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The Six Day War Project - Video #12

The Six Day War Project - Video #12

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the Six Day War, Israel defeated the armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, securing defensible borders and subsequently offering to exchange land for peace. In the last video of the series, learn how Israel has tried to obtain peace with its neighbors over the past 50 years. Read More »

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Federation Celebrates New Partnership with Unistream in Israel: Turning Dreams Into Reality

Federation Celebrates New Partnership with Unistream in Israel: Turning Dreams Into Reality

On May 22nd, community members joined together to celebrate the official launch of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ major partnership with Unistream in Israel. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #11

The Six Day War Project - Video #11

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. After six days of fighting, Israel had won. A battle for survival had ended with an overwhelming Israeli victory. In Just six days, Israel pushed back the Arab armies that threatened its existence, and achieved defensible borders. In the 11th video of the 12-part mini-series, learn how Israel attempted to achieve peace with its neighbors, and the shocking reply the defeated nations sent back. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #10

The Six Day War Project - Video #10

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. The tenth video of the 12-part series marks the end of the Six Day War. The video relives the relief and euphoria felt throughout Israel. Israel was now the Middle East’s dominant military power. Watch the video to learn about the final day of the war, and the implications of Israel’s victory. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #9

The Six Day War Project - Video #9

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the ninth video of the 12-part series, find out why Israel ascended the Golan Heights, and why the Egyptian public forgave Nasser for their defeat. Throughout the war Egyptian President Nasser falsely reported stirring military victories over Israel. But on June 9th, he publicly announced the truth – the Egyptian army had been defeated. Follow the story as it unfolds. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #8

The Six Day War Project - Video #8

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In just three days, Israel successfully neutralized the threat from Egypt in the South and Jordan in the East, with Arab forces in retreat in the West Bank. Syrian attacks continued in the north. Follow the story as it unfolds. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #7

The Six Day War Project - Video #7

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the seventh video of the 12-part mini-series, witness the dramatic moment when a 2,000-year-old dream became a reality. On this day, Israeli forces took control of Eastern Jerusalem including the Old City and the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. This was seen by many as a profound moment in Jewish history. Watch the video to see the story unfold. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #6

The Six Day War Project - Video #6

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the sixth video, watch how the Israeli Defense Force engaged Egyptian troops in the Sinai. Meanwhile, Israeli troops were positioned on the strategic mountaintop of Mount Scopus in Jerusalem overlooking the Old City. Learn what prevented Israel from firing on the Jordanian army in Jerusalem and follow the rest of the story as it unfolds. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #5

The Six Day War Project - Video #5

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. Video 5 of the mini-series recounts the first day of the Six Day War. Read More »

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Countdown to the Six Day War Project - Video #4

Countdown to the Six Day War Project - Video #4

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the fourth video of this mini-series, experience the fear Israelis felt as they prepared for an inevitable war, and learn what made this a ‘war of no choice.’ Read More »

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The Six Day War Project, Video 2

The Six Day War Project, Video 2

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. We are excited to share the 12-part series with you, entitled “Countdown to the Six Day War Project.” The second video of this mini-series sets the stage for war. Egyptian President Nasser makes aggressive moves, sending tens of thousands of troops to Israel’s border and ordering the UN peacekeeping force to leave. Follow the story as it unfolds in video #2 of the Countdown to the Six Day War Project. Read More »

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The 6-Day War Project

The 6-Day War Project

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. We are excited to share the first of the 12-part series with you, which describes the regional atmosphere in 1967 and the events that precipitated the breakout of war. Read More »

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Committing to Ensuring Success Beyond Graduation with Unistream

Committing to Ensuring Success Beyond Graduation with Unistream

Through its partnership with the Israeli nonprofit Unistream, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is committed to the success and empowerment of Israeli students living in the socioeconomic and geographic peripheries of Israel. This multifaceted commitment, which includes an expansion of Unistream’s infrastructure and curriculum, extends far beyond participants’ high school graduation. Unistream’s programming caters to high school students, but is designed to instill a lifelong skillset that will be applicable to their future careers and aspirations. 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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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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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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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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Heads of Their Class Today, Leaders of our Jewish Community Tomorrow

Heads of Their Class Today, Leaders of our Jewish Community Tomorrow

As part of The Jewish Federation’s commitment to ensuring our Jewish future, we are proud to partner with The Geri & Richard Brawerman Leadership Institute for our fifth consecutive year, electing high school seniors at the head of their class to serve as Brawerman Fellows throughout their four years of college. Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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