It has been a constant feature of American-Jewish life in recent years: complaints from certain quarters — in most cases, the same quarters — about the way Jews are represented, or misrepresented, by organizations pretending to represent American Jewry. The argument is simple:...
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Tag: Jewish Organizations
August 17, 2015 | 4:05 am
April 29, 2013 | 7:26 am
When I was 9 years old my father died, and my world suddenly changed. Overwhelmed by loss and grief, only the support of family and friends helped me move through that dark period.
What was clear was that I had no control over the ultimate questions of life and death. In the...
August 20, 2012 | 10:27 am
Philanthropist Charles Bronfman once told me, “Leaders lead. That’s what they do.”
Years later I was sitting with his professional partner for philanthropic impact, Jeffrey Solomon. “Leaders lead,” Solomon said. “That’s what they do.”
Like an old married couple who...
April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmNaty Saidoff
It was Naty Saidoff's son, Josh, who inspired him to become active in Jewish causes.
When Josh attended Stanford seven years ago, he told his father there was no Jewish activism on behalf of Israel in Northern California.
"He made me aware of the fact that our Jewish...
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmA renewed push from Jewish organizations for tougher sanctions against Iran is facing tough obstacles in Washington and capitals throughout the world.
American Jewish groups are aggressively attempting to rally support for isolating Iran until it ends its suspected nuclear weapons...
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmNorth American federations could and should be doing much better than they are. They matter. They are important. They embody the ideas of community, common cause and the ability to respond to collective concerns. They are vital institutions, and we want them to succeed.
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm
November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmWe gave them melting ice caps, outsourcing and global terrorism. They're giving us -- energy and optimism?
If the group of Gen Y-ers -- also known as Millenials or NextGens or iGens -- who gathered for a Jewish leadership conference in Santa Monica last week are any indication, it...
May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Missions to Israel are a staple of Jewish organizations, but when Pepe Barreto leads a group tour there in August, it'll represent something new.
Barreto is perhaps the most popular drive-time host on Spanish-language radio in Los Angeles and a major player in a new drive to boost...
February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Headphones on, face pressed against the microphone in a cramped cubicle, the leader of one of the best-known Jewish organizations in the country is reliving his youth.
Well, sort of.
"This is B'nai B'rith Radio, and I'm your host, Dan Mariaschin."
Mariaschin is far from the...
April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
There's nothing bashful about Jewish organizations, but in 2004, many suddenly go mute if the subject involves potential conflict with the Bush administration.Â
The silence epidemic has been particularly evident in the ongoing Capitol Hill battles over President Bush's proposals...
May 15, 2003 | 8:01 pm
October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm
When people query me as to who our clients are, if the person is Jewish, I often answer, "Half our clients are Jewish organizations. And the other half are people who treat us really nicely."
Almost always people laugh at the response. Once, however, at a Jewish event in San...
May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm
A foundation to aid needy Holocaust survivors in California, funded through a $4.2-million check from three Dutch insurance companies, was formally established last week by state officials, Jewish organizations and survivors.
The California Humanitarian Foundation for Holocaust...
November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm
Swiss Ambassador Alfred Defago
Has unremitting pressure on the Swiss government and its banks byAmerican Jewish organizations and supportive politicians becomecounterproductive, or will only constant prodding move the Swiss todo the right thing?
The question is being spurred by a newly...