Founded in 2001, StandWithUs is an international Israel education organization dedicated to educating people of all ages about Israel and combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues. It works to increase understanding and improve misperceptions about Israel through education and outreach.
The High School Outreach Program provides educational workshops, seminars, presentations, and resources to high schools to inspire students to become better educated about Israel and to be prepared to combat anti-Israel sentiment they amy face on college campuses.
Established in 2002, Tech-Career offers Ethiopian Israeli young adults technological training, personal development workshops and job placement services. Its training programs aim to increase the number of Ethiopians working in high tech industries and decrease the number dependent on economic and social services. Between 2004 and 2009, 83% of Tech Career graduates, i.e. 52 individuals, were employed in high tech industries as software developers or software quality assurance professionals. Tech-Career is seeking to ensure that by 2012 at least 1,000 of its Ethiopian Israeli students will be working in high tech industries.
The Technology Training Program develops programming for professional training aimed at integrating a greater number of Ethiopian Israelis into high tech industries.
In Israel today, Ethiopian Israelis are confronted with many obstacles that deter their integration into society as a whole and into the high-tech sector in particular. In spite of high motivation levels, only 9% of Ethiopian Israeli soldiers are chosen to receive any technological or professional training in the army, which decreases their chances of attaining high level positions in the army and joining the high-tech sector post-army. Additionally, only 24% of Ethiopian Israelis attain a high school matriculation diploma and therefore cannot gain access to a university-level education.
The Closing the Digital Gap - Empowering Ethiopian Israeli Young Adults program supports a comprehensive vocational technology training and placement program for 80 Ethiopian Israeli young adults ages 21-30 per year.
Founded in 2005, Temech has dedicated itself to offering the financial, socio-economic, and professional tools needed to broaden professional opportunities available to women in Israel's religious community, build women's leadership, and create a more economically stable community, thus reducing poverty. Temech works closely with employers, policy makers, and key institutions to foster the expertise required for women to succeed in today's workplace. Programs include: subsidized professional training, computer skills courses, job club and workplace readiness courses, mentor programs, job fairs, employer outreach events and a professional working hub.
The Employer Based Training program will provide job training and placement services to 750 unemployed and underemployed ultra-Orthodox women from across Israel over three years.
Founded in 1953, Temple Akiba is a Reform synagogue located in Culver City. It serves as a house of worship, nursery school, religious school, youth group and adult education facility. Temple Akiba has 340 member families. It has 65 students enrolled in the Nursery School, 150 students in the Religious School and 200 summer day campers.
The Campaign of Light project will renovate Temple Akiba’s facility including the entrance courtyard, outside gathering space, sanctuary, social hall, lobby and administrative offices.
Established in 1946, Temple Beth Hillel is an inclusive Jewish community affiliated with the Reform movement, dedicated to prayer, study and social responsibility. Located in the East Valley, it offers a range of programs including a religious school, Mommy and Me, early childhood program, camp programs, a day school and adult education classes. It also houses the East Valley Food Pantry and the Community Counseling Center.
The Upgrade Power project will renovate the sanctuary and social hall and to relocate and upgrade a power line that will enable the synagogue to install a new passenger elevator.
Founded in 1937 and 1947, respectively, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Isaiah are both leading modern Reform congregations serving West Los Angeles and Greater Los Angeles. They came together to create ChaiVillageLA.
ChaiVillageLA is the first inter-congregational neighborhood-based Village network for participants interested in aging in place, built on a foundation of Jewish values and community.
Established in 1982, The Jaffa Institute works to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by providing educational, nutritional, therapeutic, and social enrichment services to impoverished communities in Jaffa, South Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, and Bet Shemesh. It operates 30 different programs, including crisis residences for at-risk youth, an educational enrichment center, food security initiatives, support to elderly and Holocaust survivors, and women’s empowerment programs. Each year, the Jaffa Institute serves over 4,000 individuals.
The Ethiopian Integration Program provides at-risk Ethiopian-Israeli boys residing at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center boarding school with vocational, educational, and emotional support to help them integrate into Israeli society and succeed in their academic and career pursuits.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles was founded in 1952 to identify and fund a broad range of Jewish social service, educational and humanitarian programs. The Jewish Federation mobilizes and integrates financial, human and organizational resources within the Greater Los Angeles Jewish community to foster a sense of common Jewish purpose; strengthens Jewish constituencies in order to enhance Jewish identity; meets critical human needs in a Jewish context; and deepens bonds with Jewish people worldwide.
KOREH L.A. is a non-sectarian volunteer-run literacy program founded in 1999 with seed money from The Foundation. 'KOREH' is the Hebrew word for read. Originally called the LA Jewish Coalition for Literacy, the program recruits and trains Jewish volunteers to donate one hour per week to read one-on-one with children at an LAUSD elementary school. The program builds children's literacy and self-sufficiency and engage Jewish volunteers in visible, meaningful activity. In its first year, the program recruited and trained Jewish volunteers from 10 L.A. synagogues to provide one-on-one reading for 200 kids at 10 LAUSD schools. Since then, the program has grown dramatically; more than 9,000 KOREH L.A. volunteers have helped 18,500 children at 150 schools increase their reading skills. In addition, KOREH L.A. has helped restock 15 elementary school libraries and trained hundreds of teens, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to be volunteer reading partners, empowering them through the experience of hands-on community service.
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.
The People Concern provides integrated services for individuals experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, at-risk youth, veterans, and individuals with severe physical and mental illness or substance abuse.
The Access Center provides individuals experiencing homelessness with daily engagement and consistent, concerted efforts toward housing and self-sufficiency.
Established in 1989, The Rape Foundation raises funds and provides financial support for programs operated by the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at Santa Monica –UCLA Medical Center, including the Stuart House program. The Rape Treatment Center is dedicated to providing expert, comprehensive care and treatment for sexual assault victims – children and adults; prevention education programs to reduce the prevalence of sexual violence; training for police, prosecutors, school personnel and other service providers to enhance the treatment victims receive wherever they turn for help; and other initiatives that increase public understanding about rape, encourage victims to report these crimes, and foster justice and healing.
The Stuart House provides expert, comprehensive, specialized, state-of-the-art services to sexually abused children and their families.
Founded in 2010, The Soldiers Project (TSP) is an independent group of volunteer licensed mental health professionals. It provides free counseling and support to military service members who have served or who expect to serve in the Iraq and/or Afghanistan conflicts. Services are also available to the families and other loved ones of service members. TSP provides help to service members and families struggling with issues related to the overwhelming trauma of war including the cycle from pre-deployment to deployment to homecoming and re-entry to civilian life.
The Adopt-A-College program provides volunteer therapists with a series of four training workshops, college faculty and administrators with in-service seminars and workshops, and veterans with counseling and support groups to help them return to college.
Founded in 1973, The Summit Institute rescues and cares for 750 at-risk Israeli children who have been removed from their homes after being severely abused, neglected or orphaned. It offers case management and therapeutic services for foster youth and foster families as well as screening and training for foster families with the goal of securing strong, successful long-term foster placements. It also provides young adults who suffer from mental illnesses with in-community rehabilitation. The Summit Institute works in close partnership with the Ministry of Social Welfare to help ensure that the foster youth in its care grow toward a more secure and productive future.
The Warm and Loving Home program places additional at-risk babies and children in safe, supportive home environments in the care of highly trained, compatible foster homes.
Founded in 2011, theatre dybbuk is an arts and education organization and theater company that creates theatrical events based on Jewish folklore, rituals, and history. Its work is steeped in and based around arts, culture, education, and exploring the universal human experience from a Jewish perspective. It combines live performance with educational offerings to engage youth, young adults, and audiences of all ages.
To create a new Jewish theatre company that combines live performance with educational offerings to creatively engage thousands of young adults, by bringing Jewish myths, prayers and texts to life.
Toberman Neighborhood Center was established in 1903 as the Toberman Settlement House. Today, it provides social services and educational tools for low-income individuals and families in the San Pedro, Wilmington, and Harbor City/Gateway areas to achieve self-sufficiency. It aims to move people beyond poverty; create motivated, life-long learners; strengthen respect for the family unit; and cultivate urban peace and interethnic harmony. It provides an after-school program; a family resources program with case management and wrap-around education and employment support; and gang intervention counselors. It serves more than 18,000 clients each year.
The Toberman Gang Intervention Program provides targeted gang members who seek to exit gang life with individualized wrap-around rehabilitative services, including case management, counseling, mentoring, and job preparation in the Harbor/San Pedro area.
Founded in 2005, Todah L’Tzahal works to strengthen the Jewish identity of Israeli soldiers and deepen their connection and commitment to the land of Israel and the Jewish people. Working in cooperation with the education department of the IDF, Todah L’Tzahal operates 3 core programs: Begin at the Base, which provides Jewish identity lectures on army bases; the Jerusalem Experience, which brings soldiers to Jerusalem for lectures, tours and seminars; and the Jerusalem Weekend Experience, which brings officers and officer cadets to Jerusalem to celebrate Shabbat and engage in Jewish learning. Since its inception, Todah L’Tzahal has provided close to 900,000 Jewish identity experiences to 370,000 soldiers.
The Heritage Lectures, Jerusalem Experience, Jerusalem Shabbat Experience provide Jewish identity programming to 250,000 soldiers through army base lectures and Jerusalem experiences.
StandWithUsThe High School Israel EducationIsrael Advocacy
Tech-CareerTechnology Training ProgramEconomic Development
Tech-CareerClosing the Digital Gap - Empowering Ethiopian Israeli Young AdultsEconomic Development
TemechEmployer Based Training ProgramEconomic Development
Temple AkibaCampaign of LightReligious Life
Temple Beth HillelUpgrade Power/Sanctuary & Social Hall RenovationReligious Life
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills in partnership with Temple IsaiahChaiVillageLASeniors
The Jaffa InstituteEthiopian Integration ProgramEconomic Development
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los AngelesKOREH L.A.Education
The People ConcernAccess CenterAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
The Rape FoundationStuart HouseDomestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
The Soldiers ProjectAdopt-A-CollegeFinancial Literacy and Veterans
The Summit InstituteWarm and Loving HomeAt-Risk Youth
theatre dybbuktheatre dybbukArts & Culture
Toberman Neighborhood CenterToberman Gang Intervention ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention
Todah L'Tzahal (Thank Israel Soldiers)Heritage Lectures, Jerusalem Experience, Jerusalem Shabbat ExperienceJewish Identity