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  • Briefs

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Iran Admits Supplying Spy Drones

    The London-based newspaper A-Sharq al-Awsat quoted an Iranian Revolutionary Guard officer as saying the Lebanese militia received eight drones in August. On Monday, Hezbollah sent one drone on a 10-minute sortie over northern Israel, worrying the...

  • Community Briefs

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Historic Shul Reopens

    The historic Breed Street Shul will be holding an open house this Sunday, Aug. 22 at 247 Breed St. in Boyle Heights from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shul is one of the oldest synagogue buildings in Los Angeles but was abandoned by its last congregants in 1996. Since...

  • Community Briefs

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Allstate to Insure Travelers Visiting Israel

    Plaintiff Allen Estrin won a major victory in his lawsuit against 14 life insurance companies over their refusal to cover people who travel to Israel. The number of defendant insurers in the suit fell to 13 when The Allstate Corp....

  • Catholic Teachers Experience Israel

    By David Finnigan

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When John Fitzsimons traveled to Israel this spring, he spent a week away from his students at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, but as the Catholic teacher said, "They did announcements over the intercom every morning about where I was and what I was doing that day."

    ...

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    By Rob Eshman

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It continues to baffle me why anybody who cares about the future of Jewish communal life in Los Angeles would seriously contemplate closing the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center (JCC).

    Here is a vibrant center, serving about 1,000 people each week, in the midst of a large and...

  • Dinner Celebrates Families

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Aphilanthropic couple and a young family with a preschooler are to be recognized at the 9th annual Jewish Family Service of Orange County (JFS) dinner celebrating family.

    The contributions of Gerald and Eleanor Weinstein, of Tustin, are getting notice because Jewish tenets about...

  • Rabbi Simon Dolgin Dies in Israel at 89

    By Julie G Fax

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Simon Dolgin, founding rabbi of Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy and rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills for 32 years, died in Israel on April 19 at the age of 89.

    Both the Sephardic and Ashkenazic chief rabbis attended his funeral in Israel, as well as dozens of...

  • Valley Cities JCC Slated to Shut Down

    By Marc Ballon

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For more than 50 years, Valley Cities Jewish Community Center (JCC) has served as a magnet for San Fernando Valley Jews, a one-stop shop that offers a panoply of services, ranging from nursery school for the young to lectures for seniors.

    Thousands of Jews have kibitzed, made...

  • Study of Federations Finds Job Sexism

    By Rachel Pomerance

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    While a new report says that sexism pervades the North American Jewish federation system, in Los Angeles, the facts paint a much more positive picture of gender equality.

    An old-boys' network and an attitude that rejects women's leadership skills have kept women from reaching the...

  • Hello, Israel Calling

    By Journal Staff

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Phones will be ringing in at least 5,000 Jewish homes around Orange County on March 14, when volunteers pitch in to help raise money for O.C.'s Jewish Federation, the umbrella fundraising organization that helps support a dozen Jewish agencies.

    This year, though, Super Sunday dialing...

  • L.A. Embarks on a Baltic Journey

    By Tom Tugend

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There is a country whose Jewish community involves nearly all its young people, elects its leaders by democratic vote on the basis of character rather than wealth and is not driven by political and religious divisions.

    The country is Lithuania, once a vibrant center for 250,000 Jews,...

  • Pledge Storm Hits Federation

    By Marc Ballon

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles had a super Super Sunday, ringing up pledges of $4.5 million, or $800,000 more than last year.

    "The volunteers were amazing, and, to tell you the truth, it was raining and more people were at home," said Craig Prizant, senior vice...

  • Quiet South Bay Community Speaks Out

    By David Finnigan

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    B'nai Tikvah Congregation in Westchester is in the northern tip of the South Bay's small, self-contained Jewish community. Its Manchester Boulevard sanctuary has 204 seats, and as synagogue president Tony Schaffer said, "We bring in a good 40 to 60 people on a Saturday and we will...

  • Community Briefs

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Officials Honor Israel

    Senior City of Los Angeles officials, visiting Israel under the auspices of the L.A. Jewish Federation, presented a proclamation from the L.A. City Council to Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai praising Israel as a "bedrock of stability, democracy and modernity...

  • Grappling With Competing Needs

    By Rachel Pomerance

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    While most participants at the North American Jewish federation system's annual conference were happy just to be in Israel this week, the network's decision makers were grappling with another matter -- funding for overseas partners.

    The issue has become so contentious, in fact, that...

  • Delegates at UJC Assembly Show Solidarity

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Waving Israeli, American and Canadian flags and hoisting signs naming their hometowns, thousands of delegates at the Jewish federation system's General Assembly (GA) wound their way through the back alleys, markets and main streets of Jerusalem, vowing to stand by Israel.

    A mission...

  • Revitalizing the Core

    By John Fishel

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We live in an extraordinarily diverse and pluralistic city. It is in our Jewish DNA to want to participate in making the world a better place. It is also in our self-interest to live in a place where the societal needs are being adequately addressed. That is why The Jewish Federation...

  • JCC Director to Leave Before Project Finish

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Part of the team readying O.C.'s Jewish Community Center for its planned relocation and expansion next year in Irvine is not staying to see the result.

    Gerry Buncher, 53, the JCC's executive director since 1999, is resigning at the end of his current contract, effective Dec. 31.

    "I...

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Rules at 2003 Valley Fest

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The 11th biannual Los Angeles Jewish Festival, co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation and a host of Jewish organizations, synagogues and corporate sponsors, promises an eclectic lineup of rock and rock hybrids.

    The Main Stage, sponsored by Countrywide, will include rockers Rick Recht...

  • Hirschfeld Dismissal Shocks, Frustrates

    By Marc Ballon

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The recent layoff of Michael Hirschfeld, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC), has set off a firestorm of criticism in the community and raised questions about the priorities of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

    Federation President John...

  • How to Fundraise in the 21st Century

    By Marc Ballon

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    More than a century ago, Jewish federations served the needs of tightly knit Jewish communities around the country. Centralized, bureaucratic and occasionally paternalistic, these charitable organizations were highly efficient fundraising and money-dispensing machines in an era when...

  • Boot Camp Hones Leadership Skills

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Boot camp for Jewish leaders? While typically only the wealthiest nonprofit organizations have adequate resources to professionally hone the skills of future volunteer leaders, last year the Jewish Federation of Orange County started the Jewish Leadership Network to season volunteer...

  • Finding a Role for Woznica

    By Marc Ballon

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    David Woznica was anything but a model Hebrew school student. At Congregation Adat Ari El in North Hollywood, his exasperated teachers often made him sit alone on "the bench" as punishment for interrupting them with jokes and whispers.

    Fast forward 35 years. On a recent Friday night,...

  • Israel Fest Expands Celebration Borders

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    UCLA Hillel special events coordinator Guy Kochlani was born in Tel Aviv, but he was never actively involved in supporting Israel -- until the day three years ago when a group of Palestinian students interrupted the Yom HaAtzmaut celebration on campus.

    "I couldn't believe it -- these...

  • Community Briefs

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Spiwak Resigns From UJF; Bernstein From Federation

    The faces of The Jewish Federation's main fundraisers are changing.

    Leo Spiwak, the lay campaign chair of the United Jewish Fund (UJF), has resigned after 3 1¼2 months on the job. A group of past campaign chairs will take...

  • Bush Names Friend to Museum Council

    By Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Century City lawyer Donald Etra has been appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council by President Bush, a close friend since their undergraduate days at Yale.

    Etra is joining the governing body of the Holocaust Memorial Museum as the Washington landmark celebrates the 10th...

  • Stanley Hirsh, Journal Publisher, Dies at 76

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Stanley Hirsh, the imposing philanthropist, real estate investor and garment manufacturer as renown for his blunt-spoken style as his contributions to Jewish and political causes, died at his Studio City home March 22 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. He was 76.

    The...

  • Opening a Window

    By Marc Ballon

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Thousands of Israeli students are learning what it means to be good Jews. To help Israeli teenagers better understand Jewish values and the foundations upon which their religion is built, six secular Tel Aviv-area high schools have injected their curriculum with a dash of Torah,...

  • Calm But Profitable

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It may not seem like much -- $26.67 in change -- but 'tweens Alex and Miles Beard proved that it's the thought that counts at The Jewish Federation's Feb. 23 Super Sunday phone-a-thon, during which 2,000 volunteers raised more than $4 million from Federation sites in Los Angeles,...

  • The Camp Quest

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    While the summer is still a good four months away, the race to register for Jewish overnight camp has already kicked into high gear.

    "A lot of families don't realize that you've got to act fast," said Stacey Barrett of Sherman Oaks, whose daughter has attended Brandeis-Bardin...

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