Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

JFS Young Leaders-Special Projects


Tools for School is a simple, yet powerful project whose goal is to prepare children to start the year with the tools they need to feel prepared, competent and motivated to be successful in the classroom.

In partnership with Westfield Century City, JFS {Young Leaders  spent hundreds of volunteer hours creating the kick-off for the first annual Jewish Family Service Tools for School Community Event.   Four hundred children and their families had fun while receiving supplies to start the school year right. Children received a backpack, an assortment of school supplies, clothing and shoes from top name brands, and the option to decorate and individualize their new pack with rhinestones and various art and crafts projects. Children also occupied themselves with games and activities. It was a wonderful day filled with hope. 

The Young Leaders played a significant role in addressing the needs of the community, while forming strong friendships, beneficial business and professional relationships and demonstrating the simple act of making a difference. 

Over 2000 children received backpacks through JFS distribution sources.


The goal of the JFS/Adopt-A-Family program is to provide our neediest families and older adults living below the poverty level or on fixed incomes with gifts for Chanukah and Christmas. 

Every year, JFS {Young Leaders sponsor a social event and the proceeds raised go directly towards gifts for the families participating in the Adopt- A- family program.

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Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
JFSLA receives funds from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Holocaust Survivor Emergency Assistance Fund, administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for the benefit of needy Jewish Nazi victims.
Funds have been provided by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for the Emergency Assistance Program for Nazi Victims at the discretion of the United States District Court supervising the lawsuit In Re: Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks).

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