Category Archives: Community

How Teachers Can Make Sure Classrooms Are Free of Bias

How Teachers Can Make Sure Classrooms Are Free of Bias

As an organization dedicated to promoting social justice and challenging all forms of hate and bias, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) knows what a vitally important role teachers and educators play in helping young people develop an understanding of and a respect for diverse perspectives. Many studies have demonstrated that when educational environments foster and promote… Read More…

A Look Back at 15 Years of the Prematurity Campaign

A Look Back at 15 Years of the Prematurity Campaign

Each year in the United States, some 380,000 babies are born prematurely. Defined as birth occurring before week 37 of pregnancy, premature birth and its related complications are not only the leading cause of death in American babies, they can also contribute to serious long-term health problems for those babies who do survive infancy. While… Read More…

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Awesome Things to Do with Your “Little”

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Awesome Things to Do with Your “Little”

If you’ve made the decision to become a “Big” with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA), you’re in for an experience that many other Bigs have described as life-changing. Watching your “Little” grow and discover new things about themselves and their abilities is immensely rewarding, and Bigs often report that spending time… Read More…

5 Awesome Ways You Can Celebrate National Volunteer Week

5 Awesome Ways You Can Celebrate National Volunteer Week

Every April for more than 40 years, Americans have celebrated National Volunteer Week. Established by an executive order from President Richard Nixon in 1974, National Volunteer Week is the nation’s opportunity to recognize and commend the millions of Americans – more than 62 million in 2014-2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – who… Read More…

A Look Back at the Amazing Life of amfAR’s Founding Chairperson

A Look Back at the Amazing Life of amfAR’s Founding Chairperson

Earlier this year, the worldwide fight against AIDS lost one of its most dedicated champions. Dr. Mathilde Krim, the founding chairperson of the AIDS research organization amfAR and a pioneering scientist and public heath advocate, passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2018. Read on for a look back at her extraordinary life and… Read More…

What You Need to Know about MPTF’s Health and Wellness Programs

Ever since it was founded in 1921, the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) has worked to support members of the entertainment community in living and aging well. Over the years, the organization has greatly expanded the scope of its health and wellness services; today, MPTF offers a broad range of physical and mental health… Read More…

Spotlight on the Amazing Kibbutz Programs at Camp Bob Waldorf

Spotlight on the Amazing Kibbutz Programs at Camp Bob Waldorf

Owned and operated by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Camp Bob Waldorf on the Max Straus Campus is a unique resource for youth from the greater Los Angeles area. Covering 112 beautifully rugged acres of the Verdugo Hills area just outside Glendale, the nonprofit camp is dedicated to enriching the lives of… Read More…

7 Things You Need to Know about Being a “Big”

7 Things You Need to Know about Being a “Big”

For more than 100 years, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) has been helping make a difference in the lives of Jewish boys and girls in Los Angeles by matching these Littles with committed, attentive and positive adult volunteers, known as Bigs, who serve as role models and mentors for young people… Read More…