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Federation Impact Update — December 2022

Shine A Light

With antisemitism on the rise both globally and locally here in Los Angeles, our Federation united diverse communities across the city for a special menorah lighting ceremony on December 15 honoring the shared belief that there is more that unites us than divides us. Mayor Karen Bass, along with many other highranking city officials, attended the inspiring event. This was part of a December-long campaign called Shine A Light, which helped dispel the rising darkness of antisemitism and all forms of hate by empowering people to unite in the cause of inclusivity.

Learn more about Shine A Light at JewishLA.org/ShineALight.

Infinite Light

Our NuRoots young adult community illuminated the city with the kind of joy only they can bring during Infinite Light, a collaborative festival of creative Jewish gatherings, parties, and candle lighting. From their legendary Shabbanukkah to a Jewish-themed comedy night to a pickleball tournament with a side of pickle latkes and so much more, their imaginative spin on celebrating the season brightened spirits all over town. This helps young adults in our Jewish community connect to each other and experience the brightness that makes Hanukkah so special.

There’s still a little oil left in this lamp. Check out NuRoots.org/InfiniteLight.

Zoo Lights

Lights, animals, Hanukkah, oh my! PJ Library in Los Angeles celebrated the fifth night of Hanukkah at the LA Zoo with the program LA Zoo Lights. Children and their parents were treated to dazzling light displays, delicious snacks, PJ Library stories, and more! Everybody who attended left with a bright smile on their face and a greater appreciation for the miraculous story of Hanukkah.

Get involved with upcoming PJ Library Los Angeles events at JewishLA.org/PJLibrary.