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.
Introducing the Los Angeles Resiliency Roundtables: Strengthening Mental Health Support in the L.A. Jewish Community. Learn how the Jewish community in Los Angeles is addressing mental health challenges through the Resiliency Roundtables. These gatherings bring together professionals from Jewish education and engagement organizations to discuss and strategize around the mental health of young adults. Join the movement for increased mental health support in the Jewish community.
“Robert ‘Bob’ Hart honored at Real Estate & Construction (REC) Dinner, raising over $3 million for the Jewish community. The REC Network, the premier real estate network in Los Angeles, fosters relationships and supports the Federation’s work in strengthening Jewish Los Angeles. Learn more at jewishla.org/program/real-estate-construction or contact RECCabinet@JewishLA.org.”
“Unveiling a powerful mural by Iranian-Jewish artist, Cloe Hakakian, in Pico-Robertson, as part of LA vs Hate’s Summer of Solidarity. This initiative, in partnership with LA County Commission on Human Relations, our Federation, and ADL Los Angeles, aims to unite against hate. Reflecting the diversity of our Jewish community, this mural symbolizes our efforts to build bridges and foster unity in Jewish Los Angeles.”
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles partners with JPAC for Capitol Summit, bringing together Jewish community members and allies to advocate for community priorities. The event empowers leaders to engage with lawmakers, practice lobbying, and amplify the voice of California’s Jewish community. The Summit addresses critical issues and includes representatives from six civic partner organizations. Contact Rachel Wallace for involvement opportunities.
Fighting Antisemitism and Hate in Los Angeles – Since the recent rise in antisemitic incidents, our Federation is dedicated to combating hate and protecting the Jewish community in Los Angeles. We condemn the offensive comments made by Kanye West and urge social media platforms to take action. We also address the placement of antisemitic stickers on billboards and condemn the racist remarks by City Councilmembers. Join us in solidarity at the upcoming Mayoral Forum to discuss important issues impacting our community.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles closely monitors the Ukraine conflict, ensuring the safety of Jews in the region. Partnering with the JDC and the Jewish Agency for Israel, they provide aid and community-building programs. Support is also given to Russian-speaking Jews in Los Angeles with loved ones in the region. Together, they strive for peace and the well-being of all Jews.
Our Federation’s Response to Colleyville, TX: The Jewish Federation takes immediate action to ensure the safety of our community. Learn about our Community Security Initiative (CSI) and how we coordinate with law enforcement to protect Jewish institutions in Los Angeles. Join us in calling on Congress to double funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). Take action now.
Join us on “day one” as we work towards a more prosperous and flourishing Jewish community. With over 130 dedicated employees in Los Angeles and Israel, we are committed to feeding the hungry, sheltering the vulnerable, enlivening Jewish lives, and standing up to antisemitism. Let’s seize the future together.
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.
G’mar Chatimah Tovah for the Entire Jewish Community – Return to Jewish Values and Unity. As Yom Kippur approaches, let us reflect on the importance of returning to Jewish values that have guided us for generations. In these divisive times, let us remember our shared history and culture, finding common ground and strengthening our community. May we all be inscribed and sealed for a year of health, prosperity, merit, and peace.
“Despite the challenges of COVID-19, rising temperatures, and growing polarization, our Jewish Federation remains dedicated to our community year-round. We understand the concerns and are committed to building a safe and inclusive Jewish community. Enjoy a healthy summer knowing we are here, 24/7, working towards a flourishing future.”
Meet Britt Jacobson, a Brawerman Fellow and recent USC graduate. Britt shares her gratitude for the Fellowship and how it shaped her as a leader in the Jewish community. With a major in Global Studies and double minors in Folklore & Popular Culture and Music Industry, she reflects on the meaningful experiences and opportunities the Fellowship provided.
Our Federation fights against rising antisemitism in Los Angeles schools, supports Jewish summer camps, and improves mental health for future generations. Get involved with our work by emailing Israel@JewishLA.org. Help us ensure a thriving Jewish future.
Meet Joshua Zommick, a Brawerman Fellow and recent UCLA graduate with a major in Material Science Engineering. Discover how the Brawerman Fellowship has empowered him to become a leader in the Jewish community, providing him with invaluable tools and opportunities. Hear about his experiences in Israel and the impactful community outreach activities he participated in.
Discover the transformative impact of the Brawerman Fellowship program on recent Georgetown University graduate, Rachel Harris. With a $10,000 annual scholarship, leadership development, and a supportive community, the Fellowship has empowered Rachel to become a confident, perceptive, and community-minded Jewish leader. Learn how the Fellowship fosters growth, connection, and tikkun olam in non-Jewish spaces.
“Gift for Elijah, supporting the Jewish community during the pandemic. Join us in making a meaningful contribution to The Jewish Federation. Together, we can overcome the challenges of Covid and build a flourishing Jewish future. Chag Sameach and continued good health. Jay Sanderson, President & CEO.”
Join us for a Public Briefing on Ethnic Studies, where we will discuss the California Department of Education’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. Learn about our efforts to ensure fair representation of Jewish Americans and how we work to support diverse communities. Register now to be part of this important conversation.
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.
“Our Federation demonstrates unwavering love and support for the Israeli community amidst the challenges of COVID-19. Through lifesaving assistance, strong partnerships, and impactful leadership, we strive to ensure the safety, health, and prosperity of our global Jewish family. Witness how we extend the heartbeat of Jewish L.A. to Israel in this video. Your generosity is crucial in overcoming this crisis together. Donate today.”