From the CEO

Our Federation’s Response to Colleyville, TX

The events this past weekend at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas are a sobering reminder that antisemitism continues to plague Jewish communities here in…
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From the CEO

Day One

Today I join the more than 130 employees who dedicate themselves to support a kind, protected, and flourishing Jewish community here in Los Angeles and…
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From the CEO

My Best Wishes as We Enter a New Year

As we near the end of another eventful year, there is opportunity to feel grateful. While it was a vast improvement over the last, this…
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From the CEO

Back from an Extraordinary Trip to Israel

I just returned from an extraordinary trip to Israel. It was the first trip from a major Federation since the start of COVID and we were welcomed with open arms and with a sense of both relief and excitement. I was joined on the trip by 34 of our Federation’s leaders and philanthropists including our Board Chair Albert Praw and his wife Heidi, our General Campaign Chair Orna Wolens and her husband Keenan, our Vice Chair Lynn Bider and her husband and former Board Chair Les, and four additional Board members.

From the CEO

Gratitude

This coming Sunday night, I will stand before almost 500 community lay and professional leaders, my family, and dear friends. They are coming from across…
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From the CEO

Our Collective Power

On the heels of the High Holidays and Sukkot, and as we approach another Shabbat, I feel proud and grateful. When our community faced yet…
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From the CEO

The Clarion Call of the Shofar

I woke up this morning to gray skies and a cool mist. I drove to the office past lines of young people waiting to return…
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Federation News

Federation Impact Update: July 2021

Our Federation continuously identifies and addresses our community’s greatest challenges and opportunities — locally and globally. Below are just a few recent examples of the…
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Blog

Brawerman Fellowship – The Path to Success

Yoni Benzacar, Brawerman Fellowship* recipient and recent Emory University graduate with a major in Political Science, shares how the Fellowship helped him create his path to success and grow as a leader.  What was…
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From the CEO

Our Federation Never Takes a Break

It almost feels like a normal Southern California summer. We are taking summer trips and our children have returned to summer camp. The beaches are…
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