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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 ages 22 to 45.
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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 ages 22 to 45.
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May 16, 1987
Rabbi Sheldon Dorph has been appointed executive director of the Pacific Southwest Region of United Synagogue of America. Over the past 15 years, he has served as principal of Los Angeles Hebrew High School and as founding headmaster of the Golda Meir School. After earning his rabbinic ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, he received a doctorate in education at Teachers College of Columbia University.
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November 24, 1997
Re "Netanyahu Visit Raises Jewish Issues," Nov. 18: The Rabbinical Council of California is the umbrella organization of the Orthodox synagogues of Southern California, and one of the largest regional rabbinical organizations in the U.S. The slanted and erroneous portrayal of Aish HaTorah as a fringe group compels us to respond. Aish HaTorah is a mainstream, apolitical, educational organization that forges close ties with students and supporters, drawing Jews of all denomi- nations--Reform, Conservative and Orthodox--closer to their heritage.
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March 6, 1985 | LENORE LOOK, Times Staff Writer
A coalition of entertainers, clergy and members of local peace groups announced preliminary plans Tuesday for a weeklong arts festival in Los Angeles this summer to mark the 40th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It will be part of a nationwide effort to create public support for a nuclear test ban treaty.
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October 3, 1986 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
Admitting to some nervousness in the aftermath of the murder of 21 Jews in an Istanbul temple last month, synagogues in Southern California have beefed up security for the Jewish High Holy Days, which begin tonight with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah.
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September 20, 1993 | Compiled for The Times by Danielle Masterson
Operation Unity is a program that was formed with the strong backing of the entertainment community that brings Jewish and African-American youths together at churches and synagogues in Southern California to explore common ground. It was created by journalist Cookie Lommel after she visited Israel, where she witnessed the positive relations between Ethiopian Jews and Israelis. JASON SHEPHARD Member of Messiah Baptist Church, 17, Los Angeles We're all human first.
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August 24, 1986 | CARMEN VALENCIA, Times Staff Writer
For the past 20 years, a special appeal has been made during prayers on the eve of Yom Kippur by members of the Huntington Park Hebrew Congregation. Membership had started to decline, the Hebrew school closed for want of children and the Conservative congregation soon encountered difficulty gathering a minyan, or quorum, of 10 adults to conduct services. So each Yom Kippur eve, the congregation in this predominantly Latino city would appeal for one more year of survival.
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October 11, 1986 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Like Bonnie Schupak in Irvine, Sharon Haber of Fountain Valley plans to break the Yom Kippur fast with her havurah . But for Haber, a young mother, the havurah serves a special purpose. A convert to Judaism, Haber joined a havurah composed primarily of families in interfaith marriages, which made her conversion to Judaism "a richer, fuller experience," she said. "It's just like a big family and friends . . . . It made me feel real comfortable, like I had roots."
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May 15, 1999 | NONA YATES
Synagogues throughout Southern California will celebrate Shavuot next week, a holiday that marks the giving of the Torah to Moses and the Jewish people at Mt. Sinai. Shavuot will begin at sundown Thursday. Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, comes exactly seven weeks after Passover. It was known as an agricultural holiday in biblical times and was sometimes called the Feast of First Fruits.
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