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).

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.

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.

From the CEO

No Summer Vacation

I hope you and your family are finding time to enjoy your summer. There has been no slowing down for our Jewish Federation and our…
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From the CEO

The Future is Now

Our Federation strives to ensure a strong, vibrant, and dynamic Jewish future in Los Angeles, Israel and around the world. Because our young adults are the foundation of that future, we create exciting, meaningful, and compelling programs for them today so that they will be active and engaged members of our community tomorrow. I’m happy to share a few examples of this important work.

From the CEO

Help the Children

Our Federation is committed to the well-being of our entire community. We have received calls from concerned community members who feel bound to take action…
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From the CEO

Navigating Culture & Crossing Borders on Jay’s 4 Questions

Seven months ago, our Federation launched a weekly podcast called Jay’s 4 Questions to bring together the most interesting and influential thought leaders from around the world for dynamic, intellectual, intimate, and provocative conversations.

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Counting Our Blessings

We are in the time of the Jewish calendar known as the Counting of the Omer, the days between Pesach and Shavuot. During this period…
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From the CEO

Our Exodus Story

More Jews will gather together tonight than on any other night of the year to retell our ancient and increasingly more relevant Exodus story. Pesach…
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