Discover how Amanda Marks found her passion for creativity through her involvement with Arts For LA and Serve The Moment. Join Serve The Moment’s immersive experience and connect with like-minded individuals while making a difference in your community. Embrace the opportunity to contribute to something meaningful and be a part of a community that truly matters.
Caring for Jews in Need
Elianna Bernstein tackles food insecurity in Los Angeles through her involvement with Serve The Moment. As a volunteer at the Pico location of SOVA, she helps pack bags of food for clients in need, addressing food insecurity in the city. Through this experience, she forms connections with fellow volunteers and finds fulfillment in giving people access to nutritious food.
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Commemorate Yom HaShoah and honor Holocaust survivors. Support survivors by providing for their physical and emotional needs. Give today to ensure they receive hot meals, in-home care, and emergency cash assistance. Your generosity will make a difference in their lives. Remember the victims and fulfill our sacred duty to Never Again.
Our Federation’s NuRoots is here to help if you or someone you know needs food. With Swipe Out Hunger, we’re addressing Jewish young adult food insecurity in Los Angeles. Get immediate access to gift cards for groceries and meal delivery, as well as long-term resources. Visit swipehunger.org/wellfed to learn more and sign up anonymously.
Support our Federation’s Community Security Initiative in Los Angeles and help us create a safer Jewish community. Invest in our local and global Jewish communities and make a difference in the lives of thousands. With your support, we can continue our mission in 2016. Give now and pay it forward.
LAJAC: Creating a Community For All – Experience the inclusive and festive launch of LAJAC, the Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center, providing opportunities for adults with special needs. Discover a user-friendly virtual resource center with 80 resources, 10 fillable/printable forms, and 24-7 online availability. Access practical resources, promote self-advocacy, and increase independence. Contact Michelle Resnick at (323) 761-8105 or MResnick@JewishLA.org for more information.
Discover the Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center, a platform providing resources and support to adults with special needs and their caregivers. Join us for the LAJAC Launch Party on June 14th to learn more about our virtual resource center and connect with the growing community of individuals facing challenges as they get older.
Discover how our Federation’s April highlights made a positive impact in L.A. This month, we held a Safety and Security Conference, Passover Seminar, Civic Engagement Seminar, Community Passover Seder, and more. We also completed recruitment for our annual teachers’ mission to Israel and celebrated the donation of 1,200 books to Walgrove Avenue Elementary School. Learn more about our community’s achievements.
Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Join over 200 individuals with special needs, their families, and volunteers for a day of fun and inclusivity at Camp Max Straus. This event, coordinated by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, aims to raise awareness and create a sense of community among individuals with disabilities. Don’t miss out, visit www.JewishLA.org/Inclusion for more information.
Transforming the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles: After almost 100 years, the Federation recognized the need for a thoughtful and deliberate transformation. They redefined their mission and revised their mission statement, putting Jewish values and community front and center. They embraced a new business model and focused on building strong relationships with donors and partners. This transformation has opened up exciting new partnerships and empowered them to make a significant impact on the Jewish community.
Supporting and sustaining our Jewish community, impacting Jewish life in L.A., Israel and over 70 countries, caring for Jews in need, expanding social services, providing trauma counseling and medical assistance, helping individuals with disabilities, engaging with the community, promoting Israel advocacy, ensuring the Jewish future, fundraising for Jewish summer camps, leadership trip to Israel, impacting young adult Jewish community, showcasing programming options.
Support impoverished Jews in L.A. by donating to The Jewish Federation. The Ezra Network, a Federation program, provides personalized resources for Jews struggling with unemployment, addiction, and other hardships. Social workers are available at 19 synagogue locations, and job and legal counselors rotate throughout the Ezra Network sites. Make a small gift today to help transform lives and provide a safety net for those in need.
Dr. Talia Levanon, Director of the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC), personally thanks Federation donors in L.A. for their generous support. The ITC, based in Jerusalem, has established internationally recognized protocols for responding to emergencies, including headline-making work after Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. The ITC’s unique direction focuses on training first responders and expanding services in northern Israel. Contact Lori Klein for more information.
Support Holocaust survivors in need. Help raise $1 million for the Holocaust Survivors Homecare Crisis Fund to provide essential services for local survivors in Los Angeles. Donate now to make a difference and ensure they can live with the dignity they deserve. Contact Betsy Berger at BBerger@JewishLA.org for more information. Never forget, remember the survivors too.
Discover how the Emergency Cash Grant program provided immediate assistance to Jewish families affected by the Great Recession. Learn about the program’s impact and the collaboration between community partners. Find out how the program evolved to address changing needs and explore the creation of the Jewish Crisis Fund. Contact Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles for assistance.
Creating an inclusive community for people with disabilities is a top priority for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. They believe that all people deserve equal access and opportunities in society. Two recent initiatives, a Self-Advocacy Conference in Jerusalem and a workshop in Los Angeles, highlight the importance of empowering individuals with disabilities and promoting change. By transforming attitudes and removing barriers, inclusive communities can be created year-round.
Inclusion in our community is highlighted in this post about Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. The author shares their experiences at Camp JCA Shalom, where they felt included and accepted despite their Asperger syndrome. Camp taught them about friendship and connecting with others. They now strive to create the same inclusive environment for others.
Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month with Emily as she shares her journey of inclusion and self-acceptance. Despite her learning disabilities, Emily finds joy in her Friendship Circle friends and their visits. Discover how the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is working towards making Jewish life more accessible for everyone. Visit www.jewishla.org/Inclusion for more information.
Looking to make our community more inclusive? Join us for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) as we celebrate people of all abilities. Check out our website for resources, events, and ways to get involved. We are also proud to announce our participation in a pilot program promoting inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. Find out more about this exciting opportunity!
Looking to get more involved in the Jewish community in 2014? Join Shabbat Out LA for a unique dining experience, attend a TED-style evening of discussion and debate, network at the REC Cabinet Breakfast, participate in Community Service Days, or become a KOREH L.A. reading partner. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to make a difference and meet new friends.