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Central Access Line/Jewish Family Service
1-(877) ASK-4-JFS (877- 275-4537)
One-stop connection to community and government resources.

The Ezra Network
“Ezra” means help in Hebrew.  Now you can get help and meet with a social worker,
job counselor or legal counselor in a synagogue close to you.

HaMercaz/Jewish Family Service
1-(866) 287-8030
One-stop referral service for Jewish families with children with special needs (birth to age 22).

City (323) 761-8616
Valley (818) 464-3391
Listings and referrals for Jewish engagement, including day schools, preschools, complementary schools and residential camps

211 Government and Community Services Line
Call 2-1-1

Israeli Resources

Israeli Consulate
(323) 852-5500
Services for Israelis in need living in or visiting LA.

Israeli American Council
(818) 836-6700 
Central organizing body of Israeli-Americans in Los Angeles.

MATI Israeli Community Center
(818) 464-8527
Provides programs for the Israeli community living in Los Angeles.

Stand by Me
(818) 855-9589
Supportive services including meals, support groups, counseling, transportation, and more, offered in Hebrew for Jewish Israelis with cancer.

Seniors and Holocaust Survivors 

Holocaust Survivor Program/Jewish Family Service
(323) 937-5900

Services for Holocaust survivors including Café Europa social clubs, care management, counseling, in home supportive services, assistance with reparations, financial assistance, and more.

Holocaust Survivor Services/Bet Tzedek Legal Services
(323) 549-5883
Free legal support to Holocaust survivors applying for reparations, pensions, and other benefits.

Community Care At Home/Jewish Vocational Service
(310) 246-1918
In-home care for people facing short- or long-term disability.

Elder Law/Bet Tzedek Legal Services
(323) 549-5823

Free elder law and disability services including conservatorships, elder abuse, and family caregiver rights.

Los Angeles Jewish Home
(818) 774-3306
Multi-level senior living services from independent to dementia care.

JFS Care/Jewish Family Service
(855) 455-CARE (2273)
In-home caregivers for seniors and adults.

Menorah Housing Foundation
(310) 477-1476
Affordable independent-living apartment rentals for low-income seniors.

Senior Centers & Comprehensive Services/Jewish Family Service
Centers offer care management, meal programs, health and wellness, mental health services, transportation, in-home support, home safety modification, MSSP, and more. Financial pre-screening for Jewish free burial.
Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center  (310) 231-9228  11338 Santa Monica Blvd near Sawtelle
Freda Mohr Multipurpose Center  (323) 937-5900  330 N. Fairfax near Beverly
Israel Levin Senior Center  (310) 396-0205  201 Ocean Front Walk in Venice
Pico-Robertson Family Resource Center  (310) 247-0864  8838 W. Pico Blvd. near Robertson
Valley Storefront Senior Center  (818) 984-1380   12821 Victory Boulevard near Coldwater Canyon in North Hollywood
West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center  (323) 851-8202  7377 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood

Skirball Hospice/Los Angeles Jewish Home
(877) 774-3040
Palliative care and psychological support for people and their families facing a terminal illness.

Westside JCC Senior Programs
(323) 938-2531
Senior fitness classes, social/recreational activities, and programs for frail seniors

Counseling and Family Services

Chai Lifeline
(877) 374-6331
Services for Jewish children with serious illnesses and their families including hospital support, counseling, camps, and family programs.Aish Tamid of Los Angeles
(323) 634-0505
Career guidance, substance abuse counseling, and social support for young adults ages 14-28.

Aleinu Family Resource Center/Jewish Family Service
(310) 247-0534
Comprehensive services for children, families and older adults. Offers culturally sensitive services for the Orthodox community.

Aviva Family and Children’s Services
(323) 876-0550
Provides mental health, foster care, and education programs for at-risk children, teens and families.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles
One-on-one Mentoring: (323) 456-1157
Camp Max Straus: (323) 456-1155

Youth mentoring (1-1 matches with adult volunteers) and camp programs.

Counseling Services/Jewish Family Service
Central Access Line (877) 275-4537

Professional therapists provide counseling and mental health intervention for children, teens, adults, survivors of violence, couples, and families.

Family Violence Project/Jewish Family Service
Hotline (818) 505-0900

24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelters, transitional housing, comprehensive counseling, and education and prevention

National Council of Jewish Women/LA
Counseling talkline and services
(877) 655-3807

Individual and family counseling, support groups, court advocacy, and child art and literacy programs.

Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center
(323) 644-2000

Provides acute in-patient, residential, and out-patient services to mentally ill adolescents and adults.

JKidLA/Builders of Jewish Education
City (323) 761-8616
Valley (818) 464-3391
Listings and referrals for Jewish engagement, including day schools, preschools, complementary schools and residential camps.

JQ Warmline/JQ International
(855) 574-4577

Referrals and supportive assistance for LGBTQ Jews and their allies, parents, friends, families and clergy.

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
(310) 836-1223
Child counseling services for emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental disorders.


LeadingHireLA/Jewish Vocational Service
(323) 904-4900

Job search services and free access to hundreds of online active listings.

The Ezra Network
(323) 761-8888 ext. 8997
Job counselors in synagogues

JobLink/Tomchei Shabbos
(323) 851-1000 or
Connects Jews with employment opportunities. Includes resume review, job search skill development, job matching, and retraining.

Jewish Vocational Service
City (323) 761-8888
Valley (818) 501-7755

JVS WorkSource Centers:
Marina del Rey (310) 309-6000
West Hollywood (323) 904-4900
Job search and career services, training programs, and workforce development.

LA ORT College
City (323) 966-5444
Valley (818) 382-6000
Nonprofit college offering vocational technical training and AA degree programs.

Clothing and Item Donations (G’mach)

Bikur Cholim/Medical Equipment Free Loan (G’Mach)
(323) 852-1900
Loans out free medical equipment to patients of all ages.

Beit T’Shuvah/BTS Thrift Boutique
(310) 204-4669
Clothing, furniture and house ware donation center and thrift store.

Global Kindness/Home Item Distribution
(310) 402-8882
Collects donations and distributes clothing, house ware, electronics, toys, and more at no cost.

National Council of Jewish Women
Council Thrift Shops (800) 400-NCJW (6259)
Clothing Vouchers/Talkline (877) 655-3807
Clothing, furniture and house ware donation center and thrift store. Provides clothing vouchers through talkline.

Tomchei Shabbos/Second Chance Furniture G’Mach
(323) 851-1000
Provides gently used furniture and appliances to families in need.

Legal Services

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
(323) 939-0506

The Ezra Network (Legal counselor in synagogues)
(323) 549-5827
Free legal counsel including housing, debtors’ rights and bankruptcy, guardianships and conservatorships, employment rights, and government services.


Financial Assistance/Scholarships

Jewish Crisis Fund/The Jewish Federation
Central Access Line (877) 275-4537
Financial assistance and case management services for Jews in financial crisis. Contact JFS Central Access for more information.

Brawerman Leadership Institute/Jewish Federation
(323) 761-8116
Need-based leadership fellowship for Jewish students starting college that includes a $10,000 annual scholarship.

Israel Travel Incentive/Jewish Federation
Grants for people ages 15-18 participating in first-time peer/educational experiences in Israel.

Jewish Free Loan Association
City (323) 761-8830
Valley (818) 344-1072
Zero-interest loans for students, small businesses, emergencies, healthcare, special needs, lifecycle events etc.

Jewish Vocational Service/Scholarships Program
(323) 761-8888  x8868
Provides Jewish students in LA with need-based financial aid for post-secondary education.

One Happy Camper/Jewish Federation
(323) 761-8320
Grants for first time campers grades 2-12 for Jewish overnight camp.

Sandra and Lawrence Post Israel Grants/Jewish Federation
(323) 761-8320

Grants for people ages 15-26 participating in first-time peer/educational experiences in Israel.

Student Scholarships/ NCJW/LA
(323) 852-8515
Update: Offers $1,000 – $2,000 student scholarships for women in financial need.


Food and Nutrition

Nutrition Program/Jewish Family Service
(323) 937-5843 x1702 or (323) 937-5852
Home-delivered kosher meals and community dining options for seniors and adults with disabilities.

SOVA Community Food and Resource Program/Jewish Family Service
(818) 988-7682
SOVA West – 8846 W. Pico Blvd. near Robertson
SOVA Metro – 1140 N. La Brea Ave. near Santa Monica
SOVA Valley – 16439 Vanowen St. near Hayvenhurst
Free groceries one time per month and supportive services including free legal assistance, job counseling, loans, Medi-Cal and CalFresh enrollment, counseling and case management.
Detailed schedule available online.

Global Kindness
(310) 402-8882
Collects left over prepared kosher food from catered events as well as groceries and distributes to people in Pico-Robertson area.

Project Chicken Soup
(310) 836-5402
Kosher meal delivery for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer or other serious illnesses.

Tomchei Shabbos
(323) 851-1000
Shabbat and holiday kosher grocery delivery and other resources.

Immigrant Resources

LA ORT College
City (323) 966-5444
Valley (818) 382-6000
Offers English as a Second Language classes.

Resettlement /Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service and Jewish Vocational Service
Jewish Family Service: (323) 935-5303
Pre-arrival refugee assistance, family immigration, naturalization, & post-resettlement vocational and social services.

Incarcerated Services 

Beit T’Shuvah Alternative Sentencing
(310) 204-5200
Advocates on behalf of those with drug and alcohol-related crimes to enter rehabilitation instead of incarceration.

Board of Rabbis of Southern California
(323) 761-8600
Information and referrals for Jewish inmates and their families in L.A. County jail facilities only.

Medical Support Services

Chai Lifeline
(877) 374-6331
Services for Jewish children with serious illnesses and their families including hospital support, counseling, camps, and family programs

Bikur Cholim/Jewish Healthcare Foundation
(323) 852-1900
Services for Jewish families with serious illness including short-term housing during treatment, medical referrals and equipment loans.

Brandman Centers for Senior Care/Los Angeles Jewish Home
(855) 774-8444

Comprehensive medical care for nonresident seniors including primary medical care, rehabilitation, and home health services.

The Jewish Bereavement Project/Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health 
(213) 765-2180 and
Links to support groups and services at synagogues and agencies that provide information on Jewish bereavement, mourning rituals, and other grieving resources.

Stand by Me
(818) 855-9589
Supportive services including meals, support groups, counseling, transportation, and more, offered in Hebrew for Israelis with cancer.

LA Community Chaplaincy Services
(424) 888-4748

On call private pay Jewish and interfaith spiritual care.

Skirball Hospice/Los Angeles Jewish Home
(877) 774-3040
Palliative care and psychological support for people facing a chronic disease or terminal illness.