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Put Your Values in Action with a Gift to JFEDLA Today!

We put our shared Jewish values in action to make our voices heard on issues you care about most, and meet the growing needs of the Jewish community here in Los Angeles, Israel, and around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Jewish Federation Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, which means your donation is tax-deductible. Please keep the donation receipt we email you to claim the deduction. You will receive the receipt once your donation is processed. For your reference, our tax ID is #95-1643388.

Make your check payable to “The Jewish Federation” and mail it to us: The Jewish Federation, P.O. Box 54269, Los Angeles, CA 90054-0269

You can use your credit card to schedule monthly or quarterly payments.

Donations of appreciated securities may allow you to avoid tax liability while receiving a deduction for your charitable contribution. Shares of stock may be donated to JFEDLA via electronic transfer to our account:

City National Bank

DTC No. 0226

Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Account No: BHS307166

For further information, please call (323) 761-8413 or e-mail JFCStockDonations@JewishLA.org. To help ensure the proper credit of your gift of securities, we ask that you or the transferring broker provide notification of your gift and include the following details in writing or via e-mail:

  • Donor name and address
  • Type and number of securities being transferred
  • Name and contact information of the transferring brokerage house
  • Date of the transfer

Contact your local IRA custodian to learn more about filing the appropriate paperwork to initiate the transfer. Please notify us of your pending transfer and the financial company from which we should expect the wire transfer or check payment so that we can identify the funds once received.

Yes! To donate from your Donor Advised Fund, you will need our legal name and tax ID: The Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles (The Federation)

EIN: 95-1643388

Add the following very simple language to your will or trust documents to leave a gift that transmits your values for future generations:
“I give [_____ percent (___%) of my estate /or/ _____ dollars ($____) /or/ the residue of my estate] to The Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles (The Federation), located at 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048. EIN: 95-1643388.”
For more information about this or other types of Legacy Giving, please contact Betsy Berger, SVP Planned Giving and Principal Gifts at (323) 761-8216 or BBerger@JewishLA.org.

If you would like to pay your gift via a wire transfer, please notify us of the dollar amount and date of transfer by contacting Donor Services at (323) 761-8413 or DonorServices@JewishLA.org. Funds can be wired to the following account:
City National Bank, 400 North Roxbury Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
ABA# 122016066
Swift code: CINAUS6L (if outside the USA)
Account number to be credited: 112838031
Account Name: Jewish Federation Council “Fundraising Wires”
6505 Wilshire Blvd. #800, Los Angeles, CA 90048

To donate State of Israel bonds, contact your local Israel Bonds office at (800) 922-6637 or visit www.IsraelBonds.com to transfer an existing bond already in your name or purchase a new bond. It is important to provide Israel Bonds with a letter of instruction for your account to be properly credited

Typically, your Human Resources department or direct manager would know if your company supports this program.

We are happy to assist! Please reach out to our donor services team at (323) 761-8413 or DonorServices@JewishLA.org to request the documentation your company requires.

The Federation works with a nonprofit organization, CARS, to manage our vehicle donation program. Please contact CARS directly at (866) 985-4483, or visit their website at www.CarEasy.org.

Please reach out to our donor services team at (323) 761-8413 or DonorServices@JewishLA.org.

We send tax receipts by the end of January. If you need your receipt sooner, please reach out to our donor services team at (323) 761-8413 or DonorServices@JewishLA.org.

Please reach out to our Senior Director of Volunteerism & Advocacy Melissa York at MYork@JewishLA.org.