Faces of Federation

My Experience on Onward Israel

Daniel Like, a junior at USC, participated in Onward Israel Los Angeles last summer with 35 other L.A.-based students. He shares his experience interning at the Marshal Blindness Center and living in Israel.

Faces of Federation

Meet Marisa Glucoft of NLP!

The Rautenberg New Leaders Project is a premier program of The Jewish Federation that has trained emerging Jewish civic leaders in Los Angeles for more than 25 years. Marisa Glucoft, current NLP participant, shares her experience in the program and about participating in a recent panel about housing in L.A.

Faces of Federation

Meet Miriam & Ethan of
Infinite Light Vocal Cleanse Experience 2018

Powered by NuRoots, the Federation’s innovative grassroots initiative engaging young adults, Infinite Light 2018 is the fourth annual citywide celebration of Hanukkah miracles. Envisioned, designed, and curated by a blend of local organizations and community members, Infinite Light’s lineup of gatherings highlights the unique energy of the holiday and reflects Los Angeles’ wildly diverse young adult community. NuRoots community members Miriam Wiener and Ethan Lipsitz opened up to us about their Infinite Light Vocal Cleanse experience in The Outernet, go-to L.A. spots, and Hanukkah traditions and rituals.

From the CEO

The Miracle of Light &
The Power of Community

As we celebrate the miracle of light with friends and family this week, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the recent events that have impacted our community, far and wide.

Faces of Federation

The Power of Stories and the 2018 Joint Teachers’ Seminar

The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program 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. Tamar Raff, Director of Judaic Studies at Valley Beth Shalom Harold M. Schulweis Day School, shares her experience from the 16th Joint Teachers Seminar in Greece and Bulgaria.

From the CEO

Coming Together as a Community

Our Federation is deeply committed to the safety, security, vibrancy, and strength of Jewish Los Angeles. While the past few weeks have tested us —…
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From the CEO

Leadership in Times of Crisis

President & CEO Jay Sanderson shares our Federation’s role in the aftermath of the recent tragedies, traumas, and crises in the Jewish community.

From the CEO

From Our Leadership

The local wildfires have destroyed or damaged many of our beloved Jewish institutions. Impacted organizations include Camp JCA Shalom, Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps (Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp), and Ilan Ramon Day School — and sadly, the danger is not over.

From the CEO

We Are Here For You

It’s been a tough few days. Unfortunately, I am writing to you amidst another crisis affecting our community. As you know, wildfires are raging across Los Angeles in the West San Fernando and Conejo Valleys. At this moment, numerous neighborhoods are under mandatory evacuation.