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  • Merged social justice groups become Bend the Arc

    April 3, 2012 | 10:30 am

    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.

    The new name was announced Monday. The two Jewish social justice organizations had merged last year.

  • PJA and JFSJ head Elissa Barrett moves to Bet Tzedek

    By Ryan Torok

    March 8, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    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.

    It was difficult decision to depart from PJA and JFSJ, she said, where she served as chief of regional operations. But, “I...

  • Social justice groups set to merge

    May 2, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Two Jewish social justice organizations—The Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice—have decided to merge.

    The groups will announce the merger officially May 26 at a fundraising gala, along with details about what the move will mean to each organization. The merger...

  • Jewish groups work to fight ‘food deserts’

    March 23, 2010 | 11:03 am

    From LATimes.com:

    Jewish groups work to fight ‘food deserts’
    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.

    Read the full story at http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-food-desert22-2010mar22,0,6551341.story?track=rss.

  • Q & A with Daniel Sokatch -- building a better community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 26, 2008 | 11:33 am

    Daniel Sokatch leaves Los Angeles this week to become CEO of the Jewish Community Federation in San Francisco after spending the last nine years transforming the start-up Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) into one of the most recognizable progressive Jewish advocacy organizations in...
  • PJA head Sokatch leaving to helm S.F. federation

    By Amy Klein

    April 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    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.

    Sokatch, 40, is the founding executive...

  • Workmen’s Circle celebrates 100 years; Progressives fight for what’s Left

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Workmen's Circle Celebrates 100

    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...

  • Arrested development: Young Jewish activists voluntarily go to jail in support of union rights

    By Alex Collins-Shotwell

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sarah Leiber Church and Laura Podolsky had big plans for the evening of Sept. 28 -- getting arrested.
    They 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...
  • A Liberal Jewish Voice

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    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.He is 32-year-old Daniel Sokatch, who hopes to rouse what he sees as the...