“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.”
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.
“Our community celebrates Shavuot with great significance this year as we reflect on the giving of the Torah and our covenant with G-d. Despite the impact of the pandemic, we are committed to keeping everyone safe. Donate today and help us navigate this crisis together, as we plan for a future of celebrating our community and enjoying a rich Jewish life.”
Learn how our Federation responds to crises in the Jewish community. President & CEO Jay Sanderson recounts his experience and discusses the Federation’s role in convening partners and mobilizing resources. Tune in to the emergency podcast for an in-depth look at the Federation’s response. Support the L.A. Wildfire Relief Fund at www.JewishLA.org/LAFires.
The Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Service have partnered to create the Ezra Network, addressing the communal crisis faced by thousands in the community. Along with other organizations, they have rescued people from poverty, provided housing stability, and ensured access to food. A resource guide with various services is available for those in need. Support is crucial for their life-saving work.
Discover George Washington’s historic visit to Touro Synagogue and his response to the Jewish community in Newport. Learn how Washington’s support for religious freedom shaped the early Jewish American experience. Join us in honoring Washington’s birthday and recognizing Moses Seixas’ courageous advocacy for our people.
Last Thursday, Brentwood Country Club’s athletes came out for a day full of camaraderie and friendly competition at their 66th Annual Jewish Federation Men’s Play Day! There were approximately 120 golfers and 25 tennis players in all—swinging, driving, putting and serving in support of our Federation’s life-changing work. After the games had come to an end, Brentwood Campaign Co-Chair Darren Lewin welcomed club members and introduced Martin, Michael and Zane Koss who led the room in the motzi. Darren also acknowledged the committee for helping to make the day such a success, and thanked Co-Chair Ken Pressberg. Freddie Reiss, President of Brentwood Country Club, encouraged club members to continue to contribute generously to support The Jewish Federation. Ken Pressberg then thanked Golf Chairs Andrew Kirsh and Ken Wofle, Tennis Chairs Larry Blivas and Robert Forst, and Golf Pro Patrick Casey and Tennis Pro Dave Smith for organizing the tournaments. Congratulations again to the two winning golf teams, Danny Levene, Paul Arenson, Steve Lovett, Alan Fragen, Benjy Deutch, Lou Gram, Ian Kravitz and the tennis champions, Steve Lovett, Joel Altshule, Evan Libaw, Bob We
Rabbi Jonathan J. Bernhard assumes leadership of the Board of Rabbis, succeeding Rabbi Judith HaLevy. Bernhard vows to continue the organization’s great work and forge new paths to better serve rabbis and the community. The Board of Rabbis, under the auspices of The Jewish Federation, aims to promote and nurture the growth of rabbis, foster unity among denominations, and support the Jewish Federation’s mission.
Rabbi Judith HaLevy, Senior Rabbi of Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, has been named the 36th President of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California. She is the second woman to hold this position in the organization’s 74-year history. The Board of Rabbis plays a vital role in connecting Rabbis and synagogues in caring for Jews in need and ensuring a strong Jewish future. Find out more at www.BoardofRabbis.org.