From Where I Sit...

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

  • Jason Moss

    Executive Director of the Jewish Federation

Looking for answers to life’s questions…

One day, while I was teaching, I asked my students where they turn to when they need help finding something. As if on que, they all looked at me and said… “Uh… Google.” For older generations, that was not the case. Remember when we either had to go to the library to get the informati…

What’s in a name: The Power of Remembering

25 hours. Over 130 volunteers. 6,767 names.

 

These are the statistics, but they do not begin to come close to tell the story of what our community experienced on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 at Pasadena City Hall.

 

In the last few months, you may have seen or heard abo…

Standing on the shoulders, and learning, from the ones that came before us

In his song Standing on the Shoulders, Cantor Doug Cotler captures the understanding that we are where we are today because of the people who came before us. This is not only physically or emotionally, but also spiritually. If we were to look deeper, we also know that we are who we are becau…

Coming Together

Gathering Strenght through our community

One of the most common questions I used to be asked was, “So… Jason… what exactly does the Jewish Federation do?” What most people knew was that we were the organization that asked for money. However, people were not always sure how the money…

The True Power of Community Has Been on Display These Past Two Months

I loved where I grew up. It was the type of place where people really did know their neighbors. It was not uncommon to stop by on our walks to talk to people. It sometimes felt like a caricature of a community you would see on a TV show or from a Hallmark Channel original movie. I have alway…