Faces of Federation

The Impact of the Federation’s Global Teen Twinning Program Through the Eyes of a Coordinator in the South Bay

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. Sabrina Brotons, Global Teen Twinning Coordinator and Assistant Director of Experiential Education at Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay in California shares her experiences from the 16th Joint Teachers Seminar in Greece and Bulgaria.

From the CEO

On My Way to Israel

As I write this e-mail, I am preparing to travel to Israel with many community leaders, including our incredible Chair Julie Platt, JFNA Outgoing Chair Richard Sandler, and several of my colleagues. We will join with hundreds of leaders and professionals from Jewish communities around the world as we attend The Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly (GA).

Faces of Federation

The Transformative Power of Adversity in Leadership

The Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is a 15-month program that trains young professionals to be effective leaders of the Jewish community. Learn about Jordan Davidovitz’s experience with CLI on the program’s 10-day group trip to Israel.

From the CEO

May You Be Inscribed in the Book of Life

As Yom Kippur approaches, on behalf of our Federation and myself, I ask each and every one of you for your forgiveness. If you have felt wronged or upset by me or by something you felt The Jewish Federation did or did not do, I apologize.

Faces of Federation

An Experience in the Heartland with CLI

The Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is a 15-month program that trains young professionals to be effective leaders of the Jewish community. Learn about Alisa Kasimova’s amazing experience with CLI on the program’s 10-day group trip to Israel.

Faces of Federation

Twinning from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles and Beyond

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. Global Teen Twinning Coordinator Anat Margalit shares her experience from the 16th Joint Teachers Seminar in Greece and Bulgaria.

From the CEO

The Shofar’s Clarion Call

Beginning Sunday evening, in synagogues across our community and around the world, the shofar will be blown. The distinct, powerful sound of the shofar is a clarion call for all of us, no matter where we pray or how we vote, no matter where we were born or the color of our skin, no matter how old we are or who we love.

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You Are What You Eat: A Rosh Hashanah Seder

The reviving blasts of the shofar are upon us to remind us to wake up. Growing up as an Iranian-American Jew, I’ve been lucky enough…
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Highlights from CLI in Israel

The Federation’s Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is a highly competitive training program for the future leaders of Jewish institutions and non-profit organizations across Los Angeles. As part of this 15-month program that trains young professionals to be effective leaders of the Jewish community, the group takes a trip to Israel together to connect with each other, experience Federation partnerships firsthand, and envision their future purpose. Learn about Jessica’s experience with CLI here and in Israel!

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Meet the Newest NYLC Members from LA!

National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC) is the premier leadership and philanthropic program within the Jewish Federations of North America and throughout the Jewish world. Meet the newest Los Angeles members of NYLC — Marlyse Scherr and Josh Fein, who will be representing our Federation on the national level!