Laguna Woods Region of JFFS


The Laguna Woods Region (LWR) of JFFS includes not only residents of Laguna Woods Village - an independent living community for people 55 and over, with one of the largest concentrations of Jewish households in OC - but also welcomes all Jewish seniors in south county communities.


We provide an important link between those living in south county and Jewish life in the rest of OC. LWR sponsors a variety of programs with first class speakers and entertainers for Jewish seniors to enjoy together in south county. JFFS Silver Streak service provides transportation from Laguna Woods to Jewish events across the broader community.

Since its founding, LWR has raised millions of dollars for the community through annual gifts, annuities and bequests to JFFS to help address emergencies and basic Jewish needs locally and throughout the Jewish world.



Jahanna Semelroth

949.435.3484, ext. 389




LWR signature campaign events include an Advance Gifts brunch, a Community Reception and a thank you event. Outreach events throughout the year include: Honorees’ Night celebrating Jewish organization volunteers; a summer social with entertainment and dessert which attracts over 400 people and showcases Laguna Woods Jewish organizations; and neighborhood coffees to introduce new residents to the Jewish community.
Special programs for Holocaust survivors and their families are presented at monthly Café Europa events.


Learn more about our upcoming events:


  • It takes every one of us, giving what we can, to ensure that Jews in need will have counseling, comfort, food, shelter and the spiritual uplift that comes with knowing they can count on JFFS.