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  • Nice Jewish guys finish first

    2 weeks ago

    Adam Cohen is in the business of nice Jewish guys.

    Back in 2009, Cohen (who considers himself a nice Jewish guy) was sick of seeing bulging pecs gracing calendar covers and finally asked, “Why does it always have to be chiseled firemen?”

    The Santa Monica man addressed his ...

  • Super Sunday raises $1.3 million

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2014 | 3:22 pm

    More than 400 volunteers, including 300 phone bankers, helped The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles raise an excess of $1.3 million this month on Super Sunday, the phone-a-thon that marks the beginning of its annual fundraising campaign. 

    That figure represents a dip from...

  • What do Bush and Pew have in common?

    November 12, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    I am often asked if Jews for Jesus missionaries are still a problem. Since most people don’t see them handing out religious tracts on street corners and college campuses, the way they did in the 70’s and 80’s, they assume that they are no longer a concern. 

    Nothing could be...

  • George W. Bush to headline fundraiser for Texas proselytizing group

    November 7, 2013 | 1:32 pm

    Former President George W. Bush will headline a fundraiser in Texas for a group that seeks to convert Jews to Christianity.

    Bush is scheduled to appear Nov. 15 in suburban Dallas to raise funds for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, a Texas-based group that says its mission...

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  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    August 1, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Rabbinic Leadership Institute graduates include Rabbis Denise Eger (second row, third from left), Ken Chasen (third row, third from right) and Stewart Vogel (front row, fourth from left). Rabbi Joshua Aaronson not pictured. Photo by Yonit Schiller

    Rabbis Joshua Aaronson of...

  • Romney’s peace pessimism draws muted response from Jewish groups

    September 21, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    Mitt Romney’s pessimistic take on Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects drew some headlines in the press but not much noise from centrist Jewish groups.

    The revelation this week of Romney’s remarks, in which he suggested that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be solved at...

  • Palestinians insulted by Mitt Romney’s comments

    September 19, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    Just eight weeks before the American presidential elections, Palestinians are furious over comments by Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The private remarks were made in May to wealthy donors but released only now.

    Palestinians are “committed to the destruction and elimination of...

  • Romney: Israeli-Palestinian conflict ‘unsolvable’ [VIDEO]

    September 18, 2012 | 1:52 pm

    [JTA] Mitt Romney told fundraisers in a private meeting that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was "unsolvable" and that his strategy would be to "kick the ball down the field."

    "I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the...

  • Romney raises more than $1 million at end of Israel trip

    July 30, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday tapped Jewish-American donors for more than $1 million, ending a trip to Israel that aimed to show he would be a better ally than President Barack Obama.

    After days in which Romney spoke mostly on foreign policy issues, the...

  • Romney plans Jerusalem fundraiser

    July 11, 2012 | 10:28 am

    The Romney campaign has invited donors to a fundraiser in Israel.

    The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday that the fundraiser would take place on July 29 in Jerusalem and would cost $60,000 a plate.

    A donor who has been invited confirmed the fundraiser to JTA, although the Romney campaign formally had no comment. The donor was not aware of the $60,000 minimum.

    The July 29 date is the first indication of when Romney would be in Israel. His plan to visit was announced earlier this month.

  • Ethan Bortnick: Child prodigy, entertainer, mega-fundraiser

    By Rick Schultz

    January 25, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    Ethan Bortnick was just 6 when he first appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” playing snippets of piano works by Bach, Mozart and Scott Joplin. He even performed his own composition, “The Tiger Ran Away at the Zoo.” By that age, he had already raised $12 million for...

  • Rutgers student group holds Gaza fundraiser

    November 4, 2010 | 12:17 pm

    A student group at Rutgers University is holding a fund raiser in support of a blockade-busting flotilla to Gaza.

    Thursday night’s event, which features a halal buffet, is being held by the campus organization BAKA: Students United for Middle Eastern Justice. The dinner and speakers...

  • Young Philanthropists Host Haiti Fundraiser

    By Melanie Reynard

    March 16, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    Los Angeles residents Alexis Alagem, 25, and Jackie Winnick, 27, pulled together the support of their social networks at a private back lounge of Bar 210/Plush in Beverly Hills the night of March 12, as a fundraiser for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC)...

  • Streisand opens Obama fundraiser with Talmud lesson

    By The Web Guy

    September 17, 2008 | 7:06 pm

    When Barbra Streisand took to the stage to sing at a Sept. 16 fundraiser for presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, she opened not with a song, not with a joke, but with . . .Talmud.

    According to an eyewitness report from an ardent Obama-ite, the star, who played a male yeshiva...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for April 26-May 2

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | APRIL 26

    (FILM)
    Winner of the Camera d'Or prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, "Jellyfish" is another example of the remarkable cinematic explosion of Israeli films garnering critical acclaim at international film festivals. Written by Shira Geffen and directed by famed...
  • Honoring Hatzolah, Anjelica Huston, Sheba

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 4, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    All Hail Hatzolah

    Ambulances, LAPD squad cars and fire trucks filled the parking spaces outside Beth Jacob Congregation the evening of March 16 -- but there was no emergency going on inside.

    Rather, it was an "Evening of Appreciation" for the Los Angeles Fire Department, presented by...

  • Demi Moore, Tony Blair, Mr. Mayor

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher,Bruce Ramer
    Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher wonder, "Will we be billed for this?" when they attend Bet Tzedek's Annual Dinner Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Century City on Jan. 22. The Bet Tzedek supporter to their right is lawyer Bruce Ramer.

    Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayan,Joseph Cedar,Uri Gavriel
    Looks like the feud is over, as Israeli...

  • Briefs: Federation’s Super Sunday garners $4.5 million; Sports luminaries honored

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Super Sunday Donations Surpass 2007

    The Jewish community's biggest annual fundraiser garnered $4.5 million in support for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. The success of the Super Sunday telethon Feb. 10 edged out the total of $4.4 million raised last year.

    L.A. Mayor...

  • Million-dollar night for ADL

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Awash in diamonds, dresses and lapels, wealthy and fashionable philanthropists worked their weight in gold: in just one night, $1 million was raised for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which inspired 850 guests with the creed, "Be the change you want to see in the world."

    Although...

  • New kind of mikveh washes off ritual’s negative image

    By Amy Klein

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I'm pretty much your classic disaffected Gen-X kind of gal. I have too many shoes, I work too hard, I'm cynical, I'm broke. So when it came time for me to immerse before my wedding, I figured I'd bring some friends, we'd hang out, I'd get wet, we'd go eat, and that would be the end...
  • My sister Sarah

    By Rabbi Susan Silverman

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I live in Israel, seven hours ahead of New York. Last week, when my sister Sarah Silverman performed in Manhattan at Carnegie Hall, I opened my eyes every hour or two, and counted backwards. The last time I woke it was 2 a.m. Hmmm... 7 p.m. in New York. She must be doing a sound...
  • A gefilte fish story, Art of Brain

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Disney's Darling

    "Among all of you, I'm a gefilte fish out of water," said Dick Cook, referring to his non-Jewish-sounding name. The Walt Disney Studios chair joked that Disney is the synagogue he most often attends, and instead of an eight-pronged menorah, there's Snow White and the...

  • Smiles, golden oldies, happy days

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Smiles 'Round the World

    Operation Smile held another star-studded fundraiser, raking in $2.5 million for November's World Journey of Smiles, which conducts 40 simultaneous medical missions in 25 countries to help 5,000 children. Wallis Annenberg and Sy Goldberg were lauded for their...

  • Party like it’s 5768—Persian style, JCafeLA, Billy Crystal

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Party Like It's 5768!

    OK, I admit it: I partied during the High Holy Days. It wasn't all fun and games of course -- I spent a great deal of time considering my deeds and misdeeds of the past year, and that kind of repenting is exhausting. After intense reflection and days upon days...

  • Sculpture? It’s a Klapper! Ballet in Bel Air

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On the Town

    Dr. Robert Klapper is one amazing guy. He's a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon whose patients include Dustin Hoffman, Sasha Baron Cohen and Brett Ratner. He holds numerous patents for surgical tools. He is an avid surfer. He sculpts pietas out of imported Italian marble...

  • Briefs: Winning essays, scholarships, tikkun olam, kosher winners, saving singers

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A $5,000 Essay Contest

    A citywide essay contest will offer students in first through 12th grade a chance to win prizes for themselves, their teachers and their schools, and see their winning work published in The Jewish Journal.

    The contest is being held in conjunction with American...

  • Briefs: The Milken JCC pool; Valley Cities JCC fundraiser; Iran divestment bill moving forward

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Federation Asks Milken JCC to Relinquish Property Rights

    With little notice, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles closed the Olympic-sized swimming pool at The New JCC at Milken on April 25, citing possible mold damage but having already been issued a permit on April 11 by...
  • Briefs: Sheriff wants to prosecute YULA girls after soccer brawl; Graffiti targets Jews in Beverlywood

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Sheriff wants to prosecute Yeshiva Girls soccer players for brawling after lost game

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is planning to ask the district attorney to prosecute a YULA student and the girls soccer team coach.

    The request stems from a brawl that occurred on...

  • Super Sunday volunteers hope to ring up big bucks

    By Marc Ballon

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Betty Hamburger's impressive record of having attended nearly every Super Sunday since the megafundraiser's inception in 1979 looked as though it would come to an end four years ago.

    Sporting a broken wrist and a sprained ankle from a slip-and-fall accident at home, the Westwood...

  • Good to be the Chief; Get Your Challah On

    By Norma Zager

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Good to be the Chief

    Health care veteran Tim McGlew has been named chief operating officer and vice president of operations for the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging. The Jewish Home is the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles.

    "With the recent...

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