Because of You...

Your contribution changes the lives of people in our community both locally and abroad. Hear more about the impact you make and connect with your community to discover new ways to do good and give back.

I have finally found that connection and community

Music and literature are two of the fundamental pillars of a culture. One of the most powerful elements of the Jewish Federation's Cultural Arts program is the emphasis on sharing Jewish traditions through music and theater. I converted 26 years ago and spent a very long time trying to find …

Rekindling Our Roots with PJ Library

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Despite being raised in active Jewish households, my husband and I, as single Jews in Southern California, found our own levels of observance waning... Before we knew it, we were holding our beautiful baby boy in our arms, and quickly became absorbed with his immediate needs: feedings and…

Camp Impact on the Staff

I spent nearly every summer of my youth at Camp Gan Shalom here in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys... I have found that my most important growth happened during my 4 years as a counselor, working to recreate the magic that I experienced as a kid...

A Community for Callie at Gan Katan

Our one year old daughter, Callie, was born into a very loving, mixed family, and so it was important to us that she learn about the roots from which her family comes from. I am no longer affiliated with a synagogue and was thrilled to see a postcard arrive in our mail box from the Jewish Fe…