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Beverly Hills real estate broker Sholeh Peyman and her daughter Saman

Courier in Israel – Beverly Hills real estate broker Sholeh Peyman and her daughter Saman took their copy of the Courier to the Baha’i World Centre in Israel

Beverly Hills real estate broker Sholeh Peyman and her daughter Saman took their copy of the Courier to the Baha’i World Centre in Israel, where people from all over the world gathered to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. To join the Peyman family in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself on your next trip holding the Courier and e-mail it to mlopez@bhcourier.com. 4:28 pm Read More

The Consulate General of Israel In Los Angeles Sam Gundwerg was joined Wednesday to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

Ari Bussel, associate dean of Stephen S. Wise Temple; Simon Wiesenthal Center Rabbi Abraham Cooper; Israeli Consul General to the Western States Sam Grundwerg; and Founder/Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Rabbi Marvin Hier The Consulate General of Israel In Los Angeles Sam Gundwerg, Rabbis Marvin Hier, Yossi Cunin, Chaim Cunin, Pini Dunner and Yitzchok Adlerstein; Pastors Jim Tolle, Lorraine Coconato, Timothy Hinkle, Lupe and Lupita Navar, Stacey and Billy Ingram, State Senator Ben Allen, LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz and Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse joined Wednesday to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem. 6:01 pm Read More

United States ‘Deeply Concerned’ By America Settlement Decision

The United States rebuked Israel on Wednesday over what it said was its accelerated building of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank in the face of mounting international concern. "This significant expansion of the settlement activity poses a serious and growing threat to the viability of a two state solution," President Barack Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest said.   10:14 am Read More

The Courier in Israel – Sholeh Peyman, right, broker at Beverly Hills’ Peyman Realty & Investments, took her daughter Saman and the Courier with her on a recent trip to Israel

Sholeh Peyman and her daughter Saman Sholeh Peyman, right, broker at Beverly Hills’ Peyman Realty & Investments, took her daughter Saman and the Courier with her on a recent trip to Israel to celebrate Saman's 15th birthday. The pair celebrated Nowruz and visited the Baha’i shrine and gardens on Mount Carmel (known as one of the eight wonders of the world) in Haifa, where Saman was born. 5:36 pm Read More

Water Summit – Panelists at Wednesday’s California-Israel Water Summit at the Wallis speak on the state’s water needs

L-WaterSummit Panelists at Wednesday’s California-Israel Water Summit at the Wallis speak on the state’s water needs. Pictured below a slide detailing today’s “worst drought in modern times” (from left): Jeff Kightlinger, Metropolitan Water District GM; Liz Crosson, L.A. City Water Policy advisor; Heather Repenning, L.A. Dept. of Public Works commissioner; David Pettijohn, director of Water Resources for MWD; Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor of UCLA; and Ron Miller, executive secretary for the L.A./O.C. Building and Construction Trades Council. 5:51 pm Read More

Israel California Water Summit – Congressman Ed Royce highlighted just how much the U.S. has to learn from Israel on the issue of water

L-IsraelH2O Congressman Ed Royce, the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, highlighted just how much the U.S. has to learn from Israel on the issue of water while plugging the upcoming California-Israel Water Summit. The groundbreaking conference takes place Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For information, visit: jnf.org/watersummits. Pictured (from left): CA-Israel Water Summit co-chair Gina Raphael, Rep. Ed Royce, Consul General of Israel David Siegel, and Recreation and Parks Commissioner Frances Bilak. 6:07 pm Read More

Courier In Israel – everly Hills’ Sheff family recently returned from a trip to Israel, and made sure to bring their copy of The Courier along for the vacation

M-Courier Beverly Hills’ Sheff family recently returned from a trip to Israel, and made sure to bring their copy of The Courier along for the vacation. They hosted a teen summer program that sponsors kids from L.A. for three weeks, followed by a first-time North American Rabbinical Seminar. Pictured right, in front of the Sephardic Educational Center in the Old City of Jerusalem: Rebekah (El Rodeo student), Rachel (BHHS alum) and Neil Sheff. To join the Sheff’s in the “Carry the Courier Club” simply take the Courier on your next vacation, snap a photo of yourself with it and send it to mlopez@bhcourier.com 5:49 pm Read More

Carry The Courier To Israel – The Courier went on holiday to the Holy Land last week with the Goldbergs and Levins for Esther Goldberg’s Bat Mitzvah

L-GoldbergCourier The Courier went on holiday to the Holy Land last week with the Goldbergs and Levins for Esther Goldberg’s Bat Mitzvah, taking in such sacred sites as the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Pictured (from left): Ron, Rachel, Eva and Jeremy Levin, stand beside Brian, Esther, Eleonora, Ariel and Sophia Goldberg. Join the ‘Carry The Courier Club’ by sending your picture to mlopez@bhcourier.com! 11:12 am Read More

Celebrate Israel – More than 200 people attended the inaugural Beverly Hills Synagogue Gala banquet at the Four Seasons on Tuesday night

L-BHSGalaHiRes More than 200 people attended the inaugural Beverly Hills Synagogue Gala banquet at the Four Seasons on Tuesday night. Keynote speaker was senior Rabbi Pini Dunner. The guests were also treated to a selection of operatic pieces sung by the cantor, Nati Baram. Longstanding synagogue member and Beverly Hills resident Dr. Steve Schloss was honored with the He-Chaver Award, for his outstanding philanthropy and leadership. Pictured (from left): Cantor Nati Baram, Philip and Janice Kaufler, Cecile Gromis, Marian Merritt, Steve Schloss, Rabbi Pini Dunner, Ruth Low and Hal Schloss.                                                                                 Photo by Barry Novak 6:04 pm Read More