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  • Philanthropy project puts teens in charge

    June 6, 2012 | 1:22 pm

    Solly Hess, West Coast regional director of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY), was looking for ways to get Jewish teenagers motivated about charitable giving last summer. With the help of Brandon Lurie, a YULA Boys student and NCSY regional board member, he came up...

  • The giving network

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 21, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    Read this article in Hebrew here

    Later this month, the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk will become Caesarea, the Israeli amphitheater renowned for its magical atmosphere and unparalleled performances.

    On Nov. 20, approximately 6,000 concertgoers, most of them Israelis,...

  • Adelsons give $5 million matching grant to Birthright

    July 28, 2011 | 11:10 am

    Philanthropists Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are giving a $5 million matching grant to Taglit-Birthright Israel.

    The grant, which was announced Monday, aims to encourage new donors by doubling their gifts in an ongoing attempt to transition from large philanthropic to grass-roots...

  • Give until it hurts

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    April 26, 2011 | 4:46 pm

    Two Jewish philanthropists were overheard disagreeing about how to give charity.

    “I only support Jewish causes — the Jewish people need our help more than anyone else in the world,” Cohen said.

    “But what about the tsunami in Japan, the earthquake in Haiti? What about all...

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  • Briefs: Book offers guide for deaf B’nai Mitzvah; Janitor fired for causing ‘Bar Mitzvah from Hell’

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    'Signs' a Blessing for Hearing-Impaired Teens

    The Orthodox Union's Our Way/National Jewish Council for Disabilities (Our Way/NJCD) is now publishing "Signs of Bar Mitzvah," a handbook for deaf and hard-of-hearing teens celebrating a bar mitzvah orally and in sign language.

    The...
  • A Big Giver

    By Rob Eshman

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Anyone who cares about the future of Jewish life in Los Angeles eventually explodes in frustration over the community's inability to tap its own enormous wealth.

    On one hand, we see Jewish gazillionaires pour the vast majority of their donations into non-Jewish institutions. Just...

  • Social Justice gets new address on Pico

    By Amy Klein

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When Max Webb was interned at 18 different concentration camps during the Holocaust, he made a promise.

    "If he survived, he would make sure he would contribute to the advancement of the Jewish people and Judaism in any way he could," said his grandson, Greg Podell, the director of...

  • Family foundations pave new philanthropic path

    By Marc Ballon

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when Jewish philanthropists would crack open their checkbooks at least once a year and make a big contribution to Jewish federations and other Jewish agencies. That was just how it was done.

    No more. As Jews have become more integrated and assimilated into American...

  • Baltimore grant could set day school trend

    By Jacob Berkman

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish day school officials are looking at a recent $15 million tuition-relief grant from the Baltimore-based Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore as a trend-setting move to alleviate one of the biggest challenges facing...