Join us on our trip to Israel as we express our love and concerns about the judicial reform legislation. We believe in the importance of Israel as a strong democracy and want to have a meaningful dialogue with elected officials. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates. Together, we can make a difference.
Rachel Rumstein serves Repair the World’s Service Corps, gaining valuable experience as a volunteer and building meaningful relationships. She has supported organizations like the Met Council and Legal Hand, and currently serves with Arts for LA, advocating for access to the arts and securing funding. Rachel is proud to be part of Repair’s community and grateful for their support.
Discover how Amanda Marks found her passion for creativity through her involvement with Arts For LA and Serve The Moment. Join Serve The Moment’s immersive experience and connect with like-minded individuals while making a difference in your community. Embrace the opportunity to contribute to something meaningful and be a part of a community that truly matters.
Elianna Bernstein tackles food insecurity in Los Angeles through her involvement with Serve The Moment. As a volunteer at the Pico location of SOVA, she helps pack bags of food for clients in need, addressing food insecurity in the city. Through this experience, she forms connections with fellow volunteers and finds fulfillment in giving people access to nutritious food.
Serve the Moment gives Jessie Duke the opportunity to be of service in her community while connecting to the land and her own roots at Shemesh Farms. Volunteering at Shemesh Farms has been fulfilling and nourishing for Jessie’s spirit, while also providing a supportive community of peers. This immersive experience aligns with Jessie’s values of social justice and inspires her to engage more with her community.
Discover how the Brawerman Fellowship helped Yoni Benzacar, an Emory University graduate, create his path to success and grow as a leader. Learn about the meaningful experiences, the impact on his college journey, and what being a Brawerman Fellow means to him. Find out how the Fellowship provides financial and emotional support for Jewish young leaders, including a college scholarship and opportunities for leadership development and connection to Jewish life.
Meet Britt Jacobson, a Brawerman Fellow and recent USC graduate. Britt shares her gratitude for the Fellowship and how it shaped her as a leader in the Jewish community. With a major in Global Studies and double minors in Folklore & Popular Culture and Music Industry, she reflects on the meaningful experiences and opportunities the Fellowship provided.
Meet Joshua Zommick, a Brawerman Fellow and recent UCLA graduate with a major in Material Science Engineering. Discover how the Brawerman Fellowship has empowered him to become a leader in the Jewish community, providing him with invaluable tools and opportunities. Hear about his experiences in Israel and the impactful community outreach activities he participated in.
The Federation’s Y&S Nazarian Initiative has partnered with The Braid to showcase the voices of the Iranian Jewish community through theater. Their continued partnership has inspired the new show, Persian Sunrise, American Sunset, featuring second-generation Iranian Americans. Ora Yashar, the producer, discusses the power of storytelling and the challenges faced during the pandemic. This show aims to amplify the voices of the Iranian community and promote empathy and understanding. The partnership with The Jewish Federation has been instrumental in bringing this show to life.
Discover the transformative impact of the Brawerman Fellowship program on recent Georgetown University graduate, Rachel Harris. With a $10,000 annual scholarship, leadership development, and a supportive community, the Fellowship has empowered Rachel to become a confident, perceptive, and community-minded Jewish leader. Learn how the Fellowship fosters growth, connection, and tikkun olam in non-Jewish spaces.
Join our volunteer and service-learning fellowship to make a difference in L.A. and combat social injustices. Engage in critical racial justice work, tackle food insecurity, and strengthen our education system. Volunteer with local nonprofits virtually or safely in person while learning about social inequities. Applications for our summer cohort are open now!
Yosef Nemanpour, an intern with the Federation’s Nazarian Initiative, shares his experiences and hopes for the Iranian Jewish community in L.A. The Nazarian Initiative aims to engage Persian Jews in their 20s and 30s as leaders in the Jewish community. Yosef emphasizes the importance of teamwork and small touchpoints in making a difference. He hopes for a more inclusive Jewish community in the future.
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.
Experience the powerful and timeless tradition of the Shofar Wave, as the Greater Los Angeles Jewish community comes together to welcome the New Year. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, synagogues across the city joined forces to create a remarkable display of unity and hope. Join us in celebrating 5781 and the strength of Jewish L.A.
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
Gracie Evans, a recipient of the Julie Beren Platt Teen Innovation Grant, creates meaningful connections between teens and Holocaust survivors through intergenerational events. With the support of the grant, she held three successful events at the Museum of Tolerance, incorporating dance performances, concerts, and food. Grateful for the funding and resources, Gracie plans to continue organizing events for Holocaust survivors. Learn more about the grant program and how to get involved.
“Never forget Holocaust remembrance, increasing anti-Semitism, violence against Jews, de-Jewifying the Holocaust, rewriting national narratives, Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), Holocaust survivors, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Rautenberg New Leaders Project, lobbying for funding, caring for Jews in need, standing against anti-Semitism, discrimination, and division.”
SEO Excerpt: “In the midst of news about Kobe Bryant’s death and the Trump impeachment trial, Holocaust remembrance is overshadowed. The increasing anti-Semitism, violence against Jews, and rewriting of national narratives are concerning trends. As Holocaust survivors decline in number, it is vital for us to bear witness and act with intention. Join efforts in caring for Jews in need and standing against discrimination.”
Traveling to Brazil with 20 Jews of Color provided unique insights into race, culture, and Jewish communal life. Discover the beauty of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and learn how conceptions of race differ between Brazil and the United States. Explore the changing center of Jewish communal life and the importance of inclusive Jewish communities. Join the conversation and support more experiences for Jews of Color.
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.
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SEO Excerpt: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is proud to announce Governor Newsom’s one-time allocation of $23.5 million for Jewish summer camps affected by the 2018 Woolsey Fire and 2017 Tubbs Fire. These funds, a result of cooperative efforts and advocacy, will aid in the rebuilding process and ensure continued educational opportunities for all.