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] ┬íViva 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 ┬íViva Yiddish! Project at California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. Each summer, Grand Performances at California Plaza … Continue reading