Founded in 2014, Honeymoon Israel provides immersive trips to Israel for locally based cohorts of couples that have at least one Jewish partner, early in their committed relationship, creating communities of couples who are building families with deep and meaningful connecting to Jewish life and the Jewish people.
Honeymoon Israel Los Angeles engages youth couples, primarily interfaith, LGBTQ, and those on the outskirts of Jewish life through social, educational, and cultural programming designed to foster a positive connection to Judaism and a desire to raise a Jewish family.
Founded in 1999, Hut HaMeshulash was established to provide programming, shelter and support to at-risk youth and young adults (ages 14-25) in Jerusalem so that they may reintegrate into society as confident and capable individuals. It runs 3 major programs: a Drop-in Center serving hundreds of alienated at-risk youth 7 days a week; a Residential Home for Young Women, including expectant mothers; and a Residential Home for Young Men for at-risk and homeless men. Specialized services include occupational rehabilitation, therapy, enrichment courses, and basic needs support. Over the past 16 years, 10,000+ youth and young adults have benefitted from Hut HaMeshulash’s programs, and thousands have gone on to lead independent, stable lives.
Inspired Living: Renewing Jewish Identity will provide hundreds of at-risk youth and young adults with a strengthened Jewish identity through engagement with: Jewish text learning, art, music, creative writing, Shabbat ahd holiday-based activities.
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.
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.
Founded in 2009, Jerusalem U works to emotionally and intellectually connect young Jews to Israel, Judaism, and the Jewish people through its award-winning documentary films and shorts, digital distribution strategies, film-based experiential events, and professional development.
Step Up For Israel is a multifaceted film-based Israel education program that works to engage thousands of high school and college students, teachers, and the entire community in developing a strong relationship with Israel and the Jewish community.
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.
Honeymoon IsraelHoneymoon Israel Los AngelesNext Gen Engagement
Hut HaMeshulashInspired Living: Renewing Jewish IdentityJewish Identity
Inner-City ArtsSummer Arts ProgramEmergency Assistance for Basic Needs
InterfaithFamily.comInterfaithFamily/Los AngelesVulnerable Populations
Israel ElwynSupported Employment ProgramEconomic Development
Israel Leadership ClubFund for SderotEducation
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
Jaffa Institute (Summer camp program for children)Summer Camp Program for ChildrenHuman Services
JConnect LACommunity Experiences for Jewish Young AdultsNext Gen Engagement
Jenesse CenterDomestic Violence Legal Services ProgramDomestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Jerusalem UStep Up For IsraelIsrael Advocacy
JETS Synagogue- Jewish Education Trade SchoolBuilding RenovationEducation