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Anxiety and Anger

By Gaby Wenig

September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

When Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz (Schwartzie) received a 6:15 a.m. phone call saying that the World Trade Center had been bombed, he told his caller he'd been watching too many science fiction... read full article

  • Is It Safe?

    By Mike Levy

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In light of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, synagogues and other Jewish organizations scrambled to evaluate security precautions.

    A week before Rosh Hashana, and with ongoing violence in Israel, the timing of the attacks raised serious concerns for many about the safety of high-profile...

  • Terror Strikes Home

    By Tom Tugend

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    September 11, 2001
    LOS ANGELES - Word of the terrorist attacks reached Angelenos when they turned on their radios at breakfast time and the Jewish community immediately went on heightened alert.

    The Jewish Federation building, the nerve center of the Jewish...

  • Terror Strikes Home

    By Tom Tugend

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Four downed planes. Three landmark buildings, two towers leveled. One nation under attack.

    Angelenos who woke up early Tuesday morning may have caught the beginning of the series of the terrorist attacks, when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City and...

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  • Mobilizing Local Efforts

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Barely three hours after the massive acts of terrorism began unspooling in the East on Sept. 11, officials at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles representing an array of affiliated departments, agencies and partners assembled to discuss emergency strategies to help those...

  • Goodbye, Shoshana

    By Julie G Fax

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Marni (Balter) Benuck heard about the bombing at Sbarro's in Jerusalem, she immediately thought of her best friend Shoshana. She knew that Shoshana, nearly five months pregnant, loved pizza, and in her last e-mail a few days before had mentioned Sbarro's as her favorite pizza...

  • The Search for an Alzheimer’s Cure

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "How do you spell fare?" my father asked.

    For a man who had spent a lifetime in business, I was taken aback, but I spelled it for him. He was writing a check for my plane fare to Los Angeles, something he generously undertakes whenever I visit Florida. Today, he looked at his...

  • Forms of Frustration

    By Mike Levy

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Marie Kaufman needed help.

    Even though the 60-year-old social worker is the president of a Holocaust child survivor's support group and has worked as an interviewer for Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, she had trouble when she applied for restitution for slave labor...

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