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May 11, 2016

Latina Jews put stories onstage

During a recent Jewish Women’s Theatre (JWT) rehearsal, a young actress reads a solo scene from a show that’s about to open.

Hindenburg sign comes down at Crescenta Valley Park

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has removed a sign from Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park, a Los Angeles county park near Glendale, that read “Welcome to Hindenburg Park.”

Coping through absurdity

When I picked up my son’s high school graduation announcement cards from Fairfax High School last week, it reminded me of other graduations, and I found myself thinking back to 1985, when I graduated from the double master’s program at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, in what was then called “Jewish communal service” (now nonprofit management), and also at USC, in public administration.

Middle East artists depolarize politics in USC class

On a recent weekday morning, nearly 20 USC freshmen gathered for a seminar that looked at the contemporary Israeli and Palestinian experience through literature, poetry, film and television.

Big names share big ideas at Milken Conference

In his final appearance at the prestigious Milken Institute Global Conference as consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, David Siegel focused on the big picture — the really big picture.

Urth Caffé faces anti-Muslim discrimination suit

Seven Muslim women, of whom six regularly wear the hijab, or Muslim headscarf, are suing Urth Caffé, alleging they were forced to leave its Laguna Beach location because of their religion.

A dinner to discuss the end of life

When people gather around a table with food, in most instances conversations tend toward lighter or topical issues, like gossip or politics.

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