Our Impactful Work in Cuba

Join us on November 16th for Global Jewry: One People, One World and learn about our impactful work in Cuba. We have partnered with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to spark a vibrant Jewish renaissance on the island. From training Jews to lead religious services to operating the country’s only religious school, we are ensuring the Jewish future for the children of Havana. Register today!

Meet the Master of Disaster, Ken Feinberg, on November 13th

Join us on November 13th for A Conversation with Ken Feinberg, the Master of Disaster. Learn how he ensures just compensation for survivors of tragedies like 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing. This exclusive event is only available to those who have made their 2014 Annual Campaign commitment. RSVP now, space is limited!

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work in Russia

Discover the impactful work of our Federation in Russia, revitalizing Jewish life and educating young Jews about our history, culture, and tradition. Join Global Jewry: One People, One World on November 16th to learn more about our efforts to create a strong Jewish future and support vulnerable communities. Contact OnePeople@JewishLA.org for more information.

Generations of Philanthropy and Friendship

Join us for D2: L’Dor V’Dor, an annual event celebrating generations of friendship and philanthropy in our Jewish community. Experience a stunning brunch by the Pacific Ocean, followed by a moving program, heartfelt speeches, and inspiring stories. Together, we’ve raised an extraordinary $1.6 million for our impactful work around the globe. Don’t miss out – email LdorVdor@JewishLA.org or call (323) 761-8275 for more information.

Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work in the Baltics

Discover the impactful work our Federation and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee are doing in the Baltic region. From revitalizing Jewish life to supporting those in need, join us at Global Jewry: One People, One World on November 16th to learn more. Register today and be a part of transforming lives throughout the Jewish world.

Proyecto Jardin Sukkot and Harvest Festival

Join us at the Jewish-Aztec Sukkot and Harvest Festival on October 12th in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. This festival celebrates the shared values of social justice and respect for the Earth between the Jewish and Latino communities. Experience the beauty of both cultures through harvest rituals, dance prayers, crafts projects, and a multicultural food exchange. Don’t miss out on this amazing event!

Our LA Lions and their Worldwide Sisters Raise the Roof, and $27.2 Million for 2015 Campaign!

Our LA Lions and worldwide sisters raise $27.2 million for 2015 Annual Campaign, with 68 Los Angeles Lions joining Federations from across North America at the ILOJC. Rabbi Sharon Brous highlights the impact of Lions of Judah as philanthropists, while speakers address Israel’s crisis and combatting anti-Israel sentiment. Photos, support for Israel, and emotional moments make the conference epic and powerful. Contact us for more information on Women’s Philanthropy.

A New Year I Will Never Forget

Discovering my Jewish identity has been a journey. While I may not connect with traditional services, Rosh Hashanah holds a special place in my heart. It was during this time that I truly prayed for the first time, hoping for a friend’s recovery. Though I can’t be sure if prayer made a difference, I am grateful that he is still here today.

Federation Awarded Cutting Edge Grants for New Initiatives

Our Federation’s groundbreaking initiatives in Jewish teen engagement and campus leadership have been awarded prestigious 2014 Cutting Edge Grants. These grants will support the roll-out of our Campus Impact Network, providing tools for Jewish students to be effective leaders and activists. Additionally, our Jewish Teen Engagement Initiative will increase opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences for thousands of teens in Los Angeles. Contact us for more information.

Young, Jewish, in L.A.? There’s an app for that.

Discover the GrapeVine app, revolutionizing how young Jewish adults in L.A. connect and engage in local events. This free app learns your preferences and delivers personalized recommendations for activities, from holiday services and beach parties to discussion groups and volunteer opportunities. Download now or visit GrapeVine for more information.

D2: Mothers, Daughters and More at the Shore

Join us at D2: L’Dor V’Dor, an elegant brunch celebrating women who support our Federation’s impactful work. Connect with like-minded women, meet best-selling author Abigail Pogrebin, and honor Allison Gingold with the Doris Factor Young Women’s Leadership Award. Sign up now for this inspiring event on October 1st at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

Ensuring the Safety of our Community

Ensuring the Safety of our Community: Learn about our Federation’s Community Security Initiative (CSI), which works with local, state, and federal agencies to increase the safety of Jewish organizations and synagogues throughout Los Angeles. CSI conducts site visits, trains employees, and provides real-time emergency alerts. Join us at the Community Safety Forum to hear from civic leaders about public safety in L.A. Contact us for more information about CSI and the forum.

The Importance of Jewish Summer Camp in My Life

Join us for Tour de Summer Camps on September 21st at Camp Alonim. Help raise funds for local summer camps and give children the opportunity to experience the magic of Jewish summer camp. Choose from four incredible courses and easily set up your own fundraising page. Be a part of transforming lives and passing on Jewish values to future generations. Contact info@tourdesummercamps.org for more information.

The ChangeMaker Challenge: Transform L.A. with Your Ideas

Enter the ChangeMaker Challenge to make a difference in Los Angeles! Submit your innovative project by October 6th for a chance to win a microgrant of up to $5,000. Address education, civic engagement, transportation, economic development, or hunger issues and help build bridges between communities. Apply now and be a part of positive change in L.A.!

On Behalf of Genocide Victims Around the World

Our Federation’s Board of Rabbis is a proud signatory of a letter to President Obama, urging him to continue and strengthen actions in defense of religious minorities and oppressed Sunni and Shia Muslims in northern Iraq. We commend his decision to defend the Yazidis and support airstrikes against the Islamic State forces. The danger posed by ISIS is far from over and more needs to be done to protect those at risk of atrocities.

3rd Annual Multigenerational Shabbat in the Park Offers Something for All

Join us for the 3rd Annual Multigenerational Shabbat in the Park! This beloved tradition brings together over 900 members of the Los Angeles Valley Jewish community for a day of crafts, activities, and celebration. Don’t miss out on this meaningful event that strengthens relationships and builds our Valley Jewish communities. Contact us for more information.

Back to school in troubling times

Prepare for extreme anti-Israel activities on campus this fall. Join our workshop for students and parents at Milken High School. Experienced panelists will address tough questions and provide useful tools for combating anti-Israel sentiment. Connect with campus professionals and local organizations for support. Don’t let your concerns go unheard. Sign up now.

National Young Leadership Cabinet: The Future of Our Community

Join National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC), the premier leadership and philanthropic program within The Jewish Federations of North America. NYLC is comprised of men and women ages 30 to 45 who are committed to shaping a bright future for Jewish people worldwide. Develop leadership skills, advocate for Israel, and participate in exclusive Federation events. Contact Alexandra Kadoche at (323) 761-8164 or AKadoche@JewishLA.org for more information.

A High Holy Days Tradition Kicks Off the Season

Join us for the High Holy Days Conference, where 140 rabbis from different streams of Judaism gather for a day of learning and discussion. This year’s conference featured workshops on various topics including reinterpreting the Torah, end-of-life conversations, and celebrating the world’s birthday. Contact the Board of Rabbis of Southern California for more information. (55 words)

Social Consciousness Takes Root at Valley Alliance Day of Good Deeds

Join Valley Alliance Women’s Department for a multi-generational Day of Good Deeds at the Lutheran Social Services Community Garden in Van Nuys. Volunteer with your family and teach your children the importance of giving back. Help provide food for families in our community and learn about sustainable gardening. Next event on December 7th. Contact Gisele-Goldwater Feldman for more information.