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  • French board favors returning seven looted paintings

    February 14, 2013 | 5:48 am

    A French restitution committee reportedly has recommended returning seven valuable paintings looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust from two Jewish families.

    The paintings are currently part of various collections in France, including the Louvre in Paris. and the museums of...

  • Chai Lifeline helps families facing life-threatening diseases

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Last August, Lori Paulsen's 4-year-old son, Aaron, was diagnosed with Wilms' tumor, a rare form of kidney cancer. Soon afterward, a friend offered to call Chai Lifeline on her behalf.

    Paulsen quickly got a message from caseworker Samantha Raich, who was calling to see how Chai...

  • Battling Board Backs Bond

    By Howard Blume

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    What a difference a day makes.

    In 24 little hours, the L.A. school board journeyed last week from chaos to harmony; from nothing to a November ballot measure; from no new taxes to a bond measure that will ask voters to raise their property taxes for schools "one last time."

    If...

  • Bishop Helps Save Silver Lake JCC

    By Marc Ballon

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    In the end, it wasn’t a Jewish organization that saved a valuable Jewish community center, but a forward-thinking Christian cleric.
    Bishop J. Jon Bruno, head of Los Angeles’ Episcopal Diocese, has stepped in with the money needed to rescue the Silverlake Independent Jewish...

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  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Commending the Caring

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) has, for the past 150 years, been helping more families than you can count. On March 19, 5th District City Councilman Jack Weiss presented a JFS delegation that included Paul S. Castro, executive director of JFS, and...

  • The hidden benefits of Meshuggeneh relatives

    By Leonard Felder

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Passover seder is a wonderful chance to connect with certain relatives that you love, along with hearing again the inspiring account of moving out of enslavement and fear while moving toward freedom and compassion for all who are hungry or mistreated. But for the majority of...

  • Mission to Argentina

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last month, seven Los Angeles rabbis and five community leaders traveled to Argentina for a whirlwind 72-hour trip. The mission, organized by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, helped them gain firsthand knowledge of the...

  • Circumcision Lite

    By Susanna Crosby Perrin

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    An undeniable physical reminder of a man's connection to Judaism, circumcision has been an important focus of the first days of a boy's life since before we received the Torah. However, for almost as long, there have been people who question the act of circumcision and those who have...

  • Shalhevet’s Funeral

    By Judy Lash Balint

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Have you ever been to the funeral of a 10-month-old? It has to be one of the most unnatural of human experiences. The burial of an infant who was deliberately murdered by terrorists is all the more tragic for the baseless hate it represents.

    On Sunday, in the ancient cemetery of...

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