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  • Where’s my check, Mr. Boehner?

    October 21, 2013 | 10:16 am

    Oh, thank you soooooo much! Some Republican members of Congress suddenly remembered they were Americans. Whoa, guys, that one was way too close. But thank you for postponing the end of this country for a few months. That way, holiday sales won’t suffer from wary consumers, just...

  • Reaching Climax: The Women’s Rights Movement

    By Maya Paley

    July 23, 2012 | 5:26 pm

    Women in the US are stuck on an incessant seesaw. We bounce up then we sink down. While we have taken tremendous steps, particularly on issues of voting rights, reproductive rights, education, and professional achievement, I sometimes worry that we already reached a climactic point...

  • L.A. day schools manage to survive, even thrive, despite recession

    August 17, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    When the recession first brought financial hardship to the Los Angeles Jewish community, community leaders feared that families would leave day schools in droves, causing Jewish education to be yet another casualty. But despite the recent market swings and global insecurity, those...

  • Tooth Fairy money and other useless artifacts of choice…

    By Julia Bendis

    August 2, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    Apparently, The Tooth Fairy is going through tough economic times too.  10% of children did not receive any money this year, and 7% received less than a dollar.  Are you kidding me?  First of all, I don’t understand the whole “Tooth Fairy” thing as it is.  In what messed up...

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  • Groups Back Obama Budget, Concerned About Tax Proposal

    March 23, 2009 | 3:54 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—More than 100 Jewish community organizations are backing President Obama’s 2010 budget while expressing “significant concerns,” but not opposing, a proposed decrease in the tax deduction for charitable contributions.

    In a letter sent last week to Congress members,...

  • Economy forces cuts on Shabbat dinners at USC Hillel

    By Adam Wills

    February 23, 2009 | 5:53 pm

    USC Hillel is canceling some of its Shabbat dinners, scaling back a weekly barbecue event and looking at other ways to reduce expenses in response to growing budget pressure due to the recession.

    “We don’t see it getting better economically in the near future. We’re being...

  • Kosherfest 2008 is heaven on earth for foodies

    December 3, 2008 | 6:09 pm

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    Business could not have been better for Ilan Parente, owner of Solomon's Finest Kosher Meats, the only fresh meat supplier at this year's Kosherfest 2008, the international kosher food and food service trade show.

    Held Nov. 11 and 12 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in New...

  • VIDEOS: Wassup 2008 meets Jewish Wassup

    By The Web Guy

    October 27, 2008 | 11:21 pm

    Its been eight long years since the boys said wassup to each other. Even with the effects of a down economy and imminent change in the White House, the boys are still able to come together and stay true to what really matters.

     

    This is not the first parody of the Budweiser beer commercial, of course.  There’s this ‘Jewish Wassup’ from a few years back:

     

  • Could economic slump—which means less giving— kill Jewish community innovation?

    By Jacob Berkman

    October 10, 2008 | 12:39 am

    The past decade has seen a groundswell of innovative Jewish nonprofits -- from the birth of a Jewish pop culture magazine, Heeb, to the creation of a slew of trailblazing Jewish social service organizations, to an array of projects that allow Jews to express their Judaism through...
  • I hear you knocking

    By Steve Greenberg

    October 9, 2008 | 11:28 pm

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  • With economy faltering, nonprofits brace for recession

    By Jacob Berkman

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Americans continue to default on their mortgages in numbers not seen since the Great Depression. Banks continue to become more reticent about lending money. The stock market continues a herky-jerky tumble downhill.

    The finance industry is still roiling from last month's stunning...

  • Tourists Pass on Israeli Passover

    By Jessica Steinberg

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's known as the holiday of freedom, but Passover this year in Israel will likely be remembered for its sense of restriction.

    With a worldwide recession in progress and would-be tourists still wary of airline travel because of possible terrorist attacks, there will be far fewer...

  • Economic Emergency

    By Larry Derfner

    November 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On top of being in a military state of emergency for over a year, Israel is now in an "economic state of emergency" as well, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced last week. He was about the last person in the country to say the words out loud.

    The arrival of Israel's economic...

  • High Time

    By Diane Arieff

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    For the past three years, in meetings that often go toward midnight, a handful of local parents, educators and community leaders have been coming together to plan Los Angeles' next non-Orthodox Jewish high school.

    Now it has come to pass. Late last month, the Core Group, as the...

  • The Man Behind the Vision

    By Elaine Schmidt

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In fall 1994, UCLA hired Dr. Gerald Saul Levey to assume the newly merged role of provost of UCLA Medical Center and fourth dean of its top-rated medical school. Levey couldn't have picked a more precarious time for a job move.

    Beset by leadership conflicts, a weak census and budget...

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