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Onward Israel LA: Meet Our 2016 Participants

Onward Israel LA: Meet Our 2016 Participants

This summer, 20 Angelenos between the ages of 19 and 26 will participate in Onward Israel LA, an 8-week internship that gives them a chance to build their resumes and experience life together in Tel Aviv. Working with companies and organizations related to their individual skills, backgrounds and interests, this year’s group embarks on their journey on June 19th. Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Israel, Young Adults

Leadership Trip to Israel: An Update on our Partnership with ITC

Leadership Trip to Israel: An Update on our Partnership with ITC

This April, Federation’s Chair of the Board Julie Platt led a group of top leaders to Israel to get a closer look at the work we are accomplishing in partnership with the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC) and to examine Israel’s most pressing challenges moving forward — so we can plan accordingly. Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Israel, Philanthropy

A Journey of Memory and Reflection: Our Mission to Poland & Amsterdam

A Journey of Memory and Reflection: Our Mission to Poland & Amsterdam

The Holocaust is one of the darkest parts of our history, but a tragedy our Federation knows must never be forgotten. That’s why we invest in caring for survivors — and why we traveled together with our community on a Federation Mission to Poland and Amsterdam from May 2nd-May 10th. Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Jewish History, Missions

PJ Library in Los Angeles Celebrates its 10,000th Subscriber

PJ Library in Los Angeles Celebrates its 10,000th Subscriber

On Wednesday, May 18th, there was a little more blue and white in Los Angeles. Carrying balloons that match the program’s logo, community members Jeff Polak, his mother Janet, 9-year-old son Ethan and 6-year-old daughter Alexa arrived at the door of our 10,000th PJ Library®... Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Philanthropy

Israeli Inventions: ReWalk

Israeli Inventions: ReWalk

Israel may be a relatively small country in square footage and population, but it is home to some big inventions and innovations, particularly in the technology industry. As part of our Federation’s commitment to educating and advocating for our Israeli family, this blog is the third in our monthly series Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Jewish News

The Return of LA Couples: An Exclusive Program for Duos in Their 20s and 30s

The Return of LA Couples: An Exclusive Program for Duos in Their 20s and 30s

Young Jewish couples under 40 are all different. Some are planning weddings. Some are planning families. Others are planning vacations. But there’s one thing that unites them all: A desire to be around others who share their stage in life and a connection to the Jewish community. Read More »

Tags: Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation News, Philanthropy, Social Action, Young Adults

The Lasting Legacy of a Giant: A Farewell to Bram Goldsmith

The Lasting Legacy of a Giant: A Farewell to Bram Goldsmith

It is with heartfelt sorrow we share the news that Bram Goldsmith, a giant in our community and a pillar of our Federation, passed away this Sunday, February 28th, at the age of 93. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Engaging in our Community, Federation News, Philanthropy

Thousands of Superheroes United for a Super Weekend

Thousands of Superheroes United for a Super Weekend

What made Federation’s Super Weekend so super? The thousands of Jewish community superheroes who came together for 1,000 Shabbat Celebrations on February 19th, or made or generously answered calls on Super Sunday, February 21st. Read More »

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

Life, Love, Laughter and Lions: The 2016 Lion of Judah Luncheon

Life, Love, Laughter and Lions: The 2016 Lion of Judah Luncheon

The flowers were artfully arranged; the name tags were neatly organized; the wait staff was ready. And when our Federation’s proud Lions of Judah arrived at the Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy 2016 Chai, Emerald, Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah Luncheon, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel was electrified with their energy! Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Philanthropy

Make Super Sunday the Big Finish of our Super Weekend

Make Super Sunday the Big Finish of our Super Weekend

What starts with 1,000 Shabbat Celebrations this Friday, February 19th and ends with Super Sunday on Sunday, February 21st? It’s our Super Weekend, one weekend with two ways to participate in our community! It culminates with Super Sunday, our Federation’s annual community fundraising day Read More »

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

Inclusion:  No Jewish Hero is Perfect

Inclusion:  No Jewish Hero is Perfect

One of the most beautiful aspects of Judaism is that the Torah portrays none of our heroes as perfect. Moses had difficulty speaking, Joseph had difficulty getting along with others, Isaac couldn't see... At Sinai Temple's Beit Bracha program we believe our students are Torah heroes too! Read More »

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

Who are the Lions of Los Angeles?

Who are the Lions of Los Angeles?

This week we’d like to introduce you to some of our new Lions and Chairs and give them a chance to share the personal side of their outstanding level of involvement with our Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy. Read More »

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

Our Most Senior Philanthropist

Our Most Senior Philanthropist

Recently, Jay Sanderson, President & CEO of The Jewish Federation, met with our Federation’s oldest supporter, Julius Rothschild. Julius’s life experience explains his deep commitment to our Jewish community. We are proud and honored to share his story below. Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Philanthropy

Limmud FSU Unites Russian-Speaking Jews on the West Coast

Limmud FSU Unites Russian-Speaking Jews on the West Coast

Imagine walking into a hotel with 700 people who grew up watching the same Nu, pogodi! cartoons you did, who don’t have to explain why they celebrate Chanukah and also have a New Year’s tree. People who eat just as many bagels with lox as they do pirozhki. People who think in Russian, speak in English Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Jewish News

Inclusion: The Superhero Who Helped Me Embrace the Jewish Faith

Inclusion: The Superhero Who Helped Me Embrace the Jewish Faith

I am not a superhero but I am friends with someone who is most definitely. Rabbi Jackie Redner has long been a hero to me. Outside of the many lovely things she has done for other children and young adults, she was personally responsible for guiding me through conversion to embrace the Jewish faith. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Inclusion

Distinguished Lions of Los Angeles

Distinguished Lions of Los Angeles

Two weeks ago, we posted a blog about our Federation’s Lions of Judah, how women can become Lions, and what this incredible group accomplishes with their philanthropic support. This week we’d like to introduce you to two of our Lions who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to our Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy. Read More »

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

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

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