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  • Please join the community for a memorial service tonight

    July 1, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Tonight (Tues., July 1st) at 7 p.m., Beth Jacob is holding a memorial service that is open to the public and being planned in partnership with our Federation, the Israeli Consulate and Lihi Shaar, aunt of Gilad Shaar, who is a member of the congregation.

    The address is 9030 W....

  • Federations’ security arm stresses awareness on holy days

    September 6, 2013 | 12:33 pm

    Security awareness should be a primary consideration for synagogues during the High Holidays, the security arm of the national Jewish community said.

    “Synagogue staff, security volunteers and greeters should be on the lookout for suspicious persons and/or activity around their...

  • Yehuda Lev

    August 5, 2013 | 10:49 am

    I first met Yehuda Lev at a job interview. It was September 1985. He had heard that we were planning to start a Jewish community newspaper, The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, and that I had been appointed the editor. Yehuda had been publishing a community newsletter called “A...

  • Philanthropist donates $250,000 to Mount Zion cemetery repair

    May 31, 2013 | 3:18 pm

    Shlomo Rechnitz, a Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist, has donated $250,000 to restore the badly vandalized Mount Zion Cemetery in East Los Angeles. In addition, two other donors, real estate developer Izek Shomof and businessman Adi McAbian, each donated $25,000, and...

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  • Immigration reform: no longer so controversial, but not inevitable either

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    When Jesse Gabriel, an alumnus from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ New Leaders Project, explained why he and two other members of the 2012 cohort decided to host a discussion of immigration reform on April 23, he said they selected the topic precisely “because we...

  • Great Neck Synagogue Cancels Pamela Geller’s Talk

    By Orit Arfa

    April 10, 2013 | 9:22 pm

    The Great Neck Synagogue has revealed its cowardice, the same way the Jewish Federation revealed its cowardice when it cancelled Pamela Geller’s talk there on June 25, 2012 within a few hours of the event sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America when I served as its...

  • ‘Six Million Coins’ pays it forward

    April 10, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Ori Rabinovitch, a fourth-grader at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, remembers how he recently met an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who could barely hear him — and who could not afford to buy a hearing device. 

    It bothered the 10-year-old that this man could not, in effect, afford...

  • Slavin Library to close

    March 20, 2013 | 10:20 am

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles announced plans on March 14 to close the Slavin Children’s Library, which is located in the lobby of its Wilshire Boulevard building, to make room for an expansion of the Zimmer Children’s Museum. The space will become the new Slavin’s...

  • Why is this Trip Different than All Other Trips?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 18, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    By Adam Siegel

    At Beit T’Shuvah, we thrive on transformative experiences; stories of transformation and redemption nourish our souls.  Often times, the stories people share with me serve as sustenance for showing up (for life) each morning.  We collectively celebrate achievements...

  • Building a better philanthropist

    March 7, 2013 | 4:49 am

    In the last couple of decades, a tectonic shift has altered the landscape of Jewish philanthropy. The phenomenon is not only Jewish — the number of foundations in the United States has grown fivefold in the last 20 years; the same growth in donor-advised funds has taken just a...

  • Changing the Jewish world, one Jewish social entrepreneur at a time

    By PresenTenseLA

    February 28, 2013 | 2:53 am

    This post originally appeared on the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' blog on January 14, 2013.

    On Sunday, January 6th, nearly 40 Jewish community members joined together to be part of the kick-off of PresenTenseLA, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ social...

  • Birthright Israel: Upcoming L.A. LGBT and Ally Trip!

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    February 17, 2013 | 10:04 am

    REGISTER NOW FOR MAY 2013 L.A. LGBT AND ALLY TRIP!!  

    This exciting trip is specifically designed for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender young Jewish adults and their family/friends from the Los Angeles area. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater L.A. and JQ...

  • Super Sunday’s fundraising and activism

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    More than 450 people took part in fundraising and community service activities Feb. 10 as part of Super Sunday, during which The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance raised $1,942,736 as part of its annual fundraising campaign.

    “Super...

  • Federation re-evaluating Board of Rabbis

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 2, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    When Rabbi Mark Diamond was honored for his 12 years of service to the Board of Rabbis of Southern California during a farewell lunch a few weeks ago, colleagues from synagogues from across the city and spanning denominations hugged and chatted, catching up on everything, both...

  • Hurricane Sandy: How you can help

    By JewishJournal

    October 30, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Know another organization helping with disaster relief? Let us know by commenting below.


    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is accepting donations to contribute to recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  One hundred percent of collected donations will...

  • Pool trusts ensure care of adults with special needs

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    August 22, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    “Keys! Keys!” David Weisbord says as he tugs at his father’s hand, pulling him toward the door.

    “OK, Child, we’ll go for a ride,” Seth Weisbord says with loving exasperation.

    A ride with dad around David’s Culver City neighborhood is one of David’s favorite...

  • Federation offers $2 million for educational programs

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    August 15, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has some money to give away for programs targeting Jewish youth.

    Federation has put out a request for proposals for formal and informal Jewish educational programs based on four age groups it has identified as needing the most attention:...

  • ‘We are Israelis saying that we have come of age’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 6, 2012 | 8:57 am

    Arik Rosenblum, Managing Director of Takdim, the Ramat Hasharon Community Foundation, discusses the community-based organization’s philosophy, activities and place in the Jewish world.


    Starting with the basics: what is Takdim and what inspired you to launch the organization?

    ...
  • Anti-Muslim activist barred from speaking at Jewish Federation headquarters

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 25, 2012 | 5:15 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles barred anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller from delivering a previously scheduled speech at its Wilshire Boulevard headquarters on June 24.

    Geller, who is Jewish, had been set to address the Western Region of the Zionist Organization of...

  • Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller barred from speaking at L.A. Jewish Federation building

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 24, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    Pamela Geller, a blogger and noted anti-Muslim activist, was barred from speaking at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles building on Sunday morning, June 24.

    Geller, who is Jewish, had been set to deliver an address to the Western Region of the Zionist Organization of...

  • Michael Siegal nominated to head Jewish federations

    May 15, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Michael Siegal of Cleveland has been nominated to chair the board of trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America.

    The JFNA nominating committee on Monday also announced the nomination of Dede (Diane) Feinberg of Washington, D.C., as chair of the Executive Committee and...

  • Security group asks U.S. Jewish groups to be on alert

    March 19, 2012 | 10:38 am

    The security arm of the U.S. Jewish federations asked Jewish officials to remain vigilant in the wake of a deadly attack on a French Jewish school, citing the possibility of copycat attacks.

    “While this event initially appears to be localized, we are always concerned about the...

  • Hundreds of volunteers help Federation kick off ‘Super Week’

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 15, 2012 | 5:38 pm

    On Feb. 12, more than 700 volunteers convened at sites from Manhattan Beach to the Conejo Valley for a day of community service projects and fundraising to support The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

    But unlike last year, when at the close of Super Sunday, Federation knew...

  • Dan Rather is a major gift to the Jewish Federation

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 24, 2011 | 4:34 pm

    On Dec. 1 in Boca Raton, Dan Rather will speak to Major Gift donors of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

    The Emmy-award winning journalist will contribute a live insider briefing to the evening of live music and dinner for “a night of substance and sophistication amid the warmth of our Federation family” said Wendy Pressner, the evening’s chair, to the Sun Sentinel.

     

  • Declaring a place to call home

    By Lauren Bottner

    October 25, 2011 | 5:11 pm

    “Up until 1948, the Jewish nation had no one at the other end of the 911 call, we were a nation without a home.” So explained the guide at the Israel Independence Museum in Tel Aviv as he described the situation of Holocaust survivors post-WWII.  “How do you know the war is over?...

  • Netanyahu cancels GA appearance

    October 24, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled plans to address the Jewish federations’ annual General Assembly.

    “The Prime Minister hoped to go to the GA, but unfortunately he will have to be in Israel during that week,” the Jewish Federations of North America said in a...

  • Stepping out of my comfort zone onto Israeli soil

    By Lauren Bottner

    October 24, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    It’s like being 5 years old again where the only criteria for friendship come down to: “you like goldfish crackers? Me too! Lets be best friends!” Traveling with 400 fellow Los Angeles Jews to Israel for the Greater Los Angeles Jewish Federation Centennial mission, bonding is...

  • Los Angeles Gathering Scheduled for Gilad Shalit Release

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 16, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Israeli Consulate and the Israeli Leadership Council announced Sunday that they are jointly organizing a community program for Tuesday, Oct. 18, to allow the community to come together to watch and commemorate the release of Gilad...

  • Iowa Jewish Federation pulls out of 9/11 event over flag

    September 14, 2011 | 11:29 am

    A Jewish organization in Iowa pulled out of a multifaith prayer service commemorating the 9/11 attacks because the event did not display an American flag.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines withdrew from the Sept. 11 event sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa when...

  • Federation centennial spawns 100 home Shabbats

    By Lauren Bottner

    August 31, 2011 | 10:23 am

    As part of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ yearlong centennial anniversary, 100 community members were asked to host a Shabbat dinner for a Night of 100 Shabbat Celebrations. To date, 550 hosts have registered with Federation to participate in the Sept. 9 event; they...

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