Founded in 1947, American Jewish University (AJU) provides academic programs to prepare undergraduate, graduate and rabbinic students for leadership roles in the Jewish community. AJU's Whizin Center for Continuing Education provides educational and cultural programs for adult learners. Its Brandeis-Bardin campus serves children and families through summer camp, winter camp and year-round family programs. AJU’s programs serve approximately 13,500 people each year.
Academic and Community Libraries will repurpose space for construction of the Bel and Jack M. Ostrow Academic Library and the Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library that will serve students, academics and the community-at-large.
Founded in 1941, The Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) is an international center dedicated to providing creative programs that incorporate dance, song, art, drama, learning and nature. Camp Alonim is a residential summer camp for youth 7-15.
The Campaign to Rebuild Camp Alonim project will construct a new dining hall, dance pavilion, and central plaza.
Founded in 1987 by Harriet Rossetto, Beit T'Shuvah (BTS) is an outgrowth of the Jewish Committee for Personal Service, an organization started in 1921 to “serve Jews who were serving time.” Today, BTS is a faith-based recovery/rehabilitation program with the mission “to restore lost souls and return them to themselves, their families and their communities.”
The Expanded Treatment Center provides increased space for existing clients and will provide space for a new teen prevention program, Masters in Social Work and Masters in Family Therapy training, BTS Ventures, the Gamblers Treatment program and improved sanctuary.
Chabad of the Conejo was established in 1979 as a branch of Chabad of the Greater San Fernando Valley to provide a center for Jewish education, worship and outreach to Jews from all walks of life residing in the Conejo Valley. Its mission is to implement and operate educational and community outreach programs that promote awareness, knowledge and observance of Jewish tradition and a sense of Jewish pride and solidarity. It offers youth programs, adult education and community services and outreach.
The Chabad Center for Jewish Life project will construct the two-story Center for Jewish Life building that includes classrooms, offices, meeting space, and a kitchen and library/chapel.
Located in Granada Hills, J.E.T.S. (Jewish Education Trade School) Synagogue was established in 2002 to provide a place of worship and religious instruction to the unaffiliated Jewish community. In 2005, J.E.T.S. established a trade school to serve as an alternative to yeshiva education for at-risk Jewish young men ages 16 to 19. Upon completion of the full course of study, students earn a GED, college credits, and a job placement.
The Building Renovation project will renovate an 18,000 square-foot multipurpose building.
JFS is a multi-service agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family, and community life by providing a wide range of human services to people in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged.
The JFS (Jewish Family Service) Lois and Richard Gunther Center will transform JFS's current Fairfax campus into a flagship service center that provides fully integrated health, mental health, and human services for older adults under one roof. It will more than double JFS's current program space and allow JFS to increase the number of clients served annually.
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 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.
Kadima Hebrew Academy was established in 1970 to provide children with a strong academic program with equal emphasis on Judaic and general studies aligned to the state curriculum standards. A Solomon Schechter School, guided by the philosophy and practices of Conservative Judaism, the school moved to its current location in 2004 and serves more than 225 children. The Center is attended by children primarily of Persian, Latin American, African, Asian and European descent who reside in the greater San Fernando and Conejo Valleys.
The Second Floor and Basement Renovation project will renovate the 2nd and 3rd floors of Kadima Hebrew Academy.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Established in 2002, New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) is the 3rd largest Jewish Community high school in the country. It is a co-ed college preparatory school with a mission “to raise up a new generation of Jewish leaders for whom Jewish values and traditions shape and guide their vision, and for whom knowledge creates possibilities for moral action, good character and shalom”. NCJHS values “A+ kindness” in equal measure with advanced placement academics. It has 360 students enrolled in 9th through 12th grades.
The New Campus Project will renovate existing space that will create a permanent home for the high school accommodating 450 students in grades 9-12.
Ohr Haemet Institute (OHI) is a college preparatory high school and community synagogue founded in 1994 to reach out to a segment of the Jewish community interested in a quality secular education for girls, rooted in Jewish culture. OHI teaches both Judaic and general studies; it also offers ESL programs, extracurricular and community service opportunities. The school serves three distinct groups of girls: recent immigrants from Iran; first generation Persian girls; and non-Persian girls who attend the school for its unique qualities.
The Social Hall and Shul Additions expands the synagogue and social hall space on the first floor and create an outdoor patio for school use on the second floor.
American Jewish UniversityAcademic and Community LibrariesEducation
American Jewish UniversityCampaign to Rebuild Camp AlonimReligious Life
Beit T'ShuvahExpanded Treatment CenterHuman Services
Chabad of the ConejoChabad Center for Jewish LifeReligious Life
JETS Synagogue- Jewish Education Trade SchoolBuilding RenovationEducation
Jewish Family Service of Los AngelesThe JFS Lois and Richard Gunther CenterSeniors
Jewish Federation of Greater Los AngelesIsrael Levin CenterSeniors
Kadima Hebrew AcademySecond Floor and Basement RenovationEducation
Los Angeles Jewish HomePepp Center RenovationSeniors
Los Angeles Jewish HomeAssisted Living WaiverHuman Services
Los Angeles Museum of the HolocaustNew Museum Building in Pan Pacific ParkArts & Culture
Maimonides AcademyBuilding CampaignEducation
Menorah Housing FoundationParthenia Street Senior HousingHuman Services
Mesivta of Greater Los AngelesPhase II - Dining Hall & Study HallEducation
New Community Jewish High SchoolNew Campus ProjectEducation
Ohr Haemet InstituteSocial Hall and Shul AdditionsEducation