Founded in 2008, Jumpstart Labs is a philanthropic research and design lab that offers a unique combination of original research, crafted convenings, strategic thinking, and direct support to philanthropists and institutional leaders. Its mission is to develop, strengthen, and learn from emerging nonprofit organizations that build community at the nexus of spirituality, learning, social activism, and culture to transform the broader Jewish community.
Provide fiscal sponsorship, capacity building, technical assistance and peer learning to Jewish start-ups and newly established Jewish nonprofit organizations to increase their sustainability and establish L.A. as a center of Jewish innovation.
Founded in 2014, the Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs trust is the first pooled special needs trust in Los Angeles County. It works to ensure that children and adults with special needs are able to obtain the highest possible quality of life by leveraging the power of community to assist with financial security and peace of mind.
The Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust is the first pooled special needs trust in Los Angeles County, enrolling at least 65 participants over 3 years and ensuring that Jews and others in the general community with disabilities are able to obtain the highest quality of life by leveraging the power of community to assist with financial security.
Founded in 2008, Jewish Women's Theatre works to create, produce, and preserve diverse contemporary Jewish stories that empower and educate individuals, inspire community, and build cultural legacy. It presents unique theatrical experiences which offer an alternative portal to Judaism, allowing audience and artists to explore and engage in Jewish life.
Next @ The Braid Arts Council creates a new artistic platform and community, connecting millennials with their Judaism as they write, produce, direct, and perform original works of their generation for their generation.
Founded in 2004, Jewish World Watch works to end genocide and mass atrocities worldwide by educating and mobilizing individuals, advocating for policy changes, and funding projects that support and build resilience in conflict-affected communities.
Build the capacity of the Jewish World Watch organization to raise awareness and engage the Los Angeles Jewish community in efforts to stop the genocide and improve conditions in Darfur.
Founded in 1985, Jews for Judaism strengthens Jewish identity through specialized counseling and education programs that respond to religious coercion, peer pressure, missionaries, and other issues confronting our community.
Jews for Judaism's programs for teens and milennials work to empower youth to apply Jewish insights and critical thinking skills to real-world challenges.
Founded in 2009, the Joint Council of Pre-Military Leadership Academies (The Council) works to promote cooperation and define the vision and joint goals of each of the 46 Pre-Military Leadership Academies (Mechinot) serving 3,000 students each year. The Council assists in advancing the study and absorption of the following subject matters in all Mechinot: Zionism and Jewish identity; Jewish peoplehood; social leadership; service in the public and military sectors; acquaintance with the ultra-Orthodox; learning Israeli-Arab language and culture; and becoming familiar with special needs individuals. It also promotes engagement in community volunteer work and support of alumni.
Judaism, Zionism and Jewish Peoplehood for Students of the Pre-Military Leadership Academies (Mechinot) exposes thousands of high school graduates to Jewish literature, holidays, history, practice and communities through participation in a 1-year Mechina program.
Founded in 1980, Journey Out helps survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking leave a life of abuse and violence, overcome their fears, reach their full potential and achieve their goals. Formerly known as the Mary Magdalene Project, Journey Out has since transitioned from providing housing and shelter to providing survivors with the critical services and support needed to break free from sex trafficking. Programming includes youth prevention and intervention, emergency support and crisis counseling, street outreach, a Drop-In Center, and an alternative sentencing diversion program.
The Prostitution Diversion Program and Drop-in Center provides adult survivors of sex trafficking with the knowledge, skills, resources, and support to address their trauma, escape commercial sexual exploitation, and achieve independence.
Founded in 1996, Jovenes, Inc. provides opportunities to disenfranchised youth and families to become active and integrated members of the community. The organization seeks to inspire youth to set and achieve their goals while improving their self-esteem. Jovenes also works to empower and holistically address the broad range of needs faced by youth experiencing homelessness and to facilitate a healthy transition into independent adulthood.
The Financial Literacy Workshops provide a deeper level of financial education for youth, ages 18-24, who already receive housing and supportive services through Jovenes’ Continuum of Care program.
Founded in 2004, JQ International works to create community and advance greater inclusion of LGBTQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer or questioning) Jews and allies through identity-building programs and services that embody Jewish values.
Caring for LGBTQ Jews, Families, and Allies in Need provides vital resources, programming, and services to care for LGBTQ Jews, their families, and allies in need in the LA area. It partners with Eshel, an organization that focuses on engagement of LGBTQ Jews and their families from the Orthodox community.
Founded in 2004, JQ International works to create community and advance greater inclusion of LGBTQ Jews and allies through identity-building programs and services that embody Jewish values.
To build the infrastructure, expand and diversify membership, and develop partnerships for the purpose of facilitating Jewish engagement, identification of leadership among the LGBTQ Jewish population, and fostering its inclusion in the broader Jewish community.
JTN Productions (JTN) is the premiere national producer and distributor of multi-faceted Jewish television and broadband programming in North America. It is the Jewish world’s leading, fully integrated media, education and entertainment company reaching millions of people of all ages and all backgrounds on television and on the Internet. JTN television programs are now carried by more than 100 PBS affiliates around the U.S., reaching 95 million American homes. JTN launched the first 24/7 broadband website serving the Jewish world in May 2007; it has now attracted over 1.5 million unique visitors.
JTN is partnering with educational institutions and synagogues in Southern California and around the world to produce content for Virtual JLA that will engage viewers in new and distinctive ways and increase outreach and community-building. Virtual JLA is designed to fuel the democratization of Jewish knowledge, prayer, celebration, and community, as well as to let all Jews access the best local resources to discover a connection with Judaism that is both individual and communal. Virtual JLA will include social networking tools such as blogs to promote online discussion and the development of web-based communities. The model is designed to be replicable in other local markets with Jewish programming relevant to those regions.
Develop Jewish educational and entertaining programs for the Virtual JLA website to engage viewers in new and creative ways and to showcase content from Southern California’s leading Jewish institutions.
Kadima Hebrew Academy was established in 1970 to provide children with a strong academic program with equal emphasis on Judaic and general studies aligned to the state curriculum standards. A Solomon Schechter School, guided by the philosophy and practices of Conservative Judaism, the school moved to its current location in 2004 and serves more than 225 children. The Center is attended by children primarily of Persian, Latin American, African, Asian and European descent who reside in the greater San Fernando and Conejo Valleys.
The Second Floor and Basement Renovation project will renovate the 2nd and 3rd floors of Kadima Hebrew Academy.
Launched in 2016 in Los Angeles, The Karsh Family Social Service Center, an auxiliary of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, houses dozens of social service providers in a single location, allowing low-income clients to receive multiple educational, food, legal and medical services, in English, Spanish and Korean, in one visit.
The Volunteer Engagement Project engages congregates and otherwise unaffiliated Jews through organized social service.
Founded in 2002 after the murder by terrorists of 13-year-old boy Koby Mandell, Keren Koby Mandell offers therapeutic programs for families and children of those struck by terror and other tragedies. Its programs offer emotional, physical and spiritual healing and a support network for grieving families. The organization’s flagship program, Camp Koby serves more than 1,000 orphaned youth through camps in the summer, winter and spring.
Camp Koby provides primarily orphaned youth who have suffered loss of an immediate family member due to terror or tragedy with therapeutic services and community.
Founded in 1997, Kolot seeks to expose Israeli leaders from all religious backgrounds to the importance of tikkun olam through the study of Jewish texts. Its purpose is to increase Jewish literacy, allowing for teachings from the Torah to be relevant to modern day life. At the core of Kolot’s philosophy is the belief that Torah study provides the impetus to create a cultural-social debate that is pluralistic, current and relevant. Kolot has 1,800 graduates and close to 500 participants annually from cultural, academic, medical, public service, military, government and business backgrounds.
The Seven Pillars Jewish Identity Program will engage 225-250 young influential Israeli leaders per year in an intensive study program built to strengthen their Jewish identity and provide them with the necessary tools to use Jewish values to guide both their personal and professional lives and to impart these values on their constituents. The program will target lay leaders, young professionals, medical professionals, business leaders, IDF leaders and public service senior managers with a curriculum focused on human equality, relationship to the other, relationship to the land of Israel, and repair and repentance.
Engage approximately 250 young influential leaders per year in an intensive study program built to strengthen their Jewish identity, guide their personal and professional lives, and provide them with the tools to impart the Jewish values learned on their constituents.
Kolot was established in 1997 in response to the growing number of Israeli leadership members who have limited Jewish literacy. It seeks to expose Israeli leaders from all religious backgrounds to the importance of tikkun olam (repairing the world) through the study of Jewish texts. Its lay leadership programs for professionals, including security service professionals, physicians and caregivers, and hi-tech and business professionals, aim to increase leaders' Jewish literacy, allowing for teachings from the Torah to be relevant to modern day life. At the core of Kolot's philosophy is the belief that Torah study provides the impetus to create a cultural-social debate that is pluralistic, current and relevant.
Evaluation of Kolot's Lay Leadership programs, which involve Jewish text study to enable Israeli leaders to integrate Jewish values and social action into their role as leaders.
Jewish JumpstartJumpstart L.A.Religious Life
Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs TrustJewish Los Angeles Special Needs TrustSpecial Needs
Jewish Women's TheatreNext @ The Braid Arts CouncilArts & Culture
Jewish World WatchMobilization of Jewish Community to Eradicate Human Rights Abuses in DarfurVulnerable Populations
Jews for JudaismCommunity Mobilization & Empowerment Against ProselytizingReligious Life
Joint Council of Pre-Military Leadership AcademiesJudaism, Zionism and Jewish Peoplehood for students of the Pre-Military Leadership Academies (Mechinot)Jewish Identity
Journey OutProstitution Diversion Program and Drop-in CenterHuman Trafficking
JovenesFinancial Literacy WorkshopsFinancial Literacy and Veterans
JQ InternationalCaring for LGBTQ Jews, Families, and Allies in NeedVulnerable Populations
JQ InternationalJQ InternationalVulnerable Populations
JTN ProductionsReimagining Jewish Los Angeles: Virtual JLAArts & Culture
Kadima Hebrew AcademySecond Floor and Basement RenovationEducation
Karsh Family Social Service CenterVolunteer Engagement ProjectReligious Life
Keren Koby MandellCamp KobyAt-Risk Youth
KolotSeven Pillars Jewish Identity ProgramJewish Identity
KolotLay Leadership ProgramJewish Identity