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Aron Chilewich

From public education to jewish life, the Gilbert Foundation encourages collaboration over competiti

The seeds of the Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN), an alliance of more than 60 organizations working to support college access and completion among the region’s disadvantaged students, were planted more than a year prior to the organization’s founding in 2005, when the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation brought together roughly 30 organizations working in education for a day of discussion and learning.

Aviva plans for an inclusive future

As of October of this year, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill granting all transgender children in foster care the right to placement consistent with their gender identity, regardless of the sex listed in government records, California’s social service agencies were obliged to rewrite policies to plan for a more inclusive future.

How Moishe House is helping turn social lives into Jewish life

“Are you all from Moishe House?” Ben Zauzmer asked as he approached a circle of about 15 young adults, all in their early to mid-20s, who were eating sandwiches on the lawn of the Silver Lake Recreation Center on a recent Saturday morning.

Cutting Edge Grants from the Jewish Community Foundation

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles has named nine initiatives the recipients of its annual Cutting Edge Grants program, intended to support creative thinkers, social entrepreneurs and innovative organizations in the local Jewish community.

Congress members begin to take sides on Iran deal — sort of

Members of the House from districts across the Greater Los Angeles region — most of them Democrats — largely have remained silent so far on whether they will support the Obama administration on the Iran deal or join Republicans and a small but increasing number of Democrats in opposition.

Brad Sherman opposes Iran deal

Brad Sherman, a Jewish Los Angeles Congressman and the second-ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced Friday that he plans to oppose the Iran nuclear deal.

More attorneys’ fees ordered in Hotel Shangri-La case

The Hotel Shangri-La and one of its owners must pay a total of more than $400,000 in additional fees to the attorneys for a group of young Jews the hotel illegally discriminated against in 2010, a trial judge ruled on July 28.


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