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  • Students, survivors engage in righteous conversations

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 6, 2013 | 2:12 pm

    On a crisp, spring Thursday last April, Milken Community High School looked like a ghost town. The senior class had been dismissed until AP exams, and many were in Poland on March of the Living; the freshman were all on a class trip; a good chunk of the sophomore class was...

  • Pool trusts ensure care of adults with special needs

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    August 22, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    “Keys! Keys!” David Weisbord says as he tugs at his father’s hand, pulling him toward the door.

    “OK, Child, we’ll go for a ride,” Seth Weisbord says with loving exasperation.

    A ride with dad around David’s Culver City neighborhood is one of David’s favorite...

  • Jewish Community Foundation awards $1 million in grants to Israeli nonprofits

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 22, 2011 | 4:35 pm

    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...

  • Jewish Community Foundation seeks proposals for cutting edge grants

    By Ryan Torok

    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...

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  • JCF receives $3.4 million medical, educational bequest

    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...

  • Options for Family Philanthropy

    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...

  • Financial tsunami shakes Jewish Community Foundation

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 24, 2008 | 2:26 am

    The 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...

  • Rabbi Sharon Brous wins $100,000 award for ‘Inspired Leadership’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 3, 2008 | 9:52 pm

    Since 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.

    Brous has...

  • Jewish Community Foundation announces $1.6 million in grants to ‘Cutting Edge’ orgs

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 12, 2008 | 11:53 pm

    The 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...
  • Briefs: Olympic-Pico traffic plans on hold; Pearl lecturer says Israel is not surrounded by hostile

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The 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

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Team Places Second in International Technology Challenge

    A youthful Israeli team won second place in an international competition to develop innovative technologies than can benefit both society and financial investors.

    Competing against 20 other entries from 11 countries,...

  • The changing nature of Jewish philanthropy

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles has assets of $750 million, including $312 million in donor-advised funds for about 1,500 people. Donors range from those with a few thousand dollars to multimillionaires.

    Offering the built-in philanthropic guidance of a community...
  • Rosh Hashanah with Dennis Prager, deuling Dems, adios Kaiser Permanente

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Prager to Lead High Holy Days Services

    Radio talk show host Dennis Prager will be leading services these High Holy Days in La Canada Flintridge for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. "There is no Jewish life as such in La Canada and there are Jews there, and I would like them to meet each...

  • Teens tackle tzedakah dollars

    By Julie G Fax

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Courtney 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...

  • Israeli Security Offers Pointers to LAX; Education Programs Get Multimillion Dollar Boost

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Security Offers Pointers to LAX

    Three Israeli security experts received warm praise from local city officials after concluding a four-day recent inspection tour of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) recently.

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued a statement during his Asia...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Stuart D. Buchalter

    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...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    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...

  • Shoah-Era Opera an Allegory of Victory

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When she was 11 years old, Ella Weisberger got her first starring role, playing the cat in a children's opera called, "Brundibar."

    But Weisberger didn't perform in a grand concert hall; instead she sang in the barracks of Terezin, the "model" concentration camp that the Nazis set up...

  • Ties That Bind

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Greenlighting the Future of Jewish L.A.

    By Michael Aushenker

    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...

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