Meet NLP Participant Rachel Sumekh

Meet NLP Participant Rachel Sumekh, Co-Founder and CEO of Swipe Out Hunger, shares her experiences in the Rautenberg New Leaders Project. Discover her journey as a social entrepreneur making a difference in Los Angeles. Apply now to become LA’s next Jewish leader in the NLP program for young adults committed to civic and Jewish leadership.

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Federation 20/20

Introducing Federation 20/20: A transformative change process by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. With a new vision and extended reach, Federation 20/20 aims to deepen engagement and increase resources within our community. Join us in ensuring the continued impact of our Federation for generations to come. Learn more about this critical process led by President & CEO Jay Sanderson.

Volunteer With Us in Houston November 6-8

“Volunteer with us in Houston November 6-8. Help with the Jewish community’s recovery and relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey. Clean homes, visit Jewish institutions, provide comfort to the elderly and children, and more. Arrange your own flights and transportation. Hotel rooms available at the Westin Galleria Houston. Lunch, dinner, and transportation provided. Contact Alisa Finsten at for more information.”

Impact – Fall 2017: What’s Happening Now and What’s Up Next

Discover how our Federation is addressing challenges and opportunities to touch every Jewish life in L.A., Israel, and worldwide. Learn about our partnership with Unistream, our vision for intergenerational Jewish life on the Venice Boardwalk, passionate young donors, and the upcoming General Assembly. Be inspired as we work together for the Jewish future.

Interview with Unistream Alumna of the Year Gali Shehtin

Unistream Alumna of the Year, Gali Shechtin, discusses her journey with Unistream and the impact it has had on her life. From setting up a startup at the age of 16 to studying economics and receiving job opportunities through Unistream, Gali’s story showcases the transformative power of the program. Find out more about Unistream and how you can get involved.

New Year, New Website

Experience a fresh start this New Year with our Federation’s new website! Designed with you in mind, it offers a contemporary look that works seamlessly on any device. Explore ways to connect with the Jewish community, volunteer, and support impactful work. From birth to seniors, we provide resources for a vibrant Jewish life in L.A.

Meet our Rider,
Alexandra Kaplan:
Tour de Summer Camps 2017

Meet our Rider, Alexandra Kaplan, who will be riding for the second time in Tour de Summer Camps! Help us give other kids the opportunities to experience amazing summers at a Jewish summer camp. Support an important cause while getting exercise. Join us on October 29th for a day filled with activity, community, and fun. Sign up at

Gratitude: Bringing Relief to Houston

Our Federation is grateful for the support and funds received from the Los Angeles Jewish community for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston. Becky Sobelman-Stern, our Chief Program Officer, traveled to Houston to assess needs and provide assistance. The Houston community’s gratitude for our help was overwhelming, and we continue to be inspired by their resilience. Thank you to the Los Angeles and Federation community for your support in helping Houston recover.

The High Holy Days & The Board Of Rabbis: A Reflection From Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

Discover inspiration, hope, and consolation for the High Holy Days with Rabbi Ilana Grinblat. Join the Board of Rabbis of Southern California’s conference on Talmud Torah, Interfaith Engagement, Social Justice, Healing and Spirituality, Professional Growth and Development, and Israel. Contact Rabbi Ilana Grinblat at for more information.

Spotlight On Helgard And Irwin S. Field, 2017 Jewish Community Lifetime Achievement Awards Honorees

Join us on September 17th to honor Helgard and Irwin S. Field, recipients of our Jewish Community Lifetime Achievement Award. Through their dedication, philanthropy, and leadership, they have made a lasting impact on our beloved community. Proceeds from the gala will support our Special Needs Engagement Fund, providing greater access to programs for Jewish children and teens with special needs.

Please Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Help Hurricane Harvey victims today by donating to our Federation’s relief efforts. The entire community is in need of immediate support as heavy rain and flooding continue to devastate the area. With 71% of Houston’s Jewish population affected and 12,000 elderly members displaced, your contribution will make a significant impact. Stand together with us to rebuild and support those impacted by this tragedy.

Keeping Our Community Safe and Secure

Our Federation’s Community Security Initiative (CSI) prioritizes your safety and security. We’ve launched Project Safe Classroom, initiated an early warning system, and trained over 250 professionals in recognizing and reporting pre-incident indicators. We’ve also created Shabbos Link to protect Jewish institutions. With over 300 site visits and a partnership with law enforcement, CSI provides the highest level of security to our community.

Interview With Julia Hubner, Four-Time Tour de Summer Camps Rider

Join us on October 29th for the 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, a community-wide cycling and hiking fundraiser that helps send kids to Jewish summer camp. Meet Julia Hubner, a four-time rider who loves the camaraderie and the opportunity to give back to the Federation. Sign up now at

NLP Participants Visit Boyle Heights To Learn About Pressing Modern Issues

Learn about pressing modern issues in Boyle Heights through the Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) panel discussion on gentrification. Gain a deep understanding of diverse challenges and develop leadership capabilities. Apply for the NLP program in September. Email for more information.

We Stand Together

We condemn the hate, bigotry, and racism witnessed in Charlottesville. Our hearts go out to the victims’ families and we wish a quick recovery to the injured. Together with federations nationwide, we stand against white supremacists and their messages of xenophobia and anti-Semitism. This violence has no place in America. #StandTogether

Stories From Our Global Twinning Program: Bryan & Gal

Celebrate the 20th year of The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program! This life-changing initiative connects schools in Los Angeles with schools in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Vilnius, Lithuania. Hear from alumni Bryan & Gal as they share their memorable experiences and the impact of the program on their lives. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to create lasting friendships and make a difference in the global Jewish community.

Natural Disasters and our Response

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Being Jewish Is Priceless

Being Jewish is priceless. Our Federation is committed to making Jewish life accessible and affordable. We create opportunities to live Jewishly, breaking down barriers. Through our partnership with PJ Library®, we bring free Jewish content to thousands of young families. We provide financial assistance for quality Jewish education, summer camp, and Israel visits. Together, we face this great challenge.