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We Remember Max Steinberg, San Fernando Valley Native and IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza

We Remember Max Steinberg, San Fernando Valley Native and IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza

It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of Max Steinberg (z”l), a San Fernando Valley native and a soldier in the Golani Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was killed Sunday along with 12 other soldiers in the Gaza Strip amidst an Israeli operation to quell rocket fire and destroy underground smuggling tunnels. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Israel

Saving Lives in Moldova

Saving Lives in Moldova

I recently spent two weeks in Israel with two different L.A. Jewish Federation trips. On my last day in Israel, the group was standing on Rothschild Boulevard when our tour guide, Abraham, stopped us abruptly. Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Israel, Social Action, Young Adults

Head of Israel Trauma Coalition Personally Thanks Federation Donors in L.A.

Head of Israel Trauma Coalition Personally Thanks Federation Donors in L.A.

Dr. Talia Levanon, Director of the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC), which mobilizes over 40 organizations worldwide to prepare for and respond to catastrophes as well as in between crises, met with Federation donors in Los Angeles recently to share insights about her work and to thank them for their generous support. Read More »

Tags: Federation News, Jewish News, Israel

JFNA Statement on Murder Arrests

JFNA Statement on Murder Arrests

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) condemn the brutal murder of 16-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and is appalled by the heinous nature of this crime. We commend the Israeli Police for the swift arrests, and have full confidence that the Israeli justice system will ensure that those responsible will be punished to the full extent of the law. Read More »

Tags: Jewish News, Israel

Walking in History to See the Future: Major Gifts Mission to Berlin & Vienna

Walking in History to See the Future: Major Gifts Mission to Berlin & Vienna

Our Federation’s Major Gifts Mission to Berlin and Vienna just returned after 8 days filled with incredible stories of survival, renewal, history and passion. We traveled with 32 donors and explored numerous sites rich in culture, tragedy, and inspiration. Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Missions

Statement on the murder of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal

Statement on the murder of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal

On behalf of our Los Angeles Jewish community, we join with our brothers and sisters across the Jewish world in mourning the tragic loss of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach. Read More »

Tags: Jewish News, Israel

Holy Land Democracy Project Educators Discover the Paradoxes of Israel

Holy Land Democracy Project Educators Discover the Paradoxes of Israel

In our Holy Land Democracy Project’s 10th year of bringing non-Jewish high school teachers to Israel in order to “see it for themselves,” a total of 20 educators traveled with us June 5-15th on our annual trip. Read More »

Tags: Federation Events, Israel, Missions

Jewish Community Unites at Vigil for Naftali, Gilad and Eyal

Jewish Community Unites at Vigil for Naftali, Gilad and Eyal

Last night in Pan Pacific Park, more than 500 members of the Los Angeles Jewish community game together for a candlelight vigil for Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach – the three teenagers who were kidnapped in Israel last week. Families, young adults and children from across the spectrum of our diverse L.A. Jewish community filled the park’s amphitheater to its capacity to show support for the boys and solidarity with Israel. Read More »

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

First-Ever LAPD Jewish Community Forum

First-Ever LAPD Jewish Community Forum

Wednesday night in Tarzana, the LAPD held its first-ever Jewish Community Forum in partnership with our Federation. More than 150 community members from all sectors of the San Fernando Valley came out to Braemar Country Club for an evening of dialogue with captains from the various divisions of the LADP Valley Bureau. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events

Community Vigil for Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers - Thursday Night at Pan Pacific Park

Community Vigil for Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers - Thursday Night at Pan Pacific Park

Please join us for a Community Candlelight Vigil this Thursday night, June 19th, for Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach – the three teenagers who were kidnapped in Israel last week – as the entire L.A. Jewish community comes together at Pan Pacific Park to pray for their immediate release and their safety. Read More »

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

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

Statement on Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers

Statement on Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles condemns the kidnapping of Gilad Sha’er, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah. We join with the international Jewish community in demanding their immediate release and offer prayers for their health and safety. Read More »

Tags: Board of Rabbis, Community News, Jewish News, Israel

Announcing Our 2014 Brawerman Fellows

Announcing Our 2014 Brawerman Fellows

One of The Jewish Federation’s top priorities is engaging students and young adults in ways that are relevant, innovative and meaningful, in order to ensure a strong, vibrant Jewish future. That’s why we are thrilled to announce our 2014 Brawerman Fellows. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Ensuring the Jewish Future, Federation News, Young Adults

A Record-Setting Gear Up for Camp Day

A Record-Setting Gear Up for Camp Day

On Sunday, June 1st, The Jewish Federation held its third Community Service Day of 2014. A diverse mix of volunteers representing all facets of our Jewish community generously gave a few hours of their time. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events, Inclusion, Volunteering

Opening Our Eyes, And Our Hearts,To the Jewish LGBTQ Community

Opening Our Eyes, And Our Hearts,To the Jewish LGBTQ Community

How can we shift our organizational climates and individual actions working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Jews from one of tolerance to one that fully embraces the community? Read More »

Tags: Community News, Federation Events, Social Action

PresenTenseLA Launches Into The Night

PresenTenseLA Launches Into The Night

Last week, nearly 500 people came out to support Jewish innovation and creativity at The Jewish Federation’s PresenTenseLA Launch Night at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The energy was electric and the crowd was buzzing as this year’s 11 Fellows shared their projects and vision on how to make Los Angeles, the Jewish community and our world a stronger, more inclusive place. Read More »

Tags: Community Events, Federation Events, PresenTense LA, Social Action, Young Adults

Iconic Works of Israeli Design Pioneer Dan Reisinger Featured in Bell Gallery Exhibition

Iconic Works of Israeli Design Pioneer Dan Reisinger Featured in Bell Gallery Exhibition

To The Point: Posters by Dan Reisinger, a new exhibition opening June 2nd in our Federation's Bell Family Gallery, spotlights a lifetime of work by award-winning designer Dan Reisinger. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Jewish News, Israel

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

Our Major Gifts Dinner with Hollywood Mensch Joshua Malina

Our Major Gifts Dinner with Hollywood Mensch Joshua Malina

Scandal and West Wing cast member Joshua Malina is a performer second and a Jew first. That’s how the actor described himself to our generous donors and community leaders as the keynote speaker at The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance Major Gifts Dinner at Temple Judea. Read More »

Tags: Community News, Entertainment Division, Federation Events

Statement on UCLA Campus Elections Situation

Statement on UCLA Campus Elections Situation

One of The Jewish Federation’s top priorities is working on behalf of our community to achieve our goals of an inclusive society that reflects the best of American and Jewish values, a strong Jewish future and a safe and vibrant Israel. In light of recent events on the UCLA campus, we want you to be aware that our Federation is working directly with UCLA Hillel, other local community partners and Jewish student activists to strengthen... Read More »

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