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Join us for a powerful morning of connection, learning, and action. Hear from our Federation partner organizations about their impactful programs and how you can make a difference. Help support families in need during the holiday season through our Adopt-a-Family program. Contact Amy Popkin or Jenna Fields for more information about our Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles held its Annual Chanukah Celebration at Los Angeles City Hall, featuring a menorah lighting ceremony attended by city leaders. Community engagement is a key focus for the Federation, as they work towards a better city and state. Contact Catherine Schneider for more information on their Community Engagement Strategic Initiative.
Discover the impact of our Federation and the challenges faced by Jews around the world at Global Jewry: One People, One World. Gain insight from community activists on rising anti-Semitism, the crisis in Ukraine, and the situation in Israel. Learn how we respond to crises and revitalize Jewish life in over 70 countries. Join us on our international missions in 2015.
Support impoverished Jews in L.A. by donating to The Jewish Federation. The Ezra Network, a Federation program, provides personalized resources for Jews struggling with unemployment, addiction, and other hardships. Social workers are available at 19 synagogue locations, and job and legal counselors rotate throughout the Ezra Network sites. Make a small gift today to help transform lives and provide a safety net for those in need.
Join the prestigious New Leaders Project (NLP) and become part of an elite group of Jewish civic leaders. Graduates have taken on challenges such as rebranding Los Angeles and educating voters on ballot propositions. Apply now for the Class of 2015 at www.JewishLA.org/NLP. Application deadline is November 30, 2014.
Outrage and sorrow fill our hearts as we condemn the horrific act of violence in a Jerusalem synagogue. Innocent Americans, Israelis, and Brits have been senselessly slaughtered. It is imperative that world leaders, including the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, denounce these murderers and those who harbor and support them. Our thoughts are with the families of Moshe Twersky, Aryeh Kupinsky, Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, and Kalman Levine. May their memories bring solace to their loved ones and the entire Jewish community.
Join us as our community comes together on Mitzvah Day to make a difference. Over 130 volunteers participated in various projects throughout Los Angeles, including a heart-warming Senior Prom and serving lunch at Union Rescue Mission. We also sorted and categorized 20,000 pounds of food for JFS SOVA’s High Holiday food drive. Sign up for our next Community Service Day on December 21st and participate in our Toy and Book Drive starting November 10th. Email Alana Schwartz to get involved.
Our impactful work in Hungary includes innovative programs at the Balint Jewish Community Center in Budapest, connecting Jews to their heritage through Israeli dance classes, computer courses, holiday programs, fitness, and the Shalom Social Club for Holocaust survivors. We also organize Judafest, a social festival celebrating Jewish culture, and support Szarvas, a Jewish summer camp for over 1,300 children from 25 countries. Join us to learn more at Global Jewry: One People, One World.
Learn how to protect your kids from predators online and in the real world. Join us for an enlightening discussion featuring legal commentator Robin Sax, who will share best practices and guidelines for talking to your children about predators. Don’t miss this opportunity to arm yourself with information and keep your family safe.
In solidarity with Israel, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles raises over $3 million to support vulnerable members of the Israeli family. They are concerned about the American Studies Association’s resolution to boycott Israel and spread misinformation. The Federation is closely monitoring the ASA conference and providing support to academics who oppose the boycott.
Join us at Global Jewry: One People, One World on November 16th to learn about our impactful work in India. From providing Jewish education to children and fostering leadership training for young adults, to offering welfare assistance and healthcare to those in need, our work is transforming lives. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear firsthand from our partners on the ground. Register today!
“Support impoverished Jews in L.A. by making a gift to The Jewish Federation today. Help provide a safety net for those struggling with unemployment, rent, and hunger. From financial assistance to job counseling and nutritious meals, together we can help Jews in Los Angeles overcome poverty. Your small gift can make a big difference.”
The Jewish Federation’s Campus Impact Network (CIN) equips Jewish student leaders with the tools to combat anti-Israel sentiments on college campuses. Through intensive leadership training and networking, students develop SMART goals to create change and form coalitions. The program also offers micro grants and mentorship opportunities. Contact Dan Gold at (323) 761-8138 or DGold@JewishLA.org for more information.
Join us at Global Jewry: One People, One World on November 16th to learn about our impactful work in Morocco. Discover how we provide critical assistance to Moroccan Jews in need, including medical services, housing for seniors, and support for Jewish schools. Explore what it means to be a Jew in a Muslim majority country. Register today!
On November 2nd, make a positive impact in Los Angeles by volunteering at our Community Service Day. Choose from four meaningful ways to give back, including planting fruit trees and painting garden rocks, spending time with senior citizens at our annual Senior Prom, sorting food donations, or preparing and serving lunch at a homeless shelter. Sign up now and make 5775 a year of loving kindness.
Statement on Wednesday’s Tragic Events in Jerusalem: Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of 3-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, tragically killed by a Palestinian terrorist in Jerusalem. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in mourning this heartbreaking loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Israel during this sorrowful time. #PrayforJerusalem
Last night, Carr and Lieu squared off at the Federation in a debate for the California 33rd Congressional District seat. Topics included minimum wage, immigration reform, and the U.S.-Israel relationship. Watch the debate to see their positions on these issues and more. Moderators were Larry Mantle of KPCC and Dan Schnur of USC. Contact Barri Worth Girvan for more information.
Join us at Global Jewry: One People, One World on November 16th to learn about our impactful work with children and families in Russia, in partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Discover how we revitalize Jewish life, connect families, and create unforgettable holiday celebrations. Register now for a captivating program!
Tour de Summer Camps was a huge success, raising nearly $500,000 to help kids experience the magic of Jewish summer camp. Watch our video recap of the event and donate by November 1st to make a difference in even more children’s lives. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers, sponsors, and community leaders who made this event possible.