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The Lasting Impact of My Gap Year in Israel

The Lasting Impact of My Gap Year in Israel

I had just spent nine months in my newfound home away from home, and as I headed to college, my life was changed forever. On the Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel, a program of Masa Israel Journey, I spent one semester studying and earning academic credits at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and one semester teaching English and volunteering in Yerucham (a small town in the south of Israel). I was able to further my education and gain real life experience — a combination that many other 18-year-olds enter college without. Read More »

Meet Harlee, a Young Adult Participant of The Miracle Project!

Meet Harlee, a Young Adult Participant of The Miracle Project!

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. We recently interviewed Harlee, a young adult participant of The Miracle Project for the past eight years. The Miracle Project is a Federation partner that provides individuals with autism and other disabilities the tools to build communication, social skills, community, and greater self-esteem through inclusive theater and expressive arts programs. Here is Harlee’s inspirational story. Read More »

Super Sunday at a Glance: A Day of Giving for a Year of Impact

Super Sunday at a Glance: A Day of Giving for a Year of Impact

On Sunday, February 12, hundreds of community members joined together for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ annual Super Sunday event. Read More »

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Super Sunday Live Blog

Super Sunday Live Blog

Join us for Super Sunday on February 12th for a fun-filled and impactful day that supports Federation’s life-changing work all year long! Sign up to make calls with us and make this Super Sunday a day of giving with a year of impact. Read More »

Imagine the Possibilities!

Imagine the Possibilities!

Today, as the clouds are beginning to clear, I want to share with you some exciting news for our community: we just received final approval to create a 21st century Jewish community center on the edge of the Pacific! Read More »

Meet The Network – The Federation’s Leadership Program Alumni Community!

Meet The Network – The Federation’s Leadership Program Alumni Community!

For graduates of Federation leadership development programs, The Network provides opportunities to reunite, expand networks, share knowledge, gain skills, and give back to the Jewish community through events dedicated to community leadership and philanthropy. The Network’s inaugural “In The Chair With The Chair” event started 2017 off with a bang. The evening brought together more than 100 Federation alumni to hear community leader and philanthropist Michael Milken interviewed by Chair of The Jewish Federations of North America Board of Trustees Richard Sandler. Read More »

An Interview with Maya Wernick, A Teen Volunteer at OurSpace

An Interview with Maya Wernick, A Teen Volunteer at OurSpace

We recently interviewed Maya Wernick, a teen volunteer at OurSpace. OurSpace is a Federation partner that provides a full spectrum of Jewish experiences for children, teens, and adults with special needs and special abilities. Read our interview with Maya to learn why she is inspired to volunteer! Read More »

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