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.
Founded in 1951 and located in the Malibu Mountains, the Shalom Institute aims to provide positive Jewish living experiences, skills development, Jewish values development and an appreciation for life and the environment. Through its summer camp and year-round programming, the Institute serves individuals of all ages and stages of life annually. It partners with more than 75 synagogues, day schools, youth groups and community organizations by providing its expertise in experiential Jewish education, environmental programs, leadership training and social action.
The Boys' Side Renovation project will renovate cabins, a meeting space, general landscaping and bathrooms for the boy's side of the camp.
Located in the Malibu Mountains, the mission of Shalom Institute is to provide positive Jewish living experiences, skills development, Jewish values development, and an appreciation for life and the environment. The Institute offers programs throughout the year that target individuals of all ages and stages of life. The campus includes a swimming pool, two outdoor amphitheaters, a conference center, adult housing, archery and sports fields, a rope course, climbing wall, hiking trails, two waterfalls, a nature center, and a dining hall. Approximately 25,000 children and adults participate in the Institute's programs annually.
The Jerry's Place project will renovate and build a state-of-the-art dining hall and a new outdoor patio, benefiting the 25,000 children and adults who participate in programming annually.
Originally established in 1950 as the Hollywood-Los Feliz Jewish Community Center, the agency was renamed the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC) in 2002. SIJCC operates a multicultural and pluralistic nursery and kindergarten school, which promotes Jewish literacy and culture. SIJCC also provides weekly 'parent and me' classes, a Shabbat program, concerts, ballet, yoga, basketball, and fitness classes.
The Early Childhood Learning Center will convert an underutilized boardroom and office into an Early Childhood Learning Center.
The Museum of Tolerance is the educational division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization founded in 1977 dedicated to preserving the lessons of the Holocaust and fostering tolerance and understanding in today's world. The Museum of Tolerance challenges visitors to confront anti-Semitism, bigotry and racism; to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts; and to assume responsibility for positive change through customized tours, high-tech exhibits, and interactive workshops.
The Museum of Tolerance Renovation will provide a new state-of-the-art facility for its programs.
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.
Established in 1978, Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles offers a three-year high school program for young men, and a Beis Medrash Program for graduates. The school's purpose is to provide observant Jewish males in the Los Angeles community with an intense Jewish education as well as a high-level secular education. The school, located on Olympic Blvd., is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles.
The Community Center Construction of Second Building project will construct a two-story building to provide six additional classrooms, a computer lab, kitchen and dining room, additional storage, and 60 parking spots.
Yeshivath Torath Emeth Academy is an Orthodox preK-8th grade Jewish Day School in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The school's mission is to provide students a thorough and well-balanced curriculum in Judaic and general studies. Judaic studies focus on the Torah and Talmud to impart religious observance and ethical practices for daily life, and general studies focus on mastery of academic skills and learning an historical and geographical framework for understanding the modern world.
The Junior High Girls Annex project will expand the girls' school building, adding new classrooms for an additional 120 girls, a combined auditorium/lunchroom, library, science lab, administrative offices and reception areas, and a 5,000 square foot play deck.
Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy of Temple Beth AmSchool Kindergarten ExpansionEducation
Shalom InstituteBoys' Side RenovationReligious Life
Shalom InstituteJerry's PlaceReligious Life
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterEarly Childhood Learning CenterEarly Childhood
Simon Wiesenthal CenterMuseum of Tolerance RenovationArts & Culture
Temple AkibaCampaign of LightReligious Life
Temple Beth HillelUpgrade Power/Sanctuary & Social Hall RenovationReligious Life
Yeshiva Gedolah of Los AngelesCommunity Center Construction of Second BuildingEducation
Yeshivath Torath Emeth AcademyJunior High Girls AnnexEducation