March 13, 2003

Ties That Bind

The Rev. Rick Fish has long hair, a shaggy beard and wears jeans and a flannel shirt. Preacher Rick, as he is called, is the friendly and gregarious leader of The Live Ride, a church in Simi Valley that administers to bikers. Fish also visited Jerusalem last February and fell in love with it

A Reason to Smile

Attention Jewish Angelenos: now you can become more beautiful and help Israeli victims of terror at the same time. Two programs, Smiles in Spite of Terror and StandWithUs tooth whitening campaign, donate half the fee from your teeth bleaching sessions goes to help fix the teeth of terror victims.

Courting New Amigos

The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles is reaching out to the Latino community — but not with ordinary diplomacy. In addition to usual programs it uses to rally communal support for Israel, the consulate last week unveiled its new strategy for community relations. This being Los Angeles, that strategy is, of course, connected with Hollywood.

Janet Williams

Janet Williams, a past president of City of Hope\’s auxiliary division, Gems of Hope, died on Feb. 9, 2003. She was 84.

De-Stress the Simcha

On Monday evening, we will celebrate Purim, the holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Jews in ancient Persia, and reminds us of
the triumph of Queen Esther and her uncle, Mordecai, over Haman, the wicked prime minister.

The Fear Factor

\”Haman wanted to hurt our people. We pushed him in the water and a shark ate him,\” announced Hayden Cohn, 3, a student in the Valley Beth Shalom Nursery School in Encino.

Serious Fun

No matter what the profit, most synagogue administrators agree that the yearly celebrations are helpful morale boosters.

New Boss With Abbas

Israeli officials are hailing the choice of Mahmoud Abbas as Palestinian prime minister as a potential watershed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one that creates new hope for a cease-fire and a new political process.

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