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An Interview with Julie Platt: Mission to Russia

An Interview with Julie Platt: Mission to Russia

Julie Platt, Chair of the Board 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 programs supported by the Federation. Read More »

Onward Israel LA: Making an Impact, Cultural Differences and Delicious Food

Onward Israel LA: Making an Impact, Cultural Differences and Delicious Food

This past week was the most successful one of my internship thus far. My colleague and I have been spending most of our time preparing English material for the organization we work for, Amit LaDerech, in order to begin reaching out to potential donors in the United States. Read More »

Culinarians Day

Culinarians Day

According to the National Day Calendar, July 25th is an offbeat holiday that was created to acknowledge chefs and cooks for the amazing work they do to please our taste buds. In honor of Culinarians Day, we invite you to join us on our next Federation mission: Israel Unparalleled*, a world-class tour featuring innovative cuisine, collectible wines, and astounding art, taking place from September 18-26, 2016. Read More »

Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign
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 »

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 »

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