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.

Our family’s circle of close Jewish friends has broadened

“Awesome!” is how our daughter describes her involvement with the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Youth Orchestra (JYO). My husband and I feel the same. Through her, we have all learned so much about Jewish music and culture, and our family’s circle of close Jewish friends has broadened. …

I don't feel alone

When you are going through a crisis like I have been, or just need some help, you need a team. You realize you are on a journey and you have so much to learn. I felt like I had no idea where to begin. Thankfully, I called the Jewish Federation and spoke with someone from the Jewish Counselin…

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...