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  • Critical California health insurance coverage

    October 4, 2013 | 10:29 am

    As states across the country prepare for the rollout of health insurance coverage the state of California has become a leader. While some states have chosen not to provide a system for their residents to access affordable health care, California has set up Covered California, a...

  • Abbas to U.S. Jews: Culture for peace better now than in 2000s

    September 24, 2013 | 9:41 am

    In a meeting with U.S. Jewish leaders, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he was more hopeful now for peace than he was in the mid-2000s.

    “If you ask me this question during the intifada, I didn’t have an answer,” Abbas said Monday, referring to the 2000-2005...

  • Heeding religious groups, Obama administration tweaks contraception mandate

    February 1, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    The Obama administration simplified its definition of religious groups that would be exempt from allowing staffers contraceptive coverage.

    The proposed rule change, posted for comment Friday through April 8, also proposed a mechanism to provide contraceptive coverage for...

  • Jewish groups praise fiscal cliff deal, remain concerned about future cuts

    January 3, 2013 | 9:24 am

    While not totally satisfied with the results, many Jewish groups have come out in support of Congress’ last minute efforts to reach a fiscal cliff deal.

    Linda Slucker, president of the National Council of Jewish Women, said her organization welcomed the part of the deal that...

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  • After Newtown, some gun owners ready to consider control measures

    December 31, 2012 | 10:01 am

    The day Eric Schaefer learned that a .233 caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle -- a type of weapon he owned -- was used to kill 26 people in Newtown, Conn., he sold his rifle to local law enforcement near his home in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Schaefer, a 40-year-old commercial real...

  • Jewish groups push for action on gun control

    December 18, 2012 | 9:16 am

    In the wake of the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., Jewish groups are looking to build alliances and back legislation to strengthen gun control laws.

    Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), said his group is assembling a...

  • Jewish groups ready to weigh in as Supreme Court considers same-sex marriage

    December 11, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    With public acceptance of same-sex marriage growing, liberal Jewish groups are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage Act that they have long opposed.

    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases related to same-sex marriage: an appeal of a...

  • Jewish Women’s Conference: Putting women first

    By Susan Freudenheim

    November 14, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    The talk at the second annual Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California focused not so much on the Jewish part, as on the women’s part. Some 300 women (and one man — a devoted husband, perhaps?) filled the ballroom of UCLA’s Covel Commons on Nov. 11 for a series of sessions...

  • The appraisal

    By Rob Eshman

    September 27, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Last April, just inside the entrance to the “Salute to Israel” Festival at Rancho Park, the National Council of Jewish Women set up a large tented area where it sold all sorts of secondhand items from its thrift stores: clothes, Judaica, kitchenware, art.

    I was rushing by when a...

  • HEALTH CARE DECISION—Jews Respond: Nancy K. Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women

    June 29, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    “The US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a huge victory for women and families across the country. This ruling means that women, seniors, children, young adults, the poor – in fact, the vast majority of the population—will reap the benefits...

  • Interfaith program an intersection of religious leaders

    By Ryan Torok

    August 2, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    Jewish, Christian and Buddhist religious leaders discussed their respective faiths’ support for reproductive choice during a recent program at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles’ (NCJW/LA) Fairfax headquarters on July 28.

    “Choice: An Interfaith Perspective”...

  • Bullying of LGBTQ teens discussed at NCJW event

    By Ryan Torok

    May 31, 2011 | 6:59 pm

    During a panel discussion at the National Council of Jewish Women’s (NCJW) Los Angeles office in April, education experts highlighted the pervasiveness of bullying in schools, saying a disproportionate number of gay and lesbian students are victims.

    As a result, gay and lesbian...

  • She’s 88 and Going Like 60 Volunteering

    By Ellie Kahn

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Imagine this situation: You've arrived at LAX after hours of sitting in an airplane from Italy. You've waited in line to get through customs, lugged your suitcases from the baggage claim and you finally emerge to locate your relatives. But they're nowhere to be found, and you don't...

  • Jewish Women Fight for Choice

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Fran Teller of the National Council of Jewish Women known as "Madame NCJW," is one of the many Jewish women who keep a vigilant watch over reproductive freedoms in the United States. She has been active on the issue even before the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that...

  • The Gift of Thrift

    By Song Oh

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    T-shirts $2. Jeans $7. Handwritten signs point to bargains galore at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) Council Thrift Shop.

    More than simply the promise of finding the great find, thrift stores offer their patrons the opportunity to connect with history and...

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