Wednesday, August 12, 2020


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In ‘A World Upended,’ Los Angeles Jews Gathered to Commemorate Tisha B’Av

“It was soothing to see a gallery view of  fellow Jews from across L.A. on a day that is defined by isolation.”

JewItAtHome: Creating Community during COVID19

Thank you to Rabbi Adam Lutz whose leadership has created "JewItAtHome" through his synagogue, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. He knew that...

Shalom Institute Gala, Milken Teacher Awards

The Shalom Institute held its “Garden of Eatin’” benefit event on Oct. 19 at the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue. The gathering raised funds for...

A Rebbetzin Steps Into the Spotlight With ‘Bronco Billy’

As an actress, Michelle Azar Aaron has starred as Bella in the 2009 La Mirada Theatre production of “Lost in Yonkers”; as Melinda in...

Rep. Adam Schiff Discusses Israel at Temple Emanuel

Although many view Democrats as having turned away from Israel, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has been a consistent voice of support for the Jewish...

Purim Spiels: Going Behind the Curtain

 Several months before most Jews start to think about Purim, there are those who pay special attention to the world around them, the cultural...

AJC Hosts Meeting Between L.A. Women’s March Leaders, Jewish Groups

Emiliana Guereca, executive director of Women's March Los Angeles (WMLA) met with several large Los Angeles Jewish organizations Jan. 9 at a meeting hosted...

Local Synagogues Aid Syrian Children

In November, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills (TEBH) announced its participation in The Big Fill, a drive to collect medical and other essential supplies...

Jews and Muslims Seek Relief in Laughter

At a recent stand-up comedy show at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, headliner Ahamed Weinberg welcomed the crowd with “Salaam aleikum.” About half of...

Rabbis share insights in Rosh Hashanah sermons

In their 2017 Rosh Hashanah sermons, rabbis from across the denominational spectrum called for their communities to act out Jewish values to combat hate...

Moving & Shaking: Nazarians at CSUN, Pico Union Project’s Ultimate Shabbat, Bet Tzedek’s Justice Ball

Los Angeles-based Iranian-Jewish philanthropists Younes and Soraya Nazarian have donated $17 million to Cal State Northridge (CSUN), prompting the renaming of the school’s Valley...

Moving & Shaking: TEBH Ball, JVS Awards and Magen David Adom receives ambulance donation

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills’ (TEBH) Beverly Hills Ball on May 17 honored three couples who have dedicated their lives to making the world...

Gary Shapiro, cantor and comic, 52

Gary Shapiro, who delighted audiences both at congregations and comedy clubs across Los Angeles, died suddenly April 27. He was 52. A comedian who infused...

Calendar: March 24-30, 2017

SAT | MARCH 25 KENNY ARONOFF & FRIENDS Kenny Aronoff & Friends will perform two sets in their long-awaited return to The Baked Potato stage. The...

L.A. Jews, Muslims show solidarity at Shabbat Services

In her Shabbat sermon at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills on March 10, Rabbi Sarah Bassin spoke about “showing up.” “We have all had the...

Trump’s immigration order elicits action from Jewish community

Jewish leaders around Los Angeles have begun speaking out —  some more forcefully than others — against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. And many...

Moving and shaking: Atid, YRF Darca, Parviz Nazarian and more

Atid, the young professionals group of Sinai Temple, has named Becky Blitz the Atid Outstanding Leadership Honoree for 2016.

Rabbi Laura Geller moves from senior rabbi to study of aging

Leaning against the chair at a small glass table in her office, Rabbi Laura Geller exudes the energy of a meditative state.

Moving and shaking: Purim celebrations, TEBH honors and more

The ninth annual Beverly Hills Purim Ball, a benefit for Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills (TEBH) held March 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, honored Bunni and Murray Fischer with the Humanitarian Award, Steve Ghysels with the Community Spirit Award, and Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel and Myra Clark-Siegel with the Leadership Award.

Iran deal debate rages on throughout L.A.

Activist Sam Yebri and USC lecturer Josh Lockman have read every page of the controversial Iran deal, but they’ve come to very different conclusions.

Cutting Edge Grants from the Jewish Community Foundation

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles has named nine initiatives the recipients of its annual Cutting Edge Grants program, intended to support creative thinkers, social entrepreneurs and innovative organizations in the local Jewish community.

Is 65 the new 40?

Two years ago on Yom Kippur, Rabbi Laura Geller began her sermon at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills with a musical clip from The Beatles. “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?” Paul McCartney famously sang.

Boomers looking forward to what’s next in life

The stages of a life are measured differently now from the days of Pirke Avot, a classical Jewish text from the second century.

Bruce Corwin can’t stop giving

Ask anybody: In Los Angeles, the Corwin name is synonymous with charitable giving. And yet, Bruce Corwin, who at 73 is the family’s current patriarch and the CEO and chairman of Metropolitan Theatres Corp. — a California-based multiplex theater chain that has been in his family for four generations — doesn’t like to be called a philanthropist.

Temple Judea event aims to clarify Health Care Act

When Diane Vanette, a leader of the social justice coalition OneLA and member of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, appeared Oct. 13 on the bimah at Temple Judea in Tarzana and proclaimed, “We are committed to health care for everyone in Los Angeles County,” there was no question that she meant it.

High Holy Days: In the rabbis’ words

For the High Holy Days this year, the Jewish Journal invited three rabbis — Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple, Rabbi Laura Geller of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Rabbi Ed Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom — to respond to a series of questions related to teshuvah, the task of making amends during the High Holy Days.

B’nai Mitzvah @ 50… and beyond

Trisha Roth completed two years of study in order to be ready for her recent bat mitzvah. When the big day came, she wore a tallit that belonged to her late brother. But something else made the experience particularly special.

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Nazis Who Killed Children Ran German Children’s Homes After the War, Report Finds

The report states that torture, abuse and malnourishment were commonplace at these homes.

Nick Cannon, ADL Call for Unity Between Black and Jewish Communities in Joint Op-Ed

"When Blacks and Jews fight one another, racists rejoice and bigots celebrate, even as the silent majority among our people mourn."

Israel’s Hadassah Hospital ‘a Partner’ in Development of Russian Coronavirus Vaccine, Director Says

"They’re doing fine work, they work differently to us and we adapt our methods to them.”

Nazi Party Applications Reportedly Distributed in Indiana Park

Anti-Semitic pamphlets were also reportedly handed out.