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  • Building a better philanthropist

    March 7, 2013 | 4:49 am

    In the last couple of decades, a tectonic shift has altered the landscape of Jewish philanthropy. The phenomenon is not only Jewish — the number of foundations in the United States has grown fivefold in the last 20 years; the same growth in donor-advised funds has taken just a...

  • Two Israeli-Jewish projects you should know about

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 12, 2012 | 10:29 am

    1. This year, as part of the international Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated on January 27th, a new song will be released too national radio stations in Israel. This song is a co-production of holocaust survivors and popular musicians in Israel. This initiative, called 'Insights'...

  • JFS donating school supplies to families in need

    By Ryan Torok

    August 9, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) is holding an inaugural Back to School Community Day, a supply drive for 3,000 children living below the poverty line, at Westfield Century City on Aug. 14.

    JFS plans to give away backpacks filled with pens, paper, binders and other school...

  • Obama to donors: Israel and the U.S. need ‘fresh eyes’

    June 21, 2011 | 8:30 am

    President Obama told Jewish donors to his reelection campaign that Israel and the United States must assess the new Middle East with “fresh eyes.”

    “Both the United States and Israel are going to have to look at this new landscape with fresh eyes,” Obama said Monday night at an event...

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  • Empire Kosher chief recognized for food donations

    April 11, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    The head of Empire Kosher Poultry was honored for helping to feed New York’s Jewish poor.

    Greg Rosenbaum, CEO of Empire Kosher Poultry, received this year’s humanitarian award from the Met Council on Jewish Poverty in New York at the council’s second annual Food for Life event...

  • How to Help the Fogel Family

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 15, 2011 | 9:58 am


    The National Council of Young Israel has Established and Emergency Fund To Assist the Fogel Children Who Survived The terror attack that killed their parents Udi (36) and Ruth (35), and siblings Yoav (11), Elad (4) and Hadas (3-months).

    The family members were brutally stabbed...

  • To Be or Not to Be, Rich…

    By Julia Bendis

    March 3, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Please tell me how can anyone get ahead in this world, financially that is?  I should rephrase: how can an average person with children get a head in this world?

    I sit here pondering that question while staring at the Orthodontic Invoice for my fifth-grader’s teeth!  Three...

  • Jews take 5 of top 6 spots in annual list of top U.S. givers

    February 8, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    America’s most generous citizens gave less in 2010 than they have over the past decade, but Jews remained among the top givers, according to an annual survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

    In 2010, the top philanthropists in the United States contributed approximately $3.3...

  • Debbie Friedman: Memorial donations

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 14, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    To all of Debbie’s beloved fans who have inquired about making donations in her memory:

    A number of years ago, Debbie established the Renewal of Spirit Foundation with the goal of manifesting her life’s work and all that she stood for. Now, donations to the Renewal of Spirit...

  • 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...

  • Donation of Organs Has Support of Most Rabbis

    March 11, 2009 | 9:21 pm

    It was a decision based on a widespread misunderstanding in the Jewish community, locally and nationally. A young boy not yet 10 years old lay brain dead in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a severe head injury in an accident. The attending physician explained to the parents...

  • Madoff scheme deals new hit to FSU Jews

    December 24, 2008 | 2:01 am

    MOSCOW (JTA) -- The Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard Madoff is the latest in a string of financial blows to Jewish aid programs in the former Soviet Union, wiping out a major foundation that was the primary funder of Jewish higher education in Russia.

    The Chais Family...
  • Perfect storm for charities— contributions go down and requests go up

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 19, 2008 | 2:50 am

    Rachel Bookstein didn't realize just how anxious she'd become wondering whether Beach Hillel in Long Beach would be able to raise the funds it needs this year.

    Contributions had declined -- $500 here, $100 there. Folks had been hard hit by the economic crisis and were paring down...

  • Could economic slump—which means less giving— kill Jewish community innovation?

    By Jacob Berkman

    October 10, 2008 | 12:39 am

    The past decade has seen a groundswell of innovative Jewish nonprofits -- from the birth of a Jewish pop culture magazine, Heeb, to the creation of a slew of trailblazing Jewish social service organizations, to an array of projects that allow Jews to express their Judaism through...
  • Zucky’s and SOVA—knishes and compassion

    By Rachel Heller

    September 18, 2008 | 12:20 am

    Hy and Zucky Altman founded the SOVA food pantry program at a vacant Santa Monica bar in 1983. On opening day, the Altmans put all the food they had on the counter -- bagels, soup, canned goods -- waiting to serve the impoverished Jewish seniors they had gotten to know in the...
  • Hyler condition stabilizes

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 19, 2008 | 7:46 pm

    Hollywood talent manager Joan Hyler’s critical condition has stabilized, three days after she was struck by a car on the Pacific Coast Highway and nearly lost her life.

    Friends and family reporting through UCLA’s carepages have said that Hyler received numerous blood transfusions...

  • Q&A with showbiz power broker Irv Weintraub:  Why doesn’t Hollywood give Jewish?

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 17, 2008 | 1:08 am

    Irv Weintraub, chief operating officer of the William Morris Agency, talks about his distaste for business travel, the philanthropic flipside of Hollywood excess and why Jews in entertainment don't support Israel.

    The Jewish Journal: What's the best thing about your job?
    Irv...
  • Federation aids Jewish food agencies’ hunger needs

    By Amy Klein

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It all started with powdered milk.

    Last April, SOVA Community Food & Resource Program, which operates three food pantries and resource centers in Los Angeles, ran out of powdered milk, so the directors decided to solicit directly from their support network. They sent out a memo to...

  • 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...
  • You get when you give

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It is very cool to give. Whether you can give your time through volunteer work or give money though tzedakah, every little bit helps. If you need some inspiration, check out the following two stories:

    "The Giving Tree," written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein, begins: "Once...
  • A Primer on Giving: What to ask before you start

    By Amy Klein

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Torah commands you to give a minimum of 10 percent of your earnings (ma'aser) to charity, and 20 percent if you are generous. That's easier said than done, according to philanthropists, Jewish communal leaders, and charity evaluators.

    Where should you donate your money? How? How...

  • Milken JCC board rejects Federation offer

    By Jane Ulman

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The future of the The New JCC at Milken in West Hills, which serves thousands of Jews in the West Valley, including 125 preschoolers and 700 seniors, is still uncertain.

    Despite a debt of $250,000 and the loss of nearly one-third of its members following the closure of its pool by...
  • Briefs: Palestinians riot near Jerusalem dig; Brandeis threatened with loss of donations

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinians Riot Around Jerusalem

    Palestinians rioted at entry points to Jerusalem to protest a ban stemming from previous riots over an Old City dig. Police banned Palestinian males under age 50 from attending Friday prayer services at mosques on the Temple Mount, and extended a...

  • Angels in the hood

    By David Suissa

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    We've all seen these great organizations that help the needy and the hungry. We've been to their annual galas in Beverly Hills hotels, and we've applauded their celebrity endorsers and prominent honorees.

    In the Jewish Orthodox world, we're familiar with of organizations like...

  • Webb’s progressive center gift inspired by family’s future

    By Naomi Glauberman

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There are some stories Max Webb will never recount.

    "With my own eyes, I saw the most barbaric and unbelievable things," said Webb, who survived 18 concentration camps during the Shoah.

    The walls of this nearly 90-year-old homebuilder's Beverly Hills office are lined with scores...

  • Fran Rosenfield: All About the Children

    By Adam Wills

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Fran Rosenfield
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    Fran Rosenfield answers the door of her Northridge home a few moments after the musical doorbell has cycled through its tune....

  • Eve Marcus: Soul of the Food Pantry

    By Jane Ulman

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Eve Marcus
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    Eve Marcus asks that people not call her on Saturday. Mostly they comply. Otherwise, as volunteer director of the North...

  • Obituaries

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Seymour Robinson, "Father of Pan Pacific Park," 90

    Seymour Robinson died Sept. 13 at 90 from pancreatic cancer. Born in Chicago, Robinson was a graduate of Tuley High School and studied at the Chicago College of Music. He was a decorated World War II veteran who received the Croix...
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah: swastika flags fly over SoCal, Florida highways

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    Swastikas were found flying from highway overpasses in Los Angeles and northern San Diego County, as well as in Orlando, Fla., just before the Jewish New Year. Calls began coming in to law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles at around 5:45 a.m. on Sept. 22, saying flags with...
  • Bittersweet symphonies: the Pearls struggle to find life after Daniel’s death

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Eight days after Yom Kippur, Judea and Ruth Pearl will commemorate what would have been the 43rd birthday of their son, Daniel. As on every Oct. 10 for the last five years, it will be a day of intensely personal reflection and remembrance by the couple and their daughters, Tamara and...
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