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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

Women Who Roar: The Lion of Judah 2015 Luncheon

Women Who Roar: The Lion of Judah 2015 Luncheon

On February 4th, the luminous ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel was graced by nearly 400 of L.A.’s most philanthropic women. The occasion? The Jewish Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy annual Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah luncheon, a celebration of the women’s unwavering commitment to our Jewish community. Read More »

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

The Legacy of a Leader Lives On

The Legacy of a Leader Lives On

A few years ago, our community lost a beloved leader, philanthropist, and mensch: Sam Rosenwald. Sam touched so many lives around him, particularly those of the young emerging leaders he took the time and care to mentor. Read More »

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

Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy Website Launched

Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy Website Launched

Beautifully designed and easy to navigate, the site celebrates the power of Women’s Philanthropy and salutes the philanthropic women who support our Federation’s work. With links to blogs and photos from our past events, and a calendar of upcoming events, it is a gateway to engagement for women of all ages and stages. Read More »

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

The Impact We Made Together in 2014

The Impact We Made Together in 2014

As our Federation continues the process of transformation we began five years ago, we are more focused than ever on supporting and sustaining our Jewish community and ensuring the Jewish future we share, as we impact Jewish life in L.A., Israel and over 70 countries. Read More »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Community Events, Community News, Engaging in our Community, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Entertainment Division, Federation Events, Federation News, Jewish News, Israel, Legal Division, Missions, Philanthropy, Volunteering, Young Adults

Generations of Philanthropy and Friendship

Generations of Philanthropy and Friendship

This year, our Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign brought its D2: L’Dor V’Dor annual event all the way to the shore—the Santa Monica shore, that is. On a breezy Wednesday morning, women of all generations gathered at the stunning Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, just steps from the Pacific Ocean, to celebrate our Jewish community and the impact we make together. Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Philanthropy

Our LA Lions and their Worldwide Sisters Raise the Roof, and $27.2 Million for 2015 Campaign!

Our LA Lions and their Worldwide Sisters Raise the Roof, and $27.2 Million for 2015 Campaign!

In her breakout session at the International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC) in New York earlier this month, keynote speaker Rabbi Sharon Brous of IKAR in Los Angeles was asked to explain how she measures success. She replied that one obvious metric is simply to discern if someone has been inspired to act. Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Philanthropy

D2: Mothers, Daughters and More at the Shore

D2: Mothers, Daughters and More at the Shore

Where can you connect with other women who share your Jewish values, meet a best-selling author and journalist, and enjoy an elegant brunch in support of our Federation’s impactful work around the globe? D2: L’Dor V’Dor on Wednesday, October 1st at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica! Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events, Philanthropy

An Evening of Family, Community and Philanthropy

An Evening of Family, Community and Philanthropy

Multiple generations of our Federation’s most generous families—the Hineni Society—came together on Sunday, June 15th for an evening created to thank them for both their philanthropic support of our work and their leadership in our community. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Philanthropy

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