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  • JCF receives $3.4 million medical, educational bequest

    August 2, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) has created the Raymond and Shirley Kornfeld Endowment Fund with a $3.4 million bequest from the Kornfeld family estate. The endowment is intended to help medical and educational causes, about which the Kornfelds were passionate during their...

  • Foundation Grants Target Gang Violence

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 11, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) granted 10 Los Angeles gang-prevention programs $200,000 this month, making its mark on ongoing public and private programs to ease gang violence in the city.

    “The foundation is committed to supporting issues of vital importance to the...

  • Financial tsunami shakes Jewish Community Foundation

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 24, 2008 | 2:26 am

    The stock market had been hammered for more than a year, but the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) was doing relatively well, David Polak, chair of the JCF's investment committee, told the board of directors early this month.

    The JCF's common investment pool, which manages the...

  • Rabbi Sharon Brous wins $100,000 award for ‘Inspired Leadership’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 3, 2008 | 9:52 pm

    Since Sharon Brous, 34, founded her alternative synagogue four years ago, IKAR's young rabbi has frequently been identified as an innovative spiritual leader, someone successful at engaging disaffected younger Jews by marrying Torah learning with progressive social action.

    Brous has...

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  • PJA head Sokatch leaving to helm S.F. federation

    By Amy Klein

    April 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Daniel Sokatch, leader of one of Los Angeles' most high-profile Jewish organizations, has been named CEO of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (JCF). He will start at the JCF on July 15.

    Sokatch, 40, is the founding executive...

  • Community Briefs

    By Amy Klein

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    After 22 years as head rabbi of Shaarey Zedek Congregation in Valley Village, Rabbi Aron Tendler resigned last weekend.

    "It is with mixed emotions that I write you today to let you know of my decision that, after 22 wonderful years, I have decided to step down as rabbi of Shaarey...

  • Your Letters

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    David Lehrer

    As a former colleague of David Lehrer, I am shocked and saddened by his firing by Abe Foxman ("Lehrer to Leave," Dec. 28). Lehrer's dedication to the protection of the Jewish community was always tantamount, and he was ever the consummate professional.

    However, I am...

  • Granting Millions in Dollars and Wishes

    September 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    More than $2.2 million in grants -- including $1.7million to the Israel Experience Program -- was committed by theJewish Community Foundation last month to local programs benefiting avariety of Jewish organizations.

    The foundation's support for the Jewish FederationCouncil of Greater...

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