Graduates of CLI become members of The Network: An alumni community that produces events, convenings and skill building workshops focused on philanthropy, leadership, and Jewish expression. As their leadership journey continues, The Network offers alumni priceless opportunities to explore their philanthropic interests, continue learning, and advance their leadership career.

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Some Success Stories

Brian De Lowe

It’s always been important to me to leverage my professional efforts in a way to have a positive impact on the community. With the help of CLI, I am hoping to make this dream a reality as my company, Proper Hospitality, is in the process of creating a non-profit venture called Proper Giving that will be giving back in the communities in which we own and operate hotels.

Through meeting and staying connected to one of our facilitators at our opening retreat, I have received instrumental guidance in creating, structuring, and operating a non-profit for the first time.


David Freedland

As my professional career is centered around children’s media, I was excited to meet the Zimmer Museum at our Organizational Speed Conversations session. Since connecting with their CEO (and CLI mentor), I’ve been actively volunteering with this incredible nonprofit that blends my career passion with my community leadership desires.

I’m also happy to continue my involvement with the Federation by serving on the PK12 committee and leveraging my professional skills.

Dina Brevdo

Because of my positive experiences with CLI, I soon after became the Chair of the RuJuLA steering committee. I am eager to stay connected to the Federation through this role and look forward to expanding Russian Jewish involvement in the wider Jewish community landscape of Los Angeles. CLI has empowered me by giving me the tools and resources to reach out to my fellow Russian-speaking young adults and provide them with customized opportunities to tap into their Jewish identity.

Yonit Kovnator

The lessons and connections that CLI brought me have forever changed my experience as a Jewish leader in Los Angeles. The innumerable examples provided during the program on how to be a strategic and effective Jewish leader are ones that I will continue to utilize and take with me as I continue my service journey. I will forever remain grateful for the CLI experience.

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