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  • Helping the poor on Purim

    By Ryan Torok

    March 19, 2014 | 4:29 pm

    It was Purim, and the people of Skid Row were rushing Shari and Maya Rosenman’s minivan at Seventh Street and Gladys Avenue.

    Maya Rosenman, a student at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts who was home on spring break, scrambled to provide bags full of supplies to the...

  • Mondays with William

    By Ilana Angel

    October 25, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    I went to see the movie “Mondays with William” last night and I was deeply moved by it.  If you have an opportunity to see it I would recommend that you do.  It is the story of a homeless man in Los Angeles who lives his life with the amazing gifts of an artist, and also...

  • Walking into the raw reality of LA’s Skid Row

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    August 11, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    A few months ago, as I was at a coffee shop waiting for my drink to be made, I came across an article written in the Los Angeles Downtown News that caught my eye.  It was about LAPD Central Area Senior Lead Officer Deon Joseph, and the work he does in the Skid Row community.  Skid...

  • Rebuilding lives, one broken tile at a time

    By Jane Ulman

    November 19, 2008 | 12:18 am

    It was an elegant opening for a gallery exhibition.

    Artists and art enthusiasts mingled affably among more than 230 original mosaics -- elaborate and dramatic, whimsical and rhythmical -- that included mirrors, light boxes, flowers pots and Judaic designs with hamsas and...

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  • Sukkot on the streets—finding community amid temporary shelter

    October 10, 2008 | 3:01 pm

    When he woke up from a six-month coma, Al Sabo (photo) found his life unraveled. His wife had attempted suicide, and his three children were in foster care. He had lost his job as the managing editor of a trade publication. He couldn't walk.

    After several months of rehabilitation,...

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