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  • World Bank: Urgent action needed to avoid PA fiscal crisis

    September 21, 2012 | 9:27 am

    The World Bank called on donors to act “urgently” to prevent a “deepening fiscal crisis” in the Palestinian territories.

    Israel also needs to remove barriers to developing the West Bank economy, the World Bank said.

    In a statement about its report published this week on the...

  • Ohio: Brown-Mandel U.S. Senate race among most costly

    August 1, 2012 | 12:28 pm

    A flood of money brought in by prominent national political action committees has become the norm in this year’s U.S. Senate race in Ohio, which pits first-term incumbent Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, against Republican Josh Mandel, the state treasurer and a Jewish Iraq war veteran.

    ...
  • PRESS RELEASE: Jewish Federations, Jewish Agency to Provide Financial Assistance to Burgas Victims

    July 19, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    For Immediate Release:
    Contact Josh Berkman, Jewish Agency
    212-339-6068/joshuabe@jafi.org

    Jewish Federations, Jewish Agency to Provide Financial Assistance to Burgas Victims

    New York, NY; July 19, 2012—The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Fund for the Victims of Terror will provide...

  • PA says it’s facing ‘worst financial crisis’

    July 2, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    The Palestinian Authority is facing its “worst financial crisis” yet, according to a PA official, because of a foreign aid shortfall and the rejection of a $100 million loan by the International Monetary Fund.

    Unless the PA finds a way to close its budget gap, PA Labor Minister...

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  • Claims Conference steps up aid to Greek Holocaust survivors

    June 27, 2012 | 10:18 am

    The Claims Conference is tripling its aid to Greece’s Holocaust survivors in light of the country’s economic crisis and funding an education program on anti-Semitism due to the recent rise of a neo-Nazi party.

    The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which...

  • Is an annuity right for you?

    March 15, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Grandpa’s fixed pension, that sweet and steady stream of income that started on the day he retired, is nearing extinction. Most Americans today will retire not on company checks, but on personal savings and Social Security. With interest rates low, the stock market jumpy and Congress...

  • Egypt unrest may hasten currency crisis

    November 21, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Violent unrest in Egypt threatens to accelerate the country’s slide toward a currency crisis, forcing a sharp depreciation of the Egyptian pound in coming months and conceivably prompting Cairo to impose capital controls.

    Even before this month’s clashes between government forces...

  • Economic crisis boosts need to focus on domestic violence

    November 19, 2008 | 3:25 am

    Domestic violence is the American epidemic we don't want to talk about, hear about or know about. But in my 30 years as an advocate for women and children, I've never been more concerned about the victims of domestic violence than I am right now. Families already buckling under the...
  • Three (financial) reasons to make aliyah

    By Shira Kaplan

    November 6, 2008 | 11:29 pm

    When my old Harvard friend Ronnie and I decided to meet after many years, the first place that came to mind was the Brasserie. Located just across from Rabin's Square, the Brasserie is one of the most chic, sophisticated places to eat out in Tel Aviv.

    The French-Italian cuisine it...

  • Dear Mr. Bloggish, send me some dough

    By The Web Guy

    September 26, 2008 | 4:27 am

    Dear Mr. Bloggish:

    I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

    I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800...

  • Gift the Tree, Enjoy the Fruit

    By Mark L. Hefter

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Most of us would give almost anything to ensure that Israel's future is secure. But what can one person do to help Israel thrive and grow?

    Plenty, as it turns out. There is a financial strategy that allows you to help Israel -- and yourself. It can provide you or your loved ones with...

  • Tentative Deal to Save Valley Cities JCC

    By Marc Ballon

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Valley Cities Jewish Community Center received a new lease on life late last week when its parent organization agreed in principle to sell the center property to a local partnership that will keep the JCC going. Without the agreement, the center could have shut down at the end of...

  • Vote Yes on 57, 58: They Will Ease Crisis

    By Bruce L. Bialosky

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It certainly is an unusual situation, but we Republicans are encouraging you to vote to increase the debt of the state of California, and we are doing it with a straight face.

    As you know, Proposition 57 is asking Californians to commit to a bond issue of $15 billion. This commitment...

  • Middle-Class Poor

    By Marc Ballon

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish immigrant from South Africa had lived the American dream since he arrived in the United States 14 years ago.

    Juggling import-export and computer consulting jobs, the 42-year-old Culver City resident had earned an average of $125,000 per year, enough to send his two young...

  • Bay Cities Exits With Class

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It may have been a bittersweet Flag Day for Bay Cities Jewish Community Center, but spirits were not flagging at its June 14 pre-kindergarten graduation -- the center's last.

    A Westside institution since 1937, the JCC site on Santa Monica Boulevard and 26th Street will close on June...

  • A Wealth of Embezzlers

    By Mike Levy

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A former bookkeeper at Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach turned herself in to police last week after reportedly admitting to having stolen nearly $100,000 from the Reform synagogue. Doina Stanescu, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, allegedly embezzled the money by signing...

  • Can the JCCs Be Saved?

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    About 160 members turned up at Westside Jewish Community Center's Birch Auditorium last Sunday in an effort to keep their center from closing down. The room buzzed with determined activity. Subcommittee members exchanged information. Two members were busy painting "Save the Centers"...

  • Centers in Crisis

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Shock. Disbelief. Disappointment. Frustration. Anger. Cynicism. Sadness.

    All were in large supply among supporters of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) during a round of public meetings held this week to break the news of the JCC financial crisis. Parents...

  • 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...

  • Power to the People

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    During the early years of the 20th century, a jour-nalist, Lincoln Steffens, published a series of exposés that were eventually turned into the book "The Shame of the Cities." It was a sensational work of non-fiction, but it was also quite depressing. Steffens uncovered corruption...
  • Starting Up

    By Julie Wiener

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    When a 30-something British financial investment manager took a few years off to study Jewish texts in Israel, he was struck by the differences between the financial and Jewish communal worlds.

    "In the private sector, at the moment, committed young people with good ideas can find...

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