Leadership Blog

A Message From Our CEO 3.1.24

Dear Friends,
 
I am writing to you today with an uplifting update this Shabbat amidst the challenges we've faced over recent months.
 
This past Tuesday evening, a significant moment unfolded for our community at the Irvine City Council meeting. An agenda item, deeply divisive and rooted …

A Message from Anna Putterman, VOICES Chair

While attending law school at Chapman University, I was a participant in NextGen, the Orange County young adult program of Jewish Federation. Through my involvement with NextGen, I learned about and joined the National Young Leadership Cabinet, a five-year leadership development program offe…

Statement on the Int'l Court of Justice Ruling

Jewish Federations respond to Int'l Court of Justice Ruling

Today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice, while deeply flawed, affirms Israel’s right to continue defending itself from ongoing attacks by Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis following the horrif…

Jewish Federations respond to Int'l Court of Justice Ruling

Today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice, while deeply flawed, affirms Israel’s right to continue defending itself from ongoing attacks by Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis following the horrific and brutal attacks of October 7th, the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaus…

Shabbat Message From The CEO 1.12.24

Dear Friends,

The turn of the year is traditionally a time of celebration and reflection. We must celebrate our collective commitment to Jewish life in Orange County, Israel and around the world. The collective demonstrates our community’s strength, its ability to work together to make th…