Our Mission

The mission of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles is to assist youth in achieving their full potential through innovative, impactful programs.

Like most non-profit organizations, our Board of Directors plays a critical role in defining vision and acting as the governing body for policy. Additionally, and most importantly, our Board is the pivotal driver behind our fundraising efforts. We are always seeking strategic thinkers to join our Board and continue expanding the impact we have on the Jewish and LA communities. The sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that comes from being a Board member can be seen on the faces of Board members as they beam with pride at our Scholarship event, knowing their individual efforts are paying off in helping serve over 1,500 children each year.

Our Current Board of Directors as of August 4, 2023. The Board President, Officers, and Board of Directors listed are voting members.


Sandy Sigal


Cari B. Uslan


Shoshana Himmel, VP
Alexander Kozakov, VP
Jonathan C. Lurie, VP¹
Aaron Cohen, Treasurer
Lauren Kurzweil, Secretary


Michael Abrams
Robert C. Aronoff
Joey Behrstock
Melissa Corleto
Lloyd “Eric” Cotsen
Jonathan David
Alyson Mischel Ein
Richard Feldstein
David A. Fenton
Eric Fingleson
Manny Flekman
Jo Fogel

Cara Heckenberg
Samantha Herman
Debbie Hiller
Scott R. Isdaner*¹
Mark Kuperstock*
Randy Levine
Steve Miller
Dennis Mogerman
Marc Mostman
Arnold S. Nelson¹
Matthew Nelson*

Heidi Praw
Danielle Pullman
Dan Rosenson*¹
Stephen M. Saltzman*¹
Thomas R. Schiff
Michael H. Sendowski¹
John Shane¹
Lee I. Silver*¹
David Smith
Aron Solomon
Gary Stern

Zachary Streit
Karl M. Sussman*¹
David L. Swartz*¹
Scott Tiano
Jennifer Toplitzky
Rachel Wagman
Robert A. Waldorf*¹
Lewis M. Wallensky
Marshall J. Wax¹
Gary Weinhouse
Andy Wexler

* Past Board President
¹JBBBSLA & FCBW Board Member


Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Chief Executive Officer
Margaret Vance

Margaret Vance

Office Assistant


Anthony Binley

Anthony Binley



Janet Gilmore

Janet Gilmore

Vice President of Development & Donor Relations
Doris Horning

Doris Horning

Director of Grants Management
Brianne Bear

Brianne Bear

Director of Development & Donor Engagement
Joelle Montier

Joelle Montier

Annual Giving Manager
Aly Graiwer

Aly Graiwer

Development Associate
Amanda Rykoff

Amanda Rykoff

Donor Relations Manager


Megan Koehler, LCSW

Megan Koehler, LCSW

Vice President of Mentoring Services
Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Match Support Coordinator
Marissa Ring

Marissa Ring

Program Manager
Leslee Komaiko

Leslee Komaiko

Mentoring Specialist
Ilana Blumsohn

Ilana Blumsohn

Mentoring Specialist
Diana Krause-Leemon

Diana Krause-Leemon

Mentoring Specialist & Event Coordinator
Devorah Servi

Devorah Servi

Mentoring Specialist & Events Coordinator


Kendra Singer

Kendra Singer

Teen Talk Program Director
Lauren Veillette

Lauren Veillette

Teen Talk App Training Coordinator


Carina Garcia

Carina Garcia

Director of College Access + Success
Zoe Gerowitz

Zoe Gerowitz

College Access + Success Program Coordinator



Simon Hansen

Simon Hansen

Camp Director
Ben Farris

Ben Farris

Assistant Camp Director
Christopher Bennett

Christopher Bennett

Hospitality and Facilities Director
Alfred Aguilar

Alfred Aguilar

Executive Chef
Javier Cervantes

Javier Cervantes

Camp Program Director
Davina Valenzuela

Davina Valenzuela

Program Counselor
Sofia Varona

Sofia Varona

Registration and Outreach Manager
Guadalupe Muñoz Zaragoza

Guadalupe Muñoz Zaragoza

Registration and Outreach Associate
Lynn Duston

Lynn Duston

Facilities Coordinator
Brian Sapp

Brian Sapp

Facilities Technician
Elvis Torres

Elvis Torres

Facilities Team Member

JBBBSLA Inclusion Statement
JBBBSLA actively acknowledges and embraces the richness and full spectrum of the community. It is our commitment to create an environment where all voices will be heard and treated with respect. These standards are expected of our leadership, staff, and volunteers as JBBBSLA builds its diverse constituency with full acceptance, irrespective of gender, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, level of Jewish observance, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation.

We recognize that the diversity of the community we serve must be reflected in every aspect of our organization for JBBBSLA and Camp Bob Waldorf to have the greatest impact. Our commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion is vital to our mission and is essential for our success.




Department: Youth Mentoring
Status: Full-time (38-hour work week)
Non-Exempt Professional, Union Employee, Classification 6A
Agency location: Los Angeles
Working location: Based in Los Angeles – combination of remote and office-based

Job Summary
The Mentoring & Enrollment Specialist (MES) plays a crucial role in the Youth Mentoring department. This position involves enrollment, matching, and match support functions, offering the employee diversity and opportunities for team collaboration and support. The MES coordinates family and volunteer inquiries, conducts orientations and interviews, ensures compliance with screening requirements. They also maintain a partial caseload of matches, ensuring child safety, positive impact, and strong affiliation with the agency. All processes and communication are documented in our workflow/database and delivered with exceptional customer service.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

– Respond to inquiries, pre-screen, and provide next steps
– Conduct orientations and informational sessions for prospective volunteers and families
– Coordinate volunteer background/screening requirements
– Conduct interviews, assess for eligibility, and provide written assessments and recommendations
– Monitor and document enrollment progress
– Provide external referrals and resources when appropriate
– Provide enrollment data/reports as requested

– Propose safe and appropriate match relationships based on pool of volunteers and children
– Maintain contact with waiting constituents to prioritize matches effectively
– Process pending matches efficiently and conduct pre-match meetings
– Ensure smooth transition to match support stage

Match Support
– Support and coach volunteers, youth and parents/guardians via match support contacts and provide comprehensive written summaries
– Address potential problems/barriers promptly
-Promote agency engagement
-Facilitate healthy match closure processes and evaluate for re-match potential

Skills and Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or communications preferred
-1-2 years of experience working with children/youth in social services or customer service
– Relationship management experience with youth and/or adult populations
-Well-developed active listening skills with high-level customer service in all areas of responsibility
– Highly collaborative work style with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office
– Reliable transportation and willingness to travel as needed
– Flexible availability for evenings and weekends if required

Benefits Package
JBBBSLA offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary range ($25-28/hour) along with:
• Generous paid Vacation & Personal Days, + Paid Sick Leave
• Paid Federal & Jewish holidays (avg. 13-19 paid holidays per year)
• Short Fridays – in observance of Shabbat we close at 3:00PM on Fridays, year-round
• Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance with Employer paying considerable portion of premiums
• Employee Assistance Program
• Calm Premium membership (Employee plus 5 others)
• Legal and Identity Support Insurance
• Pet Insurance
• Paid Long Term Disability Insurance (after 1 year)
• 5% 403b Retirement plan (after 1 year)
• Flexible Spending Account / Health Savings Account
In addition to the above, we also provide a vibrant, engaging workplace where passion meets purpose, with a spirited team committed to making a difference.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to hr@jbbbsla.org with “MES Application” in the subject line. No calls, please.




Status: Full-time (38-hour work week)
Non-Exempt Professional, Union Employee
Agency location: Based in Los Angeles
Working location: Based in Los Angeles office M-Th/Fri remote

Accounting Summary

Assist CFO (Chief Financial Officer) approximately 19 hours per week in maintaining accurate and reliable financial information by performing a variety of accounting support functions, disperses payment, reconciles vendor accounts, and prepares reports of accounting transactions; and performs related duties as assigned. Opportunity for growth into Controller role for the right individual.

Essential Accounting Responsibilities:

  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to uploading to the Accounts Payable (AP) system.
  • Correctly codes invoices and processes through to payment approval stage
  • Access various AP websites to download invoices for processing.
  • Process check requests in Accounting Software.
  • Audit and process credit card bills.
  • Prepares, processes, and verifies bank deposits, journal entries and accounting reports.
  • 1099 maintenance
  • Respond to all vendor inquiries.
  • Reconcile vendor statements, research, and correct discrepancies.
  • Process customer invoices and receipts in QuickBooks and follow up on overdue invoices.
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately.
  • Assist with other projects as needed.
  • Collect daily mail; sort mail, scan and/or deliver to appropriate department.
  • Scan, copy, deposit and process all checks received.
  • Collect invoices, scan, and distribute for payment approval.

Administrative Summary:

Provides ongoing administrative support to the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) approximately 19 hours per week. This job requires exceptional organizational skills to manage multiple responsibilities, strong verbal communication skills, and acute attention to detail.

Essential Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Create All-Hands Meeting agenda monthly and collect program updates from staff.
  • Create, manage and distribute bi-weekly Managers Meeting agenda.
  • Support for semi-monthly Board Meetings; create agenda, collect other materials, attend and take minutes, save all documents in PDF form for distribution to board members.
  • Confirm CEO meetings daily and help schedule follow up meetings.
  • Create email communications for board communication, committee and other group emails as assigned.
  • Schedule committee and board meetings as assigned.
  • Work with program staff to bring tasks to the attention of the CEO.
  • Assist in managing CEO daily schedule and calendar.
  • Assist CEO with filing and to-do list organization.
  • Maintain laptop/equipment inventory; order new laptops as assigned by the CEO.
  • Answer phones for agency main line daily.
  • Order office supplies, snacks, and other materials as needed
  • Update the staff contact list as new staff are hired or leave and send to DOO.
  • Maintain parking and door fob inventory as needed.
  • Organize and send out monthly e-birthday, anniversary and other cards to staff.
  • Ensure kitchen and break areas are maintained and supplied daily.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or 4-8 years bookkeeping experience
  • Minimum of 4-8 years of accounting experience, preferably using QuickBooks online
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience as an administrative assistant or other support role.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Knowledge of Beanworks AP system preferred but willing to train.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills.
  • Positive attitude for interaction with donors, board members and volunteers.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Personal commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
  • Willingness to perform other duties as assigned.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Benefits Package:

JBBBSLA offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary range commensurate with experience. Generous paid vacation and sick leave plus three additional personal days; Paid federal and all no work Jewish holidays (avg. 13-19 paid holidays per year.) Employer-paid benefits include 5% 403b retirement plan (after one year), paid vision and dental insurance with options to upgrade plan; paid life insurance of 2.5 times salary (after one year); paid long-term disability insurance (after 60 days); paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Other benefits include a generous portion of employee’s medical premium paid, voluntary 403b retirement plan, voluntary Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Pet Insurance discounts, Legal and ID insurance discounts and opportunities for learning and professional development.

We close early on Fridays in observance of Shabbat creating a 38-hour work week. We enjoy a fun office environment and a fantastic team of people dedicated to the meaningful work we do.

Pay: $30.00 – $35.00 per hour DOE

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to (jobs@jbbbsla.org), and please enter Accounting and Administrative Assistant in the SUBJECT line. No phone calls, please.

Financial Reports

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles takes great pride in its financial stewardship as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Tax ID #95-1691009.

Click below to view our recent financial reports:

The Foundation For Camp Bob Waldorf

The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf was established in 1962 to provide ongoing operational funding for Camp Bob Waldorf. Thanks in part to The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, more than 60,000 underserved children have attended our camp and its existence ensures that the camp will remain open for many generations to come.

The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf is a California 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 95-6127224) that operates as a restricted endowment fund. The Board approves monthly allocations to cover camp operating expenses, and also raises money to fund camp programs.

For more information on The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, please contact Aly Graiwer at development@jbbbsla.org or (323) 456-1151.

“Camp Bob Waldorf changed my life when I was 8 and 9 years old and had no idea what direction my life would take. The Foundation ensures that the camp is here for kids like me forever!”

Sandy Sigal, JBBBSLA Board President, VP of the Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, and former camper


JBBBSLA is proud to share information about our programs and our people through an annual Impact Report and a quarterly “Snapshot.”