The Impact of the Brawerman Fellowship Guest Blog by Daniel Melnick, Sophomore at UCSD

Apply for the Brawerman Fellowship at The Jewish Federation and receive a $10,000 college scholarship over four years. Develop leadership skills, connect to Jewish life, and gain access to retreats, trips to Israel, and other overseas opportunities. High school seniors with academic strength, financial need, and a commitment to leadership and Jewish engagement are encouraged to apply at Email for more information.

A Sense of Urgency

Help us face the challenges of 2018 and support the vulnerable. Your donation to our Jewish Federation is crucial. We have a sense of urgency to close our 2017 Annual Campaign strong. Thank you for your support.

The Community Internship Experience – Apply Today!

Apply today for the Community Internship Program (CIP)! This paid summer internship offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to work with impactful Jewish non-profit organizations. Join workshops that develop life skills and explore your Jewish identity. Don’t miss out on this chance to contribute to your community. Visit for more information.

Update on our Federation’s Hurricane Relief Efforts

Update on our Federation’s Hurricane Relief Efforts: Discover how your generous donation to The Jewish Federation is making a tangible difference in helping hurricane victims and their families. From providing temporary housing and financial aid to supporting Jewish life and rebuilding institutions, find out how your support is helping the Houston community recover and thrive. Visit our website to learn more and donate.

An Interview with NuRoots Experience Co-Creator Rebecca Lauber

Join Rebecca Lauber in celebrating Infinite Light 2017, a festival of Hanukkah experiences in Los Angeles. Attend her Hanukkah Hangout for latkes, menorah lighting, dreidel, and storytelling. Reflect on gratitude and share your own rituals. This is an opportunity to connect with the Jewish community and explore your relationship with Judaism. Don’t miss out on this vibrant event!

Ha Ha Hanukkah
Infinite Light – Meet Rich Leis

Join us for Ha Ha Hanukkah, an Infinite Light event featuring renowned comedians and the creative energy of Hanukkah. Meet Rich Leis, co-creator of the event, and experience the power of comedy to bring communities together. Don’t miss this chance to laugh, unite, and inspire during the eight-day festival of miracles. Sign up now at

Making Miracles Together

“Join us in celebrating Chanukah by making miracles together. As our communities face challenges and natural disasters, we are committed to helping those in need. From struggling families to elderly Holocaust survivors, we strive to make their lives better. Be the cruse of oil that helps light the flame. Stand before your lit menorah and see the faces of those we touch. Happy Chanukah!”

Wildfire Related Health Tips

Discover essential health tips for dealing with the health hazards of wildfires in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Stay indoors, cover your nose and mouth, and continue using inhalers if you have respiratory problems. Protect your pets by keeping them indoors and avoiding exercise. Seek medical assistance if symptoms persist. For more information, visit the Women’s Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai website.

Meet the Onward Israel Summer Interns of 2017

Looking for an unforgettable summer internship abroad? Join Onward Israel and gain international job experience in Tel Aviv. Explore the city, bond with your cohort, and learn about Israeli society through tours and programming. Hear from current interns about their experiences and apply now for Summer 2018 at

Remixing, Reimagining, and Celebrating Infinite Light with NuRoots

Celebrate the magic of Hanukkah with Infinite Light, a citywide celebration of miracles in Los Angeles. Powered by NuRoots, this grassroots initiative offers unique and creative experiences for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Discover a variety of events, from tamale workshops to Sephardic musical celebrations, that reimagine Jewish traditions in a contemporary way. Join us for a memorable and inspiring Hanukkah celebration! Visit the Infinite Light website for more information.

We are Thankful

In historic Salem, Massachusetts, I am deeply thankful to be part of a dynamic, passionate, and philanthropic community. Our Federation, supported by our Jewish community, impacts lives around the world. On this Thanksgiving, I express my gratitude for your support in ensuring the Jewish future for generations to come. Thank you.

Convening the Community, Today and Every Day

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes the community year-round, facilitating networking and growth opportunities for organizations and individuals. Programs such as the NextGen Engagement Initiative and Teen Program Accelerator provide professional development and funding for creative and impactful programs. The Federation also supports adults with special needs through the Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center and promotes community resilience and safety. Join us in celebrating our vibrant Jewish community.

Interview with Rob and Jess, 2017-2018 LA Couples Co-Chairs

Apply today for LA Couples, Federation’s 18-month program introducing couples to L.A. Jewish life and philanthropy. Hear from Co-Chairs Rob and Jess about their favorite memories, lifelong friendships, and why you should apply. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with other couples and learn about the work of The Jewish Federation. Email for more info.

Tune in to My Weekly Podcast

Tune in to Jay’s 4 Questions, a new weekly podcast featuring thought leaders and disrupters. This week, Jay speaks with Sean Rad, Founder & Chairman of Tinder, about technology, tefillin, and Iranian delicacy tadig. Subscribe on SoundCloud, iTunes, or Stitcher to hear more. Don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes and email with your thoughts and questions.

Finding and Building Community for Iranian Jews in Los Angeles

Discover and engage with the thriving community of 50,000+ Iranian Jews in Los Angeles through the Y&S Nazarian Iranian Young Leadership Initiative. The Jewish Federation offers engagement opportunities and programs that cater to the needs and interests of Persian Jewish young adults. Join us in bridging the divide and celebrating the richness of Persian culture within the Jewish community. Contact for more information.

Communal Table at The Israel Levin Center: An Inside Look

Discover your Jewish roots and explore Jewish-Cuban identity at Communal Table, a bimonthly series at The Israel Levin Center. Join young adults and seniors as they bond over regional Jewish cuisine, storytelling, and intergenerational activities. Learn from the wisdom of older generations and connect with your heritage through food and conversation. Don’t miss out on this unique experience.

Guest Blog: Josh Scott

Looking to engage young adults in vibrant Jewish life in LA? Learn about our multi-pronged strategy, including partnerships with Masa Israel, to connect young people to Jewish opportunities. Read Josh’s guest blog about his exceptional experience in Tel Aviv with Career Israel and the impact it had on him. Visit for more information.

Interview with Annie and Ben, 2017-2018 LA Couples Co-Chairs

Join Federation’s LA Couples program and connect with like-minded Jewish couples in L.A. Experience exclusive events, mentoring, and community engagement to build lifelong friendships. Be a part of something bigger in the L.A. Jewish community and create a havurah for your family. Apply now at or email

Exploring Global Jewry with YALA: Interview with Board Member Lauren Maddahi

Explore global Jewry with YALA’s board member Lauren Maddahi as she shares her experiences and perspective. YALA offers young adults in Los Angeles a chance to connect with the Jewish community through philanthropy, events, and more. Learn about their Global Jewish Experiences, which bring diverse cultures and traditions to L.A. without leaving the city. Discover the resources available and join in on the fun!

Meet Our Biker: Carolyn Kangavari

Join us on October 29th for Tour de Summer Camps, the community-wide cycling and hiking fundraiser that sends kids to Jewish summer camp. Meet rider Carolyn Kangavari, who shares her love for biking and the impact of Jewish summer camp. Don’t be nervous about the distance, it’s all about having fun and supporting a great cause. Learn more at