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By the third or fourth time Mitt Romney called the Iranian nuclear threat “the greatest national security threat we face,” a good number of the few dozen youngish Jews who had gathered at Federation headquarters to watch Monday evening’s Presidential debate appeared to have stopped...
September 13, 2012 | 10:08 am
Female donors raised $27 million for Jewish federation causes at the biennial Lions of Judah conference.
The Lions, a federation sisterhood of sorts for female donors who give at least $5,000 per year to their federations, pledged the money Wednesday at the close of their...
September 12, 2012 | 3:19 pm
The Israel Action Network is reaching out to 5,000 rabbis during the High Holy Days season as part of an ongoing campaign to counter the de-legitimization of Israel.
The network, a project of the Jewish Federations of North America in partnership with the Jewish Council of Public...
July 25, 2012 | 11:33 am
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In the aftermath of its June 24 decision to bar conservative blogger and anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller from delivering a speech at its Wilshire Boulevard headquarters, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is crafting a new policy for non-Federation-sponsored events at the...
July 2, 2012 | 10:23 am
Rabbi Brian Lurie, the former CEO of the San Francisco-area Jewish federation, has become president of the New Israel Fund.
Lurie succeeds Naomi Chazan as head of NIF, a nonprofit that funds liberal Israeli groups as well as a few Israeli Arab organizations.
Chazan, a former...
June 6, 2012 | 2:12 pm
Keeping the Community Young and Vibrant
We applaud The Jewish Journal and Julie Gruenbaum Fax for the wonderful cover story “Fueling the jFed Generation” (June 1). We commend The Jewish Federation and its leadership for their tireless efforts to engage young adults in Jewish...
May 11, 2012 | 10:38 am
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s CEO is stepping down.
The JDC announced Friday that Steven Schwager would step down as CEO at the end of June and will retire from the organization in January 2013.
Schwager has served as CEO since 2002 and has been with the...
April 26, 2012 | 3:18 pm
From afar it appeared to be a luminescent snake, twinkling in the dusk that was just beginning to cloak the desert mountains framing the Dead Sea.
Upon closer inspection it turned out to be hundreds of Jews from South Florida bearing glow sticks making their way down Masada’s...
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On Feb. 12, more than 700 volunteers convened at sites from Manhattan Beach to the Conejo Valley for a day of community service projects and fundraising to support The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
But unlike last year, when at the close of Super Sunday, Federation knew...
February 3, 2012 | 2:02 pm
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This season of “Eretz Nehederet,” Israel’s version of “Saturday Night Live,” features a running parody of a Birthright trip to Israel that mocks American Jews for their enthusiasm and naivite (and obesity and JAPpiness, of course) and Israelis for their gold-digging and trigger fingers. Chuckle along:
November 9, 2011 | 3:21 pm
The period from the end of the Jewish holidays (i.e. now) till the end of December (the end of the tax year) is peak season for non-profits raising money. That’s no less true for Hazon than anyone else: we’re doing important work on a relatively shoe-string budget, and we need...
November 9, 2011 | 1:39 pm
A record $44 million was pledged at the inaugural event of UJA-Federation of New York’s 2012 annual campaign.
“In a time of great economic uncertainty, such loyalty and generosity is astonishing and inspiring,” Jerry Levin, president of UJA-Federation, said at Monday’s launch...
November 9, 2011 | 11:56 am
Jay Sanderson, president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, made it onto this year’s The Forward 50, an annual list of sometimes unexpected people who the judges believe most helped shape the past Jewish year. The list represents “a snapshot in time, an...
November 2, 2011 | 2:32 pm
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I’m the dry-eyed one in the family. I’m the one who gives the eulogies at funerals because I can get through them without breaking down, the one who doesn’t need tissues to watch “Beaches” or “Terms of Endearment”. I come from a family who buys stock in Kleenex, going...
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Synagogues and Jewish community centers are among the traditional paths to connect with the Jewish community. But The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys is taking a different approach to outreach to local Jews with the launch of its new Cultural Arts...
August 31, 2011 | 10:23 am
As part of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ yearlong centennial anniversary, 100 community members were asked to host a Shabbat dinner for a Night of 100 Shabbat Celebrations. To date, 550 hosts have registered with Federation to participate in the Sept. 9 event; they...
August 2, 2011 | 6:00 pm
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