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  • Federation may face lawsuit over fundraiser Prizant’s firing

    By Tom Tugend

    February 26, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A looming lawsuit is threatening to shake up The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles -- causing a blanket of silence to descend on the city's largest Jewish philanthropic organization.

    The former top fundraiser for The Federation is reportedly planning to file suit against the...

  • Rabbi Gafni Ousted for Misconduct

    By Gary Rosenblatt

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Mordechai Gafni, 46, a rabbi whose charisma and brilliance dazzled students and large audiences in spiritual renewal communities in Israel and America, even as he dodged rumors and accusations about improper sexual behavior for more than 25 years, has been dismissed by the leadership...

  • L.A. Gafni Event Canceled

    By Julie G Fax

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Revelations about sexual misconduct have led to the cancellation of an upcoming local event featuring prominent Rabbi Mordechai Gafni.

    Gafni had been scheduled for a public talk at Stephen S. Wise Temple on June 9. Over the past two years, since being appointed to the Wisdom Chair in...

  • Deep Spiritual Rift Grows in Prague

    By Jennifer Anne Perez

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    He fought a desperate battle against communism, crafted award-winning plays and books and functioned as an intellectual and spiritual compass for Prague's Jewish community for more than a decade.

    But in late June, something extraordinary happened: Karol Sidon was forced out as the...

  • Dark Cloud Looms Over JCRC Future

    By Marc Ballon

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The shock waves created by recent dismissal of Michael Hirschfeld as executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) continue to reverberate both locally and throughout the country as JCRC supporters worry about the future of community relations.

    "The sky's not...

  • The L.A. Image

    By Joel Kotkin

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The best thing about David Lehrer's firing as head of the local Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been the local reaction, which has done more to awaken Los Angeles' Jewish leadership than anything in recent memory. The worst thing about Lehrer's firing: That the ADL's New York...