Jewish Journal

John Fishel

  • L.A’s Helping Hands

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Two months ago, I had dinner with a friend who lived in New Orleans. We chatted about our communities, and I reminisced about the two years I spent in her city almost 40 years ago.

    Last week, I received an e-mail from the same woman, who emotionally recounted fleeing New Orleans with...

  • Ethiopian Aliyah Dilemma

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Recently on a Friday night in mid-November, I sat in the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion campus in Jerusalem, along with almost 100 other Angelenos, to welcome the Shabbat. As the walls of the Old City stood illuminated outside a sweeping glass window, I thought of...

  • Revitalizing the Core

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We live in an extraordinarily diverse and pluralistic city. It is in our Jewish DNA to want to participate in making the world a better place. It is also in our self-interest to live in a place where the societal needs are being adequately addressed. That is why The Jewish Federation...

  • Federation Matters

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    John Fishel is the executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.



    Local vs. National

    By John Fishel

    A few weeks ago, Jewish...

  • Building Bridges Through Teaching

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I thought the readers of The Jewish Journal wouldbe interested in one of the many things The Jewish Federation does tobuild bridges between Israel and our community.

    Ya'acov Paikovsky is a member of the foundingclass of the Teach And Study Program (TASP).

    Before coming to Israel,...

  • Federation Matters

    February 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    In 1948, the world agreed to the creation of the State of Israel in a moment of stricken conscience over its outrageous failure to stop or even attempt to mitigate the effects of the Holocaust.

    Their motives were mostly cynical. The immorality of their failure was so gross as to...