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February 12, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles collected pledges totaling more than $4.4 million during its "Super Sunday" effort, the nonprofit organization's largest annual fundraising event, officials said. The daylong fundraising drive, relying on more than 2,000 volunteers phoning about 50,000 potential donors in the Los Angeles area, typically brings in about 10% of the annual donations to the regional federation.
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January 27, 2009 | Duke Helfand
The longtime chief executive of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles announced Monday that he will resign at the end of the year. John R. Fishel, 60, who has led the nonprofit agency for nearly 17 years and is credited by many with putting it on sound financial footing, said he wants to pursue other interests. He made the announcement at the federation's board of directors' meeting, surprising many in the room.
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February 28, 2000
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles raised about $5 million Sunday for the needy during a daylong phone-a-thon, a federation spokesman said. About 2,700 volunteers participating in the annual "Super Sunday" event reached more than 14,000 contributors, who gave more than last year's total of $4.75 million. The money will go to United Jewish Funds, which benefits 17 local nonsectarian social service agencies and many international humanitarian causes.
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February 12, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles collected pledges totaling more than $4.4 million during its "Super Sunday" effort, the nonprofit organization's largest annual fundraising event, officials said. The daylong fundraising drive, relying on more than 2,000 volunteers phoning about 50,000 potential donors in the Los Angeles area, typically brings in about 10% of the annual donations to the regional federation.
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February 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 2,000 volunteers manned phone banks in three locations Sunday to raise $5 million for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, a nonsectarian social services group. The 25th annual "Super Sunday" lasted from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and drew notable volunteers such as Mayor James K. Hahn and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, said Jill Namm, a co-chair of the West Hills call center.
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February 14, 2005 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
An estimated 2,000 volunteers staffing phone banks at three Southland locations Sunday raised about $4.6 million for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, a spokeswoman said. "This is the kickoff of our annual campaign," Deborah Dragon, the federation's vice president for public relations, said of the annual event known as Super Sunday. "This is the start of our yearlong campaign to raise funds for our activities."
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February 27, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
About 2,000 volunteers were expected to phone an estimated 50,000 potential donors Sunday during the Jewish Federation's annual "Super Sunday," its biggest single fundraising event of the year. "This constitutes about 10% of our annual campaign," Deborah Dragon, the federation's vice president of public relations, said of the phone calls made from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from three locations throughout Los Angeles County.
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February 24, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Jewish Federation's "Super Sunday" fund-raiser was expected to bring in about $4 million in a daylong telephone campaign to benefit the federation's programs across Los Angeles County. About 1,200 volunteers received donations from 14,000 people, according to organizers. Among the volunteers were Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn and Council members Alex Padilla, Dennis Zine and Jack Weiss. The 24-year-old event is the largest single fund-raising day for the group.
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December 19, 2001 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new president of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles has unveiled plans to save and renovate the group's Westside center, an institution beloved by generations that officials had threatened to close because of money woes. "It's time to really step forward and rebuild that facility into what the community there deserves," said Marty Jannol, the organization's new chief volunteer.
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December 5, 2001 | BOB POOL and ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Confusion and anger swirled through the Los Angeles Jewish community Tuesday as two major groups disclosed plans to cut back cultural and social services because of financial problems. The venerable Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, an umbrella group for 18 Jewish agencies, announced that it has laid off 40 employees amid warnings that it is nearly $5 million short of its fund-raising goal.
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February 27, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
About 2,000 volunteers were expected to phone an estimated 50,000 potential donors Sunday during the Jewish Federation's annual "Super Sunday," its biggest single fundraising event of the year. "This constitutes about 10% of our annual campaign," Deborah Dragon, the federation's vice president of public relations, said of the phone calls made from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from three locations throughout Los Angeles County.
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February 14, 2005 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
An estimated 2,000 volunteers staffing phone banks at three Southland locations Sunday raised about $4.6 million for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, a spokeswoman said. "This is the kickoff of our annual campaign," Deborah Dragon, the federation's vice president for public relations, said of the annual event known as Super Sunday. "This is the start of our yearlong campaign to raise funds for our activities."
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February 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 2,000 volunteers manned phone banks in three locations Sunday to raise $5 million for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, a nonsectarian social services group. The 25th annual "Super Sunday" lasted from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and drew notable volunteers such as Mayor James K. Hahn and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, said Jill Namm, a co-chair of the West Hills call center.
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February 24, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Jewish Federation's "Super Sunday" fund-raiser was expected to bring in about $4 million in a daylong telephone campaign to benefit the federation's programs across Los Angeles County. About 1,200 volunteers received donations from 14,000 people, according to organizers. Among the volunteers were Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn and Council members Alex Padilla, Dennis Zine and Jack Weiss. The 24-year-old event is the largest single fund-raising day for the group.
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November 10, 2002 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
The lesson of the day pertained to the modern marketplace, but it was steeped in Old World values. At the first meeting of the Jewish Federation's CEO Leadership Forum, Jonathan Swartz, chief executive of the clothing company Timberland, stood at a lectern and wondered aloud: "How do you maintain your values, even in the midst of day-to-day business dealings?"
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December 19, 2001 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new president of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles has unveiled plans to save and renovate the group's Westside center, an institution beloved by generations that officials had threatened to close because of money woes. "It's time to really step forward and rebuild that facility into what the community there deserves," said Marty Jannol, the organization's new chief volunteer.
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November 10, 2002 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
The lesson of the day pertained to the modern marketplace, but it was steeped in Old World values. At the first meeting of the Jewish Federation's CEO Leadership Forum, Jonathan Swartz, chief executive of the clothing company Timberland, stood at a lectern and wondered aloud: "How do you maintain your values, even in the midst of day-to-day business dealings?"
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January 27, 2009 | Duke Helfand
The longtime chief executive of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles announced Monday that he will resign at the end of the year. John R. Fishel, 60, who has led the nonprofit agency for nearly 17 years and is credited by many with putting it on sound financial footing, said he wants to pursue other interests. He made the announcement at the federation's board of directors' meeting, surprising many in the room.
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December 5, 2001 | BOB POOL and ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Confusion and anger swirled through the Los Angeles Jewish community Tuesday as two major groups disclosed plans to cut back cultural and social services because of financial problems. The venerable Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, an umbrella group for 18 Jewish agencies, announced that it has laid off 40 employees amid warnings that it is nearly $5 million short of its fund-raising goal.
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February 28, 2000
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles raised about $5 million Sunday for the needy during a daylong phone-a-thon, a federation spokesman said. About 2,700 volunteers participating in the annual "Super Sunday" event reached more than 14,000 contributors, who gave more than last year's total of $4.75 million. The money will go to United Jewish Funds, which benefits 17 local nonsectarian social service agencies and many international humanitarian causes.
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