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13-Year-Old Uses B’nai Mitzvah Project to Raise Over $5K for PATH

Jesus Torres, outreach specialist for People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), said it isn’t every day he meets people like 13-year-old Ethan Rosenberg. Ethan, whose Bar...

Noah’s Ark Exhibit at Skirball Reaches Classrooms Virtually

The pandemic wasn’t going to stop their team from finding ways for teachers and students to utilize the exhibit safely.

Kol Ami Rabbi Denise Eger Receives Honorary Doctorate from Ben-Gurion University

Eger receives the honor for her work as a Jewish leader, AIDS and LGBTQ activist, author and founding rabbi of the West Hollywood Reform synagogue.

Moishe House Absorbs Base Movement Network from Hillel International

Base Movement’s rabbinic-led education and engagement model will enable Moishe House to continue to grow and integrate more direct-learning and rabbinic mentorship opportunities for young adults.

The Foundation Grants $1.3 Million for COVID-19 Relief

In a new round of COVID-19 relief grants, The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) announced on March 2 that it’s awarding...

Jonah Sanderson Successfully Navigates His Disability, Aims to Make Jewish Community More Inclusive

“You don’t have to have a high school education to be part of the Jewish people.”

Rick Recht on JKids Radio Offering Families 24/7 Access to Jewish Music, Education, Purim Programming

JKids Radio, formerly known as, PJ Library Radio, has recently relaunched to become a musical kid-centric hub for Jewish music, education and inspiration 24...

YULA Boys Student Participates in National Yachad Disability Training

Nearly 40 teens from across the United States met virtually this month to receive training focused on making Jewish communal life more inclusive for individuals with disabilities.

Milken Students to Study Abroad in Israel Despite COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will likely keep most Los Angeles high school students home over the next several months, but nearly 70 sophomores from...

New Jewish Dating App Basheret Allows Users to Play Matchmaker, Re-Define Online Dating

Los Angeles native Asher Naghi never really used dating apps. After witnessing his friends put themselves out there only to remain single, Naghi, 24,...

UnReal (Covid-Era) Success

When Jenny Goldfarb pitched her vegan corned beef on ABC’s reality show “Shark Tank”, her revenues topped only $10,000. This great-granddaughter of New York...

Violins of Hope Debuts Virtual Musical and Theatrical Performances

The long-awaited Violins of Hope concert celebrating instruments rescued from the Holocaust and restored by father and son Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein will finally take place virtually Jan. 14.

First Orthodox Jewish Girl Earns the Rank of Eagle Scout

After earning badges for soil conservation, robotics and pioneering, and creating a COVID-19 guide for her community, Gabbi Stein has made history.

Teen Talk App Expands Its Reach

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) announced on Jan. 6 that their updated Teen Talk mental health shared platform can now...

Holocaust Survivor Receives One of the First Moderna Vaccines at LA Jewish Home

Los Angeles Jewish Home resident and Holocaust survivor Edith Frankie was one of the first to receive her first dose of the Moderna vaccine...

How the Jewish Federation Provided Relief During the Pandemic

This year has been devastating for the world and for the Jewish community of Los Angeles. COVID-19 closed summer camp, synagogues and businesses. It...

Jewish Community Foundation Awards $3 million in COVID-19 Relief to 19 L.A. Groups

The distributions are part of the foundation’s effort to sustain local Jewish non-profits experiencing economic hardship because of the pandemic.

Urban Voices Project’s Skid Row Choir Releases First Single ‘A Holiday Called Home’

The song and music video feature the voices of 26 UVP Choir members living on Skid Row.

RespectAbility Launches Jewish Disability Speakers Bureau

Speakers include Jewish lawyers, entrepreneurs, teachers, rabbis, filmmakers and comedians.

Local Philanthropist Giving Back to Israelis in Need

Ruth Brandt, a Los Angeles-based philanthropist, started an urgent appeal in partnership with the Giving Group Community to raise emergency funds for families in Arad, Ashkelon and Dimona.

Milken Foundation Gifts UCLA with Center for Music of American Jewish Experience

UCLA announced on Dec. 3 the opening of its first permanent academic home for the study of American Jewish music.

Temple Ramat Zion Hanukkah ‘Car-nival’ Gets Turnout of 200 People

Around 200 people in 80 cars gathered at Temple Ramat Zion’s parking lot in Northridge, Calif. to celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah on...

Hanukkah “Maccabees” Story Reenacted at Drive-Thru

The 30-minute drive-thru blended education, family-friendly theater and only slightly irritating bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Jewish Agency Emissaries Light Hanukkah Candles In Front of Hollywood Sign

This was part of a worldwide campaign to counter the darkness of the coronavirus pandemic by amplifying the lights of Hanukkah.

Z3 Conference Aims to Bring Diaspora Together During Hanukkah

From Dec. 10 to Dec. 17, the event is aligning with the eight days of Hanukkah.

Stephen Wise Temple Hosts Drive-Thru ‘LIT Hanukkah’ Light Show Experience

The light spectacle spans the entire Stephen Wise campus and is put on through The Lam Media Center.

Skirball Cultural Center Presents Virtual Hanukkah Celebration

Rather than gathering in person to celebrate the festival of lights, the center is putting on a virtual Hanukkah celebration on Zoom and Youtube.

NuRoots to Reach Young Adults Safely with Hanukkah Infinite Lights Program

Jewish Federation initiative NuRoots is making Hanukkah less lonely this year by providing virtual community experiences for young people in a COVID-friendly way.

Legacy Charitable Foundation Distributes 162 Food Boxes for Thanksgiving

The annual Thanksgiving Turkey Brigade looked a little different this year.

Power of Youth LA Kicks Off Hanukkah with Maccabee Drive Thru Experience

Rabbi JJ and Frumie Duchman, founders of the non-profit the Power of Youth LA (POY), know that Hanukkah tends to be an afterthought during...

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