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  • Philippine typhoon death toll to rise as rescuers reach remote areas

    November 11, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    Rescue workers were trying to reach towns and villages in the central Philippines on Tuesday that were cut off by a powerful typhoon in an operation that could reveal the full extent of the loss of life and devastation from the disaster.

    Officials in Tacloban, which bore the...

  • Typhoon Haiyan: How you can help

    By Ryan Torok

    November 11, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    In response to the devastation wreaked on the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit land on Nov. 8, killing thousands and obliterating whole towns and villages, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has set up the Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund.

    The solicitation for...

  • Jewish organizations to deliver 20,000 pounds of food to Oklahoma

    May 23, 2013 | 11:22 am

    In the wake of the disastrous tornado in Oklahoma, The National Council of Young Israel has joined with the Masbia organizations, as well as with Agri Star Meat & Poultry LLC to provide 20,000 pounds of foods for the relief effort. 

    The Jewish Journal previously reported that the...

  • Repair the World offering grants to encourage Sandy relief

    December 4, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    The Jewish service group Repair the World is offering micro-grants to encourage students to volunteer for Hurricane Sandy relief.

    The grants, which will range from $1,000 to $5,000, are intended to cover expenses for volunteers willing to spend at least 200 hours helping storm...

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  • In Sandy’s aftermath, N.Y.’s UJA federation releasing $10 million in emergency aid

    November 5, 2012 | 9:10 am

    UJA-Federation of Greater New York released $10 million in Hurricane Sandy emergency relief aid to its network agencies and synagogues.

    The agency made the funds available on Monday morning; its board of directors had decided unanimously to make the money available in a special...

  • Relief funds assisting Colorado fire victims

    July 2, 2012 | 11:36 am

    As residents of Colorado Springs return to their homes following widespread wild fires, U.S. Jewish communities are raising money for relief funds.

    The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, in conjunction with local synagogues, community organizations and national partners, has...

  • Federations raise $1,349,000 in Japan relief

    April 11, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Jewish federations throughout North America have raised $1,349,000 to help Japan recover from last month’s massive earthquake and tsunami.

    The federations’ Japan, Hawaii and Pacific Relief Fund, opened immediately following the earthquake and resultant tsunami that struck Japan on...

  • Tunisia condemns Israeli assistance offer to its Jews

    March 29, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Tunisia’s government condemned an Israeli government decision to offer extra financial assistance to Tunisian Jews wishing to immigrate to Israel.

    The approval of the new program amounts to interference in Tunisia’s domestic affairs and “an attempt by Israel to tarnish the...

  • Japan earthquake relief: How you can help

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 11, 2011 | 11:52 am

    In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Japan, the organized Jewish world is lining up support for the rescue and relief effort in the region.

    Here are ways you can help:

    Los Angeles Jewish Federation
    You can also make a donation by calling (323) 761-8413, or by mail:
    The...

  • Clinton: Palestinian Relief Aimed at Statehood

    March 2, 2009 | 7:18 pm

    The United States will use Palestinian emergency relief as a platform toward a two-state solution, Hillary Rodham Clinton said.

    The U.S. secretary of state formally announced the U.S. contribution of $900 million at an international donors’ conference Monday in the Egyptian...

  • Just Injustice

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    September 11, 2008 | 12:33 am

    As we draw nearer to the High Holy Days and lists of classes, seminars and workshops pop up on synagogues' bulletins and Web sites, a saying of a very wise man comes to mind. He said that it is easier to study Talmud for 70 consecutive years than to change one character trait. In...
  • Spielberg Gives $1 Million for Israel Relief

    By Tom Tugend

    August 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When the Righteous Persons Foundation, created and financed by Steven Spielberg, announced earlier this month that it was giving $1 million for relief efforts in Israel, including $250,000 to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles crisis fund, the impact went beyond the...
  • Nation & World Briefs

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Reports Bird Flu Cases

    Israel confirmed its first contagion by a deadly strain of avian flu. The Agriculture Ministry officially announced Monday that a virus that killed turkeys and chickens at three Negev farms was H5N1, a virulent strain that has spread across Europe,...

  • Staff Loyalties Stir Concern Over Work

    By Michael J. Jordan

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There may be no greater test of the United Nations' vaunted neutrality than to be a Palestinian staffer of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip or West Bank.

    UNRWA has 12,000-plus employees in those areas -- where it's the second-largest employer after the...

  • Camps Spotlight Double Standard

    By Michael J. Jordan

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Armed gunmen roamed freely in U.N. refugee camps. They stockpiled weapons, recruited refugees and launched cross-border attacks.

    In response, opposing forces attacked the camps, aiming for the gunmen -- but sometimes cutting down civilians in the process.

    The international...

  • History of UNRWA and Its Refugees

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The U.N. General Assembly established the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in 1949 as a temporary agency focused on relief work for the Palestinians. It began operating in 1950.

    Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians became refugees in the war that began when the Palestinians and...

  • This Time They’re Ready for the Wave

    By Peter Ephross

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    RELATED STORIES

    A Developing Reputation

    Special Report - A Jewish Appeal to Remember and Rebuild

    Women's Lib Rises in Wake of Disaster

    Some 50 South Indian villagers are spread out along the sandy beach. Women clad in brightly colored saris converse in groups, while...

  • Women’s Lib Rises in Wake of Disaster

    By Peter Ephross

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    RELATED STORIES

    A Developing Reputation

    Special Report - A Jewish Appeal to Remember and Rebuild

    This Time They're Ready for the Wave

    The two young, sari-clad women, one in blue and one in orange, stand in the thatched-roof meeting hall, take hold of the...

  • Out of the Shadows

    By Rabbi Karen Deitsch

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    It is the middle of the night. I hear a strange sound in the living room.

    Heart pounding, I get out of bed, grope awkwardly through darkness for the light switch ... push up ... nothing happens. I try another switch. No light. I feel desperately alone. My surroundings remain one...

  • A ‘Promise’ to Help Jews Overseas

    By Rachel Pomerance

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A 100-year-old Jewish woman, whose closest relatives are dead, lives in a one-room walk-up apartment in the former Soviet republic of Moldova that she hasn't walked out of in four years.

    The thought of Klara Kogan, who exists on a paltry government pension, haunts Steven Schwager,...

  • Class Notes - Hurricane Heroes

    By Julie G Fax

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Sarah Rose Isenberg had a sure-fire marketing plan and a product no one could object to. So the fact that she took in hundreds of dollars in a few hours wouldn't be surprising -- if she weren't 7 years old.

    In the days before her lemonade sale to raise money for victims of Hurricane...

  • Fundraiser to Benefit Storm Victims

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This Sunday, September 18th!

    LALA & MOE'S

    Jewish Experience & The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Present:

    LA Jewish Katrina Benefit

    All Proceeds To Benefit Jewish Federation's Hurricane Relief Fund

    Featuring:

    The Moshav Band

    Comic Relief by:

    Edgar Fox
    Avi Leiberman
    Plus...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Federation Sets Up Hurricane Fund

    The United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh (UJF) has established a mailbox to accept donations for humanitarian aid for members of the Jewish and general communities impacted by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Western...

  • Clearing the Air About Allergies

    By Beth Levine

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Scary statistic to contemplate: About 10 to 15 percent of kids suffer from allergies, and the rate has been rising steadily for the past 20 years. Though no one knows why allergies are skyrocketing, we do know what causes them. Allergies are an immunological "overreaction" to a...

  • Enemy Ties

    By  Orit Arfa

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    I hadn't been to a Tel Aviv bar for a while, and I was craving one. I had recently returned from a vacation to Los Angeles, where there were no worthwhile singles bars. Last call for alcohol in Los Angeles is 2 a.m., and a good Jewish girl like me prefers to pick up and be picked...

  • Teen Called ‘Amiga de Cuba’

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since traveling to Cuba several times with her mother, who organizes relief missions for Cuban Jews through her travel agency, Daniella Gruber has returned home changed by the experience.

    "Both Daniella and I will never forget the images in our minds of these old Jews, some who are...

  • The New SAT: Not So Scary

    By Ian Simpson

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A small note appears at the bottom of the College Board's Web site (www.collegeboard.com) concerning the SAT II: Writing Test: "When the new SAT is introduced in March 2005, it will include a writing section with content similar to the SAT II: Writing Test. For this reason, the SAT...

  • Adding Mitzvah Multiplies Simcha

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sometimes the smallest details are the ones that make the biggest impression. You remember the pretty napkins or the mints with dessert. You remember the bride walking down the aisle with both her parents instead of just her father. You remember the way the bat mitzvah girl wore a...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Laemmle Theatres serves up more Jewish documentaries this weekend under the banner of their cleverly titled screening series "Bagels and Docs." At Laemmle Monica, early risers can catch "Undying Love," a film that recounts the stories of young couples whose...

  • No Laughing Matter

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Over the last year, I have read many wonderful novels: "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold, "Atonement" by Ian McEwan, "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham. Well-written, emotionally resonant, all best-sellers, these highly praised literary works are required reading in book groups in...

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