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Your Values In Action

JFEDLA acts on shared values to create safe, joyful, and connected Jewish life in Los Angeles, Israel, and around the world. We care for our vulnerable by fighting poverty and combating antisemitism. We inspire by fostering Jewish journeys, building bridges, and developing leaders. Our dedicated partners, passionate staff, and your generosity make our work possible.

We believe in standing up to hate and that everybody should feel safe. When our Jewish community feels protected, it flourishes. Across Los Angeles, our synagogues, summer camps, Jewish day schools, and other Jewish institutions receive round the clock protection and emergency response training from our Community Security Initiative.

Jewish hearts are compassionate to those who need help. The most vulnerable in our Jewish community, at home and in Israel, deserve to have their basic needs addressed, to help provide stability in their lives. We provide a lifeline for help, critical access to services, and wrap-around support, to ensure that those most in need are not facing their challenges alone.

Everybody deserves to experience the joy of being Jewish. Together, we create pathways for joyful and inspiring Jewish life. Through celebrating our diverse community, we connect young adults, parents, and families to foster a sense of belonging across Jewish Los Angeles and Israel. We work to ensure that Jewish learning and growth is accessible to all who wish to participate.

It’s in our nature to help our community grow through showing kindness. To help build a stronger Los Angeles and combat antisemitism, based on understanding and collaboration, we are committed to strengthening our relationships with civic partners, elected officials, and other key leaders in our city. We convene diverse coalitions to ensure a broad representation of voices, enabling us to be stronger in our ability to address systemic issues that impact the Jewish community and broader population.

Jewish leaders exist to serve the community. Our Federation believes in creating and shaping our next generation of leaders. We maintain an unwavering commitment to cultivating and training the people who will propel Jewish Los Angeles into a vibrant tomorrow through our diverse array of leadership development programs.

Jews maintain a sacred bond with each other. It is the basis of our peoplehood. When crisis strikes Jews across the globe, we respond urgently with life-saving support. This is how the Federation sustains vibrant, secure, and joyful Jewish life around the world.