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  • Yosemite Rim Fire damages Tawonga Jewish summer camp

    August 26, 2013 | 11:48 am

    The largest wildfire in California’s history has led to the evacuation of a Jewish summer camp and destroyed at least one of its buildings.

    The Yosemite Rim Fire triggered the cancellation of Camp Tawonga’s annual Keshet LGBTQ Family Camp, San Francisco’s j. weekly reported.

    On...

  • Shopping center construction damaging historic Lviv synagogue

    August 8, 2012 | 10:30 am

    The Jewish community in Lviv, Ukraine, has warned that construction of a new shopping center could seriously damage a historic synagogue next to the site.

    Construction on the shopping center in downtown Lviv began on July 23 next to the Jakob Glanzer synagogue. Reports in the local...

  • Italian Jewish community to raise money to cover earthquake damage

    June 18, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    The Italian Jewish community launched a campaign to raise money for synagogues and other Jewish properties that were damaged in earthquakes that struck northern Italy last month.

    “The Jewish communities in the towns, along with their members, were affected by the occurrences,”...

  • Wind closes synagogues, schools

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 1, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    Gusts that peaked at 97 miles per hour whipped through the Los Angeles area Wednesday night, downing trees and power lines and leaving some synagogues and Jewish schools with minor damage and no power.

    Hardest hit was the Pasadena area, where the Jewish Federation of the Greater San...

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  • National Cathedral, damaged in quake, will hold services in shul

    August 26, 2011 | 4:07 pm

    After their building took a battering from Tuesday’s earthquake, parishioners from Washington National Cathedral will instead worship in a Washington synagogue.

    Due to earthquake damage, the church canceled services, including a Saturday dedication event for the new Martin Luther...

  • Thailand Chabad House again damaged by floods

    March 29, 2011 | 10:17 am

    A recently renovated Chabad House in Thailand has been ravaged again by flooding.

    Heavy rains and flooding this week once again put the Chabad House in Koh Samui under water. The center recently completed a $50,000 renovation after floods in November destroyed electrical equipment,...

  • Hearing-Loss Growth Speaks Volumes

    By Debbe Geiger

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Catherine Strick didn't know she was losing her hearing until five years ago when she went for her first annual physical and took a routine hearing test. Now, the 44-year-old accountant readily admits she has trouble hearing, and says people are quick to notice.

    "My...

  • False Endorsement Allegations Continue

    By Idan Ivri

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    The campaign to re-elect Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn is struggling to contain damage from newly emerging allegations that it falsely claimed endorsements from local Jewish leaders.

    Four more community members have inspected Hahn endorsement letters and declared their signatures...

  • Rabbi Consoles Hurricane Survivors

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Isaac Jeret, president of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI), and members of Adat Israel in Naples, Fla. headed out to a Naples beach to observe Tashlich on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Everyone stared in shock before the service began.

    The beach was gone.

    "This was a...

  • Muslim Hate Is Self-Inflicted Harm

    By Paul Kujawsky

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Arab and Iranian complaint that they are threatened and victimized by the Zionists is fascinatingly twisted. In fact, they do themselves considerable damage through their own anti-Semitism. Two recent examples come to mind.

    United States taxpayers paid for the liberation of...

  • Upsetting the Bipartisan Applecart

    By James D. Besser

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It is a troubling paradox: Israel may be protected from new pressure from Washington by the upcoming presidential election, but that protection could foreshadow long-term damage to U.S.-Israel relations.

    The reason: more and more, the pro-Israel effort is getting sucked into the...