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I Have Two Important Questions for You

I Have Two Important Questions for You

My goal has always been for these e-mails to become a conversation. Since every good conversation starts with a question, here are two: Read More »

A Hungarian Leadership Story

A Hungarian Leadership Story

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles offers an internal leadership opportunity for young Federation professionals. FILL — Federation Innovation Leadership Lab — is a yearlong program that builds professional development and strengthens leadership skills and culminates in an impactful international travel experience that exposes the FILL Fellows to the Federation’s global work and other like-minded young leaders. Gamal Palmer, FILL Fellow and Federation’s VP of Leadership Development, shares with us the impact of the FILL Fellowship program and experiences from abroad. Read More »

My Experience with NLP and Advocacy Day

My Experience with NLP and Advocacy Day

The Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) is a premier civic leadership training program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and has trained the next generation of LA Jewish leaders for over 25 years. NLP participants recently traveled to Sacramento, California for the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California’s (JPAC) Advocacy Day. Yonit Kovnator, NLP participant, shares her experience with us below! Read More »

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LAJTI Teen Program Accelerator Professionals Reflect On Their Experience

LAJTI Teen Program Accelerator Professionals Reflect On Their Experience

Two years ago, the Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) launched its Teen Program Accelerator to strengthen existing organizations and offer enhanced Jewish experiences to meet teens' diverse interests. Since, eight teams of talented Jewish professionals from organizations across the city formed a cohort and supported each other in the creation and expansion of programs of excellence for L.A.’s Jewish teens. With yearly financial support and specialized entrepreneurial training and coaching, this band of professionals brought these programs to the next level. Read More »

Welcoming the Newest Cohort of Brawerman Fellows

Welcoming the Newest Cohort of Brawerman Fellows

Every year, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ prestigious Brawerman Fellowship identifies a select cohort of graduating high school seniors who have shown commitment to leadership, academics, community service, and Jewish life. In addition to receiving a significant college scholarship, these students participate in various retreats, a trip to Israel, and other overseas opportunities. Each of these elements is designed to help students develop their Jewish identities, leadership skills, and overall personal awareness. Congratulations to the following four graduating seniors, each of whom brings his or her own diverse interests and skills to the Brawerman cohort. Read More »

CSI Hosts Annual Safety and Security Conference in Los Angeles

CSI Hosts Annual Safety and Security Conference in Los Angeles

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles launched CSI in 2012 in response to a growing need for a ”boots-on-the-ground” entity that would exist as a clearinghouse for all security-related matters affecting the Jewish community – a single point of contact for critical incident coordination, information and intelligence sharing, safety and security training and resources. On Wednesday, May 17th, our CSI held its fifth annual Safety and Security Conference, bringing together a host of professionals from the Jewish community and law enforcement. Read the blog to learn more about CSI and the Conference. Read More »

The Six Day War Project - Video #12

The Six Day War Project - Video #12

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. In the Six Day War, Israel defeated the armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, securing defensible borders and subsequently offering to exchange land for peace. In the last video of the series, learn how Israel has tried to obtain peace with its neighbors over the past 50 years. Read More »

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