Established in 1995 in Kiryat Ono, Ono Academic College (OAC) is a private academic institution for higher education. It aims to provide academic and professional opportunities to underserved sectors of the population and to integrate graduates directly into the labor market. Ono College offers undergraduate degrees in law and health professions, as well as undergraduate and master's degrees in business administration. More than 8,500 students are currently enrolled.
Provide scholarship support and job placement assistance to help approximately 60 ultra-orthodox women who study at one of Ono College's Haredi campuses to acquire the education and skills needed to attain jobs and no longer be economically dependent on the Israeli government.
Founded in 2003, Operation Gratitude (OG) seeks to lift morale and put smiles on faces by sending care packages addressed to individual soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines deployed in harm's way, to their children left behind, and to Wounded Warriors recuperating in Transition Units. OG care packages contain food, hygiene products, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation. Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns and Donations of funds for shipping expenses, OG provides civilians anywhere in America with a way to express their respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. Military in an active, hands-on manner.
The Wounded Warrior Care Package Program assembles volunteers to send care packages to wounded warriors annually in all Military branches.
The OR Movement was established in 2002 to develop and populate the Negev and the Galilee regions, which represent 60% of Israel’s land mass and house 8% of the Israeli population. It aims to populate the Negev region with 300,000 new residents. It is focused on strategic economic development of the periphery regions by implementing new programs and distributing information on new town establishment, culture, community life, education and internships, employment opportunities, housing and relocation, and tourism. Since its inception, it has established 6 new towns (Be’er Milka, Givot Bar, Haruv, Merhav-Am, Mitzpe Ilan, and Sansana) and has settled 4,600 families. Three more towns are being established (Carmit, Casif and Cheran). It received the President’s Volunteers Award in 2006, the Knesset Speaker's Award for Quality of Life in 2009 and the first Prime Ministers’ Award for Innovation and Initiatives in 2010.
The New Employment Opportunities program provides job opportunities in the Negev and Galilee regions.
Founded in 1980, Para Los Niños (PLN) aims to help children succeed in school and in life. Dedicated to the academic success and social well-being of children, PLN serves approximately 7,500 children, youth and their families each year through six early education centers, three charter schools, mental health services, family programs, community engagement and youth workforce services. The range of services provided support optimal environments for young children
to develop, learn and achieve. Its three strategic priorities are to demonstrate impact of its educational model, strengthen its infrastructure and diversify and expand its funding base.
The Nurturing Parenting Program provides courses focused on empathy, nurturing, and attachment at Para Los Nino's early education centers for parents of children ages six weeks to three years.
Founded in 1984 by a collaborative of local churches, synagogues, businesses and concerned individuals, People Assisting the Homeless’s (PATH's) mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families and communities. With the opening of PATH’s LA Center in 2002, the organization was able to bring 98 interim housing beds together with the PATH Mall program, a multi-service center where homeless individuals can easily access over a dozen supportive services in one location. Since its founding, PATH has grown into a consortium of five agencies that focus on rapid rehousing, street outreach, permanent supportive housing, and wraparound services to end homelessness for the most vulnerable populations.
The Outreach Navigator and Move-in Assistance program places chronically homeless individuals in permanent housing by collaborating with local homeless coalitions, social service organizations, local landlords, political leaders, faith groups, and community members.
Founded in 2013, the Pico Union Project is a multi-faith and culture center established to put to action the Jewish principle to "love your neighbor as you want to be loved." Built in the facility of one of Los Angeles's most historic synagogues, it is a space for song and story, theater and dance, ritual and prayer, and community activism.
The Sanctuary @Pico Union is building a vibrant alternative Jewish community in downtown Los Angeles offering experiences related to spiritual discovery, artisitc expression and community activism for thousands of Jews across Los Angeles.
Pico Youth & Family Center (PYFC) opened its storefront youth center in February 2002 in response to an increase in youth violence in Santa Monica's Pico Neighborhood. It provides 240 youth, ages 16-24, many of whom are in foster care, with leadership development and community empowerment programs that promote peace, unity and social justice. Services include counseling, case management, leadership development, job preparation, training in computer skills and music production, and community engagement and event organization.
The Gang Prevention & Intervention Program provides individualized, intensive case management services for gang-inclined or involved youth in Santa Monica and Venice.
First established in 2004 under the fiscal sponsorship of Breeyah and then Vista Del Mar, Project Miracle began operating independently in 2015. It provides individuals with autism and other disabilities with the tools to build communication, social skills, Jewish identity, community, and self-esteem through theatre, film and expressive arts programs. Although it is not an exclusively Jewish organization, over 80% of its participants are Jewish.
Miracle Masters aims to address the social isolation and unemployment experienced by adults with special needs, by scaling up its performing arts, Judaica education, and vocational services for Jewish adults with disabilities, as well as training Jewish clergy on inclusion of people with special needs.
Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission was founded in 1986 to reduce gang violence in Boyle Heights. Programs provide training, education and social services to low-income, primarily Latino, uninsured immigrants. It provides an emergency shelter, after school academic enrichment for K-12, early education centers, a thrift store, and a community organizing and civic engagement program.
The Guadalupe Homeless Project (GHP), provides women and families with rental assistance, motel vouchers, clothing vouchers, and bus tokens.
The Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy was established in 1986 as the educational center of Temple Beth Am located on La Cienega. It house three schools: the Day School, serving more than 360 K-8 students; the Early Childhood Center, serving more than 110 students; and the Religious School, serving more than 100 students. The schools encourage both intellectual growth and social and emotional development, and the classrooms use multiple modes of teaching drawing from language arts, creative arts, math and sciences, and athletics. The schools are affiliated with the Solomon Schechter Day School Association and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles.
The School Kindergarten Expansion project will renovate a 1,700 square foot single-family home to serve as a preschool and reconfigure the main school building in order to connect the two properties.
Based in New York City, with offices in L.A. and San Francisco, Reboot Inc. was founded in 2003 to engage Jewish young adults who are typically not involved in amy formal Jewish institutions. RebootLA provides Jewish young adults with the opportunity to come together, reboot their Jewish identity, and develop creative professional collaborations. The core of Reboot's growing network is comprised of creative opinion leaders in their twenties to early forties, interested in exploring their Jewish identities and creating ways for their peers to do the same. Reboot participants, in an effort to engage their peers in an exploration of what it means to be Jewish today, have developed a new magazine (Guilt & Pleasure), created a Jewish archival record label (Reboot Stereophonic), undertaken national research projects, produced films, written books, and founded spiritual communities such as IKAR, Brooklyn Jews and RituaLab.
The RebootLA program aims to build a city-wide network of 3,000 culturally influential, young 'Rebooters' who engage their peers in intellectually stimulating activities and inspire them to explore their Jewish identity through creative work. To reengage young Jews who may be disconnected from traditional Jewish organizations, RebootLA distributes a biweekly e-letter listing cultural, spiritual and activist events; conducts a weekly variety show to engage writers and performers in Shabbat celebrations and Torah study; organizes monthly salons; offers a quarterly speaking series featuring experts in unrelated fields exploring critical issues in Jewish life; conducts readings, music and film events based on material presented in the magazine Guilt & Pleasure; and offers bus tours with Progressive Jewish Alliance highlighting opportunities for social action.
Engage culturally influential young Jews and their peers, who are typically uninvolved in any Jewish institutions, in intellectual, creative and cultural activities that inspire them to connect to their Jewish identity.
Founded in 2001, Reboot offers intimate and community events, gatherings, and exhibitions along with recordings, books, films, and a wide array of digital participation programs that engage hundreds of thousands of millennial Jews annually in connecting to Jewish life. Founded in 2004, IKAR is a thriving Jewish community focused on ritual and spiritual practice and a deep commitment to social justice.
Death Over Dinner: Jewish Edition engages thousands of Jews, primarily in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s, in dinner table conversation about death, relationships, and end-of-life questions.
Founded in 2005, Remember Us connects young people in dialogue and collaboration with Holocaust survivors and invites children preparing for b'nai mitzvah to honor the memory of a child lost in the Holocaust.
The Righteous Conversation Project facilitates dialogue with Holocaust survivors. Through its film, art, and music programs, students have the opportunity to carry on the work of the Holocaust remembrance, speak up about issues of conscience, and work toward creating a more humane and dignified world.
Founded in 1993, Reut Sderot sponsors and administers programs in Sderot that promote improvement and progress in its educational systems and social welfare services. Its programs serve over 5,000 children and adults, particularly the residents of Sderot’s economically needy and socially distressed neighborhoods. Reut Sderot provides hundreds of at-risk teens with quality leadership programs, encourages and supports youth to complete their secondary educations, and trains the young population to give back to the community through local volunteerism.
Touching the Jewish Spirit strengthens the Jewish identity of 580 secular Israeli students in Southern Israel, through workshops and activities that further students’ understanding of Jewish, texts, traditions and customs; and to promote tolerance and understanding towards Israel’s various religious and racial sectors through a diversity curriculum.
Founded in 2010, Saving Innocence provides rescue and restoration services to commercially sexually trafficked children. It is the only agency approved to respond directly to crisis calls from law enforcement and to deliver immediate intervention services. Since its founding, Saving Innocence has grown alongside LA County’s response to sex trafficking of minors and has helped nearly 700 minors escape sexual exploitation. It provides training on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) awareness, safety planning, victim identification, and intervention techniques for frontline professionals and teaches prevention-intervention workshops to youth in juvenile halls and group homes.
The Case Management program provides intensive first response services and long-term support to child victims of sexual exploitation helping them escape sexual exploitation and live an independent life.
Ono Academic CollegeScholarship Program for Ultra-Orthodox WomenEconomic Development
Operation GratitudeWounded Warrior Care Package ProgramFinancial Literacy and Veterans
OR MovementNew Employment OpportunitiesEconomic Development
Para Los NinosNurturing Parenting ProgramEarly Childhood
People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)Outreach Navigator and Move-in AssistanceAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
Pico Union ProjectThe Sanctuary@Pico UnionArts & Culture
Pico Youth & Family CenterGang Prevention & Intervention ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention
Project MiracleMiracle MastersSpecial Needs
Proyecto PastoralGuadalupe Homeless ProjectEmergency Assistance for Basic Needs
Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy of Temple Beth AmSchool Kindergarten ExpansionEducation
RebootReboot Jewish Identity Among Creative Young AdultsNext Gen Engagement
Reboot in partnership with IKARDeath over Dinner: Jewish EditionNext Gen Engagement
Remember UsThe Righteous Conversation ProjectYouth
Reut Sderot AssociationTouching the Jewish SpiritJewish Identity
Sarah Herzog HospitalGeriatric Care-Giver SupportHuman Services
Saving InnocenceCase ManagementHuman Trafficking