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February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pmThe 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.
November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pmThere 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...
September 2, 1999 | 8:00 pmBackstage 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...
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...
June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pmTo 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...
February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pmAnne 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...
January 28, 1999 | 7:00 pmWas 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...
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...
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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