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  • The Way We Were

    By Bruce Phillips

    September 19, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    In honor of the Federation turning 100 and in anticipation of the upcoming Autry National Center exhibit on Jews of Los Angeles, I decided to look back to see where Jews lived using the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Census data available from the University of Minnesota Integrated Public Use... read on

  • Elder Services to Many Jews De-Funded as of December 1

    By Pini Herman

    September 12, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    In 1997 LA had 13,600 Jewish households with elderly disabled persons.  That number has surely increased as the Jewish community is aging in place and my conservative current guesstimate is that there are at least seventeen thousand Jewish households with elderly disabled persons in... read on

  • 25,000 Jews Unemployed in LA?

    By Pini Herman

    September 5, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    Labor Day reminds us that Jews have been prominently associated with labor union membership, leadership and organizing. The urge to labor empowerment is strong and has often found expression in the Jewish community through the avenue of self-employment.

    In Pre-WWII Europe and the... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Bruce Phillips is Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. He has conducted Jewish population...

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