Jewish Journal

Moving and shaking: Tour de Summer Camps, Woman to Woman Conference and more

By Ryan Torok

October 1, 2014 | 12:28 pm

Participants of Tour de Summer Camps cross the finish line, greeted by summer campers. The Sept. 21 event raised funds for Federation-sponsored summer camps. Photos by Howard Pasamanick Photography

The moon was still visible at 5 a.m. on Sept. 21 as cyclists registered at Camp Alonim in Simi Valley for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ second annual Tour de Summer Camps.

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  • Hope and help for the homeless at LAFH

    by Leslee Komaiko

    October 1, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Los Angeles Family Housing (LAFH) is the largest provider of homeless services in the San Fernando Valley. The organization got its start in the early 1980s with the conversion of an old North Hollywood motel to house homeless families. Today, LAFH encompasses 23 properties, from...

  • Fliers posted at UC Santa Barbara say Jews were behind 9/11 attacks

    By Jared Sichel

    September 30, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    Raising the alarm amongst Jewish leaders in Southern California, some students arriving this past weekend at UC Santa Barbara for the beginning of a new school year were greeted with fliers claiming that Israel was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    “911 was an outside job,”...

  • Moving and shaking: JCFLA’s Marvin Schotland honored, SOLA celebrates

    By Ryan Torok

    September 24, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    The most moving part of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles’ (JCFLA) 60th-anniversary celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills Sept. 19 had to be when CEO Marvin Schotland’s father, Lou Schotland, sang to his son.

    The event honored Marvin for his 25 years...

  • L.A. Bikur Cholim head’s role revealed in annuities scheme

    By Jared Sichel

    September 24, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Although the final legal shoe appears to have dropped in an $850,000 settlement between broker Michael Horowitz and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an illegal $80 million variable annuities scheme, the effects of the fraud are still being felt in Los Angeles. A...

  • Elliot Brandt named AIPAC-national managing director

    By Ryan Torok

    September 23, 2014 | 5:04 pm

    Elliot Brandt, 45, the Western States director for AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee ) since 2002, will become managing director at the pro-Israel organization’s Washington D.C headquarters.

    Brandt’s promotion to the organization’s national staff becomes effective...

  • Is anti-Israel bias at UCLA breaking federal law? One study says yes.

    By Jared Sichel

    September 23, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    A study released Sept. 17 by the pro-Israel campus watchdog AMCHA Initiative found that not only has UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) hosted an overwhelming proportion of its events that are critical and hostile toward Israel — as campus pro-Israel advocates long have...

  • West Hollywood, Israel join forces in HIV/AIDS task force

    by Tess Cutler

    September 23, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Israel’s Consul General in Los Angles David Siegel and West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico gripped the handles of a super-sized pair of scissors as they cut a ceremonial red ribbon Sept. 18, marking their joint partnership in an HIV/AIDS task force.

    The ceremony took place at...

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