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  • 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.

    ...
  • Glitz for Gelt

    By Marc Ballon

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Julie Hermelin wanted nothing more than to throw a great Chanukah party that would rival her friends' Christmas bashes.

    She succeeded beyond her wildest dreams.

    At that long-ago soiree, 60 friends crowded into Hermelin's home. They spun dreidels, feasted on latkes and imbibed vodka...

  • Muscular Disorder Won’t Stop Siblings

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As young adults, brothers Babak and Daniel Darvish, born less than two years apart, were avid athletes, music lovers and medical students who planned to become surgeons. But about five years ago, they discovered that they shared something besides their hobbies and professional...

  • ‘Justice’ for All

    By Tom Tugend

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    This is the second of two articles examining the status of Holocaust restitution and reparations as The Journal observes the 64th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Nov. 9). The first article dealt with the history, problems and future impact of the topic. This article deals with how the...

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  • Community Celebration

    By Rob Eshman

    September 5, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    A massive gathering on a construction site overlooking Orange County didn't celebrate the Jewish community's newest school, community center, office building, art gallery, fitness center, swimming pool or theater.

    It celebrated all those things.

    Some 1,000 Orange County Jews came...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Aid for Terror Victims

    A Passover appeal by Rabbi David Wolpe at Sinai Temple raised $700,000 in pledges for organizations in Israel helping victims of terror. The Magbit Foundation, a Persian Jewish charitable organization, will provide matching funds for this drive.

    Magbit...

  • Bring the Noise

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    An Israel solidarity rally, organized by the grass-roots association Stand With Us, attracted several hundred local Jews and other supporters of Israel to the intersection of Wilshire and Veteran boulevards in Westwood. What made this rally particularly impressive was how large the...

  • Valley Secession: Better for Jews?

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    For the Jewish community, like the rest of Los Angeles, the issue of Valley secession boils down to one key question: Will we be better off after secession than we are now?

    Some officials predict that secession would actually make very little difference to the Jewish community. In...

  • Orange County Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Super Sunday, Super Success

    Nearly 150 volunteers, who phoned local residents for pledges earlier this month, raised $260,911 for the Jewish Federation of Orange County, a 50 percent increase over the $171,081 raised during last year's Super Sunday. The annual campaign is $100,000...

  • Growing Apart

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A rift between the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) and its primary benefactor, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, over the direction of Los Angeles' JCCs has prompted JCCGLA to sever its ties with The Federation.

    Each party claims that the other...

  • Federations Send Aid to Argentina

    By Rachel Pomerance

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The United Jewish Communities has pledged more than $40 million this year for the rescue and relief of the Jews of Argentina.

    Most U.S. federations say they are committed to meeting the goal that the umbrella organization has set to aid Argentine Jews, whose country has been hit by a...

  • ‘Sunday’ Aids Argentina

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    With Super Sunday approaching March 3, The Journal spoke with John Fishel, president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, to get his impressions on this year's daylong phone-a-thon.

    Fishel, who hopes to raise another $3 million to $5 million in the coming year in response...

  • Survivor: Malibu

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Forget the South Pacific, the Australian Outback and Africa -- if you want to see a real survivor, look no further than in your own backyard.

    Despite the well-chronicled hardships of its parent organization, Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA), Malibu-based The...

  • Balancing the Scales

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What is the duty to assist those in danger under Jewish law compared to American law? The question is no mere academic exercise to Neil H. Cogan, dean of the Whittier Law School, who spoke on the topic last week as the inaugural speaker of the recently formed Jewish Lawyers of Orange...

  • Community Scholar

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Driven by a personal desire for intellectual growth, Arie Katz set out last year to attract to Orange County the sort of eminent Jewish scholars that few synagogues can afford to woo on their own.

    With little more than his own chutzpah and considerable networking skills, the Newport...

  • A World Away

    By Tom Tugend

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks suddenly put Afghanistan in the headlines and people searched their atlases for the bordering countries of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, Dr. Robert J. Meth had the answers.

    He not only knew where the three former Soviet republics were...

  • Bad Feelings, Big Questions

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As Jewish Community Center (JCC) supporters seek answers to troubling questions regarding the current crisis and the future of Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA), Jewish Federation officials say they are working "day and night" to address the current crisis.

    ...

  • Saying Uncle?

    By Rob Eshman

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Let's not kid ourselves: Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) has been hurting for a long, long time. If some part of the system of centers and services are to be saved, as hundreds if not thousands of Jews are now trying to do, it will take surgery, not first...

  • Your Letters

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    JCC Closures

    As a longtime Jewish Community Center (JCC) devotee and one-time Hollywood-Los Feliz director, I find our community's possible loss of any part of the JCC system as tragic and appalling ("Flourish, Not Fail" and "JCCs in Jeopardy," Nov. 30). Yes, the handwriting has...

  • JCCs in Jeopardy

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In what appears to be a critical juncture for the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA), the organization is devising a structural overhaul to prevent severe cutbacks in services and the potential closure of several centers.

    For decades JCCGLA has offered Jewish...

  • 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...

  • Under One Roof

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A community teach-in planned several weeks ago about Israel has taken on new and more painful dimensions since Sept. 11.

    "U.S. & Israel: Shared Concerns" will take place at the Orange County Jewish Federation's campus sukkah on Oct. 7. And while this Sukkot activity was planned well...

  • Terror Strikes Home

    By Tom Tugend

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Four downed planes. Three landmark buildings, two towers leveled. One nation under attack.

    Angelenos who woke up early Tuesday morning may have caught the beginning of the series of the terrorist attacks, when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City and...

  • Together for Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Thousands of Angelenos joined in a rally Sunday morning, July 22, to emotionally affirm their solidarity with Israel and her people.

    The crowd packed a two-block stretch of Wilshire Boulevard, which was closed by a massive police presence, anchored by the Jewish Federation's...

  • 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...

  • Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Off to a Super Start

    I spent the day after Super Bowl Sunday at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, which has wasted no time kicking off the new millennium with a helping hand. The Special Projects unit of Federation's Real Estate and Construction Division recently...

  • Beyond the Glass Ceiling

    By Julie Wiener

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When word got out last week that Janet Engelhart had been named executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island - making her the only woman professional at the helm of one of the 40 largest federations - she received a flood of phone calls.

    Most were colleagues and...

  • Flying Aces

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    If you closed your eyes and sat very still, you could almost feel history unfolding last week in Conference Room No. 1 at national United Jewish Appeal headquarters in New York. One of the most broadly representative parliamentary bodies in organized American Jewish life was gathered...
  • Jewish Philanthropy, From A to C

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    There was a sort of informal poll conducted among the delegates who gathered in Atlanta last week for the annual assembly of America's Jewish welfare federations.

    The agency that convened them, the newly-designated United Jewish Communities, had scheduled a series of discussions for...

  • Leaving Los Angeles

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 30, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    An expectant mother. Some twentysomethings in jeans and T-shirts. A Sephardic gentleman and his African-American partner. An American Jew and his Asian wife.

    On this weekday evening, they are all gathered around a conference-room table at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles...

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