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November 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Americans gave more money to the United Jewish Appeal last year than to any other nonprofit organization, mainly to help Russian Jews emigrate to Israel, according to a newly released survey. The Jewish charity replaced the Salvation Army at the top of the Philanthropy 400, an annual ranking of nonprofit groups by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Donations to major charities rose 5.8% in the past year, keeping ahead of the inflation rate, said the trade newspaper.
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November 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Americans gave more money to the United Jewish Appeal last year than to any other nonprofit organization, mainly to help Russian Jews emigrate to Israel, according to a newly released survey. The Jewish charity replaced the Salvation Army at the top of the Philanthropy 400, an annual ranking of nonprofit groups by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Donations to major charities rose 5.8% in the past year, keeping ahead of the inflation rate, said the trade newspaper.
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March 12, 1988
The Times carried a story entitled "Ties to Terrorism, Extremists Tap Into U.S. Money Tree," written by David Lamb (Part I, March 3). Lamb equates extremists groups such as the IRA and others with responsible mainstream organizations using simplistic labels to categorize all types of liberation movements. He equates "Zionists" with Nicaraguan Contras among others, and then proceeds to suggest that $1 billion raised privately for Israel is used in a similar manner to support terrorist activities and other extremist ventures in Israel and its territories.
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March 12, 1988
The Times carried a story entitled "Ties to Terrorism, Extremists Tap Into U.S. Money Tree," written by David Lamb (Part I, March 3). Lamb equates extremists groups such as the IRA and others with responsible mainstream organizations using simplistic labels to categorize all types of liberation movements. He equates "Zionists" with Nicaraguan Contras among others, and then proceeds to suggest that $1 billion raised privately for Israel is used in a similar manner to support terrorist activities and other extremist ventures in Israel and its territories.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2006
Moving on: Lori Starr, senior vice president of the Skirball Cultural Center and director of the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles, has been named executive director of the Koffler Centre of the Arts, the cultural branch of the United Jewish Appeal Federation in Toronto. Starting Oct. 1, Starr will take charge of the Koffler's contemporary art exhibition space and multifaceted arts school.
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April 24, 1999 | Religion News Service
United Jewish Communities is the new name of an umbrella Jewish charitable agency that will disperse more than $700 million annually to Jewish causes in the United States and abroad. The agency was formed by combining the Council of Jewish Federations, the United Jewish Appeal and the United Israel Appeal. Stephen D. Solender, executive vice president of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York, has been named the new group's acting head.
BUSINESS
February 17, 1989
Seagram Co. Ltd., Montreal, has appointed Edgar Bronfman Jr. president and chief operating officer, effective July 1. He succeeds David G. Sacks, who has been named vice chairman. On July 1, Sacks assumes the office of president of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York. Edgar Bronfman Jr. was named last summer to the new position of executive vice president-U.S. operations.
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October 11, 1994 | MAIA DAVIS
To help teach the destructive consequences of bigotry, the Ventura Unified School District is sending all 1,200 of its eighth-grade students to visit a Los Angeles museum dedicated to racial and ethnic tolerance. Beginning next week, eighth-grade classes from the district's four middle schools will take turns piling into buses for trips to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The trips are sponsored by the district and the nonprofit United Jewish Appeal of Western Ventura County, Inc.
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April 22, 1996 | MIGUEL HELFT
Paul and Mary will not be there. But Puff the Magic Dragon may make an appearance at Peter Yarrow's benefit concert in Ventura on Tuesday. Yarrow, of the trio Peter, Paul and Mary, is best known for such songs as "Puff the Magic Dragon" and the new Hanukkah favorite "Light One Candle." He has long supported causes that promote social justice.
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March 15, 1990
Orthodox Jewish leaders kicked off a fund-raising drive in Los Angeles on Wednesday to aid Soviet Jews resettling in Israel. "This is a historic opportunity for the Jewish community to assist the state of Israel in the absorption of hundreds of thousands of Jews leaving the Soviet Union," said Rabbi Max Schrier, president of the Rabbinical Council of America.
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December 6, 1997 | LISA FERNANDEZ
The Jewish League for Environmental Awareness is hosting its first environmental fair Sunday at Temple Beth Torah at 7620 Foothill Road in Ventura. From 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors will learn about environmental issues from videos, lectures and a presentation by the Raptor Rehabilitation and Release Program. Guests also will hear updates on the polluted Yarkon River in Israel, where Australian athletes died this summer after falling into contaminated water.
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December 28, 1995 | MIGUEL HELFT
The United Jewish Appeal/Federation of Ventura County is organizing an informational fair next month to promote Jewish community organizations. The fair will showcase organizations offering activities for seniors, adults and youths. Organizers are encouraging families to attend. More than two dozen organizations will present opportunities for travel, education and entertainment, both in the area and beyond. "This is an educational fair," said Susan Abrams, administrator of the federation.
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