May 18, 1987
About 30,000 people jammed Rancho Park in West Los Angeles for the 14th annual Los Angeles Jewish Festival, commemorating Israel's 39th birthday. Mayor Tom Bradley and City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky were among the civic leaders who attended the festival, which celebrates Yom Haatzmoat, Israel's independence day. The largest Jewish festival in the West featured folk dancing, carnival rides, Israeli-made products displayed in 100 booths and traditional Jewish food.
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April 7, 1989
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Thursday refused to force the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles to let a militant pro-Israeli group participate in two council-sponsored festivals. Kach International, a San Fernando Valley nonprofit group with ties to militant Israeli nationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane, sued the council on grounds that rejecting its application for festival booths violated Kach's right to freedom of speech and religion.
June 6, 1991
After a ruling from the Los Angeles city attorney's office, Kach International, an organization established by slain Rabbi Meir Kahane, was allowed to take part in Sunday's Los Angeles Jewish Festival--despite opposition from the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles. Federation officials had barred Kahane's group for years, arguing that its call for the mass expulsion of Arabs from Israel was morally repugnant.
October 29, 1998
All day: Film Festival Cinema Judaica '98: The fourth annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, which kicks off Sunday, will feature several films that focus on the Hungarian-Jewish experience. Hungarian director Judit Elek will be on hand to discuss her films "Awakening" and "A Free Man: The Life of Erno Fisch" after the screenings. There will be several U.S. and world premieres, including the closing-night film "The Photographer," a new documentary from Poland.
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September 8, 2003 |
Nearly 30,000 people gathered at Pierce College in Woodland Hills on Sunday to dance to Israeli folk music, watch performances by Jewish rock musicians and browse booths offering everything from hand-embroidered yarmulkes to kosher cookbooks and bat mitzvah planning services. The 11th biannual Los Angeles Jewish Festival was declared a "politics-free day" at which families and friends could come together and enjoy "just being Jewish," said festival chairwoman Nancy Parris Moskowitz.
June 8, 1992 |
It's already being declared the Year of the Woman in California. Will it also be the year of the vertically disadvantaged? Republican John Seymour, at 5 feet, 6 inches tall, stands several inches shorter than Democrat Dianne Feinstein in the race for the two-year "short" U.S. Senate seat. Democrat Barbara Boxer, 4 feet, 11 3/4 inches tall in stocking feet, faces off, so to speak, against the much taller Republican Bruce Herschensohn in the race for the six-year U.S. Senate post.