Ezra means help in Hebrew. The Jewish Federation’s Ezra Network can help you access what you need. If you’re facing economic problems or living with the challenge of helping an aging parent or a teen in trouble, you’re not alone. In the comfort and privacy of one of our partnering synagogues, you can get help with government program eligibility; access one-on-one sessions with a social worker, legal counselor or job counselor; participate in support groups; obtain referrals for other services and information about upcoming workshops; and receive financial assistance. It’s all there for you — in private — and free.

Life is hard enough. Now getting help is easy, thanks to The Ezra Network.

Working with synagogues, The Ezra Network is an initiative of The Jewish Federation of Greater Loa Angeles in partnership with Jewish Family Service, Bet Tzedek Legal Services and JVS SoCal.


The Ezra Network services are available in the following locations with additional service areas in formation. Schedules are subject to change so please call to schedule an appointment.

 

Laurel Canyon Corridor

Adat Ari El
Temple Israel of Hollywood
Social Worker: (818) 854-9760 (AAE)
Social Worker: (323) 600-5722 (TIOH)
Job Counselor: (310) 622-3844
Legal Counselor: (323) 549-5827

 

Mid-Wilshire

Temple Beth Am
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
Temple Isaiah
Social Worker: (323) 229-0235 (TBA)
Social Worker: (323) 600-5722 (TEBH and TI)
Job Counselor: (310) 728-5567
Legal Counselor: (323) 549-5827

 

Pico

Beth Jacob Congregation of Beverly Hills
B’nai David-Judea Congregation
Congregation Mogen David
Young Israel Century City
Social Worker: (323) 229-0235
Job Counselor: (310) 622-3844
Legal Counselor: (323) 549-5827

 

South Bay

Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay
Congregation Tikvat Jacob-Beth Torah
Temple Beth El
Temple Menorah
Social Worker: (323) 600-5722
Job Counselor: (310) 728-5567
Legal Counselor: (323) 549-5827

 

West Valley

Congregation Or Ami
Shomrei Torah Synagogue
Temple Aliyah
Social Worker: (818) 854-9760
Job Counselor: (310) 622-3844
Legal Counselor: (323) 549-5827

 

Westside

Leo Baeck Temple
Mishkon Tephilo
Stephen Wise Temple
University Synagogue
Social Worker: (323) 600-5722
Job Counselor: (310) 622-3844
Legal Counselor: (323) 549-5827


If you’re already using the Ezra Network’s services, please take a moment to fill out this survey, so that we can understand the impact of our program and make improvements.

Please see the calendar below for Ezra Network events, social worker, job counselor and legal counselor availability.