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  • Monday night vote on ‘cliff’ deal very likely, Sen. Corker says

    December 31, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    [UPDATE: 3:40 pm] Republican Senator Bob Corker said it is "highly likely" that the U.S. Senate will vote Monday night on a bill to avoid the brunt of the "fiscal cliff."

    [3:30 pm] Republican Senator Jon Kyl also said the chamber is still hopeful that negotiations will advance to...

  • Napolitano talks security funding cuts with Jewish leaders

    April 18, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, met with leaders of the New York Jewish federation to discuss security for nonprofits in the wake of substantial funding cuts.

    “DHS recognizes the important role the nonprofit community has in our homeland...

  • Jewish groups praise security grants, despite major cuts

    February 22, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Jewish groups praised the Obama administration and Congress for $10 million in new homeland security grants while noting that the allocation was nearly halved from last year.

    “While tough decisions were made by Congress and the Administration, we appreciate the outreach both...

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  • Nefesh B’Nefesh cuts staff, salaries

    February 3, 2011 | 1:37 pm

    The aliyah organization Nefesh B’Nefesh says it has slashed18 percent of its staff and is cutting the salaries of its remaining employees.

    The organization last week made across-the-board cuts of 15 employees. Salary cuts were instituted at all levels as well, according to Yael...

  • State Budget Crisis Threatens Jewish Social Service Programs

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 2, 2009 | 3:25 pm

    Four Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles programs that serve the elderly, disabled and frail may end up casualties of the state budget crisis, which leapt to a new level of urgency Tuesday as California lawmakers failed to pass budget revisions before a July 1 deadline.

    More than...

  • Could economic slump—which means less giving— kill Jewish community innovation?

    By Jacob Berkman

    October 10, 2008 | 12:39 am

    The past decade has seen a groundswell of innovative Jewish nonprofits -- from the birth of a Jewish pop culture magazine, Heeb, to the creation of a slew of trailblazing Jewish social service organizations, to an array of projects that allow Jews to express their Judaism through...
  • Briefs: Western Wall dig starts, Israel and U.S. back gays at U.N.

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Starts Western Wall Dig

    Israel began a controversial dig in the Western Wall Plaza. Bulldozers from the Antiquities Authority broke ground Tuesday near a ramp connecting the plaza to the Temple Mount, with officials saying the aim was to search for historical artifacts...

  • Math Problem

    By Jill Stewart

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It's spring in Sacramento, and that means the Capitol steps are jammed again with protesters against government cuts -- the first protesters to show up in mid-March were thousands of community college students demanding that California taxpayers continue paying the nation's steepest...

  • Community Briefs

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Cooper Visits Sudan, Discusses Slavery

    Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, spent an eventful 21 hours in Sudan in mid-February when he met with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to discuss the country's ongoing slave trade and a peace treaty with...

  • Lawmaker Sees Plan to Cut Funds Failing

    By Marc Ballon

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    State Assemblyman Lloyd E. Levine (D-Van Nuys), 33, sits on the influential Assembly Budget Committee. He recently spoke with The Jewish Journal about the possible impacts of Gov. Gray Davis' proposed 15 percent cut in Medi-Cal reimbursements.

    Jewish Journal: What pain would the 15...

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