The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles strongly opposes the upcoming UTLA resolution on Israel. This one-sided stance on a complex geopolitical issue alienates members and creates division within public education. The BDS campaign is unjust and antisemitic, denying Israel’s right to exist. Supporting BDS promotes antisemitic rhetoric and puts teachers, students, and communities at risk. The motion misrepresents Israel and the Palestinian cause, while ignoring other atrocities. UTLA’s support of BDS is out of touch with the real needs of Los Angeles students and families.
PresenTenseLA 2015 Fellows will unveil their social entrepreneurial ventures at PresenTenseLA Launch Night. The ventures reflect Jewish values, such as helping others and appreciating what you have. Dinating raises money for the less fortunate, while It’s Possible Project helps teens reconnect with themselves and the world. Furthermore is a digital platform that promotes reflection and dialogue, drawing inspiration from Jewish sensibilities.