Founded in 1993, Reut Sderot sponsors and administers programs in Sderot that promote improvement and progress in its educational systems and social welfare services. Its programs serve over 5,000 children and adults, particularly the residents of Sderot’s economically needy and socially distressed neighborhoods. Reut Sderot provides hundreds of at-risk teens with quality leadership programs, encourages and supports youth to complete their secondary educations, and trains the young population to give back to the community through local volunteerism.
Touching the Jewish Spirit strengthens the Jewish identity of 580 secular Israeli students in Southern Israel, through workshops and activities that further students’ understanding of Jewish, texts, traditions and customs; and to promote tolerance and understanding towards Israel’s various religious and racial sectors through a diversity curriculum.
Founded in 2010, Saving Innocence provides rescue and restoration services to commercially sexually trafficked children. It is the only agency approved to respond directly to crisis calls from law enforcement and to deliver immediate intervention services. Since its founding, Saving Innocence has grown alongside LA County’s response to sex trafficking of minors and has helped nearly 700 minors escape sexual exploitation. It provides training on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) awareness, safety planning, victim identification, and intervention techniques for frontline professionals and teaches prevention-intervention workshops to youth in juvenile halls and group homes.
The Case Management program provides intensive first response services and long-term support to child victims of sexual exploitation helping them escape sexual exploitation and live an independent life.
Established in 1976, The Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) is an educational center located in Jerusalem that aims to shape Jewish life in Israel and around the world. Its mission is to 'engage a new generation of Jews, who live within the global marketplace of ideas, and inspire them to develop a commitment to Jewish life and the Jewish people through innovative and creative thinking, gifted and visionary leaders, and transformational education programs.' The Institute houses an advanced research center for more than 50 scholars per year, a high school for boys with more than 350 students, an in-house publications department, international theology and philosophy conferences and centers for training educators, rabbis and lay community leaders.
Be'eri provides a pluralistic resource center for two non-religious high schools to integrate innovative Jewish education and help strength Jewish identity among 4,000 high school students.
Founded in 1980, the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America works to enrich the resources, vision, and commitment of the leaders and change agents who shape the future of Jewish life in North America. It works with educational, religious, and community institutions providing text study, peer learning, and interdenominational dialogue.
Hartman Los Angeles: Building Jewish Community engages thousands of rabbis, lay leaders, educators, Jewish professionals, and community members through a strategic, integrated approach of four learning models designed to elevate discourse, educate the community, and build bridges across diverse constituencies, institutions, and ideologies.
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.
Founded in 2006 and located in the Malibu Mountains, the Shalom Institute builds and strengthens Jewish identity by providing experiential Jewish educational opportunities. It focuses on nurturing Jewish values, cultivating leadership, developing community, fostering social awareness, and instilling an appreciation for the environment.
Shemesh Organic Farm Employment Internship Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities is a social enterprise employing Jewish adults of all abilities in developing products for sale in the Jewish community and across Los Angeles.
Founded in 1984 by Mariuma Ben Yosef, who was herself a homeless youth, Shanti House serves as a temporary home and long-term supportive residence for runaway, homeless youth ages 14-21. It cares for youth in imminent danger of physical violence, sexual abuse and prostitution and it also runs a preventive program for youth before they reach this stage. Shanti House operates a home in Tel Aviv and another in the Negev. There are a total of 75-105 youth in both homes on any given day. According to Shanti House, 90% of its youth complete 12 years of study and matriculation exams and enlist in the IDF.
The Therapeutic Horseback Riding program provides therapeutic horseback riding for at-risk youth.
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.
Founded in 1951, Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center is a home for culture, ideas, and belonging on the Eastside of Los Angeles. It provides a family education center and community gathering space based in Jewish values and tradition.
Culture Lab engages groups of Jewish artists from disciplines that include writing, visual arts, media arts, dance, and theater who collaborate on the creation and presentation of new work inspired by a Jewish theme.
Founded in 1951, The Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC) is a family education center and community gathering space based on Jewish values and traditions. With a 2012 Cutting Edge Grant, SIJCC launched Culture Lab, a vibrant arts program that contributes to SIJCC's exciting creative programming for young Jews living on the east side. A Next Stage Grant will help SIJCC become the state-of-the-art cultural center it envisions, developing a business model that will allow it to continue to evolve in the midst of dynamic growth in Downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding eastside neighborhoods.
To become a state-of-the-art cultural center and to develop a business model that will continue the organization to evolve in Downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding eastside neighborhoods.
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 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate, and terrorism; promotes human rights and dignity; stands with Israel; and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.
iAct Impact uses a multimedia educational approach to help students and faculty on college campuses confront hate speech and anti-Semitism.
Founded in 1984, Single Room Occupancy Housing Corporation (SRO Housing) is a non-profit community-based organization, dedicated to building a vibrant community for homeless and very low-income individuals in Skid Row. SRO Housing pursues its mission of community revitalization by providing clean, safe, and affordable housing; managing public spaces; and administering needed supportive services. SRO Housing provides affordable single-room occupancy housing with over 2,300 private, single units of housing throughout 30 properties.
The Supportive Housing Move-in Assistance program will identifies veterans experiencing homelessness, designates appropriate units of permanent supportive housing, and provides move-in assistance and move-in stipends.
The Southern California College Access Network (SoCalCAN) is an alliance of 20 nonprofit organizations founded in 2005 to increase college access and success rates for low-income, disadvantaged youth. As a forum for joint learning and collaboration, SoCalCAN provides member organizations the opportunity to strengthen capacity, enhance results, and broaden impact by sharing best practices, developing common tools, and building strategic partnerships.
The Youth Ambassadors of College Knowledge program trains and empowers tenth and eleventh grade low-income, medium- to high-achieving students at five high schools to prepare for and pay for college and to serve as 'Peer Ambassadors' who promote college-going among their peers.
Founded in 1964, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center (St. John’s) works to improve the quality of life for low-income children and adults who live in the poorest neighborhoods in LA County through low- or no-cost primary and preventative health care services. Its mission is to eliminate health disparities and foster community well-being by providing and promoting the highest quality of care in South LA. Through its 12 clinics, including five school-based health centers and one mobile clinic, St. John’s offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services that include physical exams, disease management, immunizations, obesity prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, dental screenings, counseling, case management, health education, early childhood programs including school readiness, and teen reproductive programming. In 2012, St. John’s provided 153,000 medical, dental and mental health visits and 53,764 health education and case management services to 47,500 low income patients.
The Bright Futures Initiative provides culturally sensitive primary and preventative health care, education, and coordination/referral services to children ages zero to three and their parent/caregiver.
Reut Sderot AssociationTouching the Jewish SpiritJewish Identity
Saving InnocenceCase ManagementHuman Trafficking
Shalom Hartman InstituteBe'eri CarmielJewish Identity
Shalom Hartman Institute of North AmericaHartman Los Angeles: Building Jewish CommunityReligious Life
Shalom InstituteBoys' Side RenovationReligious Life
Shalom InstituteJerry's PlaceReligious Life
Shalom Institute: Camp and Conference CenterShemesh Organic Farm Employment Internship Program for Adults with Developmental DisabilitiesSpecial Needs
Shanti HouseTherapeutic Horseback Riding ProgramAt-Risk Youth
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterEarly Childhood Learning CenterEarly Childhood
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterCulture LabArts & Culture
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterSilverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterArts & Culture
Simon Wiesenthal CenterMuseum of Tolerance RenovationArts & Culture
Simon Wiesenthal CenteriAct ImpactReligious Life
Single Room Occupancy Housing CorporationSupportive Housing Move-in AssistanceAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
Southern California College Access NetworkYouth Ambassadors of College KnowledgeCollaborative Grants
St. John's Well Child and Family CenterBright Futures InitiativeEarly Childhood