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  • Shutdown may affect Jewish social services

    By Jared Sichel

    October 1, 2013 | 5:38 pm

    Congress’ failure to authorize discretionary spending for the new fiscal year won’t only impact about 800,000 federal workers or the Americans looking to visit national parks. It may also affect local Jewish social service organizations that rely in part on federal funding. 

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  • JVS vying for $150,000 in national contest

    February 13, 2013 | 11:31 am

    The Great Recession is technically over, but for many job seekers — particularly in the Los Angeles area — it certainly doesn’t seem that way.

    Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate stood at 10.2 percent in December, higher than California as a whole and far above the already...

  • The Circuit: Jewish Vocational Services 80th Anniversary, Richard Michael Powell inducted into HUC-JIR board of governors

    By Adam Wills

    May 10, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) celebrated its 80th anniversary on Jan. 29 with a gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to honor its past board presidents. Among the 500 guests were Stanley Dashew, who received the agency’s Tzedakah Award, and emcee Keith Erickson, a former L.A. Laker...

  • Grads of JVS program banking on a brighter future

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 16, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Sandra Vasquez has a longer job history than many 28-year-olds. When she was 10, she began working with her father, a contractor who didn’t speak much English. She served as his translator and all-around assistant. Vasquez is the first member of her family to graduate from high...

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  • Webcast: L.A.‘s young Iranian Jews benefit from JVS’s scholarships

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 8, 2010 | 12:56 pm

    The Los Angeles based Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) since 1930 been providing programs and services to various individuals who have been financially struggling. These services include efforts to help countless folks become self-sufficient and even offered scholarships to college...

  • Economic turmoil puts pressure on Jewish community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 2:07 am

    The food pantry would not open for another 40 minutes, but already about a dozen people were waiting in the parking lot, many holding umbrellas to shield themselves from the blistering San Fernando Valley sun. Before day's end, more than 100 people, Jews and non-Jews alike, many...
  • A Beacon of Hope

    By David Evanier

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Carlanna is a young woman who was paralyzed in a car accident in high school. She is now a producer with the "Judge Judy" show. Alex is a qualified doctor from the Ukraine who cannot work in his profession here. He is now a highly successful radiology technician. Irene was a newly...

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