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  • Jewish Temple group launches Indiegogo campaign to breed sacred cow

    August 13, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    It’s been nearly two millennia since the Second Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, bringing to an end the priestly period of Jewish history and commencing the Diaspora.

    A third Temple has been prophesied, and in preparation for the messiah, nonprofit Jewish group The Temple...

  • Honoring Max Steinberg

    July 8, 2015 | 2:34 pm

    Family, friends and supporters of fallen Israeli soldier and Woodland Hills native Max Steinberg gathered on June 28 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel to commemorate a Torah in his honor.

    Families of Lone Soldiers (FOLS), an organization committed to supporting the loved ones of...

  • Tragedy in Brooklyn shines light on charity crowdfunding platform

    March 13, 2015 | 10:15 am

    On Sunday night, the Jewish community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn was shocked by the sudden death of Nadiv Kehaty, 30, a father of four.

    Kehaty, a real estate agent who helped found a local Crown Heights synagogue named Itchke’s Shtiebel, did not have life insurance. He collapsed...

  • At G.A., Jewish federations see future in more collaboration

    November 11, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    There was the vice president of the United States, two Supreme Court justices and an Academy Award-winning actress with a compelling Jewish story. There were Jewish professionals, lay leaders, clergy and recent college graduates. The West Point cadets’ Jewish choir performed. The...

  • Crowdfunding for Israel and Gaza, with condoms and drones

    August 7, 2014 | 8:36 am

    Crowdfunding campaigns, using sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have become an increasingly popular way to generate money for everything from independent films to new technologies — even healthy-body-image fashion dolls and a rebuilt Third Temple.

    So perhaps it’s no surprise...

  • A young artist’s ‘anti-Barbie’ is a runaway crowdfunding success

    March 14, 2014 | 11:12 am

    Almost exactly 55 years after Barbie made her debut at the American International Toy Fair, a more realistically proportioned alternative to the iconic fashion doll has become a crowdfunding sensation, raising more than $400,000 in a week and a half to begin production.

    The ...

  • The Jewcer appeal

    By Ryan E. Smith

    June 20, 2012 | 11:37 am

    Make hummus, not war.

    That is the optimistic hope of filmmaker Avital Levy, whose work in progress, “Hummus Wars,” chronicles the ongoing rivalry between Israel and Lebanon for bragging rights over the popular Middle Eastern dip.

    “The goal for the film is to show that while...