Engagement and Building Community

Engagement and Building Community

I was recently interviewed by the Jewish Federations of North America on our Federation’s role in the Los Angeles Jewish community with specific regard to engagement. I spoke about why community involvement is a top priority of ours and what 21st century Jewish life can look like. The interview also highlighted our role in building a strong and long-lasting community. Read More »

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An Interview with Ken Kahan

An Interview with Ken Kahan

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will host our annual Real Estate and Construction (REC) Dinner on Monday, May 8th. The dinner will honor Ken Kahan, Founder and President of California Landmark Group (CLG), a real estate development and investment company. Mr. Kahan is currently a Federation board member and has been philanthropically involved with the community for years. Read our interview with Mr. Kahan, which dives into his dedication to our Federation, the L.A. Jewish community, and more! Read More »

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The FILL Fellowship and My Jewish Identity

The FILL Fellowship and My Jewish Identity

Megan Kanofsky, FILL Fellow and Federation Director of Jewish Campus Life for Young Adult Engagement and Leadership, shares with us the impact of the FILL Fellowship program and her experience abroad. Read More »

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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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The Power of a Name

The Power of a Name

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles offers 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 program provides new skills and experiences, adding more excitement and passion to our Los Angeles Jewish community. Aubrey Farkas, FILL Fellow and Federation’s Director of Civic Engagement, shares with us the impact of the FILL Fellowship program and her experience abroad in Budapest and Israel. Read More »

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A Fantastic Morning at El Cab Playday

A Fantastic Morning at El Cab Playday

Our Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy hosted three exciting and inspiring events last month with Ruth Reichl, culinary icon, author, and Top Chef Judge. The three events took place at Hillcrest Country Club, Brentwood Country Club, and El Caballero Country Club, bringing together over 500 women from the City and the Valley to support our Federation’s impactful work. Read below to learn more about the event at El Caballero Country Club, and contact us to get involved with Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy. Read More »

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Wishing You a Meaningful Pesach

Wishing You a Meaningful Pesach

Tonight, most of us will sit at our Seder tables with our families and our friends to share a powerful experience with Jews and many non-Jews across the globe. Although the story has been told for hundreds of years, the retelling is unique in almost every home. It is a story of our people's redemption from slavery in Egypt and it transcends denominations and nationalities. 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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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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