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Federation Impact Update — April 2023


Our Federation is committed to building bridges that connect us with other Angelenos, regardless of religion or ethnicity. We partnered with the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s Racial Justice Learning Exchange, and The Wende Museum in Culver City, to host an Interfaith Passover Freedom Seder focused on overcoming historic and modern-day oppression. We were honored to be joined by Supervisor Mitchell, Mayor Karen Bass, and other community leaders. To combat antisemitism, anti-Blackness, and all forms of discrimination, the evening featured a reframing of the Passover story of our exodus from slavery to freedom. It was a night to remember, one that left everyone feeling inspired and empowered to build connections across our diverse city and county and continue the fight against hate and inequity.

Learn more about how we build bridges in our community at JewishLA.org/CE.


Caring for our Jewish seniors is a responsibility we hold dear. With our close partners at Jewish Family Service LA, we brought together Jewish seniors for a Seder at our beautiful BAR Center on the Venice boardwalk. We joyously celebrated Passover with a festive meal, told stories, sang holiday songs, and recited traditional prayers as the sun set over the Pacific. Over 40 seniors attended this event, providing them with a much-needed sense of community. The Seder was sponsored by Schwartz Family Passover Fund and supported by your generosity. Giving these seniors a place to come together in celebration put a smile on all of their faces.

Interested in checking out our spectacular BAR Center? Visit JewishLA.org/BAR-Center.


Through our NuRoots initiative, we are committed to reimagining holiday experiences for our young adult community. Collective Escape, our annual Passover tradition, was an energetic two-week-long citywide celebration. It was a curated, collaborative festival of creative Jewish gatherings, Seders, and events. In total, 1,024 people attended a Collective Escape experience. Bringing together our wildly diverse community — in partnership with innovative, resourceful organizations — Collective Escape encouraged our young adults to connect and reconnect, inspire and be inspired, and together experience a fresh take on the enduring holiday of Passover.

Get involved in the young adult community by visiting JewishLA.org/NuRoots.