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  • Finding their place [VIDEO]

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 22, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Lauren Levine is settling in with a group of friends apartment to watch “American Idol,” when a look of panic comes over her face. She rummages around, finds her keys and darts out.

    “I left the hair thing on,” she says when she returns, breathless, from her own apartment...

  • Jewish groups praise security grants, despite major cuts

    February 22, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Jewish groups praised the Obama administration and Congress for $10 million in new homeland security grants while noting that the allocation was nearly halved from last year.

    “While tough decisions were made by Congress and the Administration, we appreciate the outreach both...

  • Hundreds of volunteers help Federation kick off ‘Super Week’

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 15, 2012 | 5:38 pm

    On Feb. 12, more than 700 volunteers convened at sites from Manhattan Beach to the Conejo Valley for a day of community service projects and fundraising to support The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

    But unlike last year, when at the close of Super Sunday, Federation knew...

  • U.S. lawmakers call on Cuba to release Gross

    December 5, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers called on the government of Cuba to release imprisoned Jewish U.S. contractor Alan Gross.

    Nineteen senators and 72 members of the House of Representatives sent letters to the government of Cuba at the urging of the Jewish Federations of North America and...

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  • Netanyahu cancels GA appearance

    October 24, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled plans to address the Jewish federations’ annual General Assembly.

    “The Prime Minister hoped to go to the GA, but unfortunately he will have to be in Israel during that week,” the Jewish Federations of North America said in a...

  • JFNA criticizes jobs bill for targeting tax deduction

    September 14, 2011 | 11:10 am

    The Jewish Federations of North America criticized how President Obama proposes funding his jobs bill, although it has praised other elements of the bill.

    The jobs bill introduced last week would cut write-offs for charitable donations from 35 percent to 28 percent for those earning...

  • Jewish groups praise Obama’s jobs plan

    September 12, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    U.S. Jewish groups praised aspects of President Obama’s jobs proposal.

    “Congress should begin work on the President’s recommendations for improvements to our homes, schools, and roads without delay,” the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the public policy umbrella group, said in...

  • Communal security group launches online training and resource portal

    June 7, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    The Secure Community Network, an initiative funded by Jewish Federations of North America, has launched an online portal to train staff at Jewish institutions on security issues.

    The online SCN Homeland Security & Preparedness Training Center was launched officially on Wednesday. It...

  • Tribefest a hit with young federation donors, but reaching unaffiliated still a challenge [VIDEO]

    March 8, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    “Connect, explore and celebrate” was the tagline for Tribefest 2011 held this week in this desert gambling town.

    Drumming imagery aside, the new name for what was a re-branded annual convention of the Young Leadership Division of the Jewish Federations of North America...

  • Federations launch $5.5 million campaign for Ethiopian aliyah

    January 24, 2011 | 10:32 am

    The Jewish Federations of North America is launching a $5.5 million fundraising campaign for Ethiopian immigration to Israel.

    The campaign comes at the behest of the Israeli government, which agreed last November to bring up to 7,846 additional Ethiopians to Israel. Like Israel’s...

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