Jewish Long Beach is working with all area Jewish agencies, congregations, and organizations to provide the community with relief and information as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
We have just established the Jewish Long Beach COVID-19 Relief Fund, which will fund—in part or in whole—programs and services, delivered by Long Beach and West Orange County Jewish organizations that address and relieve the needs of our community’s most vulnerable. Jewish Long Beach has made an initial commitment of $55,000 to seed the Jewish Long Beach COVID-19 Relief Fund and is already in the process of awarding grants.
We are asking the community to help us at least double our impact by matching or exceeding our $55,000 initial investment. Every dollar helps a Jewish person in need weather this crisis, which has so profoundly impacted us all. One hundred percent of our commitment, along with all donor contributions to the fund, will directly support those impacted by the pandemic, and/or programs providing critical community services.
Please click on the button below to make a contribution or call us at 562.426.7601 ext. 1314. Leave a message and someone will return your call.
In addition, we are making national, state, local and Jewish communal resources available to you and are adding information regularly, so be sure to return to this page often for the latest information.
Los Angeles and Orange Counties have created repositories of information available to those seeking guidance. You can access Los Angeles County’s resources HERE and Orange County's. The City of Long Beach has it's own resource page with current information. FEMA has stepped in and created a rumor control webpage, so check here for the facts. Another excellent resource for information compiled for all Californians is COVID Chai 1.
Social distancing does not mean social isolation.Jewitathome.com is a curation of resources to create a digital Jewish Community in order to live a Jewish life even when we cannot gather physically. Also offering a bounty of virtual experiences for every age and interest is the Israeli-American Council. Check out their vast array of activities. For educational webinars and a collection of videos, plus live programming straight from Israel, check out Stand With Us.
KEEPING CHILDREN OCCUPIED AND EDUCATED
TIME magazine has opened it's vaults and converted many of its educational resources for kids into a virtual smorgsabord of virtual delights - check out TIME for Kids, FREE access for the remainder of the year.
STAY IN SHAPE WITH THE "J"
Start your week with some virtual fitness classes led by our very own AJCC Fitness Instructors! Click on the links below to join the zoom calls (on the times listed below) or you can always access these links on our Fitness Virtual Connection Page.
Coming soon: A list of Passover resources.
If you are not already part of our e-mail list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added. This will allow you to receive our frequent communications on COVID-19 and our ongoing efforts to respond. Also, be sure to follow Jewish Long Beach on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
We at Jewish Long Beach wish you and yours strength and the very best of health during a challenging time for all of us. We hope you will reach out to us should you have questions or need assistance.