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May 9, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and PAUL LIEBERMAN and MARY CURTIUS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The money trickles in, $1 at a time, at a smoky bingo hall in Los Angeles County's tiniest city, the inaptly named Hawaiian Gardens. It winds up, by the millions, in one of the world's most sensitive hot spots--the disputed territories within Israel--supporting organizations dedicated to keeping the biblical lands under Jewish control. In the middle is Dr. Irving I. Moskowitz.
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December 19, 2001 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new president of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles has unveiled plans to save and renovate the group's Westside center, an institution beloved by generations that officials had threatened to close because of money woes. "It's time to really step forward and rebuild that facility into what the community there deserves," said Marty Jannol, the organization's new chief volunteer.
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April 13, 1997 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a murder that sent shock waves reverberating through middle-class homes across the Valley, as much for its unlikely cast of characters as for the unseemly threat it posed to streets long considered safe. The killers were members of a Van Nuys street gang; their getaway driver the teenage daughter of a wealthy Encino developer. Along for the ride were three 16-year-old girls with private school backgrounds and privileged families.
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June 9, 2001 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ari Ringelheim and David Cohen sat across from each other at a table littered with papers and books in the sanctuary at the Toras Hashem synagogue in Valley Village. Dressed conservatively in white shirts and dark pants, the young scholars vigorously debated a passage from the Talmud, the classic compendium of Jewish laws and commentaries that dates back 1,500 years.
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May 19, 1996 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The conference started Friday night with something every Jewish family knows--the lighting of the candles that marks the beginning of the Sabbath. But this ritual was different. Instead of an intimate family dining room, the setting was a conference room at the Burbank Airport Hilton.
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July 4, 1998 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' Jewish community--the third-largest in the world--now numbers just over 519,000, with steady migration from around the nation and the world offsetting a relatively low birthrate, according to the first census of the area's Jewish population in nearly two decades. While migration has helped keep the area's Jewish population steady since the late 1970s, the Jewish community's center of gravity has increasingly moved westward over the past 20 years.
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September 27, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Synagogues in the growing area from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks are usually in a polite competition for new members before the High Holy Days. But this year the Conservative, Orthodox and Reform temples also have banded together in a united front against a newcomer--a Jewish congregation that believes in Jesus as the messiah.
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February 23, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In January of last year, a black family in Tujunga discovered a noose hanging from a tree on their front lawn. A racial epithet was chalked on the tree trunk. In February, a young "skinhead" in La Crescenta threatened his Jewish teacher with a gun. In June, two "gay bashers" attacked a man in Hollywood, beating him with bricks and rocks until his leg and ribs were broken.
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April 22, 1998 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shoppers in a market along bustling Pico Boulevard seek succulent sweets, smoked fish, dried dates, nuts and other delicacies arranged below signs in both Persian and English. Browsers at a Fairfax Avenue bookstore pick through Middle Eastern newspapers, magazines and compact discs. Refugees from the former Soviet Union line up for citizenship classes, religious instruction and social services at West Hollywood storefronts featuring Cyrillic lettering.
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September 18, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In a ramshackle home with peeling paint, lumpy sofas and a scruffy yard in painful need of water, a motley crew of hookers, scam artists, crackheads and thieves is talking about Yom Kippur, the Jewish holy day of solemn penitence that begins Sunday. What do these lowlifes know about such lofty matters? Plenty: They live the spirit of Yom Kippur and t'shuvah, or repentance and return, not merely once a year but every day.
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August 10, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The deliveryman was startled to find the front door locked when he yanked on it Wednesday afternoon at the Westside Jewish Community Center. "Oh, something new, eh?" he grinned to center director Michelle Labgold after he was buzzed into the center's terrazzo-floor lobby.
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March 11, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elderly women chat over a kosher meal in a dining room. Older men listen to a rabbi during a daily worship service. Aged couples gather in common rooms to celebrate sacred holidays and traditions. Since 1913, the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging has provided residential care for the city's elderly Jewish population, a demographic that is expected to double by 2040, officials said.
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September 18, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In a ramshackle home with peeling paint, lumpy sofas and a scruffy yard in painful need of water, a motley crew of hookers, scam artists, crackheads and thieves is talking about Yom Kippur, the Jewish holy day of solemn penitence that begins Sunday. What do these lowlifes know about such lofty matters? Plenty: They live the spirit of Yom Kippur and t'shuvah, or repentance and return, not merely once a year but every day.
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September 5, 1999 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than most people, Roman Rakover is aware of the hole, torn by the Nazis, in the fabric of every European Jewish family. A dozen years ago, the Calabasas man sat down to compile a genealogy of the Rakover family and to write its history. The project took him five years and resulted in a book that traces 13 generations of the family, from Rakover's great- great-great-great-great-great- grandfather and two of his brothers, down to 81-year-old Rakover, his many cousins and their children.
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September 5, 1999 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than most people, Roman Rakover is aware of the hole, torn by the Nazis, in the fabric of every European Jewish family. A dozen years ago, the Calabasas man sat down to compile a genealogy of the Rakover family and to write its history. It took five years and resulted in a book that traces 13 generations of the family from Rakover's great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather and two of his brothers, down to 81-year-old Rakover, his many cousins and their children.
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August 26, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although there was talk of his coming home today, 5-year-old Benjamin Kadish, the youngest and most seriously wounded victim of this month's shooting at the North Valley Jewish Community Center, will spend at least another two weeks rehabilitating in the hospital, doctors said Wednesday. Benjamin's biggest problem is that he is afraid to put any weight on his left leg because it still hurts, said Dr. Luis Montes, the chief rehabilitation physician at Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles.
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November 28, 1998 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sour smell of desperation at singles events--however faint--had always offended Alan Feinhandler. However, weary of his bachelor life and wanting to meet Jewish women, he decided to give the 405 Jewish Singles group a whirl. Concerned about the high number of interfaith marriages, a group of rabbis united by something very So-Cal--a freeway--early this year organized a singles group targeting people from 22 to 45.
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July 4, 1998 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' Jewish community--the third-largest in the world--now numbers just over 519,000, with steady migration from around the nation and the world offsetting a relatively low birthrate, according to the first new census of the area's Jewish population in nearly two decades. While migration has helped keep the Jewish population steady since the late 1970s, the Jewish community's center of gravity has increasingly moved westward over the past 20 years.
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August 14, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The shadow of this week's rampage of hate fell across Southern California temples Friday night as Jews celebrated Shabbat, struggling for ways to address the violence that tore through their community. Reflecting on the shootings that left a postal worker dead and five wounded at a Jewish community center in Granada Hills, rabbis and congregants called for vigilance, gave thanks for the outpouring of support and, in some cases, said they would be posting guards.
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August 9, 1999 | ROB O'NEIL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus will kick off the final construction phase of its Sports & Youth Complex with a hard-hat reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A $10,000 gift from the West Hills Hospital and Medical Center will be presented, and at least 100 donors are expected to make pledges of $1,000 each, said Jack Mayer, executive director of the complex. The reception will include tours of the facility, expected to open in December.
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