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Tag: Jewish Community Foundation
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The Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation has awarded a total of $1 million in grants to five Israel-based organizations to support programs aimed at spurring economic development in Israel, offering Jewish education for officers in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and job and...
September 7, 2011 | 12:53 pm
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (JCFLA) is currently accepting proposals for its 2012 Cutting Edge Grants Initiative, which offers funding to organizations developing innovative programs that serve the Jewish community in Los Angeles.
The foundation will award grants...
August 2, 2011 | 5:59 pm
The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) has created the Raymond and Shirley Kornfeld Endowment Fund with a $3.4 million bequest from the Kornfeld family estate. The endowment is intended to help medical and educational causes, about which the Kornfelds were passionate during their...
March 8, 2011 | 6:22 pm
Baruch S. Littman is vice president of development for the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, which manages total charitable assets exceeding $700 million.
With the wealth creation of the past 25 years, a generation of recently minted millionaires is now contemplating the...
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...
September 3, 2008 | 9:52 pmSince Sharon Brous, 34, founded her alternative synagogue four years ago, IKAR's young rabbi has frequently been identified as an innovative spiritual leader, someone successful at engaging disaffected younger Jews by marrying Torah learning with progressive social action.
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...
March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pmThe Olympic-West, Pico-East Traffic Initiative has been delayed for three weeks, until March 29
The postponement follows the filing of two lawsuits aimed at stopping the plan. Neither the Los Angeles mayor's office nor the city attorney's office, which announced the delay, would...
Briefs: Israeli team places second in international technology challenge, Jewish Community Foundatio
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July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pmCourtney Teller knows all about giving. The high school sophomore won the community service award at Archer School for Girls, and her grandmother, Annette Shapiro, is a legendary volunteer and philanthropist in the Los Angeles Jewish community.
But it was the parking situation at a...
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Oil of Ole
With hair flying and arms interlocked, 25 school-age children clapped their hands and performed the "Mexican Hat Dance" -- one of the many musical acts shown at Temple Israel of Hollywood on Feb. 24. The concert was part of an education program titled, A Patchwork of...
January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Stuart D. Buchalter, a prominent Los Angeles corporate and securities attorney and philanthropist, died Jan. 7 at the age of 66.
Buchalter, of Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger, mentored numerous attorneys and was a dedicated teacher of the law to all around him.
A Los Angeles...
January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Dollars for Access
The Jewish Community Foundation awarded a $7,500 grant to the Access Center of OPCC (formerly the Ocean Park Community Center). The money will be dedicated to maintaining the project's critical core programs to assist homeless youth, adults and families. The...
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The Rev. Rick Fish has long hair, a shaggy beard and wears jeans and a flannel shirt. Preacher Rick, as he is called, is the friendly and gregarious leader of The Live Ride, a church in Simi Valley that administers to bikers. Fish also visited Jerusalem last February and fell in love...
September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm
Lynne Sturt Weintraub had a problem. It involved what she prefers to call the "chronologically gifted" members of Temple Beth Zion, where she is co-president.
"Unfortunately they're on fixed incomes," says Weintraub. Unable to drive, and with most of their money going to food and...