Whenever a group of staffers, volunteers and funders get together in the nonprofit or governmental sectors to create a new social services program, such as anti-poverty, mental health or aging/disability, the conversation will invariably turn to the need to go after the...
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When David Portowicz was a new immigrant to Israel from Brooklyn in the 1970s, he began research on poverty in Jaffa that would lead to his life’s work: the creation of a nonprofit organization that now serves thousands of disadvantaged children and their families.
March 1, 2011 | 10:16 am
Hundreds of representatives of Israeli nonprofits met to discuss how to improve their own organizations and the entire sector.
The first Future of Nonprofit Summit Israel met Monday in Jaffa, a follow-up to the Future of Jewish Nonprofit Summit in New York last July. The summits are...
February 19, 2009 | 4:09 am
On Thursday morning, Feb. 19, JewishJournal.com will broadcast LIVE from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Tune in at 8:30 a.m. to watch “The Lean Years: Strategies for Survival,” a conference dedicated to creating a greater conversation about surviving the economic...
December 24, 2008 | 1:56 amBased on all reports, the evil criminality of Bernard Madoff has decimated the portfolios of hundreds of individuals and charitable organizations. The consequences for ongoing charitable programs and future gifts will be felt for many years to come.
While there should be no limit to...
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When Chasidic reggae-rapper Matisyahu sold 350,000 units of his new album, "Youth," in the first weeks after its release, he redrew the rule book for marketing Jewish music.
Or, more accurately, Aaron Bisman and Jacob Harris, his now former managers and heads of JDub Records, the...
March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
The funniest part of your recent Purim issue was the article on Rabbi Aron Tendler's departure from Shaarey Zedek Congregation ("Tendler Resigns Under Cloud," March 10). In lieu of any substance, it was filled with rumors and speculation -- a hilarious send-up of real...
February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
'Munich' Still Topic of Debate
Even with Republican sponsors and a largely Republican audience, the panelists at a recent discussion on Steven Spielberg's "Munich" covered most of the spectrum from left to right.
At the event, held at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy...
February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
A new law that bans that use of experimental pesticides in schools is the latest achievement of Robina Suwol, a Jewish anti-pesticide activist.
The law, which took effect last month, grew out of a presentation two years ago before an L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) advisory...
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Some 50 South Indian villagers are spread out along the sandy beach. Women clad in brightly colored saris converse in groups, while...
December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm
King Solomon was known to have coined the expression, "Educate the child accordingly so that when he grows old, he will not leave." In other words, take advantage of the child's education as soon as possible.
In modern times, this admonition certainly applies to preschool, and it's...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
This past September, the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles, the Zimmer Children's Museum and representatives of more than 70 other organizations attended a seminar for nonprofits that I conducted at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
Like many taxpayers,...
August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm
I felt like a third wheel," Shirley said.
"I never felt more alone," Diane said.
"I felt my oneness," Helene added.
These women, along with 12 other females and two men, all in their 50s to their 80s, sat in a circle in Valley Beth Shalom's Lopaty Chapel in Encino. They were...
April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm
April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Now that it has been "formally put to death and buried," as one of its grantees told me, I feel free to speak out about the Joshua Venture, a supposed breakthrough organization, subsidizing the ideas of nonprofit professionals who will be leading the next generation of Jewish life....
February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
When Sarah Sommer started the Chai Folk Ensemble with eight other young girls in 1964, she had modest expectations. The young women practiced Israeli folk dancing in Sommer's basement in Winnipeg, Canada, stepping in time to recorded music. When they started performing for live...
December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Bemoaning the way Israel is portrayed in the news is something of a favorite pastime for many American Jews. But rather than complain that Israel is depicted unfairly in its conflict with the Palestinians, two Silicon Valley executives are taking a different approach.
November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Jews have long had a reputation as being among the most successful minority groups in the country. For the most part, they are. But as a new report from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles makes clear, not all Southland Jews live large. While some big machers tool around in...
June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm
These days, U.S. airports, federal buildings and transportation hubs are protected by surveillance and armed guards. But what about everything else? What about the cash-strapped nonprofits like temples, schools and community centers whose ethnicity or religious affiliation might make...
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Hippies, bellbottoms and Volkswagen Beetles aren't the only '60s icons to resurface. The Vietnam-era image of a sunflower accompanied by the words, "War is not healthy for children and other living things," is also experiencing a revival. The graphic was created in 1965 by Los...
September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Part of the team readying O.C.'s Jewish Community Center for its planned relocation and expansion next year in Irvine is not staying to see the result.
Gerry Buncher, 53, the JCC's executive director since 1999, is resigning at the end of his current contract, effective Dec. 31.
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