Rav Chaim Halpern In L.A. Yeshiva Visit

HaGaon HaRav Chaim Halpern, rosh yeshiva of Ohr Joseph in Novardok, France, visited Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov-Ohr Eliyahu in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles.

USC Shoah Foundation, Universal Studios Create IWitness Video Challenge

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of “Schindler’s List,” Universal Studios Home Entertainment has partnered with the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education for the launch of the IWitness Video Challenge.

Friedman Appointed Commissioner

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed attorney Andrew Friedman to the Commission on Local Government Services. L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich presented the motion of appointment.

Efrat Celebrates Yom Ha’Atzmaut In L.A.

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.

Jewish Leaders Briefed By Sen. Risch

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).

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,...

L.A. Reception For Zion Orphanage

A reception was held recently in the home of Rafi and Esther Katz for The Zion Orphanage Jerusalem. Once again the L.A. community responded with concern and support for this century-old institution that has created a home and hope for hundreds of children who had neither.

Yom Kippur In Colorado

As a result of more than 15 inches of rainfall over a matter of days in Boulder, Colorado and surrounding areas last month – killing seven people, causing damage to more than 15,000 others, and destroying nearly 2,000 homes – synagogues and its scheduled services took a major blow.

Kever Rachel Fund Reception

A special gathering was held recently in Los Angeles celebrating the continued preservation of Kever Rachel.

L.A. Mayoral Campaign In Full Swing

The Friedman Law Offices recently hosted a breakfast reception honoring Los Angeles mayoral candidate and the city’s current controller Wendy Greuel. The breakfast was attended by numerous rabbis and other L.A. clergy members, along with special guest speaker Rabbi Eliyahu Abergel, the chief judge of Jerusalem’s Rabbinic Court.

Touro L.A. Busier Than Ever

As a result of the combined efforts of administration, faculty and student body members toward implementing the academic mission of Touro College Los Angeles (TCLA), the college has grown mightily over the past year. TCLA’s focus on developing innovative programs is being lauded in academic circles.

ETTA’s Expansion

ETTA’s 20th Annual Gala, held recently at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, attracted more than 400 members of the Los Angeles community in support of ETTA’s work on behalf of Jewish adults with special needs.

Hungarian Ambassador In L.A.

Dr. George Szapary, the Hungarian ambassador to the U.S., recently visited Los Angeles to discuss political, social and economic matters with that city’s leaders.

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