Join us on MLK Day 2023 to serve your community and honor Dr. King’s legacy. Participate in local programs like the MLK Day of Service, the Kingdom Day Parade, the MLK Day Clothing Drive & Community Breakfast, and King Day 2023. You can also engage in virtual service opportunities with the Jewish Federations of North America and Repair the World. Make a difference today!
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.
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.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles strongly opposes the upcoming UTLA resolution on Israel. This one-sided stance on a complex geopolitical issue alienates members and creates division within public education. The BDS campaign is unjust and antisemitic, denying Israel’s right to exist. Supporting BDS promotes antisemitic rhetoric and puts teachers, students, and communities at risk. The motion misrepresents Israel and the Palestinian cause, while ignoring other atrocities. UTLA’s support of BDS is out of touch with the real needs of Los Angeles students and families.
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!
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.
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
“Stand in solidarity and donate to support the victims of the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Participate in the Solidarity Shabbat on November 2nd and 3rd, and donate to the Victims of Terror Fund. Together, we can heal, show unity, and make a positive impact on our community.”
Join us on April 7th for a panel discussion on the Impact of the Rising Costs of Higher Education in Los Angeles. As our community colleges struggle to meet the demands of students, overcrowded classes and skyrocketing tuitions have become a growing concern. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the solution and learn from education experts.
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.
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.
The Federation’s New Leaders Project (NLP) Class of 2015 recently graduated, joining a group of Jewish civic leaders. With support from elected officials and NLP alumni, each graduate shared their visions for the future. Keynote speaker Marqueece Harris Dawson encouraged them to improve the city. The NLP program includes top leaders, policy experts, and community advocates, and aims to make L.A. a better place. Learn more at www.JewishLA.org/NLP.
Local teens in Los Angeles are receiving the Helen Diller Family Foundation Tikkun Olam Award for their exceptional leadership and engagement in service projects. These teens embody the Jewish notion of repairing the world and are making a difference in their communities. From providing sports equipment to underserved schools to giving backpacks of supplies to elementary students, these teens are inspiring others with their dedication to social good.
Partnering with The Jewish Federation, JQ International provides support and resources for LGBTQ Jews to navigate their dual identity. Through the Federation’s NextGen Engagement Initiative, JQ International has experienced significant growth and community building. With dedicated volunteers and financial support, they celebrate LGBTQ and Jewish identities in a nurturing community. Learn more at JQInternational.org or call (323) 417-2627.
Former Miss World Linor Abargil captivated the audience at the It Takes A Woman fundraiser, raising an additional $1/4 million for the Federation. Abargil, the subject of the Emmy-nominated documentary Brave Miss World, shared her journey from darkness to strength, advocating for victims of sexual violence. The event also highlighted the work of women lifting others around the world. To get involved, contact Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy.
Support the Jewish community in Houston affected by devastating floods. Donate to the flood relief fund established by The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. Your contribution will assist those who have lost everything and need short-term housing and support. Help bring unity and hope to the Houston Jewish community during this difficult time.
PresenTenseLA 2015 Fellows will be unveiling their social entrepreneurial ventures at PresenTenseLA Launch Night on June 9th. This series explores the Jewish influence and nature of these ventures. ZOOZ Fitness promotes health and wellness through movement, while Zehut aims to provide an inspirational Jewish education. DiscutsTM offers last-minute discounted haircuts. These ventures are driven by Jewish values of resourcefulness, questioning, and improvement.
Join us on June 9th for the unveiling of an exciting social entrepreneurial venture from the PresenTenseLA Fellowship. Explore the world of social entrepreneurship, collaborate with peers, and learn valuable tools to create and build your own ventures. Jake Weiner, founder of ZOOZ Fitness, is creating healthier lifestyles for young adults with disabilities through adaptive fitness programs. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Learn from experienced leaders and develop the skills to succeed with our Community Leadership Institute (CLI). Graduates reflect on their transformative experiences in the Jewish community and how CLI has empowered them to make a difference. Apply now for our 2015 program and join a network of supportive individuals dedicated to creating positive change. Visit www.JewishLA.org/cli for more information.
Join us at our February Community Security Forum on February 26th for a timely and informative presentation about terrorism and active shooter incidents. Presented by the Los Angeles Police Department and our Federation’s Community Security Initiative, this forum will provide valuable information to help the Jewish community be better prepared for any emergency situations. RSVP to CSIRsvp@JewishLA.org.