is JTA's Los Angeles correspondent. A veteran journalist, he also writes for the Jerusalem Post, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal and the London Jewish Chronicle.
November 17, 2011 8:50pm
Two American producer-directors, on opposite coasts, are in the process of turning Yehuda Avner’s book “The Prime Ministers” into separate films.
November 15, 2011 6:55pm
A rare collection of stamps, letters, ID cards and other documents of the Nazi era was donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
November 6, 2011 12:50pm
Fanny Brice would have blown her top at the news: The revival of “Funny Girl,” based on the life of the old trooper, was canceled.
November 2, 2011 11:08am
Gilbert (“Gil”) Cates, a multifaceted theater, film and television producer and director, as well as a university dean, has died.
October 23, 2011 3:44pm
Norman Corwin, whose soaring plays gave luster to the golden age of radio in the 1930s and 1940s, has died at 101.
October 18, 2011 5:52pm
The “anonymous” buyer of a historic letter written by Albert Einstein — E. Randol “Randy” Schoenberg, president of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust — entered the bidding a day before it closed.
October 12, 2011 12:30pm
A letter written by Albert Einstein to a Jewish New York businessman was sold at auction for nearly $14,000.
October 12, 2011 11:25am
Ezri Namvar, a businessman and philanthropist in the Los Angeles Iranian-Jewish community, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for stealing $21 million from four clients.
October 2, 2011 8:51pm
For JTA’s Tom Tugend, the 1919 letter with Hitler’s slanted signature brings back memories of growing up as a Jewish boy in Berlin and twice encountering the Fuehrer.
October 2, 2011 8:37pm
A two-page letter by Adolf Hitler from 1919 — the first written political statement of the future Fuehrer — will be shown to the public for the first time by the Simon Wiesenthal Center at its Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.