Founded in 1981, The Aleph Institute provides social services to Jewish families in crisis; addresses the pressing religious, education, humanitarian, and advocacy needs of Jewish individuals in institutional environments; and implements solutions to significant issues related to the criminal justice system.
Project Tikvah provides intervention, support services, and alternative sentencing opportunities to hundreds of Jewish youth and young adults ages 16-32 who are at risk of being incarcerated, so that they achieve effective rehabilitation for drug abuse and health care for mental health conditions.
Founded in 1992, the Alliance for Children’s Rights (Alliance) protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth by providing free legal and social services and promoting systemic solutions. Using pro bono consultants, it has helped finalize 14,000 total foster care adoptions, provided legal services to support foster youth and families, and provided transition-age foster youth services to help them become self-sufficient adults. The Alliance participates on the California Child Welfare Council’s Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Action Team to develop recommendations to better support commercially sexually exploited youth and those at risk. It also worked with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office to provide civil legal services as part of a diversion program to offer sexually trafficked youth supportive services in lieu of criminal charges. Since 2013, the Alliance has provided advocacy for 237 sexually exploited youth.
The Advocacy for Sexually Exploited Children program provides outreach to foster youth at risk of exploitation and helps commercially sexually exploited children build new lives with pathways to independence, educational attainment, and quality employment opportunities.
Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and advance democratic values in the United States and around the world.
AJC Los Angeles' interfaith and intergroup work advances understanding of other faiths and ethnicities in America and around the world. Through coalition building, education, and outreach initiatives, it fosters and maintains close relationships and partnerships with Latino communities of Southern California.
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 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 1947, American Jewish University serves as a resource for individuals at every stage of life through its academic programs to prepare undergraduate, graduate, and rabbinical students for leadership roles in the Jewish community; continuing education opportunities for adults; cultural programs; and camping experiences for youth.
The Institute for Jewish Creativity integrates Jewish artists into the larger Jewish communal context, provides attractive cultural programming appealing to Jews of all ages, works to strengthen Jewish identities, and encourages artistic contributions that help to create an authentic, thriving Jewish culture.
Founded in 2013, Amutat Kaima works to improve the lives of at-risk youth (ages 15 to 18) who have dropped out of high school or on the cusp of doing so, through a multifaceted approach including organic farming, leadership development, vocational education, and community activities. With four independent farms across Israel’s geographic periphery, at-risk youth earn a salary while simultaneously learning the fundamentals of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), organic farming, environmental stewardship, social entrepreneurship, and teamwork. Since its founding, Amutat Kaima has served 400 individuals, encouraging them to make good personal choices, secure work experience, and contribute to the community at large.
Employment as Education provides hands-on agricultural training and comprehensive workforce development to at-risk youth, empowering participants to reach their full potential and become productive members of Israeli society.
Founded in 2000, Appleseeds Academy works to close the digital divide (the gap between communities who have continuous, reliable access to computers and internet and those who do not) through the development and implementation of technological programs, vocational training and job placement. It reaches 100,000 individuals per year in Israel’s poor, underserved neighborhoods in remote locations in Israel’s social and geographic periphery who lack the skills necessary to fully integrate into the economic infrastructure of the country.
Code Blue increases the employability of young adults living in peripheral cities through vocational training, hands-on experience, and employment placement.
Founded in 2006, Artists & Musicians for Israel-Neshima (AMI) works to strengthen the pluralistic Jewish identity and connection to Jewish traditions of Israeli teens using an experiential model that focuses on music and art. To achieve its mission, AMI holds in-class school workshops, teacher trainings, pre-army leadership mechinot programs and programs for at-risk youth and overseas students. Since its inception, AMI’s programs have impacted close to 10,000 Israeli youth.
Neshima Teacher Training trains 1,200 teachers at 100 schools to integrate the Neshima music and art curriculum into their classrooms, engaging 37,000 Israeli teens in exploring Jewish concepts and Jewish identity.
Founded in 1983, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice) advocates for civil rights, provides legal services and education, builds coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI), and works to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Advancing Justice merges the work of a traditional legal services provider and civil rights organization by using four main strategies: direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and leadership development. With nearly 100 staff and over 750 volunteers and pro bono attorneys, Advancing Justice serves over 15,000 individuals per year.
The Los Angeles Labor Trafficking Project provides Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander labor trafficking survivors and their families with culturally and linguistically competent legal services to protect them from exploitation, to litigate traffickers, and to provide restitution.
Founded in 1991, the Association for Children at Risk (the Association) was created due to the lack of a proper educational-therapeutic treatment program for young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Association works in 137 educational settings (e.g., day care centers, kindergartens), treating close to 1,000 children with ASD. The Association’s Cohen-Harris Resilience Center provides treatment, counsel, development, training and research on preparedness, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation as well as in development of civilian resilience during traumas, crises and mass disasters on the local, national and international levels.
The Autism and Resiliency Program will provide a trauma prevention and intervention program geared for the Autism community that will provide parents and children with tools and strategies to navigate through challenging times.
Founded in 1990, Atid Bamidbar connects Jews living in the Negev with each other and with their Jewish heritage using a creative, egalitarian, and culturally-sensitive approach. It pursues its mission by running 20 annual programs that include cultural & community events, leadership workshops and Jewish identity programming that attract over 12,000 participants annually.
Jewish Empowerment for Russian-Speaking Israelis in the Negev provides 1,100 Russian-speaking Israelis with knowledge and understanding of Jewish culture; strengthened Jewish identity; comfort and connection with native Israelis; and the tools to incorporate Jewish learning and customs into their daily lives.
Founded in 1915, Aviva Family and Children’s Services (Aviva) provides compassionate support, therapeutic services and guidance to at-risk children and families through wraparound, community mental health, foster family and adoption and residential treatment services. Its Residential Treatment Program provides a 24-hour therapeutic residential treatment center for abused and neglected teenage girls. Located in Hollywood, the group foster home provides a safe, supportive and structured environment for girls who have often experienced physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse.
TheDomestic Violence Prevention/Treatment Groups provides foster youth teenage girls in the Residential Treatment Program with support, education, and therapy.
Founded in 2002, Ayalim Association works to promote the values of Zionism, Jewish identity, and young entrepreneurship in the Negev and Galilee regions. It runs 11 student and entrepreneur villages in these regions that house 600 students and provides incentives such as scholarships and subsidized housing to encourage students to settle in these areas. In return for discounted housing, students volunteer 500 hours per year, working with underprivileged 20,000 children, providing academic support/activities, renovating schools, and building gardens.
Workshops on Jewish Identity and Entrepreneurship provides Ayalim participants with workshops that assist participants in embracing their Jewish identity, gaining employment, and ultimately living permanently in the Negev region. Workshop topics include business plan creation, intellectual property and legal issues, management and team building as well as Tanach, Talmud, Jewish philosophy, Hebrew and living a Jewish life.
Teach business entrepreneurship and Beit Midrash workshops to help Jewish students embrace their Jewish identity, launch a business venture and gain employment in the Negev region.
Elul seeks to introduce Jewish Israelis both to Jewish texts and to other Jews who may not share their cultural and religious beliefs. It seeks to fill the needs for: people to rediscover their Jewish identity; Jewish identity to become an integral part of personal and professional identities as well as the national agenda; communities to engage in greater community activism; and Jewish identity programs to become more common in cities on the social and geographic peripheries.
The Learning Communities – Building Jewish Identities Through Text program engages more than 2,000 Israeli Jews of diverse backgrounds from 40 communities through an exploration of modern and traditional Jewish texts; and 9,000 community members through public events related to Jewish identity.
Founded in 1990, Beit Morasha works to provide intellectual leaders and decision makers with the skills to inspire Jewish and Zionist identity, champion an inclusive vision of Judaism, and bolster the strength and solidarity of the Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world. Its educational and academic programs include informal values education in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Jewish heritage education models for Israel's Education Ministry, the Israel Center for Conversion Policy, and adult education and leadership training. Beit Morasha is a partner in the development and oversight of all Jewish identity and values education programs in the IDF Education Corps.
The Recreation and Education program provides 40 4-day training seminars in partnership with the IDF Education Corps for battalions of approximately 250-400 IDF officers and soldiers to implement activities that strengthen soldiers’ connection with their Jewish identity, heritage and values. On Days 1 and 2, the Beit Morasha facilitator meets with the officers and commanders of the battalion and introduces the commanders to Beit Midrash materials and outdoor education techniques. On Days 3 and 4, the commanders use these materials and techniques with their soldiers. Following each seminar, the senior commanders of the battalions are interviewed and surveyed to evaluate the program’s impact.
Train IDF combat officers to engage their soldiers in explorations of Jewish values and identity.
Aleph InstituteProject TikvahVulnerable Populations
Alliance for Children's RightsAdvocacy for Sexually Exploited ChildrenHuman Trafficking
American Jewish CommitteeInterfaith WorkReligious Life
American Jewish UniversityCampaign to Rebuild Camp AlonimReligious Life
American Jewish UniversityAcademic and Community LibrariesEducation
American Jewish UniversityInstitute for Jewish CreativityArts & Culture
Amutat KaimaEmployment as EducationEconomic Development
Appleseeds AcademyCode BlueEconomic Development
Artists & Musicians for Israel-NeshimaNeshima Teacher TrainingJewish Identity
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los AngelesLos Angeles Labor Trafficking ProjectHuman Trafficking
Association for Children at RiskAutism and Resiliency ProgramEmergency Assistance
Atid BamidbarJewish Empowerment for Russian-Speaking Israelis in the NegevJewish Identity
Aviva Family and Children's ServicesDomestic Violence Prevention/Treatment GroupsDomestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Ayalim AssociationWorkshops on Jewish Identity and EntrepreneurshipJewish Identity
Beit Midrash ElulLearning Communities - Buildling Jewish Identities Through TextJewish Identity
Beit Morasha of JerusalemRecreation and EducationJewish Identity