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An Evening of Family, Community and Philanthropy

An Evening of Family, Community and Philanthropy

Multiple generations of our Federation’s most generous families—the Hineni Society—came together on Sunday, June 15th for an evening created to thank them for both their philanthropic support of our work and their leadership in our community. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Philanthropy

Statement on Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers

Statement on Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles condemns the kidnapping of Gilad Sha’er, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah. We join with the international Jewish community in demanding their immediate release and offer prayers for their health and safety. Read More »

Tags: Board of Rabbis, Community News, Jewish News, Israel

Announcing Our 2014 Brawerman Fellows

Announcing Our 2014 Brawerman Fellows

One of The Jewish Federation’s top priorities is engaging students and young adults in ways that are relevant, innovative and meaningful, in order to ensure a strong, vibrant Jewish future. That’s why we are thrilled to announce our 2014 Brawerman Fellows. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation News, Young Adults

A Record-Setting Gear Up for Camp Day

A Record-Setting Gear Up for Camp Day

On Sunday, June 1st, The Jewish Federation held its third Community Service Day of 2014. A diverse mix of volunteers representing all facets of our Jewish community generously gave a few hours of their time. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events, Inclusion, Volunteering

Opening Our Eyes, And Our Hearts,To the Jewish LGBTQ Community

Opening Our Eyes, And Our Hearts,To the Jewish LGBTQ Community

How can we shift our organizational climates and individual actions working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Jews from one of tolerance to one that fully embraces the community? Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Social Action

PresenTenseLA Launches Into The Night

PresenTenseLA Launches Into The Night

Last week, nearly 500 people came out to support Jewish innovation and creativity at The Jewish Federation’s PresenTenseLA Launch Night at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The energy was electric and the crowd was buzzing as this year’s 11 Fellows shared their projects and vision on how to make Los Angeles, the Jewish community and our world a stronger, more inclusive place. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events, PresenTense LA, Social Action, Young Adults

Iconic Works of Israeli Design Pioneer Dan Reisinger Featured in Bell Gallery Exhibition

Iconic Works of Israeli Design Pioneer Dan Reisinger Featured in Bell Gallery Exhibition

To The Point: Posters by Dan Reisinger, a new exhibition opening June 2nd in our Federation's Bell Family Gallery, spotlights a lifetime of work by award-winning designer Dan Reisinger. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Jewish News, Israel

Food, Fun and Fundraising at El Caballero Country Club

Food, Fun and Fundraising at El Caballero Country Club

The generous men and women of El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana joined in on two days of fun and philanthropy this spring to benefit The Jewish Federation and our community. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Philanthropy

Our Major Gifts Dinner with Hollywood Mensch Joshua Malina

Our Major Gifts Dinner with Hollywood Mensch Joshua Malina

Scandal and West Wing cast member Joshua Malina is a performer second and a Jew first. That’s how the actor described himself to our generous donors and community leaders as the keynote speaker at The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance Major Gifts Dinner at Temple Judea. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Entertainment Division, Federation Events

Statement on UCLA Campus Elections Situation

Statement on UCLA Campus Elections Situation

One of The Jewish Federation’s top priorities is working on behalf of our community to achieve our goals of an inclusive society that reflects the best of American and Jewish values, a strong Jewish future and a safe and vibrant Israel. In light of recent events on the UCLA campus, we want you to be aware that our Federation is working directly with UCLA Hillel, other local community partners and Jewish student activists to strengthen... Read More »

Connecting for Good at the REC Dinner

Connecting for Good at the REC Dinner

Like honoree Jesse Sharf, this year’s Real Estate & Construction (REC) Division dinner was truly one of a kind, with a record-setting 1,500 attendees filling the ballroom at the Century Hyatt to its capacity. During a humorous and deeply personal speech, Jesse expressed gratitude to his parents, Pnina and Moe, for instilling Jewish values in him throughout his childhood, and to his wife, Stacy, for all she does to make their lives better­... Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Real Estate & Construction Division

PresenTenseLA 2014: Challenging the Status Quo

PresenTenseLA 2014: Challenging the Status Quo

This post is a part of a series highlighting the social entrepreneurial ventures that each of the 2014 PresenTenseLA Fellows will be unveiling at Launch Night tonight. Today we are highlighting PTLA Fellows Aaron Henne - artistic director of theatre dybbuk, and Lee Chernotsky – founder of ROSIES. Each of their ventures asks us to reexamine traditional ideas in order to create a more enriching Jewish community. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, PresenTense LA, Social Action, Young Adults

PresenTenseLA 2014: Empowering for Change

PresenTenseLA 2014: Empowering for Change

What’s So Jewish about Love My Provider? This post is a part of a series highlighting the social entrepreneurial ventures that each of the 2014 PresenTenseLA Fellows will be unveiling at Launch Night on May 21st. The Fellows were given the prompt “What’s so Jewish about your project?” and over the course of the series we will be sharing their answers and exploring the very nature of Jewish change-making. Today we are highlighting Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, PresenTense LA, Social Action, Young Adults

Legal Dinner Honors A True Woman of Valor

Legal Dinner Honors A True Woman of Valor

On May 7th, over 500 attorneys, judges and community members gathered at our Federation’s Legal Division Dinner to honor Nancy Sher Cohen, the 2014 recipient of the Bruce I. Hochman Maimonides Torch of Justice Award. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Legal Division

Advocating for our Jewish Community in Sacramento

Advocating for our Jewish Community in Sacramento

Each May, Jewish community members from across California come together in Sacramento to meet with government representatives on public policy issues of importance to the broader Jewish community. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Engaging in our Community, Jewish News

PresenTenseLA 2014: Telling Stories, Connecting People
PresenTenseLA 2014: Supporting ALL of Our Jewish Families

PresenTenseLA 2014: Supporting ALL of Our Jewish Families

What’s more Jewish than being married to a rabbi? (Besides, of course, actually being a rabbi) Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, PresenTense LA, Social Action, Young Adults

The Shaping of Israel: A Day of Provocative Conversations with Yossi Klein Halevi

The Shaping of Israel: A Day of Provocative Conversations with Yossi Klein Halevi

This past Sunday, members of the Jewish community gathered in the Beit Midrash of University Synagogue in Brentwood for a special conversation with acclaimed author Yossi Klein Halevi about his recent book, Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation. Read More »

Tags: Board of Rabbis

It Takes A Woman Sizzled with ‘Kosher Burrito’ Giselle Fernandez

It Takes A Woman Sizzled with ‘Kosher Burrito’ Giselle Fernandez

More than 350 philanthropic women from across our community joined forces at The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance Women’s Department’s It Takes A Woman event with keynote speaker Giselle Fernandez. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events

PresenTenseLA 2014: Reshaping CommUNITY

PresenTenseLA 2014: Reshaping CommUNITY

How can a venture about bringing musical, uplifting, participatory prayer to synagogues be Jewish? Alright, fine. It’s Jewish. But how do the underlying values of Tefilah Transformed Initiative and its particular prayer model speak to the tradition? Inviting Jews to pray and pray better is one thing. But prayer that is melody-laden and moving? Prayer that is inclusion-based? The Hebrew Bible recounts the tales of kings employing timbrels and... Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, PresenTense LA, Social Action, Young Adults

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