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.
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.
“Secured $141.2 million in state budget for camp rebuilding after wildfires. Funding supports Jewish and secular camps ravaged by wildfires, benefiting thousands of children and adults. Gratitude to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Jewish Caucus, and State of California for their support. Financial boost will help camps rebuild and bring youth and families back into the great outdoors.”
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.
Join Federation’s Health Professionals Network for events, volunteer opportunities, and networking in the health industry. Connect with likeminded professionals and contribute to tikkun olam. Email Healthcare@JewishLA.org or call (323) 761-8158 for more information. Discover the diverse business landscape of Jewish L.A. through Federation’s professional networks.
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.
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.
“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.”
Introducing Rabbi Noah Farkas, the newly appointed President & CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Known for his principled leadership and commitment to the Jewish community, Rabbi Farkas will assume his role in January 2022. With his extensive experience in social action and strategic development, Rabbi Farkas is poised to lead the Federation into a dynamic and cooperative future.
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.
“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.”
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is actively supporting Israel during the crisis, partnering with the Israel Trauma Coalition to provide aid to the most vulnerable. They have been working together for almost a decade, training professionals and promoting healing and resilience. Parent workshops will be conducted in impacted communities, with increased support for parents and caregivers. The organization also addresses the rise in antisemitism and stands in solidarity with Israel.
“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.”
Discover how the Jewish Federation provided crucial relief during the 2020 pandemic. Through innovative measures and unwavering commitment, our Federation, alongside valued partners, protected and supported the Jewish community in unprecedented ways. With your vital support, we can continue our tireless efforts. Donate today and make a lasting impact.
Rojean Kashanchi shares her Jewish journey and involvement with The Jewish Federation, from serving on the YALA board to participating in the Rautenberg New Leaders Project. Join her as she moderates a discussion on Black health disparities in L.A. on October 28th. Learn how the L.A. Jewish community can bridge different communities and make a difference in the world.
Daniella Kahen interviews her grandfather Mehdi Bobof for NuRoots’ Roots Radio, sharing his incredible journey from Iran to Israel to Los Angeles. Discover the importance of perseverance and hard work, as Mehdi’s story teaches us valuable lessons in navigating life’s challenges. Join NuRoots’ community-sourced podcast to hear more inspiring stories like Mehdi’s.
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.
Discover the symbolic representation of each element on the Jewish Federation’s 2020 Seder Plate. From the outstretched arm of G-d to help our community during these challenging times, to the newly created Crisis Resources and virtual activities for families, our Federation is dedicated to maintaining closeness and providing support despite the physical distance.
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.
Discover the transformative experience of participating in the Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program. Michaela Springer, a program alum, shares her unforgettable journey and the impact it had on her high school experience. Gain a well-rounded perspective on the global Jewish community through living with host families and hosting buddies. Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity – just go for it!