Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

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Browse through JFS press releases to find in-depth information about major developments with JFS programs, special events and issues that impact Jewish Family Service.
For press inquiries or further information, please contact Melody Vargas, Communications Specialist, at 213.260.7924 or communications@jfsla.org.

June 23, 2016 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES HONORED AS A NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR AT CALIFORNIA STATE CAPITOL IN SACRAMENTO
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May 13, 2016 - ‘THE TALK’ HOSTS JULIE CHEN, SARA GILBERT, SHARON OSBOURNE, AISHA TYLER AND SHERYL UNDERWOOD WILL BE HONORED AT THE JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES' 23rd ANNUAL GALA DINNER ON MAY 23
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March 10, 2016 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES RECEIVES GRANT FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR CARE
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June 21, 2015 - 250 CHILDREN RECEIVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND CLOTHING FROM JFS { TOOLS FOR SCHOOL PROGRAM AND NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN'S BACK 2 SCHOOL STORE
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June 1, 2015 - EILEEN AND HAROLD BROWN, MINDY AND GENE STEIN, CONGRESSMAN HENRY WAXMAN HONORED AT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES' 22nd ANNUAL GALA DINNER
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January 12, 2015 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE RECEIVES $40,000 GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICA TO HELP FUND FAMILY VIOLENCE PROJECT AND SHELTER SERVICES
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October 2, 2014 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES' HAVEN HOUSE SHELTER AWARDED AVON FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANT
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August 1, 2014 - 3,000 CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY GET FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FROM JFS { TOOLS FOR SCHOOL PROJECT
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July 30, 2014 - CBS NETWORK TELEVISION ENTERTAINMENT GROUP'S DEBBY BARAK INSTALLED AS BOARD CHAIR OF JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES
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May 9, 2014 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES TO HONOR DR. LEE LAINER, CELEBRATE 160TH ANNIVERSARY AT 21ST ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
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December 17, 2013 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE RECEIVES $40,000 GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICA TO HELP FUND PROGRAMS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS
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October, 2013 - JFS { FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER TO HOLD LUNCHEON SPEAKER SERIES INSTALLMENT “JEWS IN THE LOS ANGELES MOSAIC” AT AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER
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September 13, 2013 - 3,000 CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY GET FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FROM JFS { TOOLS FOR SCHOOL PROJECT
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August 1, 2013 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST, COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KORETZ TO HONOR AND REMEMBER RAOUL WALLENBERG
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July 2, 2013 - MEDIA ADVISORY - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES TO HOST CONGRESSMAN HENRY WAXMAN FOR DISCUSSION ON HOW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT CAN HELP SENIORS
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May 28, 2013 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES TO HONOR FORMER JFS PRESIDENT DAVID O. LEVINE AT 20TH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
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April 10, 2013 - STATEMENT BY JFS BOARD TERRY B. FRIEDMAN AND JFS CEO PAUL S. CASTRO OPPOSING USE OF "CHAINED CPI" IN FEDERAL BUDGET
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February 6, 2013 - MEDIA ADVISORY - GET FIT FOR HEALTHY LIVING
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January 11, 2013 - MEDIA ADVISORY - EMPOWERMENT
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December 28, 2012 - ROSE BOWL COMPETITORS SERVE TOGETHER OFF THE FIELD
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December 28, 2012 - [UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON PRESS RELEASE] ROSE BOWL COMPETITORS SERVE TOGETHER OFF THE FIELD
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August 17, 2012 - L.A. MEDICARE PATIENTS TO BENEFIT FROM NATIONAL EFFORT TO IMPROVE CARE, REDUCE READMISSIONS
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August 16, 2012 - 3000 CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY GET FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FROM JFS { TOOLS FOR SCHOOL PROJECT 
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July 10, 2012 - JUDGE TERRY FRIEDMAN INSTALLED AS BOARD PRESIDENT OF JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES
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June 19, 2012 - JFS { CHAVERIM SHINING STAR EVENT DRAWS CROWD TO RAISE MONEY FOR PROGRAMS ASSISTING ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
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June 15, 2012 - STATEMENT BY PAUL S. CASTRO, CEO OF JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES ON LEGISLATURE'S PASSAGE OF STATE BUDGET BILL
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June 1, 2012 -  RECORD-BREAKING CROWD CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS AND RAISES FUNDS TO SUPPORT CRITICAL JEWISH FAMILY SEVICE PROGRAMS
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May 29, 2012 - JEWSIH FAMILY SERVICE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SUPPORTS GOVERNOR BROWN'S SALES AND INCOME TAX INCREASE INITIATIVE
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May 4, 2012 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE TO HONOR TAMI KUPETZ STAPF AND DAVID STAPF, JEFF NAGLER AT 19th ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
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April 24, 2012 - MAY IS PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
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March 21, 2012 - STATEMENT BY LEADING L.A.-BASED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNSELING AND SHELTER PROVIDER ON RASH OF INCIDENTS IN LOS ANGELES AREA
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January 23, 2012 - MEDIA ADVISORY: JFS { EMPOWERMENT CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF MARCIA BURNAM
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January 18, 2012 - STATEMENT BY LEADING L.A.-BASED SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY ON GOV. BROWN'S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
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January 9, 2012 - OREGON DUCKS, WISCONSIN BADGERS TEAM UP TO FEED THE HUNGRY AT JFS { SOVA FOOD PANTRY
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December 22, 2011 - [UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PRESS RELEASE] ROSE BOWL-BOUND DUCKS AND BADGERS FANS TEAM UP FOR FOOD BANK SERVICE PROJECT
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December 6, 2011 - [KRISPY KREME PRESS RELEASE] KRISPY KREME WORTHY TOUR SCHEDULES STOP AT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE'S FREDA MOHR MULTIPURPOSE SENIOR CENTER TO CELEBRATE TWO 100TH BIRTHDAYS
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December 1, 2011- EDELSTEIN FOUNDATION DONATIONS TO JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE APPROACH $2 MILLION
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November 18, 2011 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE HELPS NEEDY CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING WITH ALL THE FIXINGS
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November 15, 2011 - MORE LOW INCOME CALIFORNIANS STRUGGLE TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE
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October 18, 2011 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED BY ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AS "AGENCY OF THE YEAR"
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September 16, 2011 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE TO HOLD “TASTE OF THE VALLEY STOREFRONT” EVENT TO PROVIDE RESOURCES TO LOCAL COMMUNITY
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August 19, 2011 - 3,000 CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY GET FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FROM JFS { TOOLS FOR SCHOOL FOR SCHOOL PROJECT
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May 24, 2011 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE HONORS TODD M. MORGAN, VOLUNTEERS OF CAFE EUROPA AT 18TH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
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April 12, 2011 - FOOD FORWARD'S “BIG PICK” TO BRING LOCALLY-GROWN PRODUCE TO THOSE IN NEED
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April 11, 2011 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE HELPS THOSE IN NEED CELEBRATE PASSOVER
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March 14, 2011 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE RECEIVES $150,000 FROM WELLS FARGO TO PROVIDE FOOD, SHELTER & SUPPORT TO PEOPLE IN NEED
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February 17, 2011 - PIONEERING HAVEN HOUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER BECOMES PART OF JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
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February 11, 2011 - JFS EMPOWERMENT CELEBRATION HONORS FORMER STATE SENATOR SHEILA J. KUEHL; RAISES FUNDS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
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January 27, 2011 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE (JFS) TO HOST “EMPOWERMENT" CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF ABBY J. LEIBMAN AND IN MEMORY OF NINA C. LEIBMAN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
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January 12, 2011 - STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNOR'S 2011-2012 STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL AND ITS IMPACT ON CALIFORNIA'S MOST VULNERABLE
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December 10, 2010 - JFS OPENS EXPANDED WEST HOLLYWOOD-METRO SOVA PANTRY & RESOURCE CENTER IN RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY NEED
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November 2, 2010 - CBS' "NIGHT OF HOPE" RAISES FUNDS & AWARENESS TO HELP VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REGAIN INDEPENDENCE
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October 28, 2010 - JFS SUPPORTS PROP 25
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October 14, 2010 - STARS COME OUT TO SUPPORT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE VALLEY STOREFRONT OLDER ADULT FITNESS CENTER
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September 17, 2010 - CALIFORNIA STATE BUDGET IMPASSE IMPACTS THE ELDERLY, THE ABUSED
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August 5, 2010 - STATEMENT REGARDING APPELLATE COURT RULING ON PROPOSITION 8
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August 3, 2010 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE RECEIVES $50,000 GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICA TO HELP FUND SHELTER SERVICES
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July 13, 2010 - DAVID O. LEVINE INSTALLED AS BOARD PRESIDENT OF JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES,
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May 26, 2010 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE HONORS RABBI ELLIOT DORFF, LAW FIRM OF KLEE, TUCHIN, BOGDANOFF & STERN AT 17th ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
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April 27, 2010 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE TO HONOR RABBI ELLIOT DORFF, LAW FIRM OF KLEE, TUCHIN, BOGDANOFF & STERN AT 17th ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
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February 10, 2010 - JFS HOSTS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION DINNER IN HONOR OF ABBY J. LEIBMAN AND IN MEMORY OF NINA C. LEIBMAN RAISES FUNDS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
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February 8, 2010 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE VALLEY STOREFRONT SHOWCASES HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ARTWORK IN SPECIAL EXHIBIT, “RESILIENCE: THE ART OF RUTH LAWRENCE”
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January 19, 2010 - JFS/SOVA FOOD PROGRAM RECEIVES $50,000 FROM WELLS FARGO IN RESPONSE TO DRAMATIC INCREASE IN NEED
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December 22, 2009 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE/SOVA RECEIVES $10,000 DONATION FROM “TOP CHEF” SUZANNE TRACHT AND JAR RESTAURANT
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November 27, 2009 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE HELPS THOSE IN NEED CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING
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November 23, 2009 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE LAUNCHES YARAN PEER COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY PROGRAM TO SERVE IRANIAN COMMUNITY
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November 13, 2009 - JFS HONORS MYRA MOREWITZ WITH THE SECOND CHARLOTTE KAMENIR VOLUNTEER OF DISTINCTION AWARD
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October 29, 2009 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE EXPERT ON CRISIS COUNSELING AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS SUPPORT SERVICES IN WAKE OF NORTH HOLLYWOOD SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING
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October 28, 2009 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE TO HOST “ACTIVE AND HEALTHY” RESOURCE FAIR FOR OLDER ADULTS, THEIR FAMILES, AND CAREGIVERS
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October 25, 2009 - JFS YOUNG LEADERS HOLD “CHORE DAY” TO HELP OLDER ADULTS AT PARK LA BREA
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October 13, 2009 - 1100 CHILDREN LIVING BELOW POVERTY LEVEL GET FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FROM JFS/TOOLS FOR SCHOOL PROJECT
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August 4, 2009 - JOINT STATEMENT OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER LOS ANGELES, JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES REGARDING RELOCATION OF JFS ADMINSTRATIVE OFFICES
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July 29, 2009 - CALIFORNIA’S SAFETY NET SLIPPING AWAY
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June 24, 2009 - 100 VOLUNTEERS + 300 ORANGE TREES = 100% TO FEED L.A.’S HUNGRY
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June 4, 2009 - VALLEY STOREFRONT SENIOR CENTER TO "SPRING INTO SUMMER" WITH JEOPARDY! HOST ALEX TREBEK
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June 4, 2009 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE TO HONOR SHANA & DON PASSMAN, CHARLOTTE & EDWARD KAMENIR AT 16TH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
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April 22, 2009 - TRANSPORTATION FAIR AT PARK LA BREA APARTMENTS TO EDUCATE OLDER ADULTS ABOUT TRANSPORTATION AND DRIVING RESOURCES
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March 8, 2009 - THE BIG PICK: JFS VOLUNTEERS COME TO CHATSWORTH TO BRING
LOCALLY-GROWN PRODUCE TO THOSE IN NEED
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January 27, 2009 - MITCHELL SILVERBERG & KNUPP DONATES $25,000 TO FAMILY VIOLENCE PROJECT IN RESPONSE TO GROWING NEED
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January 15, 2009 - STATEMENT REGARDING GOV. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
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January 5, 2009 - JFS BRAND PROGRAM WINS 2008 MARCOM CREATIVE AWARD FOR COMMUNICATIONS EXCELLENCE
Innovation Protocol of Los Angeles Created the Winning Campaign
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December 23, 2008 - JFS/SOVA FOOD PROGRAM RECEIVES $10,000 FROM WELLS FARGO IN RESPONSE TO DRAMATIC INCREASE IN NEED
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December 3, 2008 - ALEINU HONORS SAFETY KID VOLUNTEER EDUCATORS WITH KETER RIVKA AWARD
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November 7, 2008 - JFS HONORS SALLY MILLER WITH THE FIRST CHARLOTTE KAMENIR VOLUNTEER OF DISTINCTION AWARD
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October 17, 2008 - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES OPPOSES CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 8
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September 29, 2008 - SOVA COMMUNITY FOOD AND RESOURCE PROGRAM CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF FEEDING THE HUNGRY
“STRIKE OUT HUNGER” BENEFIT RAISES $200,000
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August 18, 2008 - JFS/SOVA FOOD PROGRAM RECEIVES $10,000 FROM WELLS FARGO IN RESPONSE TO DRAMATIC INCREASE IN LOS ANGELES FAMILIES SEEKING FOOD AID
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July 3, 2008 - LOS ANGELES (July 3, 2008)—On June 16, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) installed Jeff Nagler as its president for a two-year term. The agency also welcomed nine new board members: Colette Ament, Ira Cohen, Vicki Gold, Bryan Moeller, Steve Paul, Marvin Perer, Lisa Ribner, Toni M. Schulman and Meridith Weiss. Robert M. Stern, president of the Center of Government studies, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony, which was held at JFS headquarters in Los Angeles. 
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May 30, 2008 - 15th Annual Gala Raises a Record $767,000 for Agency
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November 20, 2007 - LOS ANGELES (November 20, 2007)— On October 9, 2007, the Mid City West Community Council (MCWCC) honored the senior service programs of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) with an award for extraordinary service to the community. Doreen Klee, director of the JFS/Freda Mohr Center, accepted the award on behalf of JFS. Ms. Klee was also inducted as a member of the council. The JFS/Freda Mohr Center, located at 330 North Fairfax Avenue, provides a variety of social and recreational services to local seniors. 
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September 11, 2007 - Paramount Pictures and Bright Horizons Support Los Angeles’s Homeless Children
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August 1, 2007 - Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) has launched “Tools for School,” a program that will supply 800 disadvantaged children in Los Angeles with new backpacks, chock-full of essential school supplies, for the start of the upcoming school year.

May 9, 2006 - Jewish Family Service’s 13th Annual Gala will honor Deborah Barak and Dr. Etan Milgrom; Connie Mandles will receive the Anita and Stanley Hirsh Award
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March 3, 2006 - Free JFS Program Helps New Mothers Beat the “Baby Blues” and Postpartum Depression
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September 22, 2005 - JFS/Family Violence Project’s Clothesline Project Exhibit Celebrates Survivors of Domestic Violence
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May 20, 2005 - Jewish Family Service’s Annual Gala Will Honor Hollywood’s Howard Kurtzman, Rick Kurtzman and David Lonner
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May 1, 2005 - Sixty Years After Auschwitz, Café Europa Reunion 2005 Brings American and Israeli Holocuast Survivors Together in Los Angeles
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December 12, 2004 - JFS 150th Anniversary Symposium Explores Future of Social Work
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October 22, 2004 - Mid-Wilshire Domestic Violence Prevention Collaborative Presents Fourth Annual Awards October 27 - Event Recognizes Community Efforts and Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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October 5, 2004 - Developmentally Disabled Young Artists Create “Quilts Of Hope” For Victims Of Domestic Violence - Special Quilts Presented to Family Violence Project of Jewish Family Service on Festival of Sukkot
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September 30, 2004 - SOVA Food Pantry Celebrates Opening Of New Westside Los Angeles Location - SOVA West Pantry Offers More Room, Additional Services to Help Clients Overcome Hunger and Poverty
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September 24, 2004 - Developmentally Disabled Young Artists Create “Quilts Of Hope” For Victims Of Domestic Violence - Special Quilts Will be Presented on September 29 to Family Violence Project of Jewish Family Service on Festival of Sukkot
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July 1, 2004 - Jewish Family Service And Frederic Fekkai Salon, Beverly Hills, Host An “Evening Of Beauty” For Victims Of Domestic Violence
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June 30, 2004 - Demonstration Grant Awarded To Jewish Family Service Of Los Angeles To Empower Leadership In The West Hollywood And Fairfax Senior Communities
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June 14, 2004 - Gelson’s Supermarkets And Chef Julie Hasson Help Raise $5000 For Jewish Family Service’s Family Violence Project
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May 24, 2004 - Jewish Family Service’s 150th Anniversary Gala Honors Nbc-Universal Executive Marc Graboff & Family Attorney Debi Graboff And Wells Fargo - “Access Hollywood” Host Pat O’Brien is Master of Ceremonies Superstar Barry Manilow Entertains Guests
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May 14, 2004 - Jewish Family Service Receives Usc School Of Social Work’s “Agency Of The Year” Award - Doreen Klee Honored As Top Field Instructor
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May 4, 2004 - Jewish Family Service’s 150th Anniversary Gala Will Honor NBC-Universal Executive Marc Graboff & Family Attorney Debi Graboff and Wells Fargo - “Access Hollywood” Host Pat O’Brien Will Be The Master Of Ceremonies Superstar Barry Manilow Will Entertain Guests
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April 20, 2004 - Jewish Family Service Receives City Commendation For 150 Years Of Service To Angelenos
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March 29, 2004 - Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Helps More than 6500 Jews to Experience a Passover Seder - 26th Annual Community Seder Program is the Largest in the City
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March 11, 2004 - The Safe Spot’s “When a parent has Cancer” Seminars Help Parents and Young Children Cope with Cancer - Free Community Events Feature Authors, Cancer Survivors and Parents Dr. Wendy S. Harpham and Rabbi Ed Feinstein
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November 17, 2003 - Still Listening: 150 Years Of Jewish Family Service - New Exhibition Celebrates the First and Largest Charitable Organization in Los Angeles
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