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  • Jewish groups praise security grants, despite major cuts

    February 22, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Jewish groups praised the Obama administration and Congress for $10 million in new homeland security grants while noting that the allocation was nearly halved from last year.

    “While tough decisions were made by Congress and the Administration, we appreciate the outreach both...

  • Jewish Community Foundation awards $1 million in grants to Israeli nonprofits

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 22, 2011 | 4:35 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation has awarded a total of $1 million in grants to five Israel-based organizations to support programs aimed at spurring economic development in Israel, offering Jewish education for officers in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and job and...

  • Jewish Community Foundation seeks proposals for cutting edge grants

    By Ryan Torok

    September 7, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (JCFLA) is currently accepting proposals for its 2012 Cutting Edge Grants Initiative, which offers funding to organizations developing innovative programs that serve the Jewish community in Los Angeles.

    The foundation will award grants...

  • Mazon doling out $3 million in grants to fight hunger

    June 28, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Mazon said it has awarded more than $3 million in grants for 2011 to agencies dedicated to fighting hunger.

    The grant recipients announced Tuesday by the Jewish nonprofit organization included about two dozen organizations from around the world, including Israel, South Africa,...

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  • Tuition grants, endowments to benefit day schools

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 10, 2011 | 6:12 pm

    More than half the students in Los Angeles Jewish day schools receive financial aid to pay tuition, which runs between $12,000 and $30,000 per year. And with both tuition and the number of students requiring aid expected to continue climbing, BJE: Builders of Jewish Education is...

  • Congregations offering loans and grants to lure young families

    February 7, 2011 | 10:26 am

    They were looking to move anyway, said Stephanie Butler. And the $50,000 incentive being offered by Temple Emanu-El in Dothan, Ala., to young Jewish families willing to relocate helped tip the scales.

    “We never would have looked at Dothan if not for this program,” she said.

    The...

  • MacArthur Jews

    By Rob Eshman

    September 22, 2009 | 1:07 am

    The MacArthur Foundations released its list of recipients of this year’s MacArthur Grants, popularly known as the “genius grants.”


    The Foundation awards its 24 recipients $500,000 over 5 years in unrestricted funds to continue his or her work. Typically, as

    Briefs: Olympic-Pico traffic plans on hold; Pearl lecturer says Israel is not surrounded by hostile

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The Olympic-West, Pico-East Traffic Initiative has been delayed for three weeks, until March 29

    The postponement follows the filing of two lawsuits aimed at stopping the plan. Neither the Los Angeles mayor's office nor the city attorney's office, which announced the delay, would...

  • Show Gaza Sympathies to the Other

    By David N. Myers

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The disengagement from Gaza has exposed raw emotions and wrenching scenes of families being uprooted from their homes of decades.

    Many in the Jewish community, while believing that the disengagement was necessary and even overdue, have felt the pain of the settlers. Some have even...

  • 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,...

  • Israel’s Stem Cell Pioneers

    By Adam Wills

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Under a microscope in a research lab at the Technion's Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, a colony of embryonic stem cells floats in a brilliant ochre-colored universe of fetal mouse tissue, which nourishes the cells. Years from now, this tiny sample could very well be a key to...

  • Wilshire Boulevard Gambles on Future

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    On any given day, Wilshire Boulevard Temple's Audrey and Sydney Irmas Campus in West Los Angeles is a hub of activity. Built seven years ago for $30 million, the campus attracted new members like a magnet. They came flocking to enroll their children in day school or religious school...

  • Community Briefs

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Mazon Pledges Funds to Sudan

    Two Jewish groups have joined forces to try to save the lives of sickly, starving Sudanese refugees fleeing from government-sanctioned brutality.

    Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the Jewish Coalition for Sudan Relief have pledged $25,000 apiece...

  • Congress Weighs Nonprofit Security

    By Idan Ivri

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    These days, U.S. airports, federal buildings and transportation hubs are protected by surveillance and armed guards. But what about everything else? What about the cash-strapped nonprofits like temples, schools and community centers whose ethnicity or religious affiliation might make...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Chaverim Simcha

    Four members of Chaverim, a social program for adults with developmental disabilities celebrated their bar/bat mitzvahs at Valley Beth Shalom. Karen Cook, Cindi Rothstein, Ron Corn and Stephen Wise didn't have the opportunity to partake in the Jewish ritual at the...

  • Community Briefs

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Financial Institutions Waive Fees for Survivors

    More than 100 of California's largest financial institutions have agreed to waive wire-transfer fees charged Holocaust survivors and their families for reparation and restitution payments from abroad.

    These payments, mainly from...

  • Promoting Medical Care in Israel

    By Beverly Gray

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Even when Jews packed medical school classrooms, there were few organizations dedicated to their special concerns. Today, most schools lack active associations for Jewish students. As Carol Ghatan puts it, "The Jewish medical student gets lost sometimes."

    Ghatan, both the daughter...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    HEEB Goes Deep

    Call it the "Brooklyn Invasion."

    All traces of the solemnity and sadness of Holocaust Remembrance Day were gone by nightfall when the gang from New York-based Heeb Magazine threw their first West Coast party at the Hollywood-and-Vine hotspot Deep. Palm Pictures,...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Chandra Levy Remembered

    More than 1,200 mourners attending the memorial service for Chandra Levy on Tuesday were greeted by the strains of Hebrew melodies, played by a quartet from the local symphony. As Chandra Levy's family -- parents Robert and Susan and 21-year-old brother Adam...

  • Community Funding

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    An Israel advocacy mobile unit for college campuses. A community rabbi to cover the West San Fernando Valley. A series of cultural events to forge bonds between the Jewish communities of the East Valley. These are just a few of the innovative programs to be launched by grants from...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Righteous Who Saved Jews Honored

    Almost 60 years after they risked their lives to rescue Jews during the Holocaust, a Dutch couple and a one-time Polish partisan will be honored as Righteous Among the Nations on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the annual luncheon of the 1939 Club.

    Accepting...

  • Westside JCC May be Rescued

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Of the five doomed Los Angeles area Jewish Community Centers (JCC), at least one center's membership is not rolling over without a fight. About 100 members showed up for a Sunday morning emergency meeting Dec. 23 at the Westside JCC's Birch Auditorium, where, in a dramatic turn of...