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: 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: 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 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: 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: The roles and responsibilities that come with being a parent can be immensely challenging. While there is no single ...read moreThe roles and responsibilities that come with being a parent can be immensely challenging. While there is no single approach to parenting that works best in every situation, there are a few resources and guidelines that can be universally applicable to families. From caring for a newborn to preparing teens for adulthood, JKidLA.com presents a few you may find useful.
Prepare Your Home for All Stages of Parenthood
Whether you are bringing home a new baby or preparing to send a teenager to college, you will want to take certain steps to ensure your home is ready for each transition.
● Baby Proofing Tips and Tricks for New Parents - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● Preventing Choking in Toddlers - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● Sending Kids to College? Wait to Remodel Their Bedroom - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
Prepare Your Children for All Stages of Education
A lifetime of learning begins at home, which is why parents should encourage an interest in academics at every stage of their children’s lives.
● Teaching Your Baby Sign Language - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● Fun and Educational Activities for Young Children - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● Combining Love, Compassion, and Education - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● Teens Falling Behind in School: How to Help - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● How to Safely Observe Wildlife from Your Home - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
Prepare Your Children with Essential Life Skills
While a love of learning and school can take your kids fairly far in life, children also need a few basic life skills to thrive and live full lives.
● Fostering Empathy in Children - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● 10 Communication Games for Kids - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● Teach Teens to Set Emotional Boundaries - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● Must-Have Life Skills for College-Bound Teens - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
Prepare Yourself to Have Challenging Conversations
From childhood to the cusp of adulthood, parents are likely to face a few serious challenges when it comes to preparing their children for the real world. It helps to be prepared.
● Explaining Death to Young Children - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● Good Cop, Bad Cop: Which Type of Parent Are You? - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● Talking to Kids About Bullying - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
● Keep Talking to Teens About Sex -
● A Parent’s Guide to Mental Health in College - https://on.today.com/2YXQlPq
Being a parent is already one of the most challenging yet rewarding roles in life. So, it never hurts for parents to have a list of resources, like this guide, to help them out every step of the way. Hopefully, you will find it useful for your own family. read less
Description: Jewish Interactive has launched its newest Ji Bytes series.
Great for Home-Based Learning for kids (and parents to ...read moreJewish Interactive has launched its newest Ji Bytes series.
Great for Home-Based Learning for kids (and parents too!)
What is Ji Bytes?
Daily Jewish activity for children ages 6-11 years old.
A combination of curated online multimedia resources and hands-on activities.
One hour of engagement with limited parental assistance.
The next series of Ji Bytes is all about Israel.
We plan to continue to provide this resource regularly
until our children return back to their usual school routines.
We want every Jewish child to enjoy Ji Bytes, so please share it broadly with all of your students and parents, as well as everyone in your networks. read less