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  • Kadima cuts costs via Community Tuition Partnership

    By Rachel Heller

    December 11, 2008 | 12:16 am

    Kadima Hebrew Academy/Kadima Heschel West Middle School is confronting the economic crisis by reducing tuition school-wide for 2009-2010 by an average of 20 percent.

    Kadima hopes the move -- the first of its kind in the Los Angeles area -- will encourage struggling families to keep...

  • Food prices squeeze Israel’s needy

    By Dina Kraft

    July 21, 2008 | 5:21 pm

    TEL AVIV (JTA) – It’s mid-afternoon and Michael Dahan is buying food for his first meal of the day. With rising food prices compounding his already dire economic situation, it has become his habit to skip meals, he admits.

    “What can I do?” the unemployed 49-year-old says with a...

  • Talmudic Tax Write-Off

    By Idan Ivri

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Few people are eager to pick fights with the IRS. Michael Sklar, now well into his second voluntary tax lawsuit, is definitely an exception.

    Sklar is an Orthodox father with several children in Jewish day school. His courtroom quest: to establish religious school costs as tax...

  • Material Instincts

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Every day before Dina Goldstein (not her real name) leaves the house to take her two young children to day care and herself to work, she grabs two bagels and two boxes of orange juice. After buckling the kids into the car, she gives them the bagels and the juice, and they eat...

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  • New Century Poses Challenge

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    One hundred years ago, when Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's predecessor, Kaspare Cohn Hospital, opened its doors with 12 beds as Los Angeles' first Jewish hospital, such medical staples as penicillin and insulin remained to be discovered. Life expectancy was 51 years, and the average...

  • Home Is Where the Shul Is

    By Anita Chabria

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Sari and Jason Ciment decided it was time to move their two children out of their Pico-Robertson duplex and into a single-family house, they had one major requirement: to stay in the modern Orthodox Jewish neighborhood that boasts three synagogues within walking distance, and...

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