Jewish / LA Times

[LA Times] Echoing voices of a sorrowful past

L.A. Opera camp youths will perform ‘Brundibar,’ a Holocaust-era work. This month at Opera Camp, a program of L.A. Opera, children from 9 to 17 will sing, dance and make new friends. They will also learn about a vastly different camp — the Nazi concentration camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia, that interned 15,000 children from 1941-45. … Continue reading

BOOKS & LITERATURE / Jewish / LA Times

[LA Times] In the shadows of a world torn apart by war

For Alan Furst, writing about European history in the 1930s and 1940s is like exploring “a room with a thousand corners.” His latest World War II book, “Spies of the Balkans,” is his 11th in a series of espionage novels set in Europe after Hitler’s ascent to power and seeks out yet another corner of the conflict… Continue reading

Jewish / Northeast LA / Occidental Weekly

[Oxy Weekly] Temple Beth Israel, A Culutral Gem in L.A.’s World of Religion

By: Daina Beth Solomon Issue date: 10/15/08 Section: Entertainment Northeast Los Angeles is blessed with religion. The area surrounding Occidental is a landscape of world religions. An informal internet inventory revealed over 100 religious centers within Occidental’s 2.5 mile radius. There are eight Seventh-Day Adventist churches, seven Foursquare Churches and three Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Halls. … Continue reading

Jewish / Latin American / MUSIC / Occidental Weekly

[Oxy Weekly] ¡Viva Yiddish! Yields a Musical Melting Pot

Shalom, amigos! Imagine Klezmer clarinets, blaring brass, banda ballads, crazy congas, vigorous violins, fine flutes, syncopated steps, awesome oom-pah-pahs, amplified accordions, giant guitarrones and hilarious good humor! Is it a wild dream? No, it’s a performance by the ¡Viva Yiddish! Project at California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. Each summer, Grand Performances at California Plaza … Continue reading