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  • Typhoon Haiyan: How you can help

    By Ryan Torok

    November 11, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    In response to the devastation wreaked on the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit land on Nov. 8, killing thousands and obliterating whole towns and villages, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has set up the Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund.

    The solicitation for...

  • Hurricane Sandy: How you can help

    By JewishJournal

    October 30, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Know another organization helping with disaster relief? Let us know by commenting below.


    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is accepting donations to contribute to recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  One hundred percent of collected donations will...

  • Opinion: Time to write a check to Federation

    November 9, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    The period from the end of the Jewish holidays (i.e. now) till the end of December (the end of the tax year) is peak season for non-profits raising money. That’s no less true for Hazon than anyone else: we’re doing important work on a relatively shoe-string budget, and we need...

  • Israel's Carmel fire: How you can help

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 2, 2010 | 4:54 pm

    These organizations are working to help rehabilitate Israel’s fire-damaged Carmel region:

    Jewish National Fund:
    JNF collected around $2 million during the fire, some of which went to immediate needs on the ground. Now it is focusing its efforts on Operation Carmel Renewal: From...

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  • Family of Cancer Patient Hopes for a Stem Cell Miracle

    By Melanie Reynard

    March 16, 2010 | 4:55 pm

    Jeff Tohl endured testing, five months of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant during the three years that followed his cancer diagnosis — a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. With a clean bill of health and regained strength, he thought he was out of the woods.

    But when...

  • Help Honor Stephen Tyrone Johns

    By Rob Eshman

    June 12, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    We need to honor Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39,  the security guard who was gunned down June 10 by a white supremacist at the entrance to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

    “A soft-spoken, gentle giant,”  Milton Talley, a former employee of the U.S. Holocaust...

  • UJC seeks donations for hurricane victims

    September 16, 2008 | 7:42 pm

    United Jewish Communities begun a campaign for donations to help in the recovery from recent hurricanes.

    The umbrella organization of North America’s Jewish federation system is urging the 157 federations and 400 independent Jewish communities it serves to contribute to the effort,...

  • Key questions can answer donation motivations

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I opened my mailbox to find several letters, a few bills and a host of requests for donations from various organizations that I have supported over the years. Because I am a stickler for organization, I sort the letters, place the bills in a folder marked "Look at me soon!" and the...
  • Teaching our kids how to give

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As a child, I hated having my birthday fall in the middle of December because it meant that no matter when Chanukah began, my birthday gifts were somehow expected to count for Chanukah, too. It just didn't seem fair that I had to give up some of my gifts because of a glitch in the...
  • Big Sunday Gets Bigger This Year

    By Naomi Glauberman

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Months ago, David Levinson, the founder and chairman of Big Sunday predicted that the citywide day of volunteerism might grow from 8,000 participants to 25,000 -- now that the City of Los Angeles has joined the effort.

    He was so, so wrong.

    At the final gathering of the day, at the...

  • ‘Lucky’ Friends

    By Julie G Fax

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since they met at a mommy and me 13 years ago, Adam Schlesinger and Sean Abramson have been coming up with innovative schemes together, such as the time they sold novelty items like Whoopie Cushions and electrified hand buzzers. (They pulled in $100.)

    But now the two recent graduates...

  • Charitable Yums

    By Gaby Wenig

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Thinking about doing something for Israel but don't have time or inclination to go there and volunteer in person? This Sunday you can do your bit for the beleaguered Jewish state by chowing down in local restaurants.

    On May 2, 20 of Los Angeles' kosher restaurants will participate...

  • Tzedakah With Toys

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When 5-year-old Ariela Weintraub learned about the recent Southern California fires during a family dinner discussion, she was worried. The Santa Monica resident asked her mother, Susan Weintraub, "Mommy, do you think the children who lived in those burning houses lost their toys?"

    ...

  • Jewish Charities Get Favorable Rating

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    If you're concerned that the money you donate to Los Angeles Jewish charities is eaten up by administrative and fundraising costs, fear not.

    Most Jewish charities in Los Angeles have a favorable rating for the amount of dollars spent on their projects compared to dollars spent on...

  • Kosher Pig-Out

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine if hitting the restaurants was a mitzvah. For one day, at least, it will be. Finally, the guilt-free excuse to overeat you've been looking for. On May 4, the Sunday before Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day), Eat-4-Israel, a campaign created by yeshiva high schoolers,...

  • Cry, Argentina

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's a balmy night as we join those filing into the basement social hall of the venerable Libertad Synagogue in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires. It resembles any Friday night service crowd anywhere in the United States, except that it's standing-room only. An elderly man sings...

  • Briefs

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Programs Continue at Valley JCCs

    Programs will continue at the various Jewish Community Centers (JCC) around the San Fernanado Valley, albeit not all under the same umbrella. The new North Valley Jewish Community Center, Inc., (NVJCC) a nonprofit organization created after the...

  • What You Can Do

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    GIVE

    In times of tragedy and disaster, blood supplies often run critically low. Giving blood is an incredible mitzvah, and one which costs you only time. Call 1-800-GIVELIFE (1-800-448 3543); if the number is busy, the Red Cross requests that you please keep calling so that you...

  • A Day of Mitzvot and Meaning

    By Ruth Stroud

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Young Mitzvah Day volunteers clean-up Taft High School inWoodland Hills.

    A Day of Mitzvot and Meaning

    The annual Valley event provides social-action projects andopportunity for community involvement

    Mitzvot, acts of loving kindness or just plain charity:Whatever you call them, Jews are...

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