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.
“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 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.
Join us for Collective Escape 2019, a citywide Passover celebration powered by NuRoots. From April 19 to April 26, experience diverse offerings that make the holiday accessible and relevant. Take part in Red Sea Reflection, an experiential deep-dive into the themes of Dayenu and ancient Iranian traditions. Visit www.nuroots.org/collectiveescape2019 to learn more about this unique experience.
This year, Passover takes on a deeper meaning, reflecting our commitment to building a dynamic Jewish community. We acknowledge concerns about rising anti-Semitism and hate speech and remain dedicated to the safety and security of our community. Through partnerships and education, we are actively combating anti-Semitism. Join us for a community-wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration to honor Holocaust victims. Your generosity and support make all of this possible. Happy Passover.
Tonight, most of us will sit at our Seder tables with our families and our friends to share a powerful experience with Jews and many non-Jews across the globe. Although the story has been told for hundreds of years, the retelling is unique in almost every home. It is a story of our people’s redemption from slavery in Egypt and it transcends denominations and nationalities.
Celebrate Passover and remember the bravery of our ancestors who were once slaves in Egypt. Also, honor the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, where Jews fought for their freedom against the Germans. Reflect on their courage and remember their sacrifice as we celebrate our own freedom.
Join us for our fourth annual Community Passover Seder at Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights. This event brings together local leaders to build a better community. Hear from esteemed guests, including Mayor Eric Garcetti and Consul General David Siegel, as they discuss important topics such as homelessness. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience. Visit www.JewishLA.org/ce for more information.
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.
Join us for the Annual Soviet Exodus Passover Seder, a celebration of freedom for Russian Jewish young adults in L.A. This exclusive event features a specially designed Haggadah that incorporates Soviet history with the Exodus from Egypt. Enjoy a festive Russian meal, live music, and the opportunity to connect with other young Russian Jews in L.A.
Celebrate community and freedom at our annual Community Passover Seder, hosted by our Federation’s Community Engagement Strategic Initiative. Join local leaders, activists, and elected officials as we come together to build a better Los Angeles. Hear personal accounts, engage in thought-provoking dialogue, and learn how you can address critical issues like homelessness. Visit www.JewishLA.org/ce for more information.
This Passover, don’t be afraid to ask the big questions about the story behind the annual tradition. Watch a heartwarming video that encourages children to ask the questions we often shy away from. Join us in ensuring our Jewish future by getting in touch with your inner child and celebrating the holiday with joy.
Discovering my Jewish identity has been a journey. While I may not connect with traditional services, Rosh Hashanah holds a special place in my heart. It was during this time that I truly prayed for the first time, hoping for a friend’s recovery. Though I can’t be sure if prayer made a difference, I am grateful that he is still here today.
Join Hollywood Mensch Joshua Malina at our Major Gifts Dinner as he shares anecdotes of his Jewish identity colliding with his acting career. Discover the impactful programs supported by our Federation, including the Special Needs Support Initiative and the Community Leadership Institute. Help us create a more inclusive Jewish community. Contact us to learn more or make a meaningful investment.
Celebrate Passover with your friends and create a meaningful experience with the help of Birthright Israel alumni. Register your Seder through NEXT and receive resources and a small stipend to make your celebration unforgettable. Whether you want a traditional or contemporary Seder, this opportunity allows you to easily participate in Jewish life and create lasting memories with your peers.
Get ready for Passover with these creative matzah recipes! From matzah lasagna to matzah fried chicken, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this unleavened bread. Celebrate your freedom with unique and tasty dishes that incorporate matzah in exciting ways. Don’t miss out on these healthy Passover recipes and local synagogues opening their doors for the holiday.
Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day and watch a young man in Israel build on our ancestor’s vision for our Jewish homeland. Our Federation’s unwavering commitment to care for Jews in need, engage with the community, and ensure the Jewish future supports and connects with our family in Israel. Join us in advocating and educating on their behalf.
Federation volunteers celebrated freedom with service on Community Service Day. Over 120 volunteers participated in programs across the city, including beach clean-ups, garden replanting, honoring Holocaust victims, and cooking for the homeless. Photos of the volunteers in action are included. Join the volunteer e-mail list for updates and check out the Federation on Facebook.
Join us in honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy of advocating for basic human rights. Discover how The Jewish Federation’s Community Engagement strategic initiative promotes understanding and makes a difference. Visit www.JewishLA.org/CE for more information. Together, we can work towards a future where all of God’s children are free.
Learn about Tisha B’Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, commemorating the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. Discover the significance of this day and how it is observed through fasting, prayer, and reflection. Join in the discussion on the relevance of Tisha B’Av in modern Jewish life. July 28-29.