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Care & Support

Mitzvah Corps.

Our congregation provides support through rough and happier times. The UNISYN Mitzvah Corps is dedicated to serving our fellow congregants as they encounter life cycle events. We welcome new babies, provide support for congregants facing illness or surgery and we help those among us who mourn the loss of a loved one. If you are need and or want support from Mitzvah Corps please contact our synagogue offices, via email or phone 310.472.1255, so that we can assure you the support you need is met as well as if you would like to help volunteer within Mitzvah Corps. 

Tikkun Olam Committee

Tikkun Olam - repairing the world - is a pillar Jewish principles and values, and it is also a something that our congregation works to exemplify through continual programs and partnerships year-round as well as with special projects. By providing paper and re-usable bags for St. Joseph's Center, collecting foods and other household items for SOVA, gathering children's clothes and supplies for Baby2Baby, and so many other programs, our Tikkun Olam Committee works to be a support to bettering our congregation and community at large. If you would like to learn more about programs or get involved please contact the synagogue offices, via email or phone 310.472.1255.

Community Wide Support Tools

University Synagogue has a social worker, career development specialist, and lawyer available to provide free assistance to our members.

The Ezra Network is an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in partnership with Jewish Family Service, Bet Tzedek Legal Services and Jobs.Vision.Success (formerly known as Jewish Vocational Service). University Synagogue was the first and continues to be the ground-breaking congregation in this initiative funded by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. For three years, congregants and members of the Jewish Community have sought help and been assisted in various ways. 

Social Worker - Nina Reinis

Nina Reinis of The Ezra Network is on-site at University Synagogue every Tuesday and Thurdsay to meet with individuals by appointment, one-on-one in a confidential setting. Nina can assist you with the following challenges:

  • Aging parents
  • Appealing disability claims
  • Individuals with special needs
  • Divorce and family issues
  • Domestic violence resources
  • Drugs and alcohol addiction resources
  • Eviction
  • Family members with mental illness
  • Grief counseling
  • Home foreclosure
  • Legal challenges
  • Navigating support systems for financial issues
  • Parent support referrals
  • Unemployment
  • Other counseling needs and resources

For information about the Ezra Network, click here. To make an appointment, contact Nina Reinis by phone at (323) 600-5722, or by email

Career Development Specialist 

The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles has a career development specialist from Jewish Vocational Service. She can help with resume writing, interview skills, cover letter writing, LinkedIn advice, online job application processes, networking, and salary negotiation. Contact us at (310) 472-1255 for more information.

Browse the Jewish Community Resource Guide, click here.

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