Croatia. He...

Contentious Issues Before the Supreme Court

With impeachment hearings and the tension between the executive and legislative branches taking up most of the news bandwidth, it’s easy to forget there’s...

A Literary Homecoming for ‘Library Girl’

In 2008, Susan Hayden’s husband and creative partner, actor and writer Christopher Allport, died in a skiing accident, leaving her to raise their 11-year-old...

Robert Evans, Studio Chief and Producer, 89

Robert Evans, the onetime clothing salesman who became head of production for Paramount Pictures in 1966 and who was also a successful film producer,...

Samuel Mayerson, District Attorney and Judge, 96

Samuel Mayerson, renowned for his role as prosecutor in the 1976 Patty Hearst trial, died Sept. 30, less than a week before his 97th...

Shofar-Blowing Class Provides Lung Workout in Time for the High Holy Days

While every Jew is commanded to hear the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, thankfully we’re not all required to learn how to blow one. But...

Lawyer and Activist Nancy Lee Aspaturian, 60

For Nancy Lee Aspaturian, being a social justice warrior was not just a job, it was a calling. Aspaturian, who died Sept. 5 after...

B’nai David Joins Forces with NewGround’s Aziza Hasan to Navigate Conflict

In an effort to help people navigate conflict and debate contentious issues, Aziza Hasan is eager to share her ideas. The executive director of...

Social Justice Activist Helen Gail Katz, 79

Helen gail Katz, a fixture in the Los Angeles volunteer community, died on Aug. 5 at the age of 79.  Katz spent every day committed...

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Producer Hal Prince, 91

Legendary Broadway producer and director Hal Prince died July 31 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He was 91. Prince had a hand in some of  Broadway’s landmark...

Louis Kemp Memoir Pulls Back the Curtain on Bob Dylan

 In the recently released concert documentary by Martin Scorsese chronicling Bob Dylan’s 1975 “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour, Dylan says, “If someone’s wearing a mask,...

Charles Levin, Played Mohel on ‘Seinfeld,’ 70

Charles Levin, an actor best known for his role as the mohel in the 1993 “Seinfeld” episode “The Bris,” has died. He was 70. Levin...

Chabad of Century City Rabbi Tzemach Cunin, 43

Asked what it was like to grow up with Rabbi Tzemach Yehoshua Cunin, who died suddenly on July 5, his brother Rabbi Chaim Cunin...

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