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  • Buffalo Grove theater to open as fundraising begins for expansion

     Buffalo Grove theater to open as fundraising begins for expansion
    With the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center's temporary theater space opening soon, park district officials are now trying to raise funds for the new facility's expansion. The Buffalo Grove Park District bought the former Congregation Beth Am synagogue...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: The balancing act of choosing days off

    The Whiteboard Jungle: The balancing act of choosing days off
    For the first time in Glendale Unified School District’s history, April 24 is no longer a school day. Previously, school remained open on the day that commemorates the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians who were killed by the Ottoman Empire in...
  • Rabbi struggles with gambling addiction, loss of pulpit

     Rabbi struggles with gambling addiction, loss of pulpit
    Rabbi Michael Sternfield had just started pushing buttons at an Indiana casino on a June day in 2011 when he watched the icons flash across the screen: ace, king, queen, jack and 10, all of the same suit. Bells rang, lights flashed and casino staff...
  • Happy Jewish New Year (that's 5774 if you're counting)!

    Here, as every year, I send along to you, dear readers, a summary of my sermons for the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. If you attend my synagogue, you can read this and then sleep through my sermons knowing you really didn't miss...
  • A kinder, gentler Iran?

    In an autumn ritual, an Iranian president is once more coming to New York for the United Nations' annual meeting of the heads of state. Media frenzy is likely to follow, as the smiling visage of President Hassan Rouhani dominates the airways next week....
  • 2 Jewish groups get state violation notices for slaughtering chickens

    2 Jewish groups get state violation notices for slaughtering chickens
    The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Friday issued notices of violation to two Orthodox Jewish groups that were slaughtering chickens in the Pico-Robertson area as part of an ancient atonement ritual. The action was taken after animal...
  • Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?

    Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?
    The Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot -- in which chickens are ritualistically twirled in the air and slaughtered as a way of transferring a person's sins onto the dead animal -- is still practiced in some corners of Los Angeles. Readers have noticed --...
  • Sue Gunzburger, commissioner, Broward County

    Sue Gunzburger, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy again focused the need for state-of-the-art communications, technology, and equipment for our emergency first responders. This past week, after over 20 years of “talking about it,” Broward is...
  • The God Squad: No belly buttons for Adam and Eve

    Q: What, in your opinion, was the reason the early church allowed religious art to show Adam and Eve with belly buttons? — D., Buffalo, N.Y. via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: Good point. Adam should have a "rib button" and Eve should have had no...
  • Rosh Hashanah observations slated in Glendale, Pasadena

    Local synagogues and centers will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, next week. The celebration, from Sept. 4 through 6, marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the evening of Friday, Sept....
  • High Holy Days observances set

    Jewish communities in Newport Beach are preparing to celebrate the High Holy Days next week. Temple Isaiah, which shares facilities with Harbor Christian Church at 2401 Irvine Ave., invites anyone interested to attend Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur...