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  1. Russian library faces possibility of a short shelf lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | The Jewish Journal

    For two decades, the Russian Language Public Library on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood has been a testament to the large wave of Soviet Jews who immigrated to the Los Angeles region with personal libraries and a passion for literature. The library holds more than 10,000 books donated by Russian-speaking immigrants who brought those treasured possessions in suitcases as they fled anti-Semitism and worsening economic conditions in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s.

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  2. Calendar: January 13-19, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | The Jewish Journal

    To celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Faithful Central Bible Church, led by Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, and Wilshire Boulevard Temple, led by Senior Rabbi Steve Leder, join to honor the values of the slain civil rights leader in their respective houses of worship as part of a continuing interfaith exchange between the two congregations.

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  3. Kahane's farewell gift to Los AngelesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | The Jewish Journal

    Jeffrey Kahane, who steps down as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra this season, started thinking about a series of concerts and events touching on themes of tolerance, compassion, cooperation and creativity when his tenure, the longest in the orchestra's history, began 20 years ago. Finally, during the three-week, citywide "Lift Every Voice" series, which runs Jan. 14-29, his vision will be fulfilled.

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  4. Dance studio gives a kick to his cafeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | The Jewish Journal

    Yasha Michelson, co-founder of Paper or Plastik Cafe in Mid-City, is not a typical caf owner. And his caf is not typical either.

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  5. Michael Goldberg, educator, dies at 57Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | The Jewish Journal

    Michael Lewis Goldberg, associate professor in the University of Washington-Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, died Dec. 26 in Los Angeles. He was 57. He had diabetes since he was a teenager and had undergone years of dialysis for kidney failure.

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  6. Bernard-Henri LA vy: A calling to see - and write about - the truthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | The Jewish Journal

    The peripatetic philosopher Bernard-Henri Lvy was en route from Iraq to his home in Paris when the Journal caught up with him by phone during a stopover in Morocco and spoke about a wide range of topics, from the election of Donald Trump to the successes of Zionism. The author of the recently released "The Genius of Judaism" has a conversational style that is somewhat less charged-up than his prose, but he displays the same command of history, politics and literature - and the same urgent moral concern - that characterize his published work .

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  7. L.A.'s chief architect: Deborah WeintraubRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | The Jewish Journal

    Deborah Weintraub's recent focus has been on the design for the replacement of the Sixth Street Viaduct and the restoration of the Hollyhock House . In a dusty, vacant lot across from Los Angeles City Hall last June, as a row of city officials announced the selection of the team to develop a new park there at the corner of West First Street and North Broadway, City Councilman Jose Huizar called Deborah Weintraub to the podium.

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  8. 'La La Land' composer, Jewish actors take prizes at Golden GlobesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | The Jewish Journal

    Although many of the Jewish Golden Globes nominees went home empty handed, a few actors and filmmakers with Jewish ancestry - and one young director who might be classified as an "honorary" Jew - made it to the winner's podium. Justin Hurwitz's musical gifts contributed immeasurably to the success of "La La Land," which won seven awards in the musical or comedy film category at the Sunday night ceremony.

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  9. Calendar: January 6-12Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | The Jewish Journal

    The Hollywood Stage Company has launched in Los Angeles with a new troupe of actors, singers, dancers and stage crew. The company's first production is the Holocaust-themed play "Bent," by Martin Sherman, which focuses on the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany.

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  10. Victoria Nodiff-Netanel: Her horses gallop to the emotional rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 5 | The Jewish Journal

    Victoria Nodiff-Netanel recently led two of her miniature horses into a courtyard at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, where families of seriously ill children stay free or at low cost while the children receive treatment at local hospitals. The residents eagerly gathered to pet Blue Moon and Liberty Belle - who stood about 27 inches tall, their manes adorned with festive braids and purple bows.

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  11. Barbara Dobkin: Holding open doors to elite universitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 5 | The Jewish Journal

    Even for the brightest high school students in East L.A.'s low-income areas, Barbara Dobkin says, the idea of attending an Ivy League college may be akin to traveling to Mars. And yet with Dobkin's help, students who otherwise wouldn't have dreamed of applying to schools across the country have been accepted to elite universities - Columbia, Yale and Stanford, to name a few.

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  12. Michael Lewis Goldberg, associate professor, dies at 57Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 3 | The Jewish Journal

    A child of Massachusetts and Los Angeles, and a resident of Kirkland, Washington, Michael Lewis Goldberg was an award-winning author and professor of American Studies at the University of Washington-Bothel since 1993 and received his Ph.D. from Yale University . He was joyfully devoted to his family, friends and students, a fierce social justice advocate, a witty raconteur, a wonderful musician, gardener, cook, and dog lover, and a proud member of Red Sox Nation.

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  13. 8 things for Jews to do at ChristmastimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | The Jewish Journal

    All fans are invited to screenings of the classic musical film "Fiddler on the Roof." With audi- ence participation, movie trivia and guest hosts, it's sure to be a memorable evening.

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  14. Moving and Shaking: Kirk Douglas birthday, JCC's 'One....Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | The Jewish Journal

    From left: Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend Kirk Douglas' 100th birthday celebration. Photo by Christopher Briscoe Legendary actor Kirk Douglas celebrated his 100th birthday with family, friends and a shot of vodka during a party in the Sunset Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel on Dec. 9. The approximately 135 attendees included Douglas' wife, Anne ; his son and fellow actor Michael Douglas and his wife, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones , and their children Dylan Michael and Carys Zeta.

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  15. Calendar: December 23-29Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | The Jewish Journal

    The Burbank Jewish Experience joins the Chabad of Burbank for an olive press workshop. The story of Chanukah will come alive as you learn to make your own olive oil.

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  16. Montana rabbi speaks out on anti-Semitic harassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | The Jewish Journal

    From his youth in a western Pennsylvania steel town, Rabbi Allen Secher recalls having his head "broken open with rocks thrown behind the phrase 'Jew bastard.' " But since moving to Whitefish, Mont., in 2000, he's experienced anti-Semitism exactly once - in an off-color comment from a car dealer - and never again. 5 comments

  17. 'Festal Holiday' to 'Funorama Bazaar': The changing light of Chanukah in L.A.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 21 | The Jewish Journal

    The real Chanukah miracle, in the early days of Los Angeles, was how Jewish residents managed to get through the holiday without latke parties, chocolate gelt, or blue-and-white wrapping paper featuring dancing dreidels. At the turn of the 20th century, the American Chanukah known for "eight crazy nights" of lavish gift-giving, LED home decorations, mall menorah lightings and ugly sweaters was not even a twinkle in any Jewish Angeleno's eye.

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  18. Congregation responds to bullying: 'It could have been my kid'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 21 | The Jewish Journal

    On the afternoon of Dec. 2, Jordan Peisner, a 14-year old freshman at El Camino Real Charter High School, went with two friends to a nearby Wendy's in the Platt Village Shopping Center in West Hills, a popular after-school hangout. As they later exited the restaurant, another teenage boy - someone Jordan had never met before - approached Jordan from behind and sucker-punched him hard in the head, knocking him to the ground.

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  19. Calendar: December 16-22Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | The Jewish Journal

    Rabbi Yedidia Shofet discusses love and unity. For ages 21 to 34. 4:30 Mincha; 6:30 p.m. Kiddush; dinner to follow.

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  20. Chinese-Jewish link thrives at Genghis CohenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | The Jewish Journal

    An upcoming Wise Sons popup brunch at Genghis Cohen will feature decadent dishes such as sustainable smoked salmon with capers and onions served on Wise Sons sesame bagels, West Coast veggie sandwiches on house-baked onion bialy, house smoked pastrami reuben on rye with cole slaw, and chocolate babka. Photo courtesy of Wise Sons Is it a Chinese place? With "Cohen" in its name and its Fairfax District location, is it kosher? And what business does a Chinese joint have hosting live music and stand-up comedy, anyway? It's precisely this bizarre Los Angeles mix that inspired hospitality entrepreneurs Med Abrous and Marc Rose to buy the cheekily named establishment last year.

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