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  • A ‘Promise’ to Help Jews Overseas

    By Rachel Pomerance

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A 100-year-old Jewish woman, whose closest relatives are dead, lives in a one-room walk-up apartment in the former Soviet republic of Moldova that she hasn't walked out of in four years.

    The thought of Klara Kogan, who exists on a paltry government pension, haunts Steven Schwager,...

  • Center Aids Iranians in Need of Help

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    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.

    "I was down, I was broke, I didn't have anyone here, and I was also worried about my family in Iran," Shirley said. "I...

  • L.A. Jews Aid Argentines

    By Florencia Arbiser

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    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.

    Twenty-two young leaders active at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles joined the United Jewish Communities (UJC)/Ben...

  • Sukkot and Our Duty to Alleviate Poverty

    By Rabbi David Saperstein

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This Friday marks the end of the celebration of Sukkot. The word Sukkot, of course, means "booths," and refers to the temporary dwellings that we spent the past week eating, singing and even sleeping in. We remember the wandering of the Jews in the desert and celebrate the fall...

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  • Stopping the Violence

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    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.

    A survey -- the first of its kind in Israel -- was recently...

  • Jewish Philanthropy, From A to C

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Invitation to a Showdown

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Readers' Quiz: Who was the unhappiest Jew in Indiana last week?Was it:

    A) Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who had to endurethe icy stares of 4,000 hostile delegates at the General Assembly ofthe Council of Jewish Federations, as he begged them to set asideinternal divisions...

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