Explore the intersection of Juneteenth and Judaism, commemorating the end of chattel slavery and the struggles of enslaved people. Discover how the repercussions of slavery shape society today and delve into the roots of inequality. Learn about the significance of Juneteenth and its importance in honoring freedom and promoting awareness of racial justice and equality.
Meet Jonah Goldberg, Brawerman Fellowship recipient and Washington University graduate, as he shares how the Fellowship helped him explore his Jewish identity and grow as a leader. Through the Fellowship, Jonah was able to connect with the LA and national Jewish communities, expand his knowledge of Jewish philosophy, and make important career decisions. Thank you to The Jewish Federation for their support.
Discover how Amanda Marks found her passion for creativity through her involvement with Arts For LA and Serve The Moment. Join Serve The Moment’s immersive experience and connect with like-minded individuals while making a difference in your community. Embrace the opportunity to contribute to something meaningful and be a part of a community that truly matters.
Discover the renewed appreciation for Jewish culture in L.A. through the eyes of Global Teen Twinning Alum Sophie Rosenblum. From the emotional goodbyes in Vilnius, Lithuania, to the celebration of Jewish traditions in Los Angeles, this journey highlights the importance of cultural acceptance and the unique experience of being Jewish in L.A.
Experience Israel through Federation’s Holy Land Democracy Project. Educators from all over LA participate in this transformative program, visiting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and more. Receive a specially created curriculum to integrate in classrooms for 5 years. Lesson plans and resources available to all teachers. Discover the many faces of Israel and its complexity. Visit www.JewishLA.org/program/holy-land-democracy-project.
Discover the impact of family camp on Jewish education and engagement. Through immersive experiences and the guidance of dedicated counselors and staff, families are able to connect with others, explore Jewish traditions, and incorporate them into their daily lives. Join our Family Camp Project and create lasting bonds, curiosity, and a sense of Jewish identity.
Apply today for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Community Leadership Institute (CLI) and join like-minded peers in making positive changes for the community. Connect with awesome peers and explore meaningful work in LA and Israel. Discover that you don’t need great wealth to be a philanthropist. Expand your vision of the future. Applications open now!
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 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!
Looking for an unforgettable summer internship abroad? Join Onward Israel and gain international job experience in Tel Aviv. Explore the city, bond with your cohort, and learn about Israeli society through tours and programming. Hear from current interns about their experiences and apply now for Summer 2018 at www.JewishLA.org/onward.
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.
Experience the historic Six-Day War through a captivating 12-part video series. Witness the moment when a 2,000-year-old dream became reality: Israeli forces taking control of Eastern Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. This project delves into the transformative impact of the war on Israel and the Jewish people. Stay tuned for the next installment at sixdaywarproject.org.
Learn about Lior Eghbal, a teen volunteer at Friendship Circle LA, in this interview. Lior shares his love for helping others and the importance of inclusion and acceptance. Discover his favorite moment with his buddy Eli and find out who his superhero is in the community. Plus, learn about his connection to the Jewish community and the values of friendship and acceptance that Judaism has taught him.
Nominate a young leader for the 2016 Julius M. Ratner Leadership Award! The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is seeking individuals, ages 30-45, who have shown exceptional commitment to the Jewish community and a dedication to making a positive impact. Nominations will be accepted until September 2, 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor a deserving young leader!
Join the Jewish Federation’s CLI program for young professionals, offering skill-building sessions, mentorship, and a 10-day leadership trip to Israel. Experience the incredible sights of Jerusalem, meet influential individuals, and gain a new perspective on Israel’s future. Discover the importance of preserving Jewish identity and building a bright Jewish future in your own community. CLI: Creating unity through Judaism.
Celebrate Shavuot with us and support Shemesh Enterprises, an inclusive agricultural endeavor that empowers young adults of differing abilities. From farming to baking and sales, these Farm Fellows gain employment experience and confidence while contributing to the community. Join us in building a stronger Jewish community by visiting Shemesh at a farmer’s market near you. Happy Shavuot!
Discover an earth-based form of Judaism that resonates with your soul. Wilderness Torah’s Passover in the Desert festival offers a transformative experience, connecting you to the One through the beauty of Death Valley. Join us and find your people, creating a relevant Jewish community that speaks to who you truly are. Contact Margalit Rosenthal at (323) 761-8208 or MRosenthal@JewishLA.org.
PresenTenseLA 2015 Fellows will unveil their social entrepreneurial ventures at PresenTenseLA Launch Night. The ventures reflect Jewish values, such as helping others and appreciating what you have. Dinating raises money for the less fortunate, while It’s Possible Project helps teens reconnect with themselves and the world. Furthermore is a digital platform that promotes reflection and dialogue, drawing inspiration from Jewish sensibilities.
PresenTenseLA 2015 Fellows will be unveiling their social entrepreneurial ventures at PresenTenseLA Launch Night on June 9th. This series explores the Jewish influence and nature of these ventures. ZOOZ Fitness promotes health and wellness through movement, while Zehut aims to provide an inspirational Jewish education. DiscutsTM offers last-minute discounted haircuts. These ventures are driven by Jewish values of resourcefulness, questioning, and improvement.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo beyond tacos and cervezas in Los Angeles. Learn the real story behind the holiday and the connection between Jews and Mexican history. Discover how Mexico’s religious tolerance allowed Jewish refugees to find a new home. Honor Mexican culture and the impact it had on Judaism. Don’t miss out on these kosher taco restaurants in L.A.: Taco Flame, Mexikosher, and Taco-Ala-Carte.