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Join Jay Sanderson, President & CEO of our Federation, and David Suissa, President of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal, as they discuss the future of our local and global Jewish community. Discover the steps needed to create a bright tomorrow, including inclusivity, meeting the community where they are, and finding value in Jewish life. Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Discover the importance of diversity in the Jewish community through Mary Kohav’s inspiring story of growing up as a Persian Jew in Michigan. Explore the impact of untold stories and how they shape our understanding of the Jewish future. Join Mary on her journey as she shares her experiences and encourages us to cherish our own unique stories.
Join Serve the Moment and make an impact during these unprecedented times. Our LA Summer cohort has concluded, but future cohorts are coming soon. Contact Chelsea at CSnyder@JewishLA.org for more info and apply now! #ServeTheMoment #VolunteerOpportunity #YoungAdults #JewishCommunity #LA
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.
Learn about the current status of L.A. and how our city is moving forward in the face of COVID19. Mayor Eric Garcetti and our Federation’s CEO share Jewish and civic perspectives on the changes in our community. Stay informed about the evolving situation and its impact on our city.
National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC) is a program by the Jewish Federations of North America that sends members to countries like Georgia and Russia to provide support and assistance to Jewish communities in need. Through partnerships with organizations like The Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), NYLC members offer services and resources to elderly Jews and youth, helping to rebuild Jewish identity and connection. Learn more about NYLC and how to apply by contacting Alexi Biener Baker at ABaker@JewishLA.org or (323) 761-8386.
Discover the impact of the Global Teen Twinning Program at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School. Mayan Benami, the program’s coordinator, shares how it inspires both Jewish and Israeli students. Join the largest student delegation program in the Jewish world and learn more about the Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program at www.JewishLA.org.
Participate in the transformative Global Teen Twinning Program, connecting Jewish teens from Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius. Hear from alumnus Matan Sokolovsky about his experience and the lifelong friendships he made. Explore diverse Jewish communities, broaden your perspective, and make lasting connections. Join the largest student delegation program in the Jewish world. Visit www.JewishLA.org for more information.
Join Jay Sanderson, President & CEO, on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to India with Jewish leaders from across North America. Discover the oldest Jewish community in India and engage in open conversations to address shared challenges. Listen to Jay’s 4 Questions podcast featuring thought leaders from around the world, including former NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman. Shabbat Shalom and Namaste!
Experience the transformative power of Birthright Israel with Jared Neutel. Discover the impact of connecting with Jewish heritage and culture in a vibrant community. Register now for Birthright Israel LA Way trips in 2019 at www.yaJewishLA.org/Birthright. Join us and begin your own life-changing journey. Thank you to the Federation, donors, madrichim, and friends for making this possible.
Discover the impact of Dear Evan Hansen on Jewish teen initiatives. Learn how this powerful theater experience addresses teen angst, mental health issues, and the challenges faced by both teens and parents. Gain insight into the universal struggles of guiding and inspiring teens, and find out how communities are addressing these challenges through workshops, conferences, and support systems.
Discover the thriving Jewish community in Morocco, a predominantly Muslim country. Despite a decline in numbers, there are active synagogues, kosher bakeries and restaurants, Jewish cemeteries, and schools. Experience the rich history and culture through visits to historic sites, museums, and local Jewish community centers. Join immersive trips organized by The Jewish Federation and JDC Entwine to explore and learn about the vibrant Jewish community in Morocco.
Discover the transformative power of storytelling and the impact it has on our lives and communities. Learn about the Global Teen Twinning Program’s Joint Teachers’ Seminar, where educators explored the rich heritage and experiences of Sephardic Jews. Uncover the stories of resilience and survival during the Holocaust, and how these personal narratives shape our understanding of history. Visit www.JewishLA.org/Twinning for more information.
Discover the rich tradition of the Rosh Hashanah Seder and its significance in Iranian Jewish culture. Explore the symbolic foods and blessings that are part of this ancient practice, and learn how to apply them to your own life for a meaningful and transformative new year. Visit yaJewishLA.org for more information on the Y&S Nazarian Iranian Young Leaders Initiative.
Reflecting on the life-changing experiences of the Fishel Fellowship, this program by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles immerses young professionals in global Jewish understanding and responsibility. From volunteering in India to learning about Federation’s work in Israel, the fellowship expands perspectives and fosters connections within diverse communities. Explore the world through the eyes of a Fishel Fellow.
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.
Being Jewish is priceless. Our Federation is committed to making Jewish life accessible and affordable. We create opportunities to live Jewishly, breaking down barriers. Through our partnership with PJ Library®, we bring free Jewish content to thousands of young families. We provide financial assistance for quality Jewish education, summer camp, and Israel visits. Together, we face this great challenge.
Join YALA for a memorable night of music, food, and fun at the Summer Soiree on August 2nd at Tiato in Santa Monica. Connect with Jewish young adults aged 22-40 and enjoy live music, oversized games, and a photo booth. Tickets include a complimentary drink and full access to food and entertainment. Don’t miss out! Visit yala.org/summersoiree for ticket information.
LAJTI’s Teen Program Accelerator has transformed Jewish organizations in Los Angeles, providing enhanced experiences for teens. This program offers financial support, training, and coaching to professionals looking to create exceptional programs. Cohort 1 featured organizations such as BBYO, JQ International, and Moving Traditions. Stay tuned for updates on Cohort 2. For more information, contact Jessica Green at JGreen@JewishLA.org or (323) 761-8343.