On MLK Day, honor Dr. King’s legacy of justice and service by participating in local events. Join the MLK Day of Service for volunteer activities and food justice advocacy. Attend the Kingdom Day Parade celebrating Dr. King’s vision. Contribute to the MLK Day Clothing Drive and enjoy a community breakfast. Explore virtual service opportunities with JFNA and Repair the World.
Serve the Moment gives Jessie Duke the opportunity to be of service in her community while connecting to the land and her own roots at Shemesh Farms. Volunteering at Shemesh Farms has been fulfilling and nourishing for Jessie’s spirit, while also providing a supportive community of peers. This immersive experience aligns with Jessie’s values of social justice and inspires her to engage more with her community.
Reflecting on the life-changing experiences of the Fishel Fellowship, this program by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles immerses young professionals in global Jewish understanding and responsibility. From volunteering in India to learning about Federation’s work in Israel, the fellowship expands perspectives and fosters connections within diverse communities. Explore the world through the eyes of a Fishel Fellow.
Learn how IsraAID, an Israeli organization, leads global rescue and response efforts following natural disasters. From Japan to Ecuador, IsraAID provides immediate relief, trauma counseling, and long-term stability for affected communities. With a track record of helping 35 countries and over 1 million people, IsraAID’s impact is truly remarkable. Discover how they can offer support when the next earthquake hits Los Angeles.
Creating an inclusive community for people with disabilities is a top priority for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. They believe that all people deserve equal access and opportunities in society. Two recent initiatives, a Self-Advocacy Conference in Jerusalem and a workshop in Los Angeles, highlight the importance of empowering individuals with disabilities and promoting change. By transforming attitudes and removing barriers, inclusive communities can be created year-round.
Federation volunteers finished 2013 by caring for the community. They participated in various service programs, including helping those experiencing food insecurity, supporting Jewish soldiers, and bringing joy to senior citizens. The volunteers gleaned over 1,100 pounds of oranges, served dinner to homeless clients, created care packages for Jewish servicemen, and threw a Hollywood-themed party for seniors. Join us for our first Community Service Day of 2014 on February 9th!
Follow the journey of the Federation’s Fishel Fellow, as she reports from Mumbai and Berlin. From working with the Gabriel Project Mumbai to contributing to Jewish revival efforts in Berlin, she shares transformative experiences and the kindness she encountered. Read more about her Fellowship experiences and contact FishelFellowship@JewishLA.org for more information.
“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.”
Join us for Shabbat in the Park, a celebration of Jewish communal pride and spirit. Enjoy a unique Shabbat service led by clergy from multiple synagogues, arts and crafts, a drum circle, and a concert with musician Ari Herstand. Don’t miss out on the next opportunity to celebrate Shabbat as a community with our Federation’s 1,000 Shabbat Celebrations. Sign up now!
The Jewish Federation’s Community Service Day was a huge success, with over 100 volunteers helping over 1,000 people. Volunteers also distributed supplies to over 450 children for Camp Max Straus. Local businesses and individual sponsors generously donated goods and resources. Volunteers also prepared and delivered meals to homebound people. Join us for the next Community Service Day on August 25th!
Federation volunteers celebrated freedom with service on Community Service Day. Over 120 volunteers participated in programs across the city, including beach clean-ups, garden replanting, honoring Holocaust victims, and cooking for the homeless. Photos of the volunteers in action are included. Join the volunteer e-mail list for updates and check out the Federation on Facebook.
Support your community this holiday season by participating in The Federation’s Annual Festival of Lights Toy and Book Drive. With the help of over 30 organizations and generous individuals, we were able to collect and distribute over 6,000 toys and books to children in need. Join us in making a difference! Happy holidays and a happy new year!
Join the Community Engagement Council (CEC) to shape the future of our city. Engage in service, combat illiteracy and hunger, affect policy, and advocate for Israel. Hear Father Greg Boyle speak about the power of community at the CEC’s inaugural salon event. Visit www.JewishLA.org/CEC for more information on becoming a member.
Calling all front line responders! Join us on May 23rd for a free workshop on Seniors and Adult Populations in Need. Learn about Jewish services in Los Angeles including senior services, addiction support, and more. Don’t miss out on being better equipped to make the right referrals. RSVP by May 16th! Contact Jenna at JFields@JewishLA.org or (323) 761-8231 for more information.
TribeFest, a program of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), brings together Jewish young adults from across North America for an entertaining and educational celebration of Jewish life. With workshops, seminars, and special guests like Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg, attendees connect with their Jewish identity and strengthen their communities. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!