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  • Super Sunday Sets Sights on $5 Million

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The date is Feb. 27, the event is Super Sunday, and the goal is to surpass last year's $4.75 million in contributions for the United Jewish Fund, the fundraising arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, to benefit Federation-related charities and agencies.

    The largest...

  • Jewish Philanthropy, From A to C

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    There was a sort of informal poll conducted among the delegates who gathered in Atlanta last week for the annual assembly of America's Jewish welfare federations.

    The agency that convened them, the newly-designated United Jewish Communities, had scheduled a series of discussions for...

  • Chabad 1999: Here, There and Everywhere

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 2, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Backstage at Chabad Telethon '99, Jon Voight was like the Beatles song -- "Here, There and Everywhere." One moment, the erstwhile "Midnight Cowboy" was huddling in a corner with a telethon point person, putting last-minute touches on a speech. Moments later, he was hovering around...
  • Conquering A Disease

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    July 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles residents Pam and George Smith never expected to create a foundation that would raise more than $4 million for research. But then, they never expected their daughter to be born with a genetic disease so rare that it effects only between 500 to 1,000 Americans.

    In the early...

  • Have Library, Must Travel

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    To reach David Hirsch's narrow, cluttered office at UCLA, you traverse bare, labyrynthine corridors in the basement of the University Research Library.

    Hirsch, the Jewish and Middle Eastern studies bibliographer at the library, supervises a collection of treasures that range from a...

  • Answering the Call

    By Eric Silver

    February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Anne Roberts is passionate about the idea of tzedakah, a concept she has diligently instilled in her son Spencer Nieman.

    A second-grader who is not quite 8 years old, Spencer has managed to save up $120 this year and will donate it in a small ceremony that has become an annual...

  • Making Do with More

    By Ruth Stroud

    January 28, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Was the United Jewish Fund 1998 campaign up, down or flat? It depends on how you interpret the numbers.

    Strictly speaking, the campaign, which the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles oversees, finished on Jan. 8 with an increase in pledges -- $42.2 million, compared with last...

  • Everybody Loved Kosher Comedy

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "It's an Italian-Jewish mother thing. They don't understand that you're not hungry anymore!"

    Everybody loved Ray Romano as he broke the crowd with his anecdotal material in that trademark nasal whine. Romano, impressionist extraordinaire Kevin Pollak and Lewinsky-fixated comedian...

  • The Thirteen Wants

    November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    What can American-style liberalJudaism offer Israel? After the battle over the proposed conversionbill is settled, that question will remain. We can puff up our chestsand demand equality with Orthodoxy over who is a Jew. But,inevitably, every political victory in the Knesset will...

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