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  • Be Not Afraid

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    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...

  • Leadership means taking the reins—and sharing them

    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...

  • Two cheers for the Administration’s flawed anti-Semitism report

    By Paul Kujawsky

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Last month, the State Department issued its report on contemporary global anti-Semitism. There's much to admire in it, albeit with a significant reservation.

    It's a melancholy fact that such a report is necessary. Many American Jews of the post-war generation believed -- or at least...

  • Meet some extraordinary givers

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Naty 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...

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  • Israel and U.S. Jews intensify efforts to isolate Iran

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A 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...

  • Rethinking the system: How Federations might adjust

    By Gary Tobin

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    North 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.

    Federations...

  • Don’t chastise Jews’ grants to non-Jewish causes

    By Gary Tobin

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish foundations are growing by leaps and bounds, giving away billions of dollars and supporting practically every cause and organization that you can

    imagine. This is good news, unless of course you are in the camp that believes Jews and the foundations they create are misguided...

  • Get ready Jewish leaders, the Next Generation is here

    By Julie G Fax

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    We 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...

  • Israel Tourism Drive Focuses on Latinos

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • B’nai B’rith Radio Launches on Web

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

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    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...

  • Speaking Truth to Power—Not

    By James D. Besser

    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. 

    The silence epidemic has been particularly evident in the ongoing Capitol Hill battles over President Bush's proposals...

  • Filing Cutoff Nears on Ghetto Pensions

    By Toby Axelrod

    May 15, 2003 | 8:01 pm

    Time is running out for survivors of Nazi ghettos to apply for retroactive German pensions, a German advocacy group warned.

    Applications received after June 30 will not be eligible for payments going back to 1997, according to Lothar Evers, director of the German Association for...

  • Professional-Lay Relations Need Examining

    By Gary Wexler

    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...

  • Fund for Survivors

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • The Swiss Spin

    By Tom Tugend

    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...