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Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Survivor and her Son Reflect

Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Survivor and her Son Reflect

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 70th anniversary of the day that Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated. Read More »

Rosh Chodesh: A New Month is Born

Rosh Chodesh: A New Month is Born

Rosh Chodesh is the first day of every Jewish month—today, that month is Shevat. Celebrated as a festival in ancient times, Rosh Chodesh was observed when sky watchers would discover the first sliver of a new moon above, designating the new month. Read More »

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reminds Us What We Stand For

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reminds Us What We Stand For

I haven’t seen the movie Selma yet, but I can think of no better way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life than by doing so on MLK Day. Read More »

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We Remember the Paris Victims of Terror

We Remember the Paris Victims of Terror

On Wednesday, January 14th, members of our community came together for a Memorial for Paris Victims of Terror, convened by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and hosted by Sinai Temple. Read More »

A Day of Purpose and Philanthropy

A Day of Purpose and Philanthropy

Is there a better way to start the year than seeing the impact of The Jewish Federation in person? According to 50 of our most devoted philanthropists, the answer is no. Earlier this month, we saw it for ourselves as part of the Valley Alliance Women’s Board annual retreat. Chaired by Barbara Brilliant, Allison Martini and Jill Namm, the retreat began... Read More »

Transforming the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Transforming the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

At our final 2014 Board meeting in December, I offered my perspective on the remarkable transformation of our Federation over the past five years. My thoughts were originally published on eJewish Philanthropy yesterday, and I am honored to share them with you today. Thank you for all you have done to make this possible. Your ongoing partnership... Read More »

I Am a Border State

I Am a Border State

I recently completed a one-year Kahn Fellowship for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. My aim during the fellowship was to specifically work on engaging the young queer Jewish community. In return, my own personal growth would be nurtured through an additional immersive experience. Read More »

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