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January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pmWoolsey Wows AJC
It was an extraordinary evening when the American Jewish Congress (AJC) honored former director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey at a black-tie gala dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Dec. 10.
Woolsey received the AJC's Jerusalem Award for his extensive work...
November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pmJewish groups annually look to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's list of top 400 fundraising organizations the way the business world looks to the Forbes Fortune 500 list -- to see how well Jewish philanthropy is doing.
This year's list, called "Philanthropy 400," placed 24 Jewish...
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Korn Helps UCLA Growth
Civic leader and philanthropist Carolbeth Korn donated $200,000 to the UCLA School of Public Health to endow, in perpetuity, an annual $10,000 prize honoring the outstanding graduating student each year. Beginning this May, recipients will be selected by the...
March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Choirs Rock the House
Temple Emanuel was rockin' recently when it hosted the Temple Bryant A.M.E. Church Choir that performed with Emanuel's choir at a Shabbat Shira Service. The entire congregation and guests were on their feet singing and clapping in joyous rapture.
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This past September, the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles, the Zimmer Children's Museum and representatives of more than 70 other organizations attended a seminar for nonprofits that I conducted at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
Like many taxpayers,...
November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
George Allen Smith,
Philanthropist and Founder of George Smith Partners, Inc.,
Dies at 70
George Allen Smith, a leader in Southern California's real estate finance industry, died Nov. 3 at 70. A graduate of the Harvard Business School, Smith, whose career in the industry spanned...
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Platters of apple slivers prepared for dunking in honey are a holiday ritual symbolizing hope for a sweet New Year.
The Jewish Federation of Orange County is on its way to starting another New Year tradition by again urging residents to buy Israeli-made honey for their own Rosh...
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Imagine a disease that strips a child of the routine autonomic and sensory abilities that we take for granted. A disease that affects a child's nervous system to such a degree that he or she cannot feel pain or produce tears, even when seriously wounded. The child becomes plagued...
November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
In the movie "Little Nicky," Adam Sandler played the son of the devil, but for many Israeli children today Sandler is an angel.
When the Jewish actor-comedian wanted to do something to help brighten the lives of Israeli children wounded in suicide bombings, he contacted his friend...
August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Deborah-utantes Come Out
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held its annual Deborah Awards, honoring women of achievement -- an evening at the Regent Beverly Wilshire emceed by Arianna Huffington.
Important Local Call
Members of Hadassah's Long Beach/Orange County branch donated...
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A Family Affair
More than 600 people attended the Second Annual L.A. Family Housing Awards at Universal Studios' Globe Theatre. The event, hosted by comedian Paul Rodriguez, raised nearly $450,000 for L.A. Family Housing (LAFH), a nonprofit that helps 12,000 homeless individuals...
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Unemployment hit a 30-year low in April and the economy is, if not booming, at least bouncing. So why is it that so many synagogues, even in wealthy areas, are struggling? Perhaps it is because members fail to understand that dues only go so far, according to Sylvia Moskovitz,...
January 28, 1999 | 7:00 pmWas the United Jewish Fund 1998 campaign up, down or flat? It depends on how you interpret the numbers.
Strictly speaking, the campaign, which the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles oversees, finished on Jan. 8 with an increase in pledges -- $42.2 million, compared with last...
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You've read the newspaper ads or heard the pitches on the radio:Donate your old car to our worthy charity, which aidsorphans/immigrants/homeless/the halt and the lame, and enjoy agenerous tax write-off.
The American Red Cross is doing it, as is the National KidneyFoundation, Jewish...