The aliyah organization Nefesh B'Nefesh says it has slashed18 percent of its staff and is cutting the salaries of its remaining employees. The organization last week made across-the-board cuts of 15 employees. Salary cuts were instituted at all levels as well, according to Yael Katsman, NBN marketing and communications director. The cuts were first reported Thursday in Haaretz.
Barack Obama's "team of rivals" is turning into a collection well known to the Jewish community, which should comfort those who expressed apprehension about who the president-elect would appoint to his Cabinet.
There is no summertime lull at schools for Jewish education.
Even as day campers toting towel-stuffed beach bags invade day schools and synagogue religious classrooms, administrators are spending their summer scrambling to fill staff vacancies for September, at a time when qualified Judaic and Hebrew instructors are difficult to find.
The shortage stems from an increasing demand statewide for public school teachers, a shift in Israel's economy and what some suggest is a failure of planning by Reform and Conservative movements.
Effective Jan. 1, Jewish Family Service (JFS) will take over some key JCC services -- SOVA Kosher Food Pantry, Israel Levin Senior Adult Center, and Westside JCC's Social Day Care Center for seniors and people with disabilities. At the annual JCCGLA meeting, Jewish Federation President John Fishel told The Journal that his outreach organization wants to preserve the continuity of these JCC programs.
The streamlining continues at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the city's biggest nonprofit outreach organization. A total of 30 positions were cut; 20 union and 10 nonunion. In the past month, buzz among Federation employees was that anywhere from 30 to 40 positions would be cut from all three local Federation outlets.
The Miramar Sheraton Hotel is one of the jewels of Santa Monica.It sits astride a full block on Ocean Avenue and looks west, over thePalisades and the blue Pacific. Inside, there are lush gardens, aluxurious swimming pool and tanned guests who look as if they areemblems of Southern California.
The hotel is where President Clinton has often stayed duringvisits to Los Angeles.
And the Miramar Sheraton is the only Santa Monica hotel that isunionized.
The last days of the Passover holiday brought a shocking message to 14 faculty and staff members at the University of Judaism: They're laid off.