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  • Weil Delivers Bush Invocation

    By Adam Wills

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Friday-night fundraising dinner is the last place you'd expect to find an Orthodox rabbi. But Rabbi Steven Weil of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills recently raced the clock in the hours before Shabbat to open for the president of the United States.

    Weil kicked off Bush's...

  • Boot Camp Hones Leadership Skills

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Boot camp for Jewish leaders? While typically only the wealthiest nonprofit organizations have adequate resources to professionally hone the skills of future volunteer leaders, last year the Jewish Federation of Orange County started the Jewish Leadership Network to season volunteer...

  • Everyone Into The Pool

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Alex Fullman has always loved to swim. He started when he was 2 years old and began swimming competitively at 6. So when representatives of American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI) visited his sixth-grade class at Heschel Day School to encourage students to consider making a...

  • Realty’s Fealty for Jewish Los Angeles

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish philanthropy in Los Angeles can be summed up in three words: "Location, location, location."

    "Real estate gives far more with respect to Jewish causes," said Mark Karlan, chairman of the Real Estate and Construction (REC) Division of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los...

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  • SCJC Rabbi Brings ‘Golda’ to L.A.

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Actress Renee Taylor sat down at Nate 'n' Al's to interview a rabbi who was aspiring to produce her new play, "Golda."

    "I don't know anything about producing," he told her.

    "Great," said Taylor, who is best known for her role as Sylvia Fine on the TV series "The Nanny." "You're...

  • Center Construction Moves Ahead Despite Shortfall

    By Journal Staff

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Though Irvine's Samueli Jewish Campus is $2 million short of $20 million required to finish a community building, the project's supporters are moving ahead to avoid the potential costs of delay.

    Permits for the 123,000-square-foot building adjacent to Tarbut V'Torah Community Day...

  • Bonded by Ghetto

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Irene Gutovicz remembers the days when members of the local group of philanthropic Holocaust survivors, known as The Lodzer Organization of California, would donate a bowl of borscht or a plate of kugel.

    "We started from nothing, having lunches. People would bring something,"...

  • Serious Fun

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For weeks now, Merrill Alpert has been searching for the perfect inflatable slide, the largest Ferris wheel and the flashiest ice cream cart -- all for her synagogue. Like event organizers at other temples in the Southland, Alpert, Valley Beth Shalom's (VBS) youth director and...

  • Calm But Profitable

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It may not seem like much -- $26.67 in change -- but 'tweens Alex and Miles Beard proved that it's the thought that counts at The Jewish Federation's Feb. 23 Super Sunday phone-a-thon, during which 2,000 volunteers raised more than $4 million from Federation sites in Los Angeles,...

  • Voice Across Israel

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israelis now have their very own "Band Aid."Perhaps inspired by other projects of the past, like "USA for Africa," and "Live Aid," the Jewish Agency, in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and the Hed Arzi Music Company, has released a CD of Israeli pop...

  • Briefs

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Phones Set to Ring on Super Sunday

    On Feb. 23, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will stage its 24th annual Super Sunday Phone-a-Thon, the single biggest day of fundraising in the Los Angeles Jewish community. More than 1,000 volunteers will telephone 50,000 people...

  • Rockin’ for Israel

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's Saturday night at Temple Bar, a nightclub in Santa Monica, and acoustic musician RebbeSoul (né Bruce Burger), in a white peasant shirt and Bukharin kippah, is looking like a relaxed holy hipster. He and his black cross-wearing Buddhist vocalist groove their way through...

  • Collaborating on Education

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "It may be on the smaller side, and we do have a long way to go, but we definitely have a day school movement," said Rabbi Josh Elkin, executive director of Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE).

    The audience of 600-plus day school advocates responded with thunderous...

  • Pumping Up the Bottom Line

    By Marc Ballon

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On Sunday, Feb. 23, 800 volunteers from across the Southland will staff the phones from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to raise money for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. They will try to coax extra money out of existing donors and recruit new ones to the cause of Jewish giving.

    ...
  • Who Should Pay?

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "We're moving," a couple casually told Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman.

    The rabbi was at first puzzled. They were not leaving town or searching for new shul, the pair explained. Instead, they revealed that they had decided to give up their large home and move to a modest apartment so...

  • Saving the South

    By Andrew Muchin

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The huge sanctuary of Temple Mishkan Israel, a red brick architectural treasure that graces the main street of historic Selma, Ala., is used only on the High Holidays or for special occasions.

    The 20-family Reform congregation usually worships in a multipurpose room past the dais....

  • Creative Ideas Tried to Fund Tuition Aid

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A Jewish grandmother caring for her two grandsons was eagerto send them to Huntington Beach Hebrew School so that they could learn about their ancestry. However, she only had a limited income, and the tuition cost is $7,500 a year. But thanks to an "angel" who paid their full...

  • Crisis Funds Assist

    By Journal Staff

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Since Israel's current crisis began on Rosh Hashanah 2000, the public and private dislocations in Israeli life have been significant, including severe stresses on the social service and health networks, along with hardships caused to individuals by injuries, fear and the steep...

  • Glitz for Gelt

    By Marc Ballon

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Julie Hermelin wanted nothing more than to throw a great Chanukah party that would rival her friends' Christmas bashes.

    She succeeded beyond her wildest dreams.

    At that long-ago soiree, 60 friends crowded into Hermelin's home. They spun dreidels, feasted on latkes and imbibed vodka...

  • The Battle for Jewish Souls

    By Adam Wills

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Tuvya Zaretsky, a bearded, affable man in his 50s, certainly looks Jewish. His workplace could be confused with any Jewish agency in the Southland. Decorated in professional gray tones, the office walls are adorned with paintings of Jerusalem and biblical scenes.

    But a sign at the...

  • Community Briefs

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Jews Meet "Adopted" Israeli Family

    In February 2001, a Palestinian bus driver ran over a group of soldiers at a bus stop, and caused severe injuries to Monique Evans, 19. She still walks with crutches, but has largely recovered due to the support the family received from...

  • Community Briefs

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    They All Hallelued

    When the creators of Hallelu picked Oct. 20 as the date for the concert celebrating the Jewish spirit, they might not have realized that the day fell on the eighth anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.

    Yet, when Carlebach's daughter, Neshama,...

  • Why Does Everyone Want My Money?

    By Jane Ulman

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Chanukah Traditions," "Rainbow Happy Birthday," "Shooting Stars" and "Per-fect Presents." These are the four rolls of Sally Foster gift wrap, along with assorted colored tissue, that I am buying to support Heschel Day School. The school will receive 50 percent of my $39.50, and...

  • New Century Poses Challenge

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    One hundred years ago, when Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's predecessor, Kaspare Cohn Hospital, opened its doors with 12 beds as Los Angeles' first Jewish hospital, such medical staples as penicillin and insulin remained to be discovered. Life expectancy was 51 years, and the average...

  • Honey Brings Joy to Needy Israeli Families

    By Journal Staff

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Some 2,000 needy families in the Israeli communities of Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon had a sweeter New Year thanks to the generosity of Orange County's Jewish community.

    Each of these families received a gift of honey sent by O.C. residents in a project organized by 11 local...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Temple's got class

    Temple Ramat Zion Preschool in Northridge opened its first-ever kindergarten class this week. The office of State Sen. Richard Alarcón (D-Dist. 20) presented the school with a congratulatory certificate at the opening ceremony.

    Brain trust

    Art of the Brain,...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Action Packed

    Move over Vin Diesel -- you've got nothing on these Women of Action. Women of all ages and professions were honored when the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) held their annual Women of Action luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

    As Jacqueline Bell, ICRF board chair,...

  • How the West Was Won

    By Sue Fishkoff

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Last Aug. 26, on a soundstage off Sunset Boulevard, Chabad of the West Coast's 21st annual telethon was about to begin.

    The stage lights dimmed to blue, Camera One wheeled in, and a spotlight trained on a young boy wearing payes (sidecurls) and knickers -- Anatevka, circa 1905. The...

  • Web ‘Guerrilla’

    By Adam Wills

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish organizations are increasingly relying on the Internet as a way to augment or even launch fundraising and publicity efforts.

    Updates about the situation in Israel fill e-mail inboxes on a daily basis and financial appeals line the homepages of Federation Web sites across the...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Perhaps Rome wasn't built in a day, but clothing retailers Mereille and Nader Manesh, who run the Avant Garde in Beverly Hills, created an entire clothing store overnight. Anything is possible when the incentive is to raise money to support Israel.

    It was all part of a unique...

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