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Our Most Senior Philanthropist

Our Most Senior Philanthropist

Recently, Jay Sanderson, President & CEO of The Jewish Federation, met with our Federation’s oldest supporter, Julius Rothschild. Julius’s life experience explains his deep commitment to our Jewish community. We are proud and honored to share his story below. Read More »

Limmud FSU Unites Russian-Speaking Jews on the West Coast

Limmud FSU Unites Russian-Speaking Jews on the West Coast

Imagine walking into a hotel with 700 people who grew up watching the same Nu, pogodi! cartoons you did, who don’t have to explain why they celebrate Chanukah and also have a New Year’s tree. People who eat just as many bagels with lox as they do pirozhki. People who think in Russian, speak in English Read More »

Inclusion: The Superhero Who Helped Me Embrace the Jewish Faith

Inclusion: The Superhero Who Helped Me Embrace the Jewish Faith

I am not a superhero but I am friends with someone who is most definitely. Rabbi Jackie Redner has long been a hero to me. Outside of the many lovely things she has done for other children and young adults, she was personally responsible for guiding me through conversion to embrace the Jewish faith. Read More »

Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign
Experience Jewish History Firsthand on a Federation Mission to Poland and Amsterdam

Experience Jewish History Firsthand on a Federation Mission to Poland and Amsterdam

Our Federation is deeply committed to ensuring the tragedy of the Holocaust is never forgotten. That’s why we invest in caring for survivors and support the March of the Living program that brings high school students and survivors to Poland and Israel. It’s also why we are traveling together with our community Read More »

Distinguished Lions of Los Angeles

Distinguished Lions of Los Angeles

Two weeks ago, we posted a blog about our Federation’s Lions of Judah, how women can become Lions, and what this incredible group accomplishes with their philanthropic support. This week we’d like to introduce you to two of our Lions who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to our Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy. Read More »

Inclusion: My Understanding and Acceptance of My Superpowers

Inclusion: My Understanding and Acceptance of My Superpowers

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. As part of our Federation’s commitment to inclusion, every week this month we will feature a blog written by a member of our community with a disability. Read More »

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, a national effort to ensure that all Jews, regardless of their abilities, have access to Jewish life and a place within our Jewish community. It is also an opportunity for our Federation to raise awareness about members of our Los Angeles Jewish Read More »

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