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  • JVS Program Heals Immigrants’ Lives

    By Marc Ballon

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Balancing a large tray on her shoulders, Nahide Kafri dashed from table to table serving dinner to patients with Alzheimer's disease at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA). Despite the hard work, a smile crossed her face.

    As a certified nurse assistant (CNA), Kafri earns...

  • Match Lights Way for Terror Victim Aid

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli soldier Monique Goldwasser was not expected to live after a Palestinian bus driver deliberately struck her and other soldiers while they waited at a bus stop on Feb. 14, 2001.

    "I thought, 'If Monique lives, I'll become the voice and face of all victims of terror in...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    From Russia With Love

    In an unprecedented event, 650 of the most successful members of Los Angeles' Russian Jewish community gathered under the banner of Judaism and Israel. The American Russian Medical and Dental Association and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles joined...

  • Help—Don’t Cry

    By Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    One of the best University Synagogue tours ever was our 2000 trip to Argentina and Brazil. Both countries were physically beautiful and Jewishly fascinating, and the speakers with whom we met were unforgettable.

    Since that time, however, Argentina has been reduced to terrible...

  • Extra Israel Aid:  No Slam Dunk

    By James D. Besser

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Republican leaders on Capitol Hill say they can't wait to prove their friendship for Israel. They'll get their chance when the new Congress convenes in January, but some may wish they could take a pass.

    The test will come when lawmakers take up a huge new aid request Israeli...

  • L.A. Jews Aid Argentines

    By Florencia Arbiser

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The plight of Argentine Jews hammered by the collapse of their country's economy was forcefully brought home to a contingent of Los Angeles Jews this month.

    Twenty-two young leaders active at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles joined the United Jewish Communities (UJC)/Ben...

  • Middle-Class Poor

    By Marc Ballon

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish immigrant from South Africa had lived the American dream since he arrived in the United States 14 years ago.

    Juggling import-export and computer consulting jobs, the 42-year-old Culver City resident had earned an average of $125,000 per year, enough to send his two young...

  • Answering the Call

    By David Wolpe

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine a cellphone ringing and ringing. Put it in a backpack. Put the backpack next to the wreckage of a bus mangled by a bomb. A rescue worker reaches into the backpack to turn the cellphone off because he cannot bear to hear the voice on the other end of the line.

    With that image,...

  • 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...

  • Jews Mend Kosovo’s Spirit

    By Michael J

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Having endured 10 years of oppression and the largest expulsion in Europe since the Holocaust, it is not uncommon to hear the Albanians of Kosovo draw parallels between themselves and Jews.

    So it was little surprise to Greta Kacinari that Jews would be among those lending a hand in...

  • Wye Not

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    There was a grim mood in the Capitol Hill caucus room where Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives gathered Sept. 28 to discuss this year's foreign aid budget.

    The spending bill had been finalized by House and Senate negotiators the day before, and was expected back on...

  • Thankful Kosovar Refugees Leave Israel for Home

    By Gil Sedan

    July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Never in his wildest dreams did Astrid Kuci believe that he would fall in love with Israel. In fact, he hardly knew anything about Israel.

    "I used to know that you are a country in the Middle East which is constantly in a state of war with its neighbors. I used to think of you in...

  • What To Do About Kosovo?

    By Gil Sedan

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Israelis are divided over NATO's military campaign against Serbia -- and opinions and policy are being informed as much by history and the Holocaust as by current political realities.

    Israeli sympathy for the Serbs, who were fellow victims of the Nazis during World War II, is...

  • Foreign Aid as Shell Game

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    There was, if you listenedcarefully, an undertone of anxiety beneath the hoopla last month,when Israel laid out plans to wean itself off U.S. economic aid.While politicians and pundits celebrated Israel's generous offer togive up its $3 billion-a-year entitlement, some Jewish...
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