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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1996 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first religious school on the West Coast to offer complete rabbinical training will open soon at the University of Judaism, a historic--and initially controversial--step expanding the spiritual and academic strength of U.S. Judaism beyond its traditional East Coast base.
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NEWS
August 10, 1996 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first religious school on the West Coast to offer complete rabbinical training will open soon at the University of Judaism, a historic--and initially, controversial--step expanding the spiritual and academic strength of U.S. Judaism beyond its traditional East Coast base.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1996 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Armed with a pinch of art worldly idealism, one can notice a sort of perceptual backlash taking place in the calm quarters of art galleries. Increasingly, they are becoming sanctuaries from the bombardments of information-age stimuli. As the pace of electronic media and digital technology accelerates, creating a whirlwind of transient data, the power of simple, static imagery--and well-placed texts--seems to be gaining force. Or is this wishful thinking?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1995
A Sunday at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, is a day spent in contemplation. The Sculpture Garden sits on grassy knolls surrounded by honeysuckle and brush. Upstairs, stroll the narrow aisles of the Ostrow Library with its Hebrew, Yiddish and English titles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1995 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rabbinical students will be able to complete their training and be ordained on the West Coast for the first time, thanks to a $22-million donation made to the University of Judaism. The gift, from a family foundation that wishes to remain anonymous, is one of the largest ever made to a U.S. Jewish educational institution, said Robert Wexler, president of the campus on Mulholland Drive atop the Sepulveda Pass.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1995 | JOHN DART
The University of Judaism's announcement this week that it will expand its two-year rabbinical school into the West Coast's first full-fledged seminary to ordain rabbis has met with a cool reception from Conservative Judaism's only other U.S. seminary. Chancellor Ismar Schorsch of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York said through a spokesperson Thursday that he would not comment on the announcement.
NEWS
September 13, 1995 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rabbinical students will be able to complete their training and be ordained on the West Coast for the first time thanks to an anonymous gift of $22 million to the University of Judaism, school administrators announced Tuesday. The gift from a family foundation is one of the largest ever made to a U.S. Jewish educational institution, said Robert Wexler, president of the campus on Mulholland Drive atop the Sepulveda Pass.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1995 | JEANNETTE DeSANTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was more than the traditional bagels and challah, or egg bread, at the Taste of Kosher Los Angeles and Wine Festival on Sunday at the University of Judaism in the hills above Sherman Oaks. About 3,000 participants feasted on non-traditional but nonetheless kosher Italian, Mexican and Chinese cuisine from some of the area's finest restaurants and caterers--all of whom specialize in meals prepared according to Jewish dietary laws.
NEWS
September 10, 1993 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for Valley Life.
Although hard times have forced most arts organizations to scale down their programs, the University of Judaism's Fine Arts Council continues to present a regular series of art shows in its Marjorie and Herman Platt Gallery. Formed in 1985, the council has organized exhibits ranging from Albrecht Durer prints, Robert Rauschenberg's work and pieces from the university's collection to group shows of work by Jewish artists, multiethnic artists and members of local artists organizations.
NEWS
July 11, 1993 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Bella Hess has served as the resident authority on music, art and linguistics for more than three decades at the University of Judaism's library. Last week, Hess retired from her duties after a lengthy career that began on a converted basketball court in the old Hollywood Athletic Club. In the late 1950s, she worked in the library's cramped quarters before it moved to its present location atop Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. "I wasn't a big shot," said the North Hollywood resident.
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