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  • Giving Tuesday: Will it be the latest craze?

    By Ryan Torok

    December 2, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    First came Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday, then Cyber Monday and now – Giving Tuesday. In its second year, Giving Tuesday takes place online on Tuesday, Dec. 3, with Jewish nonprofits, among others, hoping to raise money for their various causes.

    From helping...

  • Faith and Uncertainty

    April 4, 2013 | 5:17 am

    A very senior professor from a very distinguished university sought me out last week, ostensibly to talk about international human rights. His specific interest, he said, was in the relative absence of Jews from the ongoing struggle to advance humanitarian concerns. But the issue...

  • Jews fight for food stamps

    By Ryan Torok

    January 30, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    As many Americans worried about the wide implications of the fiscal cliff debate at the end of last year, Jewish groups concerned about domestic hunger issues fought to protect one issue in particular: food stamp funding. 

    In a way, they won. The New Year’s Eve fiscal cliff deal...

  • Mazon doling out $3 million in grants to fight hunger

    June 28, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Mazon said it has awarded more than $3 million in grants for 2011 to agencies dedicated to fighting hunger.

    The grant recipients announced Tuesday by the Jewish nonprofit organization included about two dozen organizations from around the world, including Israel, South Africa,...

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  • Abby Leibman to lead MAZON

    March 1, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Abby Leibman, who has served in a leadership capacity at several nonprofit organizations, has been named president and CEO of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.

    Leibman, the co-founder and executive director for the past 12 years of the California Women’s Law Center, has an...

  • Briefs: Rabbi Woody Allen; Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem case nears decision

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi's Billboard Run Cut Short

    The Holy Rabbi is gone. For a week, his face graced a billboard above Alvarado Street and Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. The black hat, long beard and sidelocks belonged to Woody Allen, poached from a scene in "Annie Hall." Beside his face, the...
  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sober and Proud

    A cache of L.A. A-Listers joined attorney Robert Shapiro and his wife Linell to kick-off the first ever observance of Sober Day USA: A Day of Awareness poolside at the Standard Hotel.

    "We want to show America that everyone can have fun without artificial enhancements...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Hier, Pope Talk at Vatican

    During a private audience at the Vatican, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Pope Benedict XVI last week to lead a "coalition of the good" against international terrorism and threats from Iran.

    The pope did not respond directly to the plea by...

  • Jewish Giving is Still Looking Good

    By Melissa Minkin

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When the stock market entered bear territory last month, individual investors weren't the only ones taking note. The continued softening of the market can also have a major effect on nonprofit organizations, many of which have benefited greatly from an exceptional run during the past...

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