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  • J Street delineates why it pulled out of Boston pro-Israel rally

    July 22, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    J Street withdrew from a pro-Israel rally in Boston because it did not feel the rally would address all the group’s concerns.

    The liberal Jewish Middle East lobbying group, a constituent of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, publicized its stance on the...

  • After barring anti-Islam activist,  Federation reconsiders events policy

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 5, 2012 | 11:44 am

    In the aftermath of its June 24 decision to bar conservative blogger and anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller from delivering a speech at its Wilshire Boulevard headquarters, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is crafting a new policy for non-Federation-sponsored events at the...

  • JCRC’s Schwartz-Getzug picked to head Jewish World Watch

    By Marc Ballon

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug, a longtime Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles executive and director of the organization's Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC), has been named executive director of Jewish World Watch (JWW), a coalition of synagogues, schools and Jewish community...
  • Letters

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    John Fishel

    Quite frankly, in my opinion, John Fishel is responsible for the "JCC crisis" ("Views Differ on Role in Centers Crisis," May 26). But he is not alone in this case. All those who were then involved in establishing policy and direction for The Jewish Federation should be...

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  • Federation Support of Civic Group Wanes

    By Marc Ballon

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When former Democratic Congressman Mel Levine agreed to chair the Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC), he hoped to infuse it with the passion and purpose of its heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    In those days, the JCRC -- which is one of the major voices and faces of...

  • A Missing Voice?

    By Rob Eshman

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    I'm fascinated by the firing of Michael Hirschfeld.

    Here was a guy, 24 years on the job, who had built up a network of relationships with politicians and community leaders outside the Jewish community.

    Here was a guy who was dedicated and well-liked by most of his peers (hey, it's...

  • Community Briefs

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Programs Survive State Budget Slash

    Several programs that cater to a largely Jewish clientele have survived California's budget ax -- for now.

    The Adult Day Health Care Center in North Hollywood, which had been expected to close with the passage of a state budget, got a new lease...

  • Honoring Svonkin

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Someday he may be on the City Council or perhaps in state office. For now, besides serving on the board of six Jewish organizations and as a county insurance commissioner, he is the outgoing chair of the Valley Alliance's Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC). Scott Svonkin...
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