Faces of Federation

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. 

From the CEO

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.

From the CEO

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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Federation Events

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!