Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

JFS { Young Leaders

LEAD. CONNECT. TRANSFORM.

JFS { Young Leaders actively engage and empower emerging young professionals through need-based philanthropy, volunteerism, social events, leadership development and networking opportunities with the goal of creating a positive and lasting impact within the Los Angeles community.

JFS { Young Leaders is a dynamic and diverse group of community-minded individuals between the ages of 21-40 who are committed to cultivating relationships and bringing about humanitarian change and progress to the people and communities that are the most vulnerable.  JFS { Young Leaders are the future and are fully committed to facing the many challenges of creating a better and brighter community by leading, serving, and fostering connections.
 

WHAT WE DO:

The diversity of opportunities and flexibility of involvement allows members to make an impact in their own unique way. JFS { Young Leaders:

Attend meetings that vary in structure and format, and include, but are not limited to discussing ideas, interests, and fundraising possibilities that are both meaningful and effective ways to give back to the Los Angeles community. You can read more about some of the special projects JFS { Young Leaders works on by clicking HERE.

  • Volunteer at the JFS { SOVA Community Food and Resource Center
  • Organize events that will directly benefit the clients of the agency, and attend social networking functions
  • Participate in Leadership Development Forums with local established leaders for personal and professional growth

OUR FOUR SIMPLE GOALS:

  • Create AWARENESS and VOLUNTEER opportunities to be good citizens
  • Get EDUCATED on relevant issues in the LA community and across the world 
  • Be skilled NETWORKERS and get to know their fellow young leaders
  • We want our Young Leaders to be avid FUNDRAISERS 

These four goals are the pillars of what we do and what we are about. We have committees that not only manage these goals, but also maintain accountability and effective productiveness. 

The variety of opportunities and levels of involvement allow members to make an impact in their own unique way.

VIEW OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS

If you would like to find out more information about joining, please contact jfslayl@gmail.com

 

JFS { YOUNG LEADERS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 

Reva Gindi, Chair

 “I have chosen to take a leadership role with JFS { Young Leaders since Jewish Family Service truly is "a family of services, a family that serves." The Young Leaders have felt like a family to me for years now and I am excited to continue my involvement by helping the Young Leaders expand our reach throughout the community and continue to make an impact with the work that we do.”

Reva Gindi is currently a Manager of Customer Success at PatientPop, a health start-up that helps physicians grow their practices through digital marketing solutions. Previously, Reva served as General Manager of CaregiversDirect, an online network empowering families to connect with and hire caregivers directly throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. Reva also co-founded and led an integrative healthy lifestyle program in Los Angeles, helping clients to make positive and sustainable changes to their daily routines reducing obesity and cardiovascular risk. Reva holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Marketing from the University of Southern California. An accomplished equestrian, Reva spends her weekends training young riders. In addition to serving as Co-Chair of Jewish Family Service { Young Leaders, she is a member of this year's New Leaders Project (NLP) class at The Jewish Federation, and is also Vice Chair of the Our House Associate Board, a Los Angeles based grief support organization.

 

 Aleza Shapiro, Chair

“It's a pleasure to collaborate with smart, fun, and generous peers who enjoy giving back to our community!”

Aleza Shapiro is the Senior Marketing Manager for Pixafy, a full service eCommerce agency specializing in development and strategy to grow online businesses. Aleza graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Aleza has been involved with the JFS Young Leaders group since moving back to Los Angeles in 2010. In her free time, Aleza enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. As an LA native, she's extremely proud to be a co-chair and a part of the oldest non-profit organization in Los Angeles offering a wide variety of services to the community.

 

 Sarah Braun, Vice Chair

“As a native Angeleno, I joined JFS { Young Leaders as an opportunity to give back and make an impact in my community.”

Sarah Braun is a Business Development Consultant, where she provides business consulting and coaching services to lawyers and law firms.  Prior to becoming a consultant, Sarah was an intellectual property attorney at Ruttenberg IP Law, where she primarily focused on intellectual property litigation.  Sarah graduated cum laude with a JD / MBA from Southwestern Law School and Claremont Graduate University’s Peter F. Drucker School of Management.  Sarah received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Barnard College.  She serves on the Drucker School Advisory Board and on the Board of the Red Shoe Society of the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House.  Sarah is also an avid traveler, wine enthusiast, and cooking aficionado.  

 

 Erin Felman, Vice Chair

"I believe wholeheartedly in the mission of JFS and that Young Leaders are the future of the agency. I have chosen a leadership role within JFS { Young Leaders because I want to play a key part of the important planning, programming, and goal-setting we do and I am honored to be able to contribute to such an incredible and motivated group of individuals."

Erin Felman is a Candidate Coordinator at J.R. Berry Search Group, a boutique recruiting firm that places high-quality administrative and HR professionals in top companies throughout LA. Erin graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Prior to starting at J.R. Berry, Erin worked at Moelis & Company, an international investment bank directly supporting a team of senior executives, including the CEO, and assisted with the firm’s recruitment efforts for the Los Angeles office. Prior to Moelis & Company, she worked in the nonprofit field recruiting and managing volunteers for THINK Together headquartered in Orange County. Outside of work, Erin enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband and two rescue dogs. 

OUR FOUR SIMPLE GOALS:
 
1.     Create AWARENESS and VOLUNTEER opportunities to be good citizens
2.     Get EDUCATED on relevant issues in the LA community and across the world 
3.     Be skilled NETWORKERS and get to know their fellow young leaders
4.     We want our Young Leaders to be avid FUNDRAISERS 
 
These four goals are the pillars of what we do and what we are about. We have committees that not only manage these goals, but also maintain accountability and effective productiveness. 
 
The variety of opportunities and levels of involvement allow members to make an impact in their own unique way.

 

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