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Shabbat in the Park - Hot, but Great!

Shabbat in the Park - Hot, but Great!

Three-digit temperatures didn’t get in the way of the San Fernando Jewish community’s beloved annual Shabbat in the Park tradition. Over 500 people gathered together at Warner Center Park on August 14th for a very warm — literally and figuratively — celebration of the Day of Rest. Read More »

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

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

Congressman Ted Lieu Visits The Jewish Federation

Congressman Ted Lieu Visits The Jewish Federation

Congressman Ted Lieu visited The Jewish Federation last week to meet with senior leaders and executives. He learned more about the Los Angeles Jewish community, our Federation’s work, and how we impact the well-being of people throughout Greater Los Angeles. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation News, Legal Division, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

My Personal Taglit: Adventures in Israel and Beyond - Part 4

My Personal Taglit: Adventures in Israel and Beyond - Part 4

The following is the fourth in a series of personal accounts by a participant in Federation’s new Onward Israel program. Read More »

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

Local Teens Receive Helen Diller Family Foundation Tikkun Olam Award

Local Teens Receive Helen Diller Family Foundation Tikkun Olam Award

We are proud to announce the local teens who are utilizing the Diller Family Foundation’s support to make a difference in our city Read More »

Tags: Community News, Engaging in our Community, Jewish News, Social Action, Volunteering, Young Adults

August Community Service Day Update

August Community Service Day Update

Sunday, August 2nd, marked our Federation’s fourth Community Service Day this year. Over 130 volunteers pitched in on projects throughout Los Angeles. From Hollywood to Santa Monica to Studio City, they all made a difference! Read More »

Tags: Community News, Engaging in our Community, Jewish News, Volunteering, Young Adults

Moving Forward Together

Moving Forward Together

If you’ve ever heard me speak, you’ve heard me say, “I have the best job in the world.” I work with an incredibly talented and dedicated staff and with the most extraordinary group of lay leaders and donors. Together, we are supporting and sustaining this Jewish community and ensuring our Jewish future. These are not slogans or catchphrases. It is in our Federation’s DNA. Read More »

Tags: Federation News

My Personal Taglit: Adventures in Israel on Birthright and Beyond - Part 3

My Personal Taglit: Adventures in Israel on Birthright and Beyond - Part 3

The following is the third in a series of personal accounts by a participant in Federation’s new Onward Israel program. Read More »

A Reflection on the Community Internship Program

A Reflection on the Community Internship Program

Please enjoy this submission from one of the 29 high school students who participated in The Jewish Federation’s inaugural Community Internship Program* from June 17th – July 9th. Read More »

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

My Personal Taglit: Adventures in Israel on Birthright and Beyond - Part 2

My Personal Taglit: Adventures in Israel on Birthright and Beyond - Part 2

We have begun our Onward Israel adventure: 19 Jewish youth from the Los Angeles area, from all different backgrounds and with varying professional and academic aspirations, have gathered in Tel Aviv for summer internships. Living together in a 4- story apartment complex Read More »

Special Olympics World Summer Games Update — About Ron Segal

Special Olympics World Summer Games Update — About Ron Segal

Ron Segal, one of the Special Olympics athletes from Israel competing in this year’s World Games, shares his inspiring story: Read More »

Tags: Entertainment Division, Jewish News, Inclusion, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

Special Olympics World Summer Games Update - About Maya Hertz

Special Olympics World Summer Games Update - About Maya Hertz

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games open on July 25th in Los Angeles. Over 40 Israeli competitors will be among the more than 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 177 nations to compete in 25 Olympic-type sports this year. It's a world stage for the athletes to demonstrate their courage, determination, and spirit of Read More »

Tags: Community News, Jewish News, Inclusion, Israel, Legal Division, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

Special Olympics World Summer Games Update - About Mati Oren

Special Olympics World Summer Games Update - About Mati Oren

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games open on July 25th in Los Angeles. Over 40 Israeli competitors will be among the more than 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 177 nations to compete in 25 Olympic-type sports this year. It's a world stage for the athletes to demonstrate their courage, determination Read More »

Tags: Jewish News, Inclusion, Young Adults

My Personal Taglit: Adventures in Israel on Birthright and Beyond

My Personal Taglit: Adventures in Israel on Birthright and Beyond

Ten days after graduation I moved out of my college house, said goodbye to my family and my roommates of the past five years, packed my bags, and got on a plane heading to a country I had never been before — Israel, the Holy Land, the Promised Land, the disputed land, the land of war Read More »

Tags: Community News, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Jewish News, Legal Division, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

Kick Off 100 Days of Giving With Us!

Kick Off 100 Days of Giving With Us!

A lot can be done in 100 days — even more when we team up! From the start of the summer to the end of Sukkot, The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance will be hosting events (listed below) to reach out to Jews throughout the five valleys, bringing us together in support of our local and global community. Your gift during these 100 days can change a life... Read More »

Get Creative - Go to Cuba

Get Creative - Go to Cuba

As the old adage goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words” — and now, if it tells your story about our Federation, it could be worth a trip to Cuba or a GoPro® camera! Whether you choose to capture your ideas about our life-changing work in a story, photograph, or video, we invite you to Get Creative Read More »

Tags: Community News, Engaging in our Community, Federation News, Jewish News, Missions, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

Gearing Up for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Gearing Up for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Get ready, Los Angeles, because the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games are coming in less than a month! From July 25th – August 2nd, L.A. will host the 2015 World Games — a touching celebration of athletic inclusion and achievement. As “Fans in the Stands,” our Federation will be cheering the tennis competitors at UCLA on Read More »

Tags: Community News, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Jewish News, Inclusion, Israel, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

LAJAC: Creating a Community For All

LAJAC: Creating a Community For All

This past Sunday, over 150 adults with special needs, caregivers, and supportive members of our community gathered for a party to kick off the launch of our Federation’s new Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center (LAJAC)! Outside at Gottlieb Park, attendees were welcomed Read More »

Tags: Caring for Jews in Need, Community Events, Community News, Engaging in our Community, Entertainment Division, Federation Events, Federation News, Jewish News, Inclusion, Legal Division, Volunteering, Young Adults

Introducing our 2015 Brawerman Fellows

Introducing our 2015 Brawerman Fellows

The Jewish Federation believes that engaging students and young adults in ways that are relevant, innovative, and meaningful to them is the key to ensuring a strong, vibrant Jewish future for us all — that’s why we elect Fellows to participate in The Geri & Richard Brawerman Leadership Institute. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Engaging in our Community, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Jewish News, Legal Division, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

The Russian-Speaking Jewish Community Connects and Innovates with a Little Help from RuJuLA

The Russian-Speaking Jewish Community Connects and Innovates with a Little Help from RuJuLA

Russian-speaking Jews in their 20s and 30s throughout LA embrace and express their Jewish identity in unique ways. Until Alex Grager co-founded RuJuLA, the Los Angeles Russian Jewish Network, no one had been able to reach these young adults in a relatable way. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Education, Entertainment Division, Federation News, Legal Division, Real Estate & Construction Division, Young Adults

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