HELP IS AVAILABLE
Community Call Line
The Max Factor Family Foundation Financial Assistance Network has increased its pool of funding. This assistance will help Jews whose income has been reduced, hours have been eliminated, or businesses are suffering. If you or someone you know needs access to social services including financial assistance, please contact The Jewish Federation’s Community Call Line at (323) 761-8305.
To cover expenses related to COVID-19, help with free, no-interest loans is one click away. Additionally, a new loan fund has been established to help Jews in need. GET HELP
Small Business Administration Loan Information
To access up-to-date information on federal small business loans for Jewish nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 crisis, visit Jewish Federations of North America for information and eligibility requirements.
Food for Those in Need
Jewish Family Service (JFS) SOVA Community Food & Resource Program is now providing prepackaged bags of food to help minimize the risk to both clients and volunteers. The JFS senior nutrition program is now providing all food via delivery. To receive these services, please call JFS Central Access at (877) 275-4537.
Give — Now is the Time
We need you now more than ever. Please keep us strong so we can keep our Jewish community vital and resilient. Donate now.
Jewish Family Service (JFS) SOVA Community Food & Resource Program is accepting donations of food and toiletries. For information on JFS SOVA locations and hours, please please visit their website.
THINGS TO DO
Jewish Federation Virtual Town Hall
Bringing the community together in times of crisis is what our Federation does best. On Monday, April 6th, at 3:00 PM, we will hold our virtual Federation Town Hall featuring our President & CEO Jay Sanderson in conversation with Cedars-Sinai's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Riggs. Topics of discussion include communal and physical health during the COVID-19 era. Join us on Zoom to ask questions or view on Facebook Live.
NuRoots Virtual Passover Experience for Young Adults
NuRoots, our Federation’s Young Adult Initiative, is bringing you Collective Escape, the virtual edition! The experience will feature live gatherings, creative resources, and new tools to reimagine, share, and participate in Passover — wherever you are.
PJ Library Virtual Activities
Our PJ Library team offers a virtual activity schedule for L.A. families with young children. All PJ Library LA offerings can be found here. Be sure to access the site each day at 6:00 AM for a listing of PJ Library National’s daily virtual offerings.
All listings below are Pacific Daylight Time:
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 — National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day
- 2:00 PM — Cooking with Peanut Butter & Jelly — 5-minute cook-along project.
- 4:00 PM — PB&J Book — 5-minute art project. Let’s make a book to store all of your best PB&J recipes.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3 — National Find A Rainbow Day!
- 2:00 PM — Make a rainbow using a CD and other household objects — Celebrate National Find-A-Rainbow Day by creating your own rainbow.
- 4:00 PM — Rainbow Art Activity — Create rainbows with Explorer Chaz using the color key you made last week to find a rainbow of colors around the neighborhood.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5 — Week Ahead Preview Day
PJ in LA shares what it has in store for families in the week ahead.
MONDAY, APRIL 6 — Athlete Day
- 2:00 PM — Game Making — 10-minute art project — Create fun games using household supplies.
- 4:00 PM — Game Making Part Two
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.