Federation’s Real Estate & Construction Division traveled to Sacramento for lobby day to meet with elected representatives about issues critical to the future and safety of the Los Angeles Jewish community.
Shira Rosenblatt, Senior VP for Jewish Education and Engagement at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, explains the impact of Federation Family Camp Project. Through this initiative, Federation designs, guides, and inspires Jewish families to experience an immersive, joyful weekend at one of our local Jewish overnight summer camps.
Through the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC) program, 120 Cabinet members from 34 Federations (including L.A.) traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia and St. Petersburg, Russia for their annual Study Mission. Two members of our L.A. chevra, Marisa Polin and Robin Polansky, share their meaningful and powerful experiences.
The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program (GTTP) is the largest student delegation program in the Jewish world. Every year, 600 students in 6th-10th grades from 30 schools in Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius, Lithuania participate in this transformative program. Malka Clement, Federation’s GTTP Coordinator at Wise School and the School’s Director of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, shares her Twinning experience and how the program inspires so many people every day!
The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program (GTTP) is the largest student delegation program in the Jewish world. Every year, 600 students in 6th-10th grades from 30 schools in Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius, Lithuania participate in this transformative program. Mayan Benami, the Global Teen Twinning Coordinator for The Jewish Federation at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School, shares his Twinning experience and how the program inspires him every day!
On Sunday, April 7th, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles hosted our second Community Service Day of the year in conjunction with Good Deeds Day. Volunteers of all ages joined together to uphold the Jewish commandment of tikkun olam — a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world” — by participating in six different projects throughout the Los Angeles area.
Our hearts are heavy after another shooting at a synagogue this past weekend. We stand together with the Jewish community of San Diego and the Chabad of Poway. We mourn the loss of Lori Gilbert-Kaye who was fatally shot trying to save the life of her beloved Rabbi, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, during morning prayers. May her memory be a blessing. We pray for the speedy recovery of those wounded both physically and emotionally.
Powered by NuRoots, the Federation’s innovative grassroots initiative engaging young adults, Collective Escape 2019 is our fourth annual citywide celebration of Passover. NuRoots community member Sharon Peykar opened up about her Collective Escape experience Red Sea Reflection an experiential deep-dive of the themes of the Dayenu blessing and the ancient Iranian tradition tied to it.
This year, Passover takes on a deeper meaning, which I’m sure will be reflected in the conversations we have around our Seder tables. I’ve often written and spoken about our Federation’s tremendous commitment to building a dynamic, engaging, and open Jewish community for today and for the future. I hope you share my pride in that important work, which is making a profound impact. Today I’m writing to acknowledge the deep concerns we all have about the rise of national and global anti-Semitic acts and hate speech.
The Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) is a premier program of The Jewish Federation that has trained emerging Jewish civic leaders in Los Angeles for more than 25 years. Aaron White is a current participant and shares his experience with us.