Global Teen Twinning Alum Sophie Rosenblum’s Renewed Appreciation for Jewish L.A.

Discover the renewed appreciation for Jewish culture in L.A. through the eyes of Global Teen Twinning Alum Sophie Rosenblum. From the emotional goodbyes in Vilnius, Lithuania, to the celebration of Jewish traditions in Los Angeles, this journey highlights the importance of cultural acceptance and the unique experience of being Jewish in L.A.

An Interview with Federation Global Teen Twinning Program Alum Michaela Springer

Discover the transformative experience of participating in the Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program. Michaela Springer, a program alum, shares her unforgettable journey and the impact it had on her high school experience. Gain a well-rounded perspective on the global Jewish community through living with host families and hosting buddies. Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity – just go for it!

Celebrating The In/Between – NuRoots’ Citywide Sukkot Festival

Celebrate the In/Between at NuRoots’ Citywide Sukkot Festival. Experience a celestial soundscape, dance for rain, and the scent of s’mores. Join over 250 young adults for five distinct experiences re-imagining Sukkot rituals. Explore the layers of the holiday’s depth and reshape ancient traditions for a new and diverse audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to create meaningful Jewish community across Los Angeles.

Pause with Pittsburgh

Join us in honoring the memory of the 11 innocent lives lost in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting one year ago. Pause with Pittsburgh on October 27 at 2:00 pm PST for a virtual moment of remembrance. Sign up to receive a text with a video reading of a mourning prayer and join the livestream of the public memorial service.

L.A. Bakeries for Rosh Hashanah

Looking for L.A. bakeries for Rosh Hashanah? Check out our list of last-minute dessert options. From honey cake to apple challah, these bakeries have everything to satisfy your sweet tooth. Don’t miss the raspberry rugelach from Fred’s Bakery or the flavored honeycakes from Bea’s Bakery. Start the New Year on a sweet note at these delicious spots.

Inside Jewish Chile & Argentina

Discover the Jewish communities of Chile and Argentina on a 10-day trip organized by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and JDC Entwine. Explore Santiago, Valparaiso, and Buenos Aires, and learn about the rich history and vibrant culture of these communities. Join us for an authentic Argentinian dinner, mate tasting, and tango music to continue the celebration.

An Interview with Julia Kahen Global Teen Twinning Alum

Get insights from Julia Kahen, a participant of The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program. Julia shares her transformative experience, from visiting the Kotel and feeling connected to G-d, to living with her host family and hosting her buddy. Don’t miss out on the opportunities this program offers, connect with others and immerse yourself in Jewish culture.

NYLC Toronto Retreat 2019

Join NYLC’s Toronto Retreat 2019, a premier leadership program bringing together young leaders from across the Jewish Federations. Experience dynamic discussions, impactful sessions, and meaningful community service projects. Learn from renowned speakers, explore new cultures, and build lifelong connections. Don’t miss this opportunity to shape the future of the Jewish community. Register now!

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Meet our NuRoots Fellows

Meet our NuRoots Fellows – passionate community connectors and creative concierges working to spark unique Jewish journeys and an openness to Jewish life. They meet young adults one-on-one, fueling self-exploration and connecting them to meaningful Jewish experiences. Fellows collaborate with community members to produce innovative and remixed Jewish gatherings, empowering and inspiring young adults to take ownership of their own visions of Judaism.

Judith Feldman Biking in Tour de Summer Camps

Meet 2019 Tour de Summer Camps Rider Judith Feldman

Meet Judith Feldman, Director of Special Events at LUXE Hotel, who will ride for the fourth time in Tour de Summer Camps. Find out why she rides, how she prepares, and what motivates her. Join in the fun on October 27th and push your limits for a great cause. Be the best that you can be and register now!

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Reflections of a Global Teen Twinning Program Coordinator

The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program (GTTP) Coordinator reflects on the transformative experiences of teens participating in the program. From emotional connections with Israeli teens to magical encounters and personal stories of immigration, the program creates unforgettable moments. Even when things don’t go as planned, students learn the value of having a positive perspective. Learn more about the program by contacting

Our Federation’s Efforts Lead to $23.5 Million to Rebuild Jewish Summer Camps

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Jewish summer camps, $23.5 million, Governor Newsom, 2018 Woolsey Fire, 2017 Tubbs Fire, Southern California camps, Camp Newman, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, state funding, Rautenberg New Leaders Project, California Legislative Jewish Caucus, transformative gift, rebuild, cooperative effort, educational opportunities, resources, rebuilding efforts, Shalom Institute, Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps, Sacramento, Federation lay leaders, Community Engagement Initiative, Alisa Finsten, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Professionals Organization, Real Estate & Construction Division, complex rebuilding process, partnership.

SEO Excerpt: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is proud to announce Governor Newsom’s one-time allocation of $23.5 million for Jewish summer camps affected by the 2018 Woolsey Fire and 2017 Tubbs Fire. These funds, a result of cooperative efforts and advocacy, will aid in the rebuilding process and ensure continued educational opportunities for all.

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Gear Up for Camp Day/Community Service Day

Join us for Gear Up for Camp Day/Community Service Day on June 2nd! Help assemble camper care kits, prepare the garden beds, serve lunch, and assist with camp activities at Camp Bob Waldorf. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to make a difference in the lives of children attending the camp. Don’t miss this opportunity to give back to the community!

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How Growth and Transit Impact Communities: South L.A. and the Crenshaw/LAX Metro Rail Line

Learn about the impact of growth and transit on communities in South L.A. and the Crenshaw/LAX Metro Rail Line. Discover how the Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) empowers emerging Jewish civic leaders to address critical challenges facing Los Angeles. Explore the transformation of LAX and the expansion of the LA Metro, and consider the benefits and risks of a more connected Los Angeles. Apply for the NLP program at

Shaping Jewish Identity through our Global Teen Twinning Program

Discover your Jewish identity and connect with the global Jewish community through our transformative Global Teen Twinning Program. Join hundreds of students from Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius in this life-changing program that fosters Jewish values, cultural understanding, and personal growth. Contact for more information.

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Onward Israel LA

Onward Israel LA offers an eight-week summer program for L.A.-based students to gain professional experience through internships in Tel Aviv. Join a community of fellow Angelenos and explore modern-day Israeli life while building your resume. Applications for Onward Israel LA 2020 open in the fall. Visit for more information.

Kara Glaser - Brawerman 2019 Fellow

Welcoming the Newest Cohort of Brawerman Fellows

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles proudly welcomes the newest cohort of Brawerman Fellows. These graduating high school seniors have demonstrated exceptional leadership, academic excellence, community service, and commitment to Jewish life. Through retreats, an Israel trip, and more, these students will further develop their Jewish identities and leadership skills in college and beyond. Contact for more information.

June Gloom

Discover the challenges and rewards of working for a Jewish community organization. Learn how this Federation focuses on making a real impact through fundraising efforts. Find out what the president identifies as the hardest part of the job and why June presents a unique challenge for donors. Join the conversation today.

Experiencing Israel through Federation’s Holy Land Democracy Project

Experience Israel through Federation’s Holy Land Democracy Project. Educators from all over LA participate in this transformative program, visiting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and more. Receive a specially created curriculum to integrate in classrooms for 5 years. Lesson plans and resources available to all teachers. Discover the many faces of Israel and its complexity. Visit

REC Lobby Day in Sacramento

Join us in supporting The Jewish Federation’s REC Division as we lobby for $15 million in funding for the Non-Profit Security Grant Program and $35 million to rebuild Jewish summer camps devastated by wildfires. Contact your State Assemblymember and State Senator to prioritize this crucial funding. Visit for more information.