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  • AJCongress shutters quickly, pays debts slowly

    July 20, 2010 | 2:37 pm

    When the board of the American Jewish Congress decided to suspend its operations last week, it didn’t give its staff much notice.

    Employees were notified on Tuesday, July 13, that Thursday, two days later, would be their last day and that they then would receive their final...

  • Will the Madoff mess kill the American Jewish Congress?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 22, 2008 | 3:26 pm

    The American Jewish Congress, founded 90 years ago by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise and Supreme Court Justices Felix Frankfurter and Louis Brandeis, may be on its last leg.

    AJCongress had a significant, though undisclosed, portion of its endowment invested with Bernard Madoff. That money is...

  • Hollywood hot for Israel at Paramount gala; AJCongress honors human rights advocate

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 26, 2008 | 1:19 am

    Hollywood Hot for Israel at Star-Studded Paramount Gala Marking Anniversary

    There were Hollywood stars and powerful studio heads, politicians, multinational rappers, Israeli Cabinet ministers, the Keshet Chaim dance ensemble, two-dozen Israeli Boy and Girl Scouts, a 3-D film segment,...

  • ‘Inside Idan Raichel’—it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I never fashioned myself a groupie. Of course, when I first saw Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" I spent a moment or two contriving a fantasy about becoming Penny Lane and hitting the road with Mick Jagger or David Bowie. But since I wasn't alive in their heyday, and Kurt Cobain died,...
  • Pakistanis Thinking the Unthinkable

    By Ammara Durrani

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After more than half a century of viewing Jews as avowed enemies and negating their right to a Jewish state, Pakistanis are now learning to say "shalom" and debating recognition of Israel. Last weekend, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf became the country's first head of state to...

  • SUV Ads Might Make Residents Squeamish

    By Journal Staff

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A new anti-oil television advertising campaign that is intended to needle the consciousness of fuel-guzzling SUV owners will be making a lot of local residents uncomfortable.

    The ads that began airing nationally last month are a parody of President Bush's war-on-drugs campaign. They...

  • Into the Mainstream

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "What you see before you are modern-day partisans," said Roz Rothstein at a Oct. 19 dinner co-sponsored by StandWithUs and Media Line honoring former U.N. Ambassador Alan Keyes. Rothstein, founder and president of StandWithUs, was speaking of her organizations' board members, but she...

  • Out of Bounds

    By Peter Ephross

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A New York Knicks basketball player has more to worry about this week than his team's current opponent in the NBA playoffs -- despite his apology.

    The American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) is calling on Katherine Harris, Florida's secretary of state, to bench point guard Charlie...

  • Jesus Day Flap

    By Eric Fingerhut

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The dust-up over Jesus Day is turning into a firestorm. Thanks to the Internet, Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush cannot shake continuing criticism for the role that his religious faith might play in his presidency.

    Bush, the governor of Texas, signed a proclamation...

  • AJ Congress’  Surgery

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Everyone knows that California is earthquake country, but somehow you're never fully prepared. Take the Los Angeles chapter of the American Jewish Congress. It has been dislocated by two separate quakes recently. It survived the first one. The second was devastating.

    The first was the...

  • Opinion

    By Joel Kotkin

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Clinton, Lewinsky and the Jews

    By Joel Kotkin

    Arthur Hertzberg, arguably one of America's most prominent rabbis and Jewish intellectuals, has been a familiar guest at every White House since Lyndon...

  • A Stitch in Time May Save Jobs

    By Joel Kotkin

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    For generations of my own family, and many Jewish families, thegarment industry long has been a source of employment andentrepreneurial opportunity. Yet, in recent weeks, some local Jewishactivists, led by the American Jewish Congress, have been making theshmatte business and its...