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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

Introducing the Brawerman Fellows

Introducing the Brawerman Fellows

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles proudly announces the inaugural Brawerman Fellows of The Geri & Richard Brawerman Leadership Institute. A select group of five high school seniors were chosen, and each will receive a $10,000 annual college scholarship and participate in a program that will build their leadership skills and further strengthen... Read More »

Tags: Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation News, Philanthropy

Alleviating Hunger in Israel

Alleviating Hunger in Israel

Our Federation recently hosted an event with Paul Leiba, Director of Resource Development for Leket Israel which is Israel’s National Food Bank and largest food rescue network. Leket is working to alleviate the problem of nutritional insecurity among the growing numbers of Israel's poor. Paul shared his wisdom as to why so much produce goes to waste – when there are so many in need – and what Leket is doing about it. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Philanthropy

Los Angeles Lions Roar in New York

Los Angeles Lions Roar in New York

Last week, more than 100 Los Angeles Lions of Judah ventured to New York City for the 20th Annual International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC), making our community the largest one represented at the Conference! Among many highlights, we’re delighted that Roz Goldstine and Sandra Kussin of our Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign and... Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation News, Philanthropy

JFed Volunteers Rock Community Service Day

JFed Volunteers Rock Community Service Day

On September 9th, The Jewish Federation held its fourth Community Service Day of 2012, with over 120 dedicated volunteers participating in projects across Los Angeles that helped children, teens and seniors, as well as people struggling with food insecurity. Our volunteers rocked (literally) the day! Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Engaging in our Community, Federation News, Philanthropy, Volunteering, Young Adults

Birthright Israel Registration Now Open!

Birthright Israel Registration Now Open!

With the generosity of our community, our Federation’s funding of and partnership with Birthright Israel will strengthen Jewish identity and foster a love for Israel for over 2,000 L.A. 18-26 year-olds this year. We also offer a number of ways for them to stay connected with Israel after they return home. Read More »

Tags: Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation Events, Israel, Missions, Philanthropy, Young Adults

Get up to $1,250 for Jewish camp NOW!

Get up to $1,250 for Jewish camp NOW!

Jewish summer camp is a transformative experience in the life of a child. That’s why The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is proud to fund up to $1,250 in grants for first-time campers. If you act fast, you can take advantage of this amazing opportunity in time for this summer! Read More »

Tags: Education, Engaging in our Community, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Philanthropy