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A Mission to Israel with the Men of our Entertainment Division

A Mission to Israel with the Men of our Entertainment Division

In November 2014, a group of 11 entertainment industry executives went on a Federation-sponsored mission to Israel, led by CAA's Adam Berkowitz and Rain Management's Jonathan Baruch. With a jam-packed six-day itinerary, the group was able to gain an understanding of Israel from... Read More »

A Chanukah Celebration at City Hall

A Chanukah Celebration at City Hall

Last Friday, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles held its Annual Chanukah Celebration at Los Angeles City Hall. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News

Turning Thirteen

Turning Thirteen

In my family, turning thirteen was a big deal. Sure, you became an official teenager. You had your Bar or Bat Mitzvah and became a man or woman in G-d’s eyes. But this was all just icing on the cake. The best part about turning thirteen was working the kitchen at Great-Aunt Idabel’s epic Chanukah party. Read More »

In-depth. In person. Inspiring.

In-depth. In person. Inspiring.

On Sunday, November 16, more than 200 members of our local community came together at American Jewish University for Global Jewry: One People, One World. This first-of-its-kind event, hosted by our Federation in partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), provided an in-depth look at our impact and the challenges we face. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, One People One World

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 »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Engaging in our Community, Federation News, Social Action

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 »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Jewish News

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 »

Tags: Community News, Israel

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 »

Tags: Community Events, Engaging in our Community, Federation Events

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 »

Tags: Federation Events, One People One World

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 »

Tags: Community News, Federation News

Making our Community Safer: An Update on CSI

Making our Community Safer: An Update on CSI

Our Federation’s Community Security Initiative (CSI) is making great strides to provide safer environments within our Jewish community and to be prepared for any emergency situation that may arise. Read on for the latest updates from CSI. Read More »

In Solidarity with Israel, A Statement on the ASA Conference

In Solidarity with Israel, A Statement on the ASA Conference

This summer, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles led our community in rallying support for the most vulnerable members of our Israeli family during an unimaginable crisis. Together, we raised over $3 million to meet the immediate needs of our sisters and brothers for respite, trauma counseling, resiliency services and much more. Most importantly, we let them know they are not alone. Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Israel

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work in India

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work in India

There are a staggering 1.2 billion people living in India—and just over 4,300 are Jewish. It’s not a very significant number, which is perhaps the reason so many aren’t even aware that an Indian Jewish community exists. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events, One People One World

Jewish Poverty is Rampant in L.A.

Jewish Poverty is Rampant in L.A.

Living amid the bright lights of Hollywood, pristine Rodeo Drive and the flashy Sunset Strip, it can sometimes be difficult for us to see real and pressing needs, even in our own community. Sure, there are plenty of movie stars and moguls among us. But it’s time for a reality check. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Jewish News, Social Action

Campus Impact Network Gives Students Tools to Combat Anti-Israel Sentiments

Campus Impact Network Gives Students Tools to Combat Anti-Israel Sentiments

As part of our Federation’s comprehensive, high-priority efforts to strengthen Jewish campus life and support students, this past weekend marked the official launch of The Jewish Federation’s Campus Impact Network (CIN), which is made possible by a Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation. This initiative will give Jewish student leaders the tools required to be more effective campus leaders and activists, by building bridges between social justice work and the Jewish community. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Israel, Young Adults

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work in Morocco

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work in Morocco

Morocco has been a welcome haven for Jews for hundreds of years, but our Federation’s involvement with the JDC in Morocco began in the 1940s, when we provided critical assistance to Jews fleeing Nazi Europe. Today, the country boasts a vibrant Jewish community that is coexisting peacefully with a predominantly Muslim population. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events, One People One World

On November 2nd, Perform an Act of Loving Kindness

On November 2nd, Perform an Act of Loving Kindness

The High Holidays are now behind us, but this is a great time for you to start the Jewish year on a high note with acts of kindness. Sign up now to volunteer at our Federation’s upcoming Community Service Day, being held in conjunction with Mitzvah Day, on Sunday, November 2nd! Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Engaging in our Community, Federation Events, Volunteering

Statement on Wednesday’s Tragic Events in Jerusalem

Statement on Wednesday’s Tragic Events in Jerusalem

On behalf of our Los Angeles Jewish community, we join with our brothers and sisters across the Jewish world in mourning the tragic loss of 3-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun. Read More »

Tags: Jewish News, Israel

Carr and Lieu Square Off at Federation

Carr and Lieu Square Off at Federation

Last night, our Federation hosted a debate between Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Elan Carr and California State Senator Ted Lieu, who are running to represent California’s 33rd Congressional District, replacing Henry Waxman who is stepping down after 30 years. Topics the candidates were asked to address included their stances on... Read More »

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