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Inclusion: My Understanding and Acceptance of My Superpowers

Inclusion: My Understanding and Acceptance of My Superpowers

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. As part of our Federation’s commitment to inclusion, every week this month we will feature a blog written by a member of our community with a disability. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Jewish News, Inclusion

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, a national effort to ensure that all Jews, regardless of their abilities, have access to Jewish life and a place within our Jewish community. It is also an opportunity for our Federation to raise awareness about members of our Los Angeles Jewish Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Federation News, Inclusion

Thoughts on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thoughts on Holocaust Remembrance Day

As the son and grandson of Holocaust survivors (and the relative of many more who did not survive), I grew up thinking the following: how awful humans can be to one another; how resilient the survivors that I knew (and, I’m sure, countless other survivors and other victims who did not survive) were Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Jewish News

Yiddish You May Not Know You Know

Yiddish You May Not Know You Know

Yiddish originated in Central Europe and became the designated language of Ashkenazi Jews. A mishmash of other languages, including German and Hebrew, Yiddish was spoken by more than 10 million European Jews at its height. Those who migrated to New York City at the turn of the century had their pick Read More »

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

Lions of Judah: The Most Philanthropic and Influential Women in Jewish L.A.

Lions of Judah: The Most Philanthropic and Influential Women in Jewish L.A.

Did you know that there are Lions in L.A.? We’re not talking about those beautiful creatures at the zoo or the ones often spotted in the mountains of Griffith Park. We’re talking about some of our Federation’s most dedicated female philanthropists, the Lions of Judah. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Federation News, Jewish News, Philanthropy

Lesser-Known Words of the Great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lesser-Known Words of the Great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, January 18th, our Federation offices will be closed as we honor and celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A visionary civil rights activist, Dr. King marched alongside people of all races and religions in his unwavering efforts to ensure that all people were treated as equals. Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Jewish News

Knowledge is Power: An Exclusive Workshop Series from LAJAC

Knowledge is Power: An Exclusive Workshop Series from LAJAC

Launched in 2015, our Federation’s Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center (LAJAC) is making an unbelievable impact on the lives of adults with special needs and their caregivers in Los Angeles. As part of our Federation’s commitment to inclusion Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Jewish News, Inclusion

New Experiences for LA Teens

New Experiences for LA Teens

There’s a disturbing trend in many Jewish communities: after becoming a “Jewish adult” on the bima and celebrating with friends and family, a majority of teens disengage from Jewish life. That’s why our Federation created the Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative Read More »

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

Look Back and Pay it Forward in 2016

Look Back and Pay it Forward in 2016

As the end of the year approaches, our Federation can proudly look back on a year in which, together, with the generous support of our community, we touched hundreds of thousands of lives in Los Angeles, Israel and the world—starting with yours. Read More »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Community News, Engaging in our Community, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation News, Jewish News, Young Adults

The History of Why Jews Eat Chinese on Christmas

The History of Why Jews Eat Chinese on Christmas

If Chinese food has become part of your tradition at this time of year, you’re one of millions of Jews who gleefully tear open packets of chopsticks and dig in to cartons of lo mein while the rest of the country slices their Christmas ham. But where and when did this tradition really start? Read More »

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Ambassador Dennis Ross Helps Federation Say Thank You to Our Community

Ambassador Dennis Ross Helps Federation Say Thank You to Our Community

In partnership with Temple of the Arts, our Federation gathered over 300 community members on December 8th at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills for a timely, insightful conversation with Ambassador Dennis Ross in appreciation of their support this past year. Read More »

Jewish Cuba as Experienced by a BRIdge Fellow

Jewish Cuba as Experienced by a BRIdge Fellow

With the help of our partner organizations, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is proud to offer hands-on opportunities for community members to experience Jewish life around the world. Last week, we shared a participant’s personal reflections on our Federation’s Mission to Cuba. Read More »

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

A Great Miracle Happened Here, There and Everywhere

A Great Miracle Happened Here, There and Everywhere

When our Federation and NuRoots proudly hosted Infinite Light from December 6th-December 14th, nearly 2,500 young adults attended the first-ever curated city-wide festival to celebrate Chanukah. More than 40 organizations and individuals created a variety of events Read More »

Jewish Cuba as Experienced by Seth Menachem

Jewish Cuba as Experienced by Seth Menachem

This year’s Cuba Mission took place from December 2nd-December 6th with 34 people eager to explore this unusual and exotic corner of the world. In this first post of our two-part blog about Jewish Cuba, you’ll hear from Seth Menachem, a community member who won Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Jewish News, Missions

Walking in Their Shoes: Our Mission to Budapest and Israel

Walking in Their Shoes: Our Mission to Budapest and Israel

From October 27th-November 7th, 2015, 37 women departed on our Federation’s Women’s Mission to Budapest and Israel. While exploring Jewish life in Budapest, Tel Aviv, Jaffa and Jerusalem, the women were also treated to briefings with representatives of our life-changing Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Jewish News, Missions, Philanthropy

8 Real-Life Miracles We Created in 2015

8 Real-Life Miracles We Created in 2015

With Chanukah in full swing, it’s an appropriate time to reflect on miracles—both the miracle of the oil burning for eight nights, and the miracles we make together every day with the support of our community. Read More »

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Inspiring the Next Generation at MainStage 2015

Inspiring the Next Generation at MainStage 2015

An enthusiastic and supportive crowd of more than 450 young Jewish professionals gathered at The Fonda Theatre where they got inspired, had fun, and gave back at MainStage 2015 on Tuesday, December 1st. Game-changing industry leaders shared Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Community News, Federation Events, Federation News, Jewish News, Young Adults

This Chanukah, L.A. Shines with Infinite Light!

This Chanukah, L.A. Shines with Infinite Light!

This Chanukah, from December 6-14, NuRoots and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles are proudly hosting Infinite Light — the first-ever curated city-wide festival. Read More »

Federation’s New Leaders Project (NLP) Class of 2015 is Ready to Lead

Federation’s New Leaders Project (NLP) Class of 2015 is Ready to Lead

When 28 NLP participants graduated during a special ceremony last week, they joined an elite cadre of Jewish civic leaders who have completed this year-long program. Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Social Action, Young Adults

L.A. Loves Richard Sandler and the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly

L.A. Loves Richard Sandler and the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly

When Richard Sandler was inducted as Chairman of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) at the recent General Assembly (GA), over 100 lay leaders and professionals from Los Angeles were there to celebrate at a reception held in his honor by Federation CEO & President Jay Sanderson. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation News, Philanthropy

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