Jewish Journal

  • Unprecedented Shortage of Jewish Little Brothers

    By Jane Ulman

    November 16, 2009 | 2:28 am

    Jason Ramin is eagerly waiting to be matched to a Little Brother by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. The 24-year-old marketing consultant and Beverly Hills resident envisions taking his Little Brother to Magic Mountain, to the movie theater or just hanging out,...

  • When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Giving

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    November 16, 2009 | 2:26 am

    I think I may have hit a new low. It felt as if I was channeling my parents as I heard myself complaining about how I miss the “good old days” — when people actually wrote me letters and cards, rather than texting me on my cell or sending online evites to parties and events....

  • For the Disabled, Birthright Trips Extra Meaningful

    by Gil Shefler, JTA

    November 16, 2009 | 2:23 am

    Pamela Saeks thought her daughter Karly, who has Asperger’s syndrome, would never be able to go on Birthright Israel, the program that offers Diaspora Jews free trips to Israel.

    “For years she has been so frustrated that she can’t be like other kids and go on an organized trip...

  • New Chief of Federations Looking Golden at His First Annual General Assembly

    by Jacob Berkman, JTA

    November 16, 2009 | 2:17 am

    At the General Assembly of The Jewish Federations of North America earlier this month, Jerry Silverman was the main story, given that this was his first such meeting since he took over as CEO of the umbrella organization last September.

    A federation outsider, Silverman came to the...

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