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  • How do you raise $120 million?

    By Elyse Samuels

    August 22, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s newly renovated sanctuary has been cleaned and fully restored. An extended bimah is more accessible for the first time. Photo © Tom Bonner 2013

    Ask Rabbi Steven Z. Leder what the mission of Wilshire Boulevard Temple is, and he’ll tell you, “We...

  • SpaceIL: Israel’s race to the moon

    By Tom Tugend

    February 19, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    One day in 2015, a small Israeli spacecraft will land on and reconnoiter the moon, joining the United States and former Soviet Union in the world’s most exclusive extraterrestrial club.

    That vision is not fantasy or chauvinistic braggadocio, but the sober prediction of Israel’s...

  • Super Sunday’s fundraising and activism

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    More than 450 people took part in fundraising and community service activities Feb. 10 as part of Super Sunday, during which The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance raised $1,942,736 as part of its annual fundraising campaign.

    “Super...

  • At one-film-a-year pace, Woody Allen not slowing down

    August 6, 2012 | 3:21 pm

    Funny, serious, and controversial, Woody Allen’s films evoke many emotions—but his Jewish upbringing sticks out in them like a matzo ball in chicken soup.

    With Allen’s new movie, “To Rome With Love,” opening this summer and his “Bullets Over Broadway” set for a musical...

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  • Funny business in Israel

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 9, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    Top American comedians, including Maryellen Hooper, John Mulrooney and Saleem, travel to Israel to fundraise for the Koby Mandell Foundation.  The foundation is headed by Avi Liberman and provides “support to family members of victims of terror,” reports the Jerusalem Post

    ...
  • New York’s UJA-Federation sets event fundraising record

    November 9, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    A record $44 million was pledged at the inaugural event of UJA-Federation of New York’s 2012 annual campaign.

    “In a time of great economic uncertainty, such loyalty and generosity is astonishing and inspiring,” Jerry Levin, president of UJA-Federation, said at Monday’s launch...

  • Oakland day school raises $1 million in 10 months

    October 4, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    The Oakland Hebrew Day School in California has raised $1 million in 10 months to match a grant from an anonymous donor.

    The $2 million will be used to provide need-based scholarships for students to attend the Modern Orthodox day school, the Bay Area school announced Tuesday.

    The...

  • Chabad Telethon to air on Sunday

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    The 31st Chabad “To Life” Telethon, Chabad of California’s highest-profile annual fundraising event, is scheduled to air on KTLA at 8 p.m. on Sunday, this time with former talk-show host Larry King as its celebrity host. But while in past years the event has had much advance...

  • Study: Giving to Israel down 16 percent between ‘06 and ‘09

    September 19, 2011 | 12:12 pm

    Giving to Israel decreased by 16 percent between 2006 and 2009, exhibiting the same trends as overall American giving, a study found.

    “American Friends: U.S. Philanthropic Support for Israeli Nonprofits,” a study published last week by the EHL Consulting Group, found that American...

  • Mazon doling out $3 million in grants to fight hunger

    June 28, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Mazon said it has awarded more than $3 million in grants for 2011 to agencies dedicated to fighting hunger.

    The grant recipients announced Tuesday by the Jewish nonprofit organization included about two dozen organizations from around the world, including Israel, South Africa,...

  • Jewish federations see a slight dip in fundraising

    April 28, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    North American Jewish federations generated nearly $2.5 billion for program needs in 2010, according to their umbrella group.

    The Jewish Federations of North America raised about $925 million last year in its 157 federated and 300 network communities, down from the 2009 campaign...

  • Jewish fund calls for grant proposals

    By Ryan Torok

    February 22, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    The Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund of Los Angeles (JVPF), in collaboration with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, is currently seeking grant proposals. Any local, national and Israel-based Jewish nonprofit can submit a request for funds.

    Grant proposals are due by 5...

  • JDC mulls fund-raising changes

    April 30, 2010 | 12:03 pm

    An internal policy committee at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is offering the organization’s board 13 formal recommendations for revamping how it raises money—many of which could have a major impact on the North American network of local Jewish charitable...

  • Temple bingo— a gamble if it’s a good way to raise funds

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    July 31, 2008 | 12:45 am

    The social hall at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks undergoes a major transformation every Thursday night. Television monitors and a flashing scoreboard are mounted on the walls, and a sea of cafeteria-style tables cluttered with small computer monitors, game cards and good-luck...
  • Briefs: Newsweek ranks the rabbis, ‘Passover in a Box’

    By Amy Klein

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Los Angeles wins again on Newsweek's two new top rabbi lists ("Is Your Rabbi Hot or Not?") with locals heading the 25 Top Pulpit Rabbis in America (No. 1: Rabbi David Wolpe of Temple Sinai) and the 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America (No. 1: Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon...
  • Briefs: Special needs kids program needs help; Singles and greening become Big Sunday specialties

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Special-Needs Program in Jeopardy

    A program for kids with emotional and behavioral disabilities is in danger of closing before the end of this school year if it does not come up with new sources of funding.

    Kol Hanearim runs self-contained classrooms in day schools for kids who have...

  • Bet Tzedek benefit gathers lawyers and money

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Bet Tzedek Draws Legion of Lawyers

    A legion of lawyers in dark suits and ties, pencil skirts and high heels walked the rain-slicked streets of Century City to the Hyatt Regency. Inside, barristers filled the ballroom to celebrate Bet Tzedek and the people who devote themselves to...
  • Federation aids Jewish food agencies’ hunger needs

    By Amy Klein

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It all started with powdered milk.

    Last April, SOVA Community Food & Resource Program, which operates three food pantries and resource centers in Los Angeles, ran out of powdered milk, so the directors decided to solicit directly from their support network. They sent out a memo to...

  • Charity fulfills dreams of young Israeli cancer patients

    By Dikla Kadosh

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The small group inched forward through the dark walkway, clinging to one another. They giggled as they glanced nervously around at the bloody limbs strewn on the floor and thick cobwebs covering the walls. A ghastly creature lunged at them from a dark corner, and the terrified bunch...
  • Key questions can answer donation motivations

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I opened my mailbox to find several letters, a few bills and a host of requests for donations from various organizations that I have supported over the years. Because I am a stickler for organization, I sort the letters, place the bills in a folder marked "Look at me soon!" and the...
  • Can nonprofits rake it in with raffles?

    By Julie G Fax

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This December, some lucky soul out there will win a million-dollar home in West Hills, and Kadima Hebrew Academy will pocket $1 million to benefit the school.

    Maybe.

    Actually, probably not. The more likely scenario is that the grand prize winner of Kadima's first stab at a...

  • Welcome to the new world of do-it-yourself Jewish philanthropy

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Last year, E. Randol Schoenberg came into a lot of money. The young lawyer is discreet about how much, but after obtaining the return of Nazi-seized paintings valued at about $300 million, Schoenberg's portion of the windfall was enough to transform his life overnight.

    Not quite 40,...

  • Chabadmania, Ed Asner, Jewish Big Brothers and Sisters

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Chabad Telethon. You've heard of it, you've seen the banners all over town, you recognize the dancing rabbi image, maybe you caught snatches of the televised event, and maybe you even picked up the phone and made a pledge. But if you've never been to the studio during the taping...
  • Waiting for Ratner, the king formerly known as Solomon

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Desperately Seeking Brett

    I had big plans for meeting Brett Ratner.

    A few days ago, my grandmother called me from Miami and said, "A nice Jewish director has been profiled in The Miami Herald. He went to Beach High and his grandparents live with him - in his Beverly Hills mansion."...

  • School to raffle off million-dollar home

    By Julie G Fax

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Kadima Hebrew Academy is hoping to raise funds through one of the latest tools -- a million-dollar home raffle. Kadima is selling 18,000 tickets at $150 each to give away a furnished and landscaped five-bedroom, four-bathroom, newly constructed home in West Hills.

    "A few years ago,...
  • She paints for the animals

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Feast With The Beasts

    Safari attire adorned bodies this steamy summer night when The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) raised more than $1.2 million for wildlife conservation. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Betty White, nearly 1,000 guests casually perused the park...

  • Technion group fetes two, magic makeover mitzvah, Brad Garrett helps M.A.W.

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Terrific Technology

    These days, money is not merely for the material but the technical. The contributions of two local residents, Robert A. Davidow of Los Angeles and Janey Sweet of Malibu, to the American Technion Society (ATS) have resulted in groundbreaking achievements in water...

  • Rambam’s Bunnies

    By Rob Eshman

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Just after I returned from vacation, I found myself at the Playboy Mansion.

    I know -- that sounds redundant.

    But I have a perfectly good explanation for going there, so good my wife almost believed it. I went to Playboy for the articles.

    The Jewish Journal's annual Giving issue --...

  • Teens tackle tzedakah dollars

    By Julie G Fax

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Courtney Teller knows all about giving. The high school sophomore won the community service award at Archer School for Girls, and her grandmother, Annette Shapiro, is a legendary volunteer and philanthropist in the Los Angeles Jewish community.

    But it was the parking situation at a...

  • Night Music, JFS, Tobin et al.

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A Little Night Music

    The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity recently held a memorial concert to honor the legacy of founding visionary John Rauch.

    In support of its mission to sustain Jewish identity through creativity, the center hosted an afternoon of international Jewish...
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