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  • Taking the Super Sunday pledge plunge with Federation

    By Tess Cutler

    February 11, 2015 | 2:19 pm

    One week after the Super Bowl, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles was celebrating its own Super Sunday — its major fundraising event of the year where volunteers sit at banquet-style tables and make cold calls to potential donors. 

    I attended with one goal in mind: to...

  • Super Sunday raises $1.3 million

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2014 | 3:22 pm

    More than 400 volunteers, including 300 phone bankers, helped The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles raise an excess of $1.3 million this month on Super Sunday, the phone-a-thon that marks the beginning of its annual fundraising campaign. 

    That figure represents a dip from...

  • Super Sunday’s fundraising and activism

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    More than 450 people took part in fundraising and community service activities Feb. 10 as part of Super Sunday, during which The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance raised $1,942,736 as part of its annual fundraising campaign.


  • Tribe Calendar: October 2011

    By  Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    September 16, 2011 | 1:33 pm


    Celebrate the season’s favorite gourd with rides and games; pie-eating and seed-spitting contests; pumpkin carving; food; entertainment and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 (includes rides and games). Also on Sunday, Oct....

  • Innovation Israel tries innovative approach

    By Orit Arfa

    March 1, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    Blame it on coinciding with the Grammys and the Jewish Federation’s annual Super Sunday, but only 15 people showed up at the Feb. 13 L.A. leg of the nationwide tour of “Innovation Israel: Shaping Israel’s Future. Today,” presented by the aliyah organization Nefesh B’Nefesh,...

  • $4.6 million + 1,000 = Super Sunday

    By Ryan Torok

    February 16, 2011 | 11:35 am

    On Feb. 13, nearly 1,000 volunteers from the Los Angeles community helped raise more than $4.6 million for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ annual Super Sunday campaign, working both on the traditional phone-a-thon and, for the first time, simultaneously at community...

  • Federation adds service to Super Sunday

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 8, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is asking community members to give time and elbow grease in addition to what’s in their pockets.

    On Super Sunday, Feb. 13, the day traditionally set aside for a volunteer-staffed phone-a-thon to kick off Federation’s annual campaign,...

  • For Jewish adults and kids, Super Sunday scores with fun and tzedakah

    February 1, 2011 | 10:00 am

    On Super Sunday, the alefs and bets in Green Bay and Pittsburgh will be thinking about X’s and O’s.

    They’ll even be up for a little friendly wager.

    On the morning of Feb. 6, many hours before the NFC champion Green Bay Packers battle the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers in...

  • Briefs: Sheriff wants to prosecute YULA girls after soccer brawl; Graffiti targets Jews in Beverlywood

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Sheriff wants to prosecute Yeshiva Girls soccer players for brawling after lost game

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is planning to ask the district attorney to prosecute a YULA student and the girls soccer team coach.

    The request stems from a brawl that occurred on...

  • Super Sunday volunteers hope to ring up big bucks

    By Marc Ballon

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Betty Hamburger's impressive record of having attended nearly every Super Sunday since the megafundraiser's inception in 1979 looked as though it would come to an end four years ago.

    Sporting a broken wrist and a sprained ankle from a slip-and-fall accident at home, the Westwood...

  • Super Sunday Seeks to Top $4.5 Million

    By Marc Ballon

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    On Feb. 13, an estimated 1,600 volunteers will place thousands of phone calls to community members with the hopes of making this the most Super Sunday ever.

    Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn will inaugurate the daylong fundraising drive at 9:30 a.m. at the headquarters of The Jewish...

  • Not Only on Sunday

    By Marc Ballon

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Bailey Silverman and Rebecca Namm are in many ways typical teenagers. The best friends like to go to the mall, hang out with pals and talk on the phone.

    But come Super Sunday, Feb. 22, the two Milken Community High School juniors will undertake the very adult mission of raising...

  • Briefs

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Phones Set to Ring on Super Sunday

    On Feb. 23, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will stage its 24th annual Super Sunday Phone-a-Thon, the single biggest day of fundraising in the Los Angeles Jewish community. More than 1,000 volunteers will telephone 50,000 people...

  • Sunday Is Still Super

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles enjoyed another successful Super Sunday. The citywide fundraiser scored $5,089,627 -- about even with last year's $5,003,256 total. This despite the lingering residue of the disasters and debacles of 2001 (or perhaps because of them) and...

  • A Hand From the West

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Perhaps it was because of the seemingly endless catastrophes that hit the Jewish world this past year, but the atmosphere at The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance for Super Sunday was unusually serious. Replacing the normal, celebratory air was a determination to get the job done....

  • Sunday Super Sunday

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Sept. 11. An intifada in Israel. Los Angeles' Jewish Community Centers debacle. Economic crisis in Argentina.

    If there's one thing that The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has no shortage of, it is Jewish causes to raise charitable dollars for. On March 3, this year's annual...

  • Marathon vs. Phone-a-Thon

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    From the beginning, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles knew when it scheduled this year's Super Sunday event on Mar. 3, that the phone-a-thon fundraiser would take place on the same day as the annual L.A. Marathon.

    "At the time," said Rachel Kaufman, the general chair of...

  • Giving Back

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 2, 2000 | 6:59 pm

    It was only last May that a rag-tag group of refugees from the Balkans arrived at the Bernard Milken Campus in West Hills, fleeing from the war zone of their homeland with little more than the clothes on their backs.

    On Feb. 27, less than a year later, one of the six families rescued...

  • Super Sunday: The Next Generation

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    When Super Sunday rounds its 21st year this weekend, it will not only mark the phone-a-thon's two-decades-long history of soliciting contributions for the United Jewish Fund (UJF), but the dawning of a new millennium -- on calendar and in spirit. This year, in an attempt to attract...
  • A Call for Support

    By Ruth Stroud

    February 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Few people look forward to being asked for money. But Super Sunday, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' largest single day of fund raising each the year, is the exception.

    "It's the one time of the year when people say, 'I was waiting for your phone call,'" says David...

  • Making Do with More

    By Ruth Stroud

    January 28, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Was the United Jewish Fund 1998 campaign up, down or flat? It depends on how you interpret the numbers.

    Strictly speaking, the campaign, which the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles oversees, finished on Jan. 8 with an increase in pledges -- $42.2 million, compared with last...