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.
Learn about the incredible journey and impact made by President & CEO Jay Sanderson in this week’s Jewish Journal cover story. Discover how our Jewish Federation has positively influenced the entire Jewish community under his strong leadership.
Introducing Rabbi Noah Farkas, the newly appointed President & CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Known for his principled leadership and commitment to the Jewish community, Rabbi Farkas will assume his role in January 2022. With his extensive experience in social action and strategic development, Rabbi Farkas is poised to lead the Federation into a dynamic and cooperative future.
Our Federation fights against rising antisemitism in Los Angeles schools, supports Jewish summer camps, and improves mental health for future generations. Get involved with our work by emailing Israel@JewishLA.org. Help us ensure a thriving Jewish future.
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!
Discover how the Jewish Federation provided crucial relief during the 2020 pandemic. Through innovative measures and unwavering commitment, our Federation, alongside valued partners, protected and supported the Jewish community in unprecedented ways. With your vital support, we can continue our tireless efforts. Donate today and make a lasting impact.
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
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.
Looking to connect with other young Jewish couples in LA? Check out LA Couples, a year-long program for committed couples in their 20s and 30s. This exclusive program offers social, educational, and spiritual enrichment, along with opportunities to meet influential leaders. Apply now and join a vibrant cohort of couples on a Jewish journey together.
Bram Goldsmith, a beloved community leader and philanthropist, has passed away at 93. His legacy includes decades of support for The Jewish Federation, serving as Chairman of the Board, and establishing the Israel Terror Relief Fund. Bram’s impact on our community will be deeply missed, but his memory will continue to bless us. Attend his memorial service this Friday at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills. Donate in Bram’s name to The Jewish Federation, Cedars-Sinai, or the Wallis Annenberg Center.
Join thousands of Jewish community superheroes at Federation’s Super Weekend! Celebrate 1,000 Shabbat dinners across Los Angeles and support our life-changing work in L.A., Israel, and 70+ countries. Volunteers made calls at Super Sunday, raising $1,320,974 in just one day. Don’t miss out on being a superhero – make your online gift now!
Join the pride of Lions of Judah at the 2016 Lion of Judah Luncheon. This event brings together women in support of the Federation’s work. New Lions are welcomed and inspired to make a difference in the community. The luncheon features keynote speaker Melissa Rivers, who shares her “four pillars of strength.” Contact Jenna Fields or Karen Sternfeld to become a Lion of Judah.
Join us for Super Sunday on February 21st and become a superhero for our community! Volunteer to make phone calls and support our Federation’s programs. Enjoy a free breakfast or lunch and participate in special activities. Can’t make it? Donate now and make a difference. Contact us for more information.
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Introducing the Lions of Los Angeles, powerful women making a difference in the Jewish community. From Chai/Emerald/Zahav Chairs to Women’s Philanthropy Vice Chairs, these Lions are dedicated to ensuring the Jewish future. Join them at the upcoming Chai/Emerald/Zahav, Ruby & Lion of Judah Luncheon on February 17th. Contact Jenna Fields at (818) 668-2340 or JFields@JewishLA.org for tickets.