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National Young Leadership Cabinet: The Future of Our Community

National Young Leadership Cabinet: The Future of Our Community

The future of our Jewish community is too big for one person to lead. That’s why we’re building a team through National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC). Read More »

A High Holy Days Tradition Kicks Off the Season

A High Holy Days Tradition Kicks Off the Season

What happens when 140 Rabbis from all the streams of Judaism gather together in one place? It’s not the beginning of a joke, but a day of learning and discussion that marks the start of preparations for the upcoming High Holy Days! Read More »

Social Consciousness Takes Root at Valley Alliance Day of Good Deeds

Social Consciousness Takes Root at Valley Alliance Day of Good Deeds

On Sunday, August 10th, The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance Women’s Department got down in the dirt for a multi-generational Day of Good Deeds at the Lutheran Social Services Community Garden in Van Nuys. Read More »

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My Fundraising University Journey

My Fundraising University Journey

From July 28th-31st, I was fortunate enough to attend the final sessions of Fundraising University, a program of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) that provides comprehensive training in leadership, setting goals, fundraising strategies and strategic management. Read More »

Our Volunteers, Once Again, Brighten Up the Day

Our Volunteers, Once Again, Brighten Up the Day

On Sunday, August 3rd we had our fourth Community Service Day in 2014. We had projects all over Los Angeles, and had over 125 volunteers which was an especially large turnout. As always, these projects are a success because of our dedicated volunteers. Read More »

My Trip to Israel: Conflicted During the Conflict

My Trip to Israel: Conflicted During the Conflict

Thursday night. I’m out in Jerusalem on Ben Yehuda Street. My Birthright Israel LA Way group is busy dancing and unwinding at Tza’atzua (Toy Bar), purposely led there because it essentially also functions as a bomb shelter—safety is our number one priority. But I head off on my own for a bit, determined to do some personal shopping at my favorite store Mishkan and have my semi-annual mix-in frozen yogurt at Katzefet. Read More »

Shoulder to Shoulder: We Stood Together with Israel

Shoulder to Shoulder: We Stood Together with Israel

Last night, Valley Beth Shalom in Encino was filled to capacity with nearly 1,000 members of our community joining together in solidarity for our Jewish homeland at Shoulder to Shoulder: A Community Gathering in Support of the People of Israel. Read More »

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