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  • Fertility loan fund pays it forward

    By Ryan Torok

    July 17, 2013 | 3:01 pm

    Alan and Emily Feit tried four times to have a child through in vitro fertilization (IVF), an infertility treatment that can cost well over $10,000 per attempt. On the fifth try, however, they ended up with twins — and now they want to help others in similar situations.

    The San...

  • Jewish Free Loan Association: Small-business help

    December 20, 2012 | 3:57 pm

    Dan Savell and his wife, Abby, knew exactly what they needed to take their percussion rental business to the next level. 

    After opening their store in 2005, the Santa Clarita couple received countless client requests for a specialized gong set typically used by orchestras. The...

  • Jewish Free Loan crosses $10 million mark for first time

    By Ryan Torok

    October 19, 2011 | 4:26 pm

    For the first time in more than a century of offering small interest-free loans to people struggling financially, the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) has in excess of $10 million in outstanding loans.

    Mark Meltzer, CEO and executive director of JFLA, calls it “our newest...

  • Briefs: Court nixes Neuwirth suit, Pearl family menorah at White House

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Court Rules Against Neuwirth

    A Superior Court judge in Santa Monica has dismissed a defamation suit, which threw into sharp relief the emotional tension between hawkish and dovish supporters of Israel.

    Judge John Reed ruled Nov. 27 against plaintiff Rachel Neuwirth, a right-wing...

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  • Briefs: L.A. Koreans and Jews protest anti-Semitic cartoons published in South Korea; Police Chief Bratton warns terrorism will be threat for the rest of our lives

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Koreans and Jews protest anti-Semitic cartoons published in South Korea

    Leaders of the Korean and Jewish communities in Los Angeles have joined forces to vigorously protest anti-Semitic cartoons in a book published in South Korea and translated into English.

    A typical cartoon...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Challah if You Need Me

    Last month The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' ACCESS program along with The Brandeis-Bardin Institute and numerous L.A. area singles organizations co-sponsored the Shabbat at Sunset Communitywide Dinner. The event may have been the follow-up to...

  • In Community We Trust

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Alex Mylyavsky had been in Los Angeles for three months as a refugee from Kiev, Ukraine. He was looking for a job, but it was a vicious cycle: he couldn't get a job without experience, but how could he get experience without a job? His heavy Russian accent worked against him, and he...

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