Jewish Organizations (Out of Ventura County)

Anti-Defamation League
Contact: Cyndi Silverman, Regional Director, Tri-Counties Office
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: (805) 564-6670
Fax: (805) 564-6680
E-mail: Cyndi Silverman
Website: www.adl.org/santa-barbara
Info: The Anti-Defamation League is a national civil rights and human relations agency, established in 1913 to help fight prejudice, bigotry, and anti-Semitism, and safeguard democratic ideals for all. In Ventura County, the ADL has implemented the Public School Liaison Committee, which is a coalition of parents and community members advocating tolerance and understanding in public schools, through preserving the division between church and state. The League has also initiated Eliminate the Hate program, a collaborative effort of the Ventura County Probation Department and Colston Youth Center to reduce hate crimes through anti-bias educational programs for adults, youth, parents and community members.

American Friends of Magen David Adom/ARMDI
Contact: Ellen Rofman, Western Region Director
Location: 5535 Balboa Blvd, Suite 114, Encino, CA, 91316
Telephone: (818) 905-5099 / (800) 323-2371
E-mail: erofman@afmda.org
Website: www.afmda.org
Info: American Friends of Magen David Adom/ARMDI, which stands for American Red Magen David for Israel, is a support group for Magen David Adom (MDA) in Israel, and is responsible for helping save lives in Israel and around the world. MDA is Israel’s emergency blood, ambulance and medical disaster response team. MDA has a long-term working relationship with the American Red Cross.

Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce (Project HEART)
Contact: PROJECT HEART Project Administrator
Location: c/o A.B. DATA, LTD., P.O. Box 170700, Milwaukee, WI 53217-8091
Telephone: +1-414-961-2744 (English)
E-mail: english@heartwebsite.org
Website: www.heartwebsite.org
Info: The purpose of Project HEART is to help individuals with restitution for property that was confiscated, looted, or forcibly sold during the era of the Shoah.

Jewish Free Loan Association
Contact: Mark Meltzer, Executive Director
Location: 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills, CA, 91307
Telephone: (818) 464-3331 / (805) 496-5212
E-mail: info@jfla.org
Website: www.jfla.org
Info: Jewish Free Loan Association offers interest free loans to individuals or families whose needs are urgent, and who may or may not qualify through normal financial resources.