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  • Israel Donations Stimulate—and Don’t Hurt—Local Fundraising

    By Marc Ballon

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's military campaign in Lebanon has left the Jewish state spiritually and financially drained. The overall cost of the conflict, including the amount spent on the war and business losses in northern Israel, exceeds $7 billion, according to The Israel Project, a nonprofit,...

  • Local organizations seek funds to help Israel

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The following are some of the local organizations collecting donations to aid Israel in its time of crisis:

    American Associates of the Haifa Foundation
    Mailing Address: 287 South Robertson Blvd. '343
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Telephone: 323-913-7133

    American Friends of Magen David...

  • Sky High Fundraiser

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    SKY HIGH FUNDRAISER

    Rod's Day 14 turned out to be a fun and spectacular event. The July 22 fundraiser is named for Rod Fasone, who died from a rare form of colon cancer at age 21, 14 years ago. Rod's Day kicked off with a skydiving exhibition by renowned skydiver Jumpin' Bill and...

  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me a Donation Match

    By Chanan Tigay

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Call him a personal shopper, a matchmaker or a boutique investment adviser. However he is described, Joseph Hyman is trying to chart a new course in the world of Jewish philanthropy. A longtime Jewish organizational professional and fundraiser, Hyman last year launched the Center...

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  • Iranians Open Shul in Garment District

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    With a new Torah in their arms, about 100 local Iranian Jewish businessmen sang Hebrew songs and danced down a busy street in downtown Los Angeles's garment district June 13 to celebrate the official opening of a new synagogue, where many Iranians have their businesses.

    As a DJ...

  • Beth Emet Works to Save a Mother’s Life

    By Jane Ulman

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The 200 closely knit families of Burbank's Temple Beth Emet, heeding the precept that all Jews are responsible for one another, are accustomed to providing aid and comfort quietly and inconspicuously. But the congregation has been galvanized to very public action by news that the...

  • Memories and Music

    By Roberto Loiederman

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Before going inside, every visitor had to sign a waiver agreeing not to sue in case, say, a stray piece of wood or plaster fell on them. It felt, for a moment, like myself and the other members of the audience were embarking on a risky enterprise. But Boyle Heights' Breed Street...

  • L.A. Boosts Newborn Screenings in Israel

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Before leaving the hospital, all newborn babies in California get pricked in the heel to collect a few drops of their blood. The blood is then screened for more than 30 genetic disorders that, although rare, can cause physical problems, mental retardation and sometimes death.

    In...

  • Big Sunday Gets Big Boost From City

    By Naomi Glauberman

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Big Sunday began in 1999 with 300 Jewish volunteers devoted to a day of good works. That was impressive in a city notorious for lack of civic involvement -- but that was just the beginning.

    What started as Mitzvah Day for congregants of Temple Israel of Hollywood gradually spread...

  • Post-Katrina, Jews Raised Funds Fast

    By Larry Luxner

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Major Jewish organizations have raised more than $30 million to house, feed, educate and relocate thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi.

    The biggest chunk of money has come from the United Jewish Communities (UJC), which represents 155 Jewish...

  • Community Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Wolpe Out of the Running for JTS Head

    Rabbi David Wolpe has removed himself from consideration for the job of leading the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York. Wolpe, of Sinai Temple in Westwood, had been widely considered a front-runner for chancellor at JTS, the central...

  • L.A. Enters the Season of Mitzvot

    By David Finnigan

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Christmas Day is the day of the year which some Jews often fill by doing some mitzvah volunteer work, then enjoying Chinese food and a movie. But that annual mitzvah-Chinese food-movie ritual is being put aside this Dec. 25 for Chanukah.

    "Chanukah makes it a big deal because now Jews...

  • Senior Moments - Great-Grand Marshal

    By Ellie Kahn

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    As I walked through the grounds at the Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA), I noticed a man in a wheelchair reading a magazine. It was called "Life Extension."

    I had to laugh. Someone must have strategically placed this magazine, like a prop, for the interview I was about to conduct....

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Hier, Pope Talk at Vatican

    During a private audience at the Vatican, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Pope Benedict XVI last week to lead a "coalition of the good" against international terrorism and threats from Iran.

    The pope did not respond directly to the plea by...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Paper: Israel, Vatican Close to Deal

    Israel and the Vatican reportedly are close to an agreement on church properties in the Holy Land. The Times of London reported last week that the sides were readying the agreement in time for a visit by Israeli President Moshe Katsav to the...

  • The Circuit

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In the Pink

    Lladró, the world-famous Spanish House of Porcelain, joined forces with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at a private reception at the Rodeo Drive Gallery recently to launch the new Lladró Pink Collection. A portion of the proceeds went to the foundation....

  • Pantry Gets a New Home to Help Hungry

    By Jane Ulman

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This year, for the first time in SOVA's 22-year history, food pantry volunteers won't have to store and unpack thousands of grocery bags filled with High Holiday Food Drive donations in multiple cramped locations or larger rented spaces that are costly and inconvenient. Instead, SOVA...

  • Southland Responds to Relief Needs

    By David Finnigan

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Prominent rabbis have been urging their congregations to give generously to Hurricane Katrina relief funds, the most prominent being one set up by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, which had raised more than $500,000 by early this week.

    The scope of the disaster is...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Saturday, September 10

    Party at tonight's sixth annual Barbie and Ken Toy Drive and you'll give the kids a reason to smile, too. Cover per person is one new unwrapped toy or combination of toys with a minimum $25 value, for which you get music, open bar and food till the wee...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Federation Sets Up Hurricane Fund

    The United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh (UJF) has established a mailbox to accept donations for humanitarian aid for members of the Jewish and general communities impacted by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Western...

  • Tentative Deal to Save Valley Cities JCC

    By Marc Ballon

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Valley Cities Jewish Community Center received a new lease on life late last week when its parent organization agreed in principle to sell the center property to a local partnership that will keep the JCC going. Without the agreement, the center could have shut down at the end of...

  • The Circuit

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Willkommen, Shalom

    Leading representatives from Germany, Israel and the local Jewish community mingled cheerfully at the Brentwood home of Lee and Larry Ramer on June 8, to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the federal republic and the...

  • L.A.‘s ‘Big’ Sunday

    By David Finnigan

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Between 35,000 and 40,000 people spent Sunday, May 15 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys for the annual Israel Independence Day festival.

    The festival's early afternoon main event featuring pro-Israel speeches and politicians lasted exactly one hour; on the last note of "The Star-Spangled...

  • Battle on Future of Gaza Spreads to L.A.

    By Marc Ballon

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    The battle over the future of the Gaza Strip has come to Los Angeles.

    Two prominent settlers and an outspoken Israeli politician worked their way through Southern California last week, spreading the message that Israel should remain for good in the disputed territories. And Jewish...

  • New Chuppah Honors Terror Victim

    By Carin Davis

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    On the eve of her wedding, 20-year-old Naava Applebaum and her father, Dr. David Applebaum, the director of emergency medicine at Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center, sat at Jerusalem's Café Hillel. The two were celebrating her upcoming nuptials with a father-daughter talk....

  • Efforts Under Way to Raise Aid Funds

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Local and national Jewish organizations have mobilized to help tsunami victims and invite the community to participate, as well.

    DONATE DIRECTLY:

    American Jewish World Service partners with 22 non-government and community-based organizations in the regions affected by the...

  • L.A. Brigade Helps Israel Fight Hunger

    By Karin Kloosterman

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Rachel Bamberger Chalkovsky doesn't need statistics to know about poverty in Israel.

    Affectionately known as "Bambi," the retired head midwife of Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Hospital can tell heart-wrenching tales of women who gave birth wearing tattered undergarments and shoes, and...

  • Give Best, Sweetest to Hungry

    By H. Eric Schockman

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For millions of American Jews, the official end of the summer season brings with it an important new beginning. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year,

    ushers in the holiest period of the Jewish calendar.

    Called the Days of Repentance, the 10 days from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur allow...

  • L.A. Resident Loses Family in Bus Bombing

    By Julie G Fax

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Aviel Atash was the entire world for his mother, Rachel. A developmentally delayed woman who married at the age of 39, Rachel never thought she would have children, and Aviel was like a dream, said her brother, Los Angeles resident Yoram Partush.

    But that dream exploded last week...

  • ‘Slaves’ to Drugs Find Help in Chabad

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When John Ostlund was 33, a judge offered him a choice: Quit heroin or lose your 3-year-old daughter.

    Ostlund chose heroin.

    Four years later, Ostlund had to make another decision. The 37-year-old had been a drug addict for 25 years and had spent 11 years in prison. Now it was up to...

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