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A Day Downtown: Our Mission to Los Angeles City Hall

A Day Downtown: Our Mission to Los Angeles City Hall

Our Men’s Mission to City Hall recently brought a dozen community-minded men gained a better understanding of the inner workings of city politics. Read More »

Tags: Engaging in our Community, Missions

Shavuot, Agriculture & our Partnership with Shemesh Enterprises

Shavuot, Agriculture & our Partnership with Shemesh Enterprises

Shavuot is one of Judaism’s agricultural holidays, commemorating Israel’s first fruits. And The Jewish Federation is proud to support one of our community’s most life-changing agricultural endeavors: Shemesh Enterprises. Read More »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Food & Culinary, Fellowships, Holidays & Celebrations, Inclusion, Young Adults

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 »

Tags: Israel

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 »

Tags: Federation News, Israel, Young Adults

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 »

Tags: Federation News, Israel, Philanthropy

A Journey of Memory and Reflection: Our Mission to Poland & Amsterdam

A Journey of Memory and Reflection: Our Mission to Poland & Amsterdam

The Holocaust is one of the darkest parts of our history, but a tragedy our Federation knows must never be forgotten. That’s why we invest in caring for survivors — and why we traveled together with our community on a Federation Mission to Poland and Amsterdam from May 2nd-May 10th. Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Jewish History, Missions

A Roundtable of Inclusion: Israel Unites on Behalf of People with Disabilities

A Roundtable of Inclusion: Israel Unites on Behalf of People with Disabilities

Ensuring that everyone, regardless of their abilities, feels welcome and included in our Jewish community has long been a focus of the Federation’s work. That’s why we’re happy to share that Keren Hendel, Director of Missions and Programs in Federation’s Israel Office, recently participated in a special event on inclusion and self-advocacy. Read More »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Federation News, Inclusion, Israel

Better Together: Our 2016 Real Estate and Construction Dinner Honoring the Held Family
PJ Library in Los Angeles Celebrates its 10,000th Subscriber

PJ Library in Los Angeles Celebrates its 10,000th Subscriber

On Wednesday, May 18th, there was a little more blue and white in Los Angeles. Carrying balloons that match the program’s logo, community members Jeff Polak, his mother Janet, 9-year-old son Ethan and 6-year-old daughter Alexa arrived at the door of our 10,000th PJ Library®... Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Philanthropy

It Takes A Woman (Well, Around 400 Women, Actually)

It Takes A Woman (Well, Around 400 Women, Actually)

The morning was overcast as nearly 400 women gathered at the Skirball Cultural Center on May 11th for our annual It Takes A Woman luncheon. The sun broke through and the power of their commitment to the work of Federation filled the room. Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Philanthropy

CSI Update: Our 4th Annual Safety and Security Conference

CSI Update: Our 4th Annual Safety and Security Conference

Earlier this month, our Federation’s Community Security Initiative (CSI) held its fourth annual Safety and Security Conference. This program brought together a host of professionals from the Jewish community and law enforcement. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events

Israel Leads Rescue and Response Efforts Worldwide with IsraAID

Israel Leads Rescue and Response Efforts Worldwide with IsraAID

Our Federation supports our Israeli family and advocates and educates on their behalf. That’s why we wanted to share how one Israeli organization is making a global impact. Read More »

Tags: Israel

Empowering the Next Generation: A Pritzker Evening With Nina Tassler

Empowering the Next Generation: A Pritzker Evening With Nina Tassler

Recently, our Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy, with our newest group Community of Professional Women and alongside our Entertainment Division, hosted the latest installment of the Susan S. Pritzker Series featuring former Chairman of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler. Read More »

Tags: Entertainment Division, Federation Events, Philanthropy

Celebrate Israel with Our Federation

Celebrate Israel with Our Federation

This week, Israel noted two significant holidays: Israel Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron, a day of remembrance for fallen sliders and victims of terror) and Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha’Atzmaut). Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Israel

Israeli Inventions: ReWalk

Israeli Inventions: ReWalk

Israel may be a relatively small country in square footage and population, but it is home to some big inventions and innovations, particularly in the technology industry. As part of our Federation’s commitment to educating and advocating for our Israeli family, this blog is the third in our monthly series Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Jewish News

The Legacy of a Survivor Lives On Through the Rautenberg New Leaders Project

The Legacy of a Survivor Lives On Through the Rautenberg New Leaders Project

On Wednesday, May 5th, several generations of Los Angeles Jewish civic leaders gathered to celebrate the legacy and naming of The Jewish Federation’s Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) after the late philanthropist Erwin Rautenberg. Hosted by Lisa and Josh Greer, this special evening Read More »

Tags: Engaging in our Community, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation Events

A Wonderful Evening at Our Major Gifts Dinner

A Wonderful Evening at Our Major Gifts Dinner

On April 19th, at Stephen Wise Temple, a generous community came together to show their deep commitment to our Federation’s life-changing work. They also gathered to hear an insider’s perspective on the convergence of U.S. politics and the Jewish world. This was The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance’s Major Gifts Dinner Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Philanthropy

Interview with Ethiopian Israeli Oshra Friedman

Interview with Ethiopian Israeli Oshra Friedman

Last week we shared the story of Ethiopian Israeli Oshra Friedman, who made aliyah with Operation Moses at the age of seven. Oshra was in town to share her story with the women of El Caballero Country Club at their annual Playday in support of our Federation. We sat down with her for a brief interview. Read More »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Israel

“It Feels Like Home”: The International Lion of Judah Conference

“It Feels Like Home”: The International Lion of Judah Conference

Every two years, at a location in the U.S. or Israel, there is a phenomenon unlike any other. Thousands of philanthropic Jewish women wearing platinum or gold Lion pins join together for three extraordinary days of education, inspiration and empowerment. Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Philanthropy

Convenient and Captivating:  FedConnect is For You

Convenient and Captivating:  FedConnect is For You

Our Federation offers several professional groups dedicated to networking, skill-sharing, shared experiences and more. But if you’re looking for a way to connect with a more diverse group of professionals, check out FedConnect. Read More »

Tags: Federation Events

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