Today is December 9, 2018 -

California Wildfires: From the President & CEO, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Dear Colleagues,

The Los Angeles wildfires have been burning for days, and the Los Angeles Jewish community is in dire need of help. Thousands of individuals and families have been evacuated and displaced, and a number of Jewish institutions have been destroyed or damaged. The Los Angeles Jewish community needs our collective support now – to rebuild and ensure the strength and security of all members of the community. Families who have been evacuated do not have a place to go, and many have already lost their homes.

Three Jewish summer camps have burned to the ground, and need to rebuild for summer 2019. The Ilan Ramon Jewish day School was destroyed. This crises has affected the community beyond what anyone can see outside of Los Angeles.

We are reaching out to let you know how you and your communities can help in this time of crisis.

  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has opened an LA Wildfire Relief Fund – 100% of all funds raised will go to individuals and institutions affected by the fires. http://www.jewishla.org/LAfires
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles launched an Emergency Hotline for those affected and in need of assistance: (323) 761-8100.

The fires are still burning, and will be bringing havoc for days to come. The firefighters and first responders are doing all they can, but the fires will be burning for days and weeks more. We need to mobilize our extended network to help in this time of need.

We encourage you to share this widely with your communities and partners, and thank you for supporting our community near-and-wide.

Thank you,

Jay Sanderson
President & CEO, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

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