NEW LOCATION WITH GREATER PROXIMITY TO SUPPORTERS
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles announces the Grand Opening of its Valley Alliance office in Woodland Hills. The new home of the Valley Alliance, located at 19710 Ventura Boulevard (east end of Corbin Village) allows greater proximity to the organization's supporters, which will increase its ability to fulfill The Jewish Federation's mission of engaging the community, caring for Jews in need and ensuring a strong Jewish future.
The Grand Opening festivities on Sunday, October 28th, will feature community leaders, dignitaries and special guests:
- The esteemed Rabbi Harold Schulweis, Rabbi Emeritus of Valley Beth Shalom, will hang a mezuzah, a traditional Jewish door hanging containing prayers.
- Los Angeles City Councilmember Dennis Zine, who represents District 3, where the Valley Alliance is located, as well as other community leaders, will address guests in attendance.
- Dany Gliksberg, founder of Israel's Ayalim Association, will give a special presentation on how the Federation's partnership is building community in the Jewish state, just as the Federation is building community locally.
- Tours of the new facility will be conducted by staff.
In its new location, the The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance will continue to partner with humanitarian and Jewish communal institutions and serve the populations of the San Fernando, Conejo, Simi, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys. It is estimated that one-half of Los Angeles' Jewish population resides within the territory served by the Valley Alliance.
"We are thrilled to continue our important work in our new, beautiful space," said Carol Koransky, Executive Vice President of The Jewish Federation, and Executive Director of the Valley Alliance. "This new location offers us the added convenience of being closer to donors, so we may have even more opportunity for meaningful exchanges with the leaders who build, sustain and strengthen our community."
The Jewish Federation is the largest Jewish fundraising organization in Los Angeles and funds programs locally, nationally, and in over 70 countries internationally. As part of The Jewish Federation, the Valley Alliance effects financial resource development through the annual fundraising campaign, leadership development and community organizing. It also serves to connect the work of The Jewish Federation to outlying areas which otherwise would be underserved.
In June, The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance moved from its 75,000 square foot location in West Hills on Vanowen Street after the site was purchased by New Community Jewish High School. Federation President & CEO Jay Sanderson said the transition greatly benefits the Los Angeles Jewish community. "As an organization that is greatly invested in and concerned about our Jewish future, we couldn't be happier that this next generation of Jews will have ample space to grow. Our collective future as Jews depends on our community's ability to meet the needs of Jewish life as it flourishes."
Based on Jewish values, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes and leads the community and leverages its resources to assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, care for Jews in need here and abroad and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with our local, national and international partners. Learn more at www.JewishLA.org.
SOURCE The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles