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May 31, 1996 | LARRY GORDON JOHN DART and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Transfixed by the closeness of the Israeli election results, Los Angeles' Jewish and Israeli emigre communities pondered the voting results Thursday with a mixture of joy, fear, uncertainty--and above all passionate interest in how the complicated politics of the small democracy will affect its security and economy. "A country that is so divided is going to require extraordinary leadership to bring it together," John R.
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September 24, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Somewhere between the mariachi bands and the cantors belting out songs today at the San Fernando Valley's first Latino-Jewish festival is an attempt to find harmony between two groups whose political ambitions have occasionally clashed. State Sen. Richard Alarcon (D-Sylmar), who organized the event, knows the perils of ethnic politicking as well as anyone.
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March 4, 1996 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Shir-Heaven" is the name of Lisa Wanamaker's second album, and if you know Hebrew, you realize it's a pun. Shir is the Hebrew word for "song." Wanamaker, a 16-year resident here, is a singer of Jewish songs. Last night, she sang a new Yiddish love song in the 1996 American Jewish Song Festival at Valley Beth Shalom synagogue in Encino.
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September 24, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Somewhere between the mariachi bands and the cantors today at the Valley's first Latino-Jewish festival is an attempt to find harmony between two groups whose political ambitions have occasionally clashed. State Sen. Richard Alarcon (D-Sylmar), who organized the event, knows the perils of ethnic politicking as well as anyone.
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March 15, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mount Sinai Memorial Park, which has been running out of burial space at its hillside site across the Los Angeles River from Burbank, on Sunday will dedicate the largest Jewish cemetery west of the Mississippi at a new location in Simi Valley. The location presents a study in contrasts: Although Simi Valley has a population of more than 100,000, so few of them are Jews that the city has only one synagogue, a 100-family Reform temple.
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April 2, 1996 | MARGARET RAMIREZ
More than 50 members of the Valley's Jewish community met Monday with U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer as she discussed issues ranging from abortion and affirmative action to concerns about international terrorism and the ongoing peace process in Israel. Speaking at an informal luncheon at the Bernard Milken Jewish Community Center, the California Democrat summed up the Congress' partisan warfare as a constant battle about reopening old issues.
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April 29, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their thoughts on their violence-racked homeland, thousands of Israeli emigres celebrated Israel's 48th Independence Day in Lake View Terrace on Sunday with speeches, traditional folk dances--and a distinctly nontraditional swimsuit modeling show. To guard against the possibility of terrorism, the event's organizers hired extra security, and Los Angeles police officers patrolled outside the Hansen Dam Sports Complex. There were no reported incidents of violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their thoughts not far from their violence-racked homeland, thousands of Israeli emigres celebrated Israel's 48th Independence Day here Sunday with speeches, traditional folk dances and a distinctly nontraditional swimsuit show. To guard against the possibility of terrorism, the event's organizers hired extra security and Los Angeles police officers patrolled outside the Hansen Dam sports complex. There were no reported incidents of violence.
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December 16, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
About 350 members of the local group of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles crowded into the Eretz Cultural Center in Reseda Wednesday to discuss the changing face of the Jewish community in the San Fernando Valley. "We've seen a change in social service needs," said Meredith Rodman, president of the group's women's division for the Valley region of the federation, which provides nutritional, educational and housing programs throughout Los Angeles.
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February 29, 1996
Wondering as they celebrated Hanukkah in December why holiday postage stamps showed only Christmas scenes, the students of the Kadima Hebrew Academy set out to fill the gap, launching a letter-writing campaign to government officials for a Hanukkah stamp. On Wednesday, they got it. Woodland Hills Postmaster Mike Madrigal delivered the news to Kadima's kindergarten class, who had submitted proposed stamp designs featuring dreidels and menorahs along with their letters. Although the U.S.
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February 28, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS
Masseur Chad Berman wanted to make sure the volunteers were comfortable. So with massage chair in tow, he kneaded the sore muscles, stiff necks and strained hands of volunteers who operated phones Sunday for the Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance's United Jewish Fund "Super Sunday Phone-A-Thon." "I want them to make as much money as possible," said Berman, who has donated his massage services to the fund-raising drive for the last four years.
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September 16, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Jews celebrate the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, many have complained about 24 banners flying in the San Fernando Valley proclaiming "Jesus Is the Messiah!" and "Yes There Are Jews Who Believe in Jesus." "I think it is an affront to the Jewish community, especially during the High Holy Days, to have these types of banners," said Councilman Hal Bernson, who received complaints this week. "I thought it was poor judgment . . . to approve these things."
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September 16, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Jews, the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are a time of quiet introspection and warm fellowship with family and friends. Some synagogues choose to advertise their services through newspaper ads, and a few have applied to the city to hang street banners from light poles. But some Jews in the San Fernando Valley say 24 banners fluttering in the breeze that include the phrases, "Yes, there are Jews who believe in Jesus" and "Jesus is the Messiah!" are offensive.
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March 15, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mount Sinai Memorial Park, which has been running out of burial space at its hillside site across the Los Angeles River from Burbank, on Sunday will dedicate the largest Jewish cemetery west of the Mississippi at a new location in Simi Valley. The location presents a study in contrasts: Although Simi Valley has a population of more than 100,000, so few of them are Jews that the city has only one synagogue, a 100-family Reform temple.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1996 | LARRY GORDON JOHN DART and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Transfixed by the closeness of the Israeli election results, Los Angeles' Jewish and Israeli emigre communities pondered the voting results Thursday with a mixture of joy, fear, uncertainty--and above all passionate interest in how the complicated politics of the small democracy will affect its security and economy. "A country that is so divided is going to require extraordinary leadership to bring it together," John R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their thoughts on their violence-racked homeland, thousands of Israeli emigres celebrated Israel's 48th Independence Day in Lake View Terrace on Sunday with speeches, traditional folk dances--and a distinctly nontraditional swimsuit modeling show. To guard against the possibility of terrorism, the event's organizers hired extra security, and Los Angeles police officers patrolled outside the Hansen Dam Sports Complex. There were no reported incidents of violence.
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April 2, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
More than 100 people are expected next Tuesday at Temple Beth Hillel's Moses Seder, a Passover service and feast for Jews with mental and physical disabilities and their families and friends. The Seder--a celebration of the Jews' exodus from slavery in Egypt--is being sponsored for the 11th year by the temple's Moses Program, which attempts to mainstream Jews with disabilities into worship services and temple activities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS
Masseur Chad Berman wanted to make sure the volunteers were comfortable. So with massage chair in tow, he kneaded the sore muscles, stiff necks and strained hands of volunteers who operated phones Sunday for the Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance's United Jewish Fund "Super Sunday Phone-A-Thon." "I want them to make as much money as possible," said Berman, who has donated his massage services to the fund-raising drive for the last four years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their thoughts not far from their violence-racked homeland, thousands of Israeli emigres celebrated Israel's 48th Independence Day here Sunday with speeches, traditional folk dances and a distinctly nontraditional swimsuit show. To guard against the possibility of terrorism, the event's organizers hired extra security and Los Angeles police officers patrolled outside the Hansen Dam sports complex. There were no reported incidents of violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1996 | MARGARET RAMIREZ
More than 50 members of the Valley's Jewish community met Monday with U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer as she discussed issues ranging from abortion and affirmative action to concerns about international terrorism and the ongoing peace process in Israel. Speaking at an informal luncheon at the Bernard Milken Jewish Community Center, the California Democrat summed up the Congress' partisan warfare as a constant battle about reopening old issues.
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