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.

From the CEO

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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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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Thoughts on My Way to Israel

I’m writing to you on my way to Israel, where I’ll meet with our partners and look at how we can make an even greater impact on Israel’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

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What is Your Legacy?

This past summer, I celebrated my 60th birthday. Honestly, there were many things about turning 60 that felt strange. My mother told me that “60…
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The Power of Community

Thank you for your continued support of our Federation and our Jewish community. 2017 was a difficult and trying year for our community. We saw…
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A Sense of Urgency

We really need your help. This has been a difficult year for so many. Unfortunately, we know that 2018 is going to be even more challenging for our most vulnerable. We take responsibility for those among us in the greatest need — frail elderly, Holocaust survivors, those struggling financially, and those facing challenges and barriers in their day-to-day lives.

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Making Miracles Together

In just a few days, we will celebrate Chanukah. We will light our menorahs, placing them in our windows for all to see. Unfortunately, as you read this, the image of flames burning brightly has caused tremendous pain and suffering throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. We stand ready to help those who need us because that is an essential Federation value and commitment.