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  • 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...
  • Nice helpers, ADL Achievers and Young Leaders

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    BearY Nice Helpers

    The Help Group's Teddy Bear Picnic lived up to its cuddly moniker on June 12 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel with lots of warm, feel-good moments. More than 450 people attended the 30th annual spring luncheon benefiting children with special needs, which began with a...
  • Fred Hayman Week in Beverly Hills

    By Norma Zager

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Fred Hayman Feted

    The city of Beverly Hills pulled out all the stops recently with a lavish black-tie affair to honor philanthropist, retail legend and Rodeo Drive Committee founder Fred Hayman. City Council members announced the renaming of the street -- between his famed Giorgio...
  • Class Notes: Book burning inspires book fair; Shalhevet scribes score; Rocket scientists among us

    By Julie G Fax

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    From Book Fire to Book Fair

    The students at Milken Community High School's Middle School threw a massive book fair for 250 kids from Sylvan Park Elementary School, whom they've been tutoring through the KOREH L.A. reading preparedness program. The seventh- and eighth-graders created...
  • ‘Warrior for social justice’ Alan Solomont plays key role in Obama campaign

    By Claude R. Marx

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    If money is, as former California Treasurer Jesse Unruh said, the "mother's milk of politics," then Alan Solomont is one successful dairyman.

    Solomont, a longtime leader in Jewish philanthropic and national Democratic political circles, is one of the go-to men when big money is...
  • Teen power, distinguished student,  defenders of free speech

    By Norma Zager

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Power of teens

    The power of kids helping kids has long been a tool used by Teen Line to aid teenagers in their struggles to break free from abuse and reach their potential.

    Knowing the value of confronting problems head-on, the kids at this peer crisis hot line associated with...
  • Hillary Clinton leads field in attracting Jewish funds

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Obama vs. Clinton is the horse race among Democrats, as the voice of change and the voice of experience pass each other week to week in fundraising and in polls.

    Among Jewish Democrats, however, it's no race, insiders in the fundraising community say. While Sen. Barack Obama...
  • Find your inner cheesecake

    By David Suissa

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Next time I'll be more careful before I make fun of cheesecakes. You might recall that last week, I waxed plaintively at how the custom of serving dairy has come to dominate people's view of Shavuot -- and how the holiday could certainly use some better marketing to make it more...
  • Saluting the Alliance; Bully for Binah; Right on, Rifkinds!

    By Norma Zager

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Allies in Education

    Philanthropists Beth and Joshua Friedman and Alliance board of director's president, Raymond R. Michaud Jr., were feted for their charitable endeavors and dedication to education, at the 2007 awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

    The upbeat evening...
  • Circuit: LAJFF, Nimoy, Smart

    By Norma Zager

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Festival of Magen Davids

    The second annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) kicked off April 21 at the Writers' Guild of America Theatre in Beverly Hills with the world premiere of Hilary Helstein's "As Seen Through These Eyes." The Maya Angelou-narrated documentary looks at...
  • Briefs: Federation files for permit to demolish pool at New JCC at Milken; Big Sunday is a big success

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Federation files for permit to demolish pool at New JCC at Milken

    Notices went up around The New JCC at Milken in mid-April that the pool in the West Hills facility would close on April 24, and documents obtained by The Journal indicate that the closure could possibly be permanent....
  • Lauding Leiweke; Charitable home run; Friedman reappointed

    By Norma Zager

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Lauding Leiweke

    AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke recently received the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Humanitarian Award at the ADL Entertainment Industry Awards. Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton presented the award at Staples Center.

    More than 600 people...
  • Beyond Remembrance

    By David Suissa

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    If you want to get in trouble in the Jewish world, critique anything that has to do with Holocaust remembrance. It's a pretty untouchable subject, and for good reason. The Holocaust is a horror that melts the human heart, especially the Jewish heart. I'm not immune.

    For three years...
  • MS Walk: For my sister, Kaley

    By Leor Zeitouni

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When I was 10 years old, my older sister, Kaley, got sick. At first we didn't know what was going on and what was wrong. She woke up one morning with a bunch of weird symptoms. Her feet were "tingling" and her eyes were moving rapidly from right to left, making her feel like the...
  • Hillcrest Honors ProS; Ancient Digs; Feinstein’s Fanfare

    By Norma Zager

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Hillcrest Honors ProS

    Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California (JCPSC) recently met at Hillcrest Country Club to discuss their upcoming June 5 Annual Awards Banquet. The event will honor professionals in numerous categories for outstanding achievements.

    More than 50...
  • Good friends; Keeping the Covenant; Marvelous Mandy

    By Norma Zager

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Good friends

    The ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire was overflowing with well-wishers there to honor uber-philanthropist Marilyn Ziering and renowned professor Gidi Rechavi at the Friends of Sheba Medical Center dinner March 18. Attendees watched a video chronicling Mordechai Shani...
  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Terrorist Expert Feted
    Noted terrorism expert Steve Emerson was presented with a special proclamation from Beverly Hills by former Mayor Steve Webb.

    Emerson, one of the foremost experts on terrorism, works closely with law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community. He has...

  • Slavery lesson stirs Milken students to act

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    How do Jews remember slavery?

    "Yetziat mitzraym was something too long ago," Rabbi Leah Kroll, rabbinic director of the middle school at Milken, says of the Exodus. "Kids have a hard time understanding that," she said about slavery.

    That's why Kroll, who is also a rabbi at Stephen...

  • It’s all about Queen Esther, Life after the Nobel

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's All About Queen Esther

    Marry the king, save your people and be the queen. Such a deal! It's all in a day's work for Queen Esther -- and would be a pretty good deal for any woman, if she could get it. To celebrate Esther, a team of professional makeup artists gave a dozen lucky...

  • Happy Birthday, Unsung Heroes, Heroes of Sherwood, Rock for Research

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Happy Birthday

    Topping-smothered mashed potatoes in martini glasses don't make appearances at typical synagogue shindigs, but Betty's Birthday Bash was no standard function.

    Thrown by the atypical Westwood Village Synagogue, the evening Bash took place Dec. 24 at the Luxe Hotel...

  • Q&A with Reconstructionist Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz

    By Amy Klein

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in Philadelphia, recently made one of his biannual visits to Southern California, which is home to the largest Reconstructionist synagogue in the world, as well as growing congregations from Irvine to...
  • Federation fires chief fundraiser Craig Prizant

    By Marc Ballon

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Less than a month before Super Sunday, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' biggest annual money-raising event, Craig Prizant, chief fundraiser for the organization since 2004, was relieved of his job. Sources who asked not to be named said that on Friday, Jan. 12, Prizant,...
  • The fab fundraising fifth-grader

    By Amy Klein

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Many people took it upon themselves to raise vast sums of money for Israel during the conflict with Lebanon this summer, but how many were still in elementary school?

    Ten-year-old Shira Bouskila was. The Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy fifth-grader raised $24,000 for the children of...

  • Marilyn Harran: A Modern Righteous Gentile

    By Marc Ballon

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Marilyn Harran
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    As a young assistant professor at New York's Barnard College in the mid-1970s, historian Marilyn Harran befriended one of the...

  • Mormons remove Wiesenthal from 'baptism' registry; Philanthropist funds series on composers suppressed by Nazis

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Mormons remove Wiesenthal from Registry

    The Mormon Church has removed the name of the late Simon Wiesenthal from its international genealogical index, avoiding a new dispute over accusations that the Church conducts vicarious baptisms for the deceased of other faiths.

    The Church of...

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