Jewish Journal

  • Teen Leaders Can Win $36,000

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 3, 2010 | 5:28 pm

    California Jewish teens have an opportunity to win $36,000 in recognition of their leadership efforts to better the world through the 4th annual Diller Tikkun Olam Awards.

    The Helen Diller Family Foundation recognizes up to five self-identified Jews aged 13-19 who have...

  • Local Organizations, Synagogues Offer Haiti Relief

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 3, 2010 | 5:27 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has collected and distributed more than $350,000 for Haitian relief since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the island nation Jan. 12.

    Federation is funneling 100 percent of the funds to organizations working to relieve immediate...

  • City Approves Valley Beth Shalom’s Proposed Makeover

    By Ryan Torok

    February 3, 2010 | 5:25 pm

    The Los Angeles City Planning Commission ruled unanimously on Jan. 28 to approve an expansion project proposed by Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) in Encino.

    The Commission voted 6-0 in support of the Conservative congregation’s plan for a new multi-level parking garage and four...

  • Israel’s ‘Ajami’ In Running for Foreign-language Oscar

    By Tom Tugend

    January 27, 2010 | 4:05 am

    The Israeli film “Ajami” has made the first cut in the Oscar race by being named among nine semifinalists in the foreign-language film category.

    The nine movies were selected from among 65 entries and will be winnowed down to five when all Oscar nominations are announced Feb. 2....

  • Winograd Addresses Criticism From Waxman

    By Ryan Torok

    January 27, 2010 | 4:00 am

    “Thank God, you’re speaking up. You’re speaking for us.” “You’re saying what I want to say, but I can’t say it.”

    These are some of the comments Marcy Winograd, the Jewish co-founder of the L.A. chapter of Progressive Democrats of America and candidate for congress,...

  • AJC and 30 Years After Sponsor Forum on Energy

    by Leslie Berliant, Contributing Writer

    January 20, 2010 | 2:40 am

    On Jan. 14, energy independence and environmentalism was the central topic for Jewish leaders and more than 100 community members at a conference at Bel Air’s Luxe Hotel. The event was co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, which has made energy one of its cornerstone...

  • Rallying for Israel in the Rain [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    January 20, 2010 | 2:26 am

    Even the rain couldn’t derail protest groups from hitting the Wilshire Boulevard sidewalks to speak out about Israel. Outside the Federal Building in Westwood on Sunday, about 40 people rallied on the first anniversary of Israel’s incursion into the Gaza Strip, while...

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