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  • Homelessness in California: Homes in the city, not on the streets

    March 12, 2014 | 1:32 pm

    The other day, I was taking my kindergarten daughter to school at our synagogue, Valley Beth Shalom (VBS). We passed a homeless man sleeping at the bus stop. She asked me if that man had a home, and I said no.  

    California, which accounts for 12 percent of the United States...

  • Wendy Colman Levin: The way home

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 2, 2014 | 3:08 pm

    Wendy Colman Levin spoke with quiet intensity about the people who have touched her during her four-and-a-half years as an advocate on behalf of the homeless, among them the young woman who was thrown out of her childhood home when she told her stepfather that her stepbrothers were...

  • Mondays with William

    By Ilana Angel

    October 25, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    I went to see the movie “Mondays with William” last night and I was deeply moved by it.  If you have an opportunity to see it I would recommend that you do.  It is the story of a homeless man in Los Angeles who lives his life with the amazing gifts of an artist, and also...

  • A homeless heart for Sukkot

    September 18, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    I want to tell you about a man I’ll call Jack. Jack was a man who slept under the 405 underpass that I cross on my walk to synagogue every Shabbat. For a long time, I didn’t really see him. He was tucked away in the bushes next to the on-ramp. But that’s not what kept me from...

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  • Is beauty a Jewish value?

    By David Suissa

    September 17, 2013 | 11:01 am

    When we talk about Jewish values, we usually refer to things like justice, compassion, generosity, humility, honesty, faith, wisdom and so on. We rarely talk about beauty.

    Beauty is vain and superficial, we’re so often told.

    And yet, the word “beautiful” is prominent on this...

  • Buy a sign, build a sukkah

    September 4, 2013 | 11:21 am

    Four Jewish institutions have teamed up to build a sukkah composed entirely of homeless signs. They are asking the public to purchase and donate the signs in time for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

    New Community Jewish High School, Milken Community High School, Valley Beth Shalom...

  • I am buying homeless signs for Sukkot this year

    By Rob Eshman

    August 15, 2013 | 9:57 am

    I started building my sukkah in December. To those of you who are sukkah DIYers, you know how ridiculous this sounds.

    A sukkah is the ritual hut that Jews build each year on the holiday of Sukkot, which begins this year on the evening of Sept. 18. You set it up after Yom Kippur,...

  • Report: One-quarter of Israelis—and 37 percent of kids—live in poverty

    December 4, 2012 | 9:43 am

    The numbers tell a consistent storyline: Nearly one in four Israelis lives in poverty.

    A report last week by Israel’s National Insurance Institute showed that 1.8 million of Israel’s 8 million people live below the poverty line.

    In 2011, the year for which the report was...

  • Homes for homeless

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 20, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    Back in 2004, attorney Jerry Neuman was driving in Hollywood with his then-4-year-old son, Jake, when the boy noticed a disheveled homeless man on a bus bench beside a shopping cart of belongings. Jake asked his father where the man lived. 

    “I explained that he didn’t have a...

  • Blessings from Paris to San Francisco

    By Ilana Angel

    October 26, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    Earlier in the week I was running an errand when I came upon a homeless man standing outside a Payless Shoe Store.  He appeared to be in his 60’s, but I bet he was younger.  As I passed him he asked me if I wanted to go with him to Paris for the weekend.  I let him know that I was...

  • Victim of police beating on video at N.Y. Chabad center has charges dropped

    October 23, 2012 | 11:19 am

    All charges have been dropped against a homeless man shown on a video being beaten by New York police officers at a Chabad youth center in Brooklyn.

    The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office said Monday afternoon that it would drop the charges against Ehud Halevy, 21, who was...

  • Without shelter on Pico

    By Ryan Torok

    September 27, 2012 | 11:49 am

    It’s a Wednesday in September. Brad Baker stands in front of Elat Market on Pico Boulevard, holding out his baseball cap. People exit the supermarket, pushing shopping carts and carrying bags with groceries. Some look at Baker. Some don’t. For Baker, this is just another day. 

    ...
  • On Sukkot, honoring the homeless

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 27, 2012 | 11:14 am

    On a recent Wednesday morning, Stuart Perlman wore paint-splattered clothes as he loaded up his 1999 Infiniti with art supplies and cans of low-salt Progresso soup before heading out on a painting excursion to Venice Beach. Over the past two years, Perlman has been spending two...

  • From Rosh Hashanah in a tent to standing on my own two feet

    August 28, 2012 | 12:02 pm

    A growing number of once proud, working-class Israeli families are being transformed into the “working poor,” as they’ve failed to keep up with increased taxes as well as rising food and gas prices. Without the assistance of outreach social service organizations such as Meir Panim,...

  • From homelessness to the table tennis summit, Paralympian Tahl Leibovitz is London-bound

    August 21, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Tahl Leibovitz spent much of his adolescence riding New York City’s subways – not for transportation or because of the trains’ allure.

    The subways were where Leibovitz lived.

    A troubled home and problems at school got Leibovitz kicked out of both places. Daytime, he wandered....

  • UCLA homeless aid group headed to White House

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 8, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    A UCLA student group that supports the homeless is headed to the White House, one of five initiatives to win the White House’s Campus Champions of Change Challenge. The White House selected 15 finalists from hundreds of applicants, and online voters chose the top five.

    “It’s...

  • UCLA Homeless Aid Group Has White House Hopes

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 1, 2012 | 1:49 pm

    A UCLA student group that supports the homeless is one of 15 finalists in the White House’s Campus Champions of Change Challenge. The group was chosen from hundreds of applicants, and online voters will choose the top five.

    Rachel Sumekh, president of Swipes for the Homeless and...

  • Osmonds, Compliments & the Kindness of a Stranger

    By Ilana Angel

    January 13, 2012 | 8:30 am

    Yesterday as I was walking along Ventura Boulevard to my bank, I saw a homeless man camped out on the sidewalk.  He had a cup sitting in front of him, but he appeared to be sleeping.  As I approached I put a dollar in the cup and continued onto the bank.

    When I was walking back up...

  • ‘We’re here to make other people’s lives easier’

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 5, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    Many people avert their eyes when they walk by the homeless.

    Hanne Mintz opens her hand, her heart and her home.

    Four years ago, Mintz, 68, found Ryan, 20, living on a park bench near her house, and after they bonded over her bullmastiff, she took Ryan out to breakfast and offered...

  • Opinion: Not human enough to live

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    November 22, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    The facts are horrific. Video captures the brutal attack on the side of a busy street. Onlookers and passers-by don’t come to the victim’s aid. Eventually, the bruised, bleeding half-dead body is attended to by medical personnel, but it is too late. The victim dies.

    No, I am not...

  • Walking into the raw reality of LA’s Skid Row

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    August 11, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    A few months ago, as I was at a coffee shop waiting for my drink to be made, I came across an article written in the Los Angeles Downtown News that caught my eye.  It was about LAPD Central Area Senior Lead Officer Deon Joseph, and the work he does in the Skid Row community.  Skid...

  • My 4th of July Dinner Date

    By Ilana Angel

    July 4, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    I spent most of my weekend at home.  I cleaned, read, and spent time missing my son.  I decided to allow myself the weekend to be a little sad he was away for so long, with the intention of snapping out of it on Tuesday morning.  My friend Tammy decided wallowing until Tuesday was...

  • L.A.'s Top Ten Mensches: Our fourth-annual salute to big-hearted Angelenos

    December 31, 2008 | 7:44 pm

    "It is hard to convey the special sense of respect, dignity and approbation that can be conveyed by calling someone 'a real mensch,'" writes Leo Rosten in "The Joys of Yiddish."

    The Yiddish word infuses the basic German denotation -- "person" -- with an almost indefinable...
  • Perfect storm for charities— contributions go down and requests go up

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 19, 2008 | 2:50 am

    Rachel Bookstein didn't realize just how anxious she'd become wondering whether Beach Hillel in Long Beach would be able to raise the funds it needs this year.

    Contributions had declined -- $500 here, $100 there. Folks had been hard hit by the economic crisis and were paring down...

  • Rebuilding lives, one broken tile at a time

    By Jane Ulman

    November 19, 2008 | 12:18 am

    It was an elegant opening for a gallery exhibition.

    Artists and art enthusiasts mingled affably among more than 230 original mosaics -- elaborate and dramatic, whimsical and rhythmical -- that included mirrors, light boxes, flowers pots and Judaic designs with hamsas and...

  • Sukkot in the kishkes

    By David Suissa

    October 15, 2008 | 10:26 pm

    Steve Maloney is a wandering Jew.

    For almost two decades, he has been wandering the streets of Los Angeles looking for food and shelter.

    His adult life has been one long transient experience.

    So when a holiday like Sukkot comes along, and he enters a sukkah, it's not a big leap...

  • A lesson in listening

    October 10, 2008 | 3:26 pm

    It was a cold summer day in Northern California when I had the opportunity to participate in Project Homeless Connect, a one-day program that occurs three to six times a year to assist veterans and others. While this project has been implemented in many places across the United...
  • Sukkot on the streets—finding community amid temporary shelter

    October 10, 2008 | 3:01 pm

    When he woke up from a six-month coma, Al Sabo (photo) found his life unraveled. His wife had attempted suicide, and his three children were in foster care. He had lost his job as the managing editor of a trade publication. He couldn't walk.

    After several months of rehabilitation,...

  • Congregations help the homeless into homes—one family at a time

    By Julie G Fax

    October 10, 2008 | 2:56 pm

    Sharon (not her real name) and her 4 1/2-year-old son have been in and out of shelters and temporary housing for the past several years, sometimes living on the streets. A recovering drug addict, Sharon now has a steady job working at a bakery but is about to reach her time limit in...
  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —reaching out to poor and homeless in the city

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 29, 2008 | 12:16 am

    Local Iranian American Jews are reaching out to the poor and homeless in the city of Los Angeles

    http://jewishjournal.com/audio/IAJPodCast20080422.mp3

    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.

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