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The first time Cantor Mark Goldman attended an American Conference of Cantors convention about 20 years ago, he went to a secret meeting of gay colleagues. "It was in somebody's hotel room. There were maybe a dozen people," said Goldman, longtime
City's homeless program, what they can do to help those who find themselves living on the streets. On May 18, Rabbi Stephen Pearce of Congregation Emanu-El received an honorary doctorate from the University of San Francisco and gave the commencement
To honor the occasion, the 400-family congregation is having a scribe write a new Torah, which will take the year to complete. "One hundred and fifty is really old," said Rabbi Dana Magat, 47, who has been the spiritual leader of the congregation
The program helps Jewish organizations throughout the community secure bequests and planned gifts to benefit the Jewish community. The expansion - Cohort II- provides an additional 15 partner organizations, including synagogues, day schools and
Photos courtesy of Temple Aliyah It's hard to heal the whole world in a day, but it never hurts to try. That's why hundreds of volunteers from about 30 synagogues and organizations throughout the region are expected to participate in a community-wide
When he died Aug. 16 in San Francisco at the age of 104, Rabbi Joseph Gitin had few challengers to that record. Admirable as long life may be, Gitin's family and friends remember the rabbi not so much for his longevity as for his century's worth of
New Rabbi Karen Perolman of Temple B'nai Jeshurun has given herself a summer assignment: meet more than 1,200 congregants. "I plan to be here and get to know the community," she said, "to know where people eat, what they do, how they live their lives.
Hollywood Temple Beth El was once among the most prominent synagogues in Los Angeles, with congregants ranging from Hollywood's elite to some of the city's wealthiest families. Yet, over the decades, the once-flourishing temple has seen its
Schulman, who was with the Russian Moltava brigade from 1942-44, is the only known Jewish photographer to capture on film the Jewish partisan resistance during the Holocaust. The exhibit, without a guide, follows weekend services through March 11.