Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hundreds of Volunteers to Take 'Community Challenge' Throughout L.A. on Sunday

The Federation Mobilizes The Community To Fight Hunger
LOS ANGELES -- The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers in a community-wide day of activities as part of its ongoing effort to fight hunger in L.A. through its Community Challenge on Sunday, June 13th.

"One of our Federation's main priorities is combating poverty in both the Jewish and broader communities," said Jay Sanderson, President of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. "That's why it's critical that we engage the entire community to help us address our city's hunger crisis in a major way."

Volunteering opportunities include sorting donated food at food pantries, collecting fresh produce at local farmers' markets, planting community gardens, preparing meals and much more. Community members can choose from nearly two dozen activities taking place throughout the area from the West Valley to East Los Angeles and everywhere in between. All the information can be found by clicking on the Community Challenge icon on the Federation's website:

"We picked 6/13 for our Community Challenge because it corresponds to the 613 mitzvot (good deeds) in the Torah – and feeding the hungry is one of them," said Sanderson. "Whether you are interested in providing a meal to those in need, advocating for greater utilization of government programs or getting your hands dirty with a gardening project, we have a volunteer opportunity for everyone."
Beyond the Community Challenge volunteer day, The Jewish Federation supports programs throughout the year to feed people and raise awareness of the hunger crisis through its own Fed Up with Hunger initiative, as well as through those of its community partners. Like many of the programs Federation supports and funds, they benefit both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities of Greater Los Angeles.

Who: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
What: Community Challenge: A Day to Help the Hungry in L.A.
When: Sunday, June 13th, 2010 – All Day
Where: Numerous locations throughout Los Angeles.
Information can be found by clicking on the Community Challenge icon at
or going to

SOURCE The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lindsay Lohan may convert to Judaism for Samantha Ronson

Lindsay Lohan may convert to Judaism for Samantha Ronson

Thousands Gather in LA for Israeli Solidarity Rally

More than 1,000 supporters of the state of Israel gathered at the office of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles Sunday to show solidarity a week after a deadly encounter between Israeli commandos and an aid flotilla that defied a naval blockade of Gaza.

Police estimated the crowd at 1,200, while organizers...
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Changes...Next Steps...How do you handle them?

We've all worked hard to make things happen only to be scared when it gets closer to becoming a reality
(e.g. starting a new job, moving to a different neighborhood, establishing new relationships, etc.)
Sometimes we need encouragement from others to move forward. Sometimes we just need to close our eyes, take a deep breath, and jump in. Other times we need a major push.

What gives you the courage to take the next step?

Learn more from this weeks Torah portion Numbers 13:1 – 15:41.


Kosher Yogurt Show Opens

Located in the Melrose District, on the corner of Fuller and Melrose Avenue, Yogo self-serve frozen yogurt is the only Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) certified, Cholov Yisroel kosher yogurt shop in Los Angeles. Open since April, the family-owned business is expanding with two more locations: one on Fairfax and Santa Monica Boulevard, set to open next week, and the other in the Pico/Robertson area.

So, what's the difference between Yogo and Yogurtland? Yogo must remain under high health and Rabbinical food supervision. And they don't serve strawberries, gummy bears or the popular mochi topping, because those foods are not considered Cholov Yisroel kosher.
Yogo Frozen Yogurt: 7350 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 951-0008, 7901 Santa Monica Blvd #106, West Hollywood; (323) 822-7992, and 8946 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.