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  • Fellows showcase PresenTenseLA projects

    May 29, 2013 | 4:08 pm

    “What if I told you that religious school students were skipping into the classrooms — counting down the days until they come back to school?”

    Those were the words of Johannah Sohn, one of 12 fellows funded by PresenTenseLA who presented their “social entrepreneur” projects to...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    May 8, 2013 | 3:17 pm

    Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe Bernhard. Photo courtesy of Adat Ari El

    The Board of Rabbis of Southern California’s executive committee has elected Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe Bernhard, senior rabbi of Adat Ari El in Valley Village, as its new president. Bernhard officially began in the...

  • LaunchBox: Federation releases tool kit for Jewish journey

    By Ryan Torok

    December 19, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has released LaunchBox, the winner of its Next Big Jewish Idea contest in 2011, the first in an effort to garner community ideas to strengthen Jewish life. LaunchBox was one of more than 300 submissions to the contest. 


  • Schools amp up safety precautions following Sandy Hook tragedy

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 18, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    When Sarah Shulkind, head of school at Sinai Akiba Academy in Westwood, was a child in Winnetka, Ill., a woman walked into the elementary school four blocks from Shulkind’s house and opened fire, killing one student and injuring five, as well as a college student. Shulkind was...

  • Holiday help, Jewish Federation style

    December 12, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    Traditionally, the holiday season is a time to think about others. This year, several events focused on the continuing need to address social issues, especially feeding the hungry and appreciating veterans.

    Imagine a coordinated effort among food distributor executives blanketing...

  • New Fishel Fellowship

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 12, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    John Fishel says one of his favorite parts of his 17-year tenure as president and CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles was visiting communities around the world, where he could tap into his background as an anthropologist and social worker to determine how Jews in...

  • Joe Sherwood: Honoring good police work

    By Rachel Heller

    November 20, 2012 | 5:06 pm

    It started with the morning paper. Every day, when Joe Sherwood read the news, he was struck by an imbalance he saw in law-enforcement reporting. 

    “Anytime there was a bad cop, it would be front-page news,” recalled Sherwood, 95. “They never talked about all the good police work...

  • Richard Sandler: A philanthropic life

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 20, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    In 2007, when philanthropist Stanley Gold was asked to become board chair of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, he knew he would need an effective partner to accomplish the reinvention of Federation he envisioned. 

    Gold met with Richard Sandler, executive vice...

  • Attracting Gen Y at GA

    November 13, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    A dozen officials from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles flew to Baltimore this week to attend the annual conference of the national body representing 155 federations, where they discussed many of the urgent challenges confronting American and Canadian Jewry.

    But Gary...

  • B.D.S. activists inject Middle East debate into L.A. bus contract discussion

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2012 | 10:30 pm

    A group of activists affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, or B.D.S. movement, which seeks to pressure Israel in various ways, publicly opposed the renewal of a bus contract between the city of Los Angeles and a company whose corporate parent does business in the West...

  • 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:...

  • Lessons from Israel’s programs for the disabled

    August 15, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    In a crowded living room in the dilapidated suburbs of Jaffa, the delegates from the Special Needs Study Mission from Los Angeles gathered closer to hear the testimony of an Israeli woman with severe disabilities tell the story of how proper intervention changed her life in countless...

  • Board of Rabbis stands with Sikh community after shooting

    By Ryan Torok

    August 6, 2012 | 6:07 pm

    In the wake of the Aug. 5 shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left six people dead and three wounded, the Board of Rabbis of Southern California expressed sympathy and solidarity with the Sikh community.

    “An attack on one house of worship is an attack upon all of us. An...

  • 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...

  • Fueling the jFed generation

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 30, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Jennifer Rheuban wasn’t exactly plucked from Jewish obscurity.

    Rheuban is a self-described “JCC kid from a JCC family.” She grew up at the West Valley Jewish Community Center and went to Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu for years. But in college she dropped out of Jewish life, and...

  • ‘The Orphans’ Club’

    By Rabbi Mark Diamond

    May 25, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Rabbi Mark S. Diamond
    Executive Vice President
    The Board of Rabbis of Southern California
    Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

    “Welcome to the orphans’ club.”  Many well-intentioned people have said this to me in the last two weeks.  On one level, they’re spot on, since...

  • From Bar Mitzvah to Yahrzeit, Breed Street Shul comes full circle

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 2, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Milton “Muttie” Siegel celebrated his bar mitzvah in 1937 at the Breed Street Shul, the largest synagogue in Boyle Heights. Last month, Siegel’s family marked his yahrzeit, the anniversary of his death, at the same shul, which has recently been partially refurbished as a...

  • 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...

  • February is Inclusion Awareness Month

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 1, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Jay Sanderson visited Vista Del Mar’s Ness Gadol Shabbat services last week, and it was a personal as well as communal inspiration for him to see kids and young adults with autism and other disabilities lead prayers for the wider community.

    Sanderson, president of The Jewish...

  • Opinion: Imagine

    By Susan Freudenheim

    December 7, 2011 | 5:14 pm

    On a particularly beautiful day like last Sunday, I, to be honest, had a hard time facing the prospect of spending the afternoon in windowless conference rooms at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. The draw, however, was “Imagining Our Future: A Day of Jewish Learning & Culture,”...

  • Federation day of learning to look at the next 100 years

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 30, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is capping off its year of centennial celebrations with a day of Jewish learning and culture called “Imagining Our Future.”

    The Dec. 4 half-day event at the Sheraton Universal will feature a workshop on cutting-edge Jewish ritual, a...

  • Top 10 Not-So-Big Jewish Ideas

    By Lauren Bottner

    May 4, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles have chosen their 10 finalists for the Next Big Jewish Idea contest and the competition for $100,000 continues.  Nearly 112,000 votes were cast for more than 300 submissions during the first round of voting.  Read more about it at...

  • 10 big Jewish ideas in final round

    By Lauren Bottner

    May 3, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles this week announced the 10 finalists for the Next Big Jewish Idea contest, which offers a $100,000 prize to the winner. The finalists include a Jewish superheroes game, Jewish care packages for those in the military, social service...

  • Operation celebrate

    April 25, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    There are as many reasons to visit Israel as there are people who make the trip. Some want to establish a deeper connection with an ancient homeland; others are excited to explore a unique modern nation.

    As part of a massive trip this fall that is being coordinated by The Jewish...

  • Etta Israel expands programs

    April 20, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    By the time they hit 18, most kids are anxious to get out into the real world. Headed to college, to travel or into a career, they’re ready to test the waters of adulthood.

    But for kids with special needs, the transition from home to independent living isn’t always easy. And...

  • Jay Sanderson pushes for change but some lose heart in the face of his leadership style

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 30, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    “I want everyone to be a LeBron James.”

    It’s early January, and Jay Sanderson is talking in his corner office on the 11th floor of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ headquarters about his first year as president of Federation, explaining the versatility and...

  • At 100, Federation’s goal is $100 million

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 19, 2011 | 1:29 pm

    The existence of a State of Israel or the notion of raising $100 million would have boggled the minds of the founders of the Federation of Jewish Charities in 1911. But as the 100th anniversary celebrations of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles launched this month, Israel...

  • What’s the Big Idea?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 11, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is convinced that someone out there has an idea that can transform Jewish life, and it is willing to pay for it.

    This week, Federation launched “The Next Big Jewish Idea,” part of its centennial celebration for 2011.

    “There have...

  • Giving

    By Rob Eshman

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is one of our city's most successful philanthropies. Yet, nationwide, it ranks behind New York, Chicago, Detroit, the Bay Area, Philadelphia and Baltimore in the Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual listing of the 400 not-for-profit...

  • Congregational Directory

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The listings below are for Jewish congregations within the geographic area of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Congregations in areas adjacent to Los Angeles Federation can be found by calling neighboring federations:

    San Gabriel Valley: Jewish Federation of San Gabriel...

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