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  • Doheny Meats buyer Shlomo Rechnitz on business, philanthropy

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 24, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    Fifteen years ago, Shlomo Rechnitz co-founded TwinMed, a wholesaler of medical supplies serving nursing homes. Since then, Rechnitz has founded, or bought, and grown a number of other businesses, including Brius Healthcare, now the largest operator of nursing homes in California. 

  • Northeast Jews brace for ‘historic’ blizzard

    February 8, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    Some synagogues have cancelled services ahead of a potentially historic blizzard.

    At least synagogues in Providence, R.I., have called off Shabbat services this week in light of the expected severe weather. More than two feet are expected in Providence, one of the highest...

  • $1 million to Superstorm Sandy victims

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 12, 2012 | 1:23 pm

    After seeing footage of the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, which struck the East Coast in late October, Shlomo Rechnitz, a Los Angeles-based businessman and philanthropist, donated $1 million to Torah Umesorah to help restore Jewish day schools flooded during the storm, as...

  • Where was God When Hurricane Sandy Struck?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 31, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    What was G-d thinking when he sent Hurricane Sandy and what could have been its purpose?

    In truth, I don’t much care, because our role as humans is not to understand G-d’s plan in the face of horror and tragedy, but to challenge God and demand that human life always be protected...

  • Hurricane Sandy: How you can help

    By JewishJournal

    October 30, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Know another organization helping with disaster relief? Let us know by commenting below.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is accepting donations to contribute to recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  One hundred percent of collected donations will...

  • Flights between Israel and U.S. delayed due to Sandy

    October 30, 2012 | 9:11 am

    Flights between Israel and the United States continue to be delayed as superstorm Sandy continues to batter America's northeast coast.

    Thousands of Israeli airline passengers had their flights to the United States canceled on Monday and Tuesday.

    Israelis trying to get home...

  • Jewish institutions shutting down for massive storm

    October 29, 2012 | 9:15 am

    [UPDATE 5:15 p.m. PDT] Reuters 

    Massive storm Sandy made landfall on Monday along the coast of southern New Jersey, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

    Sandy was located about 5 miles southwest of Atlantic City, N.J., and had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. 


  • Jews shaken by strong East Coast earthquake

    August 23, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    Jewish centers and synagogues were evacuated as a result of the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was felt throughout the East Coast, the Forward reports.

    Staffers at synagogues in Washington D.C. and Richmond, Va., the city closest to the epicenter, tried to calm one another’s...

  • 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattles U.S. East Coast, no deaths reported

    August 23, 2011 | 2:01 pm

    A strong earthquake struck the U.S. East Coast and was felt as far away as Canada on Tuesday, shaking buildings in many cities, delaying flights and trains and sending thousands of frightened workers into the streets.

    There were no reports of major damage or injuries from the 5.9...