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On Shabbat, Our Community Shined Brightly!

On Shabbat, Our Community Shined Brightly!

This past weekend, our community shined as one during our Federation’s 1,000 Shabbat Celebrations. Whether it was at partner organizations and synagogues, at large dinner parties or even small observances with family and friends, thousands of community members took part in this sacred Jewish ritual, from candle lighting on Friday night to lighting the Havdalah candle on Saturday night. Read More »

Our Ezra Network is Helping Impoverished Jews in L.A., And So Can You

Our Ezra Network is Helping Impoverished Jews in L.A., And So Can You

Imagine how you would feel if you lost your job. The bills are stacking up. The checks are bouncing. The cupboards are bare. If you’re one of 50,000 Jews in Los Angeles living in poverty, you don’t have to imagine it—you’re living it. But the good news is our Federation is doing something about it. Read More »

Graduation Day for our New Leaders Project

Graduation Day for our New Leaders Project

Last week, participants from our Federation’s prestigious New Leaders Project (NLP) gathered at the Bradley Tower at LA City Hall for a special graduation ceremony in their honor. The 25 NLP graduates will join an elite cadre of Jewish civic leaders who have completed the year-long New Leaders Project. Cheered on by friends, family, and NLP alumni, each graduate accepted recognition from elected officials from every level of government. Read More »

Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign
Outrage and Sorrow

Outrage and Sorrow

We are deeply saddened at the horrific act perpetrated this morning in a synagogue in Jerusalem. We believe that this purposeful slaughter of innocent Americans, Israelis and Brits needs to be strongly condemned by world leaders especially the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Read More »

Our Community Made a Difference on Mitzvah Day

Our Community Made a Difference on Mitzvah Day

On Sunday, November 2nd The Jewish Federation hosted our 5th Community Service Day of the year in conjunction with Mitzvah Day. Over 130 volunteers participated in a variety of four projects throughout Los Angeles, all of which served different populations. With the diversity of options, there was a project for everyone interested. Read More »

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work in Hungary

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work in Hungary

Hungary is home to the fourth largest Jewish population in Europe and is experiencing a vibrant Jewish cultural renaissance—despite a decimated population following the Holocaust and decades of religious repression under Communist rule. Read More »

Protecting our Kids from Predators

Protecting our Kids from Predators

On Wednesday, November 5th, at the beautiful Brentwood home of Women’s Campaign leader Wendy Moss Klein, our 2014 Susan S. Pritzker Series featured an enlightening and informative discussion titled Keeping Kids Safe Online and in the Real World. Read More »

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