AKLA (*achla - adj. or interj. Awesome, excellent, great For Teens ages 12 & 13

The David and Janet Polak Foundation is excited to invite Jewish youth ages 12 - 14 to participate in AKLA, a free 5-week program (on consecutive Sundays starting October 15th, through November 12th, 2023) focused on the amazing achievements in technology, medicine, and the arts; within the Jewish community Link here it views the 2023 Calendar. As you can see, these community engagement field trips are truly exceptional.

Teens that complete the five-week program will come away with a deeper understanding of awe-inspiring Jewish contributions to the world. Our program is designed to inspire B’nai mitzvah-aged youth as they map their own course for achievement and mitzvahs in the Jewish Community and beyond. Selected applicants demonstrate a desire to learn about their community, are in pursuit of philanthropic opportunities and want to become the next generation leaders of Los Angeles. All applications are reviewed by an independent panel.

To learn more about AKLA and registration, visit our website at https://aklausa.org/who-we-are. We also encourage you to watch our video at https://vimeo.com/770937689 to see the impact that AKLA has had on the lives of young people in the Jewish community.