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By Cindy Frazier | December 1, 2008
Chabad representatives in Laguna Beach and around the world are mourning the loss of their colleagues, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, slain at the Chabad Jewish Center in Mumbai, India last week during a multi-pronged terrorist assault on the city, formerly known as Bombay. “Chabad of Mumbai, also known as the Nariman House, is one of our sister organizations, and the loss is devastating,” said Rabbi Eli Goorevitch of the Laguna Beach Chabad. “We held a memorial prayer service at Chabad Jewish Center on Saturday morning, and the community made resolutions in honor of Rabbi Gabi and Rivkah Holtzberg, may they rest in peace.
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By Ashley Breeding | April 9, 2010
Stephanie Pollaro and Wendy Hicks witnessed human trafficking for the first time in December 2004, during a group trip to Mumbai, India, organized by their church. Both women knew what trafficking was but not first-hand. Human trafficking, a criminal activity in which people are recruited, harbored, transported, bought or kidnapped to serve an exploitative purpose such as forced labor or sexual slavery, is prevalent in Mumbai, and even accepted among certain castes. “It’s an atrocious thing,” Pollaro said.
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November 20, 2009
Blessing of Animals set Neighborhood Congregational Church?s 15th annual Blessing of the Animals is from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Vendors for pet needs will be on hand, along with volunteer service opportunities to care for the animals of our community. The blessing takes place at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to this free festival and celebration at 340 St. Ann?s Drive. For more information, call (949) 494-8061. Mumbai Massacre remembered Chabad centers around the world will commemorate the first anniversary of the terror attacks in Mumbai, India, with programs and services throughout the week.
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By Candice Baker | January 4, 2008
Lagunans who made New Year’s resolutions to become more well-read will find a plethora of literary feasts at their disposal in coming days, from a visit by a distinguished book reviewer to author events with Mitch Albom and J.A. Jance. The town’s denizens have embraced a sort of literary renaissance, joining together for the “Laguna on the Same Page” program and joining any of several book clubs. Welsh-born reviewer Robert Adams, now a Canadian resident, will review Rohinton Mistry’s novel “A Fine Balance” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11 at the Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or in advance at Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Ave., (949)
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By Ashley Breeding | April 9, 2010
Stephanie Pollaro and Wendy Hicks witnessed human trafficking for the first time in December 2004, during a group trip to Mumbai, India, organized by their church. Both women knew what trafficking was but not first-hand. Human trafficking, a criminal activity in which people are recruited, harbored, transported, bought or kidnapped to serve an exploitative purpose such as forced labor or sexual slavery, is prevalent in Mumbai, and even accepted among certain castes. “It’s an atrocious thing,” Pollaro said.
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By Cindy Frazier | December 5, 2008
Chabad representatives in Laguna Beach and around the world are mourning the loss of their colleagues, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, slain at the Chabad Jewish Center in Mumbai, India, last week during a multi-pronged terrorist assault on the city, formerly known as Bombay. “Chabad of Mumbai, also known as the Nariman House, is one of our sister organizations, and the loss is devastating,” said Rabbi Eli Goorevitch of the Laguna Beach Chabad. “We held a memorial prayer service at Chabad Jewish Center on Saturday morning, and the community made resolutions in honor of Rabbi Gabi and Rivkah Holtzberg, may they rest in peace.
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