This dynamic group of entertainment and media professionals participates in a wide variety of educational, social, and volunteer events to benefit the Jewish community locally and abroad. Whether you’re an industry mogul or an up-and-coming executive, all are welcome to join us in giving back.

For more information, please contact Amy Shpall, Vice President, Major Gifts & Entertainment, at AShpall@JewishLA.org or call (323) 761-8158.

Special Events & Experiences

When you join the Entertainment Division, you’ll be invited to exclusive industry-specific events, such as:

  • Up Close & Personal – Our Federation’s renowned entertainment speaker series that includes personal interviews and Q&A’s with some of the industry’s leading writers, producers, directors and executives. Past speakers include:
    • James Burrows
    • Darren Star
    • Nina Tassler
    • Jon Turtletaub
    • Amy Baer
    • Deb Liebling
  • Missions to Israel – Experience Israel with Federation lay leaders and fellow industry professionals (CAA Agent Adam Berkowitz led our November 2014 Mission!), see how your support is changing lives in our Jewish homeland, and discover Israel’s entertainment world. For more information, contact Amy Shpall at AShpall@JewishLA.org or call (323) 761-8158.

  • Entertainment Industry Birthright Israel Trips – For the past couple of seasons, Birthright Israel LA Way has created an industry-specific trip for entertainment professionals ages 22 to 29. For more information and upcoming dates, click here.

Check out some of our recent events:



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Entertainment Opportunities with YALA (Young Adults of Los Angeles)

YALA’s entertainment professionals network is a community of individuals between the ages of 25 and 45 who work in diverse fields—music, sports, film, media, television, journalism, and more. Participants gain access to industry leaders across many mediums, and receive invitations to private screenings, panel discussions, speaker series, and professional networking and development opportunities.

For more information, please visit YALA.org or write to YALA@JewishLA.org.



Adam Berkowitz
Current Entertainment Division Chair

Lay Leadership and Past Chairs have included:

  • Jonathan Littman
  • Nina Tassler
  • Michael Rotenberg
  • Bruce Rosenblum
  • Marc Platt
  • Sherry Lansing
  • David Renzer
  • Doug Robinson


Young Adult Leadership Opportunity

Community Leadership Institute Entertainment Track (formerly EILI) – If you are a young industry professional (ages 25-40) and want to build your skills, expand your network, get matched with a mentor and lead our community, we invite you to apply for the Entertainment Track of our Community Leadership Institute. Learn more.