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  • JFS donating school supplies to families in need

    By Ryan Torok

    August 9, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) is holding an inaugural Back to School Community Day, a supply drive for 3,000 children living below the poverty line, at Westfield Century City on Aug. 14.

    JFS plans to give away backpacks filled with pens, paper, binders and other school...

  • Good Blog, Bad Analysis—Misrepresenting Reality

    February 23, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    This is a response to a blog post “Good Radio, Bad Facts - Misrepresenting Reality” by David Lehrer on The Wide Angle.

    As Jewish leaders who have worked alongside residents in East and South LA while they work to increase their access to regular food and groceries, we are compelled...

  • Falling dollar hurts seniors in former Soviet Union

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    MOSCOW (JTA) -- From its perch above a shelf packed with crystal dishes, a photograph of Alexey Zheleznyak's late wife keeps watch over a spotless apartment.

    The ripple effect of a sluggish American economy has forced Zheleznyak, 81, into what he calls the "woman's business" of...

  • Wrap Party in Redondo Beach

    By Ruth Stroud

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Debbie Simmons earns her living as a CPA in Brentwood. But evenings, weekends and every other spare minute during the holidays and many other free moments during the year find Simmons shopping for bargain toys and wrapping paper, scanning the shelves or standing in checkout lines at...

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