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About Us
The Jewish Federation Focuses on the Entire Community

The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys provides programs and services that meet the needs of our local Jewish community – from Glendale to Rancho Cucamonga and south to Whittier. It also serves as the Jewish voice and leadership in addressing issues that affect the Jewish community as a whole. The Jewish Federation focus is on the entire local Jewish community:

  • Convening Jews and Jewish organizations together.
  • Serving as the Jewish voice and a resource and support for
    the community’s local organizations – both Jewish and
    non-Jewish.
  • Create a connection with the local, national and
    international Jewish community
  • Responding and coordinating community efforts when
    emergencies arise

The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys is the entry point for many people as they find their way into the Jewish community and strengthen their connection. We raise and allocate funds for local and national needs, in support of Jewish individuals, schools, camps, organizations and the State of Israel. And we provide leadership in addressing issues that affect the Jewish community as a whole.

There has never been a better time to be Jewish in the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona valleys than right now! With a stronger presence in the community, people are beginning to recognize that there is a strong, vibrant and caring Jewish community. Leading the way to continue to promote this idea is the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys.

Check out our staff below and also visit our Board of Governors.

Jewish Federation’s mission is to build community by strengthening and enhancing Jewish life.
Jewish Federation does this by providing programs and services that support the needs of the Jewish community in our region, and acts as the Jewish voice on issues that affect the greater Jewish community.

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JewFed Annual Report

Our Team
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    Jason MossExecutive Director
    Jason has dedicated his life to working with the Jewish community to help people strengthen their Jewish identity and their connection with the Jewish community. Jason joined the staff of the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in March 2005. And, in 2008 he was named the Executive Director. During his time as Executive Director, the Jewish Federation has experienced unprecedented growth of its programs and services, as well as making the organization more relevant in the lives of the local Jewish community.
    Previous experiences have also included serving as a Sunday School and Hebrew School Teacher,Youth Director, Camp Director, and as a Hillel Program Director at the University of Virginia. He holds a BA in Religious Studies (California State University, Northridge), a Master of Social Work (University of Southern California), and a Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service (Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion). Jason and his wife Rachel live in San Gabriel with their two daughters – Hannah and Eliana.
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    Marilyn WeintraubAssociate Director
    Marilyn began her professional Jewish career with the Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles in 1981 in the Planning & Allocations Department, then subsequently working in the Campaign and Youth Departments. Marilyn has had a diverse portfolio since transferring to the Eastern Region of JFSLA in 1992 (which became the Jewish Federation serving the greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in 1993). Previous experiences have included work with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services and the City of Glendale’s Personnel Division.
    Marilyn now coordinates the annual Jewish Book Festival, staffs the annual Women’s Forum honoring Women Who Make a Difference and provides staff support for the Jewish Counseling & Referral Network (JCRN). During her earlier years with the Jewish Federation SGPV her work portfolio included coordinating the Lunchtime Learning Program, Super Sunday and the Festival in the Park. She also staffed the Jewish Community Relations Committee, the Security Committee, the Synagogue Council, the Maimonides Society, the Senior Showcase and the Annual Meeting.
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    Judy SoferCultural Arts Program Coordinator
    Judy joined the staff of the Jewish Federation in 2011 as she helped launch the Cultural Artsprogram. Prior to her work at the Jewish Federation, Judy served as the Cantor at the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center from 1994 – 2011. She began her Music and Theatre studies at the University of California, Irvine and completed it, along with a teaching credential, at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. While living in Israel, she performed at the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv and appeared in a number of programs for Israeli educational television. Sofer also toured the country with her own children’s theater. Upon returning to Southern California in 1985, Judy completed her Master’s Degree in Directing at California State University, Fullerton, and received the Award for Excellence in Children’s Theater for her play, “A Journey to Noteland.” She has also performed in many locations around Southern California as Soloist and Director/Musical Director. And, she has conducted both Teen and Adult Choirs, including Kol Ha Emek, and produced and directed various concerts and shows.
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    Debby SingerPJ Library Program Coordinator
    A native Californian, Debby Singer began her Jewish Education at the City Terrace Folk Shule movedto Alhambra where she attended Religious School and became one of the first B’not Mitzvah at the Alhambra Synagogue Center. She is a graduate of Los Angeles Hebrew High School and received a graduate degree in Jewish Education from the University of Judaism (American Jewish University). Debby served as the Education Director of Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center for twenty eight years. She also worked for the Los Angeles Bureau of Jewish Education as the consultant to the Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. She received the honor of Educator of the Year from both the BJE and the Jewish Federation. Debby is married to Jack Singer and lives in Arcadia. They have two children and three grandchildren. Debby is very excited to continue bringing the PJ Library program into the homes of Jewish families in our community.
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    Karen GaleanaOffice Manager
    Karen has almost a decade of experience in office administration and management. In her role. Karen ensures the smooth day to day running of the Jewish Federation office. Before joining the Jewish Federation staff in 2013, previous roles have included general manager, marketing coordinator and mortgage loan processor. Karen received a BS in Business Administration from California State University Northridge.
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