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.
Learn about the incredible journey and impact made by President & CEO Jay Sanderson in this week’s Jewish Journal cover story. Discover how our Jewish Federation has positively influenced the entire Jewish community under his strong leadership.
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.
“Our Jewish Federation’s President and CEO, Jay Sanderson, reflects on the importance of taking action in the face of rising antisemitism and hate. With a focus on community safety and healing divisions, Jay embarks on a Leadership and Solidarity Mission to Israel, reaffirming our commitment to the Jewish community and our partnership with the Israel Trauma Coalition.”
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.
Serve the Moment at Shemesh Farms offers young adults the chance to make an impact while staying true to Jewish values. Participants volunteer virtually and in person, gaining personal and professional growth. Shemesh Farms, part of the Shalom Institute, provides work experience for individuals with mental health issues and disabilities. Support their amazing enterprise and try their products!
Our Federation remains committed to the safety and security of our community. We address anti-Semitism, combat BDS, and work directly with law enforcement to keep our Jewish institutions and communities safe. We do not support organizations inconsistent with our values or mission. Embracing diversity, we address needs and challenges while looking to the future.
We are in a crisis. Our Federation is committed to addressing our greatest challenges, including the impact of the coronavirus. Join us in supporting our Jewish community through the Annual Campaign. Your gift will make all the difference. Donate now and help us get through this together. Thank you.
Our Federation is deeply committed to the health and safety of our Jewish community. From monitoring COVID-19’s impact to partnering with medical experts, we prioritize the well-being of those we serve. With precautionary measures in place, we remain dedicated to keeping our community safe. Stay informed as we navigate this together.
Discover the challenges and rewards of working for a Jewish community organization. Learn how this Federation focuses on making a real impact through fundraising efforts. Find out what the president identifies as the hardest part of the job and why June presents a unique challenge for donors. Join the conversation today.
Join the Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program for a life-changing experience. Connect with students from around the world and build lasting friendships. Explore Israel and become part of the global Jewish community. Don’t miss out on this transformative opportunity. Learn more at www.JewishLA.org.
Join us for the Jewish Federation’s Good Deeds Day 2018, where volunteers of all ages can participate in six different community service projects throughout Los Angeles. Together, we can positively impact our city and share the responsibility of healing and transforming the world. Mark your calendars and join us for our next Community Service Day on June 3rd! Contact Volunteer@JewishLA.org for more information.
Discover impactful partnerships and programs in Israel, from supporting trauma survivors to empowering disadvantaged youth. Explore extended programs like MASA and successful internships with Onward. Join Honeymoon Israel to experience the Jewish state firsthand. Stay tuned for Jay’s Four Questions podcast featuring diverse guests like Congressman Adam Schiff and Rabbi Steve Leder. Listen on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud, or Stitcher. Shabbat Shalom!
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.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Unistream have partnered to open five new Unistream Entrepreneurship Centers in Israel, with the goal of opening 10 more within the next two years. These centers aim to empower underprivileged teens and provide educational programs for their communities. The Federation plays a crucial role in identifying areas in need and supporting the expansion of Unistream’s programs. This partnership allows more students to reach their potential and experience the life-changing power of Unistream.
Apply for the Brawerman Fellowship at The Jewish Federation and receive a $10,000 college scholarship over four years. Develop leadership skills, connect to Jewish life, and gain access to retreats, trips to Israel, and other overseas opportunities. High school seniors with academic strength, financial need, and a commitment to leadership and Jewish engagement are encouraged to apply at www.JewishLA.org/Brawerman. Email OFrank@JewishLA.org for more information.
In historic Salem, Massachusetts, I am deeply thankful to be part of a dynamic, passionate, and philanthropic community. Our Federation, supported by our Jewish community, impacts lives around the world. On this Thanksgiving, I express my gratitude for your support in ensuring the Jewish future for generations to come. Thank you.
Join us on October 29th for Tour de Summer Camps 2017, a cycling and hiking fundraiser benefiting Jewish summer camp scholarships. Hear from Jeffrey Benaron, a long-time participant, about why he supports this cause. Help us send more kids to camp by signing up for the bike or hike options, ranging from 1 to 100 miles. Sign up at tourdesummercamps.org.
Discover how our Federation is addressing challenges and opportunities to touch every Jewish life in L.A., Israel, and worldwide. Learn about our partnership with Unistream, our vision for intergenerational Jewish life on the Venice Boardwalk, passionate young donors, and the upcoming General Assembly. Be inspired as we work together for the Jewish future.
Unistream Alumna of the Year, Gali Shechtin, discusses her journey with Unistream and the impact it has had on her life. From setting up a startup at the age of 16 to studying economics and receiving job opportunities through Unistream, Gali’s story showcases the transformative power of the program. Find out more about Unistream and how you can get involved.