The Ezra Network

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The Ezra Network
Grant Type:
Cutting Edge
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Founded in 1911 and based on Jewish values, 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 here and abroad, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with its local, national, and international partners. 


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.

The Federation is thrilled to continue its vital partnership with The Foundation. By bringing services deeper into the community, we will help families in need of support and strengthen the bonds of caring that unite synagogue communities.

Andrew Cushnir
Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Jewish Federation