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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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An Interview with Evan Lindenmayer

Evan Lindenmayer joined The Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Committee in January 2018 and first became involved through one of NuRoots’ quarterly newcomers’ brunches.

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New Leaders Project Meets West Angeles Church

Rachel Wallace is a current participant in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP), engaging with elected, civic, and community leaders to address some of L.A.’s most critical challenges. She shares with us her impactful experience in the NLP program thus far.

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An Interview with Aaron Kogan

Every year, our Federation selects an outstanding young male lay leader for the Ratner Leadership Award (named for Julius M. Ratner) and a young female leader for the Young Women’s Leadership Award, both of whom have exhibited exemplary leadership and philanthropy in the Los Angeles Jewish community and specifically within The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. We interviewed Aaron Kogan, the 2017 recipient of the Ratner Leadership Award.

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2017-18 ChangeMakers Strengthen Our Community

The Jewish Federation’s Changemaker Challenge searches for projects that will make a positive difference and address some of L.A.’s greatest challenges. Last year’s winners share their thoughts on the program and offer advice for those considering applying for ChangeMaker 2018-2019.