• 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.

  • No-Interest Loans

    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.

  • Donate Essentials

    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.


  • Federation Town Hall with Cedars-Sinai — Keeping our Jewish Community Healthy and Strong

    We are living in a time that is new for all of us. It is troubling and rife with uncertainty. We find comfort in expert knowledge and in concrete answers to the countless questions we have about the novel health threat that is now omnipresent.

    Addressing our communal needs is what our Federation does best. On Monday, April 6th, we will hold a virtual Jewish Federation Town Hall via Zoom featuring Cedars-Sinai's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard V. Riggs to provide the answers our community needs right now. As a close partner and friend of The Jewish Federation, Dr. Riggs will give us his unique insight into the current situation.

    We are proud to be the conduit for exclusive access to a can’t-miss discussion on the joint efforts of our Federation and Cedars-Sinai to keep us all healthy — today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

    Register Now

    Please share this information widely, especially with those you know who are most vulnerable.

  • 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:

    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.


Episode #085 / 01.15.2020

World-renowned Israeli chef and spice master Lior Lev Sercarz joins Jay’s 4 Questions for a riveting discussion on the important role chefs play in bridging societal gaps and how cooking with the right combination of spices can enhance your life.