HELP IS AVAILABLE
Community Call Line
Our Community Call Line is open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. If you or someone you know needs access to social services including financial assistance via our Max Factor Family Foundation Financial Assistance Network, please call our Community Call Line at (323) 761-8305.
To cover expenses related to COVID-19, help with free, no-interest loans is one click away. GET HELP
Food for Those in Need
JFS SOVA is now providing prepackaged bags of food to clients instead of allowing clients to choose their food items. This model minimizes the risk to both clients and volunteers. The JFS senior nutrition program is now providing all food via delivery. To reach JFS Central Access, please call (877) 275-4537.
Give — Now is the Time
Your Federation needs you now more than ever. We are not opening an emergency fund because the Federation is the emergency fund for our community. Please keep us strong so we can keep our Jewish community strong. DONATE NOW
JFS SOVA is accepting donations of food and toiletries. For information on JFS SOVA locations and hours, please visit their website.
THINGS TO DO
Virtual Parent Workshop — Teen Anxiety & Depression
In this unprecedented time of social distancing, it’s even harder to know how to help when we sense our teens are anxious or depressed. Initially scheduled for March 25th at Valley Beth Shalom, our LA Jewish Teen Initiatives’ FREE, insightful, and practical workshop will be held via Zoom on Monday, March 30th, from 7:00-8:00 PM.
Led by Jocelyn Meza, Ph.D. and Tamar Kodish, M.A. from The Youth Stress and Mood Program at UCLA, parents will learn to distinguish between typical teen behaviors and feelings and clinical symptoms of anxiety and depression. We will explore together how to use positive, strengths-based approaches to better communicate with our teens, how to support our teens in managing their feelings, and ways to utilize Jewish values to complement positive parenting. RSVP now. Zoom link will be provided with confirmation.
PJ Library Virtual Activities
Our PJ Library team created a two-week virtual activity schedule for PJ Library in LA families. Every day other than Saturdays, families can check the PJ Library in LA Facebook page and find fun and engaging activities. Families will be able to go on a virtual tour of a museum, participate in a neighborhood scavenger hunt, hike the Great Wall of China, hear a PJ Library story, or get creative with an art project. The activities will be a mix of PJ Library National programs and programs generated by our very own PJ Library LA team. Learn more.
COVID-19 Q&A with Infectious Disease Specialist
NuRoots hosted an incredibly informative live Q&A on COVID-19 with Dr. Adva Gadoth, a UCLA infectious disease epidemiologist and NuRoots community member. Watch the video.
We are building a virtual community of resources, programs, and help — submit something for us to highlight! Does your synagogue have a program? Are you doing anything personally that you think others may benefit from? Any great content that you want to share? Remember to include the name of your program, important details, and how people can participate.