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Celebrating a Month of Infinite Light with NuRoots

Celebrating a Month of Infinite Light with NuRoots

Infinite Light, a month-long citywide celebration of miracles, took place throughout the month of December in celebration of Hanukkah! This curated festival of creativity and community brought people from all across Los Angeles together in the spirit of the holiday. Infinite Light is a bold idea launched by NuRoots, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ ground-breaking grassroots initiative that connects young people to Jewish life in new ways. Read More »

Tags: Blog, Event Recap

Beginnings

Beginnings

As we begin 2017, I want to talk to you about "beginnings" and tell you what our Federation means when we say, "We are committed to the Jewish journey from birth to giving birth and beyond." We are invested in the next generations — and that investment starts at the beginning. We all want our children to be resilient and our families to be strong. We care about our children's development and their families' connection to an inspiring Jewish community. Read More »

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Recognizing Our Leaders

Recognizing Our Leaders

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles ended 2016 with a bang, honoring several members of our community with awards in recognition of their years of involvement and dedication to the Federation. Check out our blog to read about the Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy Valley Alliance Awards & Installations Brunch, as well as the Valley Alliance Annual Meeting. We look forward to another wonderful year working with dedicated and passionate members of our community! Read More »

Tags: Blog, Sylvia Weisz Women's Philanthropy, Event Recap

Community Partnerships, Collective Efforts Fuel Success of 11th Annual Festival of Lights Toy Drive

Community Partnerships, Collective Efforts Fuel Success of 11th Annual Festival of Lights Toy Drive

Hundreds of smiling Smurfs dolls lined the walls of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ conference room this past December. These were just some of the thousands of toys collected during the Federation’s 11th Annual Festival of Lights Toy and Book Drive benefitting children and families in need across Los Angeles. Dozens of organizations and individuals joined forces to ensure the success of the Toy Drive, which ran from November 7th to December 9th, 2016. Read more about The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ 11th Annual Festival of Lights Toy Drive below, and the impact it has on our community. Read More »

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Looking Back: Community Internship Program Graduates Reflect On What They Gained

Looking Back: Community Internship Program Graduates Reflect On What They Gained

One academic semester after the completion of their summer experiences, Community Internship Program alumni reflect on the long-lasting benefits of their work. Read More »

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We Cannot Turn Away

We Cannot Turn Away

As this challenging year ends, I am deeply troubled. This is a time of great uncertainty. In the past, the Jewish community has always been able to count on the strength of our communal institutions. As you know, in Los Angeles our Federation has been at the heart of Jewish life for over 104 years. We are the bedrock of the community. Read More »

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Wow! Did You See All We Did in 2016?

Wow! Did You See All We Did in 2016?

Did you see Federation's Year-in-Review report I sent you a few days ago? In case you missed it, it highlighted some of Federation's many accomplishments in 2016, like these... Read More »

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Leadership

Leadership

This past Sunday, 68 passionate, committed and talented young people graduated from our Community Leadership Institute (CLI). It is the culmination of over a year spent together learning about leadership and the challenges facing our community. I had the privilege of being one of their first speakers when the program began 15 months ago, and again this past Sunday when I was the final speaker at their graduation. The following is what I expressed to them... Read More »

Tags: From the CEO

MAINSTAGE 2016: A Night of Inspiration, Generosity, Philanthropy, and Fun!

MAINSTAGE 2016: A Night of Inspiration, Generosity, Philanthropy, and Fun!

Tuesday, November 29th, was a night to remember! The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles hosted our 2nd annual young adult fundraiser at the Avalon Hollywood, bringing together hundreds of young professionals from all over Los Angeles for a night of inspiration and philanthropy. James Corden, Host of The Late Late Show with James Corden, headlined the evening’s impressive cast of talent that included Ben Winston, Executive Producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden; Kevin Demoff, Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Rams; and Milana Vayntrub, Comedian, Director, Actress, and Founder of Can’t Do Nothing. Read More »

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My Jewish Involvement, Thanks to the Brawerman Fellowship

My Jewish Involvement, Thanks to the Brawerman Fellowship

Each year, The Jewish Federation selects high school seniors who demonstrate academic strength, and a deep commitment to leadership, community service, and Jewish engagement to become Brawerman Fellows. Josh Cahn, who recently graduated from UC Berkeley, shares his experience as one of The Jewish Federation's Brawerman Fellows. Read more from Josh below! Read More »

Tags: Faces of Federation

An Interview with Danit Grill, Community Service Chair and Board Member for YALA

An Interview with Danit Grill, Community Service Chair and Board Member for YALA

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles offers many opportunities – social, professional, volunteer and leadership – through YALA, Young Adults of Los Angeles. We recently interviewed Danit Grill, a YALA Board Member and the Community Service Chair for YALA. Through her position, Danit has been able to combine her passion for community service and social action with YALA and the Jewish community. Read our interview with Danit to find out why YOU should join her in making a difference! Read More »

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MainStage 2016: Interview with Eric Fihman

MainStage 2016: Interview with Eric Fihman

MainStage – Be Inspired, Be Social, Be Generous! The Jewish Federation’s annual young adult fundraiser is taking place on November 29th at the Avalon Hollywood. The event invites leading innovators and influencers to the stage to inspire, connect and entertain. Last year, young professionals brought in over $1 million to help the Federation, and MainStage contributed to that! The night promises to be one full of food, talent, drinks and more! Read More »

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MainStage 2016: Interview with Zev Opos

MainStage 2016: Interview with Zev Opos

The Jewish Federation’s annual young adult fundraiser is taking place on November 29th at the Avalon Hollywood. The event invites leading innovators and influencers to the stage to inspire, connect and entertain. Check out our interview with Zev Opos, a MainStage Committee member and read why YOU should just us at Mainstage 2016! Read More »

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L’Dor V’Dor: Ignite the Fire and Pass it from Generation to Generation

L’Dor V’Dor: Ignite the Fire and Pass it from Generation to Generation

The Skirball Cultural Center was abuzz with excitement on November 2nd as nearly 400 of our community’s most dedicated women greeted one another at The Jewish Federation’s Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy’s Annual L’Dor V’Dor Luncheon. Read More »

Tags: Event Recap

Making an Impact

Making an Impact

Two Sundays ago, I was pedaling forcefully up a long and winding hill with rain pouring down on me. I was riding 36 miles with hundreds of others, and not one of us was deterred by the weather. As our saying goes, we were "riding for the Jewish future" in The Jewish Federation's fourth, and most successful, Tour de Summer Camps — the community-wide fundraising event that has raised millions of dollars and helped hundreds of children attend one of twelve life-changing Jewish summer camps in Los Angeles. Read More »

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MainStage: Be Inspired, Be Social, Be Generous!

MainStage: Be Inspired, Be Social, Be Generous!

The Jewish Federation’s annual young adult fundraiser is taking place on November 29th at the Avalon Hollywood. The event invites leading innovators and influencers to the stage to inspire, connect and entertain. Check out our interview with Clare Koppel, a MainStage Committee member and current participant in CLI (the Community Leadership Institute, a premier leadership program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles). Read More »

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Tour de Summer Camps – Meet Rider Jonathan Ahdoot

Tour de Summer Camps – Meet Rider Jonathan Ahdoot

On Sunday, October 30th, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will proudly hold our 4th annual Tour de Summer Camps, the community-wide cycling fundraiser that helps provide scholarships to send more of our kids to Jewish summer camp and help them build a lifelong connection to Jewish identity and values. We interviewed Jonathan Ahdoot, who will be riding 18 miles on October 30th! Read more about why Jonathan is involved! Read More »

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Leadership, Memory, Community, Future and Hope

Leadership, Memory, Community, Future and Hope

As I reflect on the past year, I am saddened by the loss of five great leaders. This past year we lost Bram Goldsmith, Jona Goldrich, Chuck Boxenbaum, Osias "Ozzie" Goren and Israel's statesman and leader, Shimon Peres. Each of them impacted our Jewish community, and each of them left an indelible mark on our Federation and our essential work. Read More »

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Tour de Summer Camps: Meet Adar Broekman!

Tour de Summer Camps: Meet Adar Broekman!

On Sunday, October 30th, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will proudly hold our 4th annual Tour de Summer Camps, the community-wide cycling fundraiser that helps provide scholarships to send more of our kids to Jewish summer camp and help them build a lifelong connection to Jewish identity and values. We interviewed Adar Broekman, who is participating this year as a virtual rider, to help send more kids to summer camp. Read about why Adar chose TdSC as his Mitzvah project, in honor of his upcoming Bar Mitzvah! Read More »

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The City of Los Angeles Celebrates Rosh Hashanah

The City of Los Angeles Celebrates Rosh Hashanah

What does the shofar sound like when blasted through the vaulted ceilings of Los Angeles City Hall’s council chambers? Let’s just say, it is a resounding way to ring in the New Year! Read More »

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