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My Personal Taglit: Adventures in Israel on Birthright and Beyond

My Personal Taglit: Adventures in Israel on Birthright and Beyond

Ten days after graduation I moved out of my college house, said goodbye to my family and my roommates of the past five years, packed my bags, and got on a plane heading to a country I had never been before — Israel, the Holy Land, the Promised Land, the disputed land, the land of war Read More »

Kick Off 100 Days of Giving With Us!

Kick Off 100 Days of Giving With Us!

A lot can be done in 100 days — even more when we team up! From the start of the summer to the end of Sukkot, The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance will be hosting events (listed below) to reach out to Jews throughout the five valleys, bringing us together in support of our local and global community. Your gift during these 100 days can change a life... Read More »

Get Creative - Go to Cuba

Get Creative - Go to Cuba

As the old adage goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words” — and now, if it tells your story about our Federation, it could be worth a trip to Cuba or a GoPro® camera! Whether you choose to capture your ideas about our life-changing work in a story, photograph, or video, we invite you to Get Creative Read More »

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Gearing Up for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Gearing Up for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Get ready, Los Angeles, because the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games are coming in less than a month! From July 25th – August 2nd, L.A. will host the 2015 World Games — a touching celebration of athletic inclusion and achievement. As “Fans in the Stands,” our Federation will be cheering the tennis competitors at UCLA on Read More »

LAJAC: Creating a Community For All

LAJAC: Creating a Community For All

This past Sunday, over 150 adults with special needs, caregivers, and supportive members of our community gathered for a party to kick off the launch of our Federation’s new Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center (LAJAC)! Outside at Gottlieb Park, attendees were welcomed Read More »

Introducing our 2015 Brawerman Fellows

Introducing our 2015 Brawerman Fellows

The Jewish Federation believes that engaging students and young adults in ways that are relevant, innovative, and meaningful to them is the key to ensuring a strong, vibrant Jewish future for us all — that’s why we elect Fellows to participate in The Geri & Richard Brawerman Leadership Institute. Read More »

The Russian-Speaking Jewish Community Connects and Innovates with a Little Help from RuJuLA

The Russian-Speaking Jewish Community Connects and Innovates with a Little Help from RuJuLA

Russian-speaking Jews in their 20s and 30s throughout LA embrace and express their Jewish identity in unique ways. Until Alex Grager co-founded RuJuLA, the Los Angeles Russian Jewish Network, no one had been able to reach these young adults in a relatable way. Read More »

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