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A Giving History

By Ed Sanders

October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

The $5 million gift that forms the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation's refurbished headquarters is the most recent in a four decade history of philanthropy from the Goldsmith... read full article
  • A Day in Shul with the Dalai Lama

    By Julie G Fax

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet sits before the towering ark in Sinai Temple's main sanctuary. With humor, grace and wisdom, he has just addressed 2,000 admirers this Monday morning. Now, it is time for questions.

    "What is Buddhism?" the interpreter reads from a card...

  • The Big Campaign

    By Tom Tugend

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    "Now, after the synagogue arson in Sacramento and the shooting at the North Valley Jewish Community Center, we need a strong, visible presence. Let us show the flag, let us show Los Angeles that we are a vibrant, unafraid people."

    The "flag" in Edward Sanders' metaphor, is the Jewish...

  • Greenlighting the Future of Jewish L.A.

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Lynne Sturt Weintraub had a problem. It involved what she prefers to call the "chronologically gifted" members of Temple Beth Zion, where she is co-president.

    "Unfortunately they're on fixed incomes," says Weintraub. Unable to drive, and with most of their money going to food and...

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  • Where Were the Rabbis?

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Counselors and staff of the Jewish Community Centers in Los Angeles were overwhelmed by the kindness and support of local clergy in the aftermath of the Aug. 10 shooting, which left five wounded. But they were surprised and disappointed by the fact that it was almost exclusively...
  • Where Were the Journalists?

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    I read Gary Rosenblatt's indictment of Los Angeles' rabbinate with some unease. It did not square with my understanding of what had occurred in the aftermath of the shootings at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills. Accounts from our reporter, Julie Gruenbaum...
  • Pulling Together

    August 26, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The week of Aug. 10 was a horrifying and difficult one for our Jewish community. The unexpected attack on the North Valley Jewish Community Center, an important link in the system of communal services provided by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles has, we are certain, left all of...

  • When Tragedy Strikes…

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 19, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    For Lois Weinsaft, the Aug. 10 shooting spree at the North Valley Jewish Community Center (NVJCC) hit close to home. Too close.

    After all, Weinsaft's own daughter, Becky, literally grew up with the Valley Centers.

    "Becky called me and said, 'That could have been me as a camper, that...

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