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February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pmAnne Roberts is passionate about the idea of tzedakah, a concept she has diligently instilled in her son Spencer Nieman.
February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm
When leaders from 119 North American Jewish federations met here this week, they did not make any earth-shattering decisions or vote on anything binding.
Instead, they did what many involved described as even more revolutionary: They listened to each other, building trust and...
February 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm
Few people look forward to being asked for money. But Super Sunday, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' largest single day of fund raising each the year, is the exception.
"It's the one time of the year when people say, 'I was waiting for your phone call,'" says David...
February 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm
For Federation executives and board members, 6505 Wilshire is more than just another building. It is a monument to years of memories; an edifice awash in nostalgic value. But does the Miracle Mile area headquarters hold any meaning for the new generation of Federation leaders? And...
January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pmRumors of the imminent demise of theJewish population of Los Angeles are a little premature. For yearswe've been hearing that the rate of intermarriage in Los Angeles islikely among the worst in the nation -- probably more than 50percent, perhaps as high as 70 percent in some areas.
January 29, 1998 | 6:59 pmIn a move that many see as a turning point for thefuture of Jewish education in Los Angeles, the Jewish Federation ofGreater Los Angeles board agreed last week to almost double theamount that the Federation gives to Jewish day and Hebrewschools.
"I am elated," said Dr. Gil Graff,...
October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pmIn every picture, Melissa Kahn is smiling -- whether covered withmud at the Dead Sea, riding a donkey up Mount Canaan or hiking fromthe Mediterranean to Lake Kineret. Kahn, 16, a junior atHarvard-Westlake School, mused recently about the eight weeks shespent in Israel last summer on...
August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pmThe Federation had received only four cancellations -- a total of seven people who decided not to go because of the twin blasts -- according to Evy Lutin, mission co-chair. More than 350 people are signed up for the 10-day mission, which celebrates the kickoff of Israel's...
May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pmThe Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles is expected to make as its new home a modern six-story marble-and-glass building that's a few blocks east of its current headquarters.
The Federation is currently in negotiations to sublease, for three years, 112,000 square feet on...
May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pmFrom where Phillip Liff-Grieff sits -- literally -- the Jewish community is looking better all the time.
Liff-Grieff is executive director of the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, and his office in Covina is at ground zero of a sprawling Jewish...