L.A. Jews evaluate potential County Sheriff successor, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell

Six of the seven candidates for Los Angeles County Sheriff sparred March 19 in the first public debate of the campaign. KCAL9's Dave Bryan reports.

 


Friends and family of L.A. Jewish community leader, Stanley Black, organized a fund-raiser on May 17th to aid the campaign of candidate Jim McDonnell, Police Chief of the City of Long Beach. Chief McDonnell explained his candidacy and positions to prospective voters and donors in Beverly Hills. City Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and actor James Darren can be seen attending.
   

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell patiently responds to civilian concerns about Sheriff's office duties, for instance, in the L.A. County Prison System, patrol functions, courts, parks, bomb-squad, and homicide investigation, and FEMA resources and aid.

 


Chief Jim McDonnell responds to a question about why police gun-firings have  been high in Long Beach recently?"

L.A. Jewish Film Festival '14: Behind the scenes with celebs, directors, & luminaries

JewTube's original audio/video coverage from the the L.A. Jewish Film Festival premiere and post-screening events. 


1)  Carl Reiner, Phil Rosenthal ("Everybody Loves Raymond"), George Shapiro (producer, "Seinfeld"), Jon Voight on LAJFF red carpet;

2)  Jon Voight in defense of Israel against irredentist Palestinian detracting;

3)  USAF Chaplain Dov Cohen an LA Jewish Film Fest volunteer;

4)  Father Alexei Smith on credibility of "The Jewish Cardinal" by Christians;

5)  Jewish director, Avraham Kushnir, flouts security taboo on Israeli nuclear-weapons-ambiguity in "Operation Sunflower"

6)  Julie Cohen, director of "The Sturgeon Queens" about Manhattan appetizing haven Russ & Daughters;

7)  Laraine Newman ("Saturday Night Live") on Jewish culture in the Southwestern USA;

8)  Susanna Warlick on moderating post-screening discussion at "God's Slave" May 7 '14;

9)  "God's Slave" director, Joel Novoa, illuminates influence of Islamist Jew-hate in Latin America;

10) Joel Novoa, explains the title and theme of "God's Slave" - a spy-chaser between the Iranian-backed, Muslim terror cell which would attack the Buenos Aires Jewish Community Center- and the Israeli security agents seeking to avert such attacks;

11) Father Alexei Smith: Catholic attitudes towards the Holocaust industry and modern genocides against Christians; 

12) "Boardwalk" director, Stephen Verona ("Lords of Flatbush") discusses 1st theatrical screening of "Boardwalk" (starring Lee Strasberg, Ruth Gordon, and Janet Leigh) in 30-years; 

13) "Boardwalk" director Stephen Verona is joined by directors Mark Rydell, and Bruce Goldsmith (The Actor's Studio- West) discuss the making of "Boardwalk."

Pride, but controversy at Israeli Independence Parade, Rally, and Concert in New York City

Zionistic Americans celebrate Israel's Independence and the American-Israel relationship with the Israel Day Concert (with a Message) in New York's Central Park. The event follows the Israel Day Parade up Fifth Avenue held annually on the first Sunday in June.  Enjoy JooTube's coverage of the Parade held 2012.

The parade clips feature a variety of groups marching in the parade, including the Jewish War Veterans and the controversial, pro-Boycott Israel pressure-groups marching under the New Israel Fund banner. We catch-up  with Peter Beinart marching in the parade.

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The 2013 Central Park rally speakers include Amb. John Bolton, Pam Geller, Danny Danon, David Algaze, Nahum Segal, and performers Lipa Shmelzer, Edon, Shloimie Dachs, Elron Zabatani. In this video playlist, also watch organizers Dr. Joseph Frager, Dr. Paul Brody, and Odelia Jacobs discuss their views on the issues this concert and rally address. 

Last year's speakers include Amb. John Bolton, Pam Geller, Danny Danon, David Algaze, Nahum Segal, and performers Lipa Shmelzer, Edon, Shloimie Dachs, Elron Zabatani. In this video playlist, also watch organizers Dr. Joseph Frager, Dr. Paul Brody, and Odelia Jacobs discuss their views on the issues this concert and rally address. 


The 2014 Israel Day Concert will be held on Sunday 1 June from 2:30 until 7:30pm.

Salute to Carl Reiner & Sid Caesar at LA Jewish Film Festival premiere evokes novel celebrity views

The L.A. Jewish Film festival honored Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner in its 2014 premiere by screening of highlights from the seminal television comedy series, "Your Show of Shows." 


Carl Reiner, the 92-year actor and writer promoted his new book, "I Just Remembered" on the red-carpet and in a post-screening discussion with producer Phil Rosenthal ("Everybody Loves Raymond").  George Schlatter, and George Shapiro (Mr. Reiner's nephew and "Seinfeld" producer) pose on the red-carpet and mingle with actors Lainie Kazan and Jon Voight.



Actress Laraine Newman of SNL on Jewish identity in California; her new TV and theater works
 


Actor / civic activist, Jon Voight speaks about White House treatment of Israel,  scandals in the mainstream media, and our voting system.