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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Movers & Shakers

Moving & Shaking: IAC Raises $16.5 million; Moonves Honored

Pro-Israel philanthropists Sheldon and Miriam Adelson announced a $13 million donation to the Israeli-American Council (IAC) during the organization’s 10th annual gala on March...

Moving & Shaking: ADL, Chai Center Events; Beit T’Shuvah Marathoners

Temple Kol Tikvah held its annual “Magical Evening” gala honoring several of the Reform community’s members on Feb. 24 at its campus in Woodland...

Moving & Shaking: Yad Vashem and ADL Events, Plus Big Sunday

The work involved in commemorating the Shoah has evolved from collecting documents about the victims to telling the stories of the people behind those...

Moving & Shaking: Museum Gala, Julie Platt, Joseph Siegman

Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), a two-time Academy Award-winner and a voting member of the Academy of...

Moving & Shaking: NewGround Honors; Teens’ Relief Work

The nonprofit interfaith organization NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change honored David Myers, Sadegh Namazikhah, Julia Meltzer and the Zeno family during its Suzy...

Moving & Shaking: Hadassah, New Malibu Rabbi and More

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles’ (JBBBSLA) annual Big Event 2018 on Feb. 7 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center drew about...

Moving & Shaking: Defending Israel, Standing Up for DACA

More than 1,000 people attended the Bet Tzedek annual gala on Feb. 1 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, which raised more...

Moving & Shaking: Shelley Berman Celebrated, Spotlighting Mizrahi Jews

Comedy stars Larry David, Cheryl Hines, David Steinberg, Lewis Black and Fred Willard gathered on Jan. 30 at the Comedy & Magic Club in...

Moving & Shaking: Beit T’Shuvah Celebrates, Aliyah Hosts MLK Prayer

Jewish rehabilitation organization Beit T’Shuvah held its 26th annual gala on Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton. The event drew about 900 people and raised...

Moving & Shaking: Camp Ramah Celebrates ‘Miracle’ of Surviving Fires

The Builders of Jewish Education (BJE) culminated its 80th anniversary celebration with its 2018 gala on Jan. 16 at Sinai Temple’s Barad Hall. The event...

Moving & Shaking: Parading, Joking and Working for the Community

Legendary Jewish musician Herb Alpert and his wife, Lani, have donated $2 million to establish the Eden Alpert Therapeutic Music Program at Vista Del...

Moving & Shaking: ETTA Celebrates; Federation Honors Bruce Powell

ETTA, an organization that provides programs and services that help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independent lives, held its 24th annual...

Moving & Shaking: JFS Groundbreaking, AISH Women Honored

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) held a groundbreaking on Dec. 18 for construction of the JFS Lois and Richard Gunther Center at...

Moving & Shaking: Federation Lights Menorah at City Hall; Jewish Communal Professionals Honored

Marking the first day of Hanukkah, the Los Angeles City Council and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles held a menorah lighting ceremony...

Moving & Shaking: Friends of ELNET, StandWithUs and More

Friends of ELNET: European Leadership Network (FELNET), which supports the work of ELNET, an Israel advocacy organization devoted to improving the perception of Israel...

Moving & Shaking: Top Israeli Sephardic Rabbi Visits L.A.; Tribute Paid to Leonard Cohen

Israel’s chief Sephardic rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, visited Los Angeles from Nov. 21-26 and met with many community members and leaders, including former L.A. mayor...

Moving & Shaking: ‘Schmaltz, Schmendricks and Showbiz!’ Dishes on Pop Culture; Art Show Supports ADL

A pop-culture roundtable at Temple Beth Am on Nov. 16, featuring five creative Jewish professionals, examined depictions of Jews in movies and television and...

Moving & Shaking: Sharsheret California, Supporting Jewish Women Facing Cancer, Celebrates First Anniversary

Sharsheret California, a national nonprofit organization supporting Jewish women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer, held its first anniversary celebration at Robertson Art...

Moving & Shaking: CNN’s Blitzer Honored by LAMOTH, Tour de Summer Camps, FIDF Gala

Wolf Blitzer accepted an honor from the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) on Nov. 5 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. The CNN...

Moving & Shaking: Seinfeld Headlines Ball, Iranian-American Jewish panel and Israeli American Council National Conference

Leave it to Jerry Seinfeld to transform a Beverly Hilton ballroom into an intimate comedy club. Performing a half-hour set to conclude the American Friends...

Moving & Shaking: Federation Honors Beth Freeman, Sinai Hosts Middle East Security Forum

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy group’s annual L’Dor V’Dor event on Oct. 26 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard...

Moving & Shaking: Sukkot Brunch to Address Homelessness, Jewish Teen LGBT forum, John Lithgow emcees Friends of Sheba gala

California State Sen. Robert (Bob) Hertzberg’s Oct. 8 Sukkot brunch and legislative update drew about 30 Jewish social justice leaders. Guests gathered inside a sukkah...

Moving & Shaking: Pundits discuss Trump, Cedars Sinai honors LA Rams Owner

Political pundits David Frum and Peter Beinart participated in “The Challenges of Trump’s America,” a panel discussion held Sept. 26 at Valley Beth Shalom in...

Moving & Shaking: Schoenberg Honored, NCSY and JFSLA Leadership Changes, Jewish Federation Event and Social Justice

An L.A. Theatre Works event honoring attorney E. Randol Schoenberg raised more than $225,000 for the nonprofit media arts organization. The event, “L.A. Theatre Works Celebrates...

Moving & Shaking: Helgard and Irwin Field receive lifetime achievement award, JVSLA holds fundraiser at wax museum

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles honored Helgard and Irwin Field with the 2017 Jewish Community Lifetime Achievement Award on Sept. 17 at...

Moving & Shaking: Brent Shapiro Foundation benefit, AJWS fellows and Rabbi Naomi Levy

A benefit event for the Brent Shapiro Foundation at Green Acres mansion in Beverly Hills on Sept. 9 raised more than $1 million. The gathering was...

Moving & Shaking: Mike Burstyn’s directorial debut, Rabbi Jon Hanish honored and more

Yiddish actor Mike Burstyn’s directorial debut, “Azimuth,” which tells the story of two soldiers during the last day of the Six-Day War in June...

Moving & Shaking: Chabad telethon, FIDF ReKood Music Festival, Rob Eshman leaving and more

The 37th annual Chabad “To Life” telethon on Sept. 3 raised more than $3.5 million for Chabad West Coast. The six-hour event was broadcast...

Moving & Shaking: ‘Judd Apatow and Friends’ support the ADL, Honeymoon Israel receives grant and more

Hollywood writer, producer and director Judd Apatow organized an evening of comedy called “Judd Apatow and Friends” in support of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)...

Moving & Shaking: Daniel Pearl fellows, L.A. Jewish Home luncheon and more

The 2017 Daniel Pearl fellows, Nicholas Cheng of Malaysia and Salman Yousafzai of Pakistan, discussed “Views on America” at the Steve Allen Theater in...

New Articles

Congress Members Join Global Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism

Members of the national legislatures of Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States are part of the panel.

Israel Has More per Capita Deaths From the Coronavirus Each Day Than the U.S.

Israel’s daily rate over the last week has been an average of 3.5 deaths per million people. The U.S. rate was 2.2 deaths per million.

VIDEO: Skirball Cultural Center Hosts One Day Only Outdoor RBG Memorial

On Friday, Sept. 25 the Skirball Cultural Center held a socially distant RBG memorial display on its front steps, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Joe Biden Likens Donald Trump’s Rhetoric to That of Nazi Propagandist Joseph Goebbels

"He’s sort of like Goebbels. You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge.”

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