John Fishel says one of his favorite parts of his 17-year tenure as president and CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles was visiting communities around the world, where he could tap into his background as an anthropologist and social worker to determine how Jews in...
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November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pmSUNDAY, NOV. 12
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tour of the Skirball Cultural Center
Note: Tour leaves from Westin Bonaventure and returns to the L.A. Convention Center.
Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...
June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Quite frankly, in my opinion, John Fishel is responsible for the "JCC crisis" ("Views Differ on Role in Centers Crisis," May 26). But he is not alone in this case. All those who were then involved in establishing policy and direction for The Jewish Federation should be...
February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Two months ago, I had dinner with a friend who lived in New Orleans. We chatted about our communities, and I reminisced about the two years I spent in her city almost 40 years ago.
Last week, I received an e-mail from the same woman, who emotionally recounted fleeing New Orleans with...
October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm
This week's Israel Christian Nexus gathering at Stephen S. Wise Temple was intended to rally support for Israel. Its advertised list of speakers included John Fishel, president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and a fair number of prominent local rabbis.
February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
With Super Sunday approaching March 3, The Journal spoke with John Fishel, president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, to get his impressions on this year's daylong phone-a-thon.
Fishel, who hopes to raise another $3 million to $5 million in the coming year in response...
November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pmThere are more than 30,000 Jewish teen-agers in Los Angeles -- how do we engage them?
I was thinking about this a few weeks ago while visiting the Bern-ard Milken Jewish Community Campus in West Hills. The occasion was a happy one, the ground-breaking for a new youth and sports...
October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pmAs we approach the new millennium, we often discuss the unity of the Jewish people, seeking those aspects of Jewish life that will hold our diverse communal elements together after the year 2000. Rabbi Joseph Soleveitchek has referred to our Jewish covenant as including our shared...
September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pmIn a Jewish community the size and scope of ours, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the small acts of kindness that define our concern for justice and quality of life.
The Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California provides such acts. There's...
February 5, 1998 | 7:00 pmIn 1948, the world agreed to the creation of the State of Israel in a moment of stricken conscience over its outrageous failure to stop or even attempt to mitigate the effects of the Holocaust.
Their motives were mostly cynical. The immorality of their failure was so gross as to...