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  • Was Frank Lautenberg sufficiently pro-Israel?

    June 4, 2013 | 9:25 am

    Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post berates AIPAC for what she calls its “fawning” remembrance of Frank Lautenberg, the longtime New Jersey senator who died yesterday:

    As for Lautenberg, AIPAC’s fawning can be chalked up to the gradual lowering of the bar for Democrats in an...

  • Sandy stories: Destruction, recovery and human kindness

    November 6, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    A week after Sandy swept into the New York area with fierce winds, driving rain and a high tide for the history books, the nation’s largest Jewish community was still picking up the pieces. JTA gathered stories from around the storm zone about Sandy’s destruction, the recovery and...

  • In Sandy’s aftermath, N.Y.’s UJA federation releasing $10 million in emergency aid

    November 5, 2012 | 9:10 am

    UJA-Federation of Greater New York released $10 million in Hurricane Sandy emergency relief aid to its network agencies and synagogues.

    The agency made the funds available on Monday morning; its board of directors had decided unanimously to make the money available in a special...

  • N.Y. federation worker sentenced in $2 million scam

    October 22, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    A UJA-Federation of New York employee was sentenced to six to 18 years in prison for stealing and selling the personal information of donors.

    Tracey Nelson, 25, who had worked at the federation for three years, was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court after pleading to grand...

  • Leadership means taking the reins—and sharing them

    August 20, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Philanthropist Charles Bronfman once told me, “Leaders lead. That’s what they do.”

    Years later I was sitting with his professional partner for philanthropic impact, Jeffrey Solomon. “Leaders lead,” Solomon said. “That’s what they do.”

    Like an old married couple who...

  • Who knows who L.A.'s Jews are?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 25, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Susan Goldberg, rabbi of Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, grew up in nearby Echo Park.

    “There were no Jewish families around when I was growing up,” Goldberg, 38, said. Now that these neighborhoods are being gentrified, and a young, creative crowd is moving...

  • The most surprising findings of the New York Jewish community study

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 12, 2012 | 10:10 am

    The authors of the study on the Jewish community in New York participated in a conference call for the press today, hours after the release of their much-anticipated findings. The study ‎contains a lot of information - some good (growing population), some bad ‎‎(increased...

  • New York’s UJA-Federation sets event fundraising record

    November 9, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    A record $44 million was pledged at the inaugural event of UJA-Federation of New York’s 2012 annual campaign.

    “In a time of great economic uncertainty, such loyalty and generosity is astonishing and inspiring,” Jerry Levin, president of UJA-Federation, said at Monday’s launch...

  • Symposium on caring for survivors set

    March 28, 2011 | 10:29 am

    A symposium on caring for Holocaust survivors will bring together specialists from around the world.

    “Perspectives on Caring: Current Practice, Future Trends,” hosted by of Nazi Victim Services of Selfhelp Community Services and co-sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York...

  • Fundraising Just a Mouse Click Away

    By Tzvi Kahn

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Carol Vavra, a major and tactical airlift navigator in the U.S. Air Force, returns home from the Middle East at the end of July, her husband will have a surprise waiting for her.

    Paul Vavra, a recently retired Air Force major and an avid classic rock fan, bought his wife a pair...

  • Flying Aces

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    If you closed your eyes and sat very still, you could almost feel history unfolding last week in Conference Room No. 1 at national United Jewish Appeal headquarters in New York. One of the most broadly representative parliamentary bodies in organized American Jewish life was gathered...