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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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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From the CEO

Our Commitment to You

Since I returned from my short but impactful leadership and solidarity trip to Israel, I have heard the fears and concerns of many community members…
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From the CEO

The Actions We Take

I am writing to you from my seat on an El Al flight headed to Israel. After the frightening antisemitic acts of last week and…
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From the CEO

A Gift for Elijah

In just over a week, we will be opening up our wine-stained Haggadot and retelling the story of our exodus from Egypt. Our story is…
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From the CEO

Acknowledging a Milestone

I am one of those people who loves celebrating milestones, especially birthdays and anniversaries. We are fast approaching an anniversary we all have to acknowledge…
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From the CEO

Public Briefing on Ethnic Studies

The last year has been challenging for so many people in our community and certainly for people in all communities throughout Los Angeles and the…
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From the CEO

Israel feels our heartbeat

Our Federation’s love and concern for our Jewish community transcends borders. When we see the harrowing effects of COVID-19 on our Israeli family, we can’t…
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From the CEO

The Long Year Ahead

Thank you for your strong support in 2020 for the health, welfare, security and sustainability of our beloved Jewish community. Together, we were able to…
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From the CEO

Shabbat Prayer for Our Country

As we prepare for Shabbat after the tragic violence, senseless loss of life, and assault on our democracy on the steps of our nation’s Capitol…
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From the CEO

Gratitude During This
Time of Crisis

Tomorrow, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. The very first Thanksgiving came amid a very brutal winter. This Thanksgiving comes amid a historic pandemic that has deeply…
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From the CEO

We Are Listening

We hope you had meaningful High Holidays. Our rabbis and synagogues found new and innovative ways to create community and keep us all engaged and…
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From the CEO

Anti-Semitism: We Are Ready

We are seeing a terrifying rise in anti-Semitism across our nation. With each incident, our communal heart aches for the victims and their families — our fellow Jews in pain. When any Jew is hurt — in any community, anywhere in the world — we are all hurt. It is yet another scary time in history when our people are faced with adversity simply for being who we are.

From the CEO

June Gloom

I have some of my best — and sometimes most challenging — conversations in the grocery store. Last week, a generous supporter of our Federation approached me as I was marveling at the ice creams made from everything but actual milk. She thoughtfully thanked me for my commitment to our Jewish community and asked, “What’s the hardest part of your job?”