The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles partners with JPAC for Capitol Summit, bringing together Jewish community members and allies to advocate for community priorities. The event empowers leaders to engage with lawmakers, practice lobbying, and amplify the voice of California’s Jewish community. The Summit addresses critical issues and includes representatives from six civic partner organizations. Contact Rachel Wallace for involvement opportunities.
Fighting Antisemitism and Hate in Los Angeles – Since the recent rise in antisemitic incidents, our Federation is dedicated to combating hate and protecting the Jewish community in Los Angeles. We condemn the offensive comments made by Kanye West and urge social media platforms to take action. We also address the placement of antisemitic stickers on billboards and condemn the racist remarks by City Councilmembers. Join us in solidarity at the upcoming Mayoral Forum to discuss important issues impacting our community.
Join us for a Public Briefing on Ethnic Studies, where we will discuss the California Department of Education’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. Learn about our efforts to ensure fair representation of Jewish Americans and how we work to support diverse communities. Register now to be part of this important conversation.
Community partnerships and collective efforts fuel the success of the 11th Annual Festival of Lights Toy Drive. Thousands of toys were collected from various organizations and individuals, benefiting children and families in need across Los Angeles. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles played a pivotal role in organizing and distributing the toys to at-risk, sick, and low-income youth.
Join us for our fourth annual Community Passover Seder at Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights. This event brings together local leaders to build a better community. Hear from esteemed guests, including Mayor Eric Garcetti and Consul General David Siegel, as they discuss important topics such as homelessness. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience. Visit www.JewishLA.org/ce for more information.
Join us on April 7th for a panel discussion on the Impact of the Rising Costs of Higher Education in Los Angeles. As our community colleges struggle to meet the demands of students, overcrowded classes and skyrocketing tuitions have become a growing concern. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the solution and learn from education experts.
Congressman Ted Lieu visited The Jewish Federation to learn about the Los Angeles Jewish community, our Federation’s work, and our impact on Greater Los Angeles. He expressed strong support for Israel and discussed our role as conveners on local issues. The visit was organized by the Community Engagement Strategic Initiative, which promotes civic involvement to protect Israel and improve Los Angeles.
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.
Celebrate community and freedom at our annual Community Passover Seder, hosted by our Federation’s Community Engagement Strategic Initiative. Join local leaders, activists, and elected officials as we come together to build a better Los Angeles. Hear personal accounts, engage in thought-provoking dialogue, and learn how you can address critical issues like homelessness. Visit www.JewishLA.org/ce for more information.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles held its Annual Chanukah Celebration at Los Angeles City Hall, featuring a menorah lighting ceremony attended by city leaders. Community engagement is a key focus for the Federation, as they work towards a better city and state. Contact Catherine Schneider for more information on their Community Engagement Strategic Initiative.
Our Federation’s groundbreaking initiatives in Jewish teen engagement and campus leadership have been awarded prestigious 2014 Cutting Edge Grants. These grants will support the roll-out of our Campus Impact Network, providing tools for Jewish students to be effective leaders and activists. Additionally, our Jewish Teen Engagement Initiative will increase opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences for thousands of teens in Los Angeles. Contact us for more information.
Enter the ChangeMaker Challenge to make a difference in Los Angeles! Submit your innovative project by October 6th for a chance to win a microgrant of up to $5,000. Address education, civic engagement, transportation, economic development, or hunger issues and help build bridges between communities. Apply now and be a part of positive change in L.A.!
“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.”
Celebrate the donation of over 1,000 new books for Nora Sterry Elementary School in West Los Angeles. KOREH L.A. partnered with Toyota for the 18th Library Restocking Ceremony, bringing new life to vulnerable school libraries. With nearly 20,000 brand new books donated since 2005, Toyota and KOREH L.A. are committed to education and supporting LAUSD students.
Last week, The Federation concluded its 8th Annual Festival of Lights Toy and Book Drive, collecting and distributing over 2,500 toys and books. This drive is part of The Federation’s Community Engagement Strategic Initiative, aiming to create an inclusive society. Thank you to all the organizations and individuals involved. Happy holidays!
Learn about our recent Sukkot celebrations and how we engaged with L.A. civic leaders and discussed food justice issues. We welcomed members of the California State Assembly to our Sukkah and held a panel discussion on innovative hunger strategies. Join our community in making a difference and contact us for more information on our civic engagement and Hunger Initiative efforts.
“Mayor Eric Garcetti engages with the L.A. Jewish community at a forum organized by The Jewish Federation. Addressing economic challenges and social justice, Garcetti emphasizes the importance of a strong partnership with the Jewish community. The event allows for discussion of important issues and priorities. Click here for more coverage and contact information.”
The Jewish Federation’s Holy Land Democracy Project took non-Jewish educators on a journey through Israel. From dancing at the Western Wall to exploring the Golan Heights, participants experienced the rich history and culture of Israel. This program aims to bring Israel to classrooms, with over 3,000 students set to learn about Israel through the HLDP Israel curriculum. For more information, contact Rabbi Hal Greenwald.
Four graduates of our Federation’s 2012-2013 New Leaders Project (NLP) participated in the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, assisting Culver City in combating homelessness. The count helps determine funding for homeless service programs and provides vital resources to those in need. NLP is a premier Jewish civic leadership training program in Los Angeles, creating leaders grounded in Jewish values to address critical issues facing the community.
Join us for a bipartisan discussion on immigration reform with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other political experts. Learn about the proposed legislation and its impact on border security, pathway to citizenship, and cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers. Hear different perspectives and share your opinion on this important topic.