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You Can Make A Difference

You Can Make A Difference

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Israel with nine of our Federation's outstanding young professionals, working side by side with young Israelis at one of Tel Aviv's soup kitchens, a part of a Federation partnership called "OneDay Social Volunteering." OneDay has developed a powerful platform that harnesses the time and commitment of young people across Israel to help vulnerable populations. Read More »

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What Does Inclusion Mean To You?

What Does Inclusion Mean To You?

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. We recently interviewed Cindy Steinschriber, a Pico-Robertson resident and transformational life coach who specializes in working with caregivers to rediscover their own voice and step into their dreams. Proud mother of daughter Liora and son Yoni, Cindy and her husband Steve have been relentless advocates for Liora, who has special needs. Cindy is actively involved with the Jewish LA Pooled Trust, which is a partner of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and part of the HaMercaz-Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center (LAJAC) Partners Group. Read our interview with Cindy below. Read More »

Tags: Faces of Federation, Inclusion

Travel to Israel with us on ISRAEL UNPARALLELED!

Travel to Israel with us on ISRAEL UNPARALLELED!

This June 4-12, join the Federation on Israel Unparalleled – a world-class tour of Israel featuring innovative cuisine, collectible wines, and astounding art. Learn more from our interview below with Ada Horwich, one of the co-chairs of the upcoming trip. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Faces of Federation

The Lasting Impact of My Gap Year in Israel

The Lasting Impact of My Gap Year in Israel

I had just spent nine months in my newfound home away from home, and as I headed to college, my life was changed forever. On the Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel, a program of Masa Israel Journey, I spent one semester studying and earning academic credits at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and one semester teaching English and volunteering in Yerucham (a small town in the south of Israel). I was able to further my education and gain real life experience — a combination that many other 18-year-olds enter college without. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Faces of Federation

Meet Harlee, a Young Adult Participant of The Miracle Project!

Meet Harlee, a Young Adult Participant of The Miracle Project!

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. We recently interviewed Harlee, a young adult participant of The Miracle Project for the past eight years. The Miracle Project is a Federation partner that provides individuals with autism and other disabilities the tools to build communication, social skills, community, and greater self-esteem through inclusive theater and expressive arts programs. Here is Harlee’s inspirational story. Read More »

Tags: Faces of Federation, Inclusion

Super Sunday at a Glance: A Day of Giving for a Year of Impact

Super Sunday at a Glance: A Day of Giving for a Year of Impact

On Sunday, February 12, hundreds of community members joined together for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ annual Super Sunday event. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Event Recap

Super Sunday Live Blog

Super Sunday Live Blog

Join us for Super Sunday on February 12th for a fun-filled and impactful day that supports Federation’s life-changing work all year long! Sign up to make calls with us and make this Super Sunday a day of giving with a year of impact. Read More »

Imagine the Possibilities!

Imagine the Possibilities!

Today, as the clouds are beginning to clear, I want to share with you some exciting news for our community: we just received final approval to create a 21st century Jewish community center on the edge of the Pacific! Read More »

Tags: Blog, From the CEO

Meet The Network – The Federation’s Leadership Program Alumni Community!

Meet The Network – The Federation’s Leadership Program Alumni Community!

For graduates of Federation leadership development programs, The Network provides opportunities to reunite, expand networks, share knowledge, gain skills, and give back to the Jewish community through events dedicated to community leadership and philanthropy. The Network’s inaugural “In The Chair With The Chair” event started 2017 off with a bang. The evening brought together more than 100 Federation alumni to hear community leader and philanthropist Michael Milken interviewed by Chair of The Jewish Federations of North America Board of Trustees Richard Sandler. Read More »

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An Interview with Maya Wernick, A Teen Volunteer at OurSpace

An Interview with Maya Wernick, A Teen Volunteer at OurSpace

We recently interviewed Maya Wernick, a teen volunteer at OurSpace. OurSpace is a Federation partner that provides a full spectrum of Jewish experiences for children, teens, and adults with special needs and special abilities. Read our interview with Maya to learn why she is inspired to volunteer! Read More »

Tags: Faces of Federation, Inclusion

Welcoming Bianna Golodryga at our Annual Lion of Judah Luncheon

Welcoming Bianna Golodryga at our Annual Lion of Judah Luncheon

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is thrilled to welcome Bianna Golodryga, former co-anchor of Good Morning America’s weekend edition and current Yahoo! News and Finance anchor, as our keynote speaker for the annual Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah Luncheon on February 15th. The luncheon brings together an incredible group of strong, philanthropic, generous, and dedicated women that helps lead our Federation's Lions of Judah and Women's Philanthropy. We interviewed Golodryga to learn more about her personal, professional, and Jewish journeys. Read her interview below and join us on February 15th! Read More »

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An Interview with Lior Eghbal, a Teen Volunteer at Friendship Circle LA

An Interview with Lior Eghbal, a Teen Volunteer at Friendship Circle LA

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. We recently interviewed Lior Eghbal, a teen volunteer at Friendship Circle LA. Friendship Circle LA is a Federation partner that provides Jewish children who have special needs with a full range of social, recreational, educational and Judaic experiences. Read why Lior is inspired to volunteer. Read More »

Tags: Faces of Federation, Inclusion

Birthright Israel: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience The LA Way

Birthright Israel: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience The LA Way

Birthright Israel registration is NOW OPEN!! There are a number of incredible, meaningful, and fun trips to Israel for #Angelenos to go the LA Way, and we want to make sure you know about how life-changing a Birthright Israel trip can be! From Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, the Negev to the North, the opportunity to experience Israel and form lifelong friendships is one you don't want to miss! Read More »

Tags: Blog, Faces of Federation, Israel

Our Commitment to Immigration and Resettlement

Our Commitment to Immigration and Resettlement

I returned this week from an incredibly meaningful trip to Hungary and Israel where I experienced the power of our work abroad. During my ten-day trip, I received many e-mails asking, “Where is the Federation’s statement on the Executive Order on Immigration?” Read More »

Tags: From the CEO

Honoring Our Lions: An Interview with Ellen Silverman

Honoring Our Lions: An Interview with Ellen Silverman

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is hosting our annual Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah Luncheon on Wednesday, February 15th. We will honor Elaine Goldsmith with the Lea Rabin Award, and Ellen Silverman with the Ruby Award. We interviewed Ellen about what motivated her to become involved with the Federation and how her experience as a Lion has impacted her life. Check out the interview below, and stay tuned for our interview with Elaine! Please join us on February 15th at this exciting luncheon! Read More »

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The Jewish Federation And Partners Kick Off JDAIM

The Jewish Federation And Partners Kick Off JDAIM

February marks the nationwide Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) - four weeks dedicated to celebrating and bringing attention to individuals with disabilities and special needs. Here in Los Angeles, JDAIM will include a range of activities and initiatives that reflect an important Federation and Jewish value: making Jewish community accessible and inclusive for all. Check out our blog to read more about JDAIM and our Federation! Read More »

Tags: Blog, Inclusion

The Impact of the Federation’s Brawerman Fellowship

The Impact of the Federation’s Brawerman Fellowship

Through the Brawerman Fellowship, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles develops and sustains a talent pool of Jewish young leaders for our community in perpetuity. The Fellowship not only provides a $40,000 college scholarship (over four years), but also includes participation in a larger program that builds leadership skills and creates and strengthens a connection to Jewish life through retreats, a trip to Israel, and other overseas opportunities. Leigh Evans, a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and now an AmeriCorps member with City Year in Boston, shares with us the Fellowship’s powerful impact on her college life. Read More »

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Celebrating a Month of Infinite Light with NuRoots

Celebrating a Month of Infinite Light with NuRoots

Infinite Light, a month-long citywide celebration of miracles, took place throughout the month of December in celebration of Hanukkah! This curated festival of creativity and community brought people from all across Los Angeles together in the spirit of the holiday. Infinite Light is a bold idea launched by NuRoots, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ ground-breaking grassroots initiative that connects young people to Jewish life in new ways. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Event Recap

Beginnings

Beginnings

As we begin 2017, I want to talk to you about "beginnings" and tell you what our Federation means when we say, "We are committed to the Jewish journey from birth to giving birth and beyond." We are invested in the next generations — and that investment starts at the beginning. We all want our children to be resilient and our families to be strong. We care about our children's development and their families' connection to an inspiring Jewish community. Read More »

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Recognizing Our Leaders

Recognizing Our Leaders

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles ended 2016 with a bang, honoring several members of our community with awards in recognition of their years of involvement and dedication to the Federation. Check out our blog to read about the Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy Valley Alliance Awards & Installations Brunch, as well as the Valley Alliance Annual Meeting. We look forward to another wonderful year working with dedicated and passionate members of our community! Read More »

Tags: Blog, Sylvia Weisz Women's Philanthropy, Event Recap

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