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The Growing Problem of Higher Education in Los Angeles

The Growing Problem of Higher Education in Los Angeles

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is concerned with issues that impact the Jewish people — and we also care deeply about our local community. That’s why we formed our Community Engagement Council (CEC), a gathering place for individuals who are passionate about community, networking Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Education, Engaging in our Community, Social Action

A Brief History of Jews and Chickens

A Brief History of Jews and Chickens

According to an offbeat holiday website, March 19th is Poultry Day! In honor of this lesser-known celebration of all things farmed and feathered, we decided to take a closer look at how chickens have impacted Jewish lives throughout the years. Read More »

Tags: Education, Jewish News

KOREH L.A. Kicks Off Partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

KOREH L.A. Kicks Off Partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

On August 26th, KOREH L.A. was proud to kick off a year of partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation at Mendez Learning Center High School in Boyle Heights. The kickoff event celebrated the start of a new school year for the Mendez High School students volunteering as mentors to students attending Utah Street Elementary School Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Federation News, Volunteering

A Reflection on the Community Internship Program

A Reflection on the Community Internship Program

Please enjoy this submission from one of the 29 high school students who participated in The Jewish Federation’s inaugural Community Internship Program* from June 17th – July 9th. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Jewish News, Legal Division, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

Introducing our 2015 Brawerman Fellows

Introducing our 2015 Brawerman Fellows

The Jewish Federation believes that engaging students and young adults in ways that are relevant, innovative, and meaningful to them is the key to ensuring a strong, vibrant Jewish future for us all — that’s why we elect Fellows to participate in The Geri & Richard Brawerman Leadership Institute. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Jewish News, Legal Division, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

The Russian-Speaking Jewish Community Connects and Innovates with a Little Help from RuJuLA

The Russian-Speaking Jewish Community Connects and Innovates with a Little Help from RuJuLA

Russian-speaking Jews in their 20s and 30s throughout LA embrace and express their Jewish identity in unique ways. Until Alex Grager co-founded RuJuLA, the Los Angeles Russian Jewish Network, no one had been able to reach these young adults in a relatable way. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Legal Division, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

On Partnering with The Jewish Federation and Healing the LGBTQ Community

On Partnering with The Jewish Federation and Healing the LGBTQ Community

For LGBTQ Jews, living with a dual identity can be challenging to navigate. We’re a minority within our own minorities: Jewish in LGBTQ community spaces, LGBTQ in Jewish spaces. Without resources that embody both of these facets of our lives, it can feel like we don’t know how to embrace our whole selves. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Jewish News, Legal Division, Social Action, Young Adults

Introducing 2015 Fishel Fellow, Maia Ferdman

Introducing 2015 Fishel Fellow, Maia Ferdman

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is proud to announce Maia Ferdman as the new Fishel Fellow. Like former Fishel Fellow Brianna Fischer before her, Maia will pave her own unique path during this two-year paid fellowship. As a Fellow, she will apply the leadership training she receives Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Jewish News, Legal Division, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

Spreading the Joy of Reading: Restocking Walgrove Avenue Elementary School’s Library

Spreading the Joy of Reading: Restocking Walgrove Avenue Elementary School’s Library

In partnership with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., we donated 1,200 new books to restock the library at Walgrove Avenue Elementary School! Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Jewish News, Volunteering, Young Adults

A Holocaust Remembrance Day Story

A Holocaust Remembrance Day Story

Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place on Thursday, April 16th. In honor of this significant day in our people’s history, we asked Rebecca Schalit-Newman, Intermediate Campaign Associate with our Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy, to share her family’s story. Read More »

Tags: Board of Rabbis, Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Jewish News, Young Adults

Update from a PresenTenseLA Fellow

Update from a PresenTenseLA Fellow

Innovation, creativity, and collaboration are just three ideas I have learned to adopt and embrace throughout PresenTenseLA. Each week, we meet with mentors, successful social entrepreneurs, and most importantly, our fellow peers. We explore, dream, and collaborate with one another, while learning how to navigate this new world of social entrepreneurship. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation News, Inclusion, Social Action, Volunteering, Young Adults

Community Leadership Institute Graduates Reflect on Their Experience

Community Leadership Institute Graduates Reflect on Their Experience

Graduation from our Federation’s Community Leadership Institute (CLI) was Sunday, March 15th. Over the past 15 months, 66 leaders-in-training attended workshops, met with mentors and developed the skills they need to succeed as effective leaders in the Jewish community—and beyond. Here’s what one CLI graduate had to say: Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Entertainment Division, Federation Events, Federation News, Jewish News, Legal Division, Missions, Real Estate & Construction Division, Social Action, Young Adults

February Community Security Forum

February Community Security Forum

Presented by the Los Angeles Police Department and our Federation’s Community Security Initiative (CSI), this forum brought together a dozen uniformed LAPD officers, as well as 80 rabbis and administrators from local Jewish schools and synagogues, for a timely and informative presentation about terrorism and active shooter incidents. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Federation Events, Federation News, Social Action

Breaking Through: A Day of Celebration for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Breaking Through: A Day of Celebration for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

The steady rain didn’t dampen the high spirits of families at Camp Max Straus in Glendale last Sunday during The Jewish Federation’s Community Service Day. More than 200 children, teens and adults with special needs, along with their siblings, parents and volunteers came together for an afternoon of celebration for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. Read More »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Community Events, Community News, Education, Federation Events, Federation News, Inclusion, Social Action, Young Adults

Inclusion: Jojo and his Favorite Place

Inclusion: Jojo and his Favorite Place

One of the things I like most about the Friendship Circle is the teen volunteers. When I was younger, I always looked up to them. When I would see them around my neighborhood, they would always welcome me and say “Hi, Jojo” to make me feel special. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Federation News, Jewish News, Inclusion, Social Action, Young Adults

Milk & Honey:  An L.A. Girl in Israel

Milk & Honey:  An L.A. Girl in Israel

On a typical slumpy Tuesday in my quarter-life-crisis year of 26, a business associate came into my office and casually started talking about Birthright Israel. “I’m too old, too busy and by most religious people’s standards, not even considered a real Jew,” I grumbled at him. With an Ashkenazi Jewish father and African-American mother, others often tried to tell me who I was and who I was not. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Federation News, Jewish News, Israel, Social Action, Volunteering, Young Adults

Upcoming Jewish Community Forum at The Jewish Federation

Upcoming Jewish Community Forum at The Jewish Federation

This Thursday, February 26th, the Los Angeles Police Department and our Federation’s Community Security Initiative are sponsoring a Jewish Community Forum that will focus on law enforcement response to active shooter events and other potential threats to Jewish institutions. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Federation News, Jewish News, Social Action, Young Adults

Inclusion: Everybody Should be Good

Inclusion: Everybody Should be Good

Today I went to school like every day at Van Nuys High. I learn there about the Americans. I like learning about WWI the most, because I like the action, and knowing that it actually happened. There are lots of kids in my class. I meet new people and eat with them and we watch videos on the phone. I like to hang out with Jack Schneider, who is not from my class. Our families are good friends. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Jewish News, Inclusion, Social Action, Young Adults

Our School Twinning Program Changes Lives

Our School Twinning Program Changes Lives

Every year, students from 20 schools in Los Angeles, 20 schools in Tel Aviv and one school in Vilnius, Lithuania, participate in this transformative program. They live in each other’s homes, learn in their partner schools and experience the local culture firsthand. The main goal of the program is to build strong relationships between the participants, their families and their schools... Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Community News, Education, Federation News, Jewish News, School Twinning Program, Volunteering

The Incredible Gift of PJ Library®

The Incredible Gift of PJ Library®

Robyn Sherman Raskin doesn’t remember signing up for PJ Library. But when the first books arrived for her then six-month-old son Daniel, it was one of the best gifts she’d ever received. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation News

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