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October 17, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As gloom deepened over the Middle East, about 1,700 people gathered at a West Los Angeles synagogue Monday night in support of Israel and the United States' efforts to broker peace. The rally at Sinai Temple was among the largest of a series at synagogues across Los Angeles, home to the second-largest Jewish population in the nation. They were called as escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians has claimed more than 100 lives in recent weeks.
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October 17, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As gloom deepened over the Middle East, about 1,700 people gathered at a West Los Angeles synagogue Monday night in support of Israel and the United States' efforts to broker peace. The rally at Sinai Temple was among the largest of a series at synagogues across Los Angeles, home to the second-largest Jewish population in the nation. They were called as escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians has claimed more than 100 lives in recent weeks.
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September 19, 1999 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The walls of Temple Knesset Israel showed no sign of past desecration. Yet, the congregants and community members gathered at the Los Feliz synagogue Saturday said they would not forget. Nearly one month since their temple was defaced with a swastika, members of Temple Knesset Israel attended a multicultural interfaith service in a collective stand against hate.
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November 3, 1999 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
The oldest synagogue structure in the San Fernando Valley--Adat Ari El's David Familian Chapel--will be designated as a California State Point of Historical Interest on Sunday, exactly 50 years after the building was dedicated. The chapel, with its many stained-glass windows depicting Jewish holidays, has always had a warm feeling, said Rabbi Moshe Rothblum, who has been with the 900-family Conservative synagogue since 1971. "It has a sense of history that this is where it all began," he said.
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April 7, 1997 | ED BOND
To mark the expansion of the oldest Orthodox Jewish synagogue in the San Fernando Valley and the repair of a Jewish school damaged in a firebombing, more than 100 members of the Valley's Orthodox community marched, danced and sang Sunday in an event that took place at both locales. The celebration began in the parking lot of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, which is undergoing a $1.7-million expansion. "As you can see, the construction has already begun," said Joshua Levy, building chairman.
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October 17, 1991 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tujunga synagogue that has had ongoing problems with vandalism has again been defaced with swastikas and other graffiti, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. Members of the Verdugo Hills Hebrew Center, in the 10200 block of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard, discovered the markings Tuesday morning, Detective Jim Soles said. The swastikas and other graffiti were drawn on the north and east sides of the building with a black marker, Soles said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1999 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
The oldest synagogue structure in the San Fernando Valley--Adat Ari El's David Familian Chapel--will be designated as a California State Point of Historical Interest on Sunday, exactly 50 years after the building was dedicated. The chapel, with its many stained-glass windows depicting Jewish holidays, has always had a warm feeling, said Rabbi Moshe Rothblum, who has been with the 900-family Conservative synagogue since 1971. "It has a sense of history that this is where it all began," he said.
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July 25, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling the vandalism marring an old Boyle Heights synagogue a "tragedy" and a "scandal," the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to immediately barricade the building and declare it a public nuisance. Building and Safety Department officials consulted contractors Wednesday afternoon and plan to start work as early as Friday at the Breed Street shul, a city cultural-historic monument that was built in 1923 and was featured in both the original and remade "Jazz Singer" movies.
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July 1, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending years of uncertainty over the future of the deteriorated Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights, the Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to acquire the synagogue--featured in the original and the remake of "The Jazz Singer"--and turn it over to the Jewish Historical Society for a museum and community meeting room. That move came over the objections of the now-defunct congregation, whose lawyer said the building should be destroyed and the property sold.
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July 23, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pigeon carcasses lie where worshipers once stood. A tangle of tattered prayer shawls fills the Holy Ark, normally reserved for the sacred Torah scrolls. Graffiti obscure a mural of the Ten Commandments, gang monikers mar Stars of David. Books that Jewish law say must be buried in the earth rather than tossed in the trash are splayed on the synagogue floor--bindings torn, pages soiled by urine and bird droppings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1999 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The walls of Temple Knesset Israel showed no sign of past desecration. Yet, the congregants and community members gathered at the Los Feliz synagogue Saturday said they would not forget. Nearly one month since their temple was defaced with a swastika, members of Temple Knesset Israel attended a multicultural interfaith service in a collective stand against hate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending years of uncertainty over the future of the deteriorated Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights, the Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to acquire the synagogue--featured in the original and the remake of "The Jazz Singer"--and turn it over to the Jewish Historical Society for a museum and community meeting room. That move came over the objections of the now-defunct congregation, whose lawyer said the building should be destroyed and the property sold.
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April 7, 1997 | ED BOND
To mark the expansion of the oldest Orthodox Jewish synagogue in the San Fernando Valley and the repair of a Jewish school damaged in a firebombing, more than 100 members of the Valley's Orthodox community marched, danced and sang Sunday in an event that took place at both locales. The celebration began in the parking lot of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, which is undergoing a $1.7-million expansion. "As you can see, the construction has already begun," said Joshua Levy, building chairman.
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July 25, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling the vandalism marring an old Boyle Heights synagogue a "tragedy" and a "scandal," the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to immediately barricade the building and declare it a public nuisance. Building and Safety Department officials consulted contractors Wednesday afternoon and plan to start work as early as Friday at the Breed Street shul, a city cultural-historic monument that was built in 1923 and was featured in both the original and remade "Jazz Singer" movies.
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July 23, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pigeon carcasses lie where worshipers once stood. A tangle of tattered prayer shawls fills the Holy Ark, normally reserved for the sacred Torah scrolls. Graffiti obscure a mural of the Ten Commandments, gang monikers mar Stars of David. Books that Jewish law say must be buried in the earth rather than tossed in the trash are splayed on the synagogue floor--bindings torn, pages soiled by urine and bird droppings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1991 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tujunga synagogue that has had ongoing problems with vandalism has again been defaced with swastikas and other graffiti, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. Members of the Verdugo Hills Hebrew Center, in the 10200 block of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard, discovered the markings Tuesday morning, Detective Jim Soles said. The swastikas and other graffiti were drawn on the north and east sides of the building with a black marker, Soles said.
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July 18, 1996
Nearly 100 clergy members gathered Wednesday morning with city fire and police officials to learn how to protect their houses of worship in the wake of the recent spate of church arson cases in the South. While no racially motivated arsons have occurred recently at area churches or synagogues, Los Angeles police Chief Willie L. Williams said the fires "should not be viewed as something far away."
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September 15, 1993
At sundown today, Jews will gather at synagogues throughout Los Angeles to wish each other L'Shanah Tova, marking the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year 5754. These gatherings will be followed by services Thursday at Reform temples and on Thursday and Friday at Conservative and Orthodox synagogues. Rosh Hashanah is a celebratory time, when new year greetings are exchanged and holiday fruits apples dipped in honey are served.
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