Discover the impact of family camp on Jewish education and engagement. Through immersive experiences and the guidance of dedicated counselors and staff, families are able to connect with others, explore Jewish traditions, and incorporate them into their daily lives. Join our Family Camp Project and create lasting bonds, curiosity, and a sense of Jewish identity.
Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month with our Federation’s commitment to inclusion. Read blog posts written by members of our community with disabilities or their parents. Discover the superpowers that help them gain strength and confidence in the Jewish community, and learn about the individuals who have made them feel included and supported.
Women’s Philanthropy gains tools to promote Israel advocacy, combatting rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities on college campuses and in communities. Leaders met to discuss concerns and gain knowledge on combating aggressive behavior. Importance of sharing personal connections to Israel and building relationships emphasized. Focus on coalition building and forming alliances to shift negative narrative. Support for Jewish students to become allies and empower through social justice causes. Federation initiatives in place to support Jewish students and promote stronger ties on campus.
Super Sunday 2015 was a huge success, raising over $1.2 million for our Federation. With a rockin’ band and delicious breakfast, the event was filled with positive energy. We heard inspiring stories about how our Federation’s initiatives are making a difference in our community, and celebrated the dedication of our volunteers and community members.
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation. Jannie, a survivor, reflects on her tragic past and the loss of her family. Her son, John, acknowledges the miracle of her survival and the importance of remembering the Holocaust’s impact. Read more about Jannie’s remarkable story here.
Supporting and sustaining our Jewish community, impacting Jewish life in L.A., Israel and over 70 countries, caring for Jews in need, expanding social services, providing trauma counseling and medical assistance, helping individuals with disabilities, engaging with the community, promoting Israel advocacy, ensuring the Jewish future, fundraising for Jewish summer camps, leadership trip to Israel, impacting young adult Jewish community, showcasing programming options.
Learn how to protect your kids from predators online and in the real world. Join us for an enlightening discussion featuring legal commentator Robin Sax, who will share best practices and guidelines for talking to your children about predators. Don’t miss this opportunity to arm yourself with information and keep your family safe.
Statement on Wednesday’s Tragic Events in Jerusalem: Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of 3-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, tragically killed by a Palestinian terrorist in Jerusalem. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in mourning this heartbreaking loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Israel during this sorrowful time. #PrayforJerusalem
Join us at Global Jewry: One People, One World on November 16th to learn about our impactful work with children and families in Russia, in partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Discover how we revitalize Jewish life, connect families, and create unforgettable holiday celebrations. Register now for a captivating program!
Prepare for extreme anti-Israel activities on campus this fall. Join our workshop for students and parents at Milken High School. Experienced panelists will address tough questions and provide useful tools for combating anti-Israel sentiment. Connect with campus professionals and local organizations for support. Don’t let your concerns go unheard. Sign up now.
“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.”
PresenTenseLA 2014 Fellows Sara Gershfeld and Leah Weiner are highlighted in this post, discussing their social entrepreneurial ventures Love My Provider and The Emma Project. Love My Provider aims to help special needs families find local providers, while The Emma Project provides skill-based training infused with Jewish values to help women advance in their careers.
Join us on October 1st for D2: L’Dor V’Dor, a vibrant and entertaining brunch for women of all generations. Featuring guest speaker Vanessa Hidary, also known as “The Hebrew Mamita,” this event is sure to be both relevant and meaningful. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience at the beautiful Beverly Hills home of Jeanne and Tony Pritzker. Register now for D2: L’Dor V’Dor!
“Federation volunteers wrapped up the Jewish year on a high note by participating in various community service projects across Los Angeles. From beach clean-ups to mock interviews with underserved students, our dedicated volunteers made a positive impact. Join us for our next community service program, Tour de Summer Camps, and help raise money for Jewish children to attend summer camp. Sign up for our volunteer e-mail list and follow us on Facebook for more information.”
Discover and address the pain point of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project with a digital toolkit and workspace. Help students and parents navigate the overwhelming process and create meaningful projects. By focusing on the specific problem and utilizing Jewish Service Learning, this innovative solution aims to bridge the gap between educational outcomes and student experience.
Discover how Danielle Magady, a young woman with Down Syndrome, has been fully included in the Jewish community in Los Angeles. From attending regular schools to participating in inclusive programming and social activities, Danielle’s story highlights the importance of making Jewish life more accessible for all. Learn more at www.jewishla.org/Inclusion.
How do you take the seven days we experienced together in Israel last July on our Special Needs Study Mission and neatly package it…
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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.
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SEO Excerpt: Join Michelle K. Wolf on her journey of advocating for inclusion and accessibility in the Jewish community for children with special needs. Discover her vision of every synagogue having an Inclusion Committee and religious schools actively recruiting families raising children with disabilities. Learn more about Inclusion Awareness Month, an effort to raise awareness about welcoming all people in the Los Angeles Jewish community.