News & Features
Nearly a dozen billboards carrying messages denouncing antisemitism have sprung up across Los Angeles County, with organizers hoping that their messages of love can counter the spread of hate speech.
Our Federation stands in solidarity with the people of Iran as they fight for basic human rights. In early December, we took part in Baraye Iran, an impactful community-wide display of support for those fighting to make the country open and inclusive.
Hosted by the ADL Los Angeles, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and AJC Los Angeles, join us for a candidate forum for Los Angeles Mayor on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
Our Federation is committed to strengthening relationships with like-minded civic partners to address the city's greatest challenges. Recently, we invited some of those civic partners to our sukkah to honor the key virtues of Sukkot.
Watch as our President & CEO Rabbi Noah Farkas speaks to CNN about combatting antisemitism
Since last weekend, when Jews were preparing to gather for Sukkot, we have been tracking a series of racist and antisemitic incidents in and around Los Angeles.
I visited Israel with our Vice Chair, Orna Wolens. Together, we explored the biggest challenges confronting Israel and the partnerships Federation has forged to address those challenges head on.
Our Federation clears the path for parents of Jewish children and teens across Los Angeles to send their kids to Jewish day school. Check out some of the students whose education we support as they enjoy their first day of the new school year.
For camp counselor Yakiv Berin, it isn’t just another day at sleep-away camp. It’s a welcome distraction from the horrors of war he and his family fled in Ukraine.
Our Federation made the news thanks to the amazing advocacy work of our Civic Engagement team! Together they helped secure funds that will go directly to help aid Jewish summer camps, strengthen security at local Jewish institutions, and more.
The Jewish community of Los Angeles has grown in both size and diversity, the 2021 Study of Jewish LA found. Since the last comprehensive study of Jewish Angelenos in 1997, the number of Jewish households has increased by 25% to a total nearing 300,000.
Two Los Angeles leaders, Federation Chief Program Officer Becky Sobelman-Stern and Federation Board Member Daniel Gryczman, traveled from the Ethiopian cities of Addis Ababa and Gondar to Israel to witness the reunification of 3,000 Ethiopian Jews with family members who previously made aliyah and had already started to be absorbed into Israeli society.
Watch as members of Federation’s Rautenberg New Leaders Project, or NLP, traveled to our state’s capital alongside JPAC (the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California) to advocate on critical issues to the Jewish community.
After two years of virtual Passovers, NuRoots is going back to basics for this year’s Collective Escape.
It’s powerful and important for us to build bridges with non-Jewish communities. This week, as we welcome Passover, our video focuses on working together towards positive change.
Our Federation is deeply committed to our Jewish family in Ukraine and has mobilized to help them. Federation leadership, including President and CEO Rabbi Noah Farkas and General Campaign Chair Lynn Bider, traveled to the Ukrainian border to support the humanitarian effort.
Our President & CEO Rabbi Noah Farkas and General Campaign Chair Lynn Bider joined our partners for a special briefing on their recent journey to Ukraine’s border in Poland. Together they shared firsthand accounts of the heartbreaking and inspiring stories they saw there and how funds we've raised are having a major impact helping refugees.
Even in Los Angeles, it's not difficult to identify with the pain of the Ukrainian people. For Jews, the Russian invasion is all too familiar and at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, fundraising efforts to help refugees have already brought in over $1.5 million.
This week, I focused on how our Federation and our partners care for our entire Jewish community. Across town or around the world, if Jews need help, we are there.