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JVS Works!

JVS Works!

Bobby Townsend received two grants from the Federation's Emergency Relief Cash Grant program, as well as the life-changing vocational assistance from JVS. Read More »

Camp-aigning for Camp

Camp-aigning for Camp

Nestled up in the Malibu hills, Camp JCA Shalom, a beneficiary agency of the Federation, is one of the coolest Jewish camps in Southern California. Read More »

Hear Me Roar: Nancy Beiser

Hear Me Roar: Nancy Beiser

I’ve been a Lion since 2006. Read More »

Lativian Jews Feeling the Heat

Lativian Jews Feeling the Heat

As the Dow Jones crossed over 9,500 this week, it's a good time to look around and take , er, stock, as to how the rest of the globe is recovering. Read More »

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Steve Jobs has a Job—Do You?

Steve Jobs has a Job—Do You?

Jewish Vocational Service Los Angeles (JVS) urgently needs your job postings (or your employer’s) to support its mission to help people get back on their feet and back to work. Read More »

Jewels of Elul

Jewels of Elul

Songwriter/producer Craig Taubman is back with his fifth Jewels of Elul. On each of the 29 days of Elul, he’ll be posting a reflection, a story, an anecdote, online (also available as an e-mail each day). Read More »

www = why would we

www = why would we

I remember the day I first saw a Web address printed on an advertisement. Read More »

The Wired, The Tired, The Expired
The New Face of Philanthropy

The New Face of Philanthropy

Technology is radically changing the relationship between individuals and the organizations they support. Read More »

Who Makes the Best Bagels?

Who Makes the Best Bagels?

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Muslims and Christians and Jews? Oh my…

Muslims and Christians and Jews? Oh my…

During the IDF operation in Gaza earlier this year, there was a lot of talk of boycotts of Israeli goods, and divestment. Read More »

Evangelicals and Rabbis Tackle Tough Times

Evangelicals and Rabbis Tackle Tough Times

Fuller Theological Seminary pastors met with the Board of Rabbis of Southern California for a luncheon program entitled, Caring for a Caring Community: Doing the Right Thing in Tough Times. Read More »

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Drop a Comment, Pick Up a T-Shirt

Drop a Comment, Pick Up a T-Shirt

For the first time in our 100-year history, we’re allowing the community to comment on our stories, videos and photos. Read More »

Questions?

Questions?

My older son just turned seven years old and from time to time (okay, about every hour or so) likes to ask simple questions that aren’t so easy to answer. Read More »

Israeli Independence Day Festival

Israeli Independence Day Festival

Beautiful weather. Check. Delicious food. Check. Israeli music and dancing. Check. Kinda like last year’s Israel Independence Day Festival, right? Read More »

Boyle Heights Does Fiesta Shalom

Boyle Heights Does Fiesta Shalom

So when the Federation and the Consulate General of Israel decided to celebrate the 61st anniversary of Israel with a big block-party around the old shul, it was a no-brainer that the festival would also bring Jews and Latinos together—thus the twin bill: Fiesta Shalom. Read More »

Del Rey Dinner honors Tootsie Veprin

Del Rey Dinner honors Tootsie Veprin

A person’s name often says a lot about the kind of life they lead. Read More »

Who’s a Happy Camper Now?

Who’s a Happy Camper Now?

Every year, the Federation helps more than 1,000 children from underserved communities get ready for camp by providing clothing, toiletries, books and other camp necessities so many of us take for granted. Read More »

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