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  • Thanking Donors the Right Way

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    November 20, 2013 | 12:00 am

    On October 29, Erica Brown published an editorial titled, “We Need Jewish Micro-Giving” in the New York Jewish Week. In it, she argues that people who cannot afford to give large amounts should still be approached for donations, because otherwise, they will feel “invisible” and...

  • 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...

  • Funder Helps Holocaust Survivors Make Ends Meet

    May 10, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    Todd Morgan has a slew of rich, high-profile clients with names like Sylvester Stallone and Barbra Streisand, and there are pictures in his corner office at Bel Air Investment Advisors in Century City to prove it.

    Perhaps the most important people helped by the wealth manager,...

  • Tuition grants, endowments to benefit day schools

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 10, 2011 | 6:12 pm

    More than half the students in Los Angeles Jewish day schools receive financial aid to pay tuition, which runs between $12,000 and $30,000 per year. And with both tuition and the number of students requiring aid expected to continue climbing, BJE: Builders of Jewish Education is...

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  • Donors Save Hen Family From Losing Home

    By Dikla Kadosh

    April 20, 2010 | 6:47 pm

    Avinoam and Rachel Hen, the Israeli couple who suffered through a decade of tragedies and were on the verge of losing their Chatsworth home in March, will be able to keep the home thanks to the efforts of i Short Sale, the real estate company that negotiated a lower rate for their...

  • Donors Protest Israeli Professor’s Op-ed

    By Adam Wills

    August 26, 2009 | 3:32 pm

    Neve Gordon, the Ben-Gurion University political science professor whose Aug. 20 op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled “Boycott Israel” described Israel as an “apartheid state,” has drawn protests and threats of cutting off funding for the school by some U.S. donors.

    “The...

  • A Big Giver

    By Rob Eshman

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Anyone who cares about the future of Jewish life in Los Angeles eventually explodes in frustration over the community's inability to tap its own enormous wealth.

    On one hand, we see Jewish gazillionaires pour the vast majority of their donations into non-Jewish institutions. Just...

  • White Dies, But Cause Lives On

    By Adam Wills

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The living room grew more crowded by the minute as relatives and friends of the White family continued to arrive on this cold, overcast September morning in Cheviot Hills. More than two dozen people clutched siddurs and faced east, davening Shacharit at a few minutes past 7 a.m.

    Like...

  • A Shalhevet Response

    By Beatrice Levavi

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "What's Next for Shalhevet?" by Julie Gruenbaum Fax appeared in these pages on Feb. 4. Reactions of Shalhevet

    parents, faculty, students, alumni, administrators and, indeed, even its rivals, have ranged from rage and outrage to tears and dismay.

    From the beginning of the article...

  • Study of UJC Merger Finds Unhappiness

    By Tom Tugend

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    American Jewish leaders who created the United Jewish Communities (UJC) umbrella organization out of three separate ones in 1999 are largely frustrated and disappointed by the outcome of their labor, with some scoring the missed chance to form a truly representative and...

  • Federation to End Donor Subscriptions

    By Marc Ballon

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Starting next year, Jewish Journal readers who received their weekly newspaper by donating to The Jewish Federation will still be able to get it, but not as part of their Federation donation.

    Readers will be able to subscribe directly to The Journal for home delivery, or pick it up...

  • Car Donations May Hit IRS Roadblock

    By Adam Wills

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Get rid of your old car, help out a charity and get a write-off. What could be easier?

    With the April 15 IRS deadline drawing near, charities are tapping taxpayer frustration by increasing their appeals for vehicle donations. But a proposed government crackdown on the value donors...

  • Academy for Adult Jewish Studies to Open

    By Journal Staff

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A pilot academy that would give adult students in Orange County certificates of graduation for completing three years of Jewish study expects to accept its first students in September.

    The Orange County Academy of Jewish Growth and Learning received funding approval for half its...

  • Give and Take

    By Rabbi Asher Brander

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Max and Irving went fishing on an overcast afternoon. About two hours into their expedition, a fierce storm developed.

    Their small rowboat tossed, turned and finally flipped over in the lake. Max, a strong swimmer, called to save Irving. Inexplicably, Irving did not respond to any...

  • Fed Campaign Ends on High Note

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Propelled by a tide of last-minute contributions in the final weeks of its annual campaign, the Jewish Federation of Orange County raised a record $2.3 million, a 9 percent gain over last year, outpacing national results by the United Jewish Communities.

    "We attribute the increase in...

  • Pumping Up the Bottom Line

    By Marc Ballon

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On Sunday, Feb. 23, 800 volunteers from across the Southland will staff the phones from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to raise money for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. They will try to coax extra money out of existing donors and recruit new ones to the cause of Jewish giving.

    ...
  • The Art of Giving

    By Rob Eshman

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Call me short-sighted and atavistic, but I believe one of the most encouraging bits of news I heard last week was the decision by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to suspend its renovation.

    The bad news is Los Angeles will have to wait indefinitely to have a splashier namesake...

  • Flourish, Not Fail

    By Rob Eshman

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The financial crisis facing Jewish Community Center (JCC) programs and locations this week will come as an awful shock to tens of thousands of area Jews, and it should (see story, page 14).

    JCC officials and Federation lay leaders and staff stress there is no cause for panic. They...

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