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A New Sense of Purpose for Recent CLI Grad

A New Sense of Purpose for Recent CLI Grad

My project was on Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Through my meetings with the organization’s leaders, I learned that Mazon has many initiatives that advocate for the hungry and address the growing problem of food insecurity among such groups as military and low-income families, seniors, rural communities and more. Read More »

Jews, Tacos and Cinco de Mayo

Jews, Tacos and Cinco de Mayo

As Angelenos, we are familiar with Cinco de Mayo, though many of us know only that it’s celebrated with tacos and beer. So, how many of us know the real story behind this holiday? And how many of us are aware that we have an extended Jewish family of up to 50,000 living in Mexico? Read More »

Spreading the Joy of Reading: Restocking Walgrove Avenue Elementary School’s Library

Spreading the Joy of Reading: Restocking Walgrove Avenue Elementary School’s Library

In partnership with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., we donated 1,200 new books to restock the library at Walgrove Avenue Elementary School! Read More »

Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign
How CLI Changed My Priorities: A Recent Grad Reflects

How CLI Changed My Priorities: A Recent Grad Reflects

Because of my involvement and what I learned about organizations within our community, I became very invested in both The Jewish Federation and Jewish LA. I now sit on the RuJuLA steering committee, where I am actively recruiting young Russian Jewish families to participate in our monthly events. Read More »

“I Got All My Cousins with Me” at Federation Major Gifts Dinner

“I Got All My Cousins with Me” at Federation Major Gifts Dinner

We are family! For Federation donors at The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance Major Gifts Dinner April 22nd in Tarzana, this line from an 1980s pop song became an irrefutable fact when author A.J. Jacobs, revealed how many in the room were actually cousins! Read More »

Israel Does it Right

Israel Does it Right

Today, April 22nd, marks the Israeli holiday of Yom Hazikaron—a Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism. Observed since 1963, this holiday officially begins around 8 pm the night prior, when a siren is sounded through the country. Read More »

How CLI Brought Federation into My Life

How CLI Brought Federation into My Life

During my time with CLI, I learned much more about the Federation’s life-changing work. I met with staff members and lay leaders in different departments who really let their passion for the Jewish community shine through and gave me a deeper understanding of what the Federation is trying to achieve. Read More »

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