Kenneth Lowenstein, founder and director of the LA Shmira Patrol, spoke in shul Sunday evening about taking note of suspicious behavior and reporting threats to the police.
He begins his talk with an anecdote about a tattooed skinhead in his 30s who stopped by the LINKLA shul on Robertson Blvd last week and made various “Heil Hitler” salutes. Somebody saw him and ran into Petco and called 9-1-1. Making such salutes is not a crime, but police take note of such behavior. We can’t beat people up for saying things we don’t like, but if people are publicly invoking anti-Semitism, they should be noted and recorded.
WEST LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Officials say a suspect in a domestic situation was shot by police after he came at them with a knife.
The shooting occurred about 10 Sunday morning in the Pico-Robertson area, near the intersection of Cashio and Sherbourne.
Police said that officers were responding to a call about a domestic situation. Officers say a couple who live in a building on Sherbourne called for help to remove their son from a downstairs apartment.
Authorities say the son came at police wielding a knife. They then shot him.
The son is now listed in stable condition.
JUNE 24: Kenneth Lowenstein, founder and director of the LA Shmira Patrol, spoke in shul Sunday evening. He relayed an anecdote about a tattooed skinhead in his 30s who stopped by the LINKLA shul on Robertson Blvd last week and made various “Heil Hitler” salutes. Somebody saw him and ran into Petco and called 9-1-1.
Lowenstein talks about the shooting above. A mentally challenged man was getting kicked out of his apartment by his parents. He got belligerent. The police were called. The guy went at the police with a knife.
It seems that Europwig WigShop was the first business targeted regarding the Glass Window Carvings. I’ve Noticed Brenco’s has also been defaced with Glass etchings on the window. I am asking everyone in the community to patrol alongside with Shmira Patrol or call us and report any suspicious activity or crimes taking place we will document it and report it during our briefings with Law Enforcement. We are here to represent you. Let us stand together on making our community a safer place. What message are we sending if we dont take action. Support Los Angeles Shmira Patrol help out with patrols, and together help me make a difference for Jews and Non Jews living in the Community.
List of businesses targeted:
2: Europwig WigShop
3: Milky’s Frozen Yogurt
4: Got Kosher
5: Livonia Glatt Supermarket
6: Jeffs Sausages
8: Meshugah For Sushi Pico Location
Damages have totaled to over 20k worth of damages.
YWN reports: Formed by Kalman Tzvi Lowenstein, LA Shmira provides for the needs of the Pico-Robertson community by protecting the security of the residents, and teaching safety and security. With a critical focus on high-crime areas, LA Shmira stands out for being unequivocally non-vigilante; trained and organized to work directly alongside and in full cooperation with the police department…
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Are you a resident of the Pico-Robertson area?
Report suspicious activity to LA Shmira at (310) 497-8271 . Lowenstein advises: Try to get as full a description as you can before calling. However, keep safe! Do not ever approach a suspicious person on your own under any circumstances. In case of an emergency please call 911 immediately. Residents can also call 1-877-ASKLAPD for questions, help, and information from the Los Angeles police department.
LA Shmira offers various educational courses for the community, such as first aid, CPR, and self defense. Please email Kalman Lowenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to enroll.
Volunteers are currently needed to help expand the services LA Shmira can offer to the community. Applicants please email Lashmirapatrol@gmail.com or call (310) 497-8271.
BethJacob.org reports: The Summer Kollel Returns
June 25 to July 27
Under the direction of
Rabbi Adir Posy & Rabbi Avner Shapiro.
Please consider signing up for a Chavruta
– no prior skill is required —
by contacting Rabbi Posy.
Beth Jacob was a hub of activity during the weekend of Yom Yerushalayim as we were privileged to host Ambassador Yehuda Avner, Israeli diplomat and author of The Prime Ministers, an account of his time as an adviser to Israel’s highest leaders. Generously sponsored by Carrol & Jack Fenigstein, each of the Ambassador’s talks were attended by hundreds of people who walked away transformed by the inspiring experience. Few will soon forget the racuous ovation that shook a packed Shapell sanctuary on Shabbat morning or the peals of laughter coupled with the tears of reflection as our community was enthralled by one of the ultimate insiders in Israel’s history.
From LASHMIRA.org: Times are especially hard, crime rates are up, and due to major budget cuts in city police departments, security resources aren’t easily available or accessible to communities in need. Los Angeles Shmira Patrol helps to fill the gaps for all communities by promoting and teaching safety.
We are all in this together – and we are glad you are visiting our site. This is our online meeting place, where we organize our activities, share ideas, and publicize our mission. Our members speak a variety of languages to meet the needs of community residents.
Los Angeles Shmira Patrol is teamed up with the Los Angeles Guardian Angels . Together we will focus on High Crime Areas and work on meeting the needs of the communities in various parts of the city. We would like to make clear that LA Shmira Patrol is not the Police nor affiliated with any other Jewish Organizations such as Hatzolah, or Chaverim.
Our members have Police Dispatch and additional Police Department numbers as well as Fire Department, and Hatzolah numbers on Speed Dial in case of any serious emergency. Los Angeles Shmira members are C.E.R.T certified and are here to assist the community in a time of crisis.
If you want help with your hives or acne, eczema, psoriasis, or skin cancer, I heartily recommend a dermatologist in Westlake, Daphne Panagotacos. She has sterling reviews on Yelp and the like. She has been in practice for more than two decades and my friends swear by her.
The year 1980 was a stressful one for me. I was just 14. My father lost his job. And I broke out in these itchy red welts every night. I went to see a dermatologist and he diagnosed it as hives. Once we could name the thing, I started feeling better.
What kind of training does a dermatologist such as receive? According to Wikipedia: “After earning a medical degree (M.D. or D.O.), the length of training in the United States for a general dermatologist to be eligible for Board Certification by the American Academy of Dermatology, is a total of four years. This training consists of an initial medical or surgical intern year followed by a three-year dermatology residency. Following this training, one- or two- year post-residency fellowships are available in immunodermatology, phototherapy, laser medicine, Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic surgery or dermatopathology. For the past several years, dermatology residency positions in the United States have been one of the most competitive to obtain.”