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Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement: Family Camp – An Effective Gateway to Joyful Jewish Life

Shira Rosenblatt, Senior VP for Jewish Education and Engagement at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, explains the impact of Federation Family Camp Project. Through this initiative, Federation designs, guides, and inspires Jewish families to experience an immersive, joyful weekend at one of our local Jewish overnight summer camps.

National Young Leadership Cabinet – The Federation at Work Across the World

Through the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC) program, 120 Cabinet members from 34 Federations (including L.A.) traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia and St. Petersburg, Russia for their annual Study Mission. Two members of our L.A. chevra, Marisa Polin and Robin Polansky, share their meaningful and powerful experiences.

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Global Teen Twinning Program: Not Just a Program — But a Transformative Experience
for All

The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program (GTTP) is the largest student delegation program in the Jewish world. Every year, 600 students in 6th-10th grades from 30 schools in Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius, Lithuania participate in this transformative program. Malka Clement, Federation’s GTTP Coordinator at Wise School and the School’s Director of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, shares her Twinning experience and how the program inspires so many people every day!

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The Impact of our Global Teen Twinning Program

The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program (GTTP) is the largest student delegation program in the Jewish world. Every year, 600 students in 6th-10th grades from 30 schools in Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius, Lithuania participate in this transformative program. Mayan Benami, the Global Teen Twinning Coordinator for The Jewish Federation at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School, shares his Twinning experience and how the program inspires him every day!

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Good Deeds Day & Community Service Day with The Federation

On Sunday, April 7th, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles hosted our second Community Service Day of the year in conjunction with Good Deeds Day. Volunteers of all ages joined together to uphold the Jewish commandment of tikkun olam — a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world” — by participating in six different projects throughout the Los Angeles area.

We Send Our Condolences to the Victims of the Horrific Shooting in Poway

Our hearts are heavy after another shooting at a synagogue this past weekend. We stand together with the Jewish community of San Diego and the Chabad of Poway. We mourn the loss of Lori Gilbert-Kaye who was fatally shot trying to save the life of her beloved Rabbi, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, during morning prayers. May her memory be a blessing. We pray for the speedy recovery of those wounded both physically and emotionally.

Red Sea Reflection with Collective Escape 2019

Powered by NuRoots, the Federation’s innovative grassroots initiative engaging young adults, Collective Escape 2019 is our fourth annual citywide celebration of Passover. NuRoots community member Sharon Peykar opened up about her Collective Escape experience Red Sea Reflection an experiential deep-dive of the themes of the Dayenu blessing and the ancient Iranian tradition tied to it. 

My Pesach Thoughts

This year, Passover takes on a deeper meaning, which I’m sure will be reflected in the conversations we have around our Seder tables. I’ve often written and spoken about our Federation’s tremendous commitment to building a dynamic, engaging, and open Jewish community for today and for the future. I hope you share my pride in that important work, which is making a profound impact. Today I’m writing to acknowledge the deep concerns we all have about the rise of national and global anti-Semitic acts and hate speech.

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Brooklyn comes to Boyle: Jewish History and Los Angeles

The Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) is a premier program of The Jewish Federation that has trained emerging Jewish civic leaders in Los Angeles for more than 25 years. Aaron White is a current participant and shares his experience with us.

L.A. Invests Creatively in Jewish Early Childhood Through Federation’s JECELI-LA

The first cohort of JECELI-LA is composed of 16 diverse fellows with impressive experience and backgrounds — participants are early childhood directors, assistant directors, and teacher leaders. The program includes five seminars based on the synergy between Jewish concepts of leadership and learning and the current research on best practices in the field. Fellows and mentors met together during the first week of February 2019 to begin JECELI-LA programming at a three-day overnight retreat at American Jewish University’s Brandeis Bardin campus in Simi Valley.

We Take Pride in Our Responsibility

I just returned from two very emotional trips. I travelled through India with 200 Jewish philanthropists from 27 communities and experienced the drama of a…
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CLI Israel 2018

An Interview with CLI Participant Courtney Brodie

Courtney Brodie recently participated in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Community Leadership Institute (CLI) – Real Estate Track. She shares her experience with us! Applications are now open for CLI 2019!

Spiced Nut and Cheese Hamantashen

As Purim fast approaches, we wanted to highlight a few Angeleno-inspired hamentaschen recipes! Elana Horwich of Meal and a Spiel shares her Spice Nut and Cheese Hamantaschen! Enjoy!

LA-Inspired Hamentaschen Recipe

With Purim just around the corner, we’re highlighting some of our favorite unconventional hamentaschen recipes! Rob Eshman shares his Palestinian-Chinese version with us. Enjoy!

National Young Leadership Cabinet in Birmingham, Alabama

National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC) traveled to Birmingham, Alabama for the Civil Rights Mission with 85 Cabinet members representing 27 Federations. Read about the important and impactful experience and contact ABiener@JewishLA.org to get involved — applications for NYLC are now open!

An Interview with CLI Participant Shirley Pakdaman

Shirley Pakdaman recently participated in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Community Leadership Institute (CLI) and shares her experience with us! Applications are NOW OPEN — apply today!

An Interview with CLI Participant Ben Feingold

Ben Feingold recently participated in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Community Leadership Institute (CLI) – Real Estate Track. He shares his experience with us!