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  • Program helps grandparents nurture interfaith grandkids

    By Sue Fishkoff

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Bettina Kurowski is the chair of the 2008 fundraising campaign of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and active in her Conservative synagogue.

    She's also a grandmother of three young grandchildren. They give her great naches, or joy, she says, but she's also worried -- the...

  • A Festival of Lights—lite

    By Rachel Kantrowitz

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    How many Jews does it take to change a lightbulb?

    Here's a hint: Sing this song by Deborah Kornfield to the tune of "I Have a Little Dreidel":

    I have a brand new lightbulb,
    It's a miracle you see;
    It lights the room completely,
    Using half the energy.
    Oh compact fluorescent...

  • Getting Kids Into Charity Pays Off Big

    By Daniel Akst

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Start talking to wealthy families about the benefits of getting kids involved in philanthropy, and they'll tell you the biggest beneficiaries are the kids -- and their families. They say even young children who get involved learn the value of money, the limits of resources...

  • Delivery for Your Brain

    By Leora Alhadeff

    March 25, 2004 | 6:59 pm

    Need an amazing challah recipe? Want a book on Jewish history for your child's report? How about a film for the next holiday? Well, now you can order in.

    The Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles (JCLLA) created @ Your Door, a service to send some of its 25,000 books and resource...

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  • Bringing Caring and God to the Sick

    By Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "So teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom...." (Psalm 90:12)

    Truth be told, there are no "soft issues" in medical ethics, unless by "soft" we mean the human issues, the matters of the spirit that so influence people's capacity to heal and even (as research...

  • Three JCCs to Gain Their Independence

    By Marc Ballon

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA), which last year nearly drowned amid a sea of red ink and allegations of mismanagement, wants to get out of the business of running major community centers after 60 years.

    With pressures mounting to give the centers under...

  • New Century Poses Challenge

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    One hundred years ago, when Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's predecessor, Kaspare Cohn Hospital, opened its doors with 12 beds as Los Angeles' first Jewish hospital, such medical staples as penicillin and insulin remained to be discovered. Life expectancy was 51 years, and the average...

  • Resource Round-up

    By Andrea Adelson

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    To foster a sense of community among Jewish youth in the far corners of Orange County is a difficult task, given that most resources are available exclusively at the county's Jewish Community Center in Costa Mesa.

    For parents able to shlep their youngsters, the center offers an...

  • Valley Community Resources

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    According to The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance, 43 percent of the total estimated Jewish population of the greater Los Angeles area live in the San Fernando, Conejo, Simi, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys.

    The following is a partial list of Jewish organizations, schools and...

  • Cancer Resources

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    While far from exhaustive, the following is a starting point to find cancer-oriented services. For more information about support groups or testing, contact your local synagogue or hospital.

    Cancer411, (877) 226-7411,  www.Cancer411.org

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cancer...

  • Religious Studies Resources

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Aish HaTorah: 9:30-11:10 a.m. "The Understanding Minyan," focusing on the meaning of prayers, Hebrew-reading skills and the "how- to" of the synagogue service. Saturdays. Kiddush included. 9102 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 278-8672.

    B'nai Horin: Torah classes begin. "Prayer for...

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