The thought of Klara Kogan, who exists on a paltry government pension, haunts Steven Schwager, executive vice president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), which provides relief and welfare to Jews abroad.
After only a few months in Los Angeles, Shirley N., a 30-year-old Jewish immigrant from Iran, almost returned to her homeland because of financial difficulties.
The plight of Argentine Jews hammered by the collapse of their country's economy was forcefully brought home to a contingent of Los Angeles Jews this month.
This Friday marks the end of the celebration of Sukkot.
It's no secret that Israelis experience many of the same social ills that Americans do. However, there has never been an official study to identify the breadth and nature of domestic abuse in the Jewish State... until now.
There was a sort of informal poll conducted among the delegates who gathered in Atlanta last week for the annual assembly of America's Jewish welfare federations.
The agency that convened them, the newly-designated United Jewish Communities, had scheduled a series of discussions for the assembly's second day on the four "pillars" that sum up its mission: Jewish renaissance, social services, Israel and overseas needs, and fundraising. Delegates were free to pick their "pillar."
Readers' Quiz: Who was the unhappiest Jew in Indiana last week?