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  • Labor activist remembered

    August 28, 2013 | 3:34 pm

    Elinor Glenn, a prolific union organizer, was not afraid of making bold changes, whether it was in her pursuit of women’s equality in the workplace or Passover dinners. 

    “We used to be at a Passover seder, and someone would read, ‘And then God did this, and then He did this and...

  • NFTY’s Unintentional lesson

    February 20, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    Hundreds of Jewish teens who arrived in Los Angeles on Feb. 15 for the North American Federation of Temple Youth’s (NFTY) biennial convention got a taste of both activism and irony.

    Although the theme of this year’s convention was one of social activism — “Clout and Influence” —...

  • Labor activists protest NFTY convention

    February 15, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    Nine-hundred students at this weekend's North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) convention at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel got a first-hand look at social action when they found themselves in the middle of a real-time, all-Jewish labor dispute. 

    Friday morning,...

  • Progressive Zionist leader Moshe Kagan dies at 92

    May 7, 2012 | 10:09 am

    Moshe Kagan, a passionate Progressive Zionist and longtime board member of the Claims Conference, has died.

    Kagan died May 3 at the age of 92.

    In the early 1950s he was a founder and president of Americans for Progressive Israel/Hashomer Hatzair, a predecessor of Meretz USA. Meretz...

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  • A One-Woman Picket Line

    By Tom Tugend

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The photo shows an African American woman on the picket line with striking supermarket workers, a portable microphone in one hand and the other holding a placard proclaiming in large letters, "Jewish Labor Committee."

    The woman is Cookie Lommel, and she is the new executive director...

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