I have lived in Los Angeles for 19 years, but yesterday was my first time ever at LA City Hall. I went to represent NCJW/LA in a joining of the Paid Sick Leave delegation, part of the Raise the Wage Coalition. I was amongst lawyers, workers, organization members, advocates and...
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Israel has postponed the deportation of hundreds of children of foreign workers by several months.
Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced his decision Wednesday, saying he did not want to disrupt the children’s school year, according to reports.
“I have instructed the enforcement...
February 28, 2011 | 3:10 pm
More than 100 Jews from all three Madison synagogues gathered Feb. 25 to celebrate Shabbat with services in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Four Madison rabbis led the services for the community members who had crammed into the North Gallery.
Below us, the Capitol Rotunda was teeming...
September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Workers of the World, Relax
Labor Day is Sept. 5. We think of all the people who work hard to feed their families. Jews have always been very involved in helping those who are in need. They have established labor unions; they have fought for fair wages; they have led movements to...
December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm
When young Princeton engineer Jerry Estrin arrived in Haifa on a slow immigrant boat in late 1953 to build the Middle East's first computer, he faced just two problems: There were no parts or tools, from vacuum tubes to soldering irons, available in Israel, and there was no staff --...
September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Martin William Siegel, workers' compensation attorney, died Aug. 18 at the age of 50.
Marty was a well-known and respected attorney specializing in workers' compensation law throughout Southern California. He successfully supported and defended the rights of a legion of workers.