Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Hosts Innovation Event

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) on Sept. 18 hosted What’s Next in Jewish Innovation? at the Beverly Hills home of Foundation Trustee Lynn Bider and her husband Les. The event brought together Foundation donors and leadership with recipients of the institution’s Cutting Edge Grants in the arts, empowerment of individuals with disabilities, and engagement in of people at all ages in Jewish life. Cutting Edge Grants are multi-year awards of up to $300,000 to social entrepreneurs and innovative organizations to develop and implement programs of high visibility and impact in the L.A. Jewish community. Since inception in 2006, The Foundation has awarded Cutting Edge Grants totaling more than $21 million has been distributed to 100 initiatives.

The evening’s highlight was a panel discussion moderated by Foundation Trustee and Cutting Edge Grants Committee Vice Chair Sam Yebri in conversation with Andrea Goldrich-Cayton, a philanthropic and community leader, and Jessie Kornberg, president and CEO of Bet Tzedek, the respected public interest law firm.