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May 2, 2004 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
Werner Lange had just $20 in his pockets when he fled Nazi Germany. By the time he died last April, he and his late wife, Ellen, were millionaires. Lange lost both parents in the concentration camps. His wife was a Holocaust survivor. In Los Angeles, together, they built a new life. But they never forgot their history or what it felt like to have nothing. In death, they left one Jewish organization with an enormous gift.
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December 16, 2008 | Walter Hamilton and E. Scott Reckard, Hamilton and Reckard are Times staff writers.
Wall Street financier Bernard L. Madoff's alleged $50-billion Ponzi scheme appears to have extended deeply into Southern California's Jewish community, with millions of dollars in losses tallied Monday by charitable organizations, Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and a foundation bankrolled by director Steven Spielberg.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2002 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Isadore Familian, a Los Angeles industrialist, philanthropist and Jewish community leader who provided decades of support--and inspired others to do likewise--for the University of Judaism and the City of Hope, has died. He was 90. Familian died of natural causes Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. Born in Chicago to Russian immigrant parents, Familian arrived in Los Angeles in 1913, when he was 2. As a boy, he worked in his father's junk business after school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2008 | SANDY BANKS
I attended a movie screening Sunday on the Paramount Pictures lot that was so packed, benches had to be hauled in to give everyone a seat in the Sherry Lansing Theater. I hadn't seen that many girls and women in one place since my last Girl Scout Jamboree. When the curtain dropped and the applause stopped, director Robin Garbose took the stage, looking both purposefully modest and casually chic. Her brown beret met Halakha requirements that a married woman cover her hair.
NEWS
November 22, 1987 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
One city official was calling it "a big fuss about nothing" last Thursday, but by late afternoon it had escalated into a big enough fuss that it threatened to topple plans to honor a hero of the Holocaust. "This could lose us $80,000," said Jane Fantel, a fund-raiser for the Raoul Wallenberg Fund, a Westside Jewish group that is trying to collect $150,000 to erect a monument to the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2008 | Walter Hamilton and E. Scott Reckard, Hamilton and Reckard are Times staff writers.
Wall Street financier Bernard L. Madoff's alleged $50-billion Ponzi scheme appears to have extended deeply into Southern California's Jewish community, with millions of dollars in losses tallied Monday by charitable organizations, Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and a foundation bankrolled by director Steven Spielberg.
NEWS
June 15, 1989 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Sidney Morse intentionally changed his life. "I wanted to expand my horizons, rid myself of fears I had had as a kid," he said. So, at 49, he took swimming and sailing lessons. ("I had a tremendous fear of water.") He took est training, became a certified scuba diver and did two Outward Bound wilderness endurance trips, rappelling cliffs. "With these tools I felt I could challenge anything." He also became a licensed pilot and bought a Cessna 82. To sail, he bought a 36-foot Catalina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1999 | NONA YATES
"Stop the violence" is the message the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council is hoping to project this week with a solidarity march and a symbolic campaign to shine a "light of love" on hate and fear. On Sunday, a march will initiate the council's weeklong "Turn on a Love Light" campaign. The council is asking people to turn on porch lights from Sunday through Aug. 29 to demonstrate goodwill and love for all people and opposition to hatred, fear and violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2008 | SANDY BANKS
I attended a movie screening Sunday on the Paramount Pictures lot that was so packed, benches had to be hauled in to give everyone a seat in the Sherry Lansing Theater. I hadn't seen that many girls and women in one place since my last Girl Scout Jamboree. When the curtain dropped and the applause stopped, director Robin Garbose took the stage, looking both purposefully modest and casually chic. Her brown beret met Halakha requirements that a married woman cover her hair.
NEWS
November 11, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reaching out to local Israelis after decades of neglect, Jewish community officials Thursday announced a $180,000 grant intended to help bring the immigrants into the larger Jewish community of Los Angeles. The Israeli government once frowned on this sort of thing, hoping that emigres would feel like strangers in a strange land and decide to return to the Jewish state, said Consul General Ran Ronen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2004 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
Werner Lange had just $20 in his pockets when he fled Nazi Germany. By the time he died last April, he and his late wife, Ellen, were millionaires. Lange lost both parents in the concentration camps. His wife was a Holocaust survivor. In Los Angeles, together, they built a new life. But they never forgot their history or what it felt like to have nothing. In death, they left one Jewish organization with an enormous gift.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2002 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Isadore Familian, a Los Angeles industrialist, philanthropist and Jewish community leader who provided decades of support--and inspired others to do likewise--for the University of Judaism and the City of Hope, has died. He was 90. Familian died of natural causes Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. Born in Chicago to Russian immigrant parents, Familian arrived in Los Angeles in 1913, when he was 2. As a boy, he worked in his father's junk business after school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1999 | NONA YATES
"Stop the violence" is the message the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council is hoping to project this week with a solidarity march and a symbolic campaign to shine a "light of love" on hate and fear. On Sunday, a march will initiate the council's weeklong "Turn on a Love Light" campaign. The council is asking people to turn on porch lights from Sunday through Aug. 29 to demonstrate goodwill and love for all people and opposition to hatred, fear and violence.
NEWS
November 11, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reaching out to local Israelis after decades of neglect, Jewish community officials Thursday announced a $180,000 grant intended to help bring the immigrants into the larger Jewish community of Los Angeles. The Israeli government once frowned on this sort of thing, hoping that emigres would feel like strangers in a strange land and decide to return to the Jewish state, said Consul General Ran Ronen.
NEWS
June 15, 1989 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Sidney Morse intentionally changed his life. "I wanted to expand my horizons, rid myself of fears I had had as a kid," he said. So, at 49, he took swimming and sailing lessons. ("I had a tremendous fear of water.") He took est training, became a certified scuba diver and did two Outward Bound wilderness endurance trips, rappelling cliffs. "With these tools I felt I could challenge anything." He also became a licensed pilot and bought a Cessna 82. To sail, he bought a 36-foot Catalina.
NEWS
November 22, 1987 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
One city official was calling it "a big fuss about nothing" last Thursday, but by late afternoon it had escalated into a big enough fuss that it threatened to topple plans to honor a hero of the Holocaust. "This could lose us $80,000," said Jane Fantel, a fund-raiser for the Raoul Wallenberg Fund, a Westside Jewish group that is trying to collect $150,000 to erect a monument to the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2008 | E. Scott Reckard, Rachel Abramowitz and Claudia Eller
"Good news, bad news" probably doesn't begin to describe the day Hollywood screenwriter Eric Roth had last week. Roth was nominated Thursday for a Golden Globe award as screenwriter of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." And that same day, he learned that he lost all his retirement money to Bernard Madoff's alleged $50-billion Ponzi scheme. "I'm the biggest sucker who ever walked the face of the Earth," Roth said Tuesday.
NEWS
July 22, 1985
Allan B. Cutrow of Cheviot Hills has been elected president of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Cutrow, a CPA, is a lawyer.
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