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Carr and Lieu Square Off at Federation

Carr and Lieu Square Off at Federation

Last night, our Federation hosted a debate between Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Elan Carr and California State Senator Ted Lieu, who are running to represent California’s 33rd Congressional District, replacing Henry Waxman who is stepping down after 30 years. Topics the candidates were asked to address included their stances on... Read More »

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work with Children and Families in Russia

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work with Children and Families in Russia

In a recent blog post, we highlighted some of our Federation’s initiatives to revitalize Jewish life in Russia. In addition to leadership programs for Jews in their 20s and 30s and financial assistance for Jews in need, our Federation connects families with young children to Jewish life and holiday celebrations. Read More »

Watch our Community in Action at Tour de Summer Camps

Watch our Community in Action at Tour de Summer Camps

Our community is still buzzing from our Federation’s Tour de Summer Camps on September 21st. Thanks to 470 riders, more than 200 volunteers, over 50 sponsors and thousands of generous donors for making the event such a huge success. Read More »

Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign
Our Impactful Work in Cuba

Our Impactful Work in Cuba

There may only be 1,400 Jews in Cuba, but that doesn’t mean our Cuban brothers and sisters should have any less access to Jewish life—and it hasn’t stopped our Federation from sparking a vibrant Jewish renaissance on the island. Read More »

Meet the Master of Disaster, Ken Feinberg, on November 13th

Meet the Master of Disaster, Ken Feinberg, on November 13th

9/11. Sandy Hook. The Boston Marathon bombing. In the wake of disasters that make headlines, who gets what? Ask the “Master of Disaster” during A Conversation with Ken Feinberg on November 13th. Ken has been repeatedly called upon to provide just compensation to those who have survived the tragedies that haunt our nation. Read More »

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work in Russia

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work in Russia

In Russia, decades of Communism hindered the development of Jewish life. In fact, through our Federation’s work with the Russian Jewish community in Los Angeles, we know that many young Jews who immigrated to the U.S. did not know growing up that they were Jewish. But thanks to the generosity of our community, our Federation is revitalizing Jewish life across Russia, educating young Jews about our history, culture and tradition, and developing tomorrow’s Jewish leaders. Read More »

Generations of Philanthropy and Friendship

Generations of Philanthropy and Friendship

This year, our Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign brought its D2: L’Dor V’Dor annual event all the way to the shore—the Santa Monica shore, that is. On a breezy Wednesday morning, women of all generations gathered at the stunning Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, just steps from the Pacific Ocean, to celebrate our Jewish community and the impact we make together. Read More »

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