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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...

  • 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...

  • A 15-year plan for Israel

    By Gidi Grinstein

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    At its 60th anniversary, Israel needs a new vision that not only will guide its priorities and inform its actions, but also will be relevant to the lives of all Israelis.

    This is why the ISRAEL 15 Vision, a Reut Institute plan that calls for Israel to become one of the 15 most...

  • Local students go to lobby in D.C., seniors party at ‘senior prom’

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Local Students Lobby at the Capitol

    A group of University Synagogue religious school students paid a springtime visit to Washington, D.C., where they lobbied senior staff members of Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), as well as Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los...

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  • Million-dollar night for ADL

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Awash in diamonds, dresses and lapels, wealthy and fashionable philanthropists worked their weight in gold: in just one night, $1 million was raised for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which inspired 850 guests with the creed, "Be the change you want to see in the world."

    Although...

  • 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...

  • The King of Hearts; Celebrating diversity

    By Norma Zager

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    All About Atidim

    "As Henry VIII told each of his six wives, 'I won't keep you long'," promised Dan Gillerman, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, as he addressed some 300 guests at the Skirball Cultural Center.

    The Nov. 16 occasion was a benefit for Atidim, an innovative...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 100 Lessons

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    While studying for rabbinic ordination at Yeshiva University in the late '70s, I was at the main study hall dedication where the late Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik spoke, honoring the great philanthropist, Joseph Gruss, who underwrote the project.

    On that occasion, Rabbi Soloveitchik...