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.
Join Federation’s Health Professionals Network for events, volunteer opportunities, and networking in the health industry. Connect with likeminded professionals and contribute to tikkun olam. Email Healthcare@JewishLA.org or call (323) 761-8158 for more information. Discover the diverse business landscape of Jewish L.A. through Federation’s professional networks.
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 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.
Rojean Kashanchi shares her Jewish journey and involvement with The Jewish Federation, from serving on the YALA board to participating in the Rautenberg New Leaders Project. Join her as she moderates a discussion on Black health disparities in L.A. on October 28th. Learn how the L.A. Jewish community can bridge different communities and make a difference in the world.
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.
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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.
Celebrate the In/Between at NuRoots’ Citywide Sukkot Festival. Experience a celestial soundscape, dance for rain, and the scent of s’mores. Join over 250 young adults for five distinct experiences re-imagining Sukkot rituals. Explore the layers of the holiday’s depth and reshape ancient traditions for a new and diverse audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to create meaningful Jewish community across Los Angeles.
Discover the Jewish communities of Chile and Argentina on a 10-day trip organized by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and JDC Entwine. Explore Santiago, Valparaiso, and Buenos Aires, and learn about the rich history and vibrant culture of these communities. Join us for an authentic Argentinian dinner, mate tasting, and tango music to continue the celebration.