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  • JVS scholarships encourage college students to give back

    July 23, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    Max Goldstein was 15 years old when he hopped on a plane to Caracas, Venezuela, to spend his sophomore year of high school as an exchange student. He had never left the country before, nor had he been away from home for an extended period of time. 

    While he was growing up,...

  • Giving your leftovers to charity

    By Elyse Glickman

    July 16, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Anybody who has grown up in a Jewish home and attended key family functions, from bar mitzvahs to weddings, knows that the food served during celebration is the life of the party.  

    It’s comforting to know, though, that meals created to celebrate life also can help sustain it for...

  • Four New Yorkers charged with pocketing aid for Israel

    June 28, 2013 | 9:49 am

    New York state’s attorney general accused four New Yorkers of pocketing more than $2.5 million in donations for charitable projects in Israel.

    The New York Times on Friday named four defendants from Brooklyn: Yaakov Weingarten, 52, and his wife Rivka, 52; and two of his...

  • B’nai B’rith rejects listing among insolvent charities

    December 19, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    B’nai B’rith International rejected as inaccurate its topping a well-known charity watchdog’s list of “charities in deep financial trouble.”

    “B’nai B’rith International does not have $13 million negative capital and we are not in financial trouble,” the group said on Charity...

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  • DIY philanthropy

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 20, 2012 | 5:09 pm

    Six months ago, when Michal Taviv-Margolese started working as the Western Regional director for AMIT, a nonprofit operator of 108 schools in Israel, she started thinking more seriously about charity.

    “For the first time, I was involved in a charitable organization and in doing...

  • If the shoe fits

    By Ryan E. Smith

    November 20, 2012 | 10:03 am

    Kayla Tinucci would never want to walk a mile in the shoes of the disadvantaged children she has vowed to help.

    “Their feet would be squeezing into shoes that were way too small for them,” she said. “I would pull off the shoes of one boy to measure his feet, and his toes uncurled...

  • The gift of life insurance

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 20, 2012 | 9:56 am

    Todd Gindy, a certified financial planner, likes to tell a story about Johnny Carson to illustrate how nonprofits miss a big opportunity when they don’t suggest donors use life insurance policies as a vehicle for charitable giving. 

    For years, the longtime host of “The Tonight...

  • Real Housewives of New York City are Lame

    By Ilana Angel

    August 21, 2012 | 9:05 am

    It is amazing what these women are willing to show on television.  They may no longer be entertaining, but they are fascinating.  We start this week at the same party as last week.  Aviva is a yenta who stirs up trouble and Heather is annoyed by how everyone backstabs each other.

    ...
  • Ohio charity removed from terrorist list

    May 2, 2012 | 10:20 am

    A now-defunct Muslim charity was removed from a U.S. government list of suspected terrorist organizations following a legal battle of more than four years.

    KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development Inc., reached a settlement with the Treasury Department on Tuesday that...

  • Jewish organizations host National Hunger Seder

    March 29, 2012 | 5:59 pm

    Jewish organizations hosted a Seder for members of Congress to highlight the importance of fighting hunger in America.

    The National Hunger Seder, which was sponsored by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and MAZON, was held Thursday in Washington to push for protecting and...

  • Best bet: Super Bowl winner donating long-shot’s payoff to charity

    February 8, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    The Jewish owner of a real estate company in New York is donating his $50,000 winnings from a Super Bowl bet to charity.

    Jona Rechnitz, 29, of New York, had wagered $1,000 on Super Sunday at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas that the New York Giants would score first—on a safety.

    ...
  • Opinion: On the money

    By David Suissa

    December 22, 2011 | 11:40 am

    What do you do when you run out of money? When you’re about to be evicted from your home, or having trouble feeding your kids, or simply can’t afford the basic necessities of life? What happens, also, when you can’t afford certain things you consider crucial — like sending...

  • Web site matchmaker for charity

    November 30, 2011 | 5:27 pm

    Big Sunday, the year-round volunteer organization, has launched BIGlist, an online charity service partnering nonprofits, individuals and the causes that need them the most. Dubbed a “non-profit matchmaking microsite,” it features all kinds of things that people in the Big Sunday...

  • Stan Levy: The exact opposite of founder’s syndrome

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 8, 2011 | 7:38 pm

    Stan Levy, a lawyer with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, sat down with a journalist at the firm’s offices in West Los Angeles on a Monday afternoon earlier this month. At one point during the conversation, Levy threw out a few favorite quotations, one of which concerned the difference...

  • Why tzedakah should not be mistaken for charity.

    By Samira Asemanfar

    November 8, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    Tzedakah, for many, has become another word for charity. Charity is about giving out of the kindness in your heart, generally when it is convenient. Tzedakah is not. It is about giving, consistently to those in need what is theirs, because it is an obligation on your part as a fellow...

  • JFS donating school supplies to families in need

    By Ryan Torok

    August 9, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) is holding an inaugural Back to School Community Day, a supply drive for 3,000 children living below the poverty line, at Westfield Century City on Aug. 14.

    JFS plans to give away backpacks filled with pens, paper, binders and other school...

  • Jewish fund calls for grant proposals

    By Ryan Torok

    February 22, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    The Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund of Los Angeles (JVPF), in collaboration with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, is currently seeking grant proposals. Any local, national and Israel-based Jewish nonprofit can submit a request for funds.

    Grant proposals are due by 5...

  • Chai Lifeline to send 12-year-old to the Super Bowl

    By Ryan Torok

    February 4, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    Adam Wolf, a 12-year-old with cerebral palsy, was stunned when Randi Grossman, West Coast director of the Chai Lifeline, called to tell him that the organization would pay for him to go to the Super Bowl.

    “He said, ‘Are you kidding me? This is amazing,’” Wolf’s mother, Ali...

  • Lord of the Ring

    January 11, 2011 | 9:09 pm

    Heading east on the 10 at 6:40 in the a.m., the traffic had been pretty light.

    KTLA Studios was my destination and I had wanted to be there by 7:00.  Before the NBA superstar got there.  I was pretty sure he was going to be late, but I had told the KTLA crew to let me know when Ron...

  • National Jewish umbrella gets another new name

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 11, 2009 | 3:15 pm

    The umbrella organizations for North American Jewish federations is still in search of itself. Across the United States, local federations are re-envisioning their methods and their missions. (See: Los Angeles.) And the United Jewish Communities, which formed a decade ago when the...

  • Federation finds next leader in Jewish entertainment

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 17, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    If you look back at the stories I’ve written about Stanley Gold’s mission to reform the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, you’ll frequently see a recurring voice of support. That would be Jay Sanderson, a big-tent Jewish evangelist, who in February had this to say about the...

  • Sokatch leaving Bay Area federation for New Israel Fund

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 15, 2009 | 9:33 pm

    Rumors circulated earlier today, but now it’s official: Daniel Sokatch, who only last summer left PJA to take over the San Francisco federation, is leaving to run the New Israel Fund.

    Sokatch’s letter to the federation’s president and staff:

    Dear Friends and Colleagues:

    I am...

  • For Jewish nonprofits, ‘a time to close ranks and some organizations’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 15, 2009 | 1:19 pm

    You’ve probably already read quite a few stories here about how the Madoff scandal and the economic collapse is changing the organized Jewish community. Last week in the New York Jewish Week, Norman Liss, who has served on his share of Jewish nonprofit boards, said that it’s “time to...

  • Save Elie (Wiesel and his foundation)

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 30, 2009 | 2:20 pm

    Remember how Wiesel and his foundation lost millions to Bernard Madoff? Well, an e-mail campaign has helped recoup, to this point, a small fraction. From JTA:

    In recent months, small and large donations, totaling $400,000, have flowed into The Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. Some of...

  • The Real Madoff Scandal: Charitable Hoarding

    March 18, 2009 | 5:52 pm

    Of all the shocks of the Bernie Madoff heist, perhaps none was more stunning than the list of victims. Among them were several Jewish foundations and many of our community’s most prominent nonprofits. The losses were staggering, and in some cases crippling.

    Yet the real Madoff...

  • Should Jews sue Jews?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 24, 2009 | 8:33 pm

    Last week I wrote an article about the Bernard Madoff investment scandal that quoted the leaders of local Jewish organizations that were invested in Madoff by the the Jewish Community Foundation regarding any actions they planned to take to recover their lost funds from the JCF.

    ...
  • Anger replaces shock as Madoff scam puts spotlight on charity boards

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 30, 2008 | 6:42 pm

    Anger has begun to supplant shock as those who contribute to prominent Jewish charities or work on their behalf gasp for comprehension of the unprecedented percussion that the Bernard L. Madoff investment fraud is having on their favorite causes.

    While Madoff himself is a primary...

  • Madoff’s Redemption

    By David Suissa

    December 24, 2008 | 2:47 am

    If you're an active member of the Jewish community -- and perhaps even if you're not -- there's almost no way to properly digest the Bernie Madoff scandal. It's like a quadruple shot of cheap vodka that you drink quickly on an empty stomach. You feel disgusted and drunk at the same...
  • Can you say fiduciary duty? Jewish nonprofits must follow new rules

    December 24, 2008 | 1:56 am

    Based on all reports, the evil criminality of Bernard Madoff has decimated the portfolios of hundreds of individuals and charitable organizations. The consequences for ongoing charitable programs and future gifts will be felt for many years to come.

    While there should be no limit to...

  • At least $600 million lost for Jewish charities

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 18, 2008 | 1:49 pm

    I’m not sure how, but the Jerusalem Post ran the numbers on what Bernard Madoff is going to cost Jewish charities. It’s a monster: at least $600 million. And that was before Hadassah reported yesterday that they lost $90 million.

    From the JPost:

    At least $600 million in Jewish...

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