The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles launches Campus Impact Network to address antisemitism on college campuses. The program aims to support Jewish college students in LA, empower student leaders, promote a positive view of Israel, and strengthen advocacy efforts. Micro-grants will be provided for campus programs. Contact AFGoldberg@JewishLA.org for more information.
Greater Los Angeles
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles strongly opposes the upcoming UTLA resolution on Israel. This one-sided stance on a complex geopolitical issue alienates members and creates division within public education. The BDS campaign is unjust and antisemitic, denying Israel’s right to exist. Supporting BDS promotes antisemitic rhetoric and puts teachers, students, and communities at risk. The motion misrepresents Israel and the Palestinian cause, while ignoring other atrocities. UTLA’s support of BDS is out of touch with the real needs of Los Angeles students and families.
Discover the profound impact our Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has on our community. Watch the emotional video to gain a deeper understanding of our world’s fragility and the care we provide to our seniors and beloved Holocaust survivors. Donate today to support life-affirming experiences for our Jewish future. Help us make a difference.
Bryan Turkel’s Jewish journey from the wrestling mat to The Jewish Federation is a story of finding belonging and connection. After a sports-centric upbringing, Bryan found his Jewish identity in college and started an AEPi chapter. His first trip to Israel solidified his connection, and he now embraces his Jewish identity fully, working at The Jewish Federation to develop future Jewish leaders.
Join us for Gear Up for Camp Day/Community Service Day on June 2nd! Help assemble camper care kits, prepare the garden beds, serve lunch, and assist with camp activities at Camp Bob Waldorf. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to make a difference in the lives of children attending the camp. Don’t miss this opportunity to give back to the community!
Join CLI 2019 and connect with like-minded young professionals. Form lifelong friendships, volunteer, network, and do business together. Experience the impactful Israel trip, gain valuable mentorship and professional growth, and contribute to the Jewish community in Los Angeles. Attend an information session from March 12-27th. Applications open March 4th-29th at www.yaJewishLA.org/CLI. Email CLI@JewishLA.org for more details.
Apply for the 2019 Brawerman Fellowship and gain leadership skills, international job experience, and a $40,000 college scholarship. Join the Onward Israel program and explore Israel with an open mind, make new friends, and gain professional growth. Don’t miss out on these life-changing opportunities! Apply now at JewishLA.org/Brawerman and JewishLA.org/Onward.
Discover the impact of supporting the Federation – from providing safety in Jewish day schools to sending children to Jewish schools and summer camps. Engage every Jew, young and aging, and connect them to our rich and diverse Jewish community. Help us continue to demonstrate the power of community and touch every Jewish life in Los Angeles, Israel, and around the world.
Meet our Rider, Alexandra Kaplan, who will be riding for the second time in Tour de Summer Camps! Help us give other kids the opportunities to experience amazing summers at a Jewish summer camp. Support an important cause while getting exercise. Join us on October 29th for a day filled with activity, community, and fun. Sign up at www.tourdesummercamps.org.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Brawerman Fellowship welcomes a new cohort of graduating high school seniors. These students, chosen for their leadership, academics, community service, and commitment to Jewish life, receive a college scholarship and opportunities for retreats, trips to Israel, and other overseas experiences. Learn more about the Brawerman Fellowship by emailing OFrank@JewishLA.org.
YALA, Young Adults of Los Angeles, offers social, professional, volunteer, and leadership opportunities for Jews in their 20s and 30s. Danit Grill, a YALA Board Member and Community Service Chair, discusses her involvement with the Federation and the impact it has had on her. Join YALA in making a difference through community service and social action.
Join us at MainStage, the Jewish Federation’s annual young adult fundraiser on November 29th at Avalon Hollywood. Be inspired, be social, be generous! Last year, young professionals brought in over $1 million to help the Federation. Don’t miss out on this night full of food, talent, drinks and more! Get your ticket now at www.MainStageLA.org. #MainStageLA #JFedLA
Join President & CEO Jay Sanderson on a once-in-a-lifetime Federation mission to Russia. Discover the history of Russian Jewish life, visit impactful programs, and connect with the Jewish community. See the Federation’s work in action and create close relationships with fellow travelers. Experience the power of travel and the impact of our work abroad. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity. Contact us for more information.
Celebrate PJ Library in Los Angeles’ 10,000th subscriber milestone! Thanks to the Polak family’s generous grant, an additional 1,000 children now receive free books and CDs with Jewish themes. Help support this incredible program and make a gift today. For more info or to sign up, visit the PJ Library website or contact Risa Goldstein at (818) 668-2343.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block assures leaders from the Jewish community at a Federation meeting that UCLA is a safe campus for Jewish students. The Chancellor offers support and proposes collaboration between the larger community, students, and administration to create a welcoming Jewish campus community. The event, moderated by Richard Sandler, highlights the University’s commitment to student safety. Contact Robert Oliver at (323) 761-8604 or ROliver@JewishLA.org for more information on the Federation’s Campus Impact Network.
The CSI Safety & Security Conference brought together professionals from the Jewish community and law enforcement sector. Keynote speaker Elan Carr highlighted the threats faced by the Jewish community in Europe and emphasized the importance of preparedness. Break-out sessions provided valuable skills and knowledge for emergency situations. The Community Security Initiative works to ensure the safety of all Jewish institutions in Los Angeles. Contact CSI for more information.
Discover how The Jewish Federation’s Community Leadership Institute (CLI) transformed a recent grad’s priorities and future career goals. CLI’s Russian Jewish Leadership Track (RJLT) offers young adults between ages 25-40 the opportunity to gain critical skills and expand their networks. Apply now for the next cohort, and launch into a lifetime of success as a leader in our Jewish community and beyond.
Remember the Paris victims of terror and support their families by clicking here. Join the community in mourning the tragic incidents and standing against terrorists. Help enhance security at Jewish institutions and synagogues in France.
Transforming the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles: After almost 100 years, the Federation recognized the need for a thoughtful and deliberate transformation. They redefined their mission and revised their mission statement, putting Jewish values and community front and center. They embraced a new business model and focused on building strong relationships with donors and partners. This transformation has opened up exciting new partnerships and empowered them to make a significant impact on the Jewish community.