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.
Founded in 1937 and 1947, respectively, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Isaiah are both leading modern Reform congregations serving West Los Angeles and Greater Los Angeles. They came together to create ChaiVillageLA.
ChaiVillageLA is the first inter-congregational neighborhood-based Village network for participants interested in aging in place, built on a foundation of Jewish values and community.
Established in 1982, The Jaffa Institute works to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by providing educational, nutritional, therapeutic, and social enrichment services to impoverished communities in Jaffa, South Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, and Bet Shemesh. It operates 30 different programs, including crisis residences for at-risk youth, an educational enrichment center, food security initiatives, support to elderly and Holocaust survivors, and women’s empowerment programs. Each year, the Jaffa Institute serves over 4,000 individuals.
The Ethiopian Integration Program provides at-risk Ethiopian-Israeli boys residing at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center boarding school with vocational, educational, and emotional support to help them integrate into Israeli society and succeed in their academic and career pursuits.
First established in 2004 under the fiscal sponsorship of Breeyah and then Vista Del Mar, The Miracle Project began operating independently in 2015. It provides individuals with autism and other disabilities with the tools to build communication, social skills, Jewish identity, community, and self-esteem through theatre, film and expressive arts programs. Although it is not an exclusively Jewish organization, over 80% of its participants are Jewish.
Miracle Masters aims to address the social isolation and unemployment experienced by adults with special needs, by scaling up its performing arts, Judaica education, and vocational services for Jewish adults with disabilities, as well as training Jewish clergy on inclusion of people with special needs.
The People Concern provides integrated services for individuals experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, at-risk youth, veterans, and individuals with severe physical and mental illness or substance abuse.
The Access Center provides individuals experiencing homelessness with daily engagement and consistent, concerted efforts toward housing and self-sufficiency.
Established in 2018, The People Concern is the result of a merger between Ocean Park Community Center (established in 1963) and LAMP Community (established in 1985). The People Concern works to empower individuals to improve their quality of life and become active participants in the community. Its main activities include housing for individuals experiencing homelessness, medical care, mental health care, outreach and engagement, wellness and life skills, income assistance, substance abuse recovery and prevention, and domestic violence services. In 2018, The People Concern served over 5,000 individuals through all of its programming. The People Concern works in collaboration with FlyawayHomes, LLC, a housing developer founded by People Concern Board Member, Steaven K. Jones, to build permanent supportive housing using private equity.
The Scalable Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Individuals in Los Angeles project will invest in a partnership between The People Concern and FlyawayHomes to scale the development of permanent supportive housing for individuals experiencing homelessness, using an innovative model that leverages private investment dollars and modular construction to reduce the cost and time it takes to develop housing.
Established in 1989, The Rape Foundation raises funds and provides financial support for programs operated by the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at Santa Monica –UCLA Medical Center, including the Stuart House program. The Rape Treatment Center is dedicated to providing expert, comprehensive care and treatment for sexual assault victims – children and adults; prevention education programs to reduce the prevalence of sexual violence; training for police, prosecutors, school personnel and other service providers to enhance the treatment victims receive wherever they turn for help; and other initiatives that increase public understanding about rape, encourage victims to report these crimes, and foster justice and healing.
The Stuart House provides expert, comprehensive, specialized, state-of-the-art services to sexually abused children and their families.
Founded in 2010, The Soldiers Project (TSP) is an independent group of volunteer licensed mental health professionals. It provides free counseling and support to military service members who have served or who expect to serve in the Iraq and/or Afghanistan conflicts. Services are also available to the families and other loved ones of service members. TSP provides help to service members and families struggling with issues related to the overwhelming trauma of war including the cycle from pre-deployment to deployment to homecoming and re-entry to civilian life.
The Adopt-A-College program provides volunteer therapists with a series of four training workshops, college faculty and administrators with in-service seminars and workshops, and veterans with counseling and support groups to help them return to college.
Founded in 1973, The Summit Institute rescues and cares for 750 at-risk Israeli children who have been removed from their homes after being severely abused, neglected or orphaned. It offers case management and therapeutic services for foster youth and foster families as well as screening and training for foster families with the goal of securing strong, successful long-term foster placements. It also provides young adults who suffer from mental illnesses with in-community rehabilitation. The Summit Institute works in close partnership with the Ministry of Social Welfare to help ensure that the foster youth in its care grow toward a more secure and productive future.
The Warm and Loving Home program places additional at-risk babies and children in safe, supportive home environments in the care of highly trained, compatible foster homes.
Founded in 2011, theatre dybbuk is an arts and education organization and theater company that creates theatrical events based on Jewish folklore, rituals, and history. Its work is steeped in and based around arts, culture, education, and exploring the universal human experience from a Jewish perspective. It combines live performance with educational offerings to engage youth, young adults, and audiences of all ages.
To create a new Jewish theatre company that combines live performance with educational offerings to creatively engage thousands of young adults, by bringing Jewish myths, prayers and texts to life.
Toberman Neighborhood Center was established in 1903 as the Toberman Settlement House. Today, it provides social services and educational tools for low-income individuals and families in the San Pedro, Wilmington, and Harbor City/Gateway areas to achieve self-sufficiency. It aims to move people beyond poverty; create motivated, life-long learners; strengthen respect for the family unit; and cultivate urban peace and interethnic harmony. It provides an after-school program; a family resources program with case management and wrap-around education and employment support; and gang intervention counselors. It serves more than 18,000 clients each year.
The Toberman Gang Intervention Program provides targeted gang members who seek to exit gang life with individualized wrap-around rehabilitative services, including case management, counseling, mentoring, and job preparation in the Harbor/San Pedro area.
Founded in 2005, Todah L’Tzahal works to strengthen the Jewish identity of Israeli soldiers and deepen their connection and commitment to the land of Israel and the Jewish people. Working in cooperation with the education department of the IDF, Todah L’Tzahal operates 3 core programs: Begin at the Base, which provides Jewish identity lectures on army bases; the Jerusalem Experience, which brings soldiers to Jerusalem for lectures, tours and seminars; and the Jerusalem Weekend Experience, which brings officers and officer cadets to Jerusalem to celebrate Shabbat and engage in Jewish learning. Since its inception, Todah L’Tzahal has provided close to 900,000 Jewish identity experiences to 370,000 soldiers.
The Heritage Lectures, Jerusalem Experience, Jerusalem Shabbat Experience provide Jewish identity programming to 250,000 soldiers through army base lectures and Jerusalem experiences.
Founded in 1977, Tomchei Shabbos aims to alleviate challenges facing families living an observant life in Greater Los Angeles, with a focus on the Orthodox Jewish community. Emphasizing dignity and discretion, its programs include a food bank, job-link program, financial counseling, and basic needs provisions such as clothing, diapers, furniture and more.
Tomchei Shabbos has seen a 400% increase in demand for kosher food since the pandemic began. A number of people who previously did not need food assistance have reached out to Tomchei Shabbos due to job and business loss, including people who were formerly donors to the organization. It is expanding its services to reach more families, offering kosher food, dry goods, diapers, Shabbat meals, and clothes and toys to families who are thoroughly vetted.
Established in 1997, Tzohar aims to bridge the gap between religious and secular Jews in Israel. It is dedicated to ensuring the Jewish future of Israel and to enriching Israeli culture by providing Jewish content in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Tzohar focuses its work in three areas: 1) Training moderate Zionist rabbinic leadership to reach out to secular Jews and create inclusive, pluralistic Jewish rituals and programming; 2) Facilitating meaningful Jewish ritual experiences in the areas of marriage, holidays, and prayer; and 3) Initiating public policy efforts that inform the media and public leaders about Jewish pluralism. Tzohar’s initiatives bring Jews of different backgrounds and observation levels together and make Judaism accessible for all.
The Professional Development for Community Rabbis program provides professional development for Orthodox rabbis in diverse geographic regions in Israel, utilizing online and in-person courses, conferences, and trainings to bridge the secular-religious divide.
Founded in 1873, the Union for Reform Judaism is the membership umbrella for Reform congregations with vision, leadership, and programmatic resources designed to strengthen and expand Reform congregational life.
6 Points Sports Academy, California is the first Jewish overnight sports camp in Southern California that integrates high-caliber sports programming with a transformative Reform Jewish camping experience for youth ages nine to sixteen.
Founded in 1979, United Friends of the Children (UFC) empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care. UFC’s work is based on basic principles of developing trusting relationships with youth, high expectations for youth achievement, removing barriers to progress, and consistent long-term commitment and support. UFC offers housing and education programs serving more than 1,400 current and former L.A. County foster youth annually.
The College Readiness Program and College Sponsorship Program provides foster youth with the long-term, one-on-one support needed from middle school through college to prepare them to graduate high school and succeed in college.
Temple Beth HillelUpgrade Power/Sanctuary & Social Hall RenovationReligious Life
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills in partnership with Temple IsaiahChaiVillageLASeniors
The Jaffa InstituteEthiopian Integration ProgramEconomic Development
The Miracle ProjectMiracle MastersSpecial Needs
The People ConcernAccess CenterAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
The People ConcernScalable Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Individuals in Los AngelesAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
The Rape FoundationStuart HouseDomestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
The Soldiers ProjectAdopt-A-CollegeFinancial Literacy and Veterans
The Summit InstituteWarm and Loving HomeAt-Risk Youth
theatre dybbuktheatre dybbukArts & Culture
Toberman Neighborhood CenterToberman Gang Intervention ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention
Todah L'Tzahal (Thank Israel Soldiers)Heritage Lectures, Jerusalem Experience, Jerusalem Shabbat ExperienceJewish Identity
Touch of Kindess (dba Tomchei Shabbos)Vulnerable Populations
TzoharProfessional Development for Community RabbisJewish Identity
Union for Reform Judaism6 Points Sports Academy CaliforniaYouth
United Friends of the ChildrenCollege Readiness Program and College Sponsorship ProgramFoster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness