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Our Newest Partnership in Israel

Our Newest Partnership in Israel

Soon after you read this letter, I will be touching down in Tel Aviv to lead our Israel Unparalleled trip. Our Federation missions are incredible opportunities to see the power of our work firsthand around the world, especially in Israel. I wish you could be with us to see it, but the next best thing is to watch this video, which details our newest partnership in Israel with Unistream. Read More »

Going for the Gold with Aly Raisman at It Takes A Woman 2017

Going for the Gold with Aly Raisman at It Takes A Woman 2017

This year, Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy went for the gold at our annual It Takes A Woman luncheon, held on May 10th, 2017, at Skirball Cultural Center. Nearly 400 women showed their support for our Federation at our annual event featuring keynote speaker Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman. Aly charmed the crowd as she shared personal stories about growing up in a tight-knit Jewish family, how she deals with social media pressure, and of course, her experiences performing on the U.S. Gymnastics Team in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics! Read More »

The Six Day War Project, Video 2

The Six Day War Project, Video 2

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. We are excited to share the 12-part series with you, entitled “Countdown to the Six Day War Project.” The second video of this mini-series sets the stage for war. Egyptian President Nasser makes aggressive moves, sending tens of thousands of troops to Israel’s border and ordering the UN peacekeeping force to leave. Follow the story as it unfolds in video #2 of the Countdown to the Six Day War Project. Read More »

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My Experience as a FILL Fellow

My Experience as a FILL Fellow

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles offers an internal leadership opportunity for young Federation professionals. FILL — Federation Innovation Leadership Lab — is a yearlong program that builds professional development and strengthens leadership skills and culminates in an impactful international travel experience that exposes the FILL Fellows to the Federation’s global work and other like-minded young leaders. The program provides new skills and experiences, adding more excitement and passion to our Los Angeles Jewish community. Shira Feinstein, FILL Fellow and Federation’s Senior Development Director of Strategic Philanthropy, shares with us the impact of the FILL Fellowship program and her experience abroad. Read More »

The 6-Day War Project

The 6-Day War Project

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. We are excited to share the first of the 12-part series with you, which describes the regional atmosphere in 1967 and the events that precipitated the breakout of war. Read More »

My Experience in India with the National Young Leadership Cabinet

My Experience in India with the National Young Leadership Cabinet

Dr. Robin Polansky is a member of National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC), a six-year leadership development program for the Jewish Federations of North America. This year, Dr. Polansky represented the Los Angeles chapter of NYLC on the annual study mission, which sends Cabinet members from different communities across North America to see our work overseas in partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Check out our interview with Dr. Polansky to learn about her experience in India and with our Federation in Los Angeles. Read More »

Committing to Ensuring Success Beyond Graduation with Unistream

Committing to Ensuring Success Beyond Graduation with Unistream

Through its partnership with the Israeli nonprofit Unistream, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is committed to the success and empowerment of Israeli students living in the socioeconomic and geographic peripheries of Israel. This multifaceted commitment, which includes an expansion of Unistream’s infrastructure and curriculum, extends far beyond participants’ high school graduation. Unistream’s programming caters to high school students, but is designed to instill a lifelong skillset that will be applicable to their future careers and aspirations. Read More »

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