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  • Jewish Family Service Wins Agency of the Year

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    October 18, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Los Angeles won the Agency of the Year Award from the Alliance for Children and Families, a 100-year-old association representing more than 350 child- and family-serving organizations. Three organizations are chosen for the award annually.

    JFS serves...

  • Federation Campaign Seeks to Feed L.A. County’s Hungry

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 16, 2009 | 2:49 am

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has never organized a campaign quite like this. Size, scale, vision, ambition — it’s all uncharted territory, and not just for Los Angeles’ umbrella organization for local Jewish social service agencies, but for federations like it...

  • Dig, plant, grow, give—sharing the bounty of food

    By Rachel Heller

    November 19, 2008 | 12:42 am

    If there's one thing Gabe Goldman wishes more Angelenos would do next spring, it's get their hands dirty.

    The American Jewish University (AJU) professor and director of experiential education is signing up students, synagogues and anyone else with a piece of land and a green thumb...

  • Zucky’s and SOVA—knishes and compassion

    By Rachel Heller

    September 18, 2008 | 12:20 am

    Hy and Zucky Altman founded the SOVA food pantry program at a vacant Santa Monica bar in 1983. On opening day, the Altmans put all the food they had on the counter -- bagels, soup, canned goods -- waiting to serve the impoverished Jewish seniors they had gotten to know in the...
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  • Food prices squeeze Israel’s needy

    By Dina Kraft

    July 21, 2008 | 5:21 pm

    TEL AVIV (JTA) – It’s mid-afternoon and Michael Dahan is buying food for his first meal of the day. With rising food prices compounding his already dire economic situation, it has become his habit to skip meals, he admits.

    “What can I do?” the unemployed 49-year-old says with a...

  • Feeding the Hungry

    By Jane Ulman

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "We have slaves to help," Jerry Rabinowitz, the Friday co-captain of the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry, announces. "We Jews know something about slaves."

    The "slaves" this morning are my sons Gabe, 13, and Jeremy, 11, who have a day off school. They are fulfilling part of a...

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