The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles announced Batsheva Frankel’s “LaunchBox” as the winner of the Next Big Jewish Idea (NBJI) competition on July 6. Scott Minkow, Federation Vice President of Partnerships & Innovation, delivered the news to Frankel by removing one of...
Let soldiers and haredim swap roles
The day I met Chuck Todd
Israel believes Syria kept ‘significant’ chemical munitions
Oh so sorry
Jules Feiffer’s ‘Kill My Mother’: You’ll Die Laughing
New documentary ‘Altina’ gives success a different definition
Urban beekeeper on a quest to protect nature’s pollinators
A Jewish conversion, three generations in the making
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This year, for the first time in decades, Israel Independence Day came and went without a major public celebration in Los Angeles, and local Jewish leaders are vowing that won’t happen again.
“We are completely committed to having a communitywide celebration for Israel’s...
May 4, 2011 | 3:14 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles have chosen their 10 finalists for the Next Big Jewish Idea contest and the competition for $100,000 continues. Nearly 112,000 votes were cast for more than 300 submissions during the first round of voting. Read more about it at...
April 28, 2011 | 3:42 pm
North American Jewish federations generated nearly $2.5 billion for program needs in 2010, according to their umbrella group.
The Jewish Federations of North America raised about $925 million last year in its 157 federated and 300 network communities, down from the 2009 campaign...
April 12, 2011 | 8:28 am
Ethnic Armenian Denies Anti-Semitism Charge
Peter Zalmayev (“Hiding in Beverly Hills,” March 9) suggests I am a racist bigot. Yet he does not present a shred of evidence to support this inflammatory rhetoric for the simple reason that there is none.
For the record, I condemn...
April 5, 2011 | 7:02 pm
Reflecting on Federation CEO’s First Year
As the chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, I obviously read with great interest the recent article about Jay Sanderson written by Julie Gruenbaum Fax in the April 1 edition of The Jewish Journal (“Jay Sanderson Pushes...
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It’s been a while since this many Jews partied in the desert. Last time it happened, I believe the earth opened up and swallowed them alive.
But TribeFest is a little different than golden calf worshipping, aside from the heavy dose of temptation…
Here’s a VideoJew special report on the convention this past week.
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Federation Funding Policy Clarified
Rob Eshman’s opinion piece “Just Say Yes” (Feb. 18) misrepresented a number of key points.
1) Our Federation’s Funding Policy on Israel Programming was the result of three months’ deliberation by a diverse group of leaders. It was...
February 22, 2011 | 6:38 pm
The Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund of Los Angeles (JVPF), in collaboration with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, is currently seeking grant proposals. Any local, national and Israel-based Jewish nonprofit can submit a request for funds.
Grant proposals are due by 5...
February 8, 2011 | 6:01 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is asking community members to give time and elbow grease in addition to what’s in their pockets.
On Super Sunday, Feb. 13, the day traditionally set aside for a volunteer-staffed phone-a-thon to kick off Federation’s annual campaign,...
January 24, 2011 | 10:32 am
The Jewish Federations of North America is launching a $5.5 million fundraising campaign for Ethiopian immigration to Israel.
The campaign comes at the behest of the Israeli government, which agreed last November to bring up to 7,846 additional Ethiopians to Israel. Like Israel’s...
December 15, 2010 | 10:21 am
Dozens of children (and their parents) flocked to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles building on a recent Sunday, drawn to a cheerful corner of the first floor where two performers led a tambourine-studded sing-along about barnyard animals.
Kids settled onto the carpet or...
December 15, 2010 | 10:16 am
The Milken Family Foundation and BJE (Builders of Jewish Education) awarded four Jewish day school educators $15,000 prizes at their annual Jewish Educator Awards Luncheon last week, a feel-good event that brings out the Jewish community’s top brass and a wide swath of the...
December 13, 2010 | 10:03 am
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Just down the road from where the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America had concluded a day earlier, more than a thousand of the federation system’s most generous women found a philanthropic sanctuary of their own.
At the Hilton Hotel here, the International...
November 10, 2010 | 10:53 am
Except for one unfortunate metaphor, it was a brilliant idea to host the annual meetings of the Jewish Federations of North America in New Orleans.
Here’s the metaphor: My cab driver from the airport told me how he will often pick up revelers in the French Quarter so drunk they...
July 13, 2010 | 11:22 am
“Never forget the six-foot-tall man who drowned crossing the stream that was five feet deep on average,” (1) said Howard Marks in an aphorism-filled speech he gave last night. Organized by the Federation’s recently relaunched Finance & Investment Division, 150 men and women...
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L.A. Receives Emergency Grant to Pay for Jewish Education
Five communities, including Los Angeles, will split an $11 million emergency grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation for day school and Jewish camp tuition assistance over the next two years. The San Francisco-based foundation...
March 15, 2009 | 5:23 am
A coalition of Jewish Community Library supporters say leaders at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles have spurned their efforts to create an independent library and to stop a proposed merger with the American Jewish University.
Since March 2008, leaders of Federation,...
February 19, 2009 | 4:09 am
On Thursday morning, Feb. 19, JewishJournal.com will broadcast LIVE from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Tune in at 8:30 a.m. to watch “The Lean Years: Strategies for Survival,” a conference dedicated to creating a greater conversation about surviving the economic...