Celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones and reflect on the importance of gratitude and compassion. Learn the history of Thanksgiving and President Abraham Lincoln’s vision for the holiday. Discover how a social worker helped a mother and daughter find housing and receive assistance. Embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving by opening our hearts and creating a better world for all. Happy Thanksgiving from R’ Noah Farkas.
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 community celebrates Shavuot with great significance this year as we reflect on the giving of the Torah and our covenant with G-d. Despite the impact of the pandemic, we are committed to keeping everyone safe. Donate today and help us navigate this crisis together, as we plan for a future of celebrating our community and enjoying a rich Jewish life.”
Experience the transformative power of Birthright Israel with Jared Neutel. Discover the impact of connecting with Jewish heritage and culture in a vibrant community. Register now for Birthright Israel LA Way trips in 2019 at www.yaJewishLA.org/Birthright. Join us and begin your own life-changing journey. Thank you to the Federation, donors, madrichim, and friends for making this possible.
Get to know Tally, a NuRoots community member and co-creator of the Infinite Light experience. Discover her favorite L.A. spots, her love for Jewish culture and tradition, and her Hanukkah rituals. Find out how she got involved with NuRoots and why she believes in providing immersive experiences. Email NuRoots@JewishLA.org to learn more.
The Miracle of Light & The Power of Community – Celebrate the miracle of light with your friends and family this week. In the face of recent tragedies, our community has come together to support one another. The Jewish Federation keeps Jewish Los Angeles safe and vibrant, serving as a pillar of strength during times of crisis. Support our community today. Happy Chanukah!
Join Evan Lindenmayer, an avid mountain climber and producer for Troika, in an interview about his involvement with the Federation’s Young Adult Committee and the importance of Jewish culture and tradition. Discover why supporting this Jewish community is essential for securing a better future. Learn more at www.yaJewishLA.org.
Join Debi Benaron on October 30th for the Tour de Summer Camps, a cycling fundraiser supporting scholarships for Jewish summer camps. Ride with Team Out-spoke-n and experience the unity of Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform camps. Choose from 18, 36, 62, or 100-mile routes. Don’t be nervous, 18 miles is easy on our amazing rental bikes. Sign up, volunteer, or donate now!
Join our community this Sunday, May 15th, for the Celebrate Israel Festival! Enjoy Israeli food, entertainment, crafts, souvenirs, and rides. Our Federation supports and advocates for our Israeli family. Learn more about Israel Memorial Day and Independence Day in our Throwback Thursday blog. Visit our booth and celebrate Israel with us!
Inclusion is at the heart of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. Discover Jesse’s journey as a Jewish superhero, gaining strength and confidence through his community, family, and various programs. Learn how organizations like ETTA and Camp Ramah provide support and opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Contact Miriam Maya for more information.
Reflect on Holocaust Remembrance Day and the importance of gratitude for being born in the United States. Learn from the resilience of Holocaust survivors and the significance of having a strong Jewish community. Remember the atrocities of the Holocaust and the privilege of learning from survivors in your own family.
Experience a stress-free PJ Library® Family Camp Weekend filled with fun activities and delicious meals. Unplug and connect with your family while everything is planned for you. Enjoy family and adult activities, zip lining, rope courses, and even yoga. Create lasting memories and give your children the gift of Jewish-themed books. Contact Risa Goldstein or Jessica Jablon for more information.
Discover your family connections at The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance Major Gifts Dinner. Author A.J. Jacobs reveals how we are all interrelated in his next project. Join us for an evening of community and connection, featuring anecdotes from Jacobs’ book and discussions on gratitude, responsibility, and compassion. Support our Federation’s commitment to security and learn more about our campaign by contacting Lori Tessel.
Inclusion is celebrated at Friendship Circle, a community that values and includes individuals with disabilities. Jojo, a nonverbal teenager with special needs, feels loved and appreciated at Friendship Circle’s programs. The teen volunteers, now his peers, make him feel special and loved. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles believes in making Jewish life more accessible for all members of the community. Learn more at www.JewishLA.org/Inclusion.
Discover the incredible impact of PJ Library® on Robyn Sherman Raskin and her son Daniel. Through receiving PJ Library books, Daniel has connected with Jewish culture and traditions, even choosing to donate his savings to children in need. Find out how PJ Library is making a lasting impression on families in Los Angeles. Contact Jessica Jablon at (818) 668-2338 or JJablon@JewishLA.org for more information.
“Support impoverished Jews in L.A. by making a gift to The Jewish Federation today. Help provide a safety net for those struggling with unemployment, rent, and hunger. From financial assistance to job counseling and nutritious meals, together we can help Jews in Los Angeles overcome poverty. Your small gift can make a big difference.”
Join us for an evening of family, community, and philanthropy with our Federation’s Hineni Society. Generations of generous families gathered to celebrate their support and leadership in our community. Learn about the life-saving work made possible by their generous gifts and be inspired by featured speakers Chelsea Clinton and Amy Ziering. Contact Lori Tessel for more information.
“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.”
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