Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice is the new name for the organization that was born from the merger of Jewish Funds for Justice and the Progressive Jewish Alliance.
Elissa Barrett is leaving Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice (PJA and JFSJ) to become vice president and general counsel of Bet Tzedek.
Alliances organize a tour of areas where grocers are scarce, and members consider what they can do to help. 'Food, liberation and sustenance are closely intertwined in Judaism,' organizer says.
As the public face and founding executive director of PJA, Sokatch, 40, has been lauded by the left and loathed by the right.
Daniel Sokatch, leader of one of Los Angeles' most high-profile Jewish organizations, has been named CEO of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (JCF). He will start at the JCF on July 15.
It's not every centenarian who can celebrate his birthday with full-throated songs and Yiddish jokes, but the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring did just that in marking its 100th anniversary year in California with high good humor, leavened with a bit of nostalgia.
Sarah Leiber Church and Laura Podolsky were part of a protest march that took place along Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport aimed at hotels that allegedly have been preventing employees from unionizing.
Under the banner of "A Jewish Voice in the Progressive Community - A Progressive Voice in the Jewish Community," the Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) has set up offices and hired its first executive director.