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Mikvah Esther Rebuilds from the Ground Up

When Mikvah Esther opened its doors in 1976, the board of directors at the LA Mikvah Society wanted to provide a community mikvah in Pico-Robertson, which was becoming a hub of Jewish life in LA.

Rabbi Brings Snow from Utah to Fill New Mikvah in Beverly Hills

Jews who live in North Beverly Hills soon will be able to dip in a mikvah (ritual bath) that has the “feel of a Ritz Carlton spa,” said Rabbi Pini Dunner, the spiritual leader of Young Israel of North Beverly Hills (YINBH), where the new mikvah and kelim mikvah are located.

L.A. Native Brings Hope to Patients as a North Carolina Chaplain

Jonah Sanderson, who for four months has served as a chaplain in Gastonia, North Carolina, is not just the only Jewish employee at the small hospital at which he works. He is also the only visible Jew in town. 

Jewish Muralists Brighten Up Pico-Robertson With Holy Designs

Thanks to a handful of Jewish artists, colorful and joyful paintings that depict mitzvot such as giving tzedakah, learning Torah and lighting Shabbos candles greet pedestrians and drivers around Pico-Robertson.