Discover the powerful connection between art and activism with muralist Cloe Hakakian. Learn how her art raises awareness for women’s rights in Iran and the Iranian people’s fight for freedom. Find out how art can amplify silenced voices, unite communities, and inspire change. Support the cause by taking actionable steps to raise awareness and create meaningful impact.
“Our Federation has been a critical source of support and resources, breathing new life into our suffering Jewish communal organizations. We have counseled struggling teens, provided food and comfort when there was nowhere else to turn. With your help, we can continue to feed, inspire, and connect for the future. Please give today. Wishing you good health and safety.”
Jonathan Elist, a proud Jewish-American of Persian heritage, is a leader in the medical device industry and an active member of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. With a focus on healthcare and the public sector, he has traveled the world and deepened his roots in his community. Join him in celebrating Iranian heritage through the Y&S Iranian Young Leadership Initiative and enrich your life with LA Couples program.
Discover the impact of Women’s Philanthropy on the lives of compassionate and committed Jewish women, as Lion of Judah Judy Rosen shares her story. Learn about her involvement with the Federation, her inspiration to become a Lion, and the importance of giving back to the community. Join the powerful Lions at the LOJ luncheon and be inspired. Visit www.JewishLA.org/women to learn more.
Join us on October 29th for the 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, a community-wide cycling and hiking fundraiser that helps send kids to Jewish summer camp. Meet Julia Hubner, a four-time rider who loves the camaraderie and the opportunity to give back to the Federation. Sign up now at tourdesummercamps.org.
“Beginnings: Our Federation is committed to the Jewish journey from birth to giving birth and beyond. We invest in the next generations, starting with early childhood development. Through initiatives like The First 36 Project, we provide cutting-edge professional development for Parent & Me facilitators, promoting healthy and resilient families. Join us in building a strong Jewish community for the future.”
Join Onward Israel LA for an 8-week program in Tel Aviv, including a resume-building internship and group experiences. Enjoy the remaining time with delicious home-cooked Shabbat dinners on the roof, reflecting on the week and relaxing with your Onward Israel LA family. Don’t miss out on this immersive experience – contact Margalit Rosenthal at (323) 761-8208 or MRosenthal@JewishLA.org.
Join Onward Israel LA for an 8-week program in Tel Aviv that includes a resume-building internship and group experiences. Gain a deeper understanding of Israel and its people while making a real impact. Explore the cultural differences between working in Israel and the United States. Indulge in delicious culinary experiences at top restaurants and treat yourself to the best ice cream in town. Contact Margalit Rosenthal for more information.
Onward Israel LA is an 8-week program in Tel Aviv for college students and young professionals. Sydney Flynn is currently interning at Amit LaDerech, a group that empowers young adults from Israel’s periphery. The participants explored their new home and neighborhood and prepared for their first day of work. For more information, contact Margalit Rosenthal at (323) 761-8208 or MRosenthal@JewishLA.org.
Onward Israel LA is an 8-week program in Tel Aviv for college students and young professionals. Participants gain a resume-building internship and deepen their connection to Israel. Sydney Flynn, one of the participants, is interning at Amit LaDerech, an association that empowers young adults. Read her blog and meet the other participants to learn more. Contact Margalit Rosenthal for information.
Join us at the annual It Takes A Woman luncheon, where nearly 400 women gathered to support the work of Federation. Keynote speaker Lacey Schwartz shared her personal story of discovery and connection. Together, we can improve the world and create a warm, welcoming, and inclusive community for all. Check out photos from the event!
Looking to connect with other young Jewish couples in LA? Check out LA Couples, a year-long program for committed couples in their 20s and 30s. This exclusive program offers social, educational, and spiritual enrichment, along with opportunities to meet influential leaders. Apply now and join a vibrant cohort of couples on a Jewish journey together.
Discover your family connections at The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance Major Gifts Dinner. Author A.J. Jacobs reveals how we are all interrelated in his next project. Join us for an evening of community and connection, featuring anecdotes from Jacobs’ book and discussions on gratitude, responsibility, and compassion. Support our Federation’s commitment to security and learn more about our campaign by contacting Lori Tessel.
Join us for a powerful morning of connection, learning, and action. Hear from our Federation partner organizations about their impactful programs and how you can make a difference. Help support families in need during the holiday season through our Adopt-a-Family program. Contact Amy Popkin or Jenna Fields for more information about our Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy.
Experience the culture and society of Israel through real Israeli commercials at The Israel Pub Night hosted by The Jewish Federation’s Weinberg Israel Fellows. Learn about Israel’s innovative spirit and diverse society while enjoying pub style trivia and mocktails. Join us in nurturing a passion for Israel and building a supportive bond. Contact Israel@JewishLA.org for more information.
The Better Together Inclusion Conference brought together professionals and lay leaders from various Jewish organizations to discuss and implement methods of inclusion within their institutions and the community. Keynote speaker, Shelly Christensen, emphasized the importance of meaningful participation and engagement for people with disabilities. Jacob Artson shared his personal experiences and called for a more inclusive Jewish community.
Join us on Saturday, January 28th for the “Better Together” Shabbat service, kicking off Inclusion Awareness Month. Learn how to be more inclusive to our Jewish brothers and sisters with special needs. Our Nes Gadol students will lead prayers, learn Torah, and share their insights. Don’t miss this celebration of inclusion in the Jewish community. Click here to join us on Shabbat.