PASSOVER EXPERIENCE TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY TIES
Passover reminds us of our commitment to freedom and social justice for all people. This year, our Federation hosted a community Passover experience at the BAR Center at the Beach to forge bonds between diverse communities through the power of history and storytelling. Guests who attended included prominent L.A. civic leaders, elected officials, and partners from social action organizations. We collaborate with these community leaders to achieve freedom and equality for all — both Jews and non-Jews.
Learn more about our Community Engagement initiatives at JewishLA.org/CE.
JEWISH YOUNG ADULTS GATHER FOR PASSOVER IN THE DESERT
Our Federation is dedicated to enriching Jewish young adults. This month, our NuRoots program Collective Escape brought 70 participants to Cuyama, California, to celebrate Passover in the desert. The three-day trip included Jewish learning, glamping huts, creative workshops, festive Shabbat and Havdalah experiences, and a traditional Moroccan Jewish Mimouna feast. This immersive weekend helped Jewish young adults reframe ancient rituals in modern contexts.
Learn more about our programs for Jewish young adults at JewishLA.org/YoungAdults.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS CELEBRATE PASSOVER TOGETHER
Our Federation cares deeply for Holocaust survivors. It’s vital to treat them with respect and dignity. In partnership with Jewish Family Service L.A., survivors celebrated their first in-person Café Europa Passover Seder since the onset of the pandemic at two locations — the Jona Goldrich Multipurpose Center on Fairfax and the Valley Storefront. 55 Holocaust survivors enjoyed Passover traditions, which included songs, prayers, and spoken-word poetry by Rick Lupert. They were grateful to come together after a long period of pandemic-induced isolation.
Learn more about our work caring for Holocaust survivors at JewishLA.org/Survivors.