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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

Food, Fun and Fundraising at El Caballero Country Club

Food, Fun and Fundraising at El Caballero Country Club

The generous men and women of El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana joined in on two days of fun and philanthropy this spring to benefit The Jewish Federation and our community. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Philanthropy

A Roaring Success:  The Lion of Judah 2014 Luncheon

A Roaring Success:  The Lion of Judah 2014 Luncheon

On February 19th, nearly 450 of L.A.’s most philanthropic women joined together at the Beverly Hills Hotel for The Jewish Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign annual Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah luncheon, one of the most anticipated events of the year. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events, Philanthropy

What We Accomplish Together With Your Generosity

What We Accomplish Together With Your Generosity

As 2013 rapidly comes to an end, it’s common to reflect on the past 12 months and think about what we’ve all accomplished. What did we do? How did we make a difference? Could we have done more—and will we strive to do more next year? Read More »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Engaging in our Community, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation News, Philanthropy, Volunteering

This #GivingTuesday Make Life Easier for L.A. Holocaust Survivors

This #GivingTuesday Make Life Easier for L.A. Holocaust Survivors

Last November, something incredible happened across our nation. No, it wasn’t the mysterious month-long mustache-growing trend, though that, too, was incredible. And it wasn’t the pardoning of a turkey or an unprecedented retail offer, though it did bring people together in throngs... Read More »

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

Federation Staff Commemorates Kristallnacht

Federation Staff Commemorates Kristallnacht

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht this week, the staff of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles took part in a special program featuring a Holocaust survivor who lived through that dreadful night. On the evening of November 9th, 1938, the Nazis raided and destroyed thousands of Jewish homes, shops, and synagogues across Europe. The “night of broken glass” is named Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Jewish News, Philanthropy

Pursuing Justice in Haiti

Pursuing Justice in Haiti

"Tzedek, Tzedek, Tirdof – Justice, justice, shall you pursue” (Deut. 16:20) If you’re wondering why tzedek, or justice, is used twice in this biblical verse, I believe that it is because we are commanded to not only pursue justice for ourselves, but justice for others. And, it is for this reason that I traveled to Haiti last month with the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a partner of our Federation. Read More »

Tags: Jewish News, Missions, Philanthropy, Social Action

Federation, Fundraising and Friendship:  The Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah 2013 Luncheon

Federation, Fundraising and Friendship:  The Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah 2013 Luncheon

On February 13th, over 400 of our community’s most generous women gathered together at the Beverly Hills Hotel for The Jewish Federation’s annual Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah luncheon. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events, Philanthropy, Social Action

You Made Sunday Super

You Made Sunday Super

Our Federation’s annual Super Sunday was a huge success thanks to our 475 volunteers who raised money on behalf of our life-changing work or joined us for community service projects throughout Los Angeles. We raised a total of $1,942,736 from 1511 donors on Super Sunday – thanks to the 225 callers who hit the phones at our Federation headquarters Read More »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Community Events, Engaging in our Community, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation Events, Jewish News, Philanthropy, Social Action, Volunteering, Young Adults

Support our Federation while you shop!

Support our Federation while you shop!

February is the perfect month to freshen up your wardrobe at Saks Fifth Avenue! Throughout the month, when you use your Saks credit card at their Beverly Hills location, they’ll donate 5% of your total to support the work of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles! Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Philanthropy

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! Help Jews in Need!

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! Help Jews in Need!

Tomorrow, November 27th, is #GivingTuesday. A newly established nationwide day of giving – a day of generosity to follow those infamous days of spending, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We are proud to be an offiial partner of #GivingTuesday and you can participate by visiting our site on that day and making a generous donation to our Federation’s Annual Campaign to help Jews in need. Read More »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Community Events, Philanthropy, Social Action

Richard Sandler: A Philanthropic Life

Richard Sandler: A Philanthropic Life

This week’s Jewish Journal features a terrific profile of our Federation’s Chairman of the Board, Richard V. Sandler. The article, written by Julie Fax, shares Richard’s story of involvement, how he came to be Chairman, as well as what inspires his philanthropy. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Philanthropy

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