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March 14, 2009 | Martha Groves
Bina Weiss and her eight children have borrowed hundreds of books and videos from the Jewish Community Library, a little-known gem housed in the Wilshire Boulevard headquarters of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. "This is what my kids will read in a week," said Weiss, 44, balancing a teetering stack of 25 books. "Whenever I need a book, this is the place I come."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2009 | Martha Groves
Bina Weiss and her eight children have borrowed hundreds of books and videos from the Jewish Community Library, a little-known gem housed in the Wilshire Boulevard headquarters of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. "This is what my kids will read in a week," said Weiss, 44, balancing a teetering stack of 25 books. "Whenever I need a book, this is the place I come."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1986 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
She can tell you how many Jews live in Little Rock, Ark. (1,600) compared to Los Angeles (500,870). If it's chicken soup in Casablanca, Morocco, you want, she knows of three restaurants that will make you feel like you're supping on Fairfax Avenue. Head librarian Hava Ben-Zvi has an answer for everyone who calls the Peter M. Kahn Jewish Community Library, a tiny resource center tucked away on the 12th floor of the Jewish Federation Council building on Wilshire Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1999 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Music, song and storytelling celebrated the opening Sunday of the new Jewish Heritage Center on Los Angeles' Museum Row, bringing together the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the Jewish Community Library and Jewish Historical Society of Southern California.
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July 13, 1986 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
She can tell you how many Jews live in Little Rock, Ark., (1,600) compared to Los Angeles (500,870). If it's chicken soup in Casablanca, Morocco, you want, she knows of three restaurants that will make you feel like you're supping on Fairfax Avenue. Head librarian Hava Ben-Zvi has an answer for everyone who calls the Peter M. Kahn Jewish Community Library, a tiny resource center tucked away on the 12th floor of the Jewish Federation Council building on Wilshire Boulevard.
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July 13, 1986 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
She can tell you how many Jews live in Little Rock, Ark., (1,600) compared to Los Angeles (500,870). If it's chicken soup in Casablanca, Morocco, you want, she knows of three restaurants that will make you feel like you're supping on Fairfax Avenue. Head librarian Hava Ben-Zvi has an answer for everyone who calls the Peter M. Kahn Jewish Community Library, a tiny resource center tucked away on the 12th floor of the Jewish Federation Council building on Wilshire Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1999 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Music, song and storytelling celebrated the opening Sunday of the new Jewish Heritage Center on Los Angeles' Museum Row, bringing together the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the Jewish Community Library and Jewish Historical Society of Southern California.
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July 21, 1996 | ADRIENNE W. ANDERSON
The following is a list of some of the books and videos parents may use to teach children about the Holocaust. Grades 1-3 * "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," by David A. Adler (UAHC Press, 1987). $7.95. * "Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust," by Eve Bunting (Jewish Publication Society, 1989). $11.95. * Grades 4-6 * "The Devil's Arithmetic," by Jane Yolen. (Puffin Books, 1989). $3.99. * "Memories of My Life in a Polish Village 1930-1949," by Toby Knobel Fluek. (Random House, 1990).
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March 21, 2001 | ANGELA PETTERA
TODAY Cooking Series: Jean Brady takes you through seven menus in this weekly series of seven classes. The emphasis is on technique. 7 p.m. Wednesday nights or 10 a.m. Thursday mornings for the next seven weeks. The Jean Brady Cooking School, 680 Brooktree Road, Santa Monica. (310) 454-4220. $340.
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January 29, 2004 | Laura Shin, Special to The Times
When Joel ben Izzy woke up in 1997 with a toe the size of a tomato, he never thought he'd get a book deal out of it. And even with his storyteller's imagination, he never would've conceived of the twisted path connecting the first event to the second. Ben Izzy, an internationally known storyteller, had gout in his toe, fairly easily cured. But his family doctor, an endocrinologist, noticed something during a follow-up appointment: There was a tumor in his thyroid gland, in his neck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1986 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
She can tell you how many Jews live in Little Rock, Ark. (1,600) compared to Los Angeles (500,870). If it's chicken soup in Casablanca, Morocco, you want, she knows of three restaurants that will make you feel like you're supping on Fairfax Avenue. Head librarian Hava Ben-Zvi has an answer for everyone who calls the Peter M. Kahn Jewish Community Library, a tiny resource center tucked away on the 12th floor of the Jewish Federation Council building on Wilshire Boulevard.
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July 13, 1986 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
She can tell you how many Jews live in Little Rock, Ark., (1,600) compared to Los Angeles (500,870). If it's chicken soup in Casablanca, Morocco, you want, she knows of three restaurants that will make you feel like you're supping on Fairfax Avenue. Head librarian Hava Ben-Zvi has an answer for everyone who calls the Peter M. Kahn Jewish Community Library, a tiny resource center tucked away on the 12th floor of the Jewish Federation Council building on Wilshire Boulevard.
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July 13, 1986 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
She can tell you how many Jews live in Little Rock, Ark., (1,600) compared to Los Angeles (500,870). If it's chicken soup in Casablanca, Morocco, you want, she knows of three restaurants that will make you feel like you're supping on Fairfax Avenue. Head librarian Hava Ben-Zvi has an answer for everyone who calls the Peter M. Kahn Jewish Community Library, a tiny resource center tucked away on the 12th floor of the Jewish Federation Council building on Wilshire Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1999 | Clara M. Chu, Clara M. Chu is an assistant professor of library and information science at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
"Not home" burst from my mother's lips. As quickly as she said this, she would place the telephone back on its cradle. I can still recall how I would feel both embarrassment and exasperation when I would walk into the house and hear my mother saying this phrase I had taught her. The caller was probably one of my friends, and if I hadn't explained to them that my mother didn't speak English, they would probably be wondering why this woman sounded rude.
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