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  • Where is Federation’s Gaza war relief money going?

    By Jared Sichel

    September 10, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    In each of Israel’s wars in recent years, as the country’s soldiers have been on the front lines and its civilians in the south have resided in bomb shelters, the Jewish social service establishment has consistently called upon Jews in the Diaspora to donate money to help. 

    And...

  • Sultan’s new Sharia laws prompt Jewish groups to shun Beverly Hills Hotel

    By Jared Sichel

    May 8, 2014 | 4:31 pm

    Some of Southern California’s largest Jewish organizations plan to stay away from the Beverly Hills Hotel, suspending future events at the landmark venue owned by the state-run Brunei Investment Agency.

    Their boycott was spurred by recent Sharia additions to the tiny Muslim...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 30, 2014 | 11:34 am

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti emphasized during an April 23 lecture at the University of Southern California (USC) that he hopes the Jewish community will continue to play a role in bettering this city.

    “What is our destiny, and what is our purpose? I think, as Jews, it is to...

  • After Pew, what to do about the assimilating, intermarrying, disappearing American Jew?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 2, 2013 | 9:35 am

    In the 36 hours since the Pew Research Center released findings from its multimillion-dollar survey of American Jews – among them, that American Jews are intermarrying at ever higher rates, that one in five has “no religion,” and that Jews seem to think a good sense of humor is as...

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  • Super Sunday’s fundraising and activism

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    More than 450 people took part in fundraising and community service activities Feb. 10 as part of Super Sunday, during which The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance raised $1,942,736 as part of its annual fundraising campaign.

    “Super...

  • Local Birthright offerings feature niche trips

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    Registration began this week for Taglit-Birthright Israel, the program offering free 10-day trips to Israel for Jews ages 18-26 that was created to connect young people to their heritage. This year, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is co-sponsoring a variety of...

  • LaunchBox: Federation releases tool kit for Jewish journey

    By Ryan Torok

    December 19, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has released LaunchBox, the winner of its Next Big Jewish Idea contest in 2011, the first in an effort to garner community ideas to strengthen Jewish life. LaunchBox was one of more than 300 submissions to the contest. 

    Federation...

  • From Madoff to Sandy and on eve of GA, federations retool when crisis hits

    November 5, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    The national headquarters of the Jewish Federations of North America could not have been in a worse location when Sandy struck.

    Except, maybe, if it were located on the Jersey Shore.

    The Jewish Federations’ building in lower Manhattan lost power amid Hurricane Sandy’s winds and...

  • Federation Shabbat initiative gets grand response

    By Ryan Torok

    October 25, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Last year, on a Friday night, Margy Feldman was in her backyard when she heard her next-door neighbors singing “Shalom Aleichem.” 

    “It was unbelievably moving. It felt like Israel,” said Feldman, vice president of development at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. 

    It’s...

  • Federation’s Sanderson one of few L.A. Jews on Forward 50 List

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 9, 2011 | 11:56 am

    Jay Sanderson, president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, made it onto this year’s The Forward 50, an annual list of sometimes unexpected people who the judges believe most helped shape the past Jewish year. The list represents “a snapshot in time, an...

  • L.A. Jews connect in Israel

    November 2, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    JERUSALEM — Of the 400 Jewish community members who traveled to Israel on a week-long trip in late October to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, many had already visited the country dozens of times, although some had never set foot on...

  • Ani Ma’amin, I believe

    September 28, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    I was raised in a world of great Jewish ideas. At our seder table, everyone’s questions were welcome. No one was labeled “wicked” or “simple,” and no one was silenced. My atheist brother, my socialist aunt, my Orthodox cousin, my Labor Zionist parents, even our Catholic...

  • Letters to the Editor: Ashot Egiazaryan, Richard Goldstone and Jay Sanderson

    April 12, 2011 | 8:28 am

    Ethnic Armenian Denies Anti-Semitism Charge

    Peter Zalmayev (“Hiding in Beverly Hills,” March 9) suggests I am a racist bigot. Yet he does not present a shred of evidence to support this inflammatory rhetoric for the simple reason that there is none.

    For the record, I condemn...

  • Letters to the Editor: Jay Sanderson’s first year, David Suissa

    April 5, 2011 | 7:02 pm

    Reflecting on Federation CEO’s First Year

    As the chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, I obviously read with great interest the recent article about Jay Sanderson written by Julie Gruenbaum Fax in the April 1 edition of The Jewish Journal (“Jay Sanderson Pushes...

  • Jay Sanderson pushes for change but some lose heart in the face of his leadership style

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 30, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    “I want everyone to be a LeBron James.”

    It’s early January, and Jay Sanderson is talking in his corner office on the 11th floor of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ headquarters about his first year as president of Federation, explaining the versatility and...

  • At 100, Federation’s goal is $100 million

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 19, 2011 | 1:29 pm

    The existence of a State of Israel or the notion of raising $100 million would have boggled the minds of the founders of the Federation of Jewish Charities in 1911. But as the 100th anniversary celebrations of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles launched this month, Israel...

  • Sanderson Unveils His New Model for Federation

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 6, 2010 | 7:28 pm

    Six months after he took office promising to transform The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Federation President Jay Sanderson is implementing changes he said will dramatically increase Federation’s efficacy in caring for those in need and building Jewish connection.

    ...
  • Jay Sanderson Named New Federation President

    By Rob Eshman

    September 16, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has named as its next president Jay Sanderson, CEO and executive producer of Jewish Television Network (JTN), a nonprofit producer and distributor of Jewish-themed television programming.

    Sanderson, 52, replaces John Fishel, who served 17...

  • If you stream Kol Nidre, they will watch

    By Tom Tugend

    October 23, 2008 | 2:14 am

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    When Rabbi Naomi Levy conducted Kol Nidre services this year, her congregation numbered 200,000, stretching from Canada to Colombia and from Japan to Norway.

    Watching online on their computers were a student group at a Dartmouth College dormitory, Jews and non-Jews in small isolated...

  • Channeling Success

    By Tom Tugend

    December 3, 1998 | 6:59 pm

    "I've been pushing this rock uphill for 10 years, and I won't stop until I reach the top," says Jay Sanderson.

    The "rock" Sanderson is edging upward is the Jewish Television Network, and it's been grunt work most of the way.

    Founded in 1981 with a minuscule $75,000-a-year budget, JTN...

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