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Recognizing Our Leaders

Recognizing Our Leaders

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles ended 2016 with a bang, honoring several members of our community with awards in recognition of their years of involvement and dedication to the Federation. Check out our blog to read about the Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy Valley Alliance Awards & Installations Brunch, as well as the Valley Alliance Annual Meeting. We look forward to another wonderful year working with dedicated and passionate members of our community! Read More »

Community Partnerships, Collective Efforts Fuel Success of 11th Annual Festival of Lights Toy Drive

Community Partnerships, Collective Efforts Fuel Success of 11th Annual Festival of Lights Toy Drive

Hundreds of smiling Smurfs dolls lined the walls of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ conference room this past December. These were just some of the thousands of toys collected during the Federation’s 11th Annual Festival of Lights Toy and Book Drive benefitting children and families in need across Los Angeles. Dozens of organizations and individuals joined forces to ensure the success of the Toy Drive, which ran from November 7th to December 9th, 2016. Read more about The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ 11th Annual Festival of Lights Toy Drive below, and the impact it has on our community. Read More »

Looking Back: Community Internship Program Graduates Reflect On What They Gained

Looking Back: Community Internship Program Graduates Reflect On What They Gained

One academic semester after the completion of their summer experiences, Community Internship Program alumni reflect on the long-lasting benefits of their work. Read More »

Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign
We Cannot Turn Away

We Cannot Turn Away

As this challenging year ends, I am deeply troubled. This is a time of great uncertainty. In the past, the Jewish community has always been able to count on the strength of our communal institutions. As you know, in Los Angeles our Federation has been at the heart of Jewish life for over 104 years. We are the bedrock of the community. Read More »

Wow! Did You See All We Did in 2016?

Wow! Did You See All We Did in 2016?

Did you see Federation's Year-in-Review report I sent you a few days ago? In case you missed it, it highlighted some of Federation's many accomplishments in 2016, like these... Read More »

Leadership

Leadership

This past Sunday, 68 passionate, committed and talented young people graduated from our Community Leadership Institute (CLI). It is the culmination of over a year spent together learning about leadership and the challenges facing our community. I had the privilege of being one of their first speakers when the program began 15 months ago, and again this past Sunday when I was the final speaker at their graduation. The following is what I expressed to them... Read More »

MAINSTAGE 2016: A Night of Inspiration, Generosity, Philanthropy, and Fun!

MAINSTAGE 2016: A Night of Inspiration, Generosity, Philanthropy, and Fun!

Tuesday, November 29th, was a night to remember! The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles hosted our 2nd annual young adult fundraiser at the Avalon Hollywood, bringing together hundreds of young professionals from all over Los Angeles for a night of inspiration and philanthropy. James Corden, Host of The Late Late Show with James Corden, headlined the evening’s impressive cast of talent that included Ben Winston, Executive Producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden; Kevin Demoff, Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Rams; and Milana Vayntrub, Comedian, Director, Actress, and Founder of Can’t Do Nothing. Read More »

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