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  • Y Troubles

    By Tom Tugend

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    YMCA leaders in Los Angeles strongly denounced a report by an international YMCA affiliate in Geneva, which accuses Israel of using "massive force against unarmed protesters and completely innocent people" and urges that "the YMCA take the side of the oppressed Palestinian people."

    ...

  • “Unholy Order: Mystery Stories with a Religious Twist”

    By Dennis Gura

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In 1995, nurse, mystery writer and prospective single mom Serita Stevens traveled to Romania to adopt an abandoned 9-month-old baby girl. So appalled was she at the conditions in the orphanage at which she finally met her future daughter, she started Hugs and Hopes--Romania to help...

  • Fundraising Fluctuations

    By Julie Wiener

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The umbrella organization for North American Jewish federations is now the seventh largest charitable organization in the United States, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

    This marks the first time in recent years that a Jewish organization has ranked in the top 20 of the...

  • The Jewish Experience in the UCLA Plato Society

    By Hal Denner

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "World of the Sephardim," "The Other Side of the Holocaust - The Righteous Gentiles," "Wanderings - Jews in the Diaspora." Courses offered by the University of Judaism or Skirball Cultural Center? Not at all. These and other Jewish-oriented topics are part of the study-discussion...

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  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    If the multitude of Jewish events are any indication, the holidays hit hard this season. To paraphrase Adam Sandler's "Chanukah Song," here's a list of organizations that are Jewish, just like you and me...

    Various divisions of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles celebrated...

  • Turning a Blind Eye

    By James D

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The congressional spat over the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group described as a slicked-up white supremacist organization with links to extremist groups around the world, is in danger of devolving into political farce.

    In part, that's because of the stubborn refusal of...

  • AJ Congress’  Surgery

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Everyone knows that California is earthquake country, but somehow you're never fully prepared. Take the Los Angeles chapter of the American Jewish Congress. It has been dislocated by two separate quakes recently. It survived the first one. The second was devastating.

    The first was the...

  • Modern, Orthodox and Scared

    February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The placard near the escalator of New York's Grand Hyatt Hotel directed seekers up to the ballroom level for the founding convention of Edah, the fledgling voice of Orthodox liberalism. Stenciled below the arrow in bold blue letters, as if to fortify the fainthearted, was the slogan:...

  • Cover Story

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 9, 1998 | 7:59 pm

    The expulsion of Jews from the IberianPeninsula 500 years ago brought a tragic end to a Jewish presencethat had thrived for centuries in Sepharad, the Hebrew word forSpain. It also set in motion the dispersion of Sephardicculture.

    Strictly speaking, Sephardic Jewry includes...

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