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.
Established in 2001, Meitarim Network for Inclusive Jewish Education (Meitarim) works to break down religious divides and change the nature of Jewish education by developing integrated curricula for a network of secular-religious schools across Israel. Meitarim’s model allows students from diverse religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to learn together about both religious and secular topics. Meitarim provides specialized intensive teacher training, curriculum development, ongoing teacher support, and professional development for administrative staff in order to create pluralistic educational school environments based on values of tolerance, humanism, and mutual respect. Recognized by the Ministry of Education as an official educational model in 2012, Meitarim’s curricula is offered in 85 schools across 29 communities in Israel.
Strengthening Jewish Identity in Mixed Religious-Secular Schools offers integrated Jewish curricula to students in schools throughout Israel, and provides teachers with specialized training in pluralistic education, in order to create school cultures rooted in Jewish values.
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.
Founded in 1981, Milbat’s mission is to improve the quality of life of disabled people and the elderly through an adapted technological environment. A multidisciplinary rehabilitation staff provides consultation to aid in adapting assistive devices. Milbat volunteers (420 technology and design experts) develop needed devices (custom made devices and devices targeted to large scale crowds) to disabled and elderly people who are unable to get them commercially.
“Amlan” Emergency Kits provide people with disabilities and the elderly who stay in bomb shelters without toilet facilities the access to free of charge, portable toilet kits.
Founded in 2006, Moishe House trains, supports, and empowers young Jewish leaders who live in a house together as they create meaningful experiences in their local communities for themselves and their peers.
Moishe House LA supports the engagement of young Jewish adults who live together in multiple Moishe House locations throughout Los Angeles as they encourage thousands of their peers to engage in Jewish life.
Founded in 2005, Moving Traditions aims to empower teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning. Moving Traditions offers a variety of programs for pre-teens, teens, and their parents including, but not limited to Rosh Hodesh for girls; Shevet for boys; Tzelem – Trans, Nonbinary, Gender Fluid, and Gender Questioning Online Group; Kol Koleuni (Teen Feminist Fellowship); and mentorship and support for parents. It draws on social emotional learning and comprehensive sexuality education as well as Jewish curricula to help teens of all genders flourish and find meaning and connection in the Jewish community.
To scale and deepen its impact with Jewish teens in Los Angeles by developing its local fundraising infrastructure and strategically assessing and redesigning its partnership model with synagogues and local nonprofits.
Founded in 2005, Moving Traditions creates experiences that inspire Jewish teens to openly explore fundamental questions of identity and society. It helps teens reach their full potential by connecting relevant content with enduring Jewish values, and by fostering positive peer-to-peer relationships through its trained mentors.
Coming of Age is a program for hundreds of 6th and 7th graders and their parents that explores what it means to come of age as a Jewish adult and serves to encourage continued Jewish education and involvement post b'nai mitzvah.
Founded in 1998, NATAL: Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War in an apolitical non-profit organization with 150 mental health professionals which provides a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of trauma as a result of war and terror in Israel.
The Israel Terror Fund provides psychological treatment to 100 families and their children, predominantly those living in Israel’s conflict zones.
Founded in 2011, Netiya empowers people to grow food on faith-based lands in Los Angeles. Rooted in ancient traditions of land stewardship and earth-based wisdom, the organization grows food to mitigate hunger and nourish the spirit.
Engage, unify and mobilize members of the Jewish community and unaffiliated Jews across LA to participate in a campaign of volunteerism, advocacy, and gardening/ environmental programming to address hunger and improve policies related to food access.
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.
Founded in 1992, New Directions offers comprehensive services for homeless male and female veterans who have served in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Services include substance abuse treatment, job training nad placement, parenting and money management classes, legal and financial assistance, counseling, remedial education and other resources.
Operation Welcome Home offers case management, legal assistance, job training and referrals, family reunification, individual and group therapy and assistance with housing to address the specific needs of approximately Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans who suffer from severe depression, PTSD, TBI and Military Sexual Trauma combined with substance abuse.
Founded in 1976, New Directions for Youth (NDY) provides comprehensive programs for at-risk and troubled youth to become productive, self-sufficient, healthy young adults. Its programs aim to reduce juvenile delinquency, crime, gang affiliation, poverty, family dysfunction, unemployment, and child abuse. NDY collaborates with public agencies and provides direct services and programs to more than 9,000 at-risk and troubled youth each year.
The Gang Prevention & Intervention program provides gang-related and at-risk youth, ages 14-25, from the San Fernando Valley with wrap-around, comprehensive services, including individualized support, literacy training, and structured after school programs.
Founded in 1985, New Economics for Women (NEW) works to reduce poverty by creating and building wealth opportunities for families and neighborhoods. Its mission is to create economic and educational opportunities for single parents, families, and disinvested communities. This is achieved by: 1) building quality affordable housing with on-site services; 2) helping single parents develop strategies for success; and 3) helping communities develop strategies and gain resources to eliminate poverty.
The Smart Consumer program teaches financial education to women to increase their economic security and build assets over the long term.
Founded in 2003, New Spirit works to increase students’ connection to Jerusalem, reverse trends of negative migration of the young adult population, and keep the city of Jerusalem vibrant and prosperous. It engages in initiatives related to employment, culture, housing development, and community participation to help young adults remain and integrate into society. The organization is comprised of more than 15,000 members who are primarily students from local academic institutions.
The Internship Project provides 2,150 university students with practical work experience that enables them to more easily enter the job market and find jobs in Jerusalem. It places students into 8 professional tracks that include Economics and Business; Hi-Tech; Government/Public Sector; Architecture and Design; Biomedical Industry; and Tourism. Upon completion of each internship, students are assisted in finding paid employment.
Provide more than 2,000 university students in Jerusalem with practical work experiences through internships that will facilitate their entry into Jerusalem’s job market.
Established in 2013 in partnership with the AVI CHAI Foundation, Nitzanim is a national organization that seeks to foster, reinforce, and enrich the Jewish-Israeli experience. Nitzanim works in partnership with local municipalities and communities to develop a vision and city-wide plan for pluralistic Israeli Jewish education and culture. In each community, Nitzanim provides training and guidance to community leaders; initiates and develops community events connected to the Jewish calendar and life cycle; enriches cultural life in the region; and inspires residents to take responsibility for the community in which they live and for raising its future generations.
Accelerating Jewish Pluralism via Municipalities brings a pluralistic Jewish engagement model to five new municipalities, offering training, resources, and support to previously unengaged residents.
Meet Each Need With DignityMedical PrescriptionsEmergency Assistance for Basic Needs
Meitarim Network for Inclusive Jewish EducationStrengthening Jewish Identity in Mixed Religious-Secular SchoolsJewish Identity
Menorah Housing FoundationParthenia Street Senior HousingHuman Services
Mesivta of Greater Los AngelesPhase II - Dining Hall & Study HallEducation
Milbat"Amlan" Emergency KitsEmergency Assistance
Moishe HouseMoishe House LANext Gen Engagement
Moving TraditionsComing of AgeYouth
NATALChildren and Families Mobile UnitEmergency Assistance
New Community Jewish High SchoolNew Campus ProjectEducation
New DirectionsOperation Welcome HomeFinancial Literacy and Veterans
New Directions for YouthGang Prevention & InterventionGang Prevention & Intervention
New Economics for WomenSmart ConsumerFinancial Literacy and Veterans
New SpiritInternship ProjectEconomic Development
NitzanimAccelerating Jewish Pluralism via MunicipalitiesJewish Identity