Through our Community Leadership Institute (CLI), young adults learn the confidence and skills to effect change on local boards and in communal organizations. A flagship part of the program is the CLI Giving Project where they learn how to form giving circles and actively fundraise for a philanthropic cause that aligns with their collective values.

Below, you will find a list of our participants’ Giving Groups, the Federation initiatives they are supporting, and links to donate. We hope you will join in their effort.

Together with your support, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles strengthens our community and creates a vibrant Jewish future for us all. It is with your generosity that our Federation can work to alleviate poverty, provide emergency relief, and make Jewish life affordable and accessible for people of all ages.

CLI Giving Groups

Team Name: Baby Give Back
Team Members: Judith Khakshouy, Itay Kohane, Yev Katkovsky, Katrin Malakuti
Federation Initiative: Max Factor Family Foundation
Donation Link: https://jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-baby-give-back/

Team Name: Dynamite
Team Members: Stephanie Skoboloff, Warren Coughlin, Ben Toubia
Federation Initiative: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion
Donation Link: https://www.jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-team-dynamite/

Team Name: Gelt Girls
Team Members: Charlotte Sandler, Danielle Robay, Jessica Lewis, Gabrielle Doheny
Federation Initiative: Serve The Moment
Donation Link: https://www.jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-gelt-girls/

Team Name: Geshem Makers
Team Members: Bella Zaghi, Michael Yashar, Ofer Barlev, Rebecca Bolour, Mahrad Enayati
Federation Initiative: LA Jewish Teen Initiative
Donation Link: https://jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-geshem-makers/

Team Name: Give with Gratitude
Team Members: Sarah Herman, Gillian Kaye, Alana Wexler
Federation Initiative: Serve The Moment
Donation Link: https://www.jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-team-give-with-gratitude/

Team Name: The Giving Gals
Team Members: Daniella Cohan, Sharona Daneshrad, Anna Josephson, Bronte Dardashty
Federation Initiative: PJ Library of Los Angeles
Donation Link: https://www.jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-the-giving-gals/

Team Name: GottBergerBaum
Team Members: Kate Gottlieb, Max Berger, Noah Applebaum, Adam Scherr, Josh Natker
Federation Initiative: The Max Factor Family Foundation Financial Assistance Network
Donation Link: https://jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-team-gottbergerbaum/

Team Name: Kugel Kats
Team Members: Andrew Herr, Yoni Sadka, Debbie Reyhan, Ben Landay, Brittany Erdan
Federation Initiative: Here I Am Circles
Donation Link: https://www.jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-team-kugel-kats/

Team name: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Wallets
Team members: David Hammerman, Josh Bloch, Max Lehrman, Lauren Miller, Yossi Reinstein
Federation initiative: Max Factor Family Foundation Financial Assistance Network
Donation Link: https://jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-open-hearts-open-minds-open-wallets/

Team Name: Quarantine Queens
Team Members: Samantha Moray, Kelsey Schilit, Allie Kaminsky, Allie Ticktin
Federation Initiative: The Ezra Network
Donation Link: https://www.jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-quarantine-queens/

Team Name: RMDb
Team Members: David Kashi, Brian Bellinkoff, Michael Fishman, Ryan Cohen
Federation Initiative: The Max Factor Family Foundation Financial Assistance Network
Donation Link: https://jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-team-rmdb/

Team Name: The Tzedekah Box Crew
Team Members: Jonah Platt, Lauren Soroky, Leah Penkava
Federation Initiative: The Max Factor Family Foundation Financial Assistance Network
Donation Link: https://jewishla.org/donate/cli-giving-project-the-tzedakah-box-crew/

CLI, an initiative of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, is a skill-building leadership program for young adults (25-40) who will be future board and committee members. Participants learn to leverage their motivation and passion to lead the future of our Jewish community.

Join us, and sign up for email updates:

Sign Up