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Programs & Services

The Jewish Federation is proud to sponsor a wide range of programs that aid and enhance the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valley community:

Programs

Annual Women’s Forum

Brings the community together to honor and recognize the valuable contributions women have made within their synagogues and organizations.

Business Network Breakfast Series

This exciting series takes place every other month and brings Jewish business professionals in our community together to network and hear from local and national business leaders on a wide range of business-related topics.

Camp Gan Shalom

One of the Jewish Federation’s most popular offerings. Now offering two programs – Kehilla (entering K – 6th graders) and Manheegim (entering 7th – 9th graders) Both programs have emerged as the premier camp destination for Jewish families in the area. Kids love Camp Gan Shalom’s “Spirit of Fun and Fun with Spirit.” Click here for the camp brochure and here for the registration form.

Cultural Arts Program (CAP)

This CAP initiative furthers the Federation’s mission and deepens the quality of Jewish life in Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. It provides families, seniors, adults, theater-goers, symphony-goers,teens and youth a chance to express themselves and discover their Jewish Identity through a wide variety of artistic formats, including Plays, Musicals, Youth Orchestra, Coffeehouses, concerts and more. Future programs include Israeli Dancing, Culinary Arts, Film Festival, and “outside” Professional Performers.  Please contact Judy Sofer for more information.

Festival of Jewish Music

Hundreds attend this community-wide event celebrating Jewish music. The program provides everyone in the community the opportunity to come together and do something distinctly and delightfully Jewish at a time of year when all of our air and television waves are saturated with sleigh bells and reindeer. 

Jewish Book Festival

For close to two decades, the Jewish Book Festival has been a great opportunity for community members to see, hear and meet leading Jewish authors as they discuss their latest literary works. Held during National Jewish Book Month, programs are held at area synagogues and other venues around the community. Click here to download this year’s Jewish Book Festival brochure.

Kol HaEmek

The Jewish community chorale of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys officially became part of the Jewish Federation in May of 2010.  Watch for more concerts coming up in 2013 and beyond.

Political Candidates Forum

Invited representatives of California Gubernatorial and Senatorial candidates get a chance to educate the community on their views and perspectives…and the community usually provides a little education in return. 

Shabbaton

This weekend retreat provides an opportunity for our community’s third through ninth graders to come together in celebration of Shabbat and enjoy the camaraderie of living together, while learning about and experiencing Judaism in a different way than they could in the classroom. Click here for the application and the accompanying letter
 

Youth Maccabee Games

This annual event brings Jewish youth together from across the community to compete in soccer, basketball, softball and track and field skills competitions.
 

Jewish Youth Orchestra

This performance group is for children 8 and up who have two years of musical training and would like to be involved in playing together with others in the community plus performing a number of times a year.  
 

Services

Jewish Family Resource Service

A referral network of highly trained, licensed Jewish mental health professionals in private practice who offer counseling to members of our community. The JFRS continues to provide information and referral services to community members in need on issues related to caregivers, legal services, financial assistance, crisis management and more. (626.445.0810 ext. 27).

Jewish Community Relations

The Jewish Federation is here to help Jews who experience discrimination because of their faith or ethnicity. In 2010 we stepped in on behalf of Jewish students and faculty at Cal Poly Pomona in response to anti-Israel demonstrations, and made inroads with local press to be contacted for Jewish perspectives on issues.

Jewish Education Enhancement Grant Program

This new grant-based program provides financial assistance to our community’s Jewish schools to enhance the current learning opportunities and experiences our Jewish students.