Founded in 2007, LimmudLA connects diverse Jews of all ages, affiliations, and orientations in Southern California through learning with a diversity of perspectives, inspiring Jews to build communities and promoting an organizational structure grounded in volunteer leadership.
Launch a Los Angeles program of a model to increase engagement in and understanding of Jewish life, religion, arts and culture, values, and history. Programs engage Jews from all denominations and generations in year-round learning events, online activities, and an annual 3-day conference.
Founded in 1924, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic (The Clinic) provides mental health services to the South and Central Los Angeles communities, ensuring easy access and promoting early intervention. The clinic works to empower children and young adults to reach their goals in school and build healthy relationships. It works with parents to educate them about the benefits of mental health services in addressing emotional and behavioral problems of their child and the importance of parental involvement in the treatment process. The Clinic serves 3,500 clients annually in English and Spanish at 3 community-based sites and 20 public schools, in addition to homes, domestic violence shelters and primary care clinics.
The Early Intervention Training Institute trains mental health professionals including Early Head Start teachers to identify and intervene with children who are at risk for emotional, behavioral and social delays, with a particular focus on understanding brain development and relationship building.
Founded in 1968, the Los Angeles City College (LACC) Foundation works to fill the unmet need of students striving to improve their lives through higher education. It develops philanthropic support to assist LACC in providing accessible educational programs and enriching the cultural, economic, and civic life of Los Angeles. LACC educates over 18,000 students each semester. The student population is among the most diverse in the nation, and the population is composed predominantly of students from working poor backgrounds, 57% of whom rely on financial aid to attend college.
The Guardian Scholars Program provides hundreds of current and former foster youth each year with the resources, training, and counseling to overcome the challenges they face enrolling in, persisting in, and graduating from Los Angeles City College.
The Los Angeles Jewish Home (the Home) is one of the largest single-source providers of senior care in the Los Angeles area, serving more than 5,000 seniors annually. Its in-residence facilities support seniors at all stages of life.
The Jewish Community Foundation grant of $100,000 is being used to upgrade the dining facilities at the Pepp Center of the Los Angeles Jewish Home. The Foundation’s grant augments a larger project of the Leonard and Annette Shapiro Family Foundation, whose $1,000,000 grant enabled the Jewish Home to build Café Rendezvous, a cyber café and outdoor garden space, all of which is adjacent to the dining facilities.
Founded in 1912, the Los Angeles Jewish Home is one of the largest single-source providers of senior care in the Los Angeles area. Its mission is to provide excellent senior care reflective of Jewish values.
Connections to Care: Interoperability Platform is a central database to manage the patient's medical information from multiple sources. The Resident Centered Medical Home project allows the residents to direct their care based on their wishes through a coordinated effort with the staff and physicians. The goal is to enhance quality of life and improve the health and well-being of Jewish residents.
Founded in 1912, the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA) has evolved into the largest long-term residential care facility in California and is the only facility that integrates Jewish traditions into everyday life. Its mission is to serve the elderly, independent of their financial ability, and enrich the physical, social and spiritual well-being of clients in a caring environment reflective of Jewish ideals. Located on 16 acres with two landscaped village campuses in the San Fernando Valley, (Grancell Village and Eisenberg Village), the Home provides 1,100 beds and cares for 1,500 elderly residents annually.
The Assisted Living Waiver project will convert double-occupancy rooms to single-occupancy units to enable seniors to enroll in the State's Assisted Living Waiver Project, designed to help seniors "age in place" and receive supportive services.
Founded in 1961, The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LA MOTH) is dedicated to Holocaust commemoration and education to inspire a just world. LAMOTH focuses on the remembrance and preservation of the stories, victims, and events of the Holocaust, inspiring dignity thorough education on this important history.
The LAMOTH Art & Memory Programs are designed to engage middle, high school, and college students in Holocaust history through artistic reflection and historical exploration. Through intergenerational dialogue, students learn about the past and shape the future landscape of Holocaust education and remembrance, nurturing leadership in our community.
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) was founded in the 1960s by a group of Holocaust Survivors who met at a Hollywood ESL class. Realizing that they each possessed photographs, artifacts, concentration camp uniforms, or other precious objects imbued with stories of lives, families and communities that deserved to be commemorated and preserved in perpetuity, they founded The LAMH as a place of memory. Exhibitions include an interpretive installation of the permanent collection and traveling exhibitions throughout the U.S.
The New Museum Building in Pac Pacific Park will be the museum's first permanent home in Pan Pacific Park.
Founded in 1983, Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) Foundation provides grants and scholarships to assist students in need at LATTC, which serves 21,000 students, 80% of whom qualify for reduced tuition due to low family income. A significant number of students enrolled at LATTC are former foster youth, military veterans, and disabled students, and the local student population has some of the highest educational needs in the United States. The LATTC Foundation’s three main program activities are disbursing student scholarships, providing trade-specific toolkits to students, and funding technical skills competitions for students.
The Guardian Scholars Program helps hundreds of foster youth and former foster youth between the ages of 19 and 34 pursue academic degrees and vocational certification at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
Founded in 1985, Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) provides shelter and supportive services to runaway, homeless and foster youth through its group home, transitional living program, and emergency and transitional shelters, which house up to 52 youth at any one time. In 2008, LAYN began taking referrals from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and since then, has provided shelter and supportive services to more than 2,500 foster youth. The organization’s LAYN High School runs in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, addressing the educational challenges common to youth who have experienced multiple placements.
The Education and Enrichment Program helps hundreds of runaway, homeless, foster and former foster youth enroll in and persist in institutions of higher education.
Founded in 2003, Machshava Tova (MT) aims to close the “digital divide” by providing enhanced technological access and training to underserved populations. MT operates four primary programs: 1) Eco-Tech, a technological and employment training program for at-risk youth; 2) High-Tech Kid, a technological and academic training program for children in elementary school; 3) Job Readiness, an employment training program for underprivileged women; and 4) Special Needs, a technological training program for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. These programs are implemented at MT’s 10 technological centers across Israel and through its Mobile Technology Units, which bring classes to remote areas of Israel.
The Eco-Tech Program for At-Risk Youth provides at-risk youth with training in website design, technology entrepreneurship, computer software, and hands-on internship opportunities.
Founded in 1968 as the Sephardic Hebrew Academy, Maimonides Academy is a Modern Orthodox day school in West Los Angeles. While many Sephardic customs are still followed, the school is now predominantly Ashkenazi. Maimonides is fully accredited by the BJE, California Association of Independent Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Educational Records Bureau. It has 520 students in preschool through 8th grade.
The Building Campaign project will construct a new school building that will accommodate 620 students in preschool through 8th grade.
Founded in 1977, Mar Vista Family Center (MVFC) provides low-income families with quality early childhood education, youth enrichment, and educational tools to create positive change in their lives and their community. It serves more than 1,100 children, youth and adults through three main program areas: Early Childhood Education, Youth, and Community. MVFC aims to improve family functioning, decrease domestic violence, improve student academic success and increase the number of students in the community who graduate from high school and attend college.
The Baby and Me program supports low-income children ages zero to three and their parents/caregivers in attending weekly classes focused on understanding the social, emotional, motor and cognitive growth of young children and the important role that positive, secure relationships play in a child’s healthy development.
Founded in 1971, Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND) is the largest poverty agency serving tens of thousands of the neediest children and families of the San Fernando Valley per month. Primarily volunteer-driven, it provides emergency food, clothing, health care, job skills training and placement and other services.
The Medical Prescriptions program provides free prescription medication for uninsured, low-income families living in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.
Menorah Housing Foundation (MHF) was established in 1969 by the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles to develop and manage affordable independent-living senior apartment units for low-income seniors, ages 62 years or older. MHF has developed and manages more than 1,025 apartment units in 15 buildings throughout Los Angeles County and provides tenants with low cost social, educational and recreational services. Demand for MHF apartment units far exceeds the supply, and the wait list often ranges from three to 10 years.
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.
Founded in 1997, Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles is a residential yeshiva in Calabasas that provides a dual-studies high school curriculum in Judaic and general studies for approximately 50 Jewish young men. Students come from the greater Los Angeles area as well as out of state. Mesivta offers special Judaic study programs that join members of the community with the student body.
The Phase II - Dining Hall & Study Hall project will rebuild and expand the Mesivta campus adding a one-story building to house a dining hall for yeshiva students.
Los Angeles Child Guidance ClinicEarly Intervention Training InstituteEarly Childhood
Los Angeles City College FoundationGuardian Scholars ProgramFoster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Los Angeles Jewish HomePepp Center RenovationSeniors
Los Angeles Jewish HomeConnections to Care: Interoperability PlatformSeniors
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the AgingAssisted Living WaiverHuman Services
Los Angeles Museum of the HolocaustThe LAMOTH Art & Memory ProgramsYouth
Los Angeles Museum of the HolocaustNew Museum Building in Pan Pacific ParkArts & Culture
Los Angeles Trade Technical College FoundationGuardian Scholars ProgramFoster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Los Angeles Youth NetworkEducation and Enrichment ProgramFoster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Machshava TovaEco-Tech Program for At-Risk YouthEconomic Development
Maimonides AcademyBuilding CampaignEducation
Mar Vista Family CenterBaby & MeEarly Childhood
Meet Each Need With DignityMedical PrescriptionsEmergency Assistance for Basic Needs
Menorah Housing FoundationParthenia Street Senior HousingHuman Services
Mesivta of Greater Los AngelesPhase II - Dining Hall & Study HallEducation