The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles partners with JPAC for Capitol Summit, bringing together Jewish community members and allies to advocate for community priorities. The event empowers leaders to engage with lawmakers, practice lobbying, and amplify the voice of California’s Jewish community. The Summit addresses critical issues and includes representatives from six civic partner organizations. Contact Rachel Wallace for involvement opportunities.
Fighting Antisemitism and Hate in Los Angeles – Since the recent rise in antisemitic incidents, our Federation is dedicated to combating hate and protecting the Jewish community in Los Angeles. We condemn the offensive comments made by Kanye West and urge social media platforms to take action. We also address the placement of antisemitic stickers on billboards and condemn the racist remarks by City Councilmembers. Join us in solidarity at the upcoming Mayoral Forum to discuss important issues impacting our community.
“Secured $141.2 million in state budget for camp rebuilding after wildfires. Funding supports Jewish and secular camps ravaged by wildfires, benefiting thousands of children and adults. Gratitude to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Jewish Caucus, and State of California for their support. Financial boost will help camps rebuild and bring youth and families back into the great outdoors.”
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Avery Salin & Gisella Farkas, recipients of The Julie Platt Teen Innovation Grants, are tackling youth mental health stigma with their project, Youth Mental Health Awareness (YMHA). YMHA provides wellness kits and resources to youth aged 11-14, sparking conversations about mental health and integrating wellness habits into their lives. The TIG community has provided invaluable support and resources, allowing Avery and Gisella to turn their idea into reality. They have learned the importance of planning, organization, and communication, which they will apply to future endeavors. The Julie Platt Teen Innovation Grants offer an incredible opportunity for teens with ideas, providing funds, support, and mentorship. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, being a TIG recipient has allowed Avery and Gisella to address the mental health issues facing the younger generation and provide guidance through their project.
Meet Joshua Zommick, a Brawerman Fellow and recent UCLA graduate with a major in Material Science Engineering. Discover how the Brawerman Fellowship has empowered him to become a leader in the Jewish community, providing him with invaluable tools and opportunities. Hear about his experiences in Israel and the impactful community outreach activities he participated in.
Discover the transformative impact of the Brawerman Fellowship program on recent Georgetown University graduate, Rachel Harris. With a $10,000 annual scholarship, leadership development, and a supportive community, the Fellowship has empowered Rachel to become a confident, perceptive, and community-minded Jewish leader. Learn how the Fellowship fosters growth, connection, and tikkun olam in non-Jewish spaces.
Join our volunteer and service-learning fellowship to make a difference in L.A. and combat social injustices. Engage in critical racial justice work, tackle food insecurity, and strengthen our education system. Volunteer with local nonprofits virtually or safely in person while learning about social inequities. Applications for our summer cohort are open now!
Yosef Nemanpour, an intern with the Federation’s Nazarian Initiative, shares his experiences and hopes for the Iranian Jewish community in L.A. The Nazarian Initiative aims to engage Persian Jews in their 20s and 30s as leaders in the Jewish community. Yosef emphasizes the importance of teamwork and small touchpoints in making a difference. He hopes for a more inclusive Jewish community in the future.
Serve the Moment at Shemesh Farms offers young adults the chance to make an impact while staying true to Jewish values. Participants volunteer virtually and in person, gaining personal and professional growth. Shemesh Farms, part of the Shalom Institute, provides work experience for individuals with mental health issues and disabilities. Support their amazing enterprise and try their products!
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.
Experience the powerful and timeless tradition of the Shofar Wave, as the Greater Los Angeles Jewish community comes together to welcome the New Year. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, synagogues across the city joined forces to create a remarkable display of unity and hope. Join us in celebrating 5781 and the strength of Jewish L.A.
Join Serve the Moment and make an impact during these unprecedented times. Our LA Summer cohort has concluded, but future cohorts are coming soon. Contact Chelsea at CSnyder@JewishLA.org for more info and apply now! #ServeTheMoment #VolunteerOpportunity #YoungAdults #JewishCommunity #LA
Gracie Evans, a recipient of the Julie Beren Platt Teen Innovation Grant, creates meaningful connections between teens and Holocaust survivors through intergenerational events. With the support of the grant, she held three successful events at the Museum of Tolerance, incorporating dance performances, concerts, and food. Grateful for the funding and resources, Gracie plans to continue organizing events for Holocaust survivors. Learn more about the grant program and how to get involved.
“Never forget Holocaust remembrance, increasing anti-Semitism, violence against Jews, de-Jewifying the Holocaust, rewriting national narratives, Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), Holocaust survivors, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Rautenberg New Leaders Project, lobbying for funding, caring for Jews in need, standing against anti-Semitism, discrimination, and division.”
SEO Excerpt: “In the midst of news about Kobe Bryant’s death and the Trump impeachment trial, Holocaust remembrance is overshadowed. The increasing anti-Semitism, violence against Jews, and rewriting of national narratives are concerning trends. As Holocaust survivors decline in number, it is vital for us to bear witness and act with intention. Join efforts in caring for Jews in need and standing against discrimination.”
Discover the vibrant Jewish community of Havana, Cuba and their deep connection to global Judaism. Explore historic sites, cultural landmarks, and engage with local community members. Witness the impact of JDC’s support on the community’s development and sustainability. Experience a memorable Shabbat dinner and havdalah ceremony, fostering a sense of love, pride, and honor for their home.
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!
Join us for our fourth annual Community Passover Seder at Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights. This event brings together local leaders to build a better community. Hear from esteemed guests, including Mayor Eric Garcetti and Consul General David Siegel, as they discuss important topics such as homelessness. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience. Visit www.JewishLA.org/ce for more information.
Volunteers made a difference at our February Community Service Day. Families, YALA volunteers, and members of our Jewish community came together to give back in various ways, from assisting the elderly and homeless to participating in inclusive activities. Join us for our upcoming Community Service Days and learn more about our program by contacting Alana Schwartz.