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June 20, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
Singing, some dancing and a lot of barbecue were all on the menu as about 120 fathers and grandfathers, residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, celebrated Father's Day on Friday. "The more celebrating you can do the better, especially when you get older," said Louis J. Feldman, rabbi at the Jewish Home. In the dining hall, decorated with red and blue balloons and Father's Day posters and banners, as many as four generations honored dad.
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February 2, 2014 | By Nita Lelyveld
Painful memories have the power to surface fresh and raw, even after many years. A great-grandmother once again can become a terrified little girl. A grandfather surrounded by friends and family can feel all alone in a vicious world. So it was at the Los Angeles Jewish Home in Reseda the other afternoon, when the drama club put on a play. The audience was made up almost entirely of octogenarians and nonagenarians. The cast ranged in age from 85 to 92. The performance understandably didn't rely on action.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1996
It's touted as the biggest Mother's Day celebration in the world, and it's happening today at the Jewish Home for the Aging's Eisenberg Village Campus in Reseda. More than 2,000 people--including celebrities Martin Landau, Mary Hart and Renee Taylor--are expected at the festivities that will include brunch, music, comedy and a magic performance. The celebration, in its second year, attracted 1,500 people last year.
NATIONAL
October 1, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
At wintertime in a Jewish home in the United States, you're more likely to find a Christmas tree than a kosher kitchen. That's one of the findings in a sweeping new study of Jewish Americans from the Pew Research Center, which polled nearly 3,500 Jewish Americans about their beliefs and practices. Nearly one out of three Jewish Americans - 32% - said they had a Christmas tree in their home last year, Pew found. In comparison, only 22% said they kept kosher at home. The survey focused chiefly on nearly 3,500 Jewish Americans, including both religious and nonreligious Jews.
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December 11, 1993 | ANDREA HEIMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Marc Kestenbaum, a self-described "kid who was socially conscious in the '60s," has always believed he could make a difference. As director of religious education at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, a Jewish residential treatment center for abused and emotionally impaired children, Kestenbaum offers hope to children who are desperate and often suicidal.
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June 26, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
The Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda received more than $1.2 million in contributions thanks to the efforts of a Beverly Hills-based real estate investor. Richard Ziman and 20 members of the Marilyn and Monty Hall Statesman's Club in Reseda recently donated $750,000 to help provide support to the facility's 750 residents, said Michael Turner, a spokesman for the Jewish home. In addition, Ziman issued a challenge to the community to match the amount.
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February 28, 1995 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sixteen years ago, when Esther Steiner heard her older sister, Rose Tammer, was moving into a nursing home, she was horrified. As a volunteer at a nursing home in her native New York City, she had her own idea of what such facilities are like--impersonal, crowded buildings where the elderly can only sit and degenerate. Then she came west to check on the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda and changed her mind. "I told my husband, 'I've made up my mind,' " said Steiner.
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May 1, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, Times Staff Writer
The penalty for helping Jews escape the German Gestapo during World War II was death. But that did not stop Polish teen-ager Irene Opdyke from hiding 12 Jewish friends in the basement of a German officer's villa, where she worked as a housekeeper. She saved countless other Jews by sharing information she overheard from Gestapo officers planning roundups in Jewish communities. In gratitude to Opdyke, who is 68 and lives in Orange County, administrators at the Jewish Home for the Aged in Reseda violated all their admissions policies and admitted the heroine's husband into their Alzheimer's disease unit last week.
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September 10, 2012 | Martha Groves
The Los Angeles Jewish Home, a leading provider of senior housing in the L.A. area, has bought 2.5 acres at Playa Vista and plans to establish its first Westside facility, officials said Saturday. Plans call for developing a senior care community that would become the hub for a network of related services. Now in its centennial year, the Jewish Home opened in 1912 in Boyle Heights to give shelter to five residents. For the next few decades, Boyle Heights -- named for Andrew Boyle, an Irish immigrant -- served as the hub of Jewish life in the area.
WORLD
March 14, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached deals Thursday with two political rivals that will enable him to forge a broad-based, but potentially unstable, coalition government. After weeks of hard-fought negotiations with the centrist party Yesh Atid and the nationalist Jewish Home, Netanyahu managed to persuade both to join his government with a combination of political promises and coveted ministry appointments. The agreements were still awaiting final signatures Thursday night, reportedly delayed by discussion of government titles for some players.
WORLD
July 24, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM - There was no white smoke and little pomp, but a collection of religious and political leaders emerged Wednesday from a much-anticipated private meeting in a Jerusalem hotel to announce the election of Israel's next two chief rabbis, who will take their place among the nation's most influential religious figures. It was a bruising, sometimes ugly campaign in which many of the candidates were tainted by allegations of corruption, nepotism or racism, underscoring why the government-funded rabbinate has fallen so low in public opinion in recent years.
WORLD
March 14, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached deals Thursday with two political rivals that will enable him to forge a broad-based, but potentially unstable, coalition government. After weeks of hard-fought negotiations with the centrist party Yesh Atid and the nationalist Jewish Home, Netanyahu managed to persuade both to join his government with a combination of political promises and coveted ministry appointments. The agreements were still awaiting final signatures Thursday night, reportedly delayed by discussion of government titles for some players.
WORLD
February 17, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - A new odd couple in Israeli politics has become the biggest obstacle to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to form the next government. The surprise alliance between Yair Lapid, 49, the rising star of Tel Aviv's secular elite, and Naftali Bennett, 40, the yarmulke-wearing head of a religious-nationalist party, has added an unexpected wrinkle to coalition talks. Nearly a month after the election, Netanyahu has yet to announce a single partner, with a mid-March deadline looming.
WORLD
January 24, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM - A final tally released Thursday of votes from this week's  parliamentary election in Israel broke the virtual tie between rival ideological factions, giving the right-wing bloc, including religious parties, 61 seats in the Knesset, compared with 59 seats for the center-left, including Arab parties. But the final figures -- a slight change from the preliminary 60-60 dead heat that was reported after Tuesday's vote -- are not expected to alter the course of coalition talks.
WORLD
January 24, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - A final tally released Thursday of votes from Israel's parliamentary election broke the tie between rival ideological factions, giving the right-wing bloc 61 seats in the Knesset compared with 59 seats for center-left parties. But the final figures - a slight change from the preliminary 60-60 dead heat that was reported after Tuesday's vote - are not expected to alter the course of coalition talks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party is seeking to form a broad-based government with the centrist Yesh Atid party, which surprised everyone by coming in second.
WORLD
December 25, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - As Israel heads toward national elections next month, there's no shortage of hot-button issues that might dominate the campaign, including Iran's nuclear program, a call to draft religious students into the army and a growing budget deficit. Instead, politicians are falling back into familiar debates about West Bank settlement construction and stalled peace talks with Palestinians. The issue jumped to the forefront of the campaign this month when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved to approve or advance nearly 12,000 units of Jewish housing in the Jerusalem area and West Bank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From the crocheted quilts folded on the edges of beds to the faded, framed photographs on night tables, the residents of the Jewish Home for the Aging strive to keep beloved traces of home nearby. But this week, 47 residents of the Reseda nursing home have been moved to the third floor of the North Hollywood Medical Center, which they will call home for up to two years.
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October 6, 1998 | SUE FOX
What does Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese science of creating a harmonious environment, have in common with Jewish sensibilities? Enough, apparently, to fill a six-week course this fall. The class, "Eco-Kosher and Feng Shui," is one of several being offered in Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks by the Conejo Valley Consortium for Adult Jewish Education. On Thursday, the series begins with a lecture on "The Tao of Judaism" at Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills.
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September 10, 2012 | Martha Groves
The Los Angeles Jewish Home, a leading provider of senior housing in the L.A. area, has bought 2.5 acres at Playa Vista and plans to establish its first Westside facility, officials said Saturday. Plans call for developing a senior care community that would become the hub for a network of related services. Now in its centennial year, the Jewish Home opened in 1912 in Boyle Heights to give shelter to five residents. For the next few decades, Boyle Heights -- named for Andrew Boyle, an Irish immigrant -- served as the hub of Jewish life in the area.
WORLD
April 26, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Reporting from Jerusalem
When Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat took office 18 months ago, he was heralded as a secular, progressive high-tech entrepreneur who would apply his business savvy to modernizing the ancient city, particularly after five years under an ultra-Orthodox leader. Barkat hired the same consultants as Disney for advice about crowd management and stood up to ultra-Orthodox demonstrators who demanded that he close city parking lots on the Sabbath. Already a multimillionaire, the 50-year-old mayor refused his government salary and spoke often about finding "win-win" compromises and burnishing Jerusalem's "brand."
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