Jewish Graduate Student Initiative

Amount: 
$270,000
Year: 
2019
Field of Interest: 
Next Gen Engagement
Program Name: 
Jewish Executive Women’s Leadership
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Organization Description: 

Established in 2011, JGSI is the only national Jewish organization solely focused on graduate students and alumni. Its mission is to support Jewish life on graduate school campuses and engage Jewish graduate students, alumni, and young professionals with their heritage and the broader Jewish community. A national organization with its base of operations in Los Angeles, JGSI reaches 3,600 students per semester at more than 55 active campuses nationwide.

Grant Purpose: 

To empower female Jewish graduate students and young professionals by building an innovative leadership program, exclusively by women and for women, that includes mentorship, leadership training, education, and community service.

We at JGSI are thrilled to once again receive a Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, this time for our Jewish Executive Women's Leadership (JEWL). Thanks to the Foundation's amazing support, dozens of female Jewish graduate students, alumni, and young professionals annually will be empowered through mentorship, education, and community service together with Los Angeles’ top female Jewish industry and philanthropic leaders, helping to close the gender gap in lay leadership in the Jewish community. On behalf of JGSI, we thank the Foundation a million times over!

Rabbi Dave Sorani
CEO