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Honoring and Supporting Holocaust Survivors in Los Angeles and Around the World

Honoring and Supporting Holocaust Survivors in Los Angeles and Around the World

Today is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, when people around the world unite to commemorate the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust and honor the thousands of survivors who live to tell their stories. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is deeply committed to ensuring that Holocaust survivors in Los Angeles and worldwide have access to the resources and care they need to live their lives with dignity. Read More »

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Inside a Unistream Center: A Community of Dreamers

Inside a Unistream Center: A Community of Dreamers

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles just entered into a strategic partnership with Unistream to create lasting impact on Israeli society by giving Israeli youth the opportunity to dream big and join Israel’s start-up nation. Each Unistream center acts as a hub for its students to learn, experiment, dream and fulfill their potential. Read More »

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Honoring Albert Z. Praw at the 68th Annual Legal Division Dinner

Honoring Albert Z. Praw at the 68th Annual Legal Division Dinner

On March 23rd, over 600 community members gathered at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ 68th Annual Legal Division Dinner honoring Albert Z. Praw. Mr. Praw, the current Vice Chair of the Federation’s Board of Directors and the Executive Vice President of Real Estate and Business Development at KB Home, is the recipient of this year’s Bruce I. Hochman Maimonides Torch of Justice Award, recognizing his long-standing dedication and service to the Jewish and larger community. The night highlighted the Federation’s important work and also Mr. Praw’s vast personal impact on his family and friends. Read More »

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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

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Imagine the Possibilities!

Imagine the Possibilities!

Today, as the clouds are beginning to clear, I want to share with you some exciting news for our community: we just received final approval to create a 21st century Jewish community center on the edge of the Pacific! Read More »

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Meet The Network – The Federation’s Leadership Program Alumni Community!

Meet The Network – The Federation’s Leadership Program Alumni Community!

For graduates of Federation leadership development programs, The Network provides opportunities to reunite, expand networks, share knowledge, gain skills, and give back to the Jewish community through events dedicated to community leadership and philanthropy. The Network’s inaugural “In The Chair With The Chair” event started 2017 off with a bang. The evening brought together more than 100 Federation alumni to hear community leader and philanthropist Michael Milken interviewed by Chair of The Jewish Federations of North America Board of Trustees Richard Sandler. Read More »

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Welcoming Bianna Golodryga at our Annual Lion of Judah Luncheon

Welcoming Bianna Golodryga at our Annual Lion of Judah Luncheon

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is thrilled to welcome Bianna Golodryga, former co-anchor of Good Morning America’s weekend edition and current Yahoo! News and Finance anchor, as our keynote speaker for the annual Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah Luncheon on February 15th. The luncheon brings together an incredible group of strong, philanthropic, generous, and dedicated women that helps lead our Federation's Lions of Judah and Women's Philanthropy. We interviewed Golodryga to learn more about her personal, professional, and Jewish journeys. Read her interview below and join us on February 15th! Read More »

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Birthright Israel: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience The LA Way

Birthright Israel: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience The LA Way

Birthright Israel registration is NOW OPEN!! There are a number of incredible, meaningful, and fun trips to Israel for #Angelenos to go the LA Way, and we want to make sure you know about how life-changing a Birthright Israel trip can be! From Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, the Negev to the North, the opportunity to experience Israel and form lifelong friendships is one you don't want to miss! Read More »

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The Jewish Federation And Partners Kick Off JDAIM

The Jewish Federation And Partners Kick Off JDAIM

February marks the nationwide Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) - four weeks dedicated to celebrating and bringing attention to individuals with disabilities and special needs. Here in Los Angeles, JDAIM will include a range of activities and initiatives that reflect an important Federation and Jewish value: making Jewish community accessible and inclusive for all. Check out our blog to read more about JDAIM and our Federation! Read More »

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