Description: Are you looking for Jewish clergy for your upcoming wedding or baby naming? Seeking help on your journey to conversi ...read moreAre you looking for Jewish clergy for your upcoming wedding or baby naming? Seeking help on your journey to conversion? If you’re looking for support with a lifecycle event or to find inclusive Jewish events and meet other interfaith couples at your life stage, we’re here to support you. We have supportive rabbis on staff to help guide and connect you.
We are thrilled to have a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow here in Los Angeles to support you. Rabbi Max Chaiken runs events for interfaith/intercultural couples to socialize and discuss relevant issues and workshops to reflect on your backgrounds, differences, and similarities and discuss your hopes, plans, and dreams for the future. He is also available for one-on-one consultations and to refer you to local Jewish clergy and organizations that welcome interfaith/intercultural couples and families. Contact him at [email protected]. read less
Description: Applications for the 2021-2022 year are now open!
LFT enables young Jewish leaders to develop skills to advocate on ...read moreApplications for the 2021-2022 year are now open!
LFT enables young Jewish leaders to develop skills to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people, Israel, and human rights around the world, and to serve as positive change agents for their peers and community.
Graduates of LFT enter college with the knowledge and confidence to engage in dialogue regarding antisemitism and Israel. LFT participants will learn about past and current Israeli affairs, challenges and opportunities facing global Jewry, and how to utilize strategic networks in advocacy.
Students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in high school during the 2021-2022 school year are eligible to apply. There is no cost to participate.
LFT will consist of high-level, engaging, and participatory training sessions once a month on Sundays.
The safety of our participants is our highest priority. Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, our fall 2021 sessions may take place virtually. If and when it is safe to meet in person, we will aspire to do so.
For virtual meetings, we will meet from 10:00-11:30 am.* If we are able to meet in person, we will meet from 10:00 am-1:00 pm* at AJC's office in Brentwood. Kosher dinner will be served during in-person sessions.
Dates* for 2021-2022 LFT Year
*These dates and times are subject to change, but we will keep you informed with as much notice as possible.
**Our LFT students are also invited to take part in supplementary AJC opportunities.
Questions? Contact Brian Hertz at [email protected]. read less
Description: Siblings of children with special needs have special needs, too. JBBBSLA can be there for your child as a mentor, a ...read moreSiblings of children with special needs have special needs, too. JBBBSLA can be there for your child as a mentor, a role model or just a good friend. They are there to go places, do things with, talk to or just hang out - Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters always have a sense of what to do. Do you have children with special needs? Maybe their siblings could benefit by having a Jewish Big Brother or Sister! JBBBSLA is here for Jewish families of all configurations! Contact Person: Leeron Tzalka; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (323) 456-1168; Website: https://www.jbbbsla.org/
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone:(323) 456-1155 read less
Description: JBBBSLA has been providing Jewish children ages 6-17 with caring adult mentors for over 100 years. Having an additio ...read moreJBBBSLA has been providing Jewish children ages 6-17 with caring adult mentors for over 100 years. Having an additional friend and advocate through mentoring can have a significant impact on a child’s life. Whether experiencing social or emotional challenges or seeking support, there are many circumstances in which a child (“Little”) may benefit. JBBBSLA invites the JKidLA community to enroll their child in our free, professionally-supported program. The benefits for Littles include additional support from an adult role model as well as access to Jewish camp, scholarships, and free college guidance. Contact Amanda Rykoff at 323-456-1153, [email protected] or visit https://www.jbbbsla.org/mentorship/read less
Description: Contact Person: Sarah Blitzstein
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030
Address: 6505 Wilshire Contact Person: Sarah Blitzstein
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030
Address: 6505 Wilshire ...read moreContact Person: Sarah Blitzstein
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030
Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
A one-stop program for Jewish families with children with special needs and developmental disabilities. Families become connected with a network of services providing on-going assistance with special needs programming at synagogues, schools and camps in the Jewish community. HaMercaz offers parent workshops and support groups and is available to provide staff training and professional development. read less
Description: Based on Jewish values, our Federation stands on our ability to care for those who are unable to care for themselves ...read moreBased on Jewish values, our Federation stands on our ability to care for those who are unable to care for themselves. We know the pandemic has caused immeasurable damage and there are still friends and neighbors of ours who need our help. Through our Save a Friend program, you can help us reach them.
To make it easier for those who find it difficult to ask for the help they need, please use the tools below on your social media channels to spread the word about available resources through The Jewish Federation.
Please do a mitzvah today for those who continue to struggle by sharing this information — and helping us deliver assistance widely throughout Jewish L.A.
Resources and assistance available include:
Financial Assistance, Utility bills, Medical bills/prescriptions, Rent/mortgage, Childcare, Funeral expenses (for the most indigent), Government benefits, applications, Groceries
Care for Elderly and Survivors - Legal assistance, Homecare, Socialization, Home-delivered or congregate meals, Case management,
Senior center activities, Reparations, Government benefits applications
Resources for Individuals with Diverse Abilities -
Support for parents, caretakers, and self-advocates, Regional Center advocacy and guidance, Government benefits applications, Workshops on CalAble, special needs trusts, conservatorship, and SSI/SSDI, Connection to social and recreational programs, Assistance with jobs and life skills
Vocational Support - Job search readiness, Career counseling, job placement
Food Assistance - Food pantries, Shabbat groceries, Holiday groceries, Home-delivered groceries, Home-delivered meals, Congregate meals, Gift cards for groceries, Legal Assistance
Landlord/tenant issues - Bankruptcy, Consumer rights, Eldercare, Reparations/pensions, Mental Health Support
Support groups - Short- and long-term counseling Referrals read less
Description: The Jewish Crisis Fund provides grants and ongoing support to Jewish individuals and families within the Los Angeles ...read moreThe Jewish Crisis Fund provides grants and ongoing support to Jewish individuals and families within the Los Angeles community who are experiencing a crisis. Recipients are required to be in short-term case management with a Jewish Family Service social worker to work on building a sustainable plan with clearly defined goals. 877.275.4537. Leave a message and a social worker will call you back within 24 hours. read less
Description: Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) is a non-profit agency that provides a range of mental health and social ...read moreJewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) is a non-profit agency that provides a range of mental health and social services to men, women and children regardless of race and ethnicity. Through more than a century and a half of continuous service to the community, JFS has earned a national reputation for stability, efficiency and professionalism. We maintain low overhead costs, and high ethical standards. We work in collaboration with other partners to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life. read less
Description: No matter how you live your Judaism, it often comes with a price: day school tuition, kosher food, temple membership ...read moreNo matter how you live your Judaism, it often comes with a price: day school tuition, kosher food, temple membership, milestone events, summer camp, to name a few. We understand the stress and in an effort to help support and ensure your vibrant Jewish future, and that of our Los Angeles community, we would like to help.
For 2019, Jewish Free Loan is offering new loans: · Up to $10,000 for Jewish day school / high school tuition and
· $5,000 per student for gap year and Israel experience programs
· Up to $10,000 for bar/bat mitzvah and other lifecycle events
· Up to $5,000 per child for sleep-away and day camps
The loan process is simple and confidential. Just fill out a pre-loan application at jfla.org and we will be in touch within 48 hours.
Remember, a loan from JFLA has no interest, no fees and a manageable repayment plan. Let’s work together. Get started today at jfla.org.
Loans of up to $10,000 per year for Jewish day school / high school tuition with an annual $25,000 cap per family
to cover tuition or ancillary fees.
Jewish summer camp loans up to $5,000 per child.
Gap year and Israel experience programs loans up to $5,000.
Get started today at jfla.org.
For more information, you can contact the City office at (323) 761-8830 or the Valley Office at (818) 344-1072. read less
Description: Jewish Free Loan offers interest-free loans up to $15,000 to assist families with special needs children. Money can ...read moreJewish Free Loan offers interest-free loans up to $15,000 to assist families with special needs children. Money can be used wherever needed including assessments, treatments, durable equipment, therapies, etc. Two guarantors are required. The application process begins on our website www.jfla.org.
Jewish Free Loan Association
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 715
Los Angeles, CA 90048
[email protected]read less
Description: The Jewish Grandparents Network is the ﬁrst and only national organization supporting grandparents as they embrace ...read moreThe Jewish Grandparents Network is the ﬁrst and only national organization supporting grandparents as they embrace both traditional and radically new roles in their families. Through research, network-building, advocacy, and institutional partnerships, we foster new models of grandparent engagement for the beneﬁt of our families, our communities, and our future. read less
Description: JQ Support Groups - Trans & Nonbinary, Persian, & Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth
Iranian LGBTQ+ Adults
First We ...read moreJQ Support Groups - Trans & Nonbinary, Persian, & Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth
Iranian LGBTQ+ Adults
First Wednesday of Month
7:00 – 8:00 pm PT on Zoom
February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1
This group is open to Jewish Iranian LGBTQ+ and questioning people ages 18+. The group provides confidential support to discuss culturally sensitive coming out issues, an opportunity to meet other LGBTQ+ Iranian individuals, and a gathering of resources for continued support.
Mastaneh Moghadam, M.S.W., LCSW (she/her)
License No. LCSW 23095
Transgender & Nonbinary Adults
First Tuesday of the Month
6:30 – 7:30 pm PT on Zoom
February 8, March 8, April 5, May 10, June 7
This group is open to Jewish transgender, nonbinary, or gender questioning people ages 18+. The group provides support to discuss changes in perceived identities, shifts in feeling a part of an LGBTQ or straight community, changes in sexual intimacy and comfort around bodies changing, conversations about medical and non-medical transition, sadness or fear, and a gathering of resources for continued support
Parents of Gender Diverse Youth and Young Adults
First Monday of the Month
7:00 – 8:00 pm PT on Zoom
February 7, March 7, April 4, May 9, June 6
This group provides support and information for Jewish parents from a behavioral health provider. It gives a space to ask questions or voice any concerns they have. Parents (no matter their level of transliteracy) can get support and information and process thoughts and emotions that might not feel comfortable or appropriate to talk about with the trans and gender diverse young people in their lives.
Facilitated by Jordan Held, LCSW (he/him)
As part of our commitment to supporting our community in every way possible, JQ is eager to be launching a series of virtual support groups to meet our community’s needs where they are. Led by skilled and passionate facilitators and supervised by a licensed clinical social worker, these groups are meant to offer guidance, education, and caring on a variety of issues while facilitating a mutually supportive in-group community.
The JQ Helpline provides inclusive support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies.
Call, text, or email the JQ Helpline today.
855.JQI.HLPS (855.574.4577) read less
Description: JScreen is a national non-profit initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases. Through convenient at-h ...read moreJScreen is a national non-profit initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases. Through convenient at-home access to cutting-edge genetic testing technology and telehealth genetic counseling services, comprehensive reproductive genetic testing for family planning (Tay-Sachs + over 200 other diseases) has never been easier. read less
Description: Genetic testing just got easy
JScreen is a genetic screening and education program offering comprehensive, at-home ...read moreGenetic testing just got easy
JScreen is a genetic screening and education program offering comprehensive, at-home testing on saliva. Learn more about our testing options to find out what’s right for you. read less
Description: Our list of one-stop referrals can be found here.
In the comfort and privacy of your own home, you can get help f ...read moreOur list of one-stop referrals can be found here.
In the comfort and privacy of your own home, you can get help from a social worker, legal counselor, or job counselor, thanks to The Ezra Network.
Call our Federation’s Community Call Line Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at (323) 761-8305
Our Vaccine Appointment Network is matching tech-savvy community members with eligible Angelenos who need assistance in securing a vaccine appointment. Get Help. read less
Description: MAZON’s “This is Hunger” is a powerful, immersive, museum-quality experience that explores who struggles with ...read moreMAZON’s “This is Hunger” is a powerful, immersive, museum-quality experience that explores who struggles with hunger in America and what we can do to take action – all through a Jewish lens. “This Is Hunger” is available by appointment for student and group tours in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Please email [email protected] or visit thisishunger.org to learn more. Please note: The experience is open to all ages. Young children must be accompanied by family groups; student programs are available for 6th grade and up read less
Description: This is Hunger is a powerful, immersive digital video experience that explores who struggles with hunger in America ...read moreThis is Hunger is a powerful, immersive digital video experience that explores who struggles with hunger in America and why. This teaser gives just a glimpse of what is shared in the This is Hunger Digital Experience.
This is Hunger is available as a digital resource for you or your community, from synagogues to schools to other communal or organizational groups, whether viewing as a group or individually. read less
Description: Recruiting for Good, is a staffing agency in LA that connects professionals to great jobs in Accounting/Finance, Eng ...read moreRecruiting for Good, is a staffing agency in LA that connects professionals to great jobs in Accounting/Finance, Engineering/Information Technology, Marketing/Sales; and generates proceeds for Kids Causes. We are sponsoring ‘Join the Mitzvah Club’ to reward referrals with $1800 savings for education, camp, and travel. www.RecruitingforGood.com
We work collaboratively with families to reward the benefits and perks they want most. To learn more about how to participate, please email [email protected]read less
Description: Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, is the only national organization supporting Jewish women and families, of all backgro ...read moreSharsheret, Hebrew for chain, is the only national organization supporting Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer—those who are diagnosed and those at high risk. Sharsheret is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. To date, we have served close to 70,000 women, families, health care professionals, community leaders, and students from all 50 states. All Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.
As a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, Sharsheret shapes messaging and programs at the national level. Recognizing Sharsheret as the model for culturally-relevant breast cancer support, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the organization two multi-year grants to develop support programs. Additionally, Sharsheret participates in psychosocial research studies and evaluations in partnership with federal agencies and major cancer centers, including Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center.
Contact us at 866.474.2774 or [email protected]read less
Description: The Skirball Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications!
The Skirball Cultural Center seeks friendly, ...read moreThe Skirball Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications!
The Skirball Cultural Center seeks friendly, outgoing, and motivated teens to join the Skirball Teen Volunteer Program. By participating in this volunteer program, teens gain community service credit, professional experience in a museum setting, exposure to arts and cultural events, and the chance to work alongside museum staff and other teens from around Los Angeles. Participants are also invited to attend Skirball film screenings, concerts, lectures, and other enriching, fun-filled Skirball public programs for free!
Skirball Teen Volunteer Program members must be a current student in grades 9–12.
The minimum commitment of time is eight hours a month for at least six months.
Teens are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Skirball.
Throughout the six-month commitment, teens are trained to take on a range of duties that involve preparing materials for assorted family programs and working with families with young children in a variety of settings, including the following:
Dig It! Family Art Studio, Noah's Ark at the Skirball, Other assorted family festivals, workshops, community group projects, summer concerts, etc. that occur throughout the year.
Training and Volunteer Schedule:
Teen applicants are contacted to schedule a brief interview and, if accepted, participate in a training session. Specific time slots for the jobs described above depend on availability and on the Skirball's programming schedules.
After completing 30 hours of service, teen volunteers are eligible to apply for the Teen Council. The Teen Council provides teen volunteers with an opportunity to build a sense of community and connect with the exhibitions and mission of the Skirball in a deeper way. This five-to-ten-person council meets regularly to produce exciting evening programs for teenagers at the Skirball. Please email [email protected] for more information. read less
Description: Teens can often feel overwhelmed by the complexities of their lives. They want support, but they don’t want it fro ...read moreTeens can often feel overwhelmed by the complexities of their lives. They want support, but they don’t want it from adults. They crave it from other teens.
Teen Talk is a free mobile app that helps teens take control of their social and emotional health by providing an easy way for them to get help from the group of people they trust most: their peers.
Teens can use the app to safely and anonymously discuss their lives and concerns with teen advisors who have been professionally trained to help them with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, relationships, family issues, school, and more. read less
Description: The JQ Helpline provides inclusive support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies.
Call, text, o ...read moreThe JQ Helpline provides inclusive support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies.
Call, text, or email the JQ Helpline today.
HOW IT WORKS
Wherever you are and whatever you need,
the JQ Helpline is here for you.
The JQ Helpline is the only resource and support line in the US dedicated to serving LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies. The free and confidential JQ Helpline provides customized support and inclusive resources over the phone, by email, and in-person to those in need. Wherever you are, contact the JQ Helpline for trained and compassionate professionals who will help you find the resources and support you need. read less
Description: Explore Colleges & Attend Info Sessions
Explore colleges that might be a great fit for you at each stop on the ...read moreExplore Colleges & Attend Info Sessions
Explore colleges that might be a great fit for you at each stop on the road trip! Join us for these formal information sessions led by college admissions staff, Hillel professionals, and student leaders. Register for sessions ahead of time; registration links are posted on the corresponding college's page. read less