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  • Agencies’ Funding Cuts Hurts Assistance for Southland Poor

    By Marc Ballon

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Like their clients, several local Jewish agencies that serve the poor are struggling mightily.

    Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and other Jewish nonprofits have recently lost millions in government funding at a time when demand for their services has skyrocketed. That has strained...

  • Meltzer Wants to Invest in You

    By Marc Ballon

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When Mark Meltzer became executive director of the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) in 1980, the agency had $800,000 in total assets, the equivalent of three and a half full-time employees and largely made interest-free loans to people for groceries, car repairs and other such...