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  • Leon Shkrab: Bearing witness to Russians’ Holocaust stories

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    For the past seven years, Leon Shkrab, 67, has volunteered every week at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, conducting intake interviews in Russian with Holocaust survivors who are applying for Holocaust reparations through the representation of lawyers at the pro bono law firm.

    For...

  • Bet Tzedek conflict over employees’ health insurance

    By Ryan Torok

    September 18, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    The chant coming from Bet Tzedek Legal Services employees and their supporters as they marched on the streets of Koreatown on Aug. 22 was unified: “All day, all night, health care is a human right.”

    For the past several months, the employees have been fighting with the pro bono...

  • Modern slavery: Answering the cry

    May 15, 2013 | 9:54 am

    Modern slavery is everywhere, and women principally are its victims. 

    Whether kidnapped by a single deviant, as appears to be the case in Cleveland, or trafficked en masse across national borders for purposes of labor or sex exploitation, women’s lives are being stolen from them....

  • Community Briefs

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Banks Waive Fees on Reparation Payments

    Holocaust survivors in California will no longer have to pay up to 12 percent of their reparation payments in wire transfer fees charged by five banks.

    At a news conference Oct. 8, Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) announced...

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