Heidi Monkarsh is a member of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' Board and Executive Committee. Most recently, she chaired the Young Adult Engagement and leadership area of the Ensuring the Jewish Future Initiative, which is focused on engaging young Jews ages 25-40. She was instrumental in launching YALA (Young Adults of Los Angeles) and CLI (Community Leadership Institute). Currently, Heidi serves on the Board of Camp Ramah in California, and believes passionately that Jewish camping is an essential tool to teach children the joy of living a fulfilling Jewish life. She is a past board member of the Zimmer Children’s Museum and Sinai Temple, and remains active with both organizations. Heidi graduated from UCLA with a degree in fine arts. Heidi and her husband Jon have two children.

I truly believe in the teaching, ‘As my parents planted for me, so do I plant for my children.’  The Foundation lives up to this ideal as well, dedicated to building and strengthening our Jewish community for future generations. I am proud to be part of The Foundation’s board and join in furthering their important mission.

Expertise/Specialty Areas:

  • Graphic Design
  • Lay Leadership
  • Jewish Youth and Young Adult Engagement

Community Leadership Summary:

  • Trustee, Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign Chair at The Jewish Federation
  • Member, Board and Executive Committee of The Jewish Federation
  • Board member, Camp Ramah in California