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A Chanukah Celebration at City Hall

A Chanukah Celebration at City Hall

Last Friday, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles held its Annual Chanukah Celebration at Los Angeles City Hall. Read More »

Turning Thirteen

Turning Thirteen

In my family, turning thirteen was a big deal. Sure, you became an official teenager. You had your Bar or Bat Mitzvah and became a man or woman in G-d’s eyes. But this was all just icing on the cake. The best part about turning thirteen was working the kitchen at Great-Aunt Idabel’s epic Chanukah party. Read More »

In-depth. In person. Inspiring.

In-depth. In person. Inspiring.

On Sunday, November 16, more than 200 members of our local community came together at American Jewish University for Global Jewry: One People, One World. This first-of-its-kind event, hosted by our Federation in partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), provided an in-depth look at our impact and the challenges we face. Read More »

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On Shabbat, Our Community Shined Brightly!

On Shabbat, Our Community Shined Brightly!

This past weekend, our community shined as one during our Federation’s 1,000 Shabbat Celebrations. Whether it was at partner organizations and synagogues, at large dinner parties or even small observances with family and friends, thousands of community members took part in this sacred Jewish ritual, from candle lighting on Friday night to lighting the Havdalah candle on Saturday night. Read More »

Our Ezra Network is Helping Impoverished Jews in L.A., And So Can You

Our Ezra Network is Helping Impoverished Jews in L.A., And So Can You

Imagine how you would feel if you lost your job. The bills are stacking up. The checks are bouncing. The cupboards are bare. If you’re one of 50,000 Jews in Los Angeles living in poverty, you don’t have to imagine it—you’re living it. But the good news is our Federation is doing something about it. Read More »

Graduation Day for our New Leaders Project

Graduation Day for our New Leaders Project

Last week, participants from our Federation’s prestigious New Leaders Project (NLP) gathered at the Bradley Tower at LA City Hall for a special graduation ceremony in their honor. The 25 NLP graduates will join an elite cadre of Jewish civic leaders who have completed the year-long New Leaders Project. Cheered on by friends, family, and NLP alumni, each graduate accepted recognition from elected officials from every level of government. Read More »

Outrage and Sorrow

Outrage and Sorrow

We are deeply saddened at the horrific act perpetrated this morning in a synagogue in Jerusalem. We believe that this purposeful slaughter of innocent Americans, Israelis and Brits needs to be strongly condemned by world leaders especially the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Read More »

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