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  • Social services come to shul

    January 9, 2014 | 11:52 am

    What would you do if you had to talk someone out of a suicide? Or advise someone facing an eviction? Or help a person who just went bankrupt?

    For today’s clergy, forced to deal with issues both pressing and profound, these are not just theoretical questions. Due in part to the...

  • Federation aids Jewish food agencies’ hunger needs

    By Amy Klein

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It all started with powdered milk.

    Last April, SOVA Community Food & Resource Program, which operates three food pantries and resource centers in Los Angeles, ran out of powdered milk, so the directors decided to solicit directly from their support network. They sent out a memo to...

  • Special needs program puts spotlight on the siblings

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Barbara Azrialy spent much of her childhood in Cincinnati pretending to be an only child. In fact, she had two brothers, one five years older and the other three years younger. Both brothers were mentally retarded.

    "Nobody talked about it back then," said Azrialy, 62, now a special...

  • Community Briefs

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Iraqi Aliyah Recounted at Kahal Joseph

    When the smoke cleared in Baghdad, most Americans wanted to get out. But Manhattan resident Rachel Zelon opted to go in.

    The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society vice president, who was responsible for facilitating the rescue of a small group of...

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  • Harder Choices

    By Rob Eshman

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Little noted amid the full-frontal assault on Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott's (R-Miss.) latest sensationalistic folly was President George W. Bush's move to ease the flow of federal dollars to faith-based charities.

    Bush's Dec. 12 executive order implemented key elements of his...

  • Terrorists in Old City

    By Gil Sedan

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Since the intifada began two years ago, Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert had boasted that Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem had opted to stay out of the violence for fear of losing Israeli social service benefits.

    With the recent arrest of an East Jerusalem terrorist cell deemed...