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YU Program In L.A.

In the initial year of the Yeshiva University (YU) Center for the Jewish Future’s Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education, the program’s second seminar,...

Spiegel Shul’s Melaveh Malkah

Kanner Hall was the site of Ohr HaChaim’s recent annual melaveh malkah. The shul, known as the Spiegel Shul and located in the Fairfax-Hancock Park community, was originally founded by Spiegel family members. The Spiegels still tend to the shul’s needs.

Zion Orphanage Jerusalem Still Growing

Members of the Los Angeles Jewish community recently attended a reception for the Zion Orphanage Jerusalem. Founded over 100 years ago by Rabbi Abraham Yochanan Blumenthal, the orphanage started out as home to Israel’s homeless children.

Anshe Emes Honors The Wilsteins

More than 150 members of the Los Angeles Jewish community recently attended the 2011 Anshe Emes Dessert Reception at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel to honor David and Susan Wilstein for their lifetime of dedication and commitment to Los Angeles and the Torah way of life. As one attendee was overheard to say: “It’s so wonderful that you’re honoring Dave and Sue. They’re really extraordinary people.”

Winkler Reappointed

Los Angeles County Commissioner Howard Winkler was unanimously reappointed by the L. A. County Board of Supervisors to the Los Angeles County Commission on Alcohol & Other Drugs (CCAOD) for a term that extends to the end of 2014.

Kamenitzer Rosh Hayeshiva In L.A.

The Los Angeles Jewish community recently welcomed the Kamenitz-Yerushalayim rosh hayeshiva, HaRav Yitzchok Scheiner, for a five-day visit. Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz and his wife were the rosh hayeshiva’s hosts.

Reception For Rep. Berkley

Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nevada) was a special luncheon guest over Chol HaMoed Sukkos in the Los Angeles sukkah of Barbara and Stanley Treitel. Berkley, a U.S. Senate candidate, thanked the Jewish community for inviting her and hearing her views on Israel and related matters.

Reception For Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva

Lakewood's Rosh Hayeshiva Rabbi Malkiel Kotler visited L.A. recently to attend the yearly reception for Beth Medrash Govoha (the Lakewood Yeshiva). Following an established tradition of 25 years, the family of Dr. Nechemia Abbott, a"h, hosted the annual gathering for the yeshiva.

Rav Aharon Schechter Visits L.A.

Rav Aharon Schechter (seated) speaking with Rabbi Summers and his son at a reception for Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin. (Photo credit: Arye D. Gordon)     Rav...

Rav Aharon Schechter Visits L.A.

Rav Aharon Schechter (seated) speaking with Rabbi Summers and his son at a reception for Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin. (Photo credit: Arye D. Gordon)     Rav...

Honoring Rep. Ros-Lehtinen

Members of the Los Angeles Jewish community attended a recent breakfast for Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), hosted by Esther and Rafi Katz. Ros-Lehtinen, her state's first Republican female elected to the House of Representatives, currently chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Chassidishe Kollel’s Annual Dinner

The Los Angeles Kollel Yechiel Yehuda recently held its annual dinner honoring Mr. and Mrs. Berel Weiss. Reb Elie Ryzman spoke of his meeting with the previous Modzitzer Rebbe, who, during their conversation, said, "You should know that Reb Berel Weiss is a gaon b'chesed, and we should all learn from him."

Rabbi Bakst Visits L.A.

On a recent visit to Los Angeles, Rabbi Yehuda Bakst, rosh hayeshiva of Ateres Mordechai of Detroit, delivered a shiur at a reception in his honor. The Kest family hosted the reception.

Tolna Rebbe Visits L.A.

The Los Angeles community recently hosted a weeklong visit by the Tolna Rebbe of Yerushalayim. The Rebbe visited all the main Jewish communities from Pico-Robertson to Hancock Park, and the San Fernando Valley.

Chassidishe Kollel’s Annual Dinner

The Los Angeles Kollel Yechiel Yehuda recently held its annual dinner honoring Mr. and Mrs. Berel Weiss. Reb Elie Ryzman spoke of his meeting with the previous Modzitzer Rebbe, who said, "You should know that Reb Berel Weiss is a gaon b'chesed, and we should all learn from him."

Chassidishe Kollel’s Annual Dinner

The Los Angeles Kollel Yechiel Yehuda recently held its annual dinner honoring Mr. and Mrs. Berel Weiss. Reb Elie Ryzman spoke of his meeting with the previous Modzitzer Rebbe, who said, "You should know that Reb Berel Weiss is a gaon b'chesed, and we should all learn from him."

How Stanley Diller Survived The Holocaust

  Photo credit: Arye D. Gordon                 At the Hancock Park home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Diller, the women of Beis Chana heard the fascinating...

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