“Unveiling a powerful mural by Iranian-Jewish artist, Cloe Hakakian, in Pico-Robertson, as part of LA vs Hate’s Summer of Solidarity. This initiative, in partnership with LA County Commission on Human Relations, our Federation, and ADL Los Angeles, aims to unite against hate. Reflecting the diversity of our Jewish community, this mural symbolizes our efforts to build bridges and foster unity in Jewish Los Angeles.”
Include the Jewish Experience to Strengthen Workplace DEI for All – As organizations work on DEI initiatives, it’s important to include the Jewish experience. DEI must address rising antisemitism in the workplace and enhance outcomes for all groups. Jews are a diverse and multicultural people, and excluding them from DEI efforts is harmful. Let’s prioritize justice and equity for everyone.
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.
The Federation’s Y&S Nazarian Initiative has partnered with The Braid to showcase the voices of the Iranian Jewish community through theater. Their continued partnership has inspired the new show, Persian Sunrise, American Sunset, featuring second-generation Iranian Americans. Ora Yashar, the producer, discusses the power of storytelling and the challenges faced during the pandemic. This show aims to amplify the voices of the Iranian community and promote empathy and understanding. The partnership with The Jewish Federation has been instrumental in bringing this show to life.
Join Jay Sanderson, President & CEO of our Federation, and David Suissa, President of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal, as they discuss the future of our local and global Jewish community. Discover the steps needed to create a bright tomorrow, including inclusivity, meeting the community where they are, and finding value in Jewish life. Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Discover the importance of diversity in the Jewish community through Mary Kohav’s inspiring story of growing up as a Persian Jew in Michigan. Explore the impact of untold stories and how they shape our understanding of the Jewish future. Join Mary on her journey as she shares her experiences and encourages us to cherish our own unique stories.
Our Federation remains committed to the safety and security of our community. We address anti-Semitism, combat BDS, and work directly with law enforcement to keep our Jewish institutions and communities safe. We do not support organizations inconsistent with our values or mission. Embracing diversity, we address needs and challenges while looking to the future.
Join Rebecca Lauber in celebrating Infinite Light 2017, a festival of Hanukkah experiences in Los Angeles. Attend her Hanukkah Hangout for latkes, menorah lighting, dreidel, and storytelling. Reflect on gratitude and share your own rituals. This is an opportunity to connect with the Jewish community and explore your relationship with Judaism. Don’t miss out on this vibrant event!
Join us this Friday for a global teaching Shabbat, promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion. Stand together against hate and division by attending or hosting a Shabbat dinner. Visit OneTable.org/togetheratthetable to sign up. Let’s come together as a community and make a difference during this divisive time. Stay updated on local events with our partners. Shabbat Shalom.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Brawerman Fellowship welcomes a new cohort of graduating high school seniors. These students, chosen for their leadership, academics, community service, and commitment to Jewish life, receive a college scholarship and opportunities for retreats, trips to Israel, and other overseas experiences. Learn more about the Brawerman Fellowship by emailing OFrank@JewishLA.org.
Join us at the annual It Takes A Woman luncheon, where nearly 400 women gathered to support the work of Federation. Keynote speaker Lacey Schwartz shared her personal story of discovery and connection. Together, we can improve the world and create a warm, welcoming, and inclusive community for all. Check out photos from the event!
February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, promoting access to Jewish life for all Jews. Our Federation aims to raise awareness about members of our Los Angeles Jewish community with disabilities. Read inspiring stories from superheroes in our community and find resources and events to make our Jewish community more inclusive. Contact Miriam Maya for more information.
Join us as our community comes together on Mitzvah Day to make a difference. Over 130 volunteers participated in various projects throughout Los Angeles, including a heart-warming Senior Prom and serving lunch at Union Rescue Mission. We also sorted and categorized 20,000 pounds of food for JFS SOVA’s High Holiday food drive. Sign up for our next Community Service Day on December 21st and participate in our Toy and Book Drive starting November 10th. Email Alana Schwartz to get involved.
Renewing the Zionist ideal, strengthening communities, student and entrepreneur social justice villages, building component of the trip, hands-on volunteering, immersive Hebrew culture, Ayalim embodies contributing to Israel, reinvigorating Zionist ideals, original settlers of the Zionist movement, diversity of Israel, sense of community, giving back to the homeland, learning about the economy and social issues, historical treasures and present-day life, sea-to-sea hike, improving lives of those less fortunate.
Celebrate Victory Elementary School’s library restocking with Toyota Motor Sales! LAUSD Library Services and volunteers removed worn-out books and replaced them with 1,200 brand new books. Victory Boulevard Library Services Club, Andrea Massion, and Anthony Hughes prepared for the restocking. Guests enjoyed student performances and were thanked by KOREH L.A. for Toyota’s continued support. See the beautiful new books now on Victory’s shelves!