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Travel to Israel with us this summer on ISRAEL UNPARALLELED!

Travel to Israel with us this summer 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 Harold and Amy Masor, two of the co-chairs of the upcoming trip. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Faces of Federation, Food & Culinary, Israel

Discovering Jewish Values Through PJ Library

Discovering Jewish Values Through PJ Library

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles recognizes that a child’s early development is essential to his or her future adult identity. The PJ Library® program in Los Angeles provides children ages six months through eight years with free Jewish-content books and music every month and additional enrichment experiences such as Family Camp. The PJ Library in Los Angeles team ensures the greatest impact to our Los Angeles community. Check out our interview with David Miller, PJ Library subscriber and parent! Read More »

Tags: Faces of Federation

Our 2017 Major Gifts Evening: A Celebration of Community and Commitment

Our 2017 Major Gifts Evening: A Celebration of Community and Commitment

It was truly a celebration of community and commitment at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ recent 2017 Major Gifts Evening, held at Stephen Wise Temple on March 8th. More than 200 guests joined us to hear from noted political analyst and journalist David Gregory, who flew in from Washington, D.C. to share with us his Jewish journey. Read More »

Tags: Event Recap

The Responsibility of Our Federation

The Responsibility of Our Federation

I want to start by saying thank you. I have been writing these e-mails for several months now and the response has been overwhelming. Over 10,000 of you are reading them and many of you are writing me back. Thank you for reaching out to me. I appreciate all of your responses — even the ones that are critical. Read More »

Tags: From the CEO

Committing to a Day of Service with The Jewish Federation

Committing to a Day of Service with The Jewish Federation

On February 26, volunteers of all ages joined together across Los Angeles for a day of meaningful service as part of our Community Service Days. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Event Recap , Faces of Federation

A Very Special Hineni Society Dinner

A Very Special Hineni Society Dinner

On March 2nd, our Federation’s most generous donors and families joined together to attend our annual Hineni Society Dinner at the Four Seasons. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Event Recap

My Experience in the FILL Program

My Experience in the FILL Program

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is proud to announce that we now offer an internal leadership opportunity for young Federation professionals. FILL — Federation Innovation Leadership Lab — is a yearlong program that builds professional development and strengthens leadership skills and culminates in an impactful international travel experience that exposes the FILL Fellows to the Federation’s global work and other like-minded young leaders. The first in this blog series is a personal account from Miriam Maya, FILL Fellow and Director of Caring for Jews in Need & LAJAC (Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center), who shares below her experience in the program. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Faces of Federation

An Interview with Albert Praw

An Interview with Albert Praw

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will be hosting our 68th Annual Legal Division Dinner on Thursday, March 23rd! The dinner will honor Albert Praw, Executive Vice President of Real Estate and Business Development of KB Home, Inc. Mr. Praw is also the Federation’s Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Strategic Planning and Distribution Committee, and he has been involved philanthropically with the community for years. Check out our interview with Mr. Praw to learn about how he became involved with the Federation, and what inspires his philanthropic involvement. Read More »

Tags: Faces of Federation, Legal Division

Keeping Our Community Safe

Keeping Our Community Safe

Our community is under threat. In fact, just a few days ago, the Westside JCC received an e-mailed bomb threat. Every day over the past few weeks, many of our Jewish Community Centers and schools throughout the nation have received threatening phone calls and e-mails. We know that many of you are concerned and even scared. We understand your fears. As I’ve stated before, our Federation identifies our greatest challenges and opportunities and addresses them. We want to assure you that the security of you and your family is a top Federation priority. Read More »

A Partnership With Unistream For Lasting Socioeconomic Change in Israel

A Partnership With Unistream For Lasting Socioeconomic Change in Israel

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles recently announced a strategic partnership with Unistream to close socioeconomic gaps in Israel and make the “Start-Up dream” a reality for all Israeli youth. Together, the Federation and Unistream will empower youth through hands-on and intensive entrepreneurship education. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Israel

A Celebration of the Richard S. Ziman Tzedakah Box Collection

A Celebration of the Richard S. Ziman Tzedakah Box Collection

On March 5th, community members joined to commemorate Richard S. Ziman’s generous gift to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles — his Tzedakah Box Collection, now on permanent display at the Federation’s Goldsmith Center. Comprised of over 250 historic tzedakah boxes originating from countries all across the Jewish world, this collection will serve as a continuous symbol of our shared heritage, the Jewish value of tzedakah — charity — and community. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Event Recap

Top 5 Reasons to Travel with Us on Israel Unparalleled this summer!

Top 5 Reasons to Travel with Us on Israel Unparalleled this summer!

This summer, join The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles as we embark on a one-of-a-kind journey through the Jewish homeland June 4-12! See Israel as you have never seen it before, through a high-end and specially curated wine and art tour. Check out the top 5 reasons to join us! Read More »

Tags: Blog, Food & Culinary, Israel

Federation Leadership in Matters of Security

Federation Leadership in Matters of Security

When it comes to security, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is a leader in our community and within the Federation system. Here in Los Angeles, on Wednesday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m., we are holding a Security Response Town Hall at 6505 Wilshire so community members can hear directly from Chief of Police, LAPD Chief Beck, and other senior members of local and national law enforcement on how they are working with Federation’s Community Service Initiative (CSI) to prepare for and respond to threats to the safety of Jewish Los Angeles. Read More »

Tags: Blog

PJ Library Family Camp: A Muddy and Meaningful Getaway

PJ Library Family Camp: A Muddy and Meaningful Getaway

Complete with a petting zoo, bubble pool, and colorful challah, PJ Library Family Camp appears on the surface to be pure fun. But add a Tu B’shevat seder, quality family time, and new friendships for everyone involved, and it becomes something much more. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Event Recap

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 »

Tags: From the CEO

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

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