OUR SUPPORT FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES CONTINUES
Since the beginning of the Ukrainian conflict, over 14,000 refugees have arrived in Israel and they need our help. Many of these families consist only of women and children, as men were required to stay in Ukraine. Helping these refugees safely relocate is extremely important to us, whether they plan to make Israel their permanent home, or hope to someday safely return to Ukraine. For these families, we provide services including job training, Hebrew classes, and social services, to ease their transition. We take care of our Jewish family in need everywhere in the world.
Learn more about our work helping Jews acclimate to Israel at JewishLA.org/Acclimate.
OUR WORK WITH UNISTREAM
Our work in Israel also extends to cultivating young leadership. Through our Unistream program, we ensure that children in the State of Israel — including those in its periphery — have equal opportunities in life. Groups of high-school-aged program participants create their own start-ups and are supported by business entrepreneurs. With about 3,500 youth participants each year, this program builds the languages skills, self-confidence, and the space for these teens to think critically about the opportunities in their futures.
Learn more about our work with Unistream at JewishLA.org/Unistream.
UPCOMING TRIPS TO ISRAEL TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNAL BOND
Earlier this month, we celebrated Israel’s 74th anniversary, and announced a community-wide mission to Holy Land next year, for its 75th birthday. We invite our entire community — individuals, partner organizations, and local Jewish institutions — on a ten-day community mission. We will also send several other groups to Israel over the coming months, including a cohort of young adult Birthright participants, Los Angeles area public school teachers and leaders, and California state senators and assembly members. These trips bring an understanding of Israeli American relations and strengthen our economic and cultural ties to Israel.
Join us next year in Israel at JewishLA.org/Israel75.