Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1911, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes and leads the community and leverages its resources to assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, care for Jews in need in LA and abroad, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with its local, national, and international partners.

grant programs

Young Adult Mental Health & Wellness Initiative

$200,000

To launch an initiative, which includes individual and group therapy, mental health counseling through technology and peer-to-peer support, spiritual practice and Jewish teachings, strategic partnerships with Hillels, and referrals to additional resources. The program aims to help young Jewish adults feel less isolated, learn strategies for coping with challenges, and gain a deeper understanding of Jewish values as a source of resilience.

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Grant

$1,000,000

The grant will support the Jewish Federation’s COVID-19 relief efforts directed toward nonprofit organizations supporting the most vulnerable segments of the Jewish community locally and in Israel. The program complements efforts being undertaken by The Foundation and will encompass four critical human and social services areas. These include funding for wellness and resiliency; access to food through synagogues; financial aid and scholarships for early-childhood and day-school education to families impacted by COVID-19; and a loan-guarantee program.

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Grant

$1,000,000

To help strengthen families by providing children and teens access to impactful Jewish experiences. The grant is being made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in support of its longstanding day-school tuition assistance and camp scholarship programs.

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Campaign for Civil Discourse

$250,000

The Campaign for Civil Discourse trains Jewish leaders to facilitate and practice difficult conversations around critical issues to develop a culture of dialogue across diverse sectors of the LA Jewish community, in partnership with Resetting the Table.

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Family Camp Pilot

$250,000

The Family Camp Pilot connects Jewish camps with Jewish early childhood centers to create meaningful camping experiences for families.

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Y&S Nazarian Foundation Iranian Jewish Young Adult Outreach and Engagement Initiative

$250,000

The Y&S Nazarian Foundation Iranian Jewish Young Adult Outreach and Engagement Initiative engages hundreds of young Iranian Jews with the larger young adult Jewish community through a coordinated effort of social, professional, cultural and volunteer programs aimed at creating a new generation of leaders. 

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Israel Levin Center

$150,000

The new Israel Levin Center will serve more seniors more efficiently through a state-of-the-art building, an expanded program calendar, and increased accessibility. It will nearly double the square footage of the current Israel Levin Center, increase the number of seniors served, and improve both functionality and accessibility. 

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Unistream

$200,000

Unistream established one new Entrepreneurship Center that will provide disadvantaged teens with business development, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills training to help them forge meaningful and successful career paths.

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AcrossGen

$200,000

AcrossGen engages thousands of young adults, families with young children, Baby Boomers and senior citizens in the Venice/Santa Monica area through intergenerational programming that connect members across the generations to their Jewish identity.

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Edah – A Rabbinic Fellowship for our Future

$160,000

Edah - A Rabbinic Fellowship for our Future provides Los Angeles-based congregational rabbis with vital skills related to congregational innovation, organization change, development of spiritual communities, and attracting millennial Jews.

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The Israel Terror Relief Fund

$100,000

The Israel Terror Fund  provides temporary relief and respite to children and their families who live within 25 miles of Gaza including special counseling and trauma services, cash assistance to those in immediate financial need due to damage related to rocket strikes and medicine, home-delivered  meals and vital care to seniors and those with special needs.

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Jewish Teen Engagement Initiative

$200,000

The Jewish Teen Engagement Initiative works to attract Jewish teens to meaningful Jewish experiences through increased awareness of appealing opportunities, enhanced collaboration among community stakeholders, and leveraging of communal resources for the benefit of the community as a whole. 

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Campus Impact Network

$250,000

The Campus Impact Network provides Jewish students with the tools to be more effective campus leaders and activists, to learn from civic leaders and build strong relationships within the larger campus community, creating a more positive campus environment for all students.

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Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center

$250,000

The Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center enhances quality of life for hundreds of adults with special needs through a unique collaborative that will develop and coordinate innovative resources and programs.

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NuRoots Community Fellows

$200,000

NuRoots Community Fellows trains highly-qualified fellows to network and Jewishly engage unaffiliated young adults through intimate gatherings and large-scale events.

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The Ezra Network

$185,000

The Ezra Network enables Jewish families in need to access a social worker and supportive services at one of four clusters of two to three synagogues. The program enhances LA synagogues’ ability to provide emotional and practical support for congregants in need through short-term case management, a comprehensive Community Resources Guide, referrals, and workshops for congregants and synagogue professionals.

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Emergency Cash Grants Initiative

$250,000

Provide emergency grants to individuals and families affected by the economic downturn to meet their immediate needs.

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PJ Library Los Angeles Community

$150,000

The PJ Library Los Angeles Community sends Jewish-content children's books and music to families' homes on a monthly basis to help unaffiliated or intermarried Jewish families with young children connect with their Jewish identity, one another and with the greater Jewish community.  

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Emergency Cash Grants Initiative

$250,000

Provide emergency grants to individuals and families affected by the economic downturn to meet their immediate needs.

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The NextGen Engagement Initiative

$250,000

The NextGen Engagement Initiative provides a central organizing resource and web portal for Jewish organizations serving young Jewish adults in Los Angeles in order to connect the innovative, energetic young leaders of these organizations and promote increased collaboration toward the common goal of greater participation in Jewish life.

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Jewish Community Summer Overnight Camp Support Initiative

$250,000

The Jewish Community Summer Overnight Camp Support Initiative increases enrollment in Jewish residential summer camps and reduce the number of empty camp beds.

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Parthenia Street Senior Housing

$25,000

The Parthenia Street Senior Housing project will construct a four-story 50,000 square foot apartment building to provide affordable housing for approximately 100 seniors, ages 62 years or older, with an average annual income of less than $10,000.

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HaMercaz Collaborative: Serving Jewish Special Needs Families

$152,000

The HaMercaz Collaborative: Serving Jewish Special Needs Families provides parents, grandparents, and siblings of special needs Jewish children a central resource to more easily access services, training, advocacy support, and enrichment activities from a network of agencies.

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KOREH L.A.

$25,000

Recruit and train Jewish volunteers from 10 L.A. synagogues to provide one-on-one reading tutoring for 200 kids at 10 LAUSD public schools.

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