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  • Forgetting the Little Guy

    March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    If you closed your eyes and sat very still, you could almost feel history unfolding last week in Conference Room No. 1 at national United Jewish Appeal headquarters in New York. One of the most broadly representative parliamentary bodies in organized American Jewish life was gathered...
  • Making Do with More

    By Ruth Stroud

    January 28, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Was the United Jewish Fund 1998 campaign up, down or flat? It depends on how you interpret the numbers.

    Strictly speaking, the campaign, which the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles oversees, finished on Jan. 8 with an increase in pledges -- $42.2 million, compared with last...

  • Jewish Federation Prepares for New Millenium

    By Lionel Bell

    January 7, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    As the new millennium draws near, how is the Jewish Federation preparing for it? An initial answer to that question became apparent two weeks ago at a meeting I attended in our new West Los Angeles office.

    Young Jewish adults, ranging in age from late 20s to early 40s, crowded into...

  • Community

    By Rob Eshman

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    A Second Chance

    By Rob Eshman, Managing Editor

    After emotional appeals, a unanimous L.A. City Council vote may finally save the landmark Breed Street Shul from ruin.

    The massive structure is a contractor's dream. It will need a complete seismic retrofit, new...

  • Building Bridges Through Teaching

    By John Fishel

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I thought the readers of The Jewish Journal wouldbe interested in one of the many things The Jewish Federation does tobuild bridges between Israel and our community.

    Ya'acov Paikovsky is a member of the foundingclass of the Teach And Study Program (TASP).

    Before coming to Israel,...

  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Attorney GerrySchubert may be a relatively familiar face in Orange County; alongtime resident of Yorba Linda and a member at Mission Viejo'sCongregation Eilat, Schubert is actively involved in JewishFederation projects. But, soon, he may become better known for therelease of his...

  • Shabbat Across Los Angeles

    By Julie G Fax

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    It's finally happened. Marketing gurus have gottentheir hands on Shabbat, taking it off dining-room tables and throwingit up onto billboards across the nation -- in the hopes of bringingit back down to more tables.

    With dozens of red-and-blue signs around town,radio jingles, and ads...

  • Federation Matters

    By John Fishel

    February 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    In 1948, the world agreed to the creation of the State of Israel in a moment of stricken conscience over its outrageous failure to stop or even attempt to mitigate the effects of the Holocaust.

    Their motives were mostly cynical. The immorality of their failure was so gross as to...

  • Community

    By Ruth Stroud

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "Who knew?" If the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles hasits way, that simple question will become as well-known a shorthandfor the Federation as "Got milk?" is for the California milk industryand "Just do it" is for Nike. The phrase will be the centerpiece ofthe organization's...

  • Education Israel as a Core Requirement?

    By Beverly Gray

    December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    My daughter flew home for Thanksgiving with two college friends in tow. At the dinner table, the conversation revolved around computers and the antics of the Stanford Band. At some point in the course of that whirlwind four-day visit, Hilary informed me that, though she's been...
  • The GA: Missing Out

    By Rob Eshman

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Council of Jewish Federations President Dr. Conrad L. Giles(left) and GA Co-Chair Joel Tauber, both of Detroit, greeted PrimeMinister Netanyahu at Indianapolis Airport. Photo by Robert A.Cumins

    If a Jew yells in Indiana, will a Jew in Los Angeles pay attention?

    For six days in...

  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    "Matchmaker" (left) and "Wedding," from Beth Grossman's"Passage" series on display in "Women of the Book."

    When you think of "art books," a thick, slickly produced tomecomes to mind -- the kind of immovable slab meant to sit on anexpensive coffee table. "Artist books," however, are...

  • Wave of the Future

    By Ruth Stroud

    August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    If there's an image of the South Bay, it's this sun-drenched visionof perpetual summer and youth. But does this picture contain anyJews? For years, the myth has been that it didn't, or, if there wereany, they were passing as something else.

    But it turns out that there are more Jews in...

  • Open-Door Policy

    By Ruth Stroud

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    They are your brother, your cousin, your lawyer, your best friend, or possibly yourself. Yet, while there are as many gays, lesbians and bisexuals in the Jewish community as in any other, they often feel like outcasts in their own faith, afraid that they can't be open about their...
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