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A Fantastic Morning at El Cab Playday

A Fantastic Morning at El Cab Playday

Despite the rain, the women of El Caballero Country Club came out in record numbers for our annual Playday & Brunch! This year’s event was held on April 8th at El Cab and featured a moving presentation by our keynote speaker, Oshra Friedman. Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Philanthropy

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

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

Experience Jewish History Firsthand on a Federation Mission to Poland and Amsterdam

Experience Jewish History Firsthand on a Federation Mission to Poland and Amsterdam

Our Federation is deeply committed to ensuring the tragedy of the Holocaust is never forgotten. That’s why we invest in caring for survivors and support the March of the Living program that brings high school students and survivors to Poland and Israel. It’s also why we are traveling together with our community Read More »

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

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

Lions of Judah: The Most Philanthropic and Influential Women in Jewish L.A.

Lions of Judah: The Most Philanthropic and Influential Women in Jewish L.A.

Did you know that there are Lions in L.A.? We’re not talking about those beautiful creatures at the zoo or the ones often spotted in the mountains of Griffith Park. We’re talking about some of our Federation’s most dedicated female philanthropists, the Lions of Judah. Read More »

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

Walking in Their Shoes: Our Mission to Budapest and Israel

Walking in Their Shoes: Our Mission to Budapest and Israel

From October 27th-November 7th, 2015, 37 women departed on our Federation’s Women’s Mission to Budapest and Israel. While exploring Jewish life in Budapest, Tel Aviv, Jaffa and Jerusalem, the women were also treated to briefings with representatives of our life-changing Read More »

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

L.A. Loves Richard Sandler and the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly

L.A. Loves Richard Sandler and the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly

When Richard Sandler was inducted as Chairman of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) at the recent General Assembly (GA), over 100 lay leaders and professionals from Los Angeles were there to celebrate at a reception held in his honor by Federation CEO & President Jay Sanderson. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation News, Philanthropy

A Most Compelling and Unusual Story: Jennifer Teege Speaks at Brentwood Country Club

A Most Compelling and Unusual Story: Jennifer Teege Speaks at Brentwood Country Club

On October 1st, over two hundred generous Brentwood Country Club Women celebrated their support of The Jewish Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy. Read More »

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

The Jewish Community Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring Janet & Jake Farber

The Jewish Community Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring Janet & Jake Farber

After Federation Chairman of the Board, Leslie E. Bider, offered heartfelt words about the Farbers’ decades of inspiration and activism, he shared that the award he was about to present was inscribed with the words of the shehechyanu, a prayer for new beginnings. Read More »

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

A Remarkable Speaker in a Remarkable Garden: The Susan S. Pritzker Series Presents Miri Eisin

A Remarkable Speaker in a Remarkable Garden: The Susan S. Pritzker Series Presents Miri Eisin

On Wednesday, August 12, the Susan S. Pritzker program of Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy featured a presentation by leading Israeli spokeswoman IDF Colonel Miri Eisin. Nearly 200 women and men from across the Los Angeles Jewish community gathered for... Read More »

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

“I Got All My Cousins with Me” at Federation Major Gifts Dinner

“I Got All My Cousins with Me” at Federation Major Gifts Dinner

We are family! For Federation donors at The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance Major Gifts Dinner April 22nd in Tarzana, this line from an 1980s pop song became an irrefutable fact when author A.J. Jacobs, revealed how many in the room were actually cousins! Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Community News, Conejo Valley, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Entertainment Division, Jewish News, Legal Division, Philanthropy, Young Adults

Leaders Unite for a Community Passover Seder

Leaders Unite for a Community Passover Seder

On April 1st, our Federation’s Community Engagement Strategic Initiative hosted our third annual Community Passover Seder at the historic Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights. A once vibrant Jewish neighborhood, it was the perfect setting for this yearly event that brings together local leaders... Read More »

Tags: Board of Rabbis, Community News, Entertainment Division, Federation Events, Federation News, Jewish News, Philanthropy, Young Adults

Women’s Philanthropy Gains Tools to Promote Israel Advocacy

Women’s Philanthropy Gains Tools to Promote Israel Advocacy

In our roundtable discussion, we were joined by Robert Oliver, Program Coordinator for Campus Impact Network, and Gamal Palmer, Senior Director of Leadership and Development, to gain a better understanding of the reality that our children are facing and determine our short- and long-term goals. Read More »

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

George Washington: A Champion for the Jews. Who Knew?

George Washington: A Champion for the Jews. Who Knew?

Given that our country was primarily founded on the principle of religious freedom, it should come as no surprise that in 1790, there were approximately 300 Jews living in Newport, Rhode Island. George Washington visited that year and stopped at Touro Synagogue, where Moses Seixas, a first-generation Jewish American, served as warden. Read More »

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

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