The Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is a 15-month program that trains young professionals to be effective leaders of the Jewish community. Learn about Jordan Davidovitz’s experience with CLI on the program’s 10-day group trip to Israel.
As Yom Kippur approaches, on behalf of our Federation and myself, I ask each and every one of you for your forgiveness. If you have felt wronged or upset by me or by something you felt The Jewish Federation did or did not do, I apologize.
The Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is a 15-month program that trains young professionals to be effective leaders of the Jewish community. Learn about Alisa Kasimova’s amazing experience with CLI on the program’s 10-day group trip to Israel.
The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program is the largest student delegation program in the Jewish world. Every year, 600 students in 6th-10th grades from 30 schools in Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius, Lithuania participate in this transformative program. Global Teen Twinning Coordinator Anat Margalit shares her experience from the 16th Joint Teachers Seminar in Greece and Bulgaria.
Beginning Sunday evening, in synagogues across our community and around the world, the shofar will be blown. The distinct, powerful sound of the shofar is a clarion call for all of us, no matter where we pray or how we vote, no matter where we were born or the color of our skin, no matter how old we are or who we love.
The reviving blasts of the shofar are upon us to remind us to wake up. Growing up as an Iranian-American Jew, I’ve been lucky enough…
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Evan Lindenmayer joined The Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Committee in January 2018 and first became involved through one of NuRoots’ quarterly newcomers’ brunches.
We recently interviewed NuRoots community member Elaine Daneshrad about her involvement with the Jewish community, NuRoots, and more! Check out her experience below.
Rachel Wallace is a current participant in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP), engaging with elected, civic, and community leaders to address some of L.A.’s most critical challenges. She shares with us her impactful experience in the NLP program thus far.
I hope you and your family are finding time to enjoy your summer. There has been no slowing down for our Jewish Federation and our…
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Every year, our Federation selects an outstanding young male lay leader for the Ratner Leadership Award (named for Julius M. Ratner) and a young female leader for the Young Women’s Leadership Award, both of whom have exhibited exemplary leadership and philanthropy in the Los Angeles Jewish community and specifically within The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. We interviewed Aaron Kogan, the 2017 recipient of the Ratner Leadership Award.
The Jewish Federation’s Changemaker Challenge searches for projects that will make a positive difference and address some of L.A.’s greatest challenges. Last year’s winners share their thoughts on the program and offer advice for those considering applying for ChangeMaker 2018-2019.
Lia Mandelbaum is the Director of Programming and Engagement at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles. She has been a blogger for the Jewish Journal and has also been published in the Jewish Daily Forward; GrokNation; Interfaith Observer; Jewels of Elul, Charter for Compassion; National Association of Social Workers; Boyle Heights Beat; and The Shift Network. She has participated in the NewGround Fellowship and Jeremiah Fellowship with Bend the Arc and is a current participant in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP). She shares with us her experience in the NLP program thus far.
Our Federation strives to ensure a strong, vibrant, and dynamic Jewish future in Los Angeles, Israel and around the world. Because our young adults are the foundation of that future, we create exciting, meaningful, and compelling programs for them today so that they will be active and engaged members of our community tomorrow. I’m happy to share a few examples of this important work.
The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program is the largest student delegation program in the Jewish world. Jake Schochet attended Maimonides Academy and participated in the Global Teen Twinning Program in March 2013 when he was in 6th grade. He traveled to Israel and had the time of his life! Read more about his experience.
Daniel Halden is an Angeleno dedicated to serving Los Angeles in various capacities. He currently works for the City of Los Angeles as the Hollywood field deputy for City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District. He is a current participant in the Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP), and shares his recent experience with NLP at JPAC Advocacy Day in Sacramento.
Our Federation is committed to the well-being of our entire community. We have received calls from concerned community members who feel bound to take action…
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Jonathan Elist, native Angeleno, shares his passion for the community and what inspired him to get involved with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. He participated in the Rautenberg New Leaders Project and is now a co-chair of the Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation Iranian Young Leadership Inactive and a member of LA Couples with his wife Shirin. Check out his interview to learn more!
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles hosted the BAR Center at the Beach Groundbreaking Celebration in Venice Beach on June 11th. Formerly known as the Israel Levin Center, the BAR Center at the Beach will be the most compelling and innovative intergenerational destination for Jewish life in Los Angeles.
Seven months ago, our Federation launched a weekly podcast called Jay’s 4 Questions to bring together the most interesting and influential thought leaders from around the world for dynamic, intellectual, intimate, and provocative conversations.