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  • Giving and getting money: It’s not a science, it’s an art

    November 21, 2014 | 2:52 pm

    I run a nonprofit called Big Sunday. The idea behind Big Sunday is that absolutely everyone has some way to help somebody else. As we like to say, “There are no haves-and-have-nots, just haves-and-have-mores. Everyone has something.” And we can get so much more done when we all...

  • Germany donating $80 million to maintain Auschwitz

    December 16, 2010 | 1:14 pm

    Germany has committed to a donation of $80 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, for the preservation and restoration of the memorial at the site of the Nazi concentration camp.

    Germany’s contribution will be split between the federal government and the states, and will be...

  • Tikkun Olam

    By Rachel Pomerance

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When it comes to helping victims of the Southeast Asian tsunami, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is taking the adage, "teach a man how to fish," quite literally.

    As part of its long-term relief efforts for victims of the Dec. 26 tragedy, the group is working with its...

  • Briefs

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Mel Gibson Donates

    $5 Million to Cedars-Sinai

    Actor Mel Gibson has made a $5 million donation to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to help children from overseas receive expensive medical care, part of a Gibson family commitment dating back several years to a charity that helps sick...

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  • A Berry-Bursting Celebration

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When my daughter was born, I walked the floors of our Atlanta home night after night, day after day, holding her while she slept or when she cried, stopping always in front of the wall of backyard windows framing a forest of trees. As I grew into my unexpected role of single...

  • Community Briefs

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Financial Institutions Waive Fees for Survivors

    More than 100 of California's largest financial institutions have agreed to waive wire-transfer fees charged Holocaust survivors and their families for reparation and restitution payments from abroad.

    These payments, mainly from...

  • Dude, Where’s My Kabbalah?

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It's official. The Kabbalah Centre has usurped the Church of Scientology's status as Hollywood's hottest creed of choice. These days, it seems like every celeb looking to add meaning to his or her glittering but empty life of fame and fortune is joining the red-string-wearing,...

  • Ariel Avrech

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Ariel Avrech died of complications from severe pulmonary fibrosis on July 1. He was 22.

    "He was incredibly learned," said Avrech's father, Emmy-winning screenwriter Robert Avrech ("The Devil's Arithmetic"). "I always learned from him. Our roles were reversed. He was also very funny...

  • The Gift of Thrift

    By Song Oh

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    T-shirts $2. Jeans $7. Handwritten signs point to bargains galore at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) Council Thrift Shop.

    More than simply the promise of finding the great find, thrift stores offer their patrons the opportunity to connect with history and...

  • There’s No Time Like the Present

    By Ellie Kahn

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In my family, death and funerals seem to inspire joking. Maybe it's discomfort, but it also seems to be a lack of concern and heaviness about the whole thing. No one in my family does much visiting of graves, and burials are apparently not deemed necessary.

    My mother wants her body...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Vodka Latka

    On the fifth night of Chanukah, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles gave to us the third annual Vodka Latka. Some 600-plus Federation agency staff, guests, donors and a gaggle of celebrities packed the El Rey Theater for the multipurpose evening of celebration...

  • It’s a Little Tricky

    By Risa Munitz

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Once again we are faced with the annual dilemma of what to doabout Halloween. Should we let the kids "trick or treat" or not? Weknow that Halloween is not a Jewish holiday; that is not the problem.We celebrate Thanksgiving and Presidents Day, both American holidayswhich reflect good...

  • No Longer

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Miriam Koral (second from right) surrounded by (from left), her brother Yuri; mother Ita; and mentor, Yiddish archivist, Hillel Kempinski. Below, Koral today.Miriam Koral is most definitely a zamler, a collector.

    Her collecting usually takes her to a suburban garage, where the...

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