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  • Could U.S. still fund PA that includes Hamas?

    May 2, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation may portend yet another Congress vs. White House showdown in the battle in Washington over Middle East policy.

    The Obama administration has expressed its unhappiness with the compromise reportedly negotiated this week in Cairo, but it is not counting...

  • Ford Foundation to end Israel funding

    April 7, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    The Ford Foundation is denying that it is ending its Israel funding over criticism leveled at the foundation and some of the groups it helps to fund.

    The Forward reported Thursday that the philanthropic foundation, which has contributed $40 million to civil society groups since...

  • Bill to pull some U.N. funding fails

    February 10, 2011 | 10:13 am

    A bill that would have pulled some United States funding from the United Nations failed to pass the U.S. House of Representatives.

    The measure, sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, would have pulled $179 million from...

  • S. Carolina set to cut Holocaust education funding

    February 9, 2011 | 10:24 am

    South Carolina’s superintendent of education has recommended cutting Holocaust education funding to help make up a significant budget deficit.

    The $31,000 to the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust for Holocaust education programming is part of $71 million in cuts proposed by...

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  • POINT: How best to support an imperfect Israel

    January 5, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    The entire Jewish community should applaud the recently announced plan by The Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and several major Jewish federations to invest millions of dollars over the next...

  • Congress passes funding until March

    December 22, 2010 | 10:49 am

    Congress passed a procedural resolution that sustains government funding until March.

    The “continuing resolution” passed Tuesday includes the $2.75 billion in annual defense assistance for Israel. It passed 79-16 in the Senate and 193-165 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    It...

  • Insiders: Why was J Street so scared of Soros?

    September 28, 2010 | 2:01 pm

    George Soros has been a top funder in recent years of liberal political advocacy groups, and Jews have still been voting for Democrats at a 75 to 80 percent clip. J Street, meanwhile, has built relations with lawmakers, lined up support from liberal rabbis and communal leaders, and...

  • J Street owns up to Soros funding

    September 27, 2010 | 12:03 pm

    J Street has acknowledged substantial donations from billionaire George Soros, reversing years of claims by the group that it had nothing to do with the liberal financier, and apologized for making misleading statements about his role.

    Jeremy Ben-Ami, the director of the dovish...

  • Donors push Bar-Ilan to head of the class

    By Tom Tugend

    July 17, 2008 | 12:32 am

    "I wish I had 10 percent of the success with the Israeli government as I have with private donors," sighed Moshe Kaveh, the president of Bar-Ilan University.

    His sentiment is understandable. Together with Israel's six other research universities, Bar-Ilan has been in a prolonged...

  • Milken JCC board rejects Federation offer

    By Jane Ulman

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The future of the The New JCC at Milken in West Hills, which serves thousands of Jews in the West Valley, including 125 preschoolers and 700 seniors, is still uncertain.

    Despite a debt of $250,000 and the loss of nearly one-third of its members following the closure of its pool by...
  • Funding shortage and ignorance hurt pancreatic cancer fight

    By Julie G Fax

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Marilynn Lowenstein walked into shul on Rosh Hashanah two and half years ago, her friend, a doctor, took one look at her and sent her to the emergency room. Lowenstein's skin and eyes were yellow -- she was severely jaundiced.

    By the time the congregation got to the "who shall...

  • Social justice moves to front of some congregational agendas

    By Sue Fishkoff

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Three state Assembly members and a lone county supervisor were no match this week for 500 Jews demanding more money for health care. "We meet tonight to ensure health-care coverage for all county residents," said Rabbi Joel Fleekop of Congregation Shir Hadash of Los Gatos, host of...
  • A match made in D.C.?

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    One of the primary reasons many groups give for the limited availability of premarital counseling programming is the lack of available funding.

    However, millions of dollars are spent every year in divorce proceedings, legal fees and mediation and, with that in mind, the federal...

  • Putting a question mark on Jewish earmarks

    By Matthew E. Berger

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This year's loss of earmarks, the spending amendments lawmakers attach to larger bills, has cost Jewish federations millions of dollars, officials say. And earmark-reform proposals could present even more headaches in coming years.

    The new Democratic majority in Congress, backed by...

  • Pluralistic rabbinical court seeks new funding; InterfaithFamily.com marks 200th issue

    By Amy Klein

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Pluralistic Rabbinical Court Seeks New Funding

    The Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din of Southern California, a local pluralistic religious court dealing with conversions, went on hiatus Jan. 1 due to lack of funding.

    The beit din was founded in 2002 by George Caplan, in memory of...

  • Helping the Congo, person by person

    By David Brinn

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Gila Garaway says that the vision for her organization, Moriah Africa, came to her as she was lying in a hospital bed in Nigeria in 2001.

    "I was there consulting on a water project, and I broke my back in a truck accident," the American-born Israeli from the community of Poriah near...

  • Competing Moments of Truth on Schools

    By Howard Blume

    April 9, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Tuesday April 18, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to lay the groundwork for the most defining initiative of his term in office: his attempt to take control of Los Angeles' schools. But the day before he does, opponents of his plan will beat him to the microphone. The L.A....

  • Letters

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Muslim Majority

    Salam Al-Marayati's apologetics miss the mark entirely ("Don't Ignore the Quiet Majority of Muslims," Feb. 17). In the wake of the mass violence throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia, it is impossible to argue that a small, extremist element, "a handful of...

  • Community Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    'Munich' Still Topic of Debate

    Even with Republican sponsors and a largely Republican audience, the panelists at a recent discussion on Steven Spielberg's "Munich" covered most of the spectrum from left to right.

    At the event, held at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy...

  • Pupils Vote Yes on Democratic School

    By Dina Kraft

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Under a classroom's fluorescent lights, students and teachers scramble to find seats. An important "Parliament session" is under way as together, they hammer out a plan for allocating the school's activities budget.

    The scene is the Hadera Democratic School in Israel, where students...

  • Super Sunday Aims at Aiding Programs

    By Marc Ballon

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In 1999, Alexander Khananashvili left behind his prosperous life as a Moscow doctor to immigrate to the United States with his wife and two daughters, hoping for a better future. He came with little money, no job prospects and no knowledge of English.

    With the help of The Jewish...

  • Post-Katrina, Jews Raised Funds Fast

    By Larry Luxner

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Major Jewish organizations have raised more than $30 million to house, feed, educate and relocate thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi.

    The biggest chunk of money has come from the United Jewish Communities (UJC), which represents 155 Jewish...

  • Negev + Galilee = Israel’s Future

    By Batsheva Pomerantz

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "The Negev and the Galilee comprise 70 percent of the area of the State of Israel with 30 percent of its populace, but they guarantee 100 percent of the future of the state," said Ron Pelmer, the director of Or National Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that helps to develop...

  • Russian City Gets New JCC

    By Yasha Levine

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    At a time when Jewish Community Centers in the West frequently struggle to survive in prosperous communities with lots of Jews, the small Russian port city of Arkhangelsk near the Arctic Circle is on the verge of getting a brand-new JCC. A local businessman had pledged to build and...

  • Preschool Project Strives to Educate All

    By Rabbi Eli Hecht

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    King Solomon was known to have coined the expression, "Educate the child accordingly so that when he grows old, he will not leave." In other words, take advantage of the child's education as soon as possible.

    In modern times, this admonition certainly applies to preschool, and it's...

  • Title VI Debate Focus on Resource Centers

    By JTA Staff

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    U.S. lawmakers and academics are engaged in fierce debate over the renewal of Title VI of the Higher Education Act.

    Under Title VI, select universities get federal funding and prestigious designation as national resource centers for the study of places and languages the...

  • What your kids are learning about Israel, America and Islam

    By JTA Staff

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    With the school year back in full swing, do you know what your children are learning?

    In thousands of public school districts across the United States, without ever knowing it, taxpayers pay to disseminate pro-Islamic materials that are anti-American, anti-Israel and...

  • Is an Israel Brain Drain Nigh?

    By Dr. Aaron Ciechanover

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I was born in Haifa in 1947, the year Israel was recognized as an independent state by the United Nations, and grew up in the newly born country in the mid-1950s. There was little wealth in Israel at that time, and my family was not among the wealthy few. Nevertheless, I was...

  • Camp Adjusts to Life Away From Parent

    By David Finnigan

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This will be Camp JCA Shalom's first summer away from home. For the first time in its 54-year history, the Malibu camp is independent, having broken away from the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) in January.

    Life after the centers crisis hasn't been easy for...

  • B’nai B’rith Radio Launches on Web

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

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    Headphones on, face pressed against the microphone in a cramped cubicle, the leader of one of the best-known Jewish organizations in the country is reliving his youth.

    Well, sort of.

    "This is B'nai B'rith Radio, and I'm your host, Dan Mariaschin."

    Mariaschin is far from the...

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