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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).

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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.

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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.

(L-R) Uriel Gurvitz and Yitzy Rosenberg of the Ner Yaakov class; event host Steve Spira receiving a basketball signed by the entire boys class; and Etta Israel’s Executive Director Dr. Michael Held.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Etta Israel Center’s 11th Annual Dessert Reception took place recently in Los Angeles. Etta Israel’s well-respected programs include the Ner Yaakov class for boys with learning disabilities, founded in memory of Aharon Yaakov Kornwasser, z”l, and the Ner Shoshana class, founded in memory of Shoshana Hayman Greenbaum, Hy”d.

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Posted on: May 14th, 2013

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Jewish Press columnist Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, founder and president of Hineni, the international Torah outreach organization, recently addressed an overflowing audience at the Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine in southern California. Rebbetzin Jungreis’s address theme, “Making a Good Relationship Magical,” was apropos for the evening’s main mission: raising funds for the Irvine community’s mikveh.

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Posted on: May 1st, 2013

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The Los Angeles community celebrated Israel’s 65th birthday recently with an early morning Walk for Israel, followed by a Celebrate Israel 65 Festival at Rancho Park.

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Posted on: May 1st, 2013

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The National Bible Contest, Chidon HaTanach, recently announced the names of the students who are qualified to compete in the national competition this Sunday at Yeshiva University in New York.

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