The Jewish Federation exists for the benefit of the community. Key to that is bringing people together to share rich and meaningful experiences, including social activities, networking events, volunteer work and educational workshops. Some upcoming events include the following.
YALA’s Annual EMET After-Party
With nine networks for business professionals, Young Adults of Los Angeles (YALA) offers dozens of opportunities every year for Jews in their 20s and 30s to connect and grow together. EMET, Hebrew for truth, is YALA’s branch for attorneys and legal professionals.
On March 31, 2016, following The Jewish Federation’s 67th annual Legal Division Dinner, EMET will be hosting an after-party, inviting young professionals from the Jewish community to connect with their peers across all industries and benefit from access to the wisdom of business leaders.
Community Service Day
One of The Jewish Federation’s core mandates is tikkun olam, which means “repair of the world.” Emphasizing the value of giving back through volunteer work, the Federation hosts community service days throughout the year, with the next one coming up on April 3, 2016. On these days, the Federation invites volunteers to learn about social issues, connect with the community and take meaningful action to better their city and their world. The Federation partners with community non-profit organizations to organize volunteer projects addressing issues of homelessness, the environment, hunger and food insecurity, literacy and education, senior citizens and neighborhood beautification.
LAJAC Knowledge Is Power Workshop
The Jewish Federation strives to build a community more inclusive of children and adults with special needs. To this end, it has created the Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center (LAJAC). In addition to connecting clients with resources and supports to live purposeful Jewish lives, LAJAC hosts workshops intended to educate and empower individuals with information on all the options available to them.
On April 5, 2016, LAJAC will host a workshop covering federal benefits. Topics will include the differences between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), California’s Coordinated Care Initiative and how to work while receiving benefits.