We recently interviewed current NLP participant Rachel Sumekh about her experiences in the program. Rachel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Swipe Out Hunger, an organization that began as a college pet project and has since served 1.3 million meals, earning the title “Champion of Change” by The White House. Sumekh has been recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and the 2017 Social Entrepreneurship list. Before joining Swipe Out Hunger full time, Sumekh followed her millennial urge to change the world and served those facing poverty as a case manager in Chicago.
This year, we are profiling a few of our riders and hikers to find out why they participate in Tour de Summer Camps and what Jewish summer camp means to them. Check out our interview with Jeffrey Benaron, who has participated in Tour de Summer Camps for many years!
During these increasingly uncertain times, it has never been clearer that our Federation is essential to the fabric of our Jewish community and that we do indeed touch every Jewish life, including yours.
After Hurricane Harvey decimated Houston, 300,000 people were left without food, water or power. The city will be cleaning up the devastation and dealing with millions of dollars in property damage for many years to come.
This latest edition features stories on how our Federation addresses challenges and opportunities in our mission to touch every Jewish life in L.A., in Israel, and around the world.
On July 19th, Unistream students and educators, Israeli businesspeople, and Federation leaders convened at Unistream’s Tedz”l and Hedy Orden and Family Entrepreneur of the Year Competition.
The High Holy Days are a time for us to reset — mentally, spiritually, and physically. As we reflect on the past year, the New Year gives us the opportunity for a fresh start.
On Sunday, October 29th, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will proudly hold our 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, the community-wide cycling and hiking fundraiser that helps provide scholarships to send more of our kids to Jewish summer camp.
Our Federation has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of compassion by our Los Angeles Jewish community for the victims of the Hurricane Harvey. To date, we have received significant funds and we will continue to raise more funds for relief, recovery and clean-up efforts.
For me, the most ominous day of the year is August 1st. In July, all is calm, but as soon as the calendar says August, I can no longer deny it. The High Holy Days are coming.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is proud to recognize Helgard and Irwin S. Field with our Jewish Community Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala evening in their honor on September 17th. This award is given to leaders whose dedication and philanthropy have made a lasting impact on the community we love.
The entire area that was hit by an unprecedented and catastrophic hurricane is still experiencing heavy rain and flooding. We know the damage will be great, and the entire community needs our help.
Since the deeply troubling events in Charlottesville and the equally troubling reaction and aftermath, I have received an understandable increase in distressed and anxious e-mails.
On Sunday, October 29th, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will proudly hold our 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, the community-wide cycling and hiking fundraiser that helps provide scholarships to send more of our kids to Jewish summer camp and help them build a lifelong connection to Jewish identity and values.
On July 17th, a panel of community leaders converged in the Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights to discuss the complexities of a pressing and modern-day topic: gentrification.
As Jews, we are taught that when our values are threatened, we must stand together for what we believe. We are taught that hatred and bigotry are intolerable.
Along with Federations across the country and the Jewish Federations of North America, we are appalled and saddened by the violence in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend.
We’re celebrating the 20th year of The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program! This life-changing program brings Israel education to life by taking it out of the textbook and into the country itself.
I write to you this week at a time of great uncertainty as, for the second time in the past few weeks, our country and our neighbors are being threatened by yet another natural disaster.
Like many of us, I read with interest the Los Angeles Times op-ed article “It’s Too Expensive to be Jewish.” My response is that being Jewish is priceless.