From Where I Sit...

Insights, community news, and updates from Jason Moss, our Executive Director

  • Jason Moss

    Executive Director of the Jewish Federation

    Executive Director of the Jewish Federation

Together We Can Make an Impact

I never have a chance to see all of the movies or television shows that are up for awards, but I love watching television during awards season. The Golden Globes, the Grammys, and the granddaddy of them all: the Oscars. While some may be interested to see which designer everyone is wearing, …

Important lessons from our tradition and Spiderman

In his poem, “What Will Matter”, Michael Josephson ends it with the following:

Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters.

To put it another way, it is our own choice to pursue a life of…

Celebrating This Season

As a child growing up in the Bay Area, I was one of only a handful of Jewish kids in my schools. Around this time of the year, my mom would often come into my class and share the story, the history, and the customs of Hanukkah. She would bring along a dreidel and star shaped cookies to decor…

What are you thankful for this year?

In 1986, as the title character of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Matthew Broderick spoke some of my favorite words ever uttered on the silver screen: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

I love that this time of the year, as w…

When there is a need, the Jewish Federation is here

As I continued to watch the coverage and the stories that came out of Texas and Florida following the destruction and aftermath from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, I was struck by so many emotions. I was concerned for the people whose lives were turned upside down and sideways by something that…