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. Marcia Kahnowitz is a current participant and shares her experience with us.
Alex Rubin is a Machar Fellow and Global Jewish Education Coordinator at deToledo High School. The Jewish Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program (GTTP) is the largest student delegation program in the Jewish world. Every year, hundreds of students in 8th-11th grades from 21 schools in Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius, Lithuania participate in this transformative program
Travel to Israel with other Angelenos to explore your professional interests, build your resume, and experience Israel like a local. Once your internship is over, you’ll come home with valuable new skills and experiences for your resume and some great new L.A. friends.
Through the Brawerman Fellowship, our Federation develops and sustains a talent pool of Jewish young leaders for our community in perpetuity. The Fellowship provides an annual $10,000 college scholarship — a total of $40,000 over four years — and participation in a larger program that builds leadership skills and further strengthens Fellows’ connection to Jewish life through retreats, a trip to Israel, and other overseas opportunities.
I have some of my best — and sometimes most challenging — conversations in the grocery store. Last week, a generous supporter of our Federation approached me as I was marveling at the ice creams made from everything but actual milk. She thoughtfully thanked me for my commitment to our Jewish community and asked, “What’s the hardest part of your job?”
The Federation’s Holy Land Democracy Project (HLDP) has been enlightening teachers from all over the greater Los Angeles area. Each year, a group of educators is selected to participate in this transformative experience.
Federation’s Real Estate & Construction Division traveled to Sacramento for lobby day to meet with elected representatives about issues critical to the future and safety of the Los Angeles Jewish community.
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.
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.
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!