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  • JFS brings seders to seniors

    March 21, 2013 | 4:11 am

    For 34 years, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) has been holding seders for senior citizens across the Los Angeles area, sponsoring services and feeding those who have nowhere else to go during one of the most widely celebrated holidays on the festival calendar. 

    This...

  • JFS awarded Obamacare contract to reduce hospital readmissions

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 5, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is heading up a collaborative effort, funded by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions for Medicare patients. The newly formed Los Angeles-Mid-City Integrated Care Collaborative will involve three...

  • JFS donating school supplies to families in need

    By Ryan Torok

    August 9, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) is holding an inaugural Back to School Community Day, a supply drive for 3,000 children living below the poverty line, at Westfield Century City on Aug. 14.

    JFS plans to give away backpacks filled with pens, paper, binders and other school...

  • Balancing the budget: Making the weak pay

    March 1, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Sylvia Mnuchen has spent her life fighting.

    First it was cancer that attacked her skin, then her breast. More recently it has been an ailment that has kept her in a wheelchair, her feet swollen, her legs wrapped tight like a mummy.

    But as a loyal Jewish Democrat and longtime...

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  • Mom, the full-time mensch

    By Orit Arfa

    December 22, 2010 | 8:20 pm

    “Is everybody happy today?” Shana Passman cheerfully asked a table of Holocaust survivors eating lunch at Hollywood Temple Beth El at the annual Chanukah party of Café Europa, a social club for Holocaust Survivors run by the Jewish Family Service (JFS).

    The survivors’ faces...

  • 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...
  • The hip Jewish museum by the Bay, Nagler new JFS chief

    July 17, 2008 | 5:57 pm

    The Hip Jewish Museum by the Bay

    The new Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is a hip amalgam of modern art. Daniel Liebeskind's peculiar architectural dazzle looks like a giant Rubik's Cube in metallic steel, standing on its tip beneath the city's downtown skyscrapers....

  • Groups Celebrate Seders With a Cause

    By Gaby Wenig

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At Jewish Family Service's Freedom Seder, participants read from a haggadah that was just a little bit different. Instead of reading of the four sons, those at the Freedom Seder read about the "four community members."

    "The wise community member asks, 'How can we, as individuals,...

  • Jewish Groups Make Housing Affordable

    By Mike Levy

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The numbers are discouraging for anyone who does not own a home. Every month, California's housing prices seem to set new records. The state has the third lowest rate of home ownership in the country. Housing prices put pressure on rents, which rise even as stock-derived income,...