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  • Another Soros steps out

    by Helen Chernikoff, New York Jewish Week

    November 9, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    Alexander Soros — what a catch! And not just for the obvious reason. Sure, papa George is worth $22 billion, and as your bubbe says, it’s as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor one.

    But any grandmotherly nudge would be superfluous for young, liberal Jews who have...

  • Holocaust survivors’ 11th hour

    By Susan Freudenheim

    November 9, 2011 | 5:04 pm

    Last week, everyone was scurrying around Zane Buzby’s small but serviceable office, high up in a rather creaky building in downtown Los Angeles. Right inside the door, one person packed tubes of arthritis creams, soaps, magnifying glasses and Star of David necklaces. Someone else...

  • Postcards From Hell: Nazi-era documents shed light on fate of families

    By Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2011 | 7:33 pm

    After arriving by cattle car at Auschwitz, many Jews were handed postcards, with the uniform message thoughtfully prepared by the Nazis.

    “Things are going well and we are enjoying ourselves,” the prisoner wrote. They added their signatures and the addresses of relatives still in...

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  • Do Jews give less in the recession?

    By Jacob Berkman, JTA

    November 10, 2010 | 7:45 am

    While economists say the recession ended more than a year ago, you wouldn’t know it to look at Jewish nonprofits.

    In an annual list released Nov. 1 by The Chronicle of Philanthropy of the top 400 nonprofits in the United States, fundraising at the country’s largest Jewish...

  • The Water Network: Jonathan Greenblatt mixes commerce and giving

    Olivia Gingerich

    November 10, 2010 | 7:39 am

    If you can count on a Starbucks on every corner, you can also count on finding a bottle of Ethos water inside. They are the plainly packaged bottled waters promising that, simply by purchasing one, you can help make a global impact. Ethos ensures that 5 cents from every bottle sold...

  • An inspired donation offers a glamorous cruise for survivors

    By Roberto Loiederman

    November 10, 2010 | 7:33 am

    Walk into Café Europa at Westside Jewish Community Center on Tuesdays, or the Valley version in North Hollywood on Thursdays, and you’ll find dozens of elderly men and women, sometimes as many as 60 or 70 of them. Some are frail, some feisty, many are both. They chat, they snack,...

  • Iranian Jewish group’s ‘Project Jacob’ to spur commercial research in Israel

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 10, 2010 | 7:28 am

    For a little more than three decades, the Los Angeles-based International Judea Foundation (known as SIAMAK), among the oldest and most active of the local Iranian Jewish nonprofits, was known for looking out for the needs of the Iranian Jewish community here and abroad. Now, as the...

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