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Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $1.1 Million to address Infant and Maternal health

By cfs_bridget | January 18, 2024 | Comments Off on Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $1.1 Million to address Infant and Maternal health

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced that it has awarded a total of $1.1 million to seven local nonprofits addressing infant and maternal health, mainly focused on racial disparities in maternal health care for Black families in Los Angeles.

Reflections from President & CEO Rabbi Aaron Lerner: Our Hearts Are Aching

By Reiner Lily | December 4, 2023 | Comments Off on Reflections from President & CEO Rabbi Aaron Lerner: Our Hearts Are Aching

Israel has profoundly touched so many of our lives. For me, my time b’aretz (in Israel) changed the direction of my life at least twice. My first encounter with our Jewish homeland was on a Birthright trip with Hillel. The experience solidified my identity as I committed to living a fuller Jewish life. There was…

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $2 Million in Cutting Edge Grants

By Reiner Lily | November 30, 2023 | Comments Off on Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $2 Million in Cutting Edge Grants

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced that it awarded $2 million in Cutting Edge Grants to eight organizations focused on seeding and growing innovative programs in the Los Angeles Jewish community. The programs receiving funding address high-priority issues and are particularly pertinent during this time of crisis, including combatting antisemitism…

Naomi Strongin in eJewish Philanthropy: “Tips for giving effectively to a country in crisis”

By Reiner Lily | November 9, 2023 | Comments Off on Naomi Strongin in eJewish Philanthropy: “Tips for giving effectively to a country in crisis”

by Naomi Strongin, Vice President, Center for Designed Philanthropy This article was originally published in eJewish Philanthropy. Click here to view the article on their website. Since the barbaric terror attack perpetrated by Hamas on Israel in the early morning hours of Oct. 7, the collective response and support both domestically and around the world has…

Dr. Bruce Powell for the Jewish Journal: We Are What We Believe In

By Reiner Lily | September 26, 2023 | Comments Off on Dr. Bruce Powell for the Jewish Journal: We Are What We Believe In

This article was originally published in the Jewish Journal. Click here to read the original article. Earlier this month, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles presented the inaugural Marvin Schotland Leadership Award to Dr. Bruce Powell. Presently dean of the School for Jewish Education and Leadership at American Jewish University, Dr. Powell helped found…

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Bestows Dr. Bruce Powell With Inaugural Marvin I. Schotland Leadership Award

By Reiner Lily | September 18, 2023 | Comments Off on Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Bestows Dr. Bruce Powell With Inaugural Marvin I. Schotland Leadership Award

Tribute Honors Longtime Foundation President and CEO Who Retired in 2022; Award Includes $50,000 Donor Advised Fund The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced Dr. Bruce Powell as the recipient of its inaugural Marvin I. Schotland Leadership Award. The honor, which comes with a $50,000 Donor Advised Fund (DAF), was established…

Rabbi Aaron Lerner for Giving Voice: Why Tzedakah on the High Holidays?

By Reiner Lily | September 11, 2023 | Comments Off on Rabbi Aaron Lerner for Giving Voice: Why Tzedakah on the High Holidays?

Why Tzedakah on the High Holidays? by Rabbi Aaron Lerner, president & CEO This piece was originally featured in the August 2023 Giving Voice. As we enter the High Holiday season, Jewish wisdom offers a prescription of teshuvah (repentance), tefillah (prayer), and tzedakah (money to help others) to assist us as we attempt to wipe…

How to Help: Maui Wildfires

By Reiner Lily | August 29, 2023 | Comments Off on How to Help: Maui Wildfires

In the aftermath of the devastating Maui wildfires, which have killed more than 100 people and wiped out the historic city of Lahaina, The Foundation awarded two grants to support relief and recovery efforts on the island. One went to Jewish Federation of North America’s Hawaii Wildfire Fund, which will direct donations to local Jewish institutions,…

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $2 Million to Eight Local Jewish Nonprofits for Capacity-Building

By Reiner Lily | July 27, 2023 | Comments Off on Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $2 Million to Eight Local Jewish Nonprofits for Capacity-Building

Institution’s Next Stage Grants Support Infrastructure-Strengthening Initiatives at Organizations Advancing Jewish Engagement and Identity, Education, Health and Well-Being, and Economic Stability LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2023)—The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced that it has awarded a total of $2 million to eight local Jewish organizations. The funding comes through The…

Dan Rothblatt in Jewish Journal: “Finding Meaning in Philanthropy At Every Age”

By cfs_bridget | July 17, 2023 | Comments Off on Dan Rothblatt in Jewish Journal: “Finding Meaning in Philanthropy At Every Age”

Finding Meaning in Philanthropy At Every Age Fulfillment Is Closer Than It Seems and Need Not Wait by Dan Rothblatt, Executive Vice President This article was originally published in Jewish Journal. Click here to view the article on their website. In pursuit of well-rounded and meaningful lives, many of us feel the pull of home…