Community as Creative Cohort: Words from a PresenTenseLA Fellow

PresenTenseLA is The Jewish Federation’s social entrepreneur fellowship that gives leadership skills, business tools, and connections to those with creative ideas for engaging, inspiring, and transforming the Jewish community. Learn about the new cohort at or contact

Federation Volunteers Finish 2013 by Caring for our Community

Federation volunteers finished 2013 by caring for the community. They participated in various service programs, including helping those experiencing food insecurity, supporting Jewish soldiers, and bringing joy to senior citizens. The volunteers gleaned over 1,100 pounds of oranges, served dinner to homeless clients, created care packages for Jewish servicemen, and threw a Hollywood-themed party for seniors. Join us for our first Community Service Day of 2014 on February 9th!

The Holy Land of Havana: Our Federation’s Mission to Cuba

Experience Cuban Jewish life and culture on our Federation’s Major Gifts Mission to Cuba. Our support has helped keep Jewish life alive on the island, despite the country’s Communist regime and economic challenges. Join us on this eye-opening journey and get a glimpse of Cuba’s Jewish future. Contact John Magoulas at for more information.

Strengthening our Ties with Israel

Join us on our study tour to Israel, where we strengthen ties between California and the vibrant nation. Encounter extreme weather conditions, meet scholars, advocates, and government officials, and gain a better understanding of the importance of our legislative mission. Together, let’s foster trade, security, and cultural relations, and support a secure State of Israel.

Shabbat Dinner Traditions Get a Deliciously Modern Twist: Shabbat Out LA

Experience the modern twist on traditional Shabbat dinners at Shabbat Out LA. Join young adults at local restaurants in Los Angeles for a delicious meal that combines Jewish traditions, new friendships, and amazing food. Register now for the upcoming December 13 dinner at C&O Trattoria by the Venice Pier. Don’t miss out on this unique Shabbat experience.

Active Shooter Response Training at Federation

Join us for “Seconds Count,” a K-12 active shooter response training in partnership with LAPD and Builders of Jewish Education. Learn how to prevent and handle active shooter incidents on campus, including lockdown drills and communication strategies. This free training is part of our Federation’s Community Security Initiative. Contact for more information.

Federation and City of Los Angeles Host Fifth-Annual Hanukkah Celebration Downtown

The Federation and City of Los Angeles join forces for the fifth-annual Hanukkah celebration downtown. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein, and other civic leaders gathered for a festive menorah-lighting ceremony. Attendees enjoyed traditional sweets, music, and the charming presence of Maya, the mayor’s daughter. City staff of various faiths joined the celebration, creating a warm and inclusive atmosphere.

Toy and Book Drive Brightens the Holiday Season for Children Across Los Angeles

Last week, The Federation concluded its 8th Annual Festival of Lights Toy and Book Drive, collecting and distributing over 2,500 toys and books. This drive is part of The Federation’s Community Engagement Strategic Initiative, aiming to create an inclusive society. Thank you to all the organizations and individuals involved. Happy holidays!

Rabbi Sarah Hronsky “Introduces” Local Leaders to Jethro

Rabbi Sarah Hronsky introduces local leaders to Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, and explores his leadership qualities. She emphasizes the importance of observation and delegation in effective leadership. The lunchtime learning session, part of the Leaders on Leadership series, prompts enthusiastic discussion among the staff. Rabbi Hronsky is highly regarded as a teacher and spiritual leader, and the next session will feature Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky.

How our Federation is leading the Jewish world

Our Federation is leading the Jewish world in innovative ways to engage young adults in Jewish life. We were featured in The Jerusalem Post’s GA coverage and led sessions on this topic. The Pew report shows we have more work to do to ensure the Jewish future. Read more about our impact in this article and our role at the GA in the Jewish Journal.

2013 NLP Graduates Ready to Lead Los Angeles

Join the next generation of Jewish civic leaders in Los Angeles. The New Leaders Project is recruiting for its class of 2014. Apply now at Deadline is November 30, 2013. Become part of the premier Jewish civic leadership training program in the city. Contact Dan Loeterman at or (323) 761-8163 for more information.

10TH Annual HLDP Student Awards Ceremony: Israel Fusion at the Pico Union Project

Join us at the 10th Annual HLDP Student Awards Ceremony at the Pico Union Project for an evening of Israel Fusion. Experience the unique blend of gospel music, Mexican cuisine, and Welsh inscriptions in a captivating environment. Celebrate the talented students from Torrance, Montebello, Sun Valley, Glendale, and Gardena. For more information on HLDP, contact Rabbi Hal Greenwald at or (323) 761-8150.

TLV Talks: An Evening with Israel’s Social and Technological Innovators

Join us for TLV Talks, an event highlighting Israel’s social and technological innovators. Speakers include hi-tech entrepreneur Eitan Magid, former IDF Captain Avner Even-Zohar, IsraAid board member Sherri Weinman, and Israeli businessman Udi Bar-Sela. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best in the industry. Register now for $10 and spread the word about this exciting event.

Federation Staff Commemorates Kristallnacht

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht with the staff of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Join us in honoring the lives of those who perished by donating to Six Million Coins, a community-wide initiative that supports struggling Holocaust survivors. Together, we can make a difference and provide the assistance they deserve.

Federation Volunteers Give of Themselves and Bring Light to Greater Los Angeles

Federation volunteers bring light to greater Los Angeles through community service projects. They address issues such as environmental sustainability, special needs children, at-risk youth, and food insecurity. Partnering with organizations like Heal the Bay, HaMercaz, and Inner-City Arts, volunteers clean up beaches, engage with children, and support arts education. Join us on December 15 for our last Community Service Day of 2013!

Third Time’s Just as Charming on Federation Men’s Mission

Join us on an unforgettable journey with the Federation Men’s Mission to New York City. Witness the impact of Hurricane Sandy, visit local Jewish communities, and experience the vibrant sights of Coney Island and Wall Street. Connect with like-minded individuals and join our next mission to Israel in October 2014. Contact John Magoulas at (323) 761-8122.

Together, We Made Los Angeles Even Brighter

Join us in celebrating Shabbat with thousands of community members in Los Angeles. Host a Shabbat celebration and receive our “Shabbat in Box” complete with blessings, readings, and recipes. Make your Shabbat even more meaningful and connect with the Jewish community. Don’t miss this opportunity to brighten Shabbat in Los Angeles. Sign up now!

Tour de Summer Camps – A Huge Success

Tour de Summer Camps was a huge success, raising $600K to fund scholarships for Jewish summer camps. The event brought the Jewish community together and united multiple camps and synagogues. Participants rode on various routes, and the event exceeded expectations. Donations are still being accepted until November 15th. Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who made the event possible.