Elianna Bernstein tackles food insecurity in Los Angeles through her involvement with Serve The Moment. As a volunteer at the Pico location of SOVA, she helps pack bags of food for clients in need, addressing food insecurity in the city. Through this experience, she forms connections with fellow volunteers and finds fulfillment in giving people access to nutritious food.
Caring for Jews in Need
Interview with Ethiopian Israeli Oshra Friedman: Learn about her experience living in Ethiopia, her Jewish values, and her work with the Rashi Foundation. Discover how she has touched thousands of lives and why she is proud to be Israeli. Find out why she believes in creating programs that benefit the entire Israeli society.
Discover how Oshra Friedman, an Ethiopian Jew who made aliyah with the help of The Jewish Federation, is now giving back to at-risk Israelis through her work with Rashi Foundation. Learn about her incredible journey from Ethiopia to Israel, and find out how you can support our efforts to empower Ethiopian and at-risk Israelis. Contact Lori Klein at (323) 761-8165 or LKlein@JewishLA.org for more information.
The Jewish Community Crisis Response Team (JCCRT) in Los Angeles provides “mental health first aid” after a crisis in the Jewish community. Comprised of volunteers, JCCRT offers support, counseling referrals, and support groups to help individuals and communities heal after traumatic events. Training sessions are provided to ensure best practices are followed. Contact JCCRT for more information.
Join us for a remarkable evening in a beautiful garden as IDF Colonel Miri Eisin shares her insights on the challenges facing Israel. This Susan S. Pritzker Series event brings together remarkable women and men from the Jewish community to engage, grow, and give back. Contact Karen Sternfeld at (323) 761-8224 or email@example.com for more information.
Discover how our Federation’s April highlights made a positive impact in L.A. This month, we held a Safety and Security Conference, Passover Seminar, Civic Engagement Seminar, Community Passover Seder, and more. We also completed recruitment for our annual teachers’ mission to Israel and celebrated the donation of 1,200 books to Walgrove Avenue Elementary School. Learn more about our community’s achievements.
The CSI Safety & Security Conference brought together professionals from the Jewish community and law enforcement sector. Keynote speaker Elan Carr highlighted the threats faced by the Jewish community in Europe and emphasized the importance of preparedness. Break-out sessions provided valuable skills and knowledge for emergency situations. The Community Security Initiative works to ensure the safety of all Jewish institutions in Los Angeles. Contact CSI for more information.
Discover the impact of The Jewish Federation firsthand with our devoted philanthropists. Join the Valley Alliance Women’s Board retreat for an unforgettable day of purpose and philanthropy. Learn how our partner organizations combat food insecurity and improve the lives of seniors and Holocaust survivors. Be a part of creating a brighter Jewish future. Contact us for more information.
Dr. Talia Levanon, Director of the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC), personally thanks Federation donors in L.A. for their generous support. The ITC, based in Jerusalem, has established internationally recognized protocols for responding to emergencies, including headline-making work after Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. The ITC’s unique direction focuses on training first responders and expanding services in northern Israel. Contact Lori Klein for more information.
PresenTenseLA Launch Night showcased the innovative projects of this year’s 11 Fellows, who aim to make Los Angeles, the Jewish community, and the world more inclusive. The event was supported in part by a Cutting Edge Grant from The Jewish Community Foundation. Learn more about the Fellows and their projects at www.PresenTenseLA.org.
“Connect for Good at the REC Dinner: Honoree Jesse Sharf shares his passion for philanthropy and the importance of giving back. Find out how he is making a difference in the lives of others and teaching his children about the value of helping those in need. Learn more about the REC Division and how you can get involved.”
Creating an inclusive community for people with disabilities is a top priority for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. They believe that all people deserve equal access and opportunities in society. Two recent initiatives, a Self-Advocacy Conference in Jerusalem and a workshop in Los Angeles, highlight the importance of empowering individuals with disabilities and promoting change. By transforming attitudes and removing barriers, inclusive communities can be created year-round.
Learn how to become a better fundraiser and manager with Fundraising University, a program offered by The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). This comprehensive training program is designed for senior development professionals and covers leadership, goal setting, fundraising strategies, and strategic management. Join a select group of professionals and strengthen your fundraising skills to support the Jewish community.
Support our Jewish community and make a difference in 2013. With your generosity, we achieved many memorable moments and made great strides in caring for Jews in need, engaging with the community, and ensuring the Jewish future. Help us continue this impactful work by making a donation to our 2013 Annual Campaign today. Thank you for your support!
Federation volunteers bring light to greater Los Angeles through community service projects. They address issues such as environmental sustainability, special needs children, at-risk youth, and food insecurity. Partnering with organizations like Heal the Bay, HaMercaz, and Inner-City Arts, volunteers clean up beaches, engage with children, and support arts education. Join us on December 15 for our last Community Service Day of 2013!
Discover the impact of our Caring for Jews in Need (CJIN) initiative. From legal counseling to food assistance, our partnership with various social service programs provides immediate support in Los Angeles and beyond. Join us in strengthening the Jewish social safety net by contacting Lori Klein at LKlein@JewishLA.org.
Discover government programs that can benefit low-income individuals in our community. Join the Federation’s Front Line Responders workshop series to learn about eligibility requirements and how to access services like Medi-Cal, General Relief, and Food Stamps. Gain insights from experts and stay informed about policy debates that may affect these programs. Contact Jenna at firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 761-8231 for more information.
Join us for Federation Day, a fun and educational event for Israeli and L.A. students! Learn about the Jewish community, the role of The Jewish Federation, and our mission. Engage in debates and raise funds for important issues. Contact Ahuva Ron at (323) 761-8332 or ARon@JewishLA.org for more information. Strengthening our shared Jewish identity and securing the Jewish future.