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  • This year, more Angelenos than ever get Passover aid from local agencies

    By Ryan Torok

    April 11, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    This year, more than 1,000 Los Angeles families in need received food from organizations that provide assistance specifically for Passover.

    During the weeks leading up to the first seder, on April 6, visitors to distribution sites set up by agencies, synagogues and organizations...

  • PA minister: No further U.N. agency bids

    November 3, 2011 | 11:56 am

    The Palestinian Authority foreign minister denied plans to seek statehood status in 16 United Nations-affiliated groups.

    Riyad al-Malki denied on Thursday denied a claim earlier this week by a Palestinian diplomat in Geneva that the Palestinian Authority would attempt to replicate...

  • The Industry, Israel and Idealism with Danny Sussman

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 11, 2008 | 4:27 am

    I managed to crash (with advance approval) an exclusive event for Birthright Israel alumni at a sushi restaurant in Westwood this week. For Jews who live on another planet, Birthright Israel is program that gives Jews ages 18-26 a free educational trip to Israel. It’s not my fault I...

  • Sept. 11 Report: Israel Was a Target

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Long before the Sept. 11 attacks, Al Qaeda was planning terrorist attacks against Israeli and American Jewish sites.

    That, at least, is one conclusion of the 9/11 Commission Report, which was released Thursday.

    The report shows that American intelligence agencies received signals...

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  • Faults and Failures

    By Rob Eshman

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last February, the head of the Mossad lost his cell phone. He left it in his car -- that's right, the head of Israel's renowned top secret spy agency left his cell phone in his car. When he returned, he found someone had bashed his windows and stolen it. On it were the numbers of,...

  • Who Will Care for Our Aging Adults?

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Life isn't so easy for Genia Cohen. The 68-year-old widow lives in a low-income apartment in Hollywood. She finds it difficult to get together with her sister, her only living relative in the area, who's also suffering from the aches and pains of age.

    But Cohen is one of the lucky...

  • Agencies Survive Budget Battle

    By Mike Levy

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For Jewish community-affiliated agencies that receive money from the state, the last two months of past-deadline legislative wrangling over the budget has been a nail-biting time, with some organizations awaiting word on half or more of their annual funding.

    "We've gotten by without...

  • Jewish Groups Help Sept. 11 Victims

    By Rachel Pomerance

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The stench in New York after Sept. 11 reminded Julia Millman of Europe.

    "I have seen it. I know what it's all about," said the 76-year-old survivor of Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen.

    In addition to losing her 40-year-old son, Ben, in the terrorist attack on the World Trade...

  • To Catch a Terrorist

    By Tom Tugend

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When Uri Tauber went to a party as a young man, before checking out the availability of girls or drinks, he would first compute in his mind how much dynamite it would take to blow up the place.

    This unusual preoccupation stood Tauber in good stead while serving with an elite Israeli...

  • Valley Community Resources

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    According to The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance, 43 percent of the total estimated Jewish population of the greater Los Angeles area live in the San Fernando, Conejo, Simi, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys.

    The following is a partial list of Jewish organizations, schools and...