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Teens Transformed by Community Internship Program

Teens Transformed by Community Internship Program

“I felt like I contributed in some way to the awareness and teachings of Israel.” “I finally made an impact.” “I’m actually making a difference in my community.” These were just a few of the inspiring words of the seven teens who gave speeches during last Friday’s Community Internship Program commencement ceremony. Read More »

Inside Jewish St. Petersburg with JDC Entwine: An Illuminating Federation Travel Experience

Inside Jewish St. Petersburg with JDC Entwine: An Illuminating Federation Travel Experience

I am embarrassed to admit the following list of things that summed up my knowledge of Jewish life in Russia and Russia in general before staffing the joint Federation/JDC Entwine Inside Jewish St. Petersburg trip this summer: Fiddler on the Roof. The Pale of Settlement. Matryoshka dolls. Read More »

Super Sunday Too: An Interview with Valley Alliance Campaign Co-Chair Lisa Hess

Super Sunday Too: An Interview with Valley Alliance Campaign Co-Chair Lisa Hess

The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance just kicked off our second annual 100 Days of Giving on July 1st — and now it’s nearly time to kick our giving into high gear with Super Sunday Too! Today, we’re excited to bring you this exclusive interview with Lisa Hess, who serves as the Valley Alliance Campaign Co-Chair, along with her husband George. Read More »

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Onward Israel L.A.: Reflections on My Experience with Amit LaDerech

Onward Israel L.A.: Reflections on My Experience with Amit LaDerech

The end of this week marks the half-way point of our time in Tel Aviv! After working my internship for a few weeks, I’d like to share some personal reflection on the experience. Read More »

Mission to Russia: An Interview with President & CEO Jay Sanderson

Mission to Russia: An Interview with President & CEO Jay Sanderson

Jay Sanderson, President and CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, recently traveled to Moscow and St. Petersburg with community leaders. Together they toured the cities, learned about the history and richness of Russian Jewish life, and visited a Jewish summer camp and community center, as well as other impactful Federation programs. This Federation mission to Russia was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Federation’s work in action. Read More »

The Fabric That Keeps Us Together: My CLI Trip to Israel

The Fabric That Keeps Us Together: My CLI Trip to Israel

Of course spending 10 days in Israel was incredible — how could it not be? We got to explore many parts of Jerusalem, pay our respects at Yad Vashem and Mount Herzl, and meet with interesting and powerful individuals from all over Israel. Don’t let me forget the ocean view in Tel Aviv or the humbling feeling of sitting in the very room where the State of Israel was created. Read More »

Jewish Teens Learn Real-World Skills Through Our Community Internship Program

Jewish Teens Learn Real-World Skills Through Our Community Internship Program

This summer, 40 rising high school juniors and seniors have been taking over the Jewish nonprofit world as part of The Jewish Federation’s Community Internship Program. Working for impactful organizations such as Bet Tzedek, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles and Jewish World Watch, these teens are gaining real-world experience, earning a paycheck, and getting a glimpse of how they can touch lives as part of our Los Angeles Jewish community. Read More »

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