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February 28, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS
Masseur Chad Berman wanted to make sure the volunteers were comfortable. So with massage chair in tow, he kneaded the sore muscles, stiff necks and strained hands of volunteers who operated phones Sunday for the Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance's United Jewish Fund "Super Sunday Phone-A-Thon." "I want them to make as much money as possible," said Berman, who has donated his massage services to the fund-raising drive for the last four years.
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February 28, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS
Masseur Chad Berman wanted to make sure the volunteers were comfortable. So with massage chair in tow, he kneaded the sore muscles, stiff necks and strained hands of volunteers who operated phones Sunday for the Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance's United Jewish Fund "Super Sunday Phone-A-Thon." "I want them to make as much money as possible," said Berman, who has donated his massage services to the fund-raising drive for the last four years.
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May 6, 1998 | JOEL P. ENGARDIO
The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance has announced a $50,000 grant to open a social services office to assist Conejo Valley's growing Jewish population. The new Jewish Family Service of Conejo Valley will be at 100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The office will provide counseling for seniors, teens, parents and divorce at a sliding fee scale.
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April 8, 1996 | ED BOND
The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance needs volunteers to help plan its Valley Jewish Festival for next year. The first planning meeting is April 16 in Woodland Hills. For more information, call festival coordinator Susan Bender at (213) 852-3209. Volunteers are needed for Vital Link, sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. Volunteers become friends and advocates of the housebound elderly. For more information, call (818) 318-3996.
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December 10, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams will speak about crime and safety issues affecting the San Fernando Valley at a breakfast meeting of the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance on Wednesday. The discussion is open to the public and will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Radisson Valley Center Hotel, 15433 Ventura Blvd. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call (818) 587-3206.
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August 26, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance has awarded grants totaling $43,700 to eight educational and social service programs sponsored by area Jewish community groups. The Incentive Regional Allocation grants will be used for numerous support programs for the unemployed, aged and disabled as well as for programs promoting Jewish education, history and culture, said Shoshana Hirsh, director of planning and allocations for the organization.
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October 4, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance and Hadassah Southern California will kick off their yearlong Women's Social Awareness lecture series Tuesday with community activist Georgia Mercer. Mercer, an aide to Mayor Richard Riordan and a recent Los Angeles City Council candidate, will discuss current political issues affecting Los Angeles, in an effort to empower women to take an active role in determining the future direction of their communities.
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April 30, 1996 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
A well-known Holocaust survivor whose short-subject documentary won an Oscar in March will speak Sunday at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. Gerda Weissman Klein, who won an Academy Award for the documentary, "One Survivor Remembers," has also written an autobiography, a novel and a children's book. Her work with the mentally disabled led to the establishment of the Blue Rose Foundation organization in New York. Klein is married to Kurt Klein, a U.S.
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November 12, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance and Hadassah Southern California will continue their ongoing Women's Social Awareness lecture series Thursday with the panel discussion "City of Angels: The Dream and the Reality." Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks, Police Commission President Edith Perez and City Councilwoman Laura Chick will discuss public safety, public policy, violence and crime and its impact on Angelenos.
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November 16, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
About 3,000 volunteers are expected to participate today in Mitzvah Day '97, a time set aside for community service in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Antelope, Conejo and Simi valleys. The daylong event, sponsored by the Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance, a Jewish community service organization based in West Hills, will involve 37 synagogues and organizations from throughout the valleys performing 100 service projects.
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