The Transformative Power of Adversity in Leadership

Discover the transformative power of adversity in leadership through the Federation’s Community Leadership Institute (CLI). CLI is a highly competitive training program for young professionals ages 25-40, providing tools, knowledge, and connections to become effective Jewish communal leaders. Join CLI to hone your leadership skills, learn about Jewish non-profit initiatives in L.A., and cultivate relationships with esteemed leaders of the Jewish community.

May You Be Inscribed in the Book of Life

May You Be Inscribed in the Book of Life. As Yom Kippur approaches, our Federation asks for forgiveness. Teshuva means “return” and reminds us to acknowledge our wrongs and strive to be our best selves. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is committed to building a better community. We face challenges together for success. Shanah Tovah U’Metukah – Happy New Year.

An Experience in the Heartland with CLI

Experience Jewish Leadership training program for young professionals ages 25-40. CLI participants gain skills and connections to become effective Jewish communal leaders. Alisa Kasimova shares her experience traveling to Israel with CLI, visiting historic sites and learning about Jewish heritage. Join CLI to make a difference in the Jewish community. Visit for more information.

Twinning from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles and Beyond

Discover the transformative Global Teen Twinning Program, connecting students from Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius. Recently, coordinators traveled to Thessaloniki and Sofia, delving into the rich history of the Jewish communities. Witness personal encounters, guided tours, and workshops that strengthen ties and preserve the human connection. Join us for an unforgettable educational journey. Visit

The Shofar’s Clarion Call

Reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead with the powerful sound of the shofar. Join our community as we come together, no matter our differences, to face our greatest challenges. The Jewish Federation extends gratitude for your immeasurable contributions and wishes all good things for you and your family in the new year. Shabbat Shalom, Shana Tovah, and G’mar Tov.

You Are What You Eat: A Rosh Hashanah Seder

Discover the rich tradition of the Rosh Hashanah Seder and its significance in Iranian Jewish culture. Explore the symbolic foods and blessings that are part of this ancient practice, and learn how to apply them to your own life for a meaningful and transformative new year. Visit for more information on the Y&S Nazarian Iranian Young Leaders Initiative.

An Interview with Evan Lindenmayer

Join Evan Lindenmayer, an avid mountain climber and producer for Troika, in an interview about his involvement with the Federation’s Young Adult Committee and the importance of Jewish culture and tradition. Discover why supporting this Jewish community is essential for securing a better future. Learn more at

An Interview with Fashionlaine’s Elaine Daneshrad

Discover the interview with Fashionlaine’s Elaine Daneshrad and her involvement with the Jewish community in Los Angeles. From her PR background to her passion for fashion, Elaine shares her journey and hopes to inspire others. Learn more about NuRoots, an organization that mobilizes young adults to create meaningful communities in LA, by visiting

No Summer Vacation

“No Summer Vacation: Addressing Jewish Poverty and Supporting Vulnerable Families and Seniors. Discover how our Jewish Federation is intensifying efforts to combat poverty and support struggling Jewish families. Join us in providing assistance to financially challenged children attending Jewish summer camps and schools. Together, we can build a stronger Jewish community for today and the future. Shabbat Shalom!”

An Interview with Aaron Kogan

The Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) created the Young Leadership Awards to recognize outstanding young adult lay leaders in the Jewish community. Aaron Kogan, recipient of the Ratner Leadership Award, discusses his connection with the Jewish community and his experience at the 2017 General Assembly. Submit nominations for the Young Men’s and Young Women’s awards by August 10th.

2017-18 ChangeMakers Strengthen Our Community

The Jewish Federation’s ChangeMaker Challenge seeks projects that address L.A.’s challenges. Last year’s winners received funding and leadership training. Denise McCain-Tharnstrom of Our Children LA praised the program’s support for smaller nonprofits. Laura Zachar of Reading Partners valued the free professional development opportunity. Jared Seide of Center for Council appreciated the chance to connect with other leaders. Kaile Shilling of AIYN emphasized the importance of learning and shared vision. David Roman of South Central Family Health Center found inspiration in fellow cohort members. Apply for the ChangeMaker Challenge to make a difference in Los Angeles.

The Politics of Race in Los Angeles — Reflections on Our June NLP Session

Learn about the politics of race in Los Angeles and the experiences of Lia Mandelbaum in the Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP). Explore the impact of Mayor Tom Bradley, the Rodney King riots, and the Korean American community. Discover the work being done by faith-based organizations to promote racial justice and equality in LA.

The Future is Now

Join us at our biggest event of the year, Summer Soiree! Connect with young Jewish Angelenos and support the Federation’s Save our Survivors Campaign. Enjoy music, games, drinks, and more while helping Holocaust survivors in need. Get your tickets now at Follow NuRoots on Facebook for updates on our innovative programs for young adults.

An Interview with Jake Schochet, Global Teen Twinning Alum

Discover the transformative experience of the Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program. With over 60,000 participants, this program fosters lasting relationships, cultural immersion, and a love for Israel. Read Jake Schochet’s inspiring journey and learn how this program shaped his life and passion for community service. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this incredible program. Contact

Help the Children

Help the Children: Join our new initiative in partnership with Bet Tzedek to provide pro bono legal representation for underage clients impacted by recent changes to immigration laws. Attorneys, please contact for volunteer opportunities. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these vulnerable children. Shabbat Shalom!

The BAR Center at the Beach Groundbreaking

The BAR Center at the Beach Groundbreaking in Venice Beach marks the start of an exceptional upgrade for the neighborhood. With a vision to be a multigenerational community center, the planned structure designed by renowned architect Hagy Belzberg will offer dynamic programming and creative Jewish engagement. Construction begins in the second half of 2018.

Navigating Culture & Crossing Borders on Jay’s 4 Questions

Tune in to Jay’s 4 Questions podcast at or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, Spotify, or Stitcher! Join Mayor Eric Garcetti as he discusses navigating culture, crossing borders, and making an impact in the world. Hear from a diverse group of thought leaders and gain new perspectives on food, culture, spirituality, and more. Don’t miss out on these compelling conversations!