Shining on the edge of the Pacific, The Jewish Federation’s BAR Center at the Beach is the most compelling destination for Jewish life in the United States. With endless possibilities for rich cultural and spiritual engagement across generations, it expands and revitalizes our entire Jewish community. Its stunning, state-of-the-art construction serves as a new home for dynamic expressions and experiences — day and night. The BAR Center will be opening soon and more information about our BAR Center programming will be available on this webpage.

We invite you to support this energetic hub of Jewish activity.

The Jewish Federation has designed programming at our BAR Center at the Beach to care for and connect our community members and to inspire Jewish journeys. Each of the Program Funds listed below is available for naming for a gift of $300,000, and contributions of any amount will be graciously accepted. Donors who name Program Funds will be recognized prominently within BAR Center, on relevant program materials, and on all Jewish Federation donor recognition publications.

Generous naming gift made by Bennett & Allison Rosenthal.

Program Funds Available for Naming

Senior Programming — Providing services to our treasured Jewish seniors in the surrounding communities of Venice, Oakwood, and parts of Santa Monica is a core BAR Center priority. Seniors who are aging in place will be provided with transportation to socialize and receive free, nutritional kosher meals, community, shabbat, and holiday programming and much-needed social services.

Intergenerational Programming — Along with our seniors, BAR Center will provide extensive programming for Jewish young adults, drawing on the energy of the dynamic Venice community, including creative programming bringing together our seniors and younger populations for the benefit of both. We will offer opportunities for seniors to share their stories and impact the next generation.

Wellness Programming — Taking advantage of our stunning beach setting, we will provide mental health programming and counseling for individuals and families of all ages and stages. Programs will combine Jewish wisdom, spiritual practice, and wellness awareness.

Families with Young Children Programming — From parent-and-me programs to beach play days and Jewish holiday celebrations, we will provide an array of opportunities for Jewish families with young children to connect with our community and each other at BAR Center.

Available Building Naming Opportunities

BAR Center Administrative Hub — Just inside the building’s deck, the Administrative Hub (the last available room) is available for naming for $75,000. It will house the professional supporting of all of our high-impact programs.

BAR Center Care Fund — Because BAR Center will be used by thousands of people every year and is located right on the beach, we are creating a BAR Center Care Fund to ensure that the building is well-maintained today and for generations to come. The Fund can be named for a contribution of $300,000.

Outdoor Pavers — Create a lasting tribute on one of the beautiful 24” by 24” pavers on BAR Center’s second-floor outdoor space.

  • Patio Pavers, in the high-visibility area just outside the building’s second-floor doors in front of our amphitheater seating, are available for $10,000.
  • Deck Pavers, overlooking the Pacific, are available for $5,000.

For more information about naming opportunities, please contact Stacy Katz at SKatz@JewishLA.org or (323) 761-8375.

Your gift helps support this dynamic and transformative hub for our Los Angeles community. BAR Center at the Beach will be an innovative beacon of Jewish life, intergenerational programming and more for seniors, families, and individuals of all ages. We look forward to the creative Jewish engagement, learning, and socializing that will take place at BAR Center and the positive impact it will have on the Jewish community for generations to come. We greatly appreciate your generosity!