News & Media

Here are the latest Federation updates — including blogs from our leadership and photos from a host of events, along with press releases and our social media feed.

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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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Meet Brawerman Fellow Alum Britt Jacobson

Britt Jacobson, Brawerman Fellowship* recipient and recent USC graduate with a major in Global Studies and double minors in Folklore & Popular Culture and Music…
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Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is a vibrant, forward-thinking, mission, impact, and results-driven organization — and Jewish to our core. We identify, assess and address both the most pressing challenges and greatest opportunities in order to support and sustain Jewish community today and ensure a rich Jewish community accessible to everyone for generations. The result? We touch every Jewish life in Los Angeles, Israel and the world—starting with yours.
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Jewish Federation of Greater Los AngelesThursday, July 29th, 2021 at 11:30pm
Our Federation is on the front lines fighting against antisemitism in all its forms. We are so proud that four members of the L.A. contingent of our National Young Leadership Cabinet* (NYLC) recently attended the Jewish Federations of North America Day of Activation alongside 250 other young leaders from across the country. 1st years Jessica Carbino and Leslie Schapira, 2nd year Eden Rachel Cohen, and 5th year Robin Polansky are true examples of our leadership pipeline, and we are so honored that they chose to represent the L.A. community last week in DC.

Together, our Cabinet members helped secure a commitment from the Biden administration to fill the role of Ambassador to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism at the State Department in the coming weeks and were part of a delegation that met with top Congressional leaders spearheading the fight against antisemitism.

*NYLC is Federation’s five-year premier national leadership and philanthropic development program. This unique opportunity cultivates, trains, and inspires young leaders to take on positions locally and nationally that will impact the future of the global Jewish community.
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Jewish Federation of Greater Los AngelesWednesday, July 28th, 2021 at 5:50pm
“Being an Emerging Philanthropists Co-Chair is meaningful because it’s an opportunity to engage with my generation and allows me to serve as a bridge that introduces philanthropy into their lives and creates engagement with the Jewish community that will hopefully last a lifetime.”

Meet Tamara Shayne Kagel, one of our Federation’s outstanding Co-Chairs of Emerging Philanthropists.* Tamara is also a public defender for Los Angeles County representing indigent criminal defendants. Prior to becoming an attorney, she had a career as a classical dancer and then writer. She enjoys bagels, a good Larry David quote, and a great RBG meme. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband Brook Hinchman and (soon-to-be three) children.

*Emerging Philanthropists (EP) is Federation’s philanthropy space for those 40 and under making a meaningful gift to our Annual Campaign. By joining EP, you have the chance to attend educational and impactful events while creating a community of like-minded individuals like these amazing humans, our EP leadership. Make your gift today and join us.
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Jewish Federation of Greater Los AngelesTuesday, July 27th, 2021 at 4:13pm
“We can’t be afraid to advance standards and the sense of covenantal obligation that are part of being Jewish, and we should not shy away from that.” President & CEO of The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jacob Solomon shares his principles on how to create and sustain a flourishing Jewish future.

Our Jewish Future is just one way that shows how The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles cares for our entire community in every way imaginable, today and for generations to come. Learn more at
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