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  • Heads of young innovative Jewish organizations debrief L.A. Jews on their work

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 15, 2012 | 8:28 pm

    As part of their visit to Los Angeles last week, the outgoing class of Joshua Venture Fellows, all leaders of innovative Jewish organizations that are less than five years old, spent a few hours one evening talking to a group of L.A. Jews.

    At an event co-presented by Jumpstart and...

  • This year, more Angelenos than ever get Passover aid from local agencies

    By Ryan Torok

    April 11, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    This year, more than 1,000 Los Angeles families in need received food from organizations that provide assistance specifically for Passover.

    During the weeks leading up to the first seder, on April 6, visitors to distribution sites set up by agencies, synagogues and organizations...

  • Too Many Jewish Organizations?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 6, 2010 | 7:16 pm

    A common Jewish communal gripe is that there are too many organizations out raising money to do the same things.  There’s no quicker way to get a rise out of donors or activists than to ask why we need to fund and run an alphabet soup of Jewish defense organizations: the ADL, AJC,...

  • State Budget Crisis Threatens Jewish Social Service Programs

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 2, 2009 | 3:25 pm

    Four Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles programs that serve the elderly, disabled and frail may end up casualties of the state budget crisis, which leapt to a new level of urgency Tuesday as California lawmakers failed to pass budget revisions before a July 1 deadline.

    More than...

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  • Left-Leaning Jewish Groups Out-of-Touch Now

    By Gary Wexler

    August 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It is time that we American Jewish liberals who have been left leaning about our politics regarding Israel begin to review the support we give to the organizations that have been leading us.

    They are proving themselves obsolete, outdated and out-of-touch. Since the beginning of...

  • Letters to the Editor

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Mideast Situation

    I write to you out of deep concern regarding the Bush administration's failure to meet the challenge of dealing with the violence in the Middle East (Cover Story, July 21).

    Secretary of State [Condoleeza] Rice went to Rome with violence raging in southern Lebanon...

  • Don’t Discard Liberal Jewish Groups

    By David Pine

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Gary Wexler levels the charges that Americans for Peace Now (APN), along with other organizations associated with American Jewish liberals, are obsolete. He writes that we are ignoring the "real" threats facing Israel such as those emanating from Syria and Iran, that we are out of...

  • Fight the Minotaur in the Tax Labyrinth

    By John Chiang

    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,...

  • Face It:  Judaism Is Not Hip

    By Gary Wexler

    September 29, 2005 | 8:01 pm

    This Rosh Hashanah I am praying to escape the tyranny of hip. Hip is infiltrating Jewish life like a migrating plume of acrid smoke meandering its way through our collective body and soul.

    I know hip well. I know its insidious nature. I have seen its effect and its damage. I was...

  • 50 Nifty Jewish Groups

    By Rachel Pomerance

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Do the words "innovative" and "Jewish groups" seem like oxymorons? Not to the publishers of "Slingshot," a new guidebook to the "50 most innovative Jewish groups in North America," published by a division of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies.

    "Slingshot," which is...

  • Disaster Exposes Government Failures

    By James D. Besser

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    President Bush and Congress talk a good game when it comes to homeland security, but the tragic truth is that the country is less able to cope with disasters than before Sept. 11, 2001. The proof is on the flood-ravaged streets of New Orleans, where an unprecedented natural disaster...

  • List, Muslim Gangs Prompt Terror Probe

    By Tom Tugend

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    An investigation into alleged home-grown Muslim extremists has yielded another arrest and prompted law-enforcement agencies and Jewish institutions to tighten security as the Jewish High Holidays approach.

    The probe by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has apparently broadened...

  • Terror Victims Help Other Survivors

    By Tom Tugend

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Yaffa Elharar, from Afula in northern Israel, has spent days outside a courtroom in the summer heat of Tampa, Fla., holding a photo of an attractive teenage girl and a sign proclaiming "The Blood of Our Children Calls for Justice."

    Elharar is in the United States as a possible...

  • A Bigger Sunday

    By Rob Eshman

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    At the risk of sounding like a cranky old-timer, the Jewish festivals of yore -- the '70s and '80s -- had a distinctive communitywide feel to them. The festival that was once held in Rancho Park drew thousands of people from across the communal spectrum -- young, old, Orthodox,...

  • Letters

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Not Funny

    While I appreciate The Journal's attempt at Purim humor, as a long time and very proud shtreimel wearer, I was saddened by your cover of Michael Jackson, currently under indictment and on trial for [alleged] child molestation (Purim Cover, March 25). As a senior...

  • Efforts Under Way to Raise Aid Funds

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Local and national Jewish organizations have mobilized to help tsunami victims and invite the community to participate, as well.

    DONATE DIRECTLY:

    American Jewish World Service partners with 22 non-government and community-based organizations in the regions affected by the...

  • The Graves Of Sudan

    By Ruth W. Messinger

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    With Thanksgiving here and Chanukah just around the corner, most of us are reflecting on all there is to be thankful for, embracing our freedom as Jews and Americans. As we share our thanks this year and celebrate the holidays, it is my hope that more American Jews will think of...

  • Federation Vows to Help Jewish Poor

    By Marc Ballon

    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...

  • Wal-Mart Stops Selling Hate

    By Marc Ballon

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Bowing to mounting pressure from Jewish groups, Wal-Mart has decided to stop selling "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" at its Web site. The Sept. 21 announcement by the world's largest retailers came just days after the Simon Wiesenthal Center began publicizing that...

  • Is FBI Watching Other Groups?

    By Matthew E. Berger

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    New twists and turns in the case of alleged wrongdoing by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) have left many in the Jewish community baffled.

    A week after allegations first broke suggesting that AIPAC was involved in the exchange of classified information from the...

  • Ethnic Cleansing in Sudan Is Still Genocide

    By Ruth W. Messinger

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As early as March of this year, humanitarian organizations were issuing warnings of ethnic cleansing in Darfur, Sudan. For a long time these warnings continued to be ignored by most of the mainstream and Jewish media, and Americans remain virtually unaware of the atrocities occurring...

  • Congress Weighs Nonprofit Security

    By Idan Ivri

    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...

  • Sorority Hopes to Join AEPhi Family

    By Lauren Korduner

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I'm sitting in Gina's Pizza, the local hotspot for members of UC Irvine's Greeks. The chatter gets progressively louder through the two hours I'm with Epsilon Phi's in-coming and out-going presidents, Becca Wolfson and Melissa Scholten. The smell of greasy pizza and sub sandwiches...

  • The Silent Minority

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    If there had been any doubts that I was in another country, they were erased when the first reviews of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" began to appear in the London press.

    While there was a mixture of praise and repugnance (just like the United States), with negative voices...

  • Shuls, Day Schools Push for Security Aid

    By James D. Besser

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Should synagogues and Jewish day schools get federal tax dollars to help them beef up security to meet the rising terror threat?

    That debate is playing out in congressional offices in Washington and communal boardrooms in New York as lawmakers begin work on a measure that would...

  • An Unkosher Affair

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Enjoy your dessert," Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra Maestro Zubin Mehta told benefactors at a dinner following a performance at Disney Concert Hall last month, "although I'm sure it will be pareve." Mehta assumed that after a meal serving meat, a non-dairy dessert would follow,...

  • Pressure on Aiding Ethiopians Grows

    By Uriel Heilman

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Increased pressure from officials of American Jewish organizations is driving preliminary talks on a new deal to bring thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel before famine takes a heavy toll on the community remaining in Ethiopia.

    Coming on the eve of a federation-sponsored trip to...

  • Prepping Campuses for Anti-Israel Surge

    By Rachel Brand

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Ross Neihaus exited his chemistry class three days after the start of UCLA's fall quarter, he saw the words "Anti-Zionist and Proud" scrawled in chalk on the wall of an adjacent building. Such a statement coming so early in the quarter was a surprise to the fourth-year biology...

  • Should We Shun 80 Million Friends of Israel?

    By Rabbi Steven Weil

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    One of the more unusual characters in Jewish literature appears in the Book of Esther. The palace guard Charbonah originally plays a part inHaman's conspiracy to slaughter the Jews and dispossess 0them of their property. But somewhere along the way, he experiences a change of heart,...

  • Revitalizing the Core

    By John Fishel

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We live in an extraordinarily diverse and pluralistic city. It is in our Jewish DNA to want to participate in making the world a better place. It is also in our self-interest to live in a place where the societal needs are being adequately addressed. That is why The Jewish Federation...

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