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.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles raises $7 million over six years at the annual Tour de Summer Camps, a community-wide cycling fundraiser. The event provides scholarships for kids to attend Jewish summer camp and foster lifelong connections to Jewish identity. With over 500 participants, this year’s event raised over $1.23 million. Join us in supporting this important cause.
Jonathan Elist, a proud Jewish-American of Persian heritage, is a leader in the medical device industry and an active member of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. With a focus on healthcare and the public sector, he has traveled the world and deepened his roots in his community. Join him in celebrating Iranian heritage through the Y&S Iranian Young Leadership Initiative and enrich your life with LA Couples program.
Discover the impact of supporting the Federation – from providing safety in Jewish day schools to sending children to Jewish schools and summer camps. Engage every Jew, young and aging, and connect them to our rich and diverse Jewish community. Help us continue to demonstrate the power of community and touch every Jewish life in Los Angeles, Israel, and around the world.
Discover the impact of Women’s Philanthropy on the lives of compassionate and committed Jewish women, as Lion of Judah Judy Rosen shares her story. Learn about her involvement with the Federation, her inspiration to become a Lion, and the importance of giving back to the community. Join the powerful Lions at the LOJ luncheon and be inspired. Visit www.JewishLA.org/women to learn more.
Join us on October 29th for Tour de Summer Camps, the community-wide cycling and hiking fundraiser that sends kids to Jewish summer camp. Meet rider Carolyn Kangavari, who shares her love for biking and the impact of Jewish summer camp. Don’t be nervous about the distance, it’s all about having fun and supporting a great cause. Learn more at tourdesummercamps.org.
Join us on October 29th for Tour de Summer Camps 2017, a cycling and hiking fundraiser benefiting Jewish summer camp scholarships. Hear from Jeffrey Benaron, a long-time participant, about why he supports this cause. Help us send more kids to camp by signing up for the bike or hike options, ranging from 1 to 100 miles. Sign up at tourdesummercamps.org.
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.
Join us for the 4th annual Tour de Summer Camps on October 30th! Help send more kids to Jewish summer camp and create lifelong connections to Jewish identity and values. Meet rider Jonathan Ahdoot, who is riding 18 miles for this compelling cause. Sign up to ride, volunteer, or donate today! Visit the Tour de Summer Camps website or contact the team at (323) 761-8013.
Join Rabbi Richard Camras and hundreds of community members on October 30th for the 4th annual Tour de Summer Camps. Help provide scholarships for Jewish summer camp and build a lifelong connection to Jewish identity and values. Choose from 18, 36, 62, or 100-mile routes. Sign up, volunteer, or donate today!
Join rider Jeffrey Kaplan in the 4th annual Tour de Summer Camps on October 30th! Help provide scholarships for kids to attend Jewish summer camp and build a lifelong connection to Jewish identity. Choose from 18, 36, 62, or 100-mile courses. Don’t worry about the distance – there are rest stops and plenty of support along the way. Sign up, volunteer, or donate today!
Celebrate PJ Library in Los Angeles’ 10,000th subscriber milestone! Thanks to the Polak family’s generous grant, an additional 1,000 children now receive free books and CDs with Jewish themes. Help support this incredible program and make a gift today. For more info or to sign up, visit the PJ Library website or contact Risa Goldstein at (818) 668-2343.
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.
Transforming the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles: After almost 100 years, the Federation recognized the need for a thoughtful and deliberate transformation. They redefined their mission and revised their mission statement, putting Jewish values and community front and center. They embraced a new business model and focused on building strong relationships with donors and partners. This transformation has opened up exciting new partnerships and empowered them to make a significant impact on the Jewish community.
“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.”
Experience the history and passion of our Federation’s Major Gifts mission to Berlin and Vienna. Discover the incredible stories of survival and renewal as we explore the cultural sites that shaped our community. Walk in the footsteps of heroes and victims, reflecting on the past and envisioning a better future. Join us on this transformative journey.
“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 Jonathan Bubis and Zalman Kravitz are reshaping the Jewish community with their ventures. Bubis aims to transform prayer through music and inclusivity, while Kravitz is focused on creating a collaborative fundraising ecosystem for small nonprofits. Join them in revolutionizing the way Jewish nonprofits are funded by exploring innovative funding sources and collaborating. #CollabFund
Discover what makes a film “Jewish” in Cinema: The Jewish Lens, a thought-provoking online film series brought to you by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Jerusalem U. Explore the history, humor, and cultural significance of Jewish cinema through commentary from actors, producers, critics, rabbis, and scholars. Sign up now for free access to The Jewish Picture!
Tour de Summer Camps was a huge success, raising $600K to fund scholarships for Jewish summer camps. The event brought the Jewish community together and united multiple camps and synagogues. Participants rode on various routes, and the event exceeded expectations. Donations are still being accepted until November 15th. Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who made the event possible.