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  • Obama meets with Jewish leaders to prepare for Israel trip

    By Rob Eshman

    March 7, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    In a private White House meeting, President Barack Obama told a diverse group of Jewish leaders  that he “was not going to deliver a grand peace plan” during his upcoming two-day trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

    In  what one participant called “an honest and...

  • Roman Jewry mourns Italian Muslim leader

    June 26, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    The Rome Jewish community mourned the death of an Italian Muslim leader who was a key figure in promoting interfaith Jewish-Muslim relations.

    Mario Scialoja, a retired Italian diplomat and the first president of the Italian office of the World Muslim League, died Monday in Rome. His...

  • Mubarak’s PM says can lead Egypt, draws protests

    April 26, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Ahmed Shafiq says he has the military and political experience needed to lead Egypt into a new democratic era, yet Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister has divided voters and drawn angry protests with his bid to become president.

    Shafiq’s supporters see his military background as...

  • Labor elects Yachimovich as its new leader

    September 21, 2011 | 6:48 pm

    Israel’s Labor Party elected former journalist Shelly Yachimovich as its new leader.

    The 41-year-old Yachimovich, a Knesset member known for her advocacy on socioeconomic issues, won Wednesday’s runoff election against Amir Peretz, a fellow Knesset member who served a stint as...

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  • Five ways to make <I>your</I> federation better

    By Gary Tobin

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Federations are one of the great success stories in American philanthropy. They attract thousands of volunteers and contributors, raise hundreds of millions of dollars, manage billions of dollars in a wide array of endowments and philanthropic funds, and mount special campaigns and...
  • Students remind General Assembly they’ve got a lot to give, too

    By Julie G Fax

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 1969, a group of college students staged a protest at the premiere gathering of the organized Jewish community, demanding more say and more attention to issues that mattered to them -- such as Soviet Jewry, Jewish identity and culture. They also wanted a younger voice to be...

  • L.A. gets ready to be the center of Jewish universe

    By Julie G Fax

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In just three weeks, more than 3,000 leaders of the international Jewish community, including the prime minister of Israel, are coming to Los Angeles.

    What, you hadn't heard?

    This season's best-kept secret among L.A. Jews seems to be that the 75th annual General Assembly (GA) of...

  • Holy Moses—The Getty’s latest collection puts a Christian perspective on the leader, lawgiver and

    By Tom L. Freudenheim

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A few years ago I was leading a group of American Jews on a tour of sites in Eastern Europe. Convinced that the narrative and psychological history of Poland cannot be understood without a visit to Jasna Gora, the great pilgrimage church in Czestochowa, and a view of its devotional...
  • Names to Watch on Way Up, Down in ‘06

    By James D. Besser

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Here are a handful of people to watch in the coming 12 months -- some on the way up; some on the way down.

    Jack Abramoff: The once-high-flying Republican lobbyist, Jewish benefactor and GOP best buddy has become the most radioactive man in Washington, thanks to controversial deals...

  • Mourning Abed

    By Glenn Yago

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Earlier this month, three California Jews -- all of us strong supporters of Israel -- established a scholarship fund to honor a Palestinian patriot. He was murdered in the terrorist attack in Amman, Jordan, in November, since which time we've been joined by many other prominent...

  • Zionist Group Seeks to Assert Relevance

    By Chanan Tigay

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Earlier this year, Yossi Beilin, leader of Israel's Meretz-Yahad Party, called for the establishment of an assembly of Jewish lawmakers from around the world to address issues of consequence to global Jewry.

    Beilin's call echoed an idea two years earlier from Israeli President...

  • Peretz Win Portends Political Shakeup

    By Leslie Susser

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The election of Amir Peretz, a 53-year-old underdog, as leader of the Labor Party is almost certain to change the face of Israeli politics.

    The result of the Nov. 9 Labor primary vote makes more likely the formation of a new centrist party led by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, backed...

  • Obituaries

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    George Allen Smith,
    Philanthropist and Founder of George Smith Partners, Inc.,
    Dies at 70

    George Allen Smith, a leader in Southern California's real estate finance industry, died Nov. 3 at 70. A graduate of the Harvard Business School, Smith, whose career in the industry spanned...

  • The Circuit

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Hope and Faith

    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) honored L.A. resident Doron Kochavi, for his participation in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope across America, headed by Lance Armstrong.

    Patients in the Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at CHLA sent off Kochavi...

  • Arafat’s Ghost

    By Rob Eshman

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Your first bit of post-Gaza required reading should be "How Arafat Destroyed Palestine," by David Samuels, the cover story in the September issue of The Atlantic.

    Heartening and optimistic it is not.

    Samuels followed Yasser Arafat for years before the Palestinan Authority leader's...

  • Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Fine Thing for Feinstein

    Rabbi Morley Feinstein, senior rabbi of University Synagogue in Brentwood, and Rabbi Mark S. Diamond, executive vice president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, at the General Assembly (GA) of the United Jewish Communities. Feinstein, executive...

  • Dancing Queen

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Amid myriad reasons for moving to and living in Los Angeles, let me add one: this is a city where one dedicated individual can still have a major cultural impact.

    This came to mind recently when I made the acquaintance of Liane Weintraub, a new mother in her mid-30s. Weintraub...

  • Barghouti Release Would Reward Terror

    By Amira Schiff

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    In May 2004, Marwan Barghouti, one of the leaders of Fatah in the West Bank and head of the Tanzim organization, was sentenced to five consecutive life terms, plus another 40 years, by an Israeli civil court that found him guilty of five cases of murder of innocent citizens,...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Gift of Life

    When the spring mission of the Men's Division for Israel Bonds went to Israel in June they made a pit stop at Magen David Adom (MDA)'s Blood Center in Ramat Gan so that all the mission participants could donate blood. That stop is now going to become a permanent part...

  • How to Win Leaders and Influence People

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Melina Gimal has been a Jewish community professional for most of her life. As a young girl she worked at Jewish Community Centers in Argentina, and later at Hillels in Washington and Miami. But most of her peers aren't doing the same.

    "They just have it in their minds that they are...

  • Sol Bojarsky

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sol Bojarsky passed away peacefully at home on June 27. A native of Los Angeles, born in Boyle Heights, Oct. 1, 1919, bar mitzvah at the Breed Street Shul, Bojarsky was a graduate of Hollywood High School and UCLA. From a pioneer L.A. Zionist family, Sol was a prominent insurance...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Aaron and the Almond

    Moses' brother Aaron, our first high priest, had a staff. One day, it grew almond flowers and fruit. It was God's way of showing the Israelites that Aaron was personally chosen by God to be their spiritual leader. He became like a father to the Israelites....

  • Court Case Could Be Key to Trying Arafat

    By Gil Sedan

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Israeli authorities chose to put Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti on trial in a criminal court, rather than a military court, prosecutors may have set the stage for an even bigger prize: Yasser Arafat.

    That possibility was given a boost last week with Barghouti's conviction on...

  • Failure to Elect Kerry Will Hurt Israel

    By Daphna E. Ziman

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I am a sabra, a native Israeli. I am also an American. I grew up with the Israeli and American flags crisscrossing my wall. They symbolized freedom to me.

    Throughout my life I've loved Israel, always appreciating the American Jewish community's commitment to my homeland. My husband...

  • The Silent Minority

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    If there had been any doubts that I was in another country, they were erased when the first reviews of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" began to appear in the London press.

    While there was a mixture of praise and repugnance (just like the United States), with negative voices...

  • Quebec Leader Tours Firebombed School

    By Bram Eisenthal

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Entering the room that once housed a children's library, the premier of Quebec couldn't help but scrunch up his nose against the burnt, toxic smell.

    "It will actually leave a very strong impression," Jean Charest told reporters, following his April 8 visit to Montreal's United...

  • Evangelicals Are Not Our ‘Natural Allies’

    By Arlene Stein

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A few years ago, a few moderate American Jewish leaders tried to allay Jewish fears that the Christian right was a threat.

    American Jews had it wrong, they said -- former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, the Rev. Pat Robertson and their ilk really were quite nice, even...

  • Study of Federations Finds Job Sexism

    By Rachel Pomerance

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    While a new report says that sexism pervades the North American Jewish federation system, in Los Angeles, the facts paint a much more positive picture of gender equality.

    An old-boys' network and an attitude that rejects women's leadership skills have kept women from reaching the...

  • Right Wing Girds to Block Gaza Plan

    By Leslie Susser

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The earthquake in Israel that measured 5 on the Richter Scale last week is not the only ground shifting these days in the Jewish state.

    In the wake of the recent announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Israel soon could withdraw unilaterally from Jewish settlements...

  • Sharon Loses Some Influence With Bush

    By Leslie Susser

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After President Bush's late July meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers, one thing is clear: Ariel Sharon no longer will have things all his own way in Washington.

    Bush pointedly expressed admiration and respect for Mahmoud Abbas, the new Palestinian Authority...

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