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  • Israeli soldiers allegedly looted flotilla ships

    August 19, 2010 | 9:27 am

    An Israeli officer and soldier are suspected of selling goods they confiscated from the Gaza flotilla after the May raid.

    Military police are investigating whether an officer sold items to another soldier that were confiscated from the flotilla ships while they were docked in...

  • A lesson in listening

    October 10, 2008 | 3:26 pm

    It was a cold summer day in Northern California when I had the opportunity to participate in Project Homeless Connect, a one-day program that occurs three to six times a year to assist veterans and others. While this project has been implemented in many places across the United...
  • Briefs: Peace process proceeeds, says Livni; Bush waives Palestinian aid rules

    October 10, 2008 | 12:49 am

    Livni Says Peace Process Will Move Forward

    Tzipi Livni said the peace process will move forward and that Israel will be able to face challenges better with a stable government.

    The Israeli prime minister-designate, who is working to form a new government coalition, made her first...

  • UJC seeks donations for hurricane victims

    September 16, 2008 | 7:42 pm

    United Jewish Communities begun a campaign for donations to help in the recovery from recent hurricanes.

    The umbrella organization of North America’s Jewish federation system is urging the 157 federations and 400 independent Jewish communities it serves to contribute to the effort,...

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  • Emergency aid mission to Georgia: Find every Jew

    August 19, 2008 | 6:41 pm

    TBILISI, Georgia (JTA)—Some ran Friday when the bombs fell on Tskhinvali, some on Saturday when they fell on Gori and some on Sunday when the Russian tanks rolled into Georgia proper.

    The Jews of Georgia scattered, disappeared and resurfaced in refugee camps, relatives’ homes or at...

  • Briefs: Methodists don’t ‘divest,’ Jewish groups mobilize for Myanmar, Reno TV anchor sues

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Methodists Reject Divestment Proposals

    Methodists overwhelmingly defeated measures calling for divestment from companies that allegedly enable Israel's "occupation" of the West Bank. The resolutions, targeting companies like Caterpillar, which manufactures tractors, and Motorola,...

  • Bearing witness a world away from L.A.

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Two weeks ago, The Journal published an essay by Janice Kamenir-Reznik, founding president of the nonprofit Jewish World Watch, as she and two other JWW leaders departed for a two-week trip to Chad to visit Darfur refugees. As a coalition of about 60 Los Angeles-area synagogues,...
  • Crises in Israel energize support from diaspora communities

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Gilad Shalit's somber voice sounded like a ghost's on the audiotape released late last month. It was the first anyone had heard from the Israeli soldier since Hamas militants kidnapped him a year before. Shalit's abduction in Gaza, however, was a prelude to the summer's tragedy that...
  • Poverty in Israel: The divide deepens between the haves and have-nots

    By Dina Kraft

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    Photos by Brian Hendler. Slideshow courtesy JTA

    In a shimmering luxury hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Israel's banking and financial elite mingled over cocktails recently with foreign investors as they watched Donald Trump on a live telecast praise the strength of the...

  • Israel labor strike called off; U.S. Jews against Iraq war most strongly

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli labor strike called off

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert summoned Histadrut labor federation chief Ofer Eini on Tuesday and persuaded him to call off the nationwide protest action, which had been slated to begin Wednesday. Previous strikes have frozen Israeli public services,...

  • Students translate charity lessons into action

    By Lisa Armony

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    For most kids, time off from school means hitting the beaches or other fun-filled attraction. For 17-year-old Neta Batscha, spring break sent her to the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

    Under the auspices of Milken Community High School's...

  • Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson expected to set new charity donation record

    By Tom Tugend

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Sheldon Adelson, frequently dubbed "the world's richest Jew," is about to claim the title of biggest Jewish philanthropist. The Las Vegas-based global casino and resort owner is slated to announce creation of a foundation that will allocate $200 million a year, according to a rising...
  • Russian Singer Goes From Defector to Cantor

    By Roberto Loiederman

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "I was born in the 1960s into a typical Soviet Jewish family," says Svetlana Portnyansky. "We never went to synagogue, never were religious. At family events at home, we sang Jewish songs sometimes, but we'd close all the doors to make sure no one heard us."

    Given Portnyansky's...

  • Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    Families of the victims of the 1999 North Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC) shooting in Granada Hills are suing the state of Washington for allegedly failing to supervise the man who committed the crime. The $15...

  • Local organizations seek funds to help Israel

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The following are some of the local organizations collecting donations to aid Israel in its time of crisis:

    American Associates of the Haifa Foundation
    Mailing Address: 287 South Robertson Blvd. '343
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Telephone: 323-913-7133

    American Friends of Magen David...

  • Israel: This year, Last Year

    By Jack Weiss

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Marvin Hier, Jack Weiss

    "A month ago, we planned to send our kids to Nahariya for release," Eli Moyal, mayor of the Gaza-adjacent, Qassam-besieged town of Sderot, tells me.

    It was a great idea -- last summer I took my kids to Nahariya for vacation. We played on the beach and took a speedboat to the...

  • A Mother’s Letter: Israeli Volunteers Aid in War Effort

    By Donna Zeff

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Sunday morning, July 16, after spending a restful Shabbat with his family, my 20-year-old soldier son found out that instead of going on an educational trip to Yad Vashem with his army buddies, he was to be sent to the small moshav of Netua on the Lebanese border.

    That same...

  • Groups Rally to Raise Funds for Israel During Crisis

    By Tom Tugend

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish organizations throughout the Los Angeles area, as well as supportive Christian groups, are shifting their fundraising efforts into high gear to succor civilians and soldiers in embattled Israel.

    As in past Middle East crises, community response has been outstanding,...

  • Young Lawyer Has a Ball With Bet Tzedek

    By Marc Ballon

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As a young summer associate with a Los Angeles law firm, Jeffrey Sklar looked forward to attending his first Justice Ball. He wanted to see '80s icon Billy Idol do the "Rebel Yell" live. He wanted to hang out with other young attorneys and law students. He wasn't going for any...

  • School Risked Fiscal Peril for Its Students

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Esther Nir knew she wanted her daughters to have a Jewish education. Although she and her Israeli-born husband, Ofer, were living in a decidedly secular kibbutz, Nir had attended yeshiva as a young girl in Brooklyn.

    "I wanted my children to learn Torah and decide for themselves what...

  • Beth Emet Works to Save a Mother’s Life

    By Jane Ulman

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The 200 closely knit families of Burbank's Temple Beth Emet, heeding the precept that all Jews are responsible for one another, are accustomed to providing aid and comfort quietly and inconspicuously. But the congregation has been galvanized to very public action by news that the...

  • Nation World Briefs

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Ground Troops in Gaza

    Israel sent troops into the Gaza Strip for the first time since it withdrew from the territory. Commandos entered northern Gaza on Monday night and attacked a Palestinian squad about to launch a rocket into Israel. Four suspected terrorists were killed and...

  • Jewish Groups Take Pro-Immigrant Stand

    By Robert David Jaffee

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    You didn't see many Jews amid the sea of Mexican and American flags during the recent pro-immigrant rallies that filled city streets, but Jews and Jewish groups, in largely liberal Los Angeles, have been advocating on behalf of immigrants, mostly outside the view of television...

  • Situation Improves for Argentine Jews

    By Marc B. Haefele

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jorge Telerman, 49-year-old former journalist, professor and Argentine ambassador to Cuba, wanted someday to be mayor of Buenos Aires.

    "But not this way," he told a friend recently.

    As deputy mayor, it was Telerman's fate to be promoted to that post two weeks ago, after a local...

  • Post-Katrina, Jews Raised Funds Fast

    By Larry Luxner

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Major Jewish organizations have raised more than $30 million to house, feed, educate and relocate thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi.

    The biggest chunk of money has come from the United Jewish Communities (UJC), which represents 155 Jewish...

  • Poor, Darfur Lose in Budget, Israel Gains

    By James D. Besser

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish agencies around the country could have to ante up tens of millions of dollars in the next five years, thanks to a year-end budget package approved by Congress.

    That assessment from a top Jewish activist here could be just the tip of the fiscal iceberg, as activists try to...

  • Jennifer Chadorchi: The Hunger to Help

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    At 6:30 p.m. on a chilly Wednesday night in December, more than 30 young Jewish professionals gathered on the corner of Sycamore Avenue and Romaine Street in West Hollywood to feed homeless people waiting in line for a hot meal.

    There on behalf of the Greater West...

  • A Local Witness to Darfur Tragedy

    By Marc Ballon

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    John Fishel has seen hell, and he wants to share his impressions with the Jewish community.

    The president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles recently visited refugee camps in the African country of Chad to bear witness to the pain and suffering of more than 250,000...

  • The Circuit

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In the Pink

    Lladró, the world-famous Spanish House of Porcelain, joined forces with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at a private reception at the Rodeo Drive Gallery recently to launch the new Lladró Pink Collection. A portion of the proceeds went to the foundation....

  • Nation & World Briefs

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Federation Sets Up Hurricane Fund

    The United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh (UJF) has established a mailbox to accept donations for humanitarian aid for members of the Jewish and general communities impacted by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Western...

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