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  • Federation pension fund struggles

    November 6, 2013 | 3:17 pm

    A retirement plan run by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is more than $25 million underfunded, according to financial statements filed in October. The statements say the pension fund, which holds savings for more than 2,000 employees working for eight different...

  • BDS call pushes California pension funds

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 20, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    Responding to petitions signed by hundreds of their members, the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) — the state’s two largest pension plans — have become enmeshed in the battle to persuade American...

  • Chicago urges city workers’ pension fund to divest from Iran

    April 19, 2012 | 10:13 am

    The Chicago City Council urged the city’s largest employee pension fund to divest from Iran.

    The council unanimously approved a non-binding resolution this week that encouraged the Municipal Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago to divest from companies doing business with...

  • International court: Germany need not grant pension to slave laborer

    February 7, 2012 | 11:43 am

    The International Court of Justice in The Hague has overturned an Italian ruling that would have forced Germany to pay a pension to an Italian former slave laborer for the Nazis.

    The court affirmed international law, which allows citizens to sue their own governments but prevents...

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  • Divest Now

    By Rob Eshman

    July 21, 2009 | 6:17 pm

    I’ve been incredibly frustrated reading about the turmoil in Iran and feeling that all I can really do about it is watch more Anderson Cooper.

    President Barack Obama himself had a hard time calibrating his response to the uprising following June’s rigged election returns, which...

  • Over 65 group could decide who wins this year’s presidential election

    October 15, 2008 | 7:23 pm

    Many millions of dollars are being spent in both current presidential campaigns emphasizing personal qualities over clarifying the candidates’ stands on the issues. Now seniors take their politics seriously: While the 65-and-older demographic comprises only 12 percent of the nation’s...

  • New Shoah pension deal gives survivors ‘recognition of suffering’

    By Toby Axelrod

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    For Aviva G., the significance of last week's announcement that more Holocaust survivors like her will be eligible for pension payments from the German government was not about the money. It was about principle and the notion that a certain degree of justice may now be done.

    Aviva,...

  • Briefs: Delshad to Beverly Hills: Just say 'no' to investment in Iran; Survivors still fighting Germany for reparations

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Delshad Plans Iran Divestment for Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad announced plans last Friday to introduce a city measure later this month that will require city employee pension funds to divest several million dollars in investments with companies doing business with...

  • A ‘Promise’ to Help Jews Overseas

    By Rachel Pomerance

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A 100-year-old Jewish woman, whose closest relatives are dead, lives in a one-room walk-up apartment in the former Soviet republic of Moldova that she hasn't walked out of in four years.

    The thought of Klara Kogan, who exists on a paltry government pension, haunts Steven Schwager,...

  • Briefs

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Hate Crimes Down; Jews Still Target

    The number of reported hate crimes in Los Angeles County was lower in 2003 than 2002, and while that decrease is part of a 12-year decline, Jews remain a highly visible, often-targeted religious group.

    The Los Angeles County Commission on Human...

  • Federation Faces Underfunded Pension

    By Marc Ballon

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Faced with a pension shortfall of $20 million, the organized Jewish community's largest philanthropy finds itself forced to divert millions of donor dollars to employee retirement benefits, rather than to needed social services.

    To cover the underfunded pension, The Jewish...

  • What a $230 Million Deal Means to You

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    After last-minute negotiating, Austria, the United States and Jewish groups signed an agreement two weeks ago under which Austria agreed to pay $210 million, plus about $20 million in interest, to cover victims' property claims and unpaid insurance polices. The government also will...

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