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  • Media reporters meet community; Karnit Goldwasser appeals for help

    By Norma Zager

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm


     
    A sold-out crowd of close to 450 men and women attended the Women's Alliance for Israel Aug. 8 symposium on "Israel and the Media -- How Fair the Coverage?" The event at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel included panelists Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, founder and president of The...
  • Tri-ing to raise funds for Israel; gems of wisdom for 5767

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Tri-ing to Raise Funds for Israel
     
    Forever diffusing the image of schlubby Orthodox slackers who don't see much of the sun, six members of congregation B'nai David-Judea completed the Los Angeles Triathlon Sept. 10, and raised $8,000 for Israel in the process. Noam Drazin, Ivan...
  • Israel, U.S. Act on Request for Renewable Energy

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel and the United States will pool their scientific brainpower to find and develop alternative energy sources under a bill passed by the House and now wending its way through the Senate.

    Under the proposed U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Act, scientists and engineers from both...

  • Raising Bucks With Bunnies

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It'd be safe to say that Playboy bunnies are of one world, while fundraising for the Jewish elderly is of quite another. But worlds will collide the night of Aug. 26, when the Guardians of the Jewish Home for the Aging host a benefit in the unlikeliest of venues: the Playboy...

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  • Persian Angelenos Pledge Money, Support to Israel

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Karnit Goldwasser

    The young woman stood at the podium and spoke to a quiet, tearful audience. "We just got married last October," said Karnit Goldwasser, "and I can't describe to you how my life was just turned upside down on that one day."

    Goldwasser's husband is Ehud Goldwasser, one of the...

  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me a Donation Match

    By Chanan Tigay

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Call him a personal shopper, a matchmaker or a boutique investment adviser. However he is described, Joseph Hyman is trying to chart a new course in the world of Jewish philanthropy. A longtime Jewish organizational professional and fundraiser, Hyman last year launched the Center...

  • Groups Rally to Raise Funds for Israel During Crisis

    By Tom Tugend

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish organizations throughout the Los Angeles area, as well as supportive Christian groups, are shifting their fundraising efforts into high gear to succor civilians and soldiers in embattled Israel.

    As in past Middle East crises, community response has been outstanding,...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Hoop Dreams
    For 16-year-old former Encino resident Marisa Gobuty it's all about basketball.

    Throughout the summer, Gobuty, a 5-foot-7 high school junior point guard, who now lives in Israel and plays for Israel's National Basketball Team, will be playing for the Southern...

  • Schools Give Prum-Hess High Marks

    By Julie G Fax

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last year, two Los Angeles schools applied for and won MATCH grants, which are awarded each year by a consortium of Jewish education foundations that reward day schools for cultivating new donors. The grants brought in more than $100,000.

    This spring, 13 day schools were awarded the...

  • Middle-Class Squeeze

    By Julie G Fax

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In the past six years, Diane Demetras and her husband, Marcel Indik, have taken one low-cost vacation and have dined out only on rare occasions. They don't buy themselves new clothes, they drive old cars and rent movies rather than go to them because weekend activities have been...

  • John Fishel

    By Marc Ballon

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Feb. 26, more than 150 volunteers gathered early at the headquarters of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for the annual Super Sunday megafundraiser. Having filled up on conversation, coffee and bagels, the enthusiastic, well-dressed men and women sat side-by-side at...

  • Views Differ on Role in Centers Crisis

    By Marc Ballon

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The news stunned John Fishel. In the fall of 2001, the L.A. Federation president learned that the city's Jewish community centers were in crisis. If The Federation didn't act quickly, some or all of the JCCs would have to shut down.

    Fishel had every right to feel upset. He...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, May 20

    High school teacher Eddie Friedman has made it his mission to take students on the March of the Living, as a way of teaching them about the Holocaust. Over the years, he accumulated a collection of photographs depicting the experience. UCLA Hillel's Dortort...

  • $61.8 Billion

    By Rob Eshman

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Of the 50 wealthiest Angelinos, 27 are Jewish.

    Each year, The Los Angeles Business Journal uses legwork and a little guesswork to discern who's worth the most in Los Angeles. Once the list comes out, as it did this week, I like to run it through the old "Who's a Jew?" detector.

    I'm...

  • Community Briefs

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Holocaust Memorial Rites at Pan Pacific Park Draw 2,000

    Although their numbers are thinning with age, Shoah survivors comprised most of the audience of about 2,000 at the annual Holocaust remembrance service Sunday at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax district.

    Hungarian survivor Eva...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Korn Helps UCLA Growth

    Civic leader and philanthropist Carolbeth Korn donated $200,000 to the UCLA School of Public Health to endow, in perpetuity, an annual $10,000 prize honoring the outstanding graduating student each year. Beginning this May, recipients will be selected by the...

  • Darfur Seder Raises Awareness, Funds

    By Amy Klein

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Alula Tsadik, a lithe black man in dreds, wearing a red-and-black-striped poncholike tallit, pounded his chest and moaned, "Mama," as he slowly circled the room at UCLA's Hillel.

    His tuneless melody, meant to capture the pain and horror of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, was...

  • L.A. Boosts Newborn Screenings in Israel

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Before leaving the hospital, all newborn babies in California get pricked in the heel to collect a few drops of their blood. The blood is then screened for more than 30 genetic disorders that, although rare, can cause physical problems, mental retardation and sometimes death.

    In...

  • Fight the Minotaur in the Tax Labyrinth

    By John Chiang

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    This past September, the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles, the Zimmer Children's Museum and representatives of more than 70 other organizations attended a seminar for nonprofits that I conducted at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

    Like many taxpayers,...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    QUEENS OF SHEBA

    Boutiques lined the halls leading to the dining room at the Four Seasons recently, where a crowd shopped before the Women of Achievement Awards event at the Friends of Sheba luncheon. This year's awards honored two distinguished community leaders: Dr. Ellen Klapper...

  • Class Notes - Hurricane Heroes

    By Julie G Fax

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Sarah Rose Isenberg had a sure-fire marketing plan and a product no one could object to. So the fact that she took in hundreds of dollars in a few hours wouldn't be surprising -- if she weren't 7 years old.

    In the days before her lemonade sale to raise money for victims of Hurricane...

  • A Father’s Drive to Save His Daughter

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    George Smith hates to lose. A Harvard Business School graduate, Smith founded one of Southern California's largest, most prominent real estate investment banking firms and will receive an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University next week. Still, he smarts a little from a...

  • Religion Briefs: All Are Welcome

    By Amy Klein

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Religion. Within the parameters of Judaism it can mean many things.

    From the usual labels we use to cover the gamut of observance -- Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist -- there are whole worlds in between: Orthodox can be affiliated with Chasidic, black hat, Chabad,...

  • H.O.P.E. for Los Angeles’ Bereaved

    By Jane Ulman

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I felt like a third wheel," Shirley said.

    "I never felt more alone," Diane said.

    "I felt my oneness," Helene added.

    These women, along with 12 other females and two men, all in their 50s to their 80s, sat in a circle in Valley Beth Shalom's Lopaty Chapel in Encino. They were...

  • Fundraising Just a Mouse Click Away

    By Tzvi Kahn

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Carol Vavra, a major and tactical airlift navigator in the U.S. Air Force, returns home from the Middle East at the end of July, her husband will have a surprise waiting for her.

    Paul Vavra, a recently retired Air Force major and an avid classic rock fan, bought his wife a pair...

  • The Circuit

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Special Prayers

    Approximately 80 people attended a memorial service July 13 at Beth Jacob Congregation to remember the two Israeli Bnei Akiva counselors murdered in Hebron, in the Gaza Strip, by Fatah terrorists on June 24. Avihai Levy, 17, and Aviad Mansour, 16, were walking in the...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Help: A Laughing Matter

    Laughter and love marked the occasion of the annual Laughing Matters luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel to benefit the L.A. Free Clinic. Celebrities and civic notables coifed and dressed to the nines were on hand to lend their humor and presence to the...

  • Rabbis Call for Day of Fasting for Darfur

    By Julie G Fax

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Because the quintessential Jewish celebration -- of life, of survival, of victory -- always involves food, it only makes sense that a Jewish response to tragedy involves fasting.

    Rabbis from all denominations are calling upon Jews in Los Angeles to participate in a day of fasting,...

  • Raise Funds Online With Help From eBay

    By Eric Gazin

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Online auctions have gone from an Internet curiosity to a multibillion-dollar enterprise in less than a decade. The phenomenon has changed how we buy and sell, and deal with the junk in our attic. And much like Google, a new verb has entered our vocabulary to describe using the...

  • A Brave New High School

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Roberta Weintraub used to be a technophobe.

    But that was before she decided to launch High Tech High, a public charter school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) that integrates technology and education. A fireball of unstoppable energy who served for 14 years on...

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