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December 21, 2001 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The North Valley Jewish Community Center may have withstood a white supremacist's attack on children attending its summer camp, but in the end, money woes may force the center to close. The popular community center in Granada Hills, which has offered educational, recreational and social activities for 43 years, is due to terminate adult and teen programs Dec. 31 and end children's programs in June.
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March 24, 2004 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
Wearing bright orange T-shirts and carrying signs that read, "They don't sing Shabbat songs at strip malls," more than 100 preschoolers, parents and teachers from the Silver Lake Jewish community protested on Tuesday the proposed sale of their school and community center by its former parent organization. At stake is the Silver Lake Independent Jewish Community Center, which is home to a preschool and other community programs.
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January 12, 2002 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Operators of a network of financially troubled Jewish community centers in Los Angeles said Friday they will try to turn their agency around with tighter budgeting and using outside accountants to oversee money management. The changes are designed to prevent the nonprofit Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles from ever again being caught by surprise by cash-flow problems like the one that now threatens to close four of its seven sites, officials said.
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March 13, 2004 | Karima A. Haynes, Times Staff Writer
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles said Friday that it would close its Valley Cities center in Sherman Oaks because of ongoing deficit spending and inadequate funding from the parent agency's main financial source. However, Valley Cities leaders vowed to keep the facility's doors open, even if that meant breaking away from its parent organization.
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March 24, 2004 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
Wearing bright orange T-shirts and carrying signs that read, "They don't sing Shabbat songs at strip malls," more than 100 preschoolers, parents and teachers from the Silver Lake Jewish community protested on Tuesday the proposed sale of their school and community center by its former parent organization. At stake is the Silver Lake Independent Jewish Community Center, which is home to a preschool and other community programs.
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March 13, 2004 | Karima A. Haynes, Times Staff Writer
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles said Friday that it would close its Valley Cities center in Sherman Oaks because of ongoing deficit spending and inadequate funding from the parent agency's main financial source. However, Valley Cities leaders vowed to keep the facility's doors open, even if that meant breaking away from its parent organization.
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December 14, 2001 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jewish leaders threatening to close five Los Angeles community centers offered Thursday to keep them open--provided that users help pay off a multimillion-dollar deficit and are willing to eliminate underused recreation and social programs at each site. The pledge came after about 200 members of the Westside Jewish Community Center picketed the Jewish Federation headquarters and chanted, "Oy vey! We have to stay!"
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March 11, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Officials of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles announced at a community meeting Tuesday night that they will not sell the center in the Fairfax district to a private high school. The future of the Westside Jewish Community Center, which has served the neighborhood for 43 years, had been in doubt since a private high school offered to purchase the center and turn it into a school campus.
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February 7, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Children's programs at four Los Angeles Jewish community centers slated for closure this summer could remain open another year if the centers meet strict enrollment and fund-raising goals, organization officials said Wednesday. Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles announced plans in December to terminate the after-school, kindergarten and preschool programs on June 30 to make up for a financial shortfall.
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February 7, 2002 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Children's programs at four Los Angeles Jewish community centers scheduled for closure this summer could remain open another school year if the centers meet strict enrollment and fund-raising goals, organization officials said Wednesday. Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles announced plans in December to terminate the after-school, kindergarten and preschool programs on June 30 to make up for a financial shortfall.
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January 12, 2002 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Operators of a network of financially troubled Jewish community centers in Los Angeles said Friday they will try to turn their agency around with tighter budgeting and using outside accountants to oversee money management. The changes are designed to prevent the nonprofit Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles from ever again being caught by surprise by cash-flow problems like the one that now threatens to close four of its seven sites, officials said.
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December 21, 2001 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The North Valley Jewish Community Center may have withstood a white supremacist's attack on children attending its summer camp, but in the end, money woes may force the center to close. The popular community center in Granada Hills, which has offered educational, recreational and social activities for 43 years, is due to terminate adult and teen programs Dec. 31 and end children's programs in June.
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December 14, 2001 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jewish leaders threatening to close five Los Angeles community centers offered Thursday to keep them open--provided that users help pay off a multimillion-dollar deficit and are willing to eliminate underused recreation and social programs at each site. The pledge came after about 200 members of the Westside Jewish Community Center picketed the Jewish Federation headquarters and chanted, "Oy vey! We have to stay!"
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April 11, 2002 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To keep Jewish community centers open in Granada Hills and Silver Lake, members are looking at ways to independently fund them. Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles, which operates seven facilities in the region, announced in December that five centers were in danger of being closed for lack of money. Since then, centers in Sherman Oaks and West Los Angeles have resolved their problems and are expected to stay open, said David Novak, a spokesman for the organization.
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January 11, 1999 | SUE FOX
The Weingart Foundation has awarded a $150,000 grant to help build a sports and youth complex at the Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus. The $4.5-million facility, including a gymnasium with retractable bleachers and a youth center, is a joint project of the Jewish Federation / Valley Alliance and Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles. Money for the complex, aimed at serving teenagers and young families, is coming from corporate and private donations.
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