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  • An unexpected family in Netanya

    October 10, 2008 | 3:33 pm

    During the summer before my senior year in high school, I wanted to get involved in a meaningful program that would change my life and the lives of others. After researching my options, I decided to volunteer at Bet Elazraki, an extraordinary foster home for children in Netanya,...
  • Caouette’s Journey to Hell and Back

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When gay Jewish filmmaker Jonathan Caouette was a preteen in Houston, he frequented sock hops at the Baptist church near his home. Invariably, church elders warned he was destined for hellfire: "And I would tell them that I was possessed by the devil," Caouette, 31, said.

    His tart...

  • Wanted: Homes for Jewish Foster Children

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It was two years ago that Yocheved Rosenthal of Hancock Park heard that a family of young Orthodox children had been placed in a non-Jewish, Spanish-speaking foster home.

    The children, who had been placed with the family because the situation in their own home was abusive, were...

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