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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.
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.
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.
At home and abroad, the Federation cares for those in need and lifts up Jews of all backgrounds and abilities. Check out what I’m up to this week — and take a look inside our partnerships here in L.A.
On Friday December 3rd in Grand Park, we convened elected officials including Mayor Eric Garcetti, our incoming President & CEO Rabbi Noah Farkas, and our civic partners from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds for a powerful event that raised awareness about antisemitism and all forms of hate.
Our Federation continuously identifies and addresses our community’s greatest challenges and opportunities — locally and globally. Below are just a few recent examples of the powerful impact your support makes possible.
Our President & CEO Jay Sanderson meets with other global leaders to address the needs of populations living in poverty
We are thrilled to announce the next leader of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. After an extensive search, the Board of the Federation has voted and approved Rabbi Noah Farkas to be the next President & CEO. Rabbi Farkas’ official term will begin on January 1st, 2022, but he will begin working at the Federation in November. The Federation’s current President & CEO Jay Sanderson will continue to serve in that role through December 31st, 2021.
We are deeply concerned about the dramatic rise in antisemitism and direct attacks on Jews worldwide. We condemn last night’s attack on Jews by a pro-Palestinian mob in a restaurant in West Hollywood. Our Community Security Initiative (CSI) is working directly with local law enforcement to make sure that the perpetrators are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The Federation, along with their partners at IKAR, organized and connected a vast network of synagogues and rabbis throughout the city to create a one-of-a-kind event. It brought together Jews across Los Angeles to observe one of our most cherished traditions.