The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles closely monitors the Ukraine conflict, ensuring the safety of Jews in the region. Partnering with the JDC and the Jewish Agency for Israel, they provide aid and community-building programs. Support is also given to Russian-speaking Jews in Los Angeles with loved ones in the region. Together, they strive for peace and the well-being of all Jews.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles strongly opposes the upcoming UTLA resolution on Israel. This one-sided stance on a complex geopolitical issue alienates members and creates division within public education. The BDS campaign is unjust and antisemitic, denying Israel’s right to exist. Supporting BDS promotes antisemitic rhetoric and puts teachers, students, and communities at risk. The motion misrepresents Israel and the Palestinian cause, while ignoring other atrocities. UTLA’s support of BDS is out of touch with the real needs of Los Angeles students and families.
Discover how the Jewish Federation provided crucial relief during the 2020 pandemic. Through innovative measures and unwavering commitment, our Federation, alongside valued partners, protected and supported the Jewish community in unprecedented ways. With your vital support, we can continue our tireless efforts. Donate today and make a lasting impact.
Serve the Moment at Shemesh Farms offers young adults the chance to make an impact while staying true to Jewish values. Participants volunteer virtually and in person, gaining personal and professional growth. Shemesh Farms, part of the Shalom Institute, provides work experience for individuals with mental health issues and disabilities. Support their amazing enterprise and try their products!
Our Federation’s NuRoots is here to help if you or someone you know needs food. With Swipe Out Hunger, we’re addressing Jewish young adult food insecurity in Los Angeles. Get immediate access to gift cards for groceries and meal delivery, as well as long-term resources. Visit swipehunger.org/wellfed to learn more and sign up anonymously.
Daniella Kahen interviews her grandfather Mehdi Bobof for NuRoots’ Roots Radio, sharing his incredible journey from Iran to Israel to Los Angeles. Discover the importance of perseverance and hard work, as Mehdi’s story teaches us valuable lessons in navigating life’s challenges. Join NuRoots’ community-sourced podcast to hear more inspiring stories like Mehdi’s.
Join Serve the Moment and make an impact during these unprecedented times. Our LA Summer cohort has concluded, but future cohorts are coming soon. Contact Chelsea at CSnyder@JewishLA.org for more info and apply now! #ServeTheMoment #VolunteerOpportunity #YoungAdults #JewishCommunity #LA
Discover the vibrant Jewish community of Havana, Cuba and their deep connection to global Judaism. Explore historic sites, cultural landmarks, and engage with local community members. Witness the impact of JDC’s support on the community’s development and sustainability. Experience a memorable Shabbat dinner and havdalah ceremony, fostering a sense of love, pride, and honor for their home.
Discover the fascinating history of Jews and their relationship with chickens throughout the centuries. From the ancient tradition of kapparot to the use of schmaltz in cooking, chickens have played a vital role in Jewish culture. Explore the documentary on Jewish chicken ranchers and learn about the presence of chickens in Jewish rituals and blessings. Find amazing kosher chicken recipes to try today.
Discover how Israeli invention, Waze, revolutionized navigation for commuters worldwide. Created in 2006 as an easy-to-access digital map, Waze’s real-time crowdsourcing capabilities were put to the test during L.A.’s infamous “Carmaggedon.” With over 50 million regular users, Waze’s computerized voice and innovative features have become essential for avoiding accidents, traffic jams, and more.
Discover the inspiring story of Sasha Karlova, a young woman who found her Jewish identity through Birthright Israel LA Way. From feeling disconnected to finding a sense of community, Sasha’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of this program. Registration for Summer 2016 trips is now open! Learn more and register today.
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Discover the endangered language of Ladino, a beautiful blend of Castilian Spanish and Hebrew with influences from Arabic, Greek, Turkish, and French. Once spoken by Sephardic Jews, Ladino is at risk of extinction. Learn about efforts to preserve this language through workshops, lectures, and celebrations at UCLA and join the movement to keep Ladino alive.
Introducing the Lions of Los Angeles, powerful women making a difference in the Jewish community. From Chai/Emerald/Zahav Chairs to Women’s Philanthropy Vice Chairs, these Lions are dedicated to ensuring the Jewish future. Join them at the upcoming Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah Luncheon on February 17th. Contact Jenna Fields at (818) 668-2340 or JFields@JewishLA.org for tickets.
Limmud FSU brings together Russian-speaking Jews on the West Coast for a weekend filled with learning, community, and celebration. Attendees from various cities gathered in Pasadena for this annual conference, participating in informative sessions, panel discussions, and engaging with distinguished speakers. The event also included a gala dinner and awards ceremony, honoring organizations that have made significant contributions to the Russian Jewish community. It was a place where attendees could feel at home among their Russian-speaking Jewish family.
Experience Jewish history firsthand on a Federation Mission to Poland and Amsterdam. Join us on this one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed journey of memory and reflection. Visit the Warsaw Ghetto, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and the Anne Frank House. Commemorate Yom Ha’Shoah alongside the Warsaw Jewish community. Make a minimum $10,000 family gift to participate. Contact us for more information.
Join us at the upcoming Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah Luncheon on February 17th to honor Ada HorwichLea and Amy Masor, two distinguished Lions who have shown exceptional commitment to our Federation&rsquo
Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month with us as we highlight the superpowers of individuals with different abilities. Join Brittanie Sanders in her journey of understanding and accepting her own superpowers, from determination to public speaking. Discover how Shemesh Enterprises empowers young adults and fosters connections in the Jewish community. Contact Miriam Maya for more information.
Reflect on Holocaust Remembrance Day and the importance of gratitude for being born in the United States. Learn from the resilience of Holocaust survivors and the significance of having a strong Jewish community. Remember the atrocities of the Holocaust and the privilege of learning from survivors in your own family.
Discover the fascinating origins and impact of Yiddish, the language that has influenced English vocabulary. From everyday words like “bagel” and “klutz” to famous literary works like Fiddler on the Roof, Yiddish has left a lasting mark. Though it may be considered a dying language, efforts to revive Yiddish are underway. Explore the rich heritage of Yiddish and share your favorite Yiddish word or phrase.