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  • An Empowering Approach to Saving Water

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 4, 2015 | 2:42 pm

    There is an oft-quoted saying that when “life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade” but it’s hard to apply that to our current drought situation in California, where grassy front yards are destined to go the way of the extinct woolly mammoths in the nearby La Brea Tar Pits.

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  • Special day for special needs

    November 13, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    "Do you want to start or should I?” asked Shlomo Meyers, the more brazen of the two. His bashful wife, Danielle, gave him the go-ahead. 

    “Why is it always me?” he laughed, but continued without hesitation. “We met two years ago, at camp in Pennsylvania.”

    Typical to Orthodox...

  • Dream big: Employment for adults with disabilities

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 9, 2014 | 9:52 am

    What group in the United States today has the highest  percentage of unemployed? It is not women, or one particular ethnic group, or even those without a college degree. The group with the highest percentage of unemployed, some 80 percent in most parts of the country, is adults...

  • A Very Special Marriage

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 1, 2014 | 7:33 pm

    “And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone’…”
    ---Genesis 2:18

    There’s a long tradition of June weddings but last weekend there was an extra-special marriage of two Jewish 20-something adults very much in love.  In the photos, we see a beautiful bride in...

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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    January 9, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Etta Ohel celebrated its 20th anniversary at its annual gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel that honored a number of local contributors to the organization that provides services to people with special needs.

    Michael Baruch, founder of Baruch Enterprises, received the Visionary...

  • Special needs programs should strive for the ‘high-hanging fruit’

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 20, 2013 | 9:46 am

    Whenever a group of staffers, volunteers and funders get together in the nonprofit or governmental sectors to create a new social services program, such as anti-poverty, mental health or aging/disability, the conversation will invariably turn to the need to go after the...

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