It’s been a tough few days. Unfortunately, I am writing to you amidst another crisis affecting our community. As you know, wildfires are raging across Los Angeles in the West San Fernando and Conejo Valleys. At this moment, numerous neighborhoods are under mandatory evacuation.
I want to assure you that we are doing all we can to help our community as this natural disaster affects our Jewish institutions and homes. We are in touch with partners throughout the area, and our Federation’s Community Security Initiative (CSI) sent out multiple updates throughout the night. Our Senior Staff mobilized this morning to discuss further strategies to assist our partners and the members of our community living in the affected areas.
If you or your loved ones are impacted by these fires and need information, services, or assistance of any kind, please call our Federation’s Emergency Hotline at (323) 761-8100 from 8:00 AM-8:00 PM. Because of the ever-changing nature of the situation, this line will be answered on Shabbat and throughout the weekend.
The past few weeks have tested our strength and resolve as a community and a nation. As we welcome Shabbat, please know that our Federation is here to support you and your families.
President & CEO