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Tag: Jewish Federation
August 31, 2011 | 10:23 am
July 13, 2011 | 5:09 pm
July 5, 2011 | 6:18 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles announced Batsheva Frankel’s “LaunchBox” as the winner of the Next Big Jewish Idea (NBJI) competition on July 6. Scott Minkow, Federation Vice President of Partnerships & Innovation, delivered the news to Frankel by removing one of...
June 4, 2011 | 11:40 am
June 1, 2011 | 10:30 am
Different Kind of Anti-Semitism?
Danielle Berrin did the Jewish community a great service by showing why Lars von Trier should be singled out as the lone exception from a rogue’s gallery of anti-Semites, including Mel Gibson, Oliver Stone, John Galliano and Charlie Sheen (“Not...
May 26, 2011 | 1:00 pm
May 17, 2011 | 2:38 pm
This year, for the first time in decades, Israel Independence Day came and went without a major public celebration in Los Angeles, and local Jewish leaders are vowing that won’t happen again.
“We are completely committed to having a communitywide celebration for Israel’s...
May 17, 2011 | 10:41 am
A community in central Israel has founded a philanthropic foundation based on the Jewish Federation model.
The community of Ramat Hasharon will launch its Takdim –The Ramat Hasharon Community Foundation later this month. Takdim is Hebrew for precedent.
The foundation will be led...
May 4, 2011 | 3:14 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles have chosen their 10 finalists for the Next Big Jewish Idea contest and the competition for $100,000 continues. Nearly 112,000 votes were cast for more than 300 submissions during the first round of voting. Read more about it at...
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...
March 31, 2011 | 8:36 am
January 5, 2011 | 1:02 pm
The anonymous woman who left $1.5 million to organizations affiliated with the Jewish Federation wasn’t someone leaders of the organization knew — in fact, she was someone few people knew well at all.
But those who did know her say that the gift, which is to be divided among...
December 20, 2010 | 2:26 pm
The other day, I started to wonder if anyone else has the same obsessive compulsive behavior when it comes to Facebook, cell phones, Blackberry’s, Blueberry’s, ipods, iphones, ipads and God-knows what else…
For a long time, I resisted getting a more ‘appropriate’ cell...
November 1, 2010 | 1:10 pm
The Jewish federation system is set to kick off its annual General Assembly in New Orleans with an eye toward figuring out how to reach those not typically associated with Jewish federations.
As always, the annual gathering for the network of 157 Jewish federations and 400...
September 20, 2010 | 3:14 pm
A Russian Jewish leader urged the head of Moscow State University to take steps to drop a history textbook considered by many to be anti-Semitic.
Alexander Boroda, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, sent a letter Monday to Viktor Sadovnichy urging the...
May 20, 2010 | 11:13 am
The Jewish Federations of North America and its two overseas partners have agreed to continue working together to try to raise more money for overseas needs and to find a better way to split what they raise.
JFNA, the Jewish Agency and the American Jewish Joint Distribution...
March 16, 2010 | 5:00 pm
December 24, 2008 | 2:26 amThe 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...
August 12, 2008 | 11:53 pmThe largest recipients of the Jewish Community Foundation's (JCF) Cutting Edge Grants, announced this week and totaling $1.6 million, were three programs promoting Jewish identity and connection with Israel through art, music and community leadership; another that prepares children...
June 6, 2008 | 11:21 am
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmRags To Righteousness
Jay Firestone, JewishJournal.com video and fashion maven, covers the sweat-shop free fashion show
An assortment of sweatshop-free clothing made its way down the runway Sunday night, Nov. 4, at the Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica. Sponsored by IKAR and the...
September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pmFederation to Tap Gold as Next Board Chair
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' board was expected to approve on Thursday, Sept. 20, the selection of Stanley P. Gold as its next chair. Gold, the president of Shamrock Holdings and chairman of the board of trustees at USC,...
September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm
July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm
March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pmCraig Prizant
As a former fundraising professional at the Jewish Federation, I read with interest your story about the firing of Craig Prizant (a gentleman I do not know) ("Federation May Face Lawsuit Over Fundraiser Prizant's Firing," Feb. 27).
There has been a revolving door of...
February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pmBetty Hamburger's impressive record of having attended nearly every Super Sunday since the megafundraiser's inception in 1979 looked as though it would come to an end four years ago.
Sporting a broken wrist and a sprained ankle from a slip-and-fall accident at home, the Westwood...
August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pmBarbara "Bobbi" Asimow, former Woman's Campaign director for The Jewish Federation died Aug. 22 of cancer at 63.
Bobbi was born in Brooklyn in 1943 and came to Los Angeles as a teenager, attending Fairfax High School. She received an masters in psychology from San Francisco State...
April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm
For Israeli Shifra Fyne, 83, this week’s journey to Los Angeles will be her first time leaving Israel in 56 years, and her first trip ever on an airplane.
Yehuda Goldstein is making the same trip. He hopes to reconnect with John Gordon, an L.A. resident he met last year in...
April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm
On April 3, B’nai David-Judea synagogue dedicated its newly renovated building, the Rabbi Philip Schroit Sanctuary. Shirley Kotlar and family named the building in honor of Schroit, who died three years ago and was at the helm of the shul for nearly 50 years.
December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm
This is a unique moment in history, when God has given us the means to dramatically reduce hunger and poverty.
The pangs of hunger can be
so painful and physiologically destructive, especially for children. Yet hunger also produces a more intangible pang -- that of stigma and...