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  • A match made in … Israel

    May 15, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    When Joseph Mandel went to City of Hope in Duarte after his diagnosis with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in 2009, he remembers his doctor giving him a very clear message: “If we don’t find you a donor — like, in a year — you might not be here.”

    “I was praying every day that...

  • Donors struggling to defray the rising costs of Jewish camp

    January 24, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    Spending the summer at Jewish overnight camp once was a spartan affair, often little more than a collection of ramshackle buildings scattered in the woods by a placid lake.

    Those were the days.

    "Today it's all about the toys," said Rabbi Allan Smith, the former head of the...

  • Doctor fighting leukemia seeks matching donor

    June 13, 2012 | 5:08 pm

    A veteran physician diagnosed with leukemia is hoping to find a compatible bone marrow match within the Jewish community to help him beat back the life-threatening disease. Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor Registry, is holding a donor screening on Thursday at USC’s Rand...

  • Israeli, U.S. drives aiming to increase number of non-Ashkenazi bone marrow donors

    May 30, 2012 | 10:43 am

    For nearly a year, Julie Gavrilov has been trying to find a match for her father, Mark.

    Diagnosed with a rare and aggressive blood cancer, he needs a stem cell transplant to survive the disease.

    A Bukharian Jew born in Uzbekistan, he will have the best chance of survival if he...

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  • Romney to meet with Jewish donors

    May 23, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    Mitt Romney is meeting with about 30 major Jewish donors to his presidential campaign as part of a “constituents day.”

    Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and all-but-certain Republican nominee for president, will meet for about an hour with the donors in Boston on Thursday.

    ...
  • 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...

  • Anger replaces shock as Madoff scam puts spotlight on charity boards

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 30, 2008 | 6:42 pm

    Anger has begun to supplant shock as those who contribute to prominent Jewish charities or work on their behalf gasp for comprehension of the unprecedented percussion that the Bernard L. Madoff investment fraud is having on their favorite causes.

    While Madoff himself is a primary...

  • Free at last!

    By Rob Eshman

    June 5, 2008 | 2:36 pm

    Last Sunday night (June 1) in an amphitheatre outside Jerusalem, I had a flash of insight into how to get disaffected Jews excited and involved in Jewish life: Make it free!

    I was at something called the Birthright Israel Mega Event. Birthright is the eight-year-old program that has...

  • Bone marrow match still sought for rabbinical student—can you help?

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The urgent search for a suitable bone marrow transplant donor for University of Judaism rabbinical student Joel Shickman, 37, stricken with AML, a form of leukemia in early February, continues.

    Shickman's family is encouraging people to register with the National Bone Marrow...

  • Jewish causes must compete to get big charitable gifts

    By Gary Tobin

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Roland Stanton's $100 million gift to Yeshiva University is the largest ever to a U.S. Jewish institution. Yet as Stanton himself said, "There are plenty of people who could do it."
     
    Our research shows he's right: Dozens of Jewish philanthropists are capable of equaling Stanton's...
  • The Goalie of Oz

    By Emily Pauker

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Oz Iluz loved to play goalie on his soccer team, but wasn't too keen on math or the math exam that awaited him. So the 12-year-old didn't really want to get on the small No. 14 bus in Jerusalem on that February morning in 2004.

    A suicide bomber also boarded the bus, killing eight,...

  • Getting Kids Into Charity Pays Off Big

    By Daniel Akst

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Start talking to wealthy families about the benefits of getting kids involved in philanthropy, and they'll tell you the biggest beneficiaries are the kids -- and their families. They say even young children who get involved learn the value of money, the limits of resources...

  • Community Briefs

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Ball to Help Fund Bet Tzedek Efforts to Provide Legal Aid

    At a car wash workers' hearing before a labor commissioner last week, Bet Tzedek Legal Services client Raul Arellano described working 10-hour days soaking wet, for well under minimum wage. He recounted conditions in which...

  • A Deadly Shortage

    By Adam Wills

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Judah White's shoulders curl in and his eyes shut tight as he coughs violently. A look of pain flashes across his face. As his coughing slows, he looks up to the ceiling of his mother's kitchen and takes a deep breath.

    White is battling his third occurrence of Hodgkin's lymphoma, a...

  • Donor Pool Swim

    By Jessica Ravitz

    April 29, 2004 | 8:01 pm

    Few days have haunted me like April 15, 2002. It was the day Time magazine screamed out from its cover that women cannot have it all.

    Like a slap to the face, the writer reported that the biological odds are against getting pregnant after 35 and that stories of women conceiving into...

  • Center Construction Moves Ahead Despite Shortfall

    By Journal Staff

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Though Irvine's Samueli Jewish Campus is $2 million short of $20 million required to finish a community building, the project's supporters are moving ahead to avoid the potential costs of delay.

    Permits for the 123,000-square-foot building adjacent to Tarbut V'Torah Community Day...

  • A Touch of Tomchei

    By Rachel Brand

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It's 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday, and the modest storefront at 3531¼2 N. La Brea Ave. is teeming with people. The shelves that were stocked with bottles of Rokeach grape juice, jars of Tzali's gefilte fish and cans of California chunk light tuna only a half hour ago, are now nearly...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    LAX Shooter Had Terror Ties?

    The man who killed two people in the July 4 attack at Los Angeles International Airport told U.S. officials in the mid-1990s that Egyptian officials had accused him of being affiliated with terrorists. As a result of the disclosure made this week by...

  • Bundles of Joy

    By J.D. Smith

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The stork has been awfully busy lately.

    It seems as though everyone I know is having a baby. A couple I haven't heard from in months sent a postcard with a picture of what I thought was a Sharpei puppy -- it turns out the little boy's name is Jesse. I didn't even know they were...

  • Briefs

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Bay Cities JCC Emergency Meeting

    Twenty-five parents gathered at Bay Cities Jewish Community Center on Monday night to discuss emergency strategies to try to save their center. Bay Cities JCC is one of four community centers set to close by the summer because of insufficient...

  • Dear Rabbi

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Artificial Insemination



    Dear Rabbi,

    My sister is married to my husband's older brother. He was diagnosed with Kleinfelter's syndrome. They have been trying in vitro fertilization with donor sperm and even went into his testicles to retrieve sperm, but nothing has worked.

    We have...

  • Personal Touch

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Michal Amir prefers "a Jewish conversation."

    Entering her second year as co-chair of a donor support program called Face-to-Face, Amir believes the phrase is a more accurate description of the Super Sunday tradition aimed at strengthening ties between big donors ($1,000 or more) and...

  • AJ Congress’  Surgery

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Everyone knows that California is earthquake country, but somehow you're never fully prepared. Take the Los Angeles chapter of the American Jewish Congress. It has been dislocated by two separate quakes recently. It survived the first one. The second was devastating.

    The first was the...

  • Feeling the Heat

    By Ruth Stroud

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The ad, which pictures a small child with a worried expression, is one way the UJF is trying to tackle the unfolding "Who is a Jew?" debate in Israel and to limit its impact among American donors to the UJF.

    According to Bill Bernstein, an associate executive vice president who...

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