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  • Let there be light

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 3, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    We take light for granted. But in the Torah’s opening chapter of Bereshit, it was God’s first gift.

    It seems fitting, then, that when a local synagogue committed itself to helping an impoverished village in rural Uganda, the first gift would be to turn on the lights — to give the...

  • Senior Moments - Great-Grand Marshal

    By Ellie Kahn

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    As I walked through the grounds at the Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA), I noticed a man in a wheelchair reading a magazine. It was called "Life Extension."

    I had to laugh. Someone must have strategically placed this magazine, like a prop, for the interview I was about to conduct....

  • Still Kicking

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Residents and staff of the Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA) gathered March 26 at Eisenberg Village on Victory Boulevard to celebrate the institution's 90th anniversary. About two dozen residents participated in blowing out the 10 candles (one for each decade and one for good luck) on...

  • Grand Marshal,  Grand Lady

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Sitting in her seat at the Max Factor Family Foundation Recreation Center of the Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA), 103-year-old Sylvia Harmatz cannot recall the first state to give women the right to vote. But, she remembers very clearly the first day she voted, in 1936.

    "I wasn't a...

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  • Keeping Their Promise: JHA Launches Huge Capital Campaign

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Citing the growing elderly population in Los Angeles, representatives of the Jewish Home for the Aging announced plans this week for a new capital campaign, titled "Keeping the Promise," to raise $72 million to expand and renovate the Home's facilities.

    Much of the fundraising effort...