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  • JVS scholarships encourage college students to give back

    July 23, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    Max Goldstein was 15 years old when he hopped on a plane to Caracas, Venezuela, to spend his sophomore year of high school as an exchange student. He had never left the country before, nor had he been away from home for an extended period of time. 

    While he was growing up,...

  • Consultant in courage

    May 15, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    Larry Dubey had every right to give up.

    The active and outdoorsy Mar Vista resident suffered a catastrophic snowboarding accident at Mammoth Mountain four years ago. In an instant, he broke his neck and crushed his spinal cord, becoming paralyzed from the shoulders down. 

    Since...

  • Jewish Vocational Service objects to employee union vote

    By Ryan Torok

    October 24, 2012 | 3:36 pm

    Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), a nonprofit that provides career counseling, workshops and job-related resources, is disputing the results of an Oct. 10 election that would unionize 91 of its employees who work with GAIN (Greater Avenues for Independence), a Los Angeles...

  • Retraining programs get unemployment bump

    January 4, 2012 | 11:56 am

    Courtney Myrick, 27, trained to be a massage therapist several years ago but found that customer service jobs paid the bills. After 10 years in the industry, however, jobs became scarce and less stable. 

    After a layoff in June, Myrick enrolled in BankWorks, a free program...

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  • Grads of JVS program banking on a brighter future

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 16, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Sandra Vasquez has a longer job history than many 28-year-olds. When she was 10, she began working with her father, a contractor who didn’t speak much English. She served as his translator and all-around assistant. Vasquez is the first member of her family to graduate from high...

  • Scene & Heard: Global Festival Honors Schulweis, JVS Recognizes Four

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 11, 2009 | 9:02 pm

    Mad About Miley

    Dr. Michael Kamiel, a Culver City endocrinologist, is making every pre-teen girl in town jealous: the good doctor ran into Miley Cyrus during her “Miles to Go” book signing on Mar. 7 at the Grove and snagged this lucky snapshot with the tween superstar.


    Sabans...

  • Super Sunday Aims at Aiding Programs

    By Marc Ballon

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In 1999, Alexander Khananashvili left behind his prosperous life as a Moscow doctor to immigrate to the United States with his wife and two daughters, hoping for a better future. He came with little money, no job prospects and no knowledge of English.

    With the help of The Jewish...

  • Vocational Service Gains Career Center

    By Marc Ballon

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    To Vivian Seigel, Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) is a living, breathing entity that must grow with the times or risk irrelevance. That's why the organization she heads announced in April that it had acquired a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that, like JVS, provides an array of...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Road to Wellness

    The nexus of cancer and the entertainment industry couldn't have been more resonant than on April 16. It was the day that Hollywood was saddened by the death of "Spenser for Hire" star Robert Urich, who succumbed to a rare sarcoma at age 55. It was also the...

  • Teaching Skills

    By Ruth Stroud

    October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Fifteen years ago, when he was 16, Sandra Lanza's son Mark, received his first job through Jewish Vocational Service. It was a summer position he landed with the help of a program then called "Project Gelt." Now his mother is following Mark's example and seeking help at JVS as well....
  • Jewish Vocational Service

    By Joel Kotkin

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Fifteen years ago, when he was 16, Sandra Lanza's son Mark, received his first job through Jewish Vocational Service. It was a summer position he landed with the help of a program then called "Project Gelt." Now his mother is following Mark's example and seeking help at JVS as well....
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