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  • Young entrepreneurs earn gelt for the community good

    By Ryan Torok

    March 15, 2012 | 11:01 am

    “We call these tchotchkes,” Keith Wasserman says, examining a snow globe. The 27-year-old founder and president of Gelt Inc. talks into a video camera as he walks around the furnished unit in a Bakersfield apartment complex, which the company purchased in 2009.

    The video is featured...

  • Broad, Tugend, Goldberg, Hillel

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The 'Other' Broad Museum

    There are days when you're stuck in freeway traffic and wonder why you ever came to Los Angeles. And then there are the moments when you know that there is no other place in the world to live. Such a moment came on Feb. 10, after receiving a handsome...

  • Food Stamp diet underscores need to aid the poor

    By H. Eric Schockman

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I'll be the first to admit that cooking isn't my strong suit. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal -- as long as I'm not the person preparing it. In fact, it's come to be somewhat of a joke among my family and friends: If you're hosting a holiday or other...
  • Locals push to expand social action and justice efforts

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Anne Factor never forgot the teenage memories of her grandmother struggling through the twilight of life in nursing homes, which treated their elderly charges more like widgets than dignified beings.

    "I saw these places," said Factor, now 47 and active in the Social Justice Committee...

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  • Israeli, Iranian and Russian immigrants learn the American way of giving

    By Amy Klein

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When the Los Angeles Jewish community staged a rally to show support for Israel during the conflict with Lebanon last year, Israeli Consul General Ehud Danoch was pleased by the numbers, but bothered by the fact that there were not many Israelis there.

    "You would have thought 30,000...

  • Scary Hummus

    By Rob Eshman

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On this side of the Mediterranean, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict plays out less like a war and a more like a team sport.

    That is to say, we don't pick up arms -- thank God -- we pick sides. And we follow our side, and root for it, thinking somehow our cheers will help push it...
  • ‘Forgotten’ Jews Address Injustice

    By Joshua Brandt

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Addressing a conference of Jews predominately from the Middle East and North Africa, keynote speaker Stan Urman delivered a quip that underscored the sentiments of many audience members.

    "When I first heard about your group, JIMENA [Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North...

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