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LOS ANGELES: Giving Circle

May 19, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST



Career Up now

Nonprofit Networking Night: Giving Circle

Join us for an online evening of networking, and connecting with leading Jewish communal professionals as Career Up Now launches our first cohort for those curious about careers in Jewish non-profits or those interested in pursuing an exciting career in the field.


During this program we will learn about philanthropy, networking with top Los Angeles based women philanthropists, exploring your personal philanthropic giving style, and awarding an organization a $500 grant. 

6:30 pm arrival and tech check
7 pm (activities begin)
8pm Organized Program Ends
8pm-8:30 chat and logoff

Prompt arrival requested

Address Provided Upon RSVP

**NOTE: According to CDC/ National guidelines, and in interest of everyone's health and safety, we have shifted this gathering online.


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Lisa Eisen


Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Lisa Eisen is Co-President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

Lisa spearheads efforts to strengthen the Jewish community by supporting initiatives around the world that engage young Jews in service and social action, help people experience and learn about Israel and support efforts to welcome all who seek to participate in Jewish life. 

Lisa also leads initiatives to advance gender and reproductive equity, as well as empower women and girls around the world. She founded the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition, which promotes women’s leadership and addresses sexual harassment and gender discrimination in Jewish workplaces and chairs the Advisory Board. 


Lisa is a member of the Global Leadership Board for TIME’S UP Foundation and TIME’S UP Now, organizations that fight for safe, fair and dignified work for all.

Lisa was founding board chair of Repair the World and the iCenter, and she continues to serve on their national boards.


She was also the founding board chair of the Israel on Campus Coalition.


Lisa serves on the boards of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), the Israel Institute and OLAM.


Prior to joining the Schusterman Family Foundation, she served for nine years as Executive Director of Project Interchange Seminars in Israel, an institute of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).


She has also held positions as AJC Area Assistant Director and as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Bart Gordon.


Lisa is a frequent presenter in the fields of philanthropy, Jewish service, Israel education, women's rights and leadership.


She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and earned her Master of Arts degree with honors in Israeli and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Lisa is a certified yoga teacher, and she enjoys vinyasa and ashtanga yoga, community service, trekking and international travel.



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Karmi Monsher

Board Member

The Jewish Federation of

Greater Los Angeles

Hillel 818

Karmi Monsher is an experienced director of advancement, philanthropist, and board member with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry.


Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Volunteer Management, Public Speaking, Philanthropy, and Fundraising. Karmi is a strong community and social services professional with a B.A focused in Sociology from California State University.

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Laura Ozer

Board Member

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Pico Union Project

Laura Ozer was raised in a family committed to Philanthropy, and has been involved in community service for as long as she can remember. Her involvement began within the realm of education, both during her own time in school, as well as that of her children. It is her honor to be joining the Board of Directors for Pico Union Project. Now an empty nester, Laura is stepping up her personal commitment by working on several other boards within the community as well. These include: Sylvia Weiss Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation, Save a Child’s Heart, The Executives of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, Hillel 818, as well as Board President of University Women at American Jewish University. She is the proud mother of two wonderful sons, who she considers to be her crowning achievement.

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Suzanne Felson

Board Member

Tech Entreprenuer & Strategic Philanthropist

Career Up Now Founding Board Member


Kathy Guccione


Board Member

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles


Career Up Now

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Jacki Karsh

Board Member

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles


Made Possible With Support From

Sonia & James Cummings

Kathy Guccione
Richard Sandler

Peter Lowy


In Partnership With


Diane and Guilford Glazer Philanthropies aim to promote the wellbeing of Jewish people throughout the world.

A global organization that seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity.

BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.

Our Mission is to be the home away from home at UCLA for all Jewish students to build their identities through Jewish life, learning, and Israel.

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