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A New Year I Will Never Forget

A New Year I Will Never Forget

I’m still figuring out who I am as a Jewish person. I love to celebrate Passover, Hanukkah and Rosh Hashanah, and have spent countless hours in my kitchen perfecting matzo ball soup, latkes, kishka and kugel. But outside of the High Holidays, services aren’t really my thing, and there is a part of me still questioning, still wondering, especially at this time of year, if praying makes a difference. Read More »

Federation Awarded Cutting Edge Grants for New Initiatives

Federation Awarded Cutting Edge Grants for New Initiatives

We are proud to announce that two of our Federation’s innovative new initiatives have been awarded prestigious 2014 Cutting Edge Grants from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. The funding will support the roll-out of a groundbreaking initiative in Jewish teen engagement, as well as providing Jewish college students with the tools to be more effective campus leaders and activists. Read More »

Young, Jewish, in L.A.? There’s an app for that.

Young, Jewish, in L.A.? There’s an app for that.

There’s a new app in town, and it’s changing the way Jews in their 20s and 30s find, share and attend local events. Read More »

Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign
D2: Mothers, Daughters and More at the Shore

D2: Mothers, Daughters and More at the Shore

Where can you connect with other women who share your Jewish values, meet a best-selling author and journalist, and enjoy an elegant brunch in support of our Federation’s impactful work around the globe? D2: L’Dor V’Dor on Wednesday, October 1st at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica! Read More »

Ensuring the Safety of our Community

Ensuring the Safety of our Community

From Operation Protective Edge in Israel to the devastating terrorist acts carried out by ISIS in Syria, current events have been affecting Jewish communities worldwide and, as an unfortunate result, anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise. Just this summer in Los Angeles, comedian Elon Gold and his family were victims of a hate incident on Shabbat, and flyers with swastikas appeared at a Jewish-owned business near UCLA. Fortunately, our Federation has stepped up to improve safety and security in L.A. Read More »

The Importance of Jewish Summer Camp in My Life

The Importance of Jewish Summer Camp in My Life

As the proud father of four Jewish summer campers, the husband of a Jewish summer camper and a former Jewish camper myself, I can tell you that camps had a profound impact on my family’s connection to Judaism. While I’m passionate about making sure more kids in our community can attend Jewish summer camps, I also love cycling. That’s why I decided to bring the two together. Read More »

The ChangeMaker Challenge: Transform L.A. with Your Ideas

The ChangeMaker Challenge: Transform L.A. with Your Ideas

In 2013, The Jewish Federation’s Community Engagement Strategic Initiative proved that Angelenos can make a great impact on our communities—so we’re building on last year’s success by holding our second annual ChangeMaker Challenge! Read More »

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