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  • Circuit

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    A Slice of New York

    What better way for school kids to mark President's Day Weekend than with a trip to New York and a slice of pizza?

    On Feb. 19, 100 members of Jewish Student Union clubs, including 69 Los Angeles-area public high school students, took part in the third annual JSU...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Triumph of the Technion

    Two students and a professor from the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology, toured Southern California in a late February fundraising tour for the Haifa school's new cancer research unit.

    A Feb. 26 gathering brought about 20 philanthropists to the...

  • Opportunities and Changes Abound

    By Rabbi Marc S. Dworkin

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    This month, as I started my work with the American Jewish Committee (AJC), my wife's father, Sol, celebrated his 90th birthday with his friends at Leisure World of Laguna Woods. Like many of us, Sol is a transplant to Orange County from Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and...

  • Community Briefs

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Peres Pays Visit to Southland

    In addition to celebrating his 80th birthday, former Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shimon Peres spoke with members of the Los Angeles Jewish community on two separate occasions this week.

    Peres' first speaking engagement took...

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  • Dr. Louis Shub

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Louis Shub, longtime library director of the University of Judaism's (UJ) Jack and Bel Ostrow Library, died  March 10 of pneumonia at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica. He was 89.

    Shub is credited with building the UJ's library from a modest collection to one of the...

  • A Cannes Boycott?

    By Tom Tugend

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish ire over a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in France may spread to a new battleground -- the film industry.

    Concerned by the attacks, the American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) is urging Hollywood stars and studios to consider France's current and past anti-Semitism...

  • World Briefs

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Israel: U.S. Didn't Help

    Israel denied a newspaper report that the CIA helped Israel track down a smuggled arms shipment. "This operation was purely blue and white," said a spokeswoman for the Israeli military, referring to the colors of Israel's flag. Citing unnamed U.S....

  • Washington Reassesses

    By James D. Besser

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Bush administration, reeling from a week of explosive developments on the troubled Israeli-Palestinian front, is reexamining even its limited efforts to win a cease-fire in the 16-month-old intifada.

    That reassessment -- that resulted in this week's indefinite postponement of a...

  • The Price of Truth

    By Sharon Samber

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The book designed to explain the Muslim faith to Jews was published in May, the death threat came in June, and the author is now huddled out of sight in a safe house.

    Jewish and Muslim groups, meanwhile, are left to ponder what can happen next to make the situation any worse.

    The...

  • Hate Israel, Love McFalafel

    By Mike Levy

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It wasn't the idea of a McFalafel that sparked the ire of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), but a McDonald's ad campaign in Egypt for the new falafel patty.

    The commercial featured an innocuous jingle with the lyrics "If you eat a bite, you can't stop before finishing the whole...

  • Jewish Giving is Still Looking Good

    By Melissa Minkin

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When the stock market entered bear territory last month, individual investors weren't the only ones taking note. The continued softening of the market can also have a major effect on nonprofit organizations, many of which have benefited greatly from an exceptional run during the past...

  • Back on Track

    By Tom Tugend

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) has reestablished its Los Angeles-based regional office with the appointment of a new president and a new executive director.

    AJCongress national president Jack Rosen named Dr. Steven A. Teitelbaum as president of the Pacific Southwest Region,...

  • Up Front

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Good Brownies

    They call Brownie Troop 239 the Mitzvah Troop, andit seems for good reason. The girls at Stephen S. Wise ElementarySchool are on a mission to sell the most cookies possible to raisemoney for Reoven Aviton, an Israeli boy who suffered from arespiratory disorder...

  • Feting CBS President

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Television and film star George Clooneypresents Leslie Moonves with the Sherrill C. Corwin Human RelationsAward

    "Jewish people have always been in my life,whether I wanted them there or not."

    So joked Bill Cosby to the capacity crowdattending the American Jewish Committee's annual...

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