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Shoulder to Shoulder: We Stood Together with Israel

Shoulder to Shoulder: We Stood Together with Israel

Last night, Valley Beth Shalom in Encino was filled to capacity with nearly 1,000 members of our community joining together in solidarity for our Jewish homeland at Shoulder to Shoulder: A Community Gathering in Support of the People of Israel. Read More »

In Israel, Those We Assist Are Helping Wounded Soldiers

In Israel, Those We Assist Are Helping Wounded Soldiers

Our Federation is proud to help those with special needs locally and in Israel. And last week, a group of individuals who are normally on the receiving end of our efforts was able to selflessly help others! Read More »

Jewish Campus Life in LA

Jewish Campus Life in LA

If you were a Jewish college student in Los Angeles, how would you express your Jewish identity in a meaningful way? Would you participate in Birthright and join the thousands of young adults who are going to Israel each year for the first time? Read More »

Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign
We Remember Max Steinberg, San Fernando Valley Native and IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza

We Remember Max Steinberg, San Fernando Valley Native and IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza

It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of Max Steinberg (z”l), a San Fernando Valley native and a soldier in the Golani Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was killed Sunday along with 12 other soldiers in the Gaza Strip amidst an Israeli operation to quell rocket fire and destroy underground smuggling tunnels. Read More »

Saving Lives in Moldova

Saving Lives in Moldova

I recently spent two weeks in Israel with two different L.A. Jewish Federation trips. On my last day in Israel, the group was standing on Rothschild Boulevard when our tour guide, Abraham, stopped us abruptly. Read More »

Head of Israel Trauma Coalition Personally Thanks Federation Donors in L.A.

Head of Israel Trauma Coalition Personally Thanks Federation Donors in L.A.

Dr. Talia Levanon, Director of the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC), which mobilizes over 40 organizations worldwide to prepare for and respond to catastrophes as well as in between crises, met with Federation donors in Los Angeles recently to share insights about her work and to thank them for their generous support. Read More »

JFNA Statement on Murder Arrests

JFNA Statement on Murder Arrests

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) condemn the brutal murder of 16-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and is appalled by the heinous nature of this crime. We commend the Israeli Police for the swift arrests, and have full confidence that the Israeli justice system will ensure that those responsible will be punished to the full extent of the law. Read More »

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