Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts (ICA) provides elementary, middle and high school students, many from LA’s poorest neighborhoods, with arts classes taught by professionals in state-of-the-art studio environments. The art classes, provided in partnership with the school district, local charter and parochial schools, are often the only arts instructions students will access during the school day. ICA also offers after-school and weekend programs. Classes are designed to strengthen language development, develop critical thinking skills, promote literacy and improve overall learning outcomes.
The Summer Arts Program is a three-week program in ceramics, drama, dance, visual arts, and digital photography for inner-city children, ages 5-15 experiencing poverty and homelessness.
Founded in 2002, InterfaithFamily supports interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities through educational content and connections to welcoming organizations and programs and provides resources and trainings for program providers and clergy.
InterfaithFamily/Los Angeles provides a comprehensive range of resources, services, and programs to engage interfaith couples and families in Los Angeles in Jewish life and connect them with Jewish communities.
Incorporated in 2013 with its first office opened in San Francisco in 2016, IsraAID US financially supports IsraAID in Israel, builds bridges between Americans and Israelis, and promotes the humanitarian work of the organization worldwide. IsraAID was established in 2001 to provide emergency relief for populations around the world affected by natural disasters, epidemics, and post conflict situations.
IsraAID Humanitarian Professional Network introduces Los Angeles Jews to IsraAID and trains young Jewish professionals to deploy on its international aid missions, where they can carry out their Jewish values and engage with Israel through providing emergency relief around the world. Through this process, IsraAID builds a community of like-minded individuals interested in global humanitarian awareness.
Founded in 1984, Israel Elwyn (IE) works to provide individuals with disabilities the means to achieve independence, inclusion in the community and dignity. It offers early intervention, employment, supported living, consultation services and professional training programs for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities throughout Israel. Its goal is to provide individuals with the necessary tools to make decisions about their own lives and to gain greater independence, using the principal of inclusion in all of its work. IE partners in a wide range of round tables focused on determining government policies related to people with disabilities. Through its programs, IE serves more than 3,000 individuals each year.
The Supported Employment Program trains and places an additional 300 individuals with intellectual, physical, sensory, learning and medical disabilities into the workplace and increase the participating pool of employers by 500 over 3 years.
The Founded in 2007, the Israeli-American Council (IAC) works to build an engaged and united Israel-American community that strengthens the Israeli and Jewish identity of the next generations, the American Jewish community, and the bond between the people of the United States and the State of Israel.
The IAC Care program provides an online database that engages 10,000 LA Jewish and Israeli-Americans in volunteerism and matches them with Jewish as well as non-Jewish community organizations in need of support. Volunteers commit to a minimum of 4 volunteer hours and receive rewards and incentives for their participation.
Founded in 2007, the Israeli-American Council works to build an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens the Israeli and Jewish identity of the next generations, the American Jewish community, and the bond between the people of the United States and the State of Israel.
IAC Center Engage implements grassroots programming for all ages at IAC's new Shepher Israeli-American Community Center with the goal of deepening engagement for hundreds of Israeli-Americans in Jewish life and community.
Established by Cisco in 2006 as part of their corporate responsibility effort, IT Works seeks to break the cycle of poverty and unemployment for Israelis living in underserved areas. To this end, it provides the training and technological skills required for employment. Its programs include 1) WEP: employment assistance for women; 2) STAR: employment assistance for men and women and; 3) WorkIT: IT courses for high-school age Druze students. IT Works' curriculum and instruction are based on Cisco's 'Networking Academy,' a program that has been vetted for President Obama's 'Workforce Retraining Initiative'.
Women Empowerment Program provides a minimum of 80 women over two years with technology training to integrate into skilled entry-level employment in the Israeli labor market.
Established in 1982, The Jaffa Institute is a multi-service social agency that provides educational, recreational and social enrichment programs to disadvantaged children and their families. It aims to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty in the greater Jaffa community. The Jaffa Institute has developed 30 initiatives which include a daycare center, an educational center, a cafeteria, a limited health care facility and a center for Ethiopian and Russian immigrant families to convene and integrate into Israeli society. These initiatives serve 4,000 Israelis annually.
Welfare to Wellbeing provides 120 disadvantaged, welfare-dependent women with training to qualify for sustainable employment through the 'skills for work' program, which includes computer courses, job placement services, meetings with a social worker and tutorial sessions.
Founded in 2002, JConnect works to provide opportunities for meaningful, inspiring, and inclusive Jewish community experiences. Recent projects include Shabbat Tent festival, hospitality tents around the country, and Camp Neshama, a summer camp for young adults.
Create an annual cycle of four festivals in music, culture and service (Camp Jewlicious; TikkunFest; Jewlicious Music; Arts, and Cultural Festival; and LA Sephardic Jewish Music Festival) that will enable thousands of young adults to connect to their Jewish identity through Jewish immersion experiences that showcase young Jewish filmmakers, musicians and artists.
Founded in 1980, the Jenesse Center works to provide families who are victims of domestic violence with a comprehensive, centralized base of support that is culturally responsive to low income African American women and women of color. Its services ensure victims transition from immediate crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. It seeks to prevent and end the cycle of domestic violence through youth programming, education, public awareness and outreach initiatives. Its intervention services include emergency and transitional housing, mental health services, and vocational training and support services.
The Domestic Violence Legal Services Program provides free legal assistance and support to domestic violence victims participating in Jenesse’s shelter, transitional housing, mental health, and vocational program.
Located in Granada Hills, J.E.T.S. (Jewish Education Trade School) Synagogue was established in 2002 to provide a place of worship and religious instruction to the unaffiliated Jewish community. In 2005, J.E.T.S. established a trade school to serve as an alternative to yeshiva education for at-risk Jewish young men ages 16 to 19. Upon completion of the full course of study, students earn a GED, college credits, and a job placement.
The Building Renovation project will renovate an 18,000 square-foot multipurpose building.
Founded in 2004, Jewish Artists Initiative is an artist-run organization committed to fostering visual art by Jewish artists and promoting dialogue about Jewish identity and related issues among members of the arts community.
The Quest for Transformational Jewish Art provides LA and Israeli Jewish artists with artist-in-residence and retreat opportunities, organizes Jewish art exhibitions, and creates art events that engage the public, scholars, and cultural commentators in dialogue about Jewish identity and culture.
Teen Talk trains Jewish teens under the guidance of trained practitioners, to become effective peer mentors to other teens seeking support for anxiety, depression, relationships, family issues, school and beyond, who connect via a smartphone application. The program aims to build a community of empathetic teens, inspired by Jewish values, who are ambassadors of social and emotional health.
Founded in 2009 to help alleviate economic suffering of Jewish families caused by the economic downturn, the Jewish Family Relief Network provided first-time clients with coordinated services such as case management, mental health care, job retraining and placement, navigation of financial systems, and assistance with housing, food, and medical expenses.
The Jewish Family Relief Network is comprised of the following five organizations: Builders of Jewish Education; Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles; Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles; Jewish Free Loan Association; and Jewish Vocational Service.
JFS is a multi-service agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family, and community life by providing a wide range of human services to people in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged.
The JFS (Jewish Family Service) Lois and Richard Gunther Center will transform JFS's current Fairfax campus into a flagship service center that provides fully integrated health, mental health, and human services for older adults under one roof. It will more than double JFS's current program space and allow JFS to increase the number of clients served annually.
Inner-City ArtsSummer Arts ProgramEmergency Assistance for Basic Needs
InterfaithFamilyInterfaithFamily/Los AngelesVulnerable Populations
IsraAID USIsraAID Humanitarian Professional NetworkIsrael Advocacy
Israel ElwynSupported Employment ProgramEconomic Development
Israel Venture NetworkBringing Best Management Practices to Local MunicipalitiesHuman Services
Israeli American CouncilIAC CareIsrael Advocacy
Israeli-American CouncilIAC Center EngageIsrael Advocacy
IT WorksWomen Empowerment ProgramEconomic Development
Jaffa InstituteWelfare to WellbeingEconomic Development
JConnect LACommunity Experiences for Jewish Young AdultsNext Gen Engagement
Jenesse CenterDomestic Violence Legal Services ProgramDomestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
JETS Synagogue- Jewish Education Trade SchoolBuilding RenovationEducation
Jewish Artists InitiativeThe Quest for Transformational Jewish ArtArts & Culture
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los AngelesTeen TalkYouth
Jewish Family Relief NetworkJewish Family Relief NetworkVulnerable Populations
Jewish Family Service of Los AngelesThe JFS Lois and Richard Gunther CenterSeniors