For camp counselor Yakiv Berin, it isn’t just another day at sleep-away camp. It’s a welcome distraction from the horrors of war he and his family fled in Ukraine.
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Our Federation made the news thanks to the amazing advocacy work of our Civic Engagement team! Together they helped secure funds that will go directly to help aid Jewish summer camps, strengthen security at local Jewish institutions, and more.
Even in Los Angeles, it's not difficult to identify with the pain of the Ukrainian people. For Jews, the Russian invasion is all too familiar and at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, fundraising efforts to help refugees have already brought in over $1.5 million.