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Federation Celebrates New Partnership with Unistream in Israel: Turning Dreams Into Reality

Federation Celebrates New Partnership with Unistream in Israel: Turning Dreams Into Reality

On May 22nd, community members joined together to celebrate the official launch of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ major partnership with Unistream in Israel. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #11

The Six Day War Project - Video #11

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. After six days of fighting, Israel had won. A battle for survival had ended with an overwhelming Israeli victory. In Just six days, Israel pushed back the Arab armies that threatened its existence, and achieved defensible borders. In the 11th video of the 12-part mini-series, learn how Israel attempted to achieve peace with its neighbors, and the shocking reply the defeated nations sent back. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #10

The Six Day War Project - Video #10

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. The tenth video of the 12-part series marks the end of the Six Day War. The video relives the relief and euphoria felt throughout Israel. Israel was now the Middle East’s dominant military power. Watch the video to learn about the final day of the war, and the implications of Israel’s victory. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #9

The Six Day War Project - Video #9

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the ninth video of the 12-part series, find out why Israel ascended the Golan Heights, and why the Egyptian public forgave Nasser for their defeat. Throughout the war Egyptian President Nasser falsely reported stirring military victories over Israel. But on June 9th, he publicly announced the truth – the Egyptian army had been defeated. Follow the story as it unfolds. Read More »

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Shalom from Israel

Shalom from Israel

I’m writing to you today from Israel — with some personal reflections. This has been a momentous week as Israel celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem. Fifty years ago this week, as I was looking forward to my 10th birthday, I saw my grandfather with tears in his eyes. He told me the story of Israel as if he witnessed every moment. Unfortunately, my grandfather, a man whose family escaped the pogroms in Russia, never saw Jerusalem with his own eyes. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #8

The Six Day War Project - Video #8

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In just three days, Israel successfully neutralized the threat from Egypt in the South and Jordan in the East, with Arab forces in retreat in the West Bank. Syrian attacks continued in the north. Follow the story as it unfolds. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #7

The Six Day War Project - Video #7

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the seventh video of the 12-part mini-series, witness the dramatic moment when a 2,000-year-old dream became a reality. On this day, Israeli forces took control of Eastern Jerusalem including the Old City and the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. This was seen by many as a profound moment in Jewish history. Watch the video to see the story unfold. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #6

The Six Day War Project - Video #6

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the sixth video, watch how the Israeli Defense Force engaged Egyptian troops in the Sinai. Meanwhile, Israeli troops were positioned on the strategic mountaintop of Mount Scopus in Jerusalem overlooking the Old City. Learn what prevented Israel from firing on the Jordanian army in Jerusalem and follow the rest of the story as it unfolds. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #5

The Six Day War Project - Video #5

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. Video 5 of the mini-series recounts the first day of the Six Day War. Read More »

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Countdown to the Six Day War Project - Video #4

Countdown to the Six Day War Project - Video #4

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the fourth video of this mini-series, experience the fear Israelis felt as they prepared for an inevitable war, and learn what made this a ‘war of no choice.’ Read More »

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Rautenberg New Leaders Project Participates in JPAC Advocacy Day 2017

Rautenberg New Leaders Project Participates in JPAC Advocacy Day 2017

The Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP), The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ premier civic leadership training program, seeks to foster the next generation of Jewish leaders here in Los Angeles. Founded over 25 years ago, NLP provides a range of diverse learning opportunities that expose participants to the complexity and diversity of Los Angeles civic life. Read More »

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Countdown to the Six Day War Project – Video #3

Countdown to the Six Day War Project – Video #3

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.” Three weeks before the outbreak of the 1967 war, Egypt blocked Israel’s Southern Port while five other Arab armies sent troops to Israel’s borders. In the third video, learn what Israel did in response to Egypt’s threatening moves, and how Egyptian President Nasser escalated the situation further. Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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The Impact of the FILL Fellowship

The Impact of the FILL Fellowship

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. Shannon Pournazarian Rahbarpour, FILL Fellow and Federation’s Director of Leadership Development, shares with us the impact of the FILL Fellowship program and her experience abroad. Read More »

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