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December 9, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson will address the Hanukkah celebration of the Jewish National Fund, Orange County-Long Beach Region, on Sunday. Sponsored by the National Future Leadership Division, the day's festivities will include a champagne brunch, buffet, silent auction and a raffle. The event will be at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 S. Pine Ave. The cost is $36 a person. Founded in 1901, the Jewish National Fund is a worldwide charitable organization. Information: (714) 558-8733.
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September 7, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Israel's most venerated state-building agencies has come under attack from environmentalists, who say the organization's massive tree-planting efforts have actually harmed the very land it meant to reclaim. The Zionist Congress created the Jewish National Fund in 1901 with a mandate to buy land in what was then Palestine as the first step toward creating the Jewish state. Few organizations played a greater role in building Israel or hold a more powerful appeal for Jews around the world.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1998 | DEBRA CANO and JOHN CANALIS
Long Beach broker Jerry Kaufman has been installed as the president of the Jewish National Fund of Orange County/Long Beach. New board members also were appointed: Alice Alkosser, Adele Alterman, Gerson Jerus, Ora Levenzon, Carol Ludmir and Ruth Mervis. Kaufman is the principal of JSK Financial Services, Inc., a mortgage broker and financial services company. He and his wife, Bryna Kane, have three children.
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January 24, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid a desolate landscape in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday, about 100 people scrambled over charred trees and ashy hills, planting 8-inch-tall oak trees. Rosa Bautista planted a sapling in the name of her 6-week-old son, Christopher, and then 10 more trees, named for his siblings, his grandparents, his aunts and uncles, and finally for his two pets. By the time his mother and sister Brittany, 3, got on their knees to plant the 12th tree, his family had some serious help.
NEWS
March 28, 1987
Fred Kahan, retired Los Angeles-area director of the Jewish National Fund of America, the support organization that has turned millions of desert acres into the nation of Israel, died Tuesday. He was 77 and died in his Studio City home of an apparent aneurysm, a spokesman for the fund said. Born in Jerusalem as the descendant of 11 generations of rabbis, Kahan came to the United States after World War I and attended a seminary in New Jersey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1988
An area office for the Jewish National Fund has opened at 131 N. Tustin Ave., Suite 200, in Tustin. The JNF is an international, apolitical agency that has planted more than 180 million trees and reclaimed nearly 300,000 acres of former desert for farming, housing and industry in Israel, according to Vicki Goldish, director of JNF Orange County. The opening coincides with a fund-raising drive to replant more than 40,000 burned acres of forests, pastures and orchards, Goldish said.
NEWS
September 7, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Israel's most venerated state-building agencies has come under attack from environmentalists, who say the organization's massive tree-planting efforts have actually harmed the very land it meant to reclaim. The Zionist Congress created the Jewish National Fund in 1901 with a mandate to buy land in what was then Palestine as the first step toward creating the Jewish state. Few organizations played a greater role in building Israel or hold a more powerful appeal for Jews around the world.
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May 18, 1988 | Reuters
Fourteen of the 40 cedars from Israel planted in Basel to mark the Jewish state's 40th anniversary were uprooted overnight and a commemorative stone was defaced, police reported Tuesday. The tree-planting ceremony on April 17 sparked a demonstration against Israeli policies in occupied Arab territories. The trees were provided by the Jewish National Fund.
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August 10, 1987 | Associated Press
The brakes failed today on a tour bus hired by the U.S.-based Jewish National Fund and the vehicle hit a tree, injuring at least 41 people, Israel radio reported. It was not immediately known whether Americans were among the injured. The crash occurred in the Jerusalem hills, the radio said. It said five people were seriously injured, including the bus driver, who went through the windshield in the crash.
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April 28, 1989 | From Reuters
Fire damaged Jerusalem's Kennedy memorial forest during the night, and Israeli officials said Thursday that they suspect arson. It took firefighters 12 hours to control fires that started about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Moshe Rivlin, chairman of the Jewish National Fund, which is in charge of Israeli forestry, said flames destroyed eight acres and about 3,000 trees. The forest, several hundred acres of pine, is named for the late President John F. Kennedy.
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January 22, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Across the country, congregations of many faiths are awakening to a kind of earth spirituality rooted in their sacred writings and traditions. Mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics have been among the leaders in the charge, incorporating themes of caring for creation into their prayers, sermons and liturgies.
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February 13, 1999 | JAMES MEIER
The Jewish National Fund of Orange County-Long Beach will have its fifth annual Walk for Israel at Mason Regional Park in Irvine on May 2. Dr. Wendy Groner Strauss, a board member who headed last year's walk, will again serve as chairwoman. The 1999 walk will feature "Journey to the Promised Land," with stops along the route at learning stations where young walkers will be able to enrich their knowledge of Israel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1998 | DEBRA CANO and JOHN CANALIS
Long Beach broker Jerry Kaufman has been installed as the president of the Jewish National Fund of Orange County/Long Beach. New board members also were appointed: Alice Alkosser, Adele Alterman, Gerson Jerus, Ora Levenzon, Carol Ludmir and Ruth Mervis. Kaufman is the principal of JSK Financial Services, Inc., a mortgage broker and financial services company. He and his wife, Bryna Kane, have three children.
NEWS
December 15, 1997 | ANN CONWAY
Retiring UCI Chancellor Laurel L. Wilkening alluded to a new career as a global environmentalist when she received the Tree of Life Award from the Orange County Chapter of the Jewish National Fund. "My future career may be more related to the Tree of Life Award than my past [career]," Wilkening, a planetary scientist, told 400 guests last week during a benefit for the fund at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson will address the Hanukkah celebration of the Jewish National Fund, Orange County-Long Beach Region, on Sunday. Sponsored by the National Future Leadership Division, the day's festivities will include a champagne brunch, buffet, silent auction and a raffle. The event will be at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 S. Pine Ave. The cost is $36 a person. Founded in 1901, the Jewish National Fund is a worldwide charitable organization. Information: (714) 558-8733.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1997 | SUSAN DEEMER and LISA ADDISON and DEBRA CANO
The Jewish National Fund of Orange County/ Long Beach will present its Tree of Life Award to UCI Chancellor Laurel L. Wilkening on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, former Cabinet member, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Council member, will be the keynote speaker. Jack W. Peltason, president emeritus of the University of California, will serve as honorary chairman. Henry Segerstrom and Michael L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1995
In a time of economic, social and political stress, it is wonderful to relate an experience that was a reminder of what is truly right with life in Orange County. Over 600 people, of diverse faiths and cultures, attended the Jewish National Fund dinner Oct. 1. There was a tremendous spirit of cooperation, understanding and respect between the people in the room, whatever their individual faith, whatever their individual background. With so much violence, hostility and conflict in our society, it was indeed a delightful portrait of the good within us. WILLIAM A. SHANE National Conference of Christians and Jews Costa Mesa
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1999 | JAMES MEIER
The Jewish National Fund of Orange County-Long Beach will have its fifth annual Walk for Israel at Mason Regional Park in Irvine on May 2. Dr. Wendy Groner Strauss, a board member who headed last year's walk, will again serve as chairwoman. The 1999 walk will feature "Journey to the Promised Land," with stops along the route at learning stations where young walkers will be able to enrich their knowledge of Israel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1995
In a time of economic, social and political stress, it is wonderful to relate an experience that was a reminder of what is truly right with life in Orange County. Over 600 people, of diverse faiths and cultures, attended the Jewish National Fund dinner Oct. 1. There was a tremendous spirit of cooperation, understanding and respect between the people in the room, whatever their individual faith, whatever their individual background. With so much violence, hostility and conflict in our society, it was indeed a delightful portrait of the good within us. WILLIAM A. SHANE National Conference of Christians and Jews Costa Mesa
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