Above all else, Rachel Arditi, 17, is passionate about helping others.
Traditionally, the holiday season is a time to think about others. This year, several events focused on the continuing need to address social issues, especially feeding the hungry and appreciating veterans.
A Northridge mother pleaded no contest Wednesday to a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for helping her teenage daughter and two friends deface homes with maple syrup swastikas, human feces and toilet paper, according to the L.A. city attorney’s office.
This year, more than 1,000 Los Angeles families in need received food from organizations that provide assistance specifically for Passover.
Adire situation is looming at regional food banks and distribution centers, as ever-increasing demand collides with government cuts, threatening the food supply chain for the neediest.
On April 4, six Jewish teens from Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills and three Muslim teens from King Fahad Mosque in Culver City fished through a seemingly endless supply of canned goods at SOVA in the San Fernando Valley, the food distribution and supportive service program that is part of Jewish Family Service. Brought together by the Interfaith Dialogue Project, they placed soups, fruits, vegetables and more into small boxes so that the food could be delivered to other SOVA locations throughout Los Angeles.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has never organized a campaign quite like this. Size, scale, vision, ambition — it’s all uncharted territory, and not just for Los Angeles’ umbrella organization for local Jewish social service agencies, but for federations like it across the country.
Schulweis was presented with the Daniel Pearl Award at the ADL's annual conference on Nov. 13. Endowed by ADL supporters Ruth and George Moss, the award recognizes those who improve the image of Jews and Judaism in the Muslim world.
No one has gone unscathed by the convulsions of the global economy. Even the wealthy are losing money -- and if they cut their charitable giving, it is likely to ripple across the Jewish nonprofit sector
If there's one thing Gabe Goldman wishes more Angelenos would do next spring, it's get their hands dirty.
"Hy looked at me and said, 'He's not Jewish,'" recalled his wife, Zucky Altman, 89. "I said, 'So what? He's hungry.' From that moment on, we decided we would just feed everybody."
Ten years after its creation, the Jewish studies program at Cal State Long Beach has received a $1 million endowment for a chaired professor.
The food pantry would not open for another 40 minutes, but already about a dozen people were waiting in the parking lot, many holding umbrellas to shield themselves from the blistering San Fernando Valley sun
As the price of food staples have risen, Israel's poor and the nonprofit groups that serve them have been hardest hit, with some impoverished Israelis skipping meals to pay their monthly bills
Helping the needy is what SOVA (Hebrew for "eat and be satisfied") has been doing since 1983, when Santa Monica deli owner Hy Altman and wife, Zucky, created the nonprofit organization.
Daniel Lembark died at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2003 at the age of 78.