Our History

Jewish Life Foundation funds the creation the Jewish-themed cultural and educational programs that are broadcast on JLTV (Jewish Life Television).  Our mission is to promote education and understanding among cultures worldwide by utilizing all facets of the media to provide community outreach programs, educational programs and cultural events that embrace, celebrate and share Jewish values and traditions.

dodgerDaySince its inception, Jewish Life Foundation has served hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States with our unique and diverse programs.

JLF funds the broadcast of the Maccabiah Games on Jewish Life Television (JLTV).  This is the third largest sporting event in the world after the Olympics and the World Cup.  Over 9,000 Jewish athletes from 70 countries compete for two weeks in Israel, broadcast exclusively on JLTV.

The Foundation funds JLTV’s exclusive yearly broadcast of the Nobel Prize ceremony, live and direct from Stockholm, Sweden.  This fascinating program highlights recipients and gives us a glimpse into this rarefied world.

One of the most respected music events in the world is the Krakow Jewish Music Festival, held in Krakow, Poland every June.  JLTV has been invited by the Polish government to broadcast this powerful cultural event. This is a musical event that attracts young people, both Jewish and non-Jewish.

Each year, on Yom HaShoah, the Jewish Life Foundation presents 24 hours of Holocaust programming on JLTV. This includes documentaries, films, and survivor interviews and testimonies.

Since 1998, we have engaged more than 500,000 baseball fans within the Southern California Jewish Community with our annual Jewish Community Day Pre-Game Ceremonies for the Los Angeles.

The Foundation also publishes historical books and documentary projects such as Pioneers of Israel and History of Jewish Los Angeles.  We are currently raising funds to produce a book and documentary on The History of Jewish New York.

Since 2003, we have provided free tennis lessons to hundreds of urban and Jewish youth annually through our Tennis LA program. Tennis LA is modeled on the self-esteem and talent development program offered by the Israel Tennis Centers in Israel.

Some of past programming and events have included:

 

  • California Loves Israel, a touring group which has brought thousands of individuals to Israel;
  • The International Jewish Film Festival
  • Special entertainment events such as a tribute concert honoring Israel’s 60th birthday
  • Noah’s Ark at the Los Angeles Zoo, an innovative and fun family program which introduces animals of the Bible to children of all ages. Working with Blazer Media Group, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and the Jerusalem Zoo, more than 50,000 people have been entertained by this unique family adventure.