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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
Plot Thickens in Sony Pictures North Korea Hack Attack Saga

December 23, 2014 - 5:27 AM
 
Young Arab Teens Confess to Attacking Border Guard Officers

December 23, 2014 - 3:14 AM
 
Philly Ties Har Nof Victims’ Shloshim to Hanukkah Theme of Rededication

December 23, 2014 - 2:36 AM
 
Glasgow Holiday Shoppers Struck by ‘Out of Control’ Sanitation Truck

December 22, 2014 - 10:46 PM
 
Another French ‘Allahu Akbar’ Attack, Driver Slams into Crowd

December 22, 2014 - 10:30 PM
 
Israel Denies IDF Drone Shot Down by Syria

December 22, 2014 - 9:29 PM
 
Bringing the Light of Chanukah to Israel’s Widows and Orphans

December 22, 2014 - 8:12 PM
 
New Poll: Shows Netanyahu Will Lead Next Gov’t with Haredim

December 22, 2014 - 4:26 PM
 
Palestinian Authority Terrorist Tries to Kill Soldier at Checkpoint

December 22, 2014 - 11:44 AM
 
NY Police Search for Missing Links on Deranged Muslim Murderer of Cops

December 22, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Yehuda Glick Running as Likud MK Candidate

December 22, 2014 - 10:17 AM
 
Arabs Imitate Ancient Greeks and Vandalize Joseph’s Tomb

December 22, 2014 - 10:07 AM
 
Giant Chabad Menorah Lit Without Ceremony in Martin Place, Sydney

December 22, 2014 - 9:53 AM
 
Egypt Reopens Rafah Crossing

December 22, 2014 - 7:46 AM
 
India May Pull Rug Out From Under Abbas in UN Vote

December 22, 2014 - 6:22 AM
 
Syria Downs Israeli Drone Near Border [video]

December 22, 2014 - 4:37 AM
 
French Driver Shouting “Allahu Akbar” Plows into Crowd

December 22, 2014 - 12:05 AM
 
Jewish Man ‘Accidentally’ Run Over – Twice

December 21, 2014 - 8:21 PM
 
Terror Victim Protected ‘Mohammed the Zionist’ from Terrorists

December 21, 2014 - 7:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Exploits Elections to Raise Minimum Wage

December 21, 2014 - 2:42 PM
 
Abbas: We Won’t Use Violence – Unless We Will

December 21, 2014 - 1:58 PM
 
Kindertransport Documentary Selected for Permanent Preservation

December 21, 2014 - 1:42 PM
 
Black GOP Leader Prays at the Western Wall for ‘Solomonic Wisdom’

December 21, 2014 - 1:34 PM
 
Police Raid Homes of Anti-Assimilation Volunteers

December 21, 2014 - 12:13 PM
 
Rock-Throwing Terrorists Hit 4-Year-old Boy at Gush Etzion

December 21, 2014 - 11:13 AM
 
Jewish Home Unity Overcomes the ’Yesha Faction’

December 21, 2014 - 10:40 AM
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West Coast Happenings
(L-R) Rabbi Gavriel Hershoff, director of Aish-Tamid; Fred Keivanfar, director of Admissions and Finance, ORT-College of Los Angeles; Joseph Neman, director of ORT- College of Los Angeles; Rabbi Mordechai Katz, dean of Bais Toras Menachem; Rabbi Levi Bennish, director of Bais Toras Menachem; and Rabbi Levi Chazan, semicha program magid shiur at Bais Toras Menachem.
 

Posted on: September 17th, 2013

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After several years of negotiations, Yeshivas Bais Toras Menachem of Los Angeles and ORT-College of Los Angeles are joining forces in an educational endeavor.

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Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

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Alex Shloime Friedman, 93, departed from this world on August 18, 2013 (13 Elul 5773) to meet his Creator.

Hebrew- and English-language development through materials and activities that reflect multiple modalities and intelligences.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

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During the past few years Los Angeles has experienced a changing landscape in the area of Jewish education. Older institutions changed formats, such as Shalhevet – which expanded its doors to include a lower school and then reformatted back to a high school. Recently, educators experimented with new models; Yeshiva High Tech and Chabad of South La Cinega each have their own Jewish Montessori preschool. And the latest challenger to L.A.’s educational paradigm is Darko, a Jewish Montessori elementary school.

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2013

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After many Los Angeles high school graduates choose to spend a year studying in seminary or yeshiva in Israel, some return home confused about their next step in life. Some find jobs; others focus on continued education.

The Raoul Wallenberg Statue (Photo credit: Arye D. Gordon)
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013

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Earlier this month the Jewish Family Services, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and numerous L.A. political and community leaders hosted the rededication of the Raoul Wallenberg Statue.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

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Ohel Sara, a new seminary for women who’ve just completed high school or learning in Israel, will open in October. The program, to be housed at the Young Israel of Los Angeles, already has an enrollment of 19 students from outside L.A. – in addition to local students.

(L-R) L.A. County Commissioner Howard Winkler, Sen. James Risch, OU President Martin Nachimson, and Dr. Morry Waksberg.
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

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A select group of Jewish leaders from various segments of the Jewish community recently gathered in Los Angeles to hear from visiting U.S. Sen. James E. Risch (R-ID).

Rabbi Moshe Dear
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2013

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Rabbi Moshe Dear, headmaster of Yavneh Academy in Los Angeles since 1999, was selected to represent private schools as a 2013 National Distinguished Principal. This is the 30th year that the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has presented this prestigious award. Rabbi Dear is one of only six private school principals from across the country, and the fourth yeshiva principal ever, to receive this award.

Back row: (L-R) Gadiel Yaron, Chaim Marks, Dean Esther Lowy, Sharona Haroonian, Chanita Sipen, Bracha Ahuva Mahpari, Leora Dahan, and Brana Ratner-Stauber. Front row: (L-R) Zoya Ogiyvsky, Diana Cooper, Menucha Cohen, Joelle Czech, and Rena Dahan. Not pictured: David Oaknine, Aaron Rosenberg, Aliza Rosenberg, and Joseph Schrage.
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

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At the recent seventh graduation ceremonies of Touro College Los Angeles (TCLA) at Sapper Hall on its West Hollywood campus, Touro’s president, Dr. Alan Kadish, referred to the graduates as pioneers who have laid the foundation for the future of Touro’s growth and its increasing service to the Greater Los Angeles Jewish Community.”

(L-R) Dimitry Olevsky; Rabbi Dovid Lipson; and Maksim Velichkin. They performed at the Los Angeles recital for Kollel Aliyos Shlomo of Yerushalayim. (Photo: Rabbi Arye D. Gordon)
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2013

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A special recital of chamber music by a trio of musicians, including Rabbi Dovid Lipson on the piano, took place in Los Angeles recently. Funds raised at the recital benefited Kollel Aliyos Shlomo of Yerushalayim.

Rabbi Pinchas Gruman
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

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Rabbi Pinchas Gruman is the new rav of the Minyan at Aish Tamid. One of the most respected Torah figures in Los Angeles, Rabbi Gruman has been described as “The Los Angeles link in the mesorah of the yeshiva world” by Rabbi Nachum Sauer. As a talmid in Lakewood in the 1950s, Rabbi Gruman received semicha from Rav Aaron Kotler, zt”l, and Rav Moshe Feinstein, zt”l. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles.

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