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An Interview with YALA Board Member Rachel Grundy

An Interview with YALA Board Member Rachel Grundy

YALA’s Summer Soiree is THIS August 2nd at 7:00 PM — it’s the biggest event of the year! Join YALA and hundreds of other young Jewish Angelenos for an unforgettable night of music, food, drinks, photo booths, and more! We interviewed YALA Board Member Rachel Grundy to find out why she decided to join and support YALA and what she’s doing this summer (aside from counting down the days until the Summer Soiree). Read More »

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YALA Invites Jewish Young Adults to the Summer Soiree!

YALA Invites Jewish Young Adults to the Summer Soiree!

Summer Soiree is back! On August 2nd at 7:00 PM, Young Adults of Los Angeles (YALA) is hosting an unforgettable night of music, food, photo booths, and more. An initiative of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, YALA brings together Jewish young adults ages 22 to 40 through a diverse range of programming and experiences. Read More »

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Meet Our Rider, Ivan Wolkind: Tour de Summer Camps 2017

Meet Our Rider, Ivan Wolkind: Tour de Summer Camps 2017

On Sunday, October 29th, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will proudly hold our 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, the community-wide cycling and hiking 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. This is the first year a hike has been added, bringing even more fun to this family and community-filled day! This year, we are profiling a few of our riders and hikers to find out why they participate in Tour de Summer Camps and what Jewish summer camp means to them. Read More »

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Can’t Wait to See You at the YALA Summer Soiree

Can’t Wait to See You at the YALA Summer Soiree

YALA’s Summer Soiree is THIS August 2nd at 7:00 PM — it’s the biggest event of the year! Join YALA and hundreds of other young Jewish Angelenos for an unforgettable night of music, food, drinks, photo booths, and more! We interviewed YALA Board Member Warren Coughlin to find out why he decided to join and support YALA and what he’s doing this summer (aside from counting down the days until the Summer Soiree). Read More »

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Our Holistic Approach to Jewish Camp

Our Holistic Approach to Jewish Camp

Summertime is upon us. For thousands of children and teens across Los Angeles, that means days filled with song circles, Maccabiah competitions, bonding with friends, Shabbat under the stars, nature exploration, and meaningful learning and identity building at Jewish summer camp. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is committed to holistically supporting and enhancing local Jewish summer camps. To learn about the Federation’s role with Jewish camping, check out the blog below! Read More »

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I Have Two Important Questions for You

I Have Two Important Questions for You

My goal has always been for these e-mails to become a conversation. Since every good conversation starts with a question, here are two: Read More »

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A Hungarian Leadership Story

A Hungarian Leadership Story

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. Gamal Palmer, FILL Fellow and Federation’s VP of Leadership Development, shares with us the impact of the FILL Fellowship program and experiences from abroad. Read More »

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My Experience with NLP and Advocacy Day

My Experience with NLP and Advocacy Day

The Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) is a premier civic leadership training program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and has trained the next generation of LA Jewish leaders for over 25 years. NLP participants recently traveled to Sacramento, California for the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California’s (JPAC) Advocacy Day. Yonit Kovnator, NLP participant, shares her experience with us below! Read More »

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LAJTI Teen Program Accelerator Professionals Reflect On Their Experience

LAJTI Teen Program Accelerator Professionals Reflect On Their Experience

Two years ago, the Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) launched its Teen Program Accelerator to strengthen existing organizations and offer enhanced Jewish experiences to meet teens' diverse interests. Since, eight teams of talented Jewish professionals from organizations across the city formed a cohort and supported each other in the creation and expansion of programs of excellence for L.A.’s Jewish teens. With yearly financial support and specialized entrepreneurial training and coaching, this band of professionals brought these programs to the next level. Read More »

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Welcoming the Newest Cohort of Brawerman Fellows

Welcoming the Newest Cohort of Brawerman Fellows

Every year, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ prestigious Brawerman Fellowship identifies a select cohort of graduating high school seniors who have shown commitment to leadership, academics, community service, and Jewish life. In addition to receiving a significant college scholarship, these students participate in various retreats, a trip to Israel, and other overseas opportunities. Each of these elements is designed to help students develop their Jewish identities, leadership skills, and overall personal awareness. Congratulations to the following four graduating seniors, each of whom brings his or her own diverse interests and skills to the Brawerman cohort. Read More »

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CSI Hosts Annual Safety and Security Conference in Los Angeles

CSI Hosts Annual Safety and Security Conference in Los Angeles

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles launched CSI in 2012 in response to a growing need for a ”boots-on-the-ground” entity that would exist as a clearinghouse for all security-related matters affecting the Jewish community – a single point of contact for critical incident coordination, information and intelligence sharing, safety and security training and resources. On Wednesday, May 17th, our CSI held its fifth annual Safety and Security Conference, bringing together a host of professionals from the Jewish community and law enforcement. Read the blog to learn more about CSI and the Conference. Read More »

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The Six Day War Project - Video #12

The Six Day War Project - Video #12

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the Six Day War, Israel defeated the armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, securing defensible borders and subsequently offering to exchange land for peace. In the last video of the series, learn how Israel has tried to obtain peace with its neighbors over the past 50 years. Read More »

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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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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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