November 24, 2014
By Neil Kramer, NCJHS dean of faculty emeritus
Last week, the power elite of Los Angeles gathered at Walt Disney Concert Hall to pay homage to retiring L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Children sang. Cellists performed. Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa reminded the thousand or so friends of Yaroslavsky who assembled that Yaroslavsky was Jewish and a friend of Israel, a fact that escaped the notice of the others recalling the retiring supervisor’s numerous accomplishments in public life.
A couple of years ago, while I was teaching at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, Yaroslavsky visited the campus to offer a lesson about Los Angeles County government for the students in an Advanced Placement American Government class. Read more…