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  • Jewish Federation executive, Jonathan Jacoby, moves to New Israel Fund

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    After nearly four years as a senior vice president at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Jonathan Jacoby — who helped oversee major changes in the organization’s program planning — will rejoin the New Israel Fund (NIF) decades after serving as one of its founding...

  • Will Jews reject Donald Sterling gifts?

    April 29, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    [UPDATE, May 2] David Suissa's conversation with Donald Sterling


    Recent comments attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who was banned for life from the league by the NBA's commissioner on April 29, have been denounced as racist by numerous...

  • 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...

  • 5 Jews, 5 opinions

    By Jared Sichel

    January 31, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Before any members of the recent TED-style panel at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles spoke even one word, the expectations for what the panelists would accomplish were great. Emcee Andrew Cushnir, Federation’s executive vice president and chief programming officer,...

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  • Zimmer Museum expands to Slavin Center

    By Jared Sichel

    December 12, 2013 | 12:17 pm

    Where thousands of books, CDs and DVDs used to rest at the former Slavin Family Children’s Library, rows of empty shelves now stand. And in place of a reading circle, one recent Sunday afternoon, there were dozens of children and parents watching a magic show.

    Welcome to the new...

  • L.A. Federation at G.A. offers ideas for attracting young Jews

    November 13, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    Leaders of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles were in Jerusalem this week to take part in The Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly (G.A.). In all, the G.A. — which is held in Israel once every five years — attracted more than 3,000 participants...

  • Federation pension fund struggles

    November 6, 2013 | 3:17 pm

    A retirement plan run by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is more than $25 million underfunded, according to financial statements filed in October. The statements say the pension fund, which holds savings for more than 2,000 employees working for eight different...

  • ChangeMaker Challenge: Change for the better

    By Ryan Torok

    October 16, 2013 | 10:50 am

    A new initiative by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles aims to prove that it doesn’t take a lot of money to make a big difference. 

    The ChangeMaker Challenge will award small grants to project proposals that demonstrate the greatest potential to make an impact in the...

  • L.A. City Council passes anti-BDS resolution

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 12, 2013 | 11:41 pm

    Los Angeles’s City Council unanimously approved a resolution on June 12 stating that the city would continue awarding city contracts without considering issues related to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    The resolution, sponsored by Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mitchell Englander,...

  • Federation Shabbat initiative gets grand response

    By Ryan Torok

    October 25, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Last year, on a Friday night, Margy Feldman was in her backyard when she heard her next-door neighbors singing “Shalom Aleichem.” 

    “It was unbelievably moving. It felt like Israel,” said Feldman, vice president of development at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. 

    It’s...

  • Zionism and the three-picture deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 1, 2012 | 11:31 am

    At the Golden Globe Awards in January, producer Howard Gordon stepped up to the stage to accept the award for Best Television Series — Drama for co-creating the breakout Showtime hit “Homeland.” In a single season, the show has become a sensation, edging the pay-cable channel...

  • Report: Jewish startup sector resilient

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 14, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    Although Jewish startup organizations may themselves be small, a new report presented at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles on June 6 says that the Jewish startup sector attracts nearly $200 million in funding every year and, as a whole, is strong and growing.

    “The...

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