From Where I Sit...

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

  • Jason Moss

    Executive Director of the Jewish Federation

An Interconnected World

How Israel's domestic policies can send ripples accross the sea.

I often think that people do not really pay attention when leaders outside the US are either re-elected or there is a leadership change because they think it has no impact on their lives. But, as the world continues to get sma…

Celebrating Being Jewish

Promoting the power of community

When I first started working at the Jewish Federation back in 2005, I used to hear stories people shared of the “good ‘ol days.” They looked longingly with a special sparkle in their eye as they spoke of people who they considered “giants” of the c…

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…