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  • Frank Lautenberg leaves legacy of American Jewry’s profile

    June 4, 2013 | 11:17 am

    This story originally appeared on JNS.org.

    Someone searching for the legacy of Frank Lautenberg, the longtime Democratic U.S. senator from New Jersey, might simply look to Baruch College in New York. Of the 1,900 Jewish students there, 60 percent are from the former Soviet Union,...

  • Jewish groups ask Kerry to fight anti-Semitism in Hungary

    May 16, 2013 | 11:57 am

    A dozen Jewish organizations sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressing their concern over the rise of anti-Semitism in Hungary.

    The May 14 letter commended Kerry for his offices’ recent human rights report that detailed the rise of the xenophobic and...

  • Iranian Jews honor local Jewish nonprofits, HIAS

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 13, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Nearly 500 local Iranian Jews packed two auditoriums at UCLA’s Fowler Museum on Jan. 28 for an event honoring three prominent Los Angeles-area Jewish nonprofits and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). 

    The gathering, sponsored by the Los Angeles-based Y&S Nazarian Family...

  • Jewish groups praise immigration reform proposals

    January 30, 2013 | 11:44 am

    Jewish organizations praised President Obama’s immigration reform proposals, as well as similar measures offered by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators.

    In addressing the problem of the 11 million undocumented people in the Unitd States, Obama at a speech Tuesday in Las Vegas...

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  • Availability of kosher food aboard Titanic sheds light on immigration via England

    April 12, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Of the 2,225 people aboard Titanic on its maiden voyage, 1,512 perished in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic when the ship went down in the early hours of April 15, 1912.

    Charles Kennell was among the nearly 700 crew members to die that night. Born in Cape Town, South Africa,...

  • HIAS distributes scholarships to 139 immigrants

    June 30, 2011 | 11:07 am

    HIAS is distributing $330,000 in scholarships to 139 immigrants in the United States and Israel.

    The scholarships will help fund higher education for the immigrants. Sixty of the recipients live in the United States.

    The HIAS Scholars program helps the recipients with their...

  • Walking for the ages; Scholarships for immigrants

    By Lilly Fowler

    December 11, 2008 | 12:05 am

    Walk Raises Funds for Jewish Home

    The eighth annual Wells Fargo Walk of Ages attracted nearly 1,000 participants and raised approximately $500,000 for Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, the largest single-source provider of senior housing in the city.

    The walk, held on Sunday,...

  • Living and Working [Il]legally in America—It’s Not Just for Latinos Anymore

    By Roberto Loiederman

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Hardly a day goes by without some news about them -- the undocumented. Congress debates the issue of how to handle them, and pundits argue even as the number of illegal immigrants grows. Supposedly, there are more than 12 million of them in the United States. Thinking about them, we...

  • Details Wanted on Immigration Plan

    By E.B. Solomont

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish groups are pleased with President Bush's initiative to give illegal immigrants temporary legal status in the United States, but they are withholding accolades until they see how Congress fills in the details.

    "The most important thing is that the president recognized and...

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