September 16, 2004
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•The Simon Wiesenthal Center received $20,000 to help launch a program called "Project Next Step: Talking for Tolerance." In a series of nine meeting, the program will bring together members of Los Angeles's Jewish, Indian, Filipino and Latino communities. Participants will discuss their cultural similarities in hopes of strengthening understanding and support for Jewish causes.\n
•Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion received $50,000 for its Master of Arts in Jewish Teaching program.\n
•USC's School of Fine Arts received $14,000 for its Jewish Artist's Initiative Lecture Series. The five interdisciplinary talks will focus on the theme of spirituality in contemporary Jewish art.
The Jewish Community Foundation is Southern California's largest manager of charitable assets for Jewish philanthropists. -- MB
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